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I moved last week and I feel like a box of shoes are missing, half my sweaters are displaced and I can’t find a goddamn thing even though everything has been hung up and put away. I’m creature of habit and routine and I’m still adjusting–so each morning this week I’ve been throwing on whatever is closest to me, instead of digging through closets or drawers. Luckily, the move surfaced these pants and this long sleeve tee I completely forgot about.

[tee from Gap (similar striped long sleeve tees), pants from Retail Therapy, jacket from Zara, boots by Rebecca Minkoff, hat by MICHAEL Michael Kors, Le Specs Wild Child Sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop]
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Photos by Jessica Tramontana
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When Schoola, an online consignment shop that donates 40 percent of proceeds to schools’ art and music programs, reached out to me and asked for me to help promote their cause, it was a resounding yes. While I’m not artist or musician, these are the kinds of programs that provided me the kind of therapy that worked for an incredibly shy little girl experiencing childhood trauma that talking and counseling couldn’t help. I needed a paint brush and caring teachers who let me explore different kinds of art, channeling emotions and energy into something positive. I loved to draw, color, paint and read–and those classes and programs made me feel normal.
These programs are quickly disappearing and low-income communities need them for their children to thrive, but they are the first to get cut. So I’ve packed a big bag of clothes to ship with the bag and shipping label they sent and hope to raise more money to benefit these programs.
So join the movement and help raise awareness for how enrichment programs are disappearing from schools due to underfunding. Share your favorite school memory on social media for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Schoola during the month of March. Use the hashtag #WhyISchoola on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!
[tunic borrowed from Schoola, faux leather leggings from Retail Therapy, OTK boots by Steve Madden, bag by Proenza Schouler, watch c/o Obaku, leather jacket by BCBG]
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I headed out to Grand Rapids last week for ladies night out at Leigh’s and snatched up the most amazing Tibi coat for 75 percent off. I’m still on a shopping high from that buy. I didn’t know what to wear to the event so when in doubt..all black. I’m packing for a trip New York City this weekend and it’s looking mostly black again, plus that cream Tibi coat I scooped up. 
[DL1961 jeans from Retail Therapy, sweater from Forever 21, bag by Proenza Schouler, borrowed fur vest, wedges by Prada (similar black wedges)]
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This is 30

I celebrated my birthday a day early with a brunch at the new(er) Spanish tapas restaurant in Royal Oak called Le Dulce. And I tried avocado for the first time and actually loved it. I’m just getting so adventurous in my old age. I’ve also realized I don’t care for large birthday get togethers for my own birthday celebrations–give me small groups of people in a brunch setting–that is my dream day.
I threw on this emerald sweater and boyfriend jeans since I really just wanted to be comfortable for the drive and walking around shopping. It was sunny out so I ditched the coat later on and bought a few vases from West Elm, and then called it a day.
[emerald purba sweater c/o PB & J Boutique, jacket from Zara, jeans by BDG (similar jeans in straight cut), boots by Opening Ceremony (on HUGE sale), bag by Givenchy, sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop]
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High waist jeans and a camel sweater was an easy choice to make for a no-client meeting work day last week. I can get away with a more casual look on those days and play with fun lip colors like this deep grey by Smashbox. It seems ultra cool and also like I’m a corpse with cold, blue lips. The jury is still out on this one, but I like it either way. 
[coat from UO, jeans by Madewell, old, old sweater, necklace by Clyde’s Rebirth, boots by Opening Ceremony]
Also these boots are on major clearance. They’re originally $500 and I snagged them for under $200 and in black they’re a little cheaper too. They don’t have any traction so not good for snowy days, but I shouldn’t have worn them out on a wet, snowy day since they’re suede. Lesson learned.
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