Month: April 2015

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Last night, I went to a reading (up in York, PA, since I missed him in Baltimore) by perhaps my favorite author, the unbelievably funny David Sedaris (see here for some of his work if you’re unfamiliar). I stayed after to get him to sign some books, and discuss with him his outfit choice: a white button down and culottes. Since I’m such a crazy huge fan, and since he inscribed “Culottes are where it’s at” in one of my books, I figured I’d trust him on it and see what I could find on the forsaken style.

And, a little surprised, I found this article from Vogue hailing denim culottes as one of spring’s biggest trends, and this one oohing over Olivia Palermo sporting them. And then, I found these shiny pink ones from H&M, and I haven’t been able to stop dreaming of them paired with clunky sandals (say, Birkenstocks) and a slouchy white tee. They’re like a  retro midi skirt (which, I get, is already kind of retro), plus they’re loose and breezy. What could be more perfect for spring? (Just look at this cut-out pair!)

So thank you, Mr. Sedaris, for being a trendsetter. That, and giving me a small bar of soap.

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Checking In

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Apologies for the radio silence. It occurred to me that I didn’t post for the entirety of March. I promise you, though, that I have lots of good reasons – but I won’t drag you through those. To make a long story (or, rather, series of stories) short, March kicked my butt. I attribute it to the time of the year, partially because the weather still generally sucks in Baltimore, and there aren’t any holidays to break up the routine. I faced crippling piles of work (what else is new), some totally packed weekends, and, of course, (inevitable) stupidness in my personal life.

I’ve probably said it on here before, but the end of winter, February-March time of year is always rough for me. In years past, it was usually just stupid teenage drama and me making bad choices, but now it’s becoming a time of significant, personal change (for no apparent reason). I always emerge from it knowing myself a little better – but I think that’s what bothers me the most, that I still don’t totally know myself. I’ve become less averse to change over time, but going through it without my meaning to is always a little jarring. I also had a bout of depression, a recurring problem I thought I’d finally dropped, so I’ve barely been functioning up until yesterday.

So naturally, I talked to my mom, and what she was the same thing as this quote, which I ran across in this cookbook, of all places. I love it, and I’m taking it to heart: I’m making changes, probably the biggest of them being becoming a vegetarian. I went cold turkey (or cold tofurkey, as the case may be. Ha.) this week, and my favorite farmer’s market is opening back up this weekend, which will undoubtedly make the transition easier. I’m on vacation for a while now, so I’m looking forward to spending time outside, blogging more, relaxing, and heading up north for a few days (I’ll be hitting Boston, so be sure to follow me on Instagram!). Spring is indeed a time of renewal, and I plan to take advantage of it (God, sorry for trite that was).

So there you have it, my little cathartic release of thoughts, which aren’t really relevant but I felt like sharing anyway. I look forward to talking to you all in the weeks to come!

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