i had a sick day so i made a collage. it's the things i wear pretty much every single day in case you ever thought i wonder what a non-fashion blogger wears. i find it transitions brilliantly from day to oh-shit-i-forgot-i'm-going-to-danji-with-mike-my-friend-from-high-school night. or when chi emergency needs a date to the solange concert that night. i mean sometimes it makes that transition more easily than others. the backpack doesn't clearly say employed 23-and-three-quarters-year-old, but i take that risk because other bag formats give me hurties in the arms.

1. mustard yellow sweater: i'm always cold, it's comfy, it camouflages mustard stains.
2. warby parker prestons: they fit my round face, they say hey baybay i like new music and i live in brooklyn.
3. jo malone vanilla & anise: i'm not old enough for a flowery perfume.
4. fjallraven kanken backpack in forrest green: it is the perfect size for a cute little lunchie and my lipgloss and a book. and my tide stick and an extra sweater and my glasses. and sometimes a chocolate bar.
5. clark's heath harrier boots: i was supremely suckered into buying these by the most evil shoe salesman of all time but now i wear them every day so i guess he wasn't that evil.
6. red socks: i have rando red socks in my sock drawer, i have no idea where they came from, but they look mighty fun sticking out of my ankle boots.
7. black jeans: no one that i see on a daily basis knows that i wear one of two pairs of pants every single day. they are my favorite clothing items right now. 


p.s. i'm really proud of this because i just remembered that my freshman year college roommate dressed as me for halloween and it consisted not of a green backpack but of a disney princesses backpack. also: juicy couture and a big headband and a cowbell, obviously. i think i've come a long way. maybe. i don't know. 


a selfie for no real reason other than i thought it might be fun to try on my new lipstick and channel my inner francesca {minus the nudy part} and show you how i look these days: it's less about eye makeup, less to do with hair, more to do with bushy eyebrows and watering my own grass and thinking it silly that it would be greener on the other side. to hell with the perm i've wanted since grade school. and i quite like it because i've been early to bed, early to rise, working like the devil, and wildly enjoying the everyday with things like cooking dinner for eggboy and having a jam on toast in a silent morning while everyone else sleeps. no primping or wild parties necessary.

is this what being an oldbody is?

happy march, everybody!


this is me.

that's not entirely true.

this is me when i've had time to think about makeup* and spend an embarrassing amount of energy curling my hair. and i'm wearing my new glasses and my current favorite sweater. {part of this event is called convincing mum to let me get a perm and that purchasing these glasses was not an irresponsible idea because look at how happy these material things are making me.}

so in other words, this is me on a really good day conducting a social experiment called "trying to understand how there are people in the world who post photos on the internet of themselves every day without getting sheepish."

*while i have my fashion blogger pants on right now, and since no shame november is right around the corner, i will take this opportunity to tell you that i am newly in love with what is on my lips in the above photo: clinique's almost lipstick in flirty honey. i am obsessed. so go to the mall and buy stuff.

and to balance out this out-of-character bit on hair and makeup, i will now direct you back to my comfort zone of contemporary vocal music: roomful of teeth. their entire album is streaming for the week. listen, it is shocking.