Welcome to Hoth, I mean, Michigan.

“This is how you transition this, this is how you transition that…” is a commonality on fashion blogs come mid-February through mid-April and then again mid-August to mid-October. But I’ll tell you this, there was no fucking transitioning going on here. It was cold. Actually, it was below cold here. On a mild day, the high was 29 with a low of 16. On a brutal day, my “Weather App” said the high was 22, with a low of -6. And don’t even get me started on those wind chills. Don’t eeeeven get me started.

With an attempt to brave the frozen tundra known as Detroit in a somewhat cute outfit, it was important to be prepared for whatever may happen. Hence, my over-the-knee boots and combination backpack-purse-satchel. If I had to trek through 12+ inches of snow, no worries, I gots mah over-the-knee boots. Not only are they designed to be over-the-knee boots, but I’m 4’11′”, so they came up way more past my knee and a little ways more up my thigh for complete leg protection. Suck on that, snow. Suck. On. That.

With mah handy dandy combination backpack-purse-satchel, I was not only able to carry all of my necessities (wallet, q-tips, keys, tampoons, vodka, ice scraper, gloves, first aid kid, etc), but I could throw it on mah back when I had to use my phalanges to dig my way through the snow.

The blush pink color of the coat is truly magical… while on a hanger. However, it seems to have matched the pink pale tone of my translucent winter wind-burned face. I was definitely not going for that. But I definitely succeeded.

Anyways, the weather is starting to warm up here and I’m finally about to shave my legs. I did hear it snowed in Utah a few days ago, so this post is still somewhat relevant. And blush pink is like the HAWTEST color of the year so far!

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blushcoat4“Are my feet still there? I can’t feel them.”

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blushcoat6“Oh shit, my ear is actually falling off.”

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Knit beanie: American Apparel (here)

Necklace: J. Crew Factory (love this too!)

Jacket: Forever 21 blush jacket (love thisthis, and this too!)

Sweater: Mossimo from Target (love this, this, this, and this too!)

Leggings: StyleMint (love these, these, and these too!)

Boots: Sam Edelman “Portland” Boots [from TJ Maxx] (love these too!)

Backpack: French Connection “Tough Love” Backpack [from TJ Maxx] (here… love this, this, and this too!)

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Malachite Delight!

Kelly Wearstler was a great influence (as I’m sure for many other designers as well) that intrigued me about rocks and minerals; how they can be used in different rooms, their different appearances, colors, and textures, and how they can make a room feel. For malachite, it’s that green hue and rippled look that is just that perfect mix of color AND texture!

During the holidays, an accent of a malachite piece or malachite accents around your home are just what you need! Here are a few of my favorite malachite items.

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For some more affordable malachite options, you can buy some malachite fabric here and find a malachite DIY here!

Pencil May In!

Pencil skirts are a great way to confuse people. At first they’re like, “Is she a teacher? A librarian? What is she? Who is she?” Then I’m all like, “I’m Wittle Butters!”

Suriously, pencil skirts are a great transition piece from day to night. From appropriate work wear to street prowling hooker!

Here are 14 pencil skirts I’ve picked out for you to wear the first 14 days of May. Enjoy!

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Drop crotched onesie (with Seagulls too)? Yes, pwease!

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(My lazy eye is totes in full force here. Observe.)

Hiding my body shape is one of my fave hobbies. I like to make it as hard as possible for people to tell if I’m a 12-year-old boy or a 24-year-old woman, yes, a woman! From drop crotched pants to dolman sleeved shirts (in a large, please!), the more baggy or drop crotchy, the better! My clothes are often so much baggier than my actual self that the boyfriend has even began to say I dress like his old middle school art teacher. To which I say, “Thank you! …You don’t know fashuuun!”

Blazer | Forever 21

Onesie | Natty Paint (Urban Outfitters)

Heels | Giuseppe Zanotti

Clutch | Forever 21 (similar here)

Bracelets | Aldo (similar here)