This Fall is All About Textures

Now, the connection between outfits and recipes may seem tenuous at best, but when you really think about it, they’re both things that we think about every single day. Putting together something that works, both in the kitchen and in one’s closet, requires an understanding of the need for variety. In clothes, that often means…

An Ode to White Tops

The advent of cold weather is marked by two things— the chafing from boots that starts my heel blisters (a winter mainstay) and apple picking season (as soon as it gets even a little chilly, everyone runs off to the orchards in assorted flannel). Now that both of those things has happened, it’s safe to…

Chapter Twenty-Two

My parents always said that I was “mature” for my age, which now, looking back, may have been their way of expressing relief that I was fairly easy to manage as a child. Over the summer, I asked my mother to bring me some knitting things from my old stash, and she was very amused…

clouds at sunrise

Trying to Feel Okay About Growing Up

I have lived my life for the past eighteen years according to the familiar rhythm of the school year. Semesters and midterms and breaks formed my notion of time, and I was always working toward something specific, be it a diploma, certification, or award. My academic life has shaped my perception not only of the…

Another Weekend in New York

I have taken the weekend trip to New York quite a few times since moving to Boston, and every time has been a little bit different. The city is always changing. The bus in is always either early or very late. Christina Tosi’s Milk Bar keeps drawing me in, tempting me to cave to the…

Madrid, Spain

In true last-semester senior style, I turned in my final projects early and spent exams week in Madrid instead of in the library. I’d like to think we went around Spain the Spanish way— leisurely, with afternoon naps and little bites to eat here and there. Some say that Madrid can be done in 3-4…