gone grey

01 A look

An after Thanksgiving day outfit.
Grey on grey on grey with grey boots.

02 Gone Grey

My fave clothing color from head to toe.

03 grey outfit

I can not BELIEVE I didn’t take a few small pieces of pie home from dinner last night.
There was so much left over…
I could be eating pie RIGHT NOW.
Sadly, I am not.
Good going, Steph.

posted 1 year ago


two-tone black leggings / $17

01 leggings

From Buffalo Exchange.
New merch, so higher priced than usual.
But look at them.

02 leggings

Really cool, simple design.

03 leggings

Great for the colder weather (should it ever arrive!).
Had to get them.

04 leggings

05 leggings

posted 1 year ago


stripes on stripes

01 stripes outfit

02 stripes on stripes

You’ve seen this top and skirt before.
Both from Buffalo (I cut up the tank).
I was feeling stripey last night.

03 stripes and Jack Attack!!

And look! Jack the cat is almost all better.
A fluke illness that stumped the vets.
He went flat like a pancake.
Stopped eating, drinking & grooming.
Apparently fat cats will die in 3-4 days if they don’t eat as their liver fills with fat and BAM!
Dead of “fatty liver.”
So, he was on IV nutrition for two days (oy).
Then came home Friday night and I had to force feed him high protein food.
This was the same day I had my root canal,
so a “fun” Saturday followed of us sleeping all day together as we healed.
Luckily, the one night of force feeding was enough for him and he perked up some on Sunday.
I offered him many temptations such as steak, rotisserie chicken and Alaskan canned salmon.
VET : I don’t care what he eats, just get him to eat!
He chose to ease in with Whisker Lickin’s soft treats and Fancy Feast juice.

Rough patches like this are when I bemoan being single.
I could have really used the comfort of a loving other on Saturday for big hugs, hot tea making
and turning the Netflix off on my iPad when I fell asleep on hydrocodone.
Oh well.
All better now.

posted 2 years ago


j crew skirt / $3.50

01 doorway

02 thrifted j crew skirt!

03 buttons on j crew skirt

04 j crew skirt

Thrifted on a day yellow tags were half off.
A simple basic throw on for summer.
I wouldn’t have paid $7, though, just so you know.

The outside of my house is being scraped and buffed for repainting right now.
Not so into the mess that process is making, but a fresh exterior will be nice.
Should get some nice texture shots out of it, too. Oooh, “edgy.”
Also, please notice the little rooster topping off the fence post up there “Cox Fence.”

posted 2 years ago


clothes i’ve had forever / $whoknows

As much as I like to rotate items in my closet, some stay until completely worn out.

01 gold dress

This golden dress, a Buffalo buy, repeatedly negotiates to keep its place and I’m glad for that.

03 gold dress and boots

I think the last time it was blogged was waaaaay back on the Mötley Crüe project.

jacket and dress

The jacket is another one I can’t get rid of.
It has some naturally occurring rips and added safety pins in lieu of lost buttons.
I have bought a few similar jackets in replacement attempts.
But guess what?
It’s not replaceable!
I got it at H&M or Top Shop in London or Amsterdam years ago.
Perfect light weight layer & a nice grey/purple that seems to compliment everything in my closet.
So, they stay.
And we all live happily ever after.

04 posing poser

posted 2 years ago


there’s a fence, see



I’ve been rolling the Marc pants up a little high-water-y.
These pants, like all the fancy pants I bought when working at NM, are a little big now.
Have gone from perfect fit to slouchy.
NOT the worst problem to have.


Restructured vintage MTV Spring Break tee from Buffalo Exchange (I tied back).


Let’s see…what else…
Really, actually (no, REALLY really) quit my “bad habit,” if you know what I mean.
Coincidentally met a good habit (potentially) for an easy transition.
Heading to Marfa this weekend with a big group for a pre-wedding bash in the artsy desert.
We are taking over El Cosmico.
Each airstream trailer will have a signature drink.
Mine involves gin and jalapeno.

posted 2 years ago


booby banana striped tee / $0

01 banana shirt

Oh my god!
Another item has popped up from “Randi’s Rejects.”

02 banana

I love this shirt.
Soft cotton and a cheeky print.
Boobs? Bananas? A rather deep vee?
Okay okay, I get it.
You lascivious tee, you.

03 bananas! tee

posted 2 years ago


thrifted vintage haltson III blazer / $2.99

Halston III blazer

Tip top shape.
Unbroken pockets.
I always wonder if an item wasn’t worn or the owner just didn’t know to break sewn pockets open to reveal
…the pockets.


Halston III thrifted blazer

blazer fabric close up

Halston III was a line created for JC Penney in the 80s.
Upon its release, Bergdorf dropped the real Halston line and there began the downfall of Halston.
Sad story.
But a happy, vintage blazer day for me!

thrifted Halston III blazer

posted 2 years ago


billy reid tee / $7

Billy Reid Shindig shirt

Billy Reid had a warehouse sale last weekend in their original space,
which happens to be around the corner from me.
Amazing deals and you know I love a deal. This tee retails for $48.
I also got a $900 coat for $189 and black moleskin pants for $29 which retail for $250.

dont fall

So…dating life (grrrr).
I shut off my Okcupid for a bit.
Met a lot of men who were very…nice.
After a few, the meet ups start to feel like job interviews instead of dates.

Luckily, I got my rebound fling over with a hunk of Trouble vs Bad News from the real world.
You know the kind. The guys that glow from afar with a big red danger sign?
I’ve had a share of these fellas cross my path and am weak against their powers.
Gonna fall from categories such as: restless, driven, advanced creative, addictive personality, sexy beast.
You back away…”uh-uh!”
But if their sights are set, with a little cooing, rationality can’t help you.
You fall for them because they are intense. Which is hot.
They look you in the eye and ask for what they want. Hot.
The kiss is electric and the sex can be mind blowing.
These guys do not make plans, they do not go on dates, they don’t return texts in a timely fashion and they sure as hell won’t ever follow through on the awesome activities they proposed.
You enjoy it while it lasts with a glimmer of hope they will change their ways to be with you.
They won’t.
But unffff! The passion.
That fling came and went*, as can be expected.

I hold out hope I will find a man for myself who is adventurous, ambitious and sexy and also wants
to love and be loved in a committed way.
We will travel the world together and laugh, learn, taste, create, invent.
I know this is exceedingly rare, but I’m in it to win it.
He’s out there.
And I wonder what he’s doing…right…now…



posted 2 years ago


brother hoodie / $free

01 cali time

03 DSC09051.JPG

02 old car 1
Had about a day and a half of colder-than-you-expect-in-Cali weather.
I was underprepared.
So, on Wednesday, grabbed a hoodie from my brother’s closet and belted that sucker up.

04 DSC09036.JPG

Also, the neighbors have a cool old Chevy.

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And FYI the ratio of skateboards Long Beach:Dallas? About 40:1.

posted 2 years ago


lace back & side tank / $4.50

lace back tank

Half off at Buffalo Exchange in Long Beach.

lace panel


It’s been a productive couple of days.
Cleared up a few things I was indecisive about.
Feels good.
Fresh environments generally stimulate me in a positive direction.
Or, at least, start the engines.

buffalo lace tank

posted 2 years ago


"pearl" ring and martin+osa shirt / $free

01 pearl ring

02 diamond and pearl ring

Guess where these items came from?

Worn thrifting today.
I found nothing.
I’m getting pickier.

One date this weekend.
And trying a new dinner spot with friends.
Have a good one.

03 button down

posted 2 years ago


line & dot black silk jacket / $94

01 cotton bowl

Fair Park #4
The Cotton Bowl

02 cotton bowl!

Ohhhhhhh this jacket…
is outta control.

03 cotton bowl

I picked it up at local boutique Milk+Honey.
A lot more than I generally spend, but was a necessity once on.

04 cotton bowl

05 cotton bowl

06 cotton bowl

While taking these photos, I got a nice surprise!
It happens that my brother works in administration at Fair Park.
It happened that he was taking a breather and walking in a random direction.
In which he happened to stumble upon his sister photographing!

07 cotton bowl

08 cotton bowl


A note on this historic park :
Instead of modernizing the Cotton Bowl stadium smack in the center of Dallas,
major football events that used to take place here now happen in Arlington (which is not Dallas).
That’s a bummer.

Fair Park is crumbling.
But these once-grand, public grounds could be refurbished and used for many types of events.
There are so many beautiful structures, halls and much impressive artwork.
Today Nick showed me a vestibule where murals were discovered underneath coats of white paint.
There are small spots delicately sanded down revealing bright, bold colors.
From floor to domed ceiling.
Of course, no money is available to complete this project right now.
It’s such a shame to see an amazing public area unsupported and unused.
What can be done to change this?

posted 2 years ago


thrifted vintage red sweater

01 sunset

02 sunset

04 sunset!!!

red sweater

05 sunset

Seen before here.

posted 2 years ago


joan vass top / $40ish

01 joan vass top frames

Another of my last purchases from Last Call.
Retail was $288, but had all kinds of markdowns and a store sale.
So cozy.

02 pretty pocket

03 secret bright lining

A favorite touch - hidden secret.
Bright orange, silky poly lines entire interior.
Caressing my skin at every move.

04 Purple Chevron nails

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Remember this belt from this hideous dress I bought just for the belt?
My pal Toni thought she could rock the hideous dress, so I took it to her in Greece.
Still waiting for it to show up in a facebook photo.
That hideous, hideous dress.

06 down path

posted 2 years ago


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