Category Archives: in my closet

OOTD: Dress of my Witchy Dreams

This dress fulfills everything I could ever ask of a garment destined to be a workhorse in my closet for years to come. Tiny gold round buttons at the cuffs and on the back, irregular pleating, and my favorite silhouette. I feel beautiful in this breezy black dress and I think it’s one of the…

OOTD: Extra Sprinkles

Right down the street from our downtown office is Pettit's Pastry, a 60-year-old downtown institution that still makes the best glazed old-fashioned donuts in the city. The original signs outside on the corner of 16th and Cass match the kitchy decor inside, where vintage bakery cases are packed with fresh and delicious donuts and pastries of all types. Seasonally decorated cookies and cakes, donuts with every filling and topping, and flaky krispies and pies fill the air with the aroma of sweetness, fryer grease, and childhood memories.

OOTD: Reminder that Red and Leopard are Neutrals

Every day at the office, Sarah and Hugo (and Alice, if she's here) and I go for a little walk around the new neighborhood where we're working downtown. There's a donut shop around the corner (my favorite one in Omaha, luckily), and a pizza shop down the street (my least favorite one in Omaha, sadly), and we're still checking out everything in walking distance. We're in North Downtown Omaha (where CAMP used to be!) where there is as much new construction and somewhat-hesitant investment being poured into the neighborhood as there is dilapidated sprawl and homelessness. Because of poor city planning, Omaha's thriving and affluent Old Market district downtown is completely cut off from North Omaha by "the Dodge Street wall" though they are just blocks apart. In the past five years though there has been a huge surge of new construction, and dozens of businesses have migrated into old spaces in North Downtown. I'm hoping the investment in this community enriches the neighborhood by keeping it accessible to its lower-income population and attracting more young professionals.

OOTD: Summer Sweater

That thing where it's 420 degrees outside and 69 degrees inside.

OOTD: Office Hours

This summer instead of having our 4-year-old Alice go to her school’s summer program, Dave and I decided to get a nanny. Her name is Kylie and she’s been WONDERFUL over the past two months! I really wish we could keep her all year and just have Alice in this hybrid coparenting-learning-field tripping-coming to the office situation, but I’m not sure I’m up for all the coordination it would take. I’m definitely considering it because I’ve never seen Alice so engaged and happy–she plays all day, does art and science camps and activities all over town, and gets lots of time outside, which leads to nice early bedtimes. Smile. I love having her at work after 4 every day and all day on Fridays.