Writing a better year

The single orange rose is from a full bouquet of them I got for Valentine's Day. Z knows I'm not fond of red roses. In fact, I like any color except red for roses. Coral/orange, light purple and peach ones are my favorite. I've been writing a lot more to help de-stress and as I…

Thank you…denim shirt

It was the mid 2000s and suddenly a type of button-down shirt made tsunamis across the fashion world: chambray. Chambray is the classic denim looking shirt that's softer and was at the time oh-so-chic. Ever fashion blogger I was following back then fawned over this and that brand's chambray shirts and when they got their…

When his become mine

Z admits he's a hoarder. He's not reality TV show bad, but there have been many times when we've been looking for something and come across items that he received as gifts or bought that are still in their original packaging and he goes, "Oh yeah...." We clash quite a bit on whether or not…

Saying no – most of the time

It's almost February and I thought I'd do a spending recap for this month. Clothing: $90 - Everlane skinny jeans and Everlane long sleeve tee. Amazon: $54.06 - Jane Iredale lip stain in pink and eye lash extender mascara. Apple: $46.62 - Game app (my unhealthy relationship with Animal Crossing Pocket Camp has been affecting…

Winter hardships

This is the time of year when greenery is rare (except indoors) and warmth is fleeting. Since I'm not taking any outfit photos I chose a few I took last March at Longwood Gardens to cheer up this post. They are more or less visual breaks in an otherwise completely random post of thoughts. I've…

Year of the house

This is my new desk. For the time being I'm using an extra dining room table chair since the ottoman I was using before was too short. I actually like the dining room chair since it forces me to correct my posture. I know most computer chairs are ergonomic to help posture in general, but…

The need for nothing

Happy New Year. Winter is here and so is my Busy Season. I think this is the first year in a long time that I did not get one single item of clothing for Christmas or purchase clothing between Christmas and New Year's. That's not a bad thing. After the failed ban last year and…

Hits and Misses

Considering I started off 2019 with a shopping ban, I ended up purchasing a lot of items when I broke the ban and let the flood gates open to buying whatever the hell I wanted. Granted, I did have very specific things in mind and ironically those things ended up only being "meh" for the…

Itching for something different

The end of the year brings tension, excitement and expectations of something "different" about to happen. Resolutions come to mind. Will new goals penned down stick? Lately I've been rewatching some old anime shows and reminding myself of how much I learn from the characters. Honestly, it doesn't matter if it's anime, a tv show…

Upgrades

Lately a theme of upgrades permeates my life. My flight to Miami this week was upgraded to first class on a large plane. I had a seat that nearly lay completely flat. After two glasses of merlot with dinner I laid down and slept. It was the best beginning to a business trip ever. I…