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So, case in point, I just splurged on these dope shoes. 

My closet right now. You can tell from the mish-mash of wools, cottons, velvets, and knits that the weather over the past few weeks has been kind of jumbled. 

Dinner tonight: Honey-thyme cornbread (modified from this recipe because I rarely have any sage) topped with an arugula-and-random-herbs-in-my-pantry* salad, some goat cheese, and a poached egg. It sounds completely thrown together, which it kind of is, but it’s also completely delicious and cheap (except for the goat cheese, which is honestly the least necessary part). A bag of arugula costs $2 at Whole Foods of all places, a bag of cornmeal costs about $4, and the ingredients for everything else are/should be consistent pantry items. If they aren’t, I don’t know what to do for you.

*Seriously, the whole salad is:

  • Arugula
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Dried tarragon
  • Lemon juice
  • Black pepper

It’s bomb.

I’m totally in love with these shoes. Best impulse purchase ever. 

Check out my broken-down doll legs. I hope Miss Jay would be proud. 

Chambray shirt - Old Navy

Yellow jeans - Urban Outfitters

Shoes - Vans Surf Chauffeur (currently sold out)

Bright colours and animal print, getting me through this foul Monday.

This cardigan makes me feel like a little kid for two reasons. 1) When I was a kid, I had roughly 2 million pairs of socks in this pointelle pattern, and 2) it has snap buttons instead of regular buttons, which I didn’t realize until like 2 hours ago. 

Today has been a struggle, to say the least.

I just love this necklace. It was my very first Etsy purchase, from this store (which is fantastic!). My Patronus would probably be a peacock, but I feel like wearing actual peacock feathers would be too ostentatious even for me. So this necklace is the perfect compromise. 

Magnificently over-the-top bow. The Jason Wu for Target line got (and deserved) pretty mixed reviews, but I do love this wheel print. Even more so since I saw it a few weeks ago in an old episode of Mad Men. 

Cardigan - Jason Wu for Target

Pants - J.Crew

Shoes - Christian Siriano for Payless

Clearly I’m a big fan of high-low fashion lines. They’re much easier on the wallet than, say, J.Crew. These pants were quite the splurge, but my justification at the time was “they’re fucking purple, man.” Plus I already have two pairs of the Minnie pant and I know they fit great, AND I’ve worn these purple ones 4 times since I bought them, which is a pretty good ROI. I regret nothing.