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…

Calm, but not ready to go back to work yet

Z and I returned from Florida today. Tomorrow we go back to work. Neither of us is looking forward to it. We came home to a musty house, so I've gone around doing light cleaning, checking my plants, and lighting soft scented candles. Even though our trip was short, we did get everything out of…

New old things

This has become my token summer Friday outfit. I tend to always wear this shirt and now these jeans on Fridays. A uniform! Usually I wear my Vans with this outfit and I did today while in the office because the AC was pumping. I left work early and put on the sandals when I…

Outfit army

This week has been rough and it's only Tuesday. It all started Sunday night when my stomach decided it didn't like food anymore. For the past 48 hours I've lived off saltines, plain oatmeal and water. Any time I've tried eating anything else my stomach started flipping tables: NOPE! Yesterday I was so drained I…

Hot weather = lethargy

It would seem I've been wearing my linen pants a lot lately. That makes sense since it's been getting oppressively hot out. I'm also getting to the None Fucks Given mode of dressing due to the heat as well. I'm not the only one though. Lots of people are getting much more casual and wearing…

Burnt out or….

This past week I had another whirlwind conference outing. I wasn't there for the whole event, but getting up at 4:30 am for a 48 hour marathon of flights, booth assembly, several mini-client meetings, a huge dinner event and then another huge lunch event were quite enough to knock me out. When I got back…