Everything changes

I'm on a light color and monochrome kick. A dress! This is the only dress I own right now. I just got it from Knock Knock Linen (after nearly two months). It's heavy weight linen so it's got a nice heft to it that makes me feel grounded and safe in it. The pockets are…

Clothes without a job

As I was getting ready for work one day I thought: what if I didn't have this job? How would I dress? If I didn't have to work would I still have the same clothes in my closet? Would I have as many? Considering people associate themselves with their lines of work or what they…

A Sunday

Random thoughts interspersed with random photos I've taken. Yesterday Z and I went to a friend's pool party. She has it every year - going for 5 years now. It's a birthday pool party for her (she and Z were born on the same day so she'll say happy birthday to him when everyone else…

Lots of linen

All three tops are made with linen to some degree. The first two are from Etsy shops with medium weight linen. The last one is a cotton/linen blend cardigan and light enough to wear on 80-something degree days without getting too warm. The first top (green) is my second item from Knock Knock Linen and…

Thank you…GTNP tee shirt

This bamboo and cotton blend shirt was bought from the Grand Teton Visitor Center in 2010. Proceeds from all purchases in national park visitor centers go towards upkeep and maintenance of the parks. There were many colors of the shirt and I wanted to get the red and orange ones as well, but this strange…

A Saturday

The summer heat is draining. The front flower beds look post-apocalyptic from overgrown weeds. Yet I refuse to go out in the hot and humid weather to pull them. I've never liked hot weather and retreat into dark and cool corners. I've started collecting sweaters and socks for cooler weather. Finalizing my "wants" list for…

Death cleaning

The last photo is of my new Chimala jeans. I got some longer length ones I thought would be good for cooler weather. However, I wasn't expecting them to be so wide-legged. I can't return them (final sale) but I'm wavering between getting them hemmed in tighter to a straight-leg cut and getting the length…

Days with no meaning

The last photo shows my mood of this week: NOPE. It's been insanity at work. Days are blurring together as nothing but work and deadlines and projects seem to crowd my view. We just hired someone to help me, but the extra time it takes to get her up to speed is only doubling the…

Thank you…straw hat

I bought this straw hat from the Ahwanhee Hotel (now called Majestic Yosemite Hotel) gift shop in Yosemite National Park in 2012. It has become a staple for any vacations to sunny places or for wearing in the summer while running errands. Although the straw part of it may be itchy, the cotton adjustable band…

Headless to blur

When I take photos, I usually crop the head off. I'm wondering if maybe seeing my hair will help me assess the outfit better because one's hairstyle can affect the way an outfit looks. I noticed that recently with the pinterest photos of outfits I've been liking a lot. So maybe I'll do a face…