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Costume For The Day

This past weekend I had the great pleasure and honor to paint some fashionistas from in and around Oakland.  I'll let the outfits speak for themselves: ...

Costume For The Day

Inspiration can come from many directions: a piece of art, your environment, an animal, a TV show (#Ilanaismyspiritanimal).  Sometimes all we need to be inspire...

Costume For The Day

I have a rule with clothing.  You must wear it once a year - or it gets donated... Dun Dunn Dunnnnnnn! This past weekend was the annual: Parting-of-the-cloth...

Costume For The Day

I - like everyone else in the world - love shopping the sale rack. But not just any sale rack friends - I like shopping the REsale shop sale rack.  It’s usually...

Costume For The Day

SO many exciting things happening with CFTD!  Unfortunately, they can't be revealed yet.  But rest assured dear reader - the good things are yet to come! Thi...

Costume For The Day

There is an amazing thing that happens every year in the Bay Area. No, not SF Beer Week.  Though, I've been known to throw one or two back in my day.  The am...

Costume For The Day

"Am I too old to get my nose pierced again?" I asked my husband a few weeks ago. I had my nostril pierced for most of my twenties - and now (almost) in my mi...

Costume For The Day

This past weekend a few girlfriends & I made our maiden voyage to Joshua Tree, CA.  We made the mistake of driving the whole way, with only the intent of sp...

Costume For The Day

Let's hear it for the boysssssssss... Section... For clothes... Honestly the only place that I've been shopping lately is the Men's section of Target and Thr...

Costume For The Day

First week back at work.  Public transportation swelling & bursting, late everyday.  It's a week full of meetings and back to old routines, and trying to s...

Costume For The Day

"We'll take a cup o' kindness yet, for auld lang syne." Last night was a quiet one, almost a repeat of last year to be honest.  My partner & I suffer fro...

Costume For The Day

Every now and again I get an inclining - I can't decide what to wear, I can't decide on a theme, I'm just plumb out of ideas.  So that's when I rely on color.  ...

Costume For The Day

What to wear to your local zine fest: On the top: - The obligatory obscure band t-shirt.  This one is sort of a two-fer since it is some famed graffit...

Costume For The Day

If you're anything like me: the first day of school was terrible. The anxiety.  The lack of sleep the night before.  Wanting to look nice on the first day - bu...

Costume For The (Yummiest) Day

Here is what I will be wearing today in order to pack away a metric ton of vegan chow: - Stretchy pants with elastic waist-band and draw-strings for easy tum...

Costume For The Day

I am kind of a cat whisperer.  I have successfully rescued two strays across the street from my house just by calling them (and having delicious foods - let'...

Costume For The Day

My ex used to complain that I didn't have a "style," that he couldn't put my look down to one specific definition.  I'd be goth one day, 50's housewife the next...

“Costume For The Day”

The weather (as I am wont to talk about) has been ping-ponging me back and forth.  I've also been making the tragic mistake of dressing based on the weather the...