Sunday, October 21, 2012


It's that time of year! I have to be honest: I love gloomy fashion. Black is just an all-around fantastic color, bones and spikes and the like are cool with me, and velvet is just about the best fabric there is. Halloween style gets me all sorts of excited!

So, I've taken a break from grad school applications to create this list of some of my favorite gloomy-wear pieces. :) Has your wardrobe gotten darker this October?


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

roll 8: sweden

[blah blah blah] I'm not dead [blah blah blah]

Who knew graduate school applications were so time intensive?! I haven't had a moment to relax, which means I haven't had any time to blog. :( Between writing, laboring over my Statement of Purpose, studying for the GRE, and getting things together for my recommenders⎯oh, and that whole full-time job thing, that too⎯I am barely finding time to sleep! We went grocery shopping for the first time in a month on Saturday. Yup.

Bright side: only about a month left of this craziness! I'm aiming to send out applications in late November. That means only a couple more weeks of Saltines-for-dinner and practicing GRE geometry! WOO!

In the meantime, some more pictures from the summer. :) Thanks for being patient with me!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Today is my father's 50th birthday. I have to say, it is pretty strange not being able to be there. I had considered seriously flying out, but I couldn't get the time off⎯if we had had a week-long break like last year, I would have been able to, but I guess there's no point being angry.

I have a lot of feelings about all of this⎯50, being far away from my family, aging in general⎯but I'm finding it difficult to form coherent thoughts. I am very lucky to have my dad. Both of my parents lost one parent before they were my age. I am lucky. I am lucky. Thank you, God, for all you have given me.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

eat real

A couple weekends ago, Henrik and I ventured out to a different part of Oakland for Eat Real fest. Eat Real is a hybrid between a state fair and a block party, basically. Set up all along Jack London Square are food trucks set up selling local food for under 5 bucks! Not bad, right? Plus, they teach you about what you're eating, and there's music and you can buy packaged things to take home. It's a really neat local event. It was one of the first things Henrik and I went to when we moved here last year, and if you're around for the next one, I would recommend you dropping by! It's a great dinner date. :)

we got the chai one and it was DELICIOUS; you'll see it pictured in a sec!

everything: thrifted ~ sweater: urban outfitters (also second hand)

Such a fun way to spend an evening. :) Now, Henrik just got back from Sweden, so we're gonna go grab some grub! It's a million degrees here (okay, it's actually been about 95) and we need to find some air conditioning. Hope you all are having a good start to your week!

Monday, October 1, 2012

roll 7: france!

Another roll of film from summer. :) This one is from my time in France with Henrik and his mother. They have a summer house in the south, and we went on many day-adventures to neighboring towns. We visited beaches, lakes, and lavender fields, all within a few hours away. It's my secret dream to move into that house with Henrik for a while; the south of France is is so beautiful and idyllic. Maybe if I don't get into any grad schools, I'll just move there and take it easy. ;) One needs options, after all!

me in front of a giant wall-sized photo of a melon, days after discovering I am super allergic to them.

Henrik's village!


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