Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Sweatshirt Phase

I am all about comfy sweatshirts lately. Eleanor has been sick with recurring colds (as have I) and it’s still a bit cold out, so sweatshirts are basically my new go to. But in an attempt to avoid giving into my true self and just embracing my inner slob, I’m trying to acquire sweatshirts with a veneer of style to them. I think this one fit the bill.

sweatshirt: Simons / pants: Zara / boots: Primark

Friday, March 16, 2018

All the Frills: We Find Ourselves at 8 Months

Eleanor at 8 months is a wonder. She sits up by herself, isn’t quite crawling yet but loves to scoot around on her tummy (and is surprisingly mobile that way - it looks like she's doing the Worm), is eating all sorts of solid food, and is trying really, really hard to talk (watching her work out how to make various sounds and trying to connect some meaning to them is just cute beyond words).

Weekend Reading:

  • I’ve had a lot of formal palaeography training (sort of essential if you want to work on early modern archival sources, and so I’ve taken a bunch of workshops and training sessions, as well as routinely practicing on my own and obviously having a lot of experience just from researching my dissertation an eventual monograph) but there was one set of documents in the Folger Shakespeare Library that just absolutely drove me nearly insane. I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to decipher and transcribe them and had to get help from fellow readers quite often. How I wish I’d known about this company then!
  • I’ve posted this piece on Medusa and political discourse before but it’s really fascinating so I’m unapologetically posting it again.
  • Representation matters. A lot.
  • I absolutely love The Prince and interpretations of it (hey, my PhD is also in Renaissance Studies and not just history).
  • The delicious irony!
  • Some of these photographs are just insanely stunning and thought provoking.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Weathering the Winter

As if the world needed proof that I looked decidedly less than glamorous in insanely cold (like -35 with the windchill) weather.

leggings: Simons / jacket: found at Century 21 / boots: Steve Madden / scarf: Aldo / hat: Target

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A New Year

I’m not at all ashamed to admit that I am so far behind on getting blog stuff done that I’m only just now getting around to posting photos from around the holidays, as my last couple of posts suggested. Hey, Eleanor is a little bit of time suck so give me a break.

Anyways, here are my New Years photos. We made it out for a wee tiny bit this year to drop by a friend’s place and, of course, I ridiculously overdressed in sequins and an insane statement necklace.  And I have zero regrets. Getting all dressed up and feeling like you’re going somewhere really special made me feel wonderful that day – even if I was only away from home for a grand total of 2 hours. Totally worth it.

dress: ASOS / necklace: Banana Republic / jacket: Simons

Friday, March 9, 2018

All the Frills: St Paul's

My uncle was an absolutely amazing artist who did these absolutely incredible studies of various European churches and cathedrals. Like this representation of St Paul’s. I have another four or so similar works of his that I now need to places to hang. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

Weekend Reading: