Tuesday, May 28, 2013


(shirt, thrifted / vintage skirt, handmedown from Mom / shoes, thrifted / purse, vintage) 

Despite yesterday's shitty weather, I was determined to enjoy the holiday with my dude, my dog, and my dawgs (you know, my friends). I've got to spend a lot of time with people I really like this weekend, which, after moping around for the past few weeks, is something I really needed. On Saturday my mother-in-law and I went to an estate sale in Kenosha, where I scored the above bag, some pretty clothes, and good conversation with an awesome lady. Merl wanted to beat up some nerds on Sunday, so we went to see Star Trek and had such a good time that we forgot to pants the kid dressed as a Vulcan and instead came back to my house where she stole the hearts of my pets. Yesterday I conned some pals into cooking dinner for us, which we repaid by wearing matching head-to-toe denim, drinking their really nice whiskey, and talking endlessly about ourselves. Brock and Kim, you're welcome. 

Despite my professional shortcomings and limited vocabulary (the word "fuck" stunted my linguistic growth forever), I've managed to surround myself with an abundance of wonderful people. I'm so lucky they haven't found me out yet.

P.S. Holly Phillips was kind enough to feature me on her blog! Check it out here. Do it. Dooooo it. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


(glasses, BonLook / blazer, AA / shirt, thrifted / pants, vintage from Suburban Secrets / bag, vintage / shoes, older style via Click on Southport)

I don't know about you guys, but I consider 28 to be young enough to celebrate the occasions in which I act like a real adult. Yesterday I had to go to the state office to get my Illinois ID card, which involved entering a government building filled with government employees, which you fellow pretend adults know to be an experience not to be wished upon your worst enemy. After being made fun of for saying, "BLAM-O" when I  handed over my very organized stack of paperwork, then asked if I "really wanted to wear those glasses" in my photo, I was handed my new ID, hot off the press with only the top half of my signature printed under my awkward looking mug. Mike was proud of me for braving it all and treated me to Superdawg, a little drive-in on the far North West side. I don't think they have the best hot dogs in the city like they claim, but, being a sucker for good looks, I think the atmosphere counts for a lot. And their malts are so thick you'll cut off the oxygen to your brain trying to suck it out of the straw, helping all of the child and drug abuse you just witnessed in the state office float out of your mind like a fine mist that's replaced by gritty chocolaty goodness and the feeling of being a kid again. 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Okay Overall

(jacket and overalls, thrifted / glasses, BonLook / tee, zara / shoes, bacio 51 via Click on Southport)

I've got a busy day of work, pap smears, and gin drinking, so I'll get right to the point:

Overalls forever.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sea Creatures

(shades, ModCloth / headscarf,vintage / dress, vintage / jacket, Zara / sandals / Nine West (older style) / bag, vintage)

I didn't notice that my dress was covered in crustaceans and coral (and maybe even jellyfish) until I uploaded these photos. When I stumbled upon it in Suburban Secrets, what I was mostly drawn to was its shirt dress silhouette. Colors are always an afterthought for me, as I can find a way to like just about any shade as long as the fit of the garment is right. I decided to play up the 60's vibe and embrace what heat and humidity does to my hair, which is to make it humongous. The scarf and winged liner made me feel like an extra on Mad Men. I'm still available, Mr. Weiner. Any time. 

Anyway, this ended up being the perfect outfit for me and Mike's impromptu date night, as we visited a little Japanese cafe whose decor hasn't been updated since the middle part of the last century. The food was absolutely incredible, though. No sushi, just old fashioned, Japanese home style bowls of various meats and rice, and those sticky rice balls stuffed with ume (a kind of plum) that you "eat like a cheeseburger," the chef told us. If you're in my neighborhood and want some fast, filling, Japanese comfort food, go to Sunshine Cafe on Clark. Order the rice balls, and don't you dare use your chopsticks.