“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”

I ventured outside to take some pictures of my outfit today since today will apparently be the last day I'll ever get to GO OUTSIDE. It would seem that everyone in the northern midwest is preparing for the apocalypse that is this disastrous ice storm we're supposed to get in a few hours. Seriously, Darrell's teachers canceled class in anticipation of it. NOTHING HAS HAPPENED YET PEOPLE. Good thing I work from home, because as I was writing this it started to sleet and they predict no stopping for 48 hours. I'm all stocked up on candles, food, & hot chocolate, and pretty much anything else you need to be snowed in. Bonus: our new record player arrives today and we have a plethora of albums we haven't even listened to yet!
I just hope the power doesn't go out...

wearing: cape-asos, jeans-gap1969, boots-stevemadden, beanie-f21

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse


“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need”

So with my new job, I work from home 3 days a week since technically the office is 1.5 hours away from where I currently live - I drive there the other two days. Before I started I didn't have a home office, or even a desk. It became quite apparent that I would need one after I tried to work from the living room couch one day, only to be asked my boyfriend every 5 minutes "whatcha doin? working? working hard or hardly working?"
He's a college student, and home quite often, so I had to demand ownership of his former "man room" and turn it into this. It's surprising how much you can get done away from an office setting if you just find yourself somewhere you can be productive (and you can still swap out loads of laundry between projects.) Of course, the dress code is a bit more relaxed as well.

Almost all of my office furnishings came from Target, with the exception of (obviously) the piano, which is a Baldwin upright that belonged to my mother and her siblings as children, and the desk, which is a white Parsons from Amazon.

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse


there is much to be done

Today is the one and only day of unemployment I've had since my sophomore year of college. I'm not one of those people that likes to sit around doing nothing - I think my free time is better enjoyed if I don't have ample amounts of it. So it's no surprise that today (although I did REALLY sleep in) I'm spending my day preparing to leave the country for a few weeks. Between doing laundry so I can pack, making sure every bill gets paid on time, and taking a ton of clothes to the goodwill - I'm sort of an anti-hoarder - I managed to fill up my "day off." Still, I think I'll be finished with all of my jobs just in time for happy hour!

wearing: fox fur coat-vintage, sweater "dress"-darrell's, tights-commando, boots-steve madden, rings-ebay

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse


things fall apart so that other things can fall together

Although sometimes when things fall apart it's because you smashed it on purpose to move onto the next thing. I'm leaving my current job for bigger and better things as of tomorrow! I'm very excited to make the switch (I'm going to be working for my family business) and I'm kicking off my fist week with another trip to China, so preparing for that has sort of been taking over my week - making sure bills are going to get paid, stealing Darrell's man room to make into my home office, etc.

Despite my busy-ness I couldn't wait one more day to show you the Christmas present he gave me : this super-cute Marc Jacobs watch. I'm in love! I always wanted a watch but I was very particular about something that I would be wearing every day, and I found this one a few months before Christmas. I also got an iPad from my parents....which has been taking up every minute of my time that I'm not prepping to leave town and leave my job. Seriously, I think I've read three books in a week on that thing, it truly is addictive in a way that sitting on the couch with a laptop just isn't. It's a good thing I got Darrell an xBox he's equally addicted to for Christmas, otherwise he may be quite cross at my ignoring him all the time - not that he isn't already for my stealing the man room!

wearing: silk shirt, shoes, key ring-f21, scarf-chinamarket, headband-anthropologie, jeans-gap1969, watch-marcjacobs

"Maybe if they all could be combined - art, rock and fashion. Those were always my favorite things."-Stephen Sprouse
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