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Gray days

Vintage blouse, H&M top, BDG jeans, handcrafted clutch, Sigerson Morrison booties Returning from tropical paradise to gray skies and ice storms has me all discombobulated, and I'm feeling as gray as the stone cold skies. It's crazy how much the weather affects my mood--does that happen to anyone else?...

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Philippines Photo Diary

Near the end of January, FriendBoy and I took a trip to the Philippines for a friend's wedding and a much-needed respite from the cold weather. Snacks On a Plane. Sorry, I couldn't resist. After a looong trip from Cincinnati (including a "hidden" re-fueling stop in Japan), we landed in Manila a full day and a half after we left. Thanks, International Date Line. We met up with the two other couples on the...

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One bag

10 days ago, I left for a trip to the Philippines thinking I could use my phone's handy-dandy WordPress app to blog from anywhere in the world! WRONG. It turns out that developing island provinces are NOT flush with wi-fi hotspots. Who knew? Anywho, I'm back now! I'll post some pictures when I'm able to stay awake for more than 5 minutes at a time, but I did want to point out this miraculous feat...

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Indie Newsstand: Pure & Papercut

I'm a big fan of independent publications, so when I come across magazines I enjoy, I like to share! Right now, I'm reading Pure and Papercut. Pure is created in Portugal and available online (free, baby!) as a downloadable PDF. Fine, I don't actually read it since my knowledge of Portuguese is limited to Teena Marie songs (RIP Lady Tee), but it's fun to look at the pictures and see what they're up to on...

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Blue (and gray) period

Continuing my fixation on layering sweaters, I decided to go in a slightly different direction and integrate the holey/raggedy jeans I stole borrowed stole from FriendBoy. I thought it would be Ricky Gervais-clever to use the ties on the wrap sweater to hold up the jeans. I realized it wasn't such a stellar idea when I had to get unwrapped go to the bathroom. Live and learn! H&M cardigan, Victoria's Secret wrap sweater, Anthropologie top,...

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How to: Wear socks + heels

Sometimes, styles that were once seen as fashion DEATH become socially acceptable and are canonized as part of the style lexicon. Remember when wearing heels with jeans was a no-no back in, like, 1997? Socks and heels were long seen as anathema to the fashion community, conjuring up images of fetish-y babydoll wear most often seen on "glamour models" in Frederick's of Hollywood catalogs, but the look has gained acceptance...

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