slutoween

There are some things in life to which I have deep philosophical objections. Paying for parking is one. Dipping pizza crust in ranch dressing is another. But one thing that really irks me (and it seems lately I may not be alone here) is this pervasive notion that women’s Halloween costumes should always be provocative and revealing. “Sexy” now precedes every costume possibility available: there are the classics (sexy nurse;...

*hangs head in shame*

Confession #1: I bought Jeggings. Confession #2: I love them. So, here’s the thing: I have fought this trend for years now, and I am just now coming around to the idea that I can (or should) participate in this one. Leggings in general get some bad press, largely because their use has been overused and downright abused by people who wear them because they’re widely available, and, nowadays, accepted...

Seattle scoop

There is just so much to love about this city: nonstop events, places to eat, things to see… I can’t ever seem to cram everything on my “things to see/eat/buy” list into a Saturday/Sunday. This week, my list just got longer with the announcement of some ah-MAY-zing events in fashion (and other awesome fashion-adjacent things) coming to town this month: Jessie Oleson, aka CakeSpy, is having a book launch at...

dressing up, dressing down

I love to wear dresses. I love them so much, in fact, that I’ve been called out on it by multiple people from both the personal and professional sides of my life: “You only wear dresses!” and “I never see you wear pants except on jeans day!” are accusations I’ve heard several times, and, to be honest, am more than comfortable with that as my signature. Last week, I even...

a Nordic weekend

Sometimes, I miss being a student. I love learning in general, but anything that is fashion or design-adjacent I find particularly compelling. Fortunately for me, the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard hosted the first-ever Nordic Fashion Symposium this past Friday and Saturday, and my hunger for sartorial knowledge was sated. The weekend event brought designers, guest speakers, and artists from all over the world: for two days, I heard so...