bad cats

If you’re a cat owner (rather, if you are owned by a cat), then you’ll know what I mean when I say that it’s nigh on impossible to get much done around the house if the cat is in an attention-seeking mood. All bets are off: you’d better drop everything to give the cat some pets or they will log your having ignored them and be back with a vengeance...

why ‘The Stylish Disaster’?

When I tell people what my blog URLΒ is,Β it usually gets a good-natured chortle, and that was kind of the point: style and snark, all in one title. Imma get real with y’all for a sec, if you’ll allow me. The Stylish Disaster, to me, is such a fitting moniker because I feel like a total disaster probably 75 percent of the time. The other 25 percent is largely driven by...

a blogger promise

As a somewhat involved blogger out there in the blogosphere/Instagram world, I work to put out content that I believe in and that I think you guys will enjoy as well. I don’t ever buy clothes for the express purpose of taking photos and blogging/Instagramming it: I have a full-time job that doesn’t involve blogging, and I only buy and wear things that fit into my actual life. I also...

breaking down ‘Texas style’

What is ‘Texas style’? Is it defined by any one look or article of clothing? I’m genuinely curious about this: to me, ‘Texas style’ in sartorial terms can connote many different things. When I Googled ‘what is Texas style’ all of the top links returned were about barbecue, so that wasn’t exactly helpful, though it did make me hungry. (Thanks, Google.) A search for ‘Texas-style clothing’ only returns western wear,...

fitting room follies: Topshop edition

Hey, friends! October is flying right on by, but you’d never know it in Austin because it’s still 90 degrees outside. In an effort to get into the fall spirit (and because I got paid on Thursday and was high on that temporary ‘I’m rich, beeyaaaatch!’ feeling before all my money goes to bills and adult-ish shite), I made a pit stop at Nordstrom to peruse the racks for some...