A Seasonal Changeover

Miss Flighty is back. It just so happens that this week’s podcast episode was about Personal Style, and I decided to try my hand at another seasonal wardrobe changeover. These are entirely unrelated activities, however. I did my very best in this week’s episode to explain that thinking about issues of personal style is notContinue reading “A Seasonal Changeover”

Refashion: That Amazing Salmon T-shirt

Please allow me a theoretical digression before I show off my latest refashioning project: Remember how I told you that I have been suffering under the fog of my hormones lately? Remember how I was complaining, à la Justin McElroy, that my womb was wandering and I was feeling a little bit hysterical? Remember howContinue reading “Refashion: That Amazing Salmon T-shirt”

Refashion: That Fabulous Striped Shirt

I came across this quote that really spoke to me: Everything that you make, that’s made by your energy, is partially made out of you. It’s made out of whatever experiences you’ve had. So you can knit little booties and they will be made out of your rage. You can get your rage out ofContinue reading “Refashion: That Fabulous Striped Shirt”

Creative Destruction

At some point last year, I came to the epiphany that there was power in destruction. Oh, I said it far more eloquently last year than what I just said, but it went something like this: My hormones stir up anger and rage in me. And rather than destroy relationships by being thoughtless and sayingContinue reading “Creative Destruction”

I want more of that.

If you thought that with a title like that this article would be about getting off the Hedonic Treadmill…well, it means that you know me very very well. However, that is not what we are talking about today. Since January 1, I have been writing a blog in French. It was very much out ofContinue reading “I want more of that.”

A Zebra For All Seasons

At the risk of imagining myself one of those people who unboxes new toys for their millions of YouTube fans (about which I have zero delusions), or TikToks themselves showing off their latest thrift store haul, I do still want to tell you about how I came to possess not one but two zebra dresses.Continue reading “A Zebra For All Seasons”

So now what?

No, really? So now what? I asked myself. What am I supposed to do now? Just waltz into a thrift store, or a sock store with the wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket? (–Umh, Lily? Umh, hunny, to what cash are you referring?) After a year of being hypervigilant about my shoppingContinue reading “So now what?”

Challenge Update: Week 52

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We did it! Stay tuned to the end for a podcast trailer! Challenge Rule 1: Buy No Clothes/Don’t Covet Well. As I mentioned yesterday, Ms. Lily Fields has been sidelined with the COVID this week. So, one good thing about that is that, while covet and COVID only differ by two letters,Continue reading “Challenge Update: Week 52”

Challenge Update: Week 50

Two more weeks to go! Challenge Rule 1: Buy No Clothes/Don’t Covet I bought nothing. Yay me. Can I take a pass on that coveting question? Just this once? Challenge Rule 2: The Inventory Well, the deed is done. everything in my closet, including my evening gowns, has been worn at least once this year.Continue reading “Challenge Update: Week 50”

Challenge Update: Week 49

Three more weeks to go! Challenge Rule 1: Buy No Clothes/Don’t Covet I bought nothing. Yay me. On the other hand, I have been having deep, deep, deep thoughts about the idea of coveting: what is the line between appreciating and coveting? Is wanting what we don’t have inherently wrong? Under what circumstances does aspirationalContinue reading “Challenge Update: Week 49”