Work-Appropriate Polka Dots

I’m of the mindset that you can strut your style in any setting, and in that way I’ve been a big fan of wearing polka dots to work.

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(Excuse the goofy pose! This is what happens when Kyle takes my pictures and tells me to look “jaunty”) I’m not sure when polka dots became my thing, but in this instance, black and silvery polka dots are most definitely my jam.

And hot curlers in the morning make me feel like a fancy housewife from the 50’s while I’m getting ready in the morning! And makes for curls that last all day.

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…and when you take a selfie and forget to flip your camera back around, then later go to take a picture of your pup from above, you end up with something terrifying like this:

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Happy Tuesday!

Manic Monday

My boss gave me this little guy so we can throw them at each other when we’re wearing headphones. To get each other’s attention. It’s fun.

Here are some links for you today:

When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.

*I had the hardest time spelling that word for some reason, and one of my mis-spelled and typoed attempts was “bureaucrazy”, which I think is sort of better anyway.

So it was sunny in Portland (for a day)

…and Osa rocked her new purple collar:

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(Purple is your color, girl!)

…and I ate sherbet from a tiny mug, with a tiny spoon:

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(Who is that giant woman!!?!)

…and Osa spent a good amount of time outside.

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(Such a majestic creature.)

Now here we are today, defrosting our cars and drying out our sneakers from yesterday’s downpour. Yep, it’s spring 🙂




The creative to do list: where left brain and right brain thinking intersect.

(Post-it notes are particularly satisfying because you can crumple up the task and throw it in the recycle bin when you’re done. Unless you’re me. Then you miss the bin entirely and make a mini mess.)


Here’s an outfit post! It’s been a while since my last one, mostly because I’ve been too busy and uninspired to make myself much more than just passably decent to look at.

Today, I looked in my closet and paired a sweater with some jeans in a way I wouldn’t have thought to before! I like the mix of textures, patterns and neutral colors. It was also dressy enough for work, but comfortable like staying in my PJ’s all day.

An oversized stripey sweater is becoming a wardrobe staple.

An oversized stripey sweater is becoming a wardrobe staple.

Loose knit sweater.

Loose knit sweater details.

A little crazy, but still subtle- patterned jeans.

A little crazy, but still subtle- patterned jeans.

Wood bead necklace with leather boots (and an inquisitive pup)

Wood bead necklace with leather boots (and an inquisitive pup)

I love finding new combinations in my own closet- it’s a little like shopping but without having to spend the money.