Fashion: In the Sunlight

These American Apparel riding pants are my favorite because when I wear them to dinner they stretch very comfortably. I wore these on Fat Tuesday to celebrate gluttony at one of my favorite places, the Bronx Alehouse. They afforded lots of stretch to accommodate fried food and beer, plus they’re also cute and extremely versatile. My favorite thing to wear is probably a good pair of stretchy black pants. Who needs jeans? Not I. I wore them with a simple and artfully wrinkled (artfully because I didn’t iron it) white blouse. Also pictured are my favorite shoes, by Jeffrey Campbell.

I’m currently growing out my temperamental bangs, and they’re not going down without a fight. Check back in three months when my hair looks good again.  IMG_4626 IMG_4628 IMG_4646 IMG_4648

shirt from my sister’s closet, pants from American Apparel, shoes from Jeffrey Campbell, feather necklace from Aldo

Pull out from the depths those thoughts that you do not understand, and spread them out in the sunlight and know the meaning of them. — E.M. Forster, A Room With a View 

fashion: Lily Bart

I love when literature and fashion make friends; for example, this blouse from Modcloth named after the main character in Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth–the “Lily Bart Blouse.” I read The House of Mirth in high school, but I think I’m definitely due for a re-read. In the meantime, I’ll wear pretty things:

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My Christmas Lit & Fashion Haul

As you can probably expect, I got plenty of clothes, shoes, jewelry, and books for Christmas. Not too shabby:


I love the print on this skater skirt, and the slight steampunk vibe of the statement necklace.


Gilmore Girls on DVD, and some great books I’ve been salivating for: The Lowland, The Valkyries, The Alchemist, Neverwhere, Bellman & Black, and The Moonstone. January will be a month filled with great reads, so stay tuned!


shoes from ModCloth and Jeffrey Campbell! Evangelina mesh booties, Flair-y Tale Boots, and Haute on Your Heels Booties

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And the coat from Modcloth I was waxing poetic about just a few short weeks ago…


Haul ^ I’m ready for a long, cold winter filled with reading by the fire, plenty of scarves and boots, and some great hot chocolate!