August 29, 2016

Yes, yes, I know Bustle just wrote about "Summer's End", but if you're not in school, trust - summer is not over for you.  Especially if you live in Texas.  Here, summer extends well through September and even into October.  But even if you are in a more temperate clime, worry not.  These beauty buys are good recommendations all year long!

Best Everyday SPF - Shiseido SPF 40 Urban Environment Protecti...

July 19, 2016

So it was that I found myself, at home, and feeling like all I really needed in this world was a good fudgy brownie.  Well, a brownie and a glass of red wine.  You see, it's been a stressful week: I opened a show (at some point I will explain the special hell that is tech week, but for now, just imagine a week-long root canal), I finished moving all the accumulated crap of six years out of my apartment with my husb...

May 13, 2016

Actually, if you are in Texas right now, NO IT IS NOT.  However, you really never know what’s going to happen with the weather in spring here, and I made this chili on an uncharacteristically glum and rainy day. 

I am not going to get into the “does real chili have beans in it” debate, because: foolishness.  My chili has beans, and that’s the way I like it.  You don’t like beans?  Don’t use beans.  It’s a very...

May 10, 2016

 This was actually my Easter outfit, but I’ve been slacking with putting it up.  My Easter this year was pretty low-key and casual, although if you’d like to see Easter done right, I recommend this photo of Bustle and her adorable family, in a hat and everything!


See?  Judy Garland would have no worries singing a song about that hat.  But I digress…  I spent my Easter Sunday at aerials class, followed by a lei...

Well, here we are!  It's our first sponsored post.  Please enjoy this Mother's Day Gift Guide we put together for the Liquidation Channel.

Every Mother’s Day, I find myself looking for new and meaningful ways to tell my Mom just how much she means to me.  Flowers and candy are always nice, but they can get old after a while; I always want to find something really outstanding that she’ll remember year after year...

March 27, 2016

I realize as I’m writing this that I am still delinquent in delivering Bustle’s now EXTREMELY late birthday present, so I’m hoping her ever generous, good grace will extend to me once more, as she reads this post.

Last weekend hailed the yearly spring spectacular that is my sister’s birthday!  Actually, my sister has been pretty low-key about her birthdays for years now, but I can never forget the elaborate themed b...

March 15, 2016

I always love it when people manage to mix prints successfully.  To me, that’s a higher level of fashion kung-fu than I am usually confident enough for, but I think I nailed it here.  Of all mixed-print looks, I can’t resist stripes mixed with florals, especially when combined with a leather jacket.  It’s my perfect ideal of the tough but feminine, and slightly French vibe that I often aspire to, but probably only...

December 30, 2015

With so many lists of things to go do, see, and make this holiday season, we here at Bustle and Vim thought you might enjoy a more relaxing list.  Instead of those New Year’s articles that seem to constantly scream, “You! Improve Yourself/Your Life/Your Home!!!  Do it now!”, I’d like to second Bustle in my suggestion that you take this time and ENJOY it.  We love you just the way you are.  And in that spirit, I pre...

November 19, 2015

Text convo between me and Bustle:

So, the SECRET will surprise you.  I mean, a little.  It’s meatloaf, people.

Still, it’s meatloaf to die for!  And I will spoil the surprise in advance by telling you the secret is red wine and a little mustard.  Because suspense makes me anxious, and so maybe it makes you anxious, so I just saved you, you’re welcome.

On to the recipe!

(SIDENOTE) has there ever been an actual...

November 11, 2015

See what I did there?  Tiers?  Tears?  Fine, you come up with a catchy title.  The only other thing I could come up with was Gray Gardens, and that really just seemed to summon the wrong vibe for a cute outfit.  I’m not made of magic, people.  Just wit, charm, dark under-eye circles, and the occasional spark of style.

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Topshop floral tiered mini-dress - Nordstrom Rack

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