Monthly Archives: April 2018

A quick Shopbop sale heads up


Hey everyone! Popping back in for a moment to let you know that one of my favorite sites, Shopbop, is having a sale!

While, yes, I get a stipend from them to mention their sales and host their widget, I have found so many great items over the years by shopping there.

For example, my absolute favorite jacket that I’m really looking forward to wearing more often once the weather warms up.

Or my current favorite brand of premium denim, PAIGE.

And my favorite brand of shoes, Sam Edelman, of which I own two pairs of ballet flats, two pair of sandals, and two pairs of boots. Yeah, I’m a bit addicted.

So, if you’re as tired of your winter clothes as I am as tired of mine, take this opportunity to refresh your wardrobe. I know I’ll be doing a little bit of shopping in the hopes that I’ll get to wear something other than boots and sweaters soon!


Like a rainbow on the water [SIA Post]

Style Imitating Art

First, I want to thank everyone who participated this week! I could go on and on about my feelings but, to be honest, it’s more fun to look at all the different outfits. I’ll still look forward to that on Jen and Salazar’s blogs and I hope to participate myself even if I’m not blogging or hosting Style Imitating Art.

That being said, I’ll probably still pop in here now and then so don’t unsubscribe from the little blog just yet!

Anyway, this week saw some great prints and a nice mix of patterns. As a reminder, here’s the artwork we’re interpreting:


First is Nancy and her Oriental print skirt. I also think the tree in the background fits the inspiration perfectly.


Mike. Oh, Mike. I think I shall miss your lovely emails the most. Always thoughtful. Always detailed. Thank you for being such a wonderful SIA participant when I’ve hosted!

Mike said, “I didn’t really have anything that was sepia toned, as seen in the image, but I think that I got the grays and blacks down pretty good (they are my favorite colors after all!)” And he looks great in the plaid shirt.

Co-host Salazar also has the perfect printed top. What is it with everyone having such wonderfully printed items? I love it and clearly need to up my print game.

Both Jen and her husband Sam participated this week! Jen (and Sam) will always have a special place in my heart. Jen inspires me so much, even though she says it was ME that inspired her, Plus, she’s a librarian who actually works in a library. I mean, I have a degree in library science but haven’t work in a library. Maybe someday! And did you know I once bought a book Sam wrote as a gift for my mom?

Finally, there’s me. I did indeed wear this outfit to work. Some day it will be warm and I won’t have to wear sweaters and scarves, right?

I wish I had something profound to say, but honestly, I don’t. I cherish the relationships and experiences I’ve made through blogging, both here and in my previous life as a running blogger (missed that? It’s still online!)

I’ll still be on Instagram and I’m sure I’ll still post here now and then, if only to fulfill my agreement with Shopbop (hey, that gift card they give me every month has bought me a lot of things, including the jeans I’m wearing in this post) and keep you guys updated on what I’m up to. So, as I said early, don’t go too far! Just don’t expect to see me here every week.

And with that, I’m off!

The willow crackles now, its earlier
green bitten by the frost;
Like a rainbow on the water, the
reflected bridge hangs down.
Drinking deeply we feel the sorrow of our
Tomorrow our paths will part—yours to the
west, mine to the east.
Your laughter will be gone, and we,
reminded, ungrateful for full moons;
Sticking to fair winds, your journey
will be safe and sound.
Back home you will talk of how you passed the time,
Until the candle on the stand has burned its wick away. – Source

Farewell from the fence in my backyard

Casual Friday · Fluoxetine and abilify · Style Imitating Art

Wow. It’s hard to believe I’m writing this post, huh? I don’t know if this will be my last outfit post, or my last SIA participation post or what. I just know that, like many of my posts, I had grand plans that didn’t come to fruition.

As a reminder, here’s some backstory on the art we’re interpreting this week.

There’s a restaurant down the street from us that has beautiful flowers painted on their windows. I thought it would be a nice nod to the “rainbow” in the title of this week’s art.

However, the temps were in the low 30s and my photographer (aka husband) wasn’t feeling like walking over there. So, we took photos in the backyard.

I knew I wanted to incorporate some red since there are pops of red in the art. I knew I wanted gray or black. And I knew I wanted tan. I saw this top hanging in my closet and thought the pattern mimicked the brush strokes in the painting.

Add in the tan booties that I got at a recent clothing swap and I got in all the colors I wanted!

Of course, we can’t have an outfit post without a Chewie cameo!

I hope that you continue to follow my two Style Imitating Art co-hosts (Jen and Salazar) and I have a feeling that I’ll be showing up there occasionally, even if it’s bathroom mirror selfies. I’ve loved working with these two women and I will continue to support them however I can.

And I hope that all of you continue to check in, continue to be inspired, follow me on Instagram, or leave one comment here sharing something you learned in the years I’ve been blogging.

Also, it’s not too late to participate with me as the host one last time! Send your outfit photo to by 7PM Central Time on Tuesday, April 3rd so you can be included in one last round-up post right here on Loop Looks!

Deal? Deal.