This Year, I'm Thankful For...

This Year, I'm Thankful For...

  • Rubber-soled shoes
  • Arch support
  • Bemberg, viscose, rayon, and polyamide - for keeping my armpits dry in lined jackets
  • Spandex and lycra - for providing comfort and ease in jeans and beyond
  • Everyone who has ever dedicated his life to boot-making
  • Goat leather
  • Knit linen - for making it possible to wear a fitted T-shirt during high summer
  • Jersey-knits
  • Stretch mesh (where have you been all my life?)
  • Mens' hats (the only ones that fit me)
  • The return of the bodysuit!
  • Ebay, Goodwill, Savers, and all the flea markets, and other secondhand shops that make it possible for me to afford natural fibers and chic labels
  • Graphic/digital printing technology
  • Uniqlo Heattech
  • Swap parties
  • Natori, Chantelle, Wacoal, Hanky Panky, Commando, and that random Amazon brand
  • Squarespace, Photoshop, Canva, and all the other techie doodads that make it easy-ish for me to blog every day
  • Kuhl's line of "Air" pants - for getting The Husband to wear something other than shorts
  • Old Spice Hawkridge and Jack Black deodorants (strong enough for a man, and keeping this woman from smelling like a baby covered in fruit salad)
  • Living in an age where it's possible to meet and discuss style with women all across the country at any time of day
  • Living in a place that makes it possible to work for myself
  • Local artists and designers
  • SPF
  • Korean beauty products
  • Japanese haircare
  • Daiso, 99 Cents Only, and DollarTree
  • Etsy
  • Modern dental care
  • Psychology
  • The Internet
  • My humble home, which I still can't believe we own
  • My health: inside, outside, and intangible
  • Free weights 
  • Heated swimming pools
  • Our veggie spiralizer
  • My three cats, who make me laugh and smile every single day
  • My gloriously practical, off-kilter, loving, silly, hilarious, ridiculous, handsome, competent, snuggly, healthy, supportive, cat-loving, husband - for standing behind my dreams with me and unapologetically enabling our absurd collection of cat figures
  • All the fantastic/talented/beautiful/honest/generous friends who have helped, encouraged, inspired, advised, comforted, celebrated, pushed, challenged and been role models - and model models! - for me this year. Amanda, Cindy, Andrea, Vanessa, Rose, Qi, Eliana, Kim, Yvonne, Meredith, Mary, all my WRS buddies, and beyond! There are more of you than I can name, and I feel so blessed to know you!
  • And most of all, every single person who has ever trusted me to style them - whether it was back when I was just volunteering, working of the department store, or working for myself. I'm so grateful to have been invited into your hearts, homes, and inner workings to be a part of the way you express yourself. I always say I've never met a person with "bad style" - and I'm the happiest I've ever been now that I can help YOU share your true style with the world. 

Have a happy, healthy, safe, and satisfying Thanksgiving, everyone!

XOXO

Before a (Rain)fall in Boots and Bare Legs

Before a (Rain)fall in Boots and Bare Legs

Dressed for Warmth, Left Feeling Cold

Dressed for Warmth, Left Feeling Cold