Okay, confession time guys: I felt a wee bit uncomfortable in the maxi dress I’m rocking in these photos. It was one of those dresses that I spotted in a Zara when I was feeling particularly frivolous and confident, and I tried it on and immediately felt as cool as Stevie Nicks.
So, now that our secret’s out, I can finally lament to you how annoying it’s been to not be able to buy any Autumn fashion. I’ve been flexing my willpower like I never have before, avoiding all the beautiful camel coats, cozy cashmere, leather boots, plaid blazers (this Isabel Marant Etoile one? BE STILL MY BEATING HEART).
I don’t know if you guys have noticed, but I wear a lot of jeans and boots in my everyday life. A brief encounter with the Style section of the blog shows that this mainly comes at the expense of dresses, skirts and other forms of feminine wear. I don’t know why that is — some people have their security-blanket in the form of their hair; I have mine in the form of quasi-masculine, mildly-boring street style casual wear. It’s my thing.
Sometimes, though, even this casual lady needs a bit of a style lift. Enter in: the white ruffled blouse.
Guys, I love Halloween. To the point where my mother has continuously sent me Halloween cards in lieu of, you know, actual birthday cards for my birthday. I’m such a nerd for Halloween that I even once wrote a university paper about it. And turned it in. I know, I know, who does that, but a love of Halloween has been with me for as long as I can remember. Or at least since the time I was 3 and I got to be Ariel, complete with homemade red-yarn wig (thanks Mom!).
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you would have seen (and been sick of seeing) my posts about Ireland. It was an amazing trip, like extraordinary, but man is the service bad in that country. I had all these wonderful plans of working on the blog the whole trip, writing posts while sitting by a fire, but the lack of internet (and wifi in some of our hotels!) made that very hard. Okay, okay, I’ll admit: part of it was the internet; a lot of it was me procrastinating. But for realz, it was my birthday, and I just wanted to drink Guinness and frolic around castles.