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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.

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Lords of Summertown

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Rules of the Game:

1. Sport high waisted skirts (in linen and cotton) with matching bras peeking out under tanks.

2. Wear a hat.

3. Always keep a swimsuit in your backpack.

 
It’s really, really summer. In breathable fabrics, silhouettes that define my waist and show off the figure are the only way to go.

On a hot day of werkin’ it out at the studio, I wore a Forever 21 cotton tank tied at the waist, a cotton underwire bra from Victoria’s Secret, a Free People skirt picked up second hand at Secondi, a baseball cap, my Ray Ban Av’s, my dad’s old back pack, and some flip flops.

Oh, and the background pattern is inspired by a new bikini (bought on sale) from J. Crew.

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!!