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 ♪ ♫



flowers and stripes

Finally a day nice enough to wear my new Bass oxfords. Yes, I got shoes with flowers on them. Yellow ones. I fear it is a slippery slope.


When it’s not slung over my shoulder messenger bag style, I often carry my bag in this strange, inefficient way, bunching up the short strap.

These leggings are a little tighter and a little more high-waisted than anything else I have…but I’m getting into that look. Or, I can get into it, with conditions.



This is the loose, haphazard bun I throw my hair into most days. This hairstyle has the excellent virtue of taking less than a minute to execute.


Oh, this watch is new. From the sleek Danish brand Skagen, known for their extremely thin movements. I love this simple, clean gold design (and a two-toned watch wherein both tones are gold is me all over). It’s settling in nicely.


Bass Thea oxfords, green envelope top, Topshop Baxter leggings, American Apparel braided belt (I have this belt in so many colors), Lucky Brand bag, Ray-Ban aviators, Skagen watch, Scotch & Soda leather wrap bracelet, vintage earrings. On the lips: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid lipstick in Shocking Coral.