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Dessert Rose

Since the weather seems to have taken an unexpected yet completely typical turn (high 70's in October? In Cincinnati? Of course!), I decided to celebrate the last of the warm-weather days with a pastel palette. These colors never fail to remind me of ice cream. Tucker blouse, Grey Ant jeans, no-name bag (seriously, there's nary a label or imprint on the thing). Have a great weekend! PS: Ooh, just noticed the new site for...

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Queens of Kings Island

So, last Saturday was the day I look forward to all summer long: Dividend Day at Kings Island. Beautiful weather, roller coasters, and all the deep-fried food fit to eat!I love roller coasters and always have, thanks to my mother--who was also my partner in crime on this trip.  I have never understood the people who go to amusement parks just to "walk around." WTF is the point of that? Somebody, please explain.Oh, and the...

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‘Cause I’m a lay-dy

Every now and then, I feel like a proper lady--you know, the type of woman for whom vacuuming while wearing heels and a pointy bra is an everyday occurrence.I don't have a bullet bra (gotta work on that), but I felt like a tight sweater and full skirt worn with pointy heels would be adequate, especially when paired with a headscarf and pompadour-ian Janelle Monae/Shingai Shoniwa-inspired updo.Note that the sweater is cropped. I bought it...

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Empire state of mine

So, I returned from New York earrrrrly yesterday morning after a pretty fabulous trip. Here's how it went down: Getting thereI have a very complex packing method, which is to say that my technique involves throwing a bunch of stuff I think I might want to wear on the bed and trying to create outfits out of the jumble. This is a very slow, complicated operation that usually lasts for about 45 minutes before I...

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My DIY photography lightbox

After doing research for the product photography how-to post over at StyleSampleMag.com, I decided to try my hand at building my own bootleg lightbox. It was pretty simple, and I had most of what I needed just laying around the house: 1. Find a box. Cut holes in it. I used scissors (an X-acto knife probably would have worked better) to cut out opposite sides of an old shipping box and a smaller "flip...

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