NYU’s tapered pants and vested shirt are two separate pieces available at Xiasumi School. The top has a HUD allowing you to choose between six colors for the shirt. The pants come in two versions, one to wear with this vested top and the other to wear with other items. They come in several colors. I chose to wear black with the pinstripe, instead of matching exactly.
I do not worry very much. Worry does not prevent mishaps or change outcomes; at least not for the better. It can only make things worse, distracting us from getting things done, making our minds race with one fret after another. The heroic Corrie Ten Boom had this to say about worry, “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it robs today of its strength.” Continue reading →
When I’m nervous I talk too much. I become verbose, searching for non-offensive words especially when I fear confrontation might erupt but I still feel a need to communicate on a subject. I’m trying to be less so but it’s difficult especially WHEN the nerves take over and I can’t even remember what I was trying to say half the time, given the amount of words I have spewed. Continue reading →
It’s a great testament to how important it can be to include your blog or FLICKR link in your group notices, this washtub prop is. I review notices on my phone, and saw this and made note to pick up to when I logged in. Despite having been gone a week and being capped all my notices still go to my email so I can still see what came out while I was gone. Perfect! I also picked up another decor item while I was there so double whammy for the creator at Shutter Field. Continue reading →
My senior year I was chosen as the class nonconformist. That made sense as I was politically active and that’s never the conformist way to be. I was also the only person to graduate without taking biology. I had fought the school requirement all the way to the state high school accreditation board – arguing I merely had to take any science of my choice and did not have to take a biology class. Instead I took physics. I really did not want to dissect anything. A couple classmates, a couple that would often disappear into closets for a kiss or two or three, were named the Sly Lurkers of the Underbrush. That cracked me up. I had never heard the phrase before or since, but it fit them somehow. I am not quite lurking in the underbrush at Eclectica, but I am lurking.
Of course, you can’t really lurk without being noticed when your dress is this chic and sporty, can you? The Filton dress from Hucci for Collabor88 has all sorts of sporty details such as the stripe on the sleeve and the inset on the skirt. It’s striking, modernist and minimalist with a huge helping of chic. Continue reading →
When my best friend and I moved into our first apartment together, our mutual grandparents donated various items to our new household. One of the BIG items was a lazy boy. I had never owned a lazy boy, as my mother deemed them horrible, “The sweatpants of seats.” Continue reading →
For me, ironing has always been a peaceful relaxing activity. I would set up the ironing board in the living room by the couch and have the unearned in a basket on one side and an empty basket on the other to place the newly ironed pieces. I would lower the ironing board so I could sit on the couch and watch something on television while I ironed and work away. It’s quiet, peaceful and easy to do, so ironing was a favorite chore.