35 Things I’ve Learned

Today I turned 35, which could be considered a milestone birthday in some ways. Depends on who you ask, I suppose. (Many women consider it to be, and if you’re not sure why that is, ask one and prepare for an earful!) I’m honestly quite happy to be spending it in a low-key, comfortable environment this year, and I don’t have really any negative feelings about turning another year older....

still pretty?

  It’s been awhile. I don’t think I’ve gone this long without posting anything since I started this blog in October of 2009. This post took me a long time to write: rather, I’d start it out one way, write a few sentences, immediately redact what I’d typed, agonize over it, and start again. These last few months have been an emotional rollercoaster and not exactly my favorite time in my...

the orange dress

See this dress? There’s nothing terribly ground-breaking about this piece at first glance, but it has a good story. This dress has seen some stuff, lived some life and been through countless laundry cycles to make it back into regular rotation. It’s a survivor. I bought this dress in March of 2008 at an H&M in Manhattan while on a trip to visit a college friend in Brooklyn. Despite its provenance...

coming home

After almost five weeks in Colombia, I came home. This was not the narrative I had planned for my little overseas dalliance. I was supposed to be in Colombia for over six months, set to return in mid-December. I thought I’d come back fulfilled, with perfect Spanish and tons of amazing stories and not even wanting to return home. Life had other plans, though, I suppose. First, let me say...

living the good life

dress: Native Youth via Vagabond Boutique shoes: Gibran bag: Hatton Henry  necklace: via Workshop Underground photos by Chelsea Laine Francis This outfit is an amalgam of pieces from various trips and getaways. The shoes were a souvenir from my recent trip to Argentina, the dress and necklace came back with me from Philadelphia, and the bag is a favorite that I picked up at a maker’s fair in Austin this past...