Thursday, August 16, 2018

Resting Dork Face

I wish I didn’t have such a dorky and unfortunate expression on my face (unfortunately that seems to be my baseline) because I really love this dress and every time I try to get decent photos in it they just never seem to work out.

dress: Simons / boots: ASOS

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Summer Goth, Take Two

I’m still busting out my classic summer time goth garb, temperatures be damned! Such is my love of an all black outfit.

dress: H&M / cardigan: Pins and Needles / shoes: Aldo

Friday, August 10, 2018

All the Frills: Anne Boleyn

This is a little game I like to call “how many pictures of Anne Boleyn can one person have in their house?” Turns out a lot. Which is actually a bit of an accomplishment, considering how few decent portraits of my favourite of Henry VIII’s there actually are.

Weekend Reading:

  • My helpmeet and I never debated the issue of me taking his last name when we married (it was always understood I would keep mine and there would be no hyphenating, also was publishing articles and one day a book under my last name and didn’t want to abandon it) but we definitely talked a lot about Eleanor’s last name. His preference was for us to hyphenate it (but I put my foot down because eventually that ends up, a few generations down the line, in too much hyphenating for anyone’s good)). I personally wanted to make the statement of giving her my last name. It was important to me, both as a feminist gesture and because I’m the last person in my family with my name and it dies with me unless I pass it on (whereas my husband has two brothers), and because, let’s get real, I did the heavy lifting in pregnancy and birth. It meant a lot to me that give her my name. All that is a long-winded way of saying this article resonates with me, and is both very interesting and very frustrating.
  • The wildfire in Greece is so tragic.
  • I LOVE this artist’s work.
  • This opinion piece is brilliant. Why can’t we start judging mothers less? Seriously, it’s something I think a lot about.
  • I’m so excited for the new American Horror Story!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Day My Baby Almost Strangled Me

I am obsessed with this necklace that I found at my local Saks Off 5th for like $20. Unfortunately so is Eleanor and she has the grabbiest of grabby hands these days. And that’s the story of how, literally minutes after these photos were taken, my sweet and lovely child nearly strangled me to death. Let’s call it a learning moment.

Also, funny story, when I was wondering around Saks Off 5th, I several times approached a rack of something or other and starting looking at very items, intrigued. And like 4 times, after that initial inspection, I went to look at the tag to see the size and price and saw a label that read “Ivanka Trump.” My response, unplanned and knee jerk and uncensored, was to forcibly eject the garment from my hand and say audibly “ugh,” “gross, no,” and “fuck no.” It was visceral.

shirt: Joe Fresh / jacket: ASOS / necklace: Saks Off 5th

Monday, August 6, 2018

Photo Woes

It is seriously getting so hard to make it outside to actually take photos. I increasingly have to make due with a few photos snapped hurriedly in the morning before I leave for work because, when I get home, Eleanor is in full play time mode and simply won’t sit still long enough for us to venture outside for a few photos. It’ll have to do for now I suppose!

pants: RW and Co / top: H&M / blazer: Calvin Klein, thrifted via Value Village / necklace: Stella and Dot