a ‘moving’ experience

I was 14 years old when my father decided to move our family from Houston to Boise, Idaho. Already in the throes of angst-ridden teenage awfulness, for which I am still apologizing to my parents (again, I’m so sorry, Mom and Dad), I was angry and upset that we were suddenly uprooted and moved across the country to a place I’d never been and where I knew no one. Frustrated...

jumpsuit mania

I think it’s official: I have a onesie abuse problem. I’ve discovered my signature piece of clothing, and now it’s gotten maybe just a tad out of control. I now own six five (post-publication edit: I returned the one I got from Free People; sadness) different onesies, all for different occasions. The Boy says I should create a capsule wardrobe with only the rompers, jumpsuits and related accessories I now...

graduated style

This weekend marked the graduation of a dear friend from Texas State University. The weather was blessedly cooperative, a complete shock given the near-constant rain the area has been experiencing lately. It was such a nice day for all involved and more than a little bit nostalgic for me. As The Boy and I drove south from Austin down to San Marcos for the commencement ceremony, in between checking out...

shoes and travel = sole food

WARNING: bad shoe puns throughout This past week I was in Boulder, Colorado for work and happened upon the most amazing shoe shop I’ve encountered in quite some time. It was the kind of place that makes you feel like whomever curated its contents is inside your head transcribing your tastes and style… fabulous and terrifying all at once as my credit card is now gasping for air. Anyway, I...

spring 2015 shoes

On a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom, I wandered aimlessly through the shoe department to inspect the hundreds of options for spring and summer that are out now. With somewhat of a goal in mind (new black sandals), I perused the displays and arrived at an unfortunate conclusion: there are no normal shoes anymore. From my perspective, there are two key issues that I have with shoes these days: 1)...