Friday, April 30, 2021

All the Frills: Eleanor's Bedroom Refresh

Eleanor has graduated to a big kid bed so I used the purchase of this new furniture to give her room a little refresh (I’m particularly proud of her silver star curtains and my little flowerpot and ostrich feather concoction. And I was able to get some photos before she demanded that we get her Paw Patrol bedding and put that on...

Weekend Reading:

  • Okay, I’ve been to hundreds of yard sales in the New Haven area. How come this never happened to me? 

  • This is an amazing set of reflections on the amazingly talented and barrier-breaking Misty Copeland

  • I mean, of course the US tax code is riddled with racial inequities

  • This interview with a realtor who has a very strange property to sell is quite amusing. 

  • This is an amazing photography project that charts women’s friendships over an extended period.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Great Headband Experiment

Trying out a headband. This is where I’m at in my life, and in the pandemic, a place of headband experimentation. I guess there are worse places I could be…
leggings: Old Navy / headband: H&M / shoes: Aldo / jacket: Century 21 / shirt: ASOS 

Feature: I recently did an online bystander intervention training session with Hollaback! and I really, really recommend their offerings!

Monday, April 12, 2021

How Is It Winter Again?

We had a freak resurgence of winter recently (it snowed, temperatures dipped below freezing, and there was a several day streak of insanely blustery winds) and I was forced to pull out my heavier sweaters and boots (you know, for that glorious 15 minutes of the day that I actually spend outside of my house, seemingly chained to my home office).
dress: Zara / cardigan: ASOS / leggings: Old Navy / boots: Target / necklace: Saks Off 5th Feature: This is a great read about how we can shift perceptions around Black-owned brands being "only for Black people."

Monday, April 5, 2021

Ode to the Real Housewives of New Jersey

Just another morning, standing in front of my garage door before driving Eleanor to her day home, looking like a reject from the Real Housewives of New Jersey cast (no, that’s not accurate as they would never wear such sensible shoes).
shirt: Vince Camuto / jacket: Simons / pants: RW and Co / shoes: Aldo / necklace: Simons 

Feature: I’m excited to start this course, designed to be an eye-opener and a call to action for those who seek to be allies to Black women, in my downtime.