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Bringing Brooches Back

I’m going to go ahead and say (without much real knowledge of the fashion world at all) that brooches are coming back. Maybe they are back and I’m just out of the loop. They’re selling them at Banana Republic and they’re all over Etsy. They seem to me like the perfect accessory, especially with the…

Seven Days of Outfits: Finding My Non-Mommy Style

About a month ago, I drove to Portland for some personal business and spent almost an entire day without my children. It wasn’t even twelve hours, but it was probably the longest I’ve been separated from them, and definitely the longest I’ve been separated from Violet. That day, I visited Powell’s City of Books and…

I Apply My Personality in a Paste.

–I apply my personality in a paste. –Oh, I doubt that very much. –Well, you don’t know me. Do you. (Clementine and Joel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) If you know me personally, you might have noticed a pattern: when I’m in a low spot, I do something dramatic to my hair. Often, I…