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  1. I’ve been trying to be more mindful in my clothing purchases and wishlist additions (window shopping only, these days). Will I wear this often? Is it flattering? Who made this? Will it replace something of lesser quality already in my closet? Is it adult? All valid questions. I’ve also been trying to add maybe a little more color to my wardrobe (just a little), but sometimes black is simply the way to go. I love this dress from Synergy Organic Clothing.
  2. Girls. To. The. Front. I love this pin by Chicago-based artist and designer Jenna Blazevich. Find it at Vichcraft. Now, maybe more than ever, we need ladies supporting ladies.
  3. Sand Cloud Towels donates 10% of every purchase to help protect marine life. This peachy beach towel is currently sold out, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for new or re-stocked striped designs closer to spring! You can use this link to save 25% on your first order at Sand Cloud. This is valid for new accounts only; enter your e-mail address to receive a code!
  4. Valentine’s Day at LUSH is basically my favorite ever. Rose scented everything, please! I like buying bath bombs (like this one) to bring on trips, since we don’t have a bathtub. Hotel baths are always nice.
  5. At some point between Halloween and Christmas, my face broke out in a red bumpy rash because of some dumb thing I put on it. Make up? Soap? I don’t know, but since then I’ve been making more of an effort to be kind to my skin. This facial steam herbal blend from Mullein & Sparrow has become a semi-regular part of my self care routine.  It’s full of lavender, rose, and calendula.
  6. That thing I said about clothing at the beginning of this post also definitely applies to jewelry. I spent a few hours last week sorting through my collection and tidying up my displays and storage. I then did a second round yesterday, getting rid of even more junk. It felt good. So, that said, I’m smitten with this pair of tiny, simple pearls. My previously suggested questions have all received the proper answers.

Do something kind for yourself, this weekend, and do something kind for someone else. If you’re able, get outside. Or pick up a book from your library. Support a local business you’ve previously neglected. The light has to come from somewhere.


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  1. I can picture myself living in this forest green cardigan from ModCloth. It’s got a hood!
  2. I love the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. It had been on my “must see” museum list for years (every good museum nerd has one), and I finally had the opportunity to visit a couple birthdays ago. It was everything I hoped it would be. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab’s Mütter inspired perfume, Umlaut, is available exclusively in the Mütter shop. The decription: “A mélange of balsams, leathers, and raw vanilla designed to evoke images of unearthed secrets and dusty, ancient libraries. An old fan favorite is once again brought to life within the Mütter Store and is the perfect scent to inspire memories of scanning the exhibits.” So. I probably need that.
  3. I love this stone and silver Earthshine ring by Shadow House.
  4. Yes to this black floppy wool felt hat. I’m looking forward to getting my hair trimmed and shaped so hats no longer look weird.
  5. This month, Julep brought back their black crème polish, Johnny. It’s basically the perfect black. All Julep polishes are 5-free and vegan-friendly.
  6. Oh. My. Goodness. I love Pam Wishbow‘s work. I think we need the protector sigil banner hanging in our house.
  7. These floral print ankle booties are so cute! Most of my clothes are basic and black, so I like the idea of adding a little color and detail with shoes or accessories.
  8. I think I’ve shared this earring set made by metalsmith Joanna Szkiela before, but I’m still in love. Her work is stunning.
  9. I wish we had a bathtub, because I’d love to try Lush’s new Guardian of the Forest bath bomb. Maybe Tj’s parents would let me borrow theirs?

I’ve been reading and drawing a lot this week, which has been pleasant enough. I can’t say I’m producing anything worth sharing, but it feels good just getting the kinks out. I don’t know if drawing is something I’d want to return to full time. My attention span just isn’t what it used to be; doing anything full time seems daunting. I’m all over the place. It’s something I’m working on.

Happy weekend, everyone.


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Oh, the puns. Now that Mother’s Day is over, I feel like I can share a post about roses without it falling under the category of “Mother’s Day Stuff.” Not that “Mother’s Day Stuff” is bad or anything, but as a girl without a mom, it’s a bit out of my realm of awareness, at least when it comes to shopping.  Honestly, if my mom was alive, I have no idea what I’d buy for her, now that I’m an adult woman. You always hope to make up for some of the nonsense when you grow up. Oh well. Sorry, mom.

Sometimes I wonder if my mom would have made a facebook account. Probably. My father, on the other hand, only recently got an e-mail address.


Floral scents do, actually, remind me of my mom. So maybe this is a little “Mother’s Day Stuff” after all.

I want it to be known that I like girly things and goth-y things in equal quantities. It can’t be helped. We will always be the children we once were. You will likely never see me wear pink, but I am fond of smelling like flowers and forest, and a little pink underneath is always okay.

You may have spotted some of these items on girldust in the past. I love them that much.


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Friday Favorites // 020 ::

  1. I treated myself to some art, this week. Abandoned House is from Amy Earles, and Ghost Stories Told by Foxes is from Kat Philbin. I can’t wait to frame and hang these. They’ll probably end up in our bathroom when I move in with Tj; I have a vision of a slightly muted goth powder room. Hopefully that will fly.
  2. I love this vegan leather tote from Free People.
  3. I finally bought myself a pair of low tops. Black on black. Thank you, Palladium, for having what I needed.
  4. I may also this rose-scented argan oil shampoo bar from LUSH.
  5. I not-so-secretly love shortie rompers. This one with long sleeves from ModCloth looks comfy.
  6. Ohhh, these cute little ruched shorts!
  7. I love this pin from Lazy Oaf! Ha! They also have a great Garfield one.
  8. This summer is definitely about being brave. It’s okay to be scared, but it’s not okay to let fear hold you back from doing good things. I think fuchsia lipstick might be an appropriate metaphor. I’ve never worn fuchsia lipstick. It seems terrifying. So let’s just do it! Passionate is also from LUSH.
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Fun Fact: The world’s only cryptozoology museum is located in Portland, ME. We have never been, but it’s definitely on my list.

It’s a little surreal to be thinking about warmer weather and tank tops when there’s still 18 inches or so of snow on the ground (and more in the forecast), but Tj and I have been tossing around some vacation ideas. I’ve got travel and camping on my mind, with my sights currently set on the Pacific Northwest. Maybe?

PS. New Decemberists is pretty darn great.

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