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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 […]

Opening of the Ballet Russes

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On Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending the opening reception of the Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. PLEASE. Do yourself a favor and get to Washington DC to see this. Run. Do not walk.

I was so busy getting lost in heady Belle Epoque visions, unbelievable “collabs” between Picasso and Matisse and Stravinsky and Chanel and and and… that I had hardly any time to study every sketch, painting, and costume.

I’ll be returning at least twenty more times.

Drawing inspiration from the evening’s theme, I wore a mash-up of textures and colors in my go-to ballerina silhouette:  a J.Crew sequined shirt, a Mint skirt, MVP Xhileration for Target wedges, plus a trenchcoat and a little polka dot scarf for the rain (not pictured).

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

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.