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hard twist

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dress: ASOS (sold out, similar here or here) / Boots: rag & bone
Purse: Pop & Suki / Earrings: J.Crew (love these)

Hi all! A bit of a throwback to when I was in Toronto over the holidays. We stayed at this ultra-cool hotel, The Gladstone, which also functions as an art gallery. Because of course. The exhibition on our floor, "Hard Twist," was all about sewing and embroidery - which is definitely making a comeback from a feminized laborer's chore to an unexpected way of making social, cultural, gender, and political statements. Or just things that look cool. Or maybe a combo of both - just look at those two embroidered Justins up there!

Anyway, hope you all are having an easy start to the week. I'm crazy busy but somehow managing to keep calm...we'll see how long that lasts!

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weekly notes, vol. 11

Friday, January 13, 2017

  • Look of the Week: How ridiculously happy yet totally simple is Natalie's outfit? Those bright red pants are giving me cheery inspiration for the new year!
  • What I'm Reading: My mom picked our next book club read, Hillbilly Elegy. I haven't gotten into it yet, but I've heard great things and it seems like it would pair well with our previous book that dealt with rural poverty, My Name is Lucy Barton.
  • What I'm Watching: I just finished the Netflix series, The OA. It was mind-boggling and trippy, fascinating and bizarre, and I'm not sure how I feel about the ending...

  • What I'm Wishlisting: My best friend is getting married soon, so I have myself a bridal shower to throw! It'll definitely be a more formal event, so I've been looking at some pretty party dresses for the occasion:
Hope you all have a great weekend!

home for the holidays

Monday, January 9, 2017

Coat: Zara (similar) / Sweater: Halogen (also love this one!) / Pants: LOFT
Boots: BeauCoop (similar) / Hat: Janessa Leone / Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Hi all! Is it post-holidays yet? I'm still on break for another week, so it's all holidays for me still!

If you remember, holiday time last year for me took place in London and Paris, and while that was fabulous, it's also always nice to be home for the holidays. Of course I couldn't pass up this Halogen sweater that reminds me of my home away from home.

Hope you all are staying warm! Thanks for stopping by.