ladies, all the ladies

I have a small collection of magazines that I’ve procured from different countries that I’ve kept for several years now. I picked up an Argentinian Elle Magazine that I’d bought in Buenos Aires last year to flip through, mostly for the Spanish practice, and opened it up to this page: I’d seen it before, but the stunning visual of it literally made me gasp. It reminded me of a couple...

grown-up clothes

As a young-at-heart-but-technically-middle-aged woman (35, whaaaat?!) with adult responsibilities, it still amazes me that I’m able to do and buy things I like for myself. I know that probably sounds ridiculous: you’re an adult, Liz, of course you can! You do what you want! But even now, well over a decade post-undergrad and into a career and a relationship and other stuff people associate with being an adult, it still...

hot links, git’cha hot links

Since I clearly can’t be relied upon to do much in terms of consistency with this blog, I figure I’ll just own that and move on and try to do a Links post without seeming like this is ever going to be a regular thing. Good? Good. (I’m nothing if not self-aware.) Now that THAT’S out of the way, how’s about a few hot linksΒ to kick off your Monday! (image...

how to pack for an extended trip abroad

Well, here I am: only a few days out from my departure to BogotΓ‘, Colombia, where I’ll be in teacher training for two weeks before heading off to Barranquilla through the end of the year. At this point, I am ready to go. It’s been months of planning, talking, and making sure logistical things are taken care of before I leave the country for several months, so it’s been a...

building a wardrobe

Prepping for Colombia these past few months has forced me to look at my closet in a different light. Because I’ve more or less been on shopping lockdown since I left my job in mid-March (with a few exceptions, e.g. the Argentina and Philadelphia trips), I’ve been looking at every little thing that enters and exits my closet much more carefully. I’ve also been going through items that I don’t...