I haven’t abandoned you; I’ll be spamming your feeds again before you know it

Hello! As I’m sure regular readers (and anyone who follows me on twitter) have realized, I haven’t been able to post here very often lately. This is just an update to tell you the long story explaining why I’ve been so MIA lately (read on below) and to let you guys know that there will be a few new posts coming soon, followed by a more regular schedule in about a month or so. So stay tuned!

Those of you who know me in real life likely already know this story, but just in case anyone else was wondering what’s been up with me lately:

All of the things that I would buy from Kate Spade if I had an employee discount

Not to humblebrag or whatever, but last week I had to turn down a job interview at Kate Spade New York because the store I applied to doesn’t hire people full-time. However, I didn’t learn about the full-time thing until after I had already researched the employee discount on GlassDoor. Apparently (and definitely don’t correct me if I’m wrong), employees get a 75% discount in Kate Spade stores. So, to mourn my loss and to celebrate the fact that Kate Spade is doing a surprise 75% off sale today, here are all of the things I would buy from Kate Spade if I had an employee discount.

Unpacking the Costume Institute’s Exhibition, “Unpacking Fashion”

Happy New Year friends! I’m sorry that I’ve been MIA lately; I needed some time off. But I’m here now, and I’m excited to tell you guys about the Masterworks: Unpacking Fashion exhibition at the Met — I went to New York with some friends last week to see it. Aside from eating pizza and Halal Guys, seeing this exhibition was the main reason for the pilgrimage, so after five hours on a sweaty, bumpy bus ride from hell, I was worried that it might not live up to my hype. But, of course, Jessica Regan and Andrew Bolton did not disappoint.

How to save money on designer stuff with Poshmark

Hi friends! You guys probably already know this, but Poshmark is so cool. (Side note — if you did already know this, why didn’t you tell me?) Apparently I made a Poshmark account a while back, but I never used it. I just rediscovered it the other day while I was trying to find a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding this summer. I was on the website, but I was on my phone, so I downloaded the app and started messing with it, and now I’m obsessed. People are selling their secondhand (sometimes new!) designer stuff for reduced prices, and you can haggle on the price without having to look someone in the eye when you do it! It’s a dream.

Thrift Store Thieves (but with snacks and sangria)

It’s time for another edition of Thrift Store Thieves!

If you caught the post that I wrote about consigning clothes, you know that my friend’s mum, Trish, owns an awesome consignment store called A Passion For Fashion. Trish organized a “Sip, Snack, and Shop” event. She partnered with Tastefully Simple, LuLaRose, and Rodan & Fields for an event at her shop with snacks, sales, and sangria. It was so much fun; here’s how it went down:

For People Who Don’t Care About Fashion

In my first post, Fashion Matters, I said that even people who claim that they don’t care about fashion tell us information about themselves with their clothing choices. This is something that I think about all the time.

There are plenty of people who respect fashion as an art form or an act of self-expression and still don’t care very much about wearing things that are trendy or “fashionable”. There are also plenty of people who look down on fashion as something frivolous or superficial, sometimes put off by the feeling that the world of fashion is exclusionary or judgmental, and claim not to care about fashion at all. We all know these people; they’re the people who talk about how they “can’t be bothered to keep up with all of the different rules of fashion”, how they “just throw on a t-shirt and jeans and get on with it”, that sort of thing. To me, statements like this are often judgmental of fashion and people who can be bothered to keep up with it.

The American Election, Moving On, and Hillary Clinton’s Purple Suit

It has been a difficult week to be a liberal/progressive in the United States. I think it’s also been a difficult week to be a person of color, a woman, an immigrant, a person with a disability, or a person who is part of the LGBTQA+ community. It’s been a difficult week in the United States. When it comes to this blog, I’ve been spending a lot of time debating whether or not to post this week and wondering what I would say when I did decide to post. How could I post street style photos of the outfits that I brought with me to a professional conference in Dallas while people outside the window of my hotel room were marching in the streets in protest? Then I read this article by Stephanie Saltzman about being a beauty editor at Fashionista in the wake of the election results.