30 June 2014


It's been a minute since I posted, after a few months of being pretty darn consistent. It's mostly because I'm thinking about the direction I want to take. Things around here have generally been an amalgamation of subjects with a focus on theater, style, and whatever I'm currently thinking about. That's not necessarily the "right" way to blog - most would say to pick a theme and stick with it - but that randomness represents me more fully, so I've never been bothered by it. My fashion posts tend to get the most hits, but I love writing all of them pretty equally.

I just took on a new project as a participant in Summit Credit Union's Project Money. While I didn't get selected to be one of the featured participants, I still get to work with a financial advisor at Summit on overhauling my finances. I'll probably write about it here periodically and will definitely be following along with the awesome participants on their site - especially the two single ladies, Connie and Katie, who I'm excited to cheer on! I'm thrilled to be part of this awesome program and already floored by its impact (how have I taken on a new loan for a new [used] car yet already increased my savings?!). 

This special new endeavor has its challenges, of course, and one of mine is sticking to a strict clothing budget. I was always a savvy shopper, getting great deals and rarely (if ever) splurging on anything even remotely expensive. But this is a new level for me, with $50 per month going into a savings account for clothes. That means shopping is pretty much off the menu for several months, and then only for investing in or replacing practical staple pieces with only the very occasional and thrifty frivolous find (I may have put this in my cart today at ModCloth, but I didn't click "Purchase"). It's not easy but I am 100% convinced that it will be 100% worth it.

This means fewer fashion posts, though I look forward to getting more creative with wardrobe remix-type challenges. I'll definitely keep posting about theater and try to expand the scope beyond gushing about Broadway (though that will always be necessary). I'll also continue to share whatever's going on in my world or my brain. If you have any feedback or requests, send it my way.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with two things I can't get enough of these days. The first is Dessa's transfixing "Mineshaft II." I can barely go a day without listening to her rap. The second is the trailer for Obvious Child. Seriously, this movie is the best thing I've seen in years. Go now.


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