stories in every style

My first shopping trip ...

after moving into my own studio apartment. A tight budget meant decisions. But the idea of fresh flowers.  Somehow that made me officially sophisticated.  I put the brand name glass cleaner back on the shelf and opted for white vinegar instead.  The switch gave me enough money to choose a gathering of daisies perfectly suited for my only option for a vase – a mason jar.

Bright colors can make me nervous.  This coat would be my way of wearing color and feeling safe. A golden mustard tone with deep shades of embroidered thread.  It's between a heavy and midweight coat.  The fabric is broken in perfectly.  It's soft and going to get softer with every use.