April 2016 Book List

In April, there’s one important day for my family that silences the rest.  It’s not Passover.  It’s not Babe Ruth Day, although that’s close.  The day in question is none other than Opening Day of Baseball.  So, when it came time to select my reading for April, the choice was easy.  Finding Doris Kearn Goodwin’s Wait Till Next Year, a present from a friend back in Denver, I knew I had the perfect book for this month. Continue Reading ›

World Series 2015 Style Inspiration

Currently residing in Chicago and being a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, the post season games for baseball fueled my excitement and curiosity as my favorite team and team of the city I currently live in were battling for a chance to play in the 2015 World Series. Unfortunately, both teams lost and Facebook was filled with posts of cheerful hopes for next season. Now that the World Series 2015 is upon us, I haven’t lost all interest in this sport. Once again, the Kansas City Royals are playing for the championship, a team I supported last year in honor of my tradition to root for the underdog. Also in the game is the New York Mets, a team I know very little about but I’m happy to cheer on as well since it seems all New York cheering goes towards the Yankees. So, which one is more of an underdog? In this case, I’m not sure I can say, but I can show a little support for both with style inspirations featuring sustainable and ethical fashion companies. Are you a Mets or Royals fan? Either way, I’ve got you covered! Continue Reading ›

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

If you read my last post about Pittsburgh, you already know my family’s main reason for visiting involved my mom’s sense of adventure and my dad’s desire to see Los Angeles Dodger victories against the Pittsburgh Pirates. From my previous posts about Petco Park in San Diego, California and my affinity for the underdog, you already know baseball has always been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Not only am I named after the Brooklyn Dodgers, but my dad has also written a book Legend for the Legendary: The Origin of the Baseball Hall of Fame about whether or not Abner Doubleday invented baseball, and my family has been proud visitors and members of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Although there’s plenty going on in my life as I struggle to arrange housing for a fall internship in Chicago, watching the games at PNC Park reminds me of how baseball is always there to remind me to not give up hope and solutions will develop when I least expect it.  At PNC Park, I begin to see that baseball is more than a game. Continue Reading ›

Hats Off To . . .

“A hat is a flag, a shield, a bit of armor, and the badge of femininity. A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it’s the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it’s the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over, and to make all men feel masculine about. A piece of magic is a hat.” 

-Martha Sliter

Just about any accessory can seem just that: an addition, an extra fleeting thought, or a complement to the overall idea.  It’s only seen as a small piece in a larger puzzle.  Such attitudes make accessories appear to be a second thought, but there is a great amount of thinking and deciding in these details.  Some accessories are deemed “essential,” but the one I regrettably find to disappear from society is the hat.  In recent decades hats have left the mainstream fashion scene, with excuses like “Hats don’t look good on me” and “I’m not really a hat person.”  Decades ago you would have never heard this response since hats were an indicator of the time period, of status and of personality.  Does this still hold true in modern times? Continue Reading ›

Let’s Go Royals!

Unfortunately for my family and my dad, the ultimate Los Angeles Dodgers fan, our team didn’t make it to the World Series this year.  However, I’m always eager to fulfill the family tradition of rooting for the underdog.  The question is, who is that this year?  What makes this World Series even more exciting to me is that both Wild Card teams are now National and American League Champions.  While some predict that Home Field Advantage will be in the favor of the Kansas City Royals, I can’t help but feel drawn to a team who hasn’t won a World Series since 1985, while the San Francisco Giants have won in 2012 and 2010.  I also can’t help enjoying the momentum of my co-workers backstage and on Facebook who support the mid-west team and I’ve found a way to help strengthen my team spirit with these eco-friendly and sustainable style inspirations:

Kansas City Royals for Work

 

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