I Just Can’t Be Trusted

dropped stitch, fix, knitting, mending, repairs, shawl

My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

I was minding my own business in my office at work and I looked over at my coat and shawl and saw……a hole!! I just fixed a hole in another shawl last month! What am I doing to my knitwear? I obviously cannot be trusted!

After some careful sleuthing, I don’t think this is a broken yarn kind of issue. I could not find any ends. Just a dangling loop, which means a dropped stitch that has been hanging around since I finished and blocked this thing in 2016. I just so happened to have some EXACT MATCHING YARN BASE AND COLOR left from one of the section of my Mini Solutions Scarf so I snipped a bit off to fix my Old Man of Storr. I used a crochet hook and fixed it to match the pattern to the best of my ability and then used the scrap…

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Bra Optional

Spring Outfits, travel, Vacation Clothes

I know I’ve already posted about what I was planning on wearing to Mexico but I wanted you to see them in context! And I’ll take any reason to reminisce about this amazing trip.

I’ve found that what you plan on wearing on a trip may not alway be what you end up packing so I wanted to share what actually made it in my suitcase.

Let’s begin with what I wore to jumpstart this trip!

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I like to keep it casual and hella comfortable when traveling. IDK about you but I have a TON of flight anxiety and this pair of black yoga pants is my comfort blanket. It was cold in Charleston, SC and I’m still not sure if you dress how the weather is where you are or how it is where you end up. To compromise, I had a short sleeve t-shirt underneath for when we…

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Nail Color Affects Your Mood?

Fun, Lifestyle, Other

Simply Jamilah

Warning: We are about to get up close and personal with my hands.

All of summer 2018, I wore the same mauve pink color on my fingernails because it complimented my skin tone and nail shape well, if that makes sense. About a month and a half into the fall semester, I decided to shake things up a bit and paint my fingernails red. When I did that, I felt different. I felt like a girl boss, like I could dominate anything and everything. It was weird, but it sparked an idea– this experiment. Maybe this is just me, but I think the color of your nails affects the way you feel; kind of like when some people see yellow, they feel happy while others might be traumatized (surprisingly enough, I know someone who is traumatized by the color yellow).

RUN DOWN OF THE EXPERIMENT: For about seventeen weeks, I…

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Yes, We Really Wore That: 1987

1980s, Beauty, Fashion, Fun, Funny, History, Humor, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Style, Vintage

I Don't Get It

Meg’s Sweet Shoppe, UT Austin

Yes. All those geometric figures and unnecessary flaps, bangled belts, and denim tops.

Yes. Popped collars.

Omega Psi Phi

Flintstone Barbies.

Acacia Cave Party

David Byrne meets Max Headroom.

Lois Richwine & Jesse Sublett by Jim Sigmon

Um, no. I never wore that. What IS that? Is it dead? Is it ruffles? He is speechless.

credit: Daniel Byram

He wishes he could unsee it. But he can’t.

It’s already been seen.

Black Health Professional Organization Eye Chart

All images from 1987 UT Austin Cactus.

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Week of Wear: Pinterest Outfits for the Life of a Scientist

beauty, Challenges, Fashion, Fashionable, Fun, outfits, PhD, Pinterest, Shopping, Style, styling tips, Trends, Womens Fashion

The Graduate Perspective

Outfit1_2Pinterest is one of my favorite social media platforms, because there are beautiful images and tons of inspiration for everything from DIY crafts to fashion. It is a great place to create a collection of things that inspire you especially in the wardrobe department. Working in a university research lab, means two things, that I don’t have to wear business formal clothing and that my attire has to follow lab safety standards. The general guidelines include closed-toe shoes, long pants, and no loose sleeves. However, in the past I found it a little tricky to translate style of influencers and fashion bloggers into practical everyday outfits for my life as a scientist. For this blog post, I was inspired to do a “Week of Wear” test to recreate outfits from Pinterest for a whole work week and observe how they translate to a life of a scientist.

I tried to replicate…

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