Thursday, July 29, 2010


Top- Anthropologie (oooo on sale!)
Skirt- Feathers
Necklace- Therapy
Bullet cuff- East End Art Gallery
Shoes- Sofft (I know...totally grandma)

After seeing Coco Avant Chanel not too long ago, I've been seeing some version of her marinière striped top everywhere I look.  It's a bit preppier than I normally go, so I paired it with this vintage wrap skirt I found last summer. 

When I was 11 years old my family moved to the Philippines and lived in Cagayan for almost a year.  I had a skirt very similar to this that I think we found at a little gift shop.  I have a lot of fond memories of that time and I always think of those days when I wear this...riding horses on my uncle's farm, rollerskating in Cagayan, and of course the homemade paper dolls!

My cousin Gigie and I made little paper dolls from cardstock and then would find inspiration from magazines, cartoons, and strangely enough, an episode or two of "Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous"...what??  --and then put together little paper outfits.

It's funny how much more fun life can be when your resources are limited, isn't it?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Welcome to my blog! Everyone and their grandmother has a blog these days, so thanks for stopping by this particular one.

I love fashion, but my eyes are bigger than my wallet--so if I can't buy it (or can't find exactly what I want), I make it.  I like cooking, and I love eating (my parents used to call me "The Stomach"). My best friend/husband and I live in Austin, with a giant dog and a mentally disturbed cat.

This isn't a "fictional" blog in a literal sense. The name was inspired by both my love of reading, and the ability to express one's personality and/or create a "character" of sorts through dress.

To be continued!