Tag Archives: anthropologie

Gingham + a book idea

The length of this gingham skirt is a more mature version of the skater skirts I’ve accumulated over the years. Maybe it’s the drama of a full skirt or my unwillingness to shave above my knees, but the longer length and shape is so much more flattering.







Sweater: American Eagle (similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic (very similar here and here)
Belt: Anthropologie (similar)
Shoes: ALDO
Earrings: Charming Charlie

I’ve finally started writing my book again. I’ve had several ideas for a YA comedy novel in my head, but when I finally sat down and started to write, I realized that I have more to say about being a 20-something foul-mouthed beer drinker. I like where this plot is going, and I may share a link to my Wattpad page when I have several (unedited) chapters finished.

I also plan to add more videos to my YouTube channel, and I’ve been brainstorming ways to make it stand out. I want to incorporate the “ink” part of my site name into this hobby more, and I think snippets of my writing coupled with videos about style and self-image will work well together. God, I don’t know. We’ll see how this goes.

TV Finds: Ja’mie Private School Girl

This show, y’all. This show. 

I can’t.

Thanks to my friend, Nicky for recommending it to me, I have finally watched the first three episodes of Ja’mie Private School Girl and I can’t get enough. Played by Chris Lilley, Ja’mie King is a sassy multi-talented school girl who hates fat lesbians and chin acne. You need to grow some tits if this show offends you. I love this unique Australian comedy series and it is my new favorite thing in existence right now.

It is so hilariously odd that I was very surprised to be smitten with Ja’mie’s party outfit.


It’s so girly and shiny that I couldn’t help but love it. I don’t usually wear yellow, but I would if it meant I would attract all the quiche boys at Kelton Grammar.

Ja'mie approved

From left to right:
Cooperative Metallic Tapestry Fit & Flare Dress
Misha Goldie Dress
Retro Curtain Dress

My favorite part of her outfit is her metallic blazer. It hits at her waist and looks so damn cute over her yellow fit and flare jacquard dress. Here are my picks to pair with your yellow frock.


From left to right:
Perlen Metallic Blazer
Ella Moss Blazer
10 Crosby Derek Lam Metallic Blazer

If you’re open to blunt, offensive humor, this show may be for you. I’m a fan of creative insults and Ja’mie delivers.

I think TV Finds are my favorite kind of posts so if you’ve spotted an outfit or item in your favorite show that you would like me to research, let me know!

Coat Crushes

During my coat hunt I have come across three that I can’t seem to stop visiting on a daily basis as if they are puppies in a pet store window.

Coat Crushes

Coat #1: Colette Trench (Anthropologie)

Coat #2: City-Chic Peacoat (Forever 21)

Fit-and-Flare Wool Coat (Banana Republic)

I am most attracted to the Colette Trench from Anthropologie simply because of the peplum detail. The wool coat is girly and sophisticated without looking bulky. It’s similar to the Banana Republic coat, and seems more appropriate for winter in Houston since the coldest we get is a chilly 50, maybe 45 degrees.

Despite my affinity for the cream coats, my basic instinct to wear black is satisfied with the peacoat from Forever 21. The buttons and cut of the lapel add boldness that keeps it from being another boring black coat. I like that it hits at the hip which is perfect for wearing with skirts.

Which coats have you been crushing on?