Valentine’s Dinosaur

dinosaur sweater grey circle scarf blue jeans work boots by 14 shades of grey

I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day, just like I don’t celebrate any made-up holiday that has little base in tradition and seems solely designed to make people buy stuff. I did go to a book fair today though, so I put on my thickest sweater, old jeans and old boots. It’s not the most blog-worthy outfit, but it’s warm and comfy, and that’s all that matters right now. The boots turned out to be a great decision too – the book fair was insanely crowded, and with these I could stomp around without worrying about anybody stepping on my toes. Seriously, it was like a feeding frenzy around each booth. Man, how I miss those quiet library book sales my friends and I used to go to back in LA.

But hey, come to think of it, a book fair is the perfect place for me to spend Valentine’s Day, so maybe I did celebrate it after all.

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Sweater: hand-me-down, Jeans: Forever21, Scarf: self-made, Boots: Payless, Socks: Target


The Blogger In Her Unnatural Habitat

outside by 14 shades of grey

So this is how I work when the weather is being annoying. It’s super sunny out but the temperature never gets above 55 degrees (that may not sound cold to you guys, but just as a reminder, here in Vietnam when it gets below 50 elementary schools are closed) and you can’t get warm unless you’re directly under the sun. Our house was built for shade and coolness in the summer, so naturally it’s freezing inside, and all my extremities feel like they’re turning into icicles. Pros of working outside: warmth (and great view of the cats.) Cons: Taco thinks that my being outside = playtime, so I didn’t get a lot done.

cats by 14 shades of grey

outside with taco by 14 shades of grey

P/S: This is my “work from home” uniform. It’s comfy, and that’s all that matters.


Hear Me Roar

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… out of frustration, that is. I’m scraping the entire (well, most of it, anyway) 70 pages I’ve written of my book and going back to the drawing board, because I’ve finally had it with borrowing from American Gods. So while I’m trying to figure out how the heck I’m going to write this story, here’s some photos of me wearing my floral T-Rex.

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I look less like a T-Rex and more like I’m doing a terrible version of the Thriller dance

Sweater: hand-me-down & refashioned, Jeans: Target
Scarf: Forever21, Booties: Steve Madden (thrifted)