I just read a piece on a American school for what should be a defunct trade. Nay, an art. The North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking teaches new craftsmen building and repairing watches in the Swiss tradition. We’re talking about those timepieces you put on your wrist and marvel at their heft, wondering what could… Continue Reading Fashion Undressed: Attention to Detail
This is the time of year when I am at my largest. Shorter spans of daylight, holidays full of fattening goodies, and plenty of ice and snow to scare my arm into perma-hibernation takes its toll on the body. I’ve made a few purchases to fill in a couple gaps in this current size (a… Continue Reading Recent Purchases: Shopping Fails and Wins, Wardrobe Edition
I didn’t have many long-standing female relationships during my school years. Sure I had plenty of besties, but things always faded away or crashed and burned royally. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing relationship with my sister who I have considered my best friend even when we were younger, but I never… Continue Reading Friday Favorite: My Penny Bracelet from Coin Collection
It occurred to me that I haven’t yet detailed a timeline of what happened after the day my face went numb on my morning commute except to share that I found yoga, writing and a happier way of life. In a moment of despair, I googled “MFA creative writing” and instead found a less life-altering and… Continue Reading A Life, Replotted: on perseverance
A few months ago I bought a pair of Old Navy Pixie pants in black, and I loved them. Comfy, appropriate enough for where I worked at the time, great for weekends, etc. But I recently changed jobs and my new job has a stricter dress code – Pixie pants just won’t cut it anymore.… Continue Reading Ask Allie: Well-made Ankle Pants for Work
I’m wondering if you have any resources or suggestions for someone who is trying to minimize their closet. I’m moving towards capsule wardrobes and limiting my shopping, so this is leaving me with some very high-quality items (though not necessarily designer) already in my closet that I’d like to sell to get some money back,… Continue Reading Ask Allie: Where to Sell Used Clothing?