I’ll never forget my very first pair….Old School white lace-up Vans, with a red stripe. I bought them with my sister Lauren in Penny Lane at Rehobeth Beach summer of ’92 after an afternoon on the boardwalk, of course. I wore them until they fell off of my feet several years later in high school. Those white shoes got me through a Lalapalooza 94′ mudpit, the awkward teen years, and everything in between. I’ve owned a few since, and will own many more in my years. The simple, classic old school shoes are where it’s at. I was looking for these navy classic old school’s, but found these instead and love them. Just bought these up the street for a steal! They are a great simple canvas for all of the bright colors I have goin’ on in my Spring & Summer wardrobe.
When a brand of shoes can take you from age 13 to 27, you know they are doing something right.Love the Chukka Boot in True White and Light Grey.
These are all great.
April 30, 2007
Vans from ’92-’07
The space I take up right now is sometimes a quiet determined warrior, present and in total surrender. Sometimes the space I take up is a fierce determination to do it all, to rebuild this life bigger and fuller than it’s ever been. And sometimes it’s bummed and grumpy, using every ounce of energy and patience to keep moving forward. Sometimes its a puddle. Sometimes the space is just space, and I’m floating and I’m here and that’s enough. It’s all okay and I’m not sorry. All the while, the space I take up is always white, so it is always privileged and I hope to spend that privilege on amplifying the space of my sisters and non-cisters. We are not sorry.
September 17, 2019
Recovery Survival Kit / Good things that have brought comfort & support during the last few weeks: . *I’ll forget a bunch and not in this order . -Sitting in our garden in the breeze . -Baskin Robbins Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream. I avoid dairy & gluten and indulge when I want and I NEED mint chocolate chip RN, ok? . -Housewives. Old, new, any city. I’LL TAKE ‘EM. . -Speaking of Housewives @bravohistorian has single-handedly gotten be out of bed some mornings. . -My mom staying with us the entire first week to help with food, dishes, LOVE, everything. She’s an angel among humans. . -With Will’s help “we” (I sat there with an ice pad art directing) switched the rugs from the office to the living room and it’s a GAME CHANGER. It’s amazing what a little change can do to refresh a space. . -We finished OITNB the first week or so after surgery and it was an incredible end to a phenomenal series. I can’t get the many women whom I’ve grown to love out of my head. . -SNUGGLES WITH WILL & THE DOGS. . -Puzzles. Specifically 1,000 piece puzzles of little villages in the late summer, now early fall. . -I haven’t done yoga again yet, but the practice that @emayacircle has taught me has elevated my health and the strength of my body significantly. Their program gave me tools to ride this recovery with more ease. . -Old 80s/90s true crime Lifetime movies streaming on Amazon Prime. Some days tv is all I could/can deal with and this time warp was a super fun nostalgic trip back to simpler times and lower budgets. . -Building back up to walks in our giant-park-like neighborhood. . -LIZZO . -That these impeachment proceedings finally making real forward motion . -Chelsea Handler’s Book Life Will Be The Death of Me . -Thoughtful & generous offerings of delicious food from dear ones like Michaela, Christine, Colleen, Matt, & our parents . -Comfort care packages from friends like Petra, Michaela, Barret, Mariel, Daisy, Connie . -Fierce love & frequent messages from my tribe of dear ones like the aforementioned and Lolo, Anthony, Tori, Lizzie, Justin, Ali, Kyle, Jenny, Corinne & more . -Therapy . -More Housewives
September 11, 2019