Tag Archives: Grandma

South Bound

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LF here, ready for a vacation. I’m dreaming of roadtrippin’ to visit my girl Ashlea in Asheville…

I would pack lightly for a weekend of southern living. Into the carpet bag I found at a bazaar in Chefchaouen, Morocco, would go my jean jacket, a new pair of leopard print shorts, sunscreen, a “vintage” iPod for playing tunage in the car, my new J.Crew bikini, that DC hat, a white eyelet sundress from BCBG, sandals, and my Orlando Magic jersey.

My humble chariot is another well loved item from Grandma, a 1995 Toyota Camry with a tape player and no working AC. As you know, I like to keep it classy.

Year Three

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Sometimes it’s hard to express how much My Closet in Sketches means to me without sounding redundant. There are so many tangible ways that this website has affected my life, but what’s more important to me – and what I find difficult to convey over the internets – is what it has done to my future, my past, my confidence, my soul, etc.

The creative center in me that burns with a desire to make something, all the time, is the same place that is stoked with joy every time a reader shares how I have inspired them. My goal is that My Closet in Sketches will always remain a place of imaginative freedom, of gettin’ down and dirty and doin’ shit just because something inside compelled me there.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here.

Take an abridged tour through these memorable outfits from the last three years:

-My First Post

-Cleaver in Color

-Year One

-Havana Stripes

-Big Girl Pants

-Year Two

-Party in the Valley

-Big BIG Girl Pants

Second Run: Trophy Wife

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I’m currently working on some pretty significant, intense projects – so right now it feels nice to go back to the basics, when I spent every evening after work trying on clothes, making outfits, drawing my little heart out. Here’s one old favorite that originally ran over two years ago.

PS: that alligator purse is now an alligator clutch – in its old age, the handle disintegrated right off the hinges. Take care of your animals, people!

How To Wear A Jean Jacket

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Every gal should own the perfect jean jacket – I found mine on sale at Urban Outfitters when I was a junior in high school, and I’ve never looked back.

That animal print belt is from J.Crew and was last seen here, the fuchsia Christian Dior skirt was a lucky find in grandma’s closet, the camo jacket is from the men’s department of GAP, the Rag & Bone chambray shirt was illustrated just like this here, the dress is a Liberty print from Target, and finally, that there is a black tee from American Apparel.

Modern Redux

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I wore a J.Crew boiled wool sweater, an H&M cotton peplum top, silk trousers pilfered from Grandma’s closet (previously featured here when I wore them on a date), my all-time-dig alligator clutch, also from Grandma (seen often on this here blog), suede heels found at TJMaxx, a mirrored necklace given to me by my friend Emily (which was featured in one of my very first posts), my SEE glasses, and Revlon lipstick in Kiss Me Coral.

And speaking of Grandma – my family and I are headed to the great state of Florida to visit the old bird. I’m taking a much needed Vitamin D bath.