The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Eighth, or The Whiskers Doctrine

Hello, smoochies! Your fashion-challenged Avid Bruxist is back with another Fix (see Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7), and SHE NEEDS YOUR HELP! Read on. Good news/progress–I am accessorizing more these days. But when I saw this, I was unsure: Who you gonna call? KAAAAAAAAAATE! She told me to

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Seventh, or #thatsnotaknifeTHISisaknife

Hello, lovers! Your fashion-challenged Avid Bruxist is back with another Fix. (See Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.) First up, a shirrrrrrrt. I like this shirt. Cool pattern, or possibly upholstery on Granny’s couch pattern, what do I know really. Also, I feel like Kate would

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Sixth, or Buy 5’ll Git Ya

Hello, lovers. Your fashion-challenged Avid Bruxist is back with another Fix! (See Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.) Welp, I kept all five thangs this time. Don’t get too excited–I didn’t love all of them. In fact, I wasn’t in the Louvre with any of the pieces, but I likeded

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Fifth, or I’M GETTING IT

Hiyo, fashionistas! I’m back with another Fix! (See Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4.) First, the Definitely-Like-Its: Here’s my consult with Kate: Me: Shirt looks boring in pic, but I like it. Pleats in front. Navy. Looks black in pic. Sleeves roll up and button if I’m in

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Fourth, or Size Matters

Won’t bury the lede–kind of another swing and a miss on this one. Not because of the style. Mostly a size issue this time. For example: Style was cute. Design, also cute. But when I lifted my arms, the elastic waist ended up tucked under my boobs.

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Third

My third Fix arrived, and I would’ve been happy, except I had worn my Frye flats all day, so my pinkie toes were balls o’ burnin’ flame. (Seriously, what do I do about this? I sprinkled anti-chafing powder on my feet about five times throughout the day. Am

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches, Part the Second

Weird. Found myself actually kinda looking forward to receiving my second shipment from Stitch Fix. Who is I, and what even where happening? Hold me. I’m cold. But before we get into that, let’s talk about me trying to Make Fashion and achieving a victory, a semi-victory, and a

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I Have a Box of Stuff

My students* are hilarious and inspiring, and sometimes heartbreaking. As usual, I asked them to write get-to-know-you letters. Here are my favorite excerpts [comments in brackets are mine]: the reason I like dancing is because you can just have fun be calm and relax, But in a swaying way

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The Avid Bruxist Fixes Her Stitches

First, my style guru had the audacity to move to D.C. two years ago to be with the love of her life. Then came the babies, and I’m not saying I had kids specifically so I’d have an excuse never to go clothes shopping, but it’s a side benefit, for sure. Lo, it seemed

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Bananas on the Dashboard

My dad and I aren’t taking our usual northward jaunt because I need to be within spitting distance of the hospital for Arlo’s sake, but here are a few gems of recent times. Dad: Have you ever tried to open pistachios and read a book at the same

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