Monthly Archives: March 2009

Self Care and Self Love

how you see yourself body positive

You know how, when you’re feeling kinda wretched about the current state of your bod, you tend to lose interest in shopping? And eventually, shopping apathy morphs into diminished interest in clothes? And sometimes THAT indifference becomes an inability to engage in basic grooming?

It’s a fun little cycle, and we’ve all been there. Usually, a girl’s gotta hit bottom to shake loose body blues this severe: A candid party photo of your unkempt self that gives you shivers, a morning weigh-in that elicits a gasp of dismay, a cutting comment from a coworker, or something equally traumatic usually throws our long-rusted self-care gears in the opposite direction. READ MORE

Reader Request: The Brooch Necklace

I got quite a few compliments and questions about this massive necklace when I first posted these photos and I was super flattered because, believe it or else, I MADE this bad boy! And most of the stuff I make either falls apart or looks like a pile of ass. I feel pretty confident that this necklace looks, instead, like a pile of awesome.

However, the making process was my usual string of slapdash, poorly-planned steps. I’ll give you the lowdown since several people asked, and request that you refrain from giggling at my amateurish ways. READ MORE

My Fashion Confessions

Although I hand-wash my bras every Sunday, I put my tights in the washing machine. And the dryer. My heather gray pair is now approximately as tall as ME.

I have never watched a single episode of “Project Runway,” have only caught “Top Model” in occasional reruns, and worship Trinny and Susannah via their books only.

I cannot iron. I send stuff out to get professionally pressed. When I do iron, I make matters worse.

I let my hair air dry. Every day. It frequently takes four hours to become completely dry. I have no earthly idea how to blow it dry and no real desire to learn. READ MORE