Admiration for Un-Fancy

I really dig the concept of Un-Fancy, a self-described minimalist fashion blog.

The idea behind it is to build a capsule wardrobe, a “mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you totally LOVE to wear.”

How great is that?

So, to be clear, this is basically the opposite of my exploding closet.

Caroline, the blogger behind Un-Fancy, advocates for a 37 piece wardrobe (15 tops, 9 bottoms, 9 pairs of shoes, 2 jackets and 2 dresses), with some substitutions in or out every season.

Interested? Check out her advice for building your own capsule wardrobe. 

The only bummer? The day I stumbled on Un-Fancy, the site said that the blog was going on hiatus for several months, but even the archive is new to me.

Check it out!

Beezus and Ramona Writing Prompt

Trixie’s (6) kindergarten class is reading Beezus and Ramona, a book series I loved as a child.


Last week her teacher sent me this picture that Trixie drew after a writing prompt:

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Caption: I think Uncle Hobart will marry Aunt Bea


Here’s what she wrote about it:

We are reading the Ramona books and we are reading the one where Ramona and Beezus’ aunt marries Uncle Hobart, and I decided to have a writing prompt about it. When I reviewed all of them this morning, I laughed when I got to Trixie’s. I love how Uncle Hobart has the ring and the box, and how Aunt Beatrice has a surprised look on her face. But most of all, I really dig Uncle Hobart’s beard.

You raging hipster, Uncle Hobart!

P.S. Writing prompt on the next page reads: “If I could wish on a shooting start I would wish for an American Girl doll.” No surprise there.


Buzz, Buzz

J. Crew just announced a charity collaboration with the Xerces Society, which is an organization fighting to save bees. 

As a person who loves fruits, vegetables and flowers, I value the work of our apian friends and am concerned about their decline.

Half of of the proceeds from these cute shirts go to the society:

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The gray one is the adult version and the white is for kids.

While she has many nicknames, I often call Trixie “Bumblebee,” so I’m really getting the urge to get one for her.

And while I’m not much for matchy-matchy Mom and Daughter wear, I think I just may need one for myself, too.





Sundry Clothing

I recently discovered the super cool, casual clothing brand Sundry. 

Since I wear suits to work every day I tend to wear relaxed pieces when I’m off duty, but I like them to have a certain aesthetic.

I loved these three pieces so much I had to make them mine:

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The 3/4 sleeve sweatshirt is the prettiest, most vibrant orange color and it’s also one of the softest I own.

Here are a few other Sundry looks that caught my eye:

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Check out the cool dress! It even has pockets.