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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

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

Birthday Post

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One particularly notable occurrence since my last birthday, as you know, is that I have my own studio- which has essentially banished all my pencil skirts and heels to live full-time in my closet while I live in hard working separates: classics, with a twist.

This birthday suit is made of a J. Crew madras blazer bought years and years ago (last seen here), a very very old tee from my mom that says “My Art Belongs to Dada”, a new pair of Levi’s high waisted jeans, my regular All Stars, and an updated pair of Ray Ban Aviators (I got a new mirrored blue tint, hey!).

You might want to peek at my previous birthday posts. Here is 25, and here is 24. Cheers!!

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!

The Corrections

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed there’s been a recent addition to my DC life – my brother, Alex, just moved to town. He’s basically the coolest and I love living with him.

As the creator of the successful website Diehard Sport and a single guy new to the big city, a sartorial transformation was needed to usher in this next chapter.

The key to our successful quest to the Georgetown shops was speed (Alex isn’t really the “shopping for pleasure” kind of guy), honesty (“Your pants are too big. Try on these.”), and focus (no swinging by the ladies section!).

Our haul included this sweatershirt, this hooded sweatshirt, and this sweater from H&M; a sweater similar to this from Banana Republic; Levi’s 511′sdouble snap shirts, and this thermal; these Creative Recreation kicks that I want in my size; and the Clark’s Original Desert Boot in brown leather.

Alex picked up The Corrections while browsing at Kramer Books a few nights before our jaunt – I’d say the novel has really inspired him to step up his game, no?