the classic trench


It is trench weather here, off and on. When it isn’t bloody freezing.



Banana Republic trench (thrifted), American Eagle jeans (thrifted), Calvin Klein Jeans pumps, pearl earrings from Etsy shop bluebirrrd dreams, Zara silk top (thrifted).

Yes, another look at these cherry blossom drop earrings, which  I liked so well.

While the shape of this trench is just right – minimally embellished, not too stylized, fitted, standard -, the color of the buttons is all wrong. They wash everything out. I have a plan to substitute superior, properly contrasting buttons, along with getting the shoulder pads out of this one blazer and hemming this one skirt. There is a pile. Wish me luck.



the fox and the fro


Remember I mentioned getting a wig?

A number of my alter-egos are pleased. I think I need a different name for this look. Zora, maybe. Kiana. Léonie.

I really like shirt dresses, particularly those in casual fabrics, those with pockets, and those with long sleeves (which I then always roll up). So easy to wear, with a call to the rumpled, generously pocketed and buttoned safari aesthetic. [Which we like.] They offer a nice opportunity to showcase a belt, too.

This would look more polished if it had been ironed but I also like it this way, casual and slouchy. I could stand to have a few more of these.

[The curl in the center of the forehead* is accidental.]

*”There was a little girl, who had a little curl…”



I begin to think these sunglasses were made for a fro, they are in such good proportion.


Here the tripod malfunctions mid-snap, and I make a face that I find entertaining. I need a better tripod.


Banana Republic denim shirt dress*, vintage suede belt, Ray-Ban aviators, Skagen watch, Calvin Klein Jeans pumps, Forever Young Foxxy wig, cleopatra collar (eBay).

*I am only tempted by Banana Republic when it is deeply discounted, as this was.


And now I give you one of the best bass lines of all time:

♪ ♫ Parliament – The Motor Booty Affair ♪ ♫