Category Archives: Collage

The Recipe

I must be frank – I’ve been playing a lot less dress-up. Not because I’m not actually dressing up. (I make a point to do that. Every day.) It’s because there’s a lot less guesswork in reaching for my wardrobe in the morning these days. My style has crystalized into something that I hope communicates […]

How To Shop The Men’s Department

Hello, it’s me again! These last few months have been a reshuffling of priorities, a reorganizing of time, a period of reflection and realizing. With that vagueness out of the way… one thing that definitely remains the same is a respect for the men’s section. Or boyfriend’s/dad’s/brother’s closet – just ask permission first! That’s my […]

Cherry Bomb

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A late summer infusion of inspiration.

Last weekend, some of my  pals from college came for a visit. They were hollering for some good DC shopping, so we swung by Current Boutique on 14th Street. In the sale racks, I found this cotton dress in my ideal shape: a halter to show off the shoulders, some definition on the chest, and a high waisted silhouette falling into a flattering swingy skirt. The best part, nonetheless, is the cutout in the back, which makes me feel thrillingly, if slightly, exposed.

The feminine shape of the dress offsets a pair of chunky Kork-Ease sandals (similar to these) I recently uncovered in the clearance section at Nordstrom Rack while home in Michigan. Honestly, I’m tired of summer sandals that aren’t supportive (is this what adulthood feels like?), and these puppies may be  the most ergonomic of the pack. In my favorite color – a bright tomato red – they’ve been elevating my summer go-to dresses all month.

Lastly, the good people at Kate Spade sent me this “Love Is In the Air” tote earlier this summer. No doubt, there is a lot of love in this air ’round here.

Hope you’re enjoying these dog days as much as I am – September ain’t here yet.

LF

The Politics of Pretty: AM to PM

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Hi, remember me!? (I missed you.)

Although I  never draw my face here on My Closet in Sketches, I obviously still think about what it looks like in the real world. I was thrilled when Kara, of the blog Politics of Pretty, asked to feature me in her regular series AM to PM. When it comes to presenting an image of ourselves to others, beauty is as seminal as fashion – preach! – and I really do consider that every time I step up to the getting-ready-plate. Head on over to Politics of Pretty and check out the piece!

And it’s good to be back.

LF

TAKE A VACATION

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It’s that time of year – when me and the fam head “Up North” (as we Michiganders like to say) for a few weeks of sun-filled, cell phone-less bliss.

My office MVP, Jill, will be manning the LF Enterprises ship while I’m away, and I wanna keep that girl busy! SO, mosey on over to the shop and enter code TAKEAVACATION for 10% your entire order. Do it now!

Check ya on the flip side,

LF