Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween Regrets


I’m guessing this photo was taken in 2001. My mom helped with the crown and wristbands, but I did everything else. Cut out the eagle from a piece of gold lame, thrifted the skirt and bought the stars from a craft store, glued ’em on, bought the gold rope and strung it on my belt loop.

WHY oh WHY did I get rid of this costume? When I was about 5, Mom made me a Wonder Woman costume. I wore it to nursery school. Like I wore it to nursery school every single day she’d let me until it fell apart. Clearly, there should be a homemade Wonder Woman costume in my life at all times, just in case. READ MORE

Lovely Links 10/29/10

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the marvelous folks at Minnesota Monthly for their November issue!

Also got a really lovely write-up on METRO Magazine’s website. Hot cha!

Thanks to Margarita for introducing me to Faces of Beauty, a blog that posts a new reader-submitted photo each day with a reader-submitted blurb about journeys toward self-love and acceptance. Marvelous. Simply marvelous.

I actually swore with jealousy on seeing Jentine’s bubble-hem trench. And get this: She thrifted it! READ MORE

Wardrobe Tips for Seasonal Weight Fluctuators

This is me in the dead of winter.

Already Pretty outfit featuring marl sweater, cargo joggers, McQ Puma sneakers, Rebecca Minkoff Logan

This is me during the summer.

Already Pretty outfit featuring Karen Kane tie dye dress, strappy sandals, fringe bag

Still the same overall shape, but I’m bigger in January, smaller in June. I don’t diet once the weather warms up, I’m just naturally more active when it’s warmer than -30 degrees. And by the end of the summer, I have inevitably lost 5 or 10 pounds. Which I then proceed to gain back through the course of the long Minnesota winter, no matter how hard I work out. READ MORE