corporate style 101

Recently my dear friend Kamila accepted a job offer for a full-time office job after years of working from home as a freelance editor. It’s a very exciting time for her and also a big change as it’s been several years since she’s worked in an office environment. It also begs the question: How does one re-enter the world of “corporate style” after years of freedom to wear whatever, whenever?...

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...

think pink

A couple of weeks back, I was feeling antsy so I decided to head to the mall and burn off some steam. It had been months and months since I’d been to Barton Creek Mall (home of Austin’s only Nordstrom store) and I just wanted to get out, cruise around, and look at pretty things. It’s how I unwind sometimes: no purchase in mind (or even necessary): I like to...

*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...