Whooooo am I?

My DIY owl costume I spent pretty much all week sewing by hand (it's definitely time for a sewing machine...).  Happy Halloween!

when life gets you down

Rinksters are experiencing some unfortunate events. But I just got this nice reminder:

 "At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may, in fact, be the first steps of a journey."

For us, this will be a journey of change and adapting.


The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. 
- Walter Bagehot


Happy weekend

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What are you up to this weekend? I'll be going home, where a cookie-off and some shopping with my Mom will ensue.

Have a great one!


Fall uniform

Schoolboy blazer: H&M  Chambray shirt: Target  Pants: H&M  Boots: Target  Scarf: H&M  Bag: Dooney and Bourke
What I've been living in lately. Favorite blazer ever, favorite tote bag ever, and new favorite boots ever.


mini break

I had the most wonderful extra-long weekend in Minneapolis spending time with my love, seeing old friends & meeting new friends, and enjoying the tastes of fall. Counting the days until I get to go back (16 to be exact). Now back to work...


To tulip? Or Not to tulip?

Lately, I've caught a serious diseases.  The online shopping plague.  It's a big problem.  That's not what we're here to discuss today though.... today, it is tulip-back tops.  They have been increasing in popularity- they are being modeled by some of the top fashion blogs and sold by some of the trendiest shops.


It's a unique, new idea.  Having two draping panels, connected by the collar seam of the shirt.  It's innocent in its boxy silhouette, especially from the front, but just sexy enough in the back, showing off some skin.  Dare I say these shirts are the new definition of "business in the front, party in the back?"



So, what's the consensus? Are tulip-back tops the new "it" trend? The trouble is, how exactly do you wear them? It's a convenient and sweet part of a dress, as shown above.  As a top, it's a no-brainer to put it together with mid-rise cigarette pants, colored if possible.  When do you wear this cute new design? Definitely not an office or classroom appropriate style.  A bit too chilly as we get into the fall months... how can we best model this fun fashion?



Project New Apartment: Living Room Inspiration

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I really love the chevron rug, light couches, and dark walls in this image. I most likely won't have a fireplace, but the balance here is great.


Fresh Start

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After I finish up my degree in Michigan, I will be moving out to the warm, happy climate of... Minnesota. I have a feeling I will never escape the Midwestern climate. But seasons are worth it.
A fresh start means one major thing to me - a new apartment. I'm looking for apartment inspiration, but I have no idea what I want at this point (except for the dining room, but chances are I won't have one). I'll be posting things I love, trying to get a sense of the aesthetic I should go for. Any ideas?