A new challenge

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At the onset of each new year, we set out with fresh, positive vigor to be better people, have richer lives, look more fly and outdo whatever success we met the year prior. I, for one, puffed up my chest at the onset of 2013, and vowed to have the best year ever.

Sometimes the universe has different plans, and on March 1, I came in to work (in a very cute, second handed outfit, I might add) and  was told I was being laid off, effective immediately. Jerks.

The shock has now worn off and I’m starting to kind of like this idea of unemployment. Its time to figure out what I really want to do, who I really want to be and spend time doing things that really make me happy. And, while I’m at it, those things I set out to do at the beginning of 2013. Continue reading

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Taking time to reflect

Photography by Caitlin McCarrick

Fashion, just like all forms of creativity, allows us to express ourselves. On any given day, you can be anyone you want to be. Today’s outfit is a far cry from my the 60’s housewife that last graced you with her presence, wearing the top half to this set I got at the Long Beach Antique Market. That outfit, photography and post perfectly embodied how I felt that day: sassy, confident, sexy and empowered.

As such, today’s post tells the story of how I feel: reflective, pensive, and as The Head and the Heart would say, lost in my mind. Continue reading

Playing Dress Up: Real Housewife of OC, 1960’s edition

Photography by Caitlin McCarrick

If I had a time machine, I’d go back to the 1960’s. And the 70’s. Maybe the 50’s too, at least for a little. And let’s be honest, we all know why I’m going: I want to check out the fashions. Thankfully, my closet provides me the next best thing. Continue reading

Second Hand Saturday: Dee-Lux $1 Sale

For a lover of acquiring “stuff” like myself, there are few things better than a $1 sale. The potential gain of a gem far outweighs any financial risks- if you buy a dud (or three), you go without Starbucks for a day. If you happen to find a mint condition Diesel dress, your day is made, your wallet grateful and your closet positively giddy. Continue reading