Pearls, ruffles, florals... I'm a magnet for pretty much anything overtly ladylike. In this outfit I'm combining many of these elements for a classy summer look.
Morning clear, the fresh song of birds laces through dew-droppped branches and acres of green– leaves, blades, stems– all shimmering in dawn light. No mistakes have been made yet. No mistakes are going to be made.
dress – Orchid Lane (similar) sandals – Charming Charlie (c/o, similar) bag – Tory Burch bracelet – Etsy (similar) necklace – Charming Charlie (c/o) ring – Charming Charlie (c/o) earrings – Charming Charlie (c/o, similar) sunglasses – Charming Charlie (c/o, similar) lip – Burt’s Bees (Hawaiian Smolder) One of my favorite purchases from Orchid Lane… View Article
One of my favorite purchases from Orchid Lane was this soft, colorful maxi. I love how bright it is. The first time I wore it was for the Opening Ceremonies party I threw a week ago. The bright colors felt very appropriate for an Olympics held in Rio.
Winter morning Snow light pours through Windows cold to touch. ~~~ Fasting Day– Through long daytime hours Visions of sushi saturate my mind. ~~~ Pink lipstick mirrors pink lipstick: Woman ordering a sandwich, Woman making a sandwich. ~~~ At the checkout line in the sandwich shop I think suddenly of my wallet forgotten upstairs. ~~~… View Article
I've been pouring through compilations of haiku of late. I love how, as Buson puts it, haiku is a way of making the ordinary more than ordinary. And yet it is also a way of presenting the ordinary just as it is, without filter. To me, the best haiku create beautiful visions that bring you into the moment the poet is describing.
I've decided to take on the challenge of writing some modern haiku. Much as I love images of feudal Japan presented in the most famous original haiku, I think the modern world is ripe with images and moments that an be presented with haiku to create something extra-ordinary. And something that is more relatable to the modern reader.
Tara Lipinski was a name I was intimately familiar with during the Nagano winter Olympic games in 1998, back when I was in 7th grade. She won gold that year in a closely contested match with Michelle Kwan, who went into the games favorited to win. After the games, I, like most casual observers, went… View Article
Tara Lipinski was a name I was intimately familiar with during the Nagano winter Olympic games in 1998, when I was in 7th grade. She won gold that year in a closely contested match with Michelle Kwan, who went into the games favorited to win. After the games, I, like most casual observers, went on with my life. Tara fell completely off my radar.
In response to Alison C. Rollins’ “Why Is We Americans.” Why I Am American I sit in the park, mouth upbraided by kale, trying to eat mindfully and compose poems below salon-blonded hair– $200 every four months– my empty uterus, wrapped in a boho-print skirt from a fair-trade boutique– a boutique with tags featuring hennaed… View Article