Some resources for doing the work of antiracism

Hi all,

I know I am not alone in thinking that posting more outfit photos in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, along with the racist incident toward Christian Cooper, feels wrong and not at all pressing compared to the work the US has to do around racism and police violence toward people of color. Instagram has been full of great resources this weekend so I want to amplify some books, posts, and places to donate:


So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness by Simone Brown

Posts and graphics:

-Considering the intent behind your posts

-Aja Barber’s Patreon

-On unlearning calling the cops

-On making allyship a habit

Places to donate:

Black Lives Matter

-Your local bail bonds nonprofit (target the class-based discrimination caused by the US cash bail system, will help bail out protestors as well–note: MN Freedom Fund is encouraging people to spread the money around as they’re getting many donations right now).

Southern Poverty Law Center (tracks white supremacist and hate groups and exposes them)

Reclaim the Block (Minnesota-based, focus on funding community initiatives instead of increasing police budgets)

Campaign Zero (Focus on policymakers and policing and ending police violence)

One thing I’ve been thinking about a lot this week is how to do antiracist work in myself and my community that is proactive and acknowledges that this is an ongoing problem–how can I read more POC, set up recurring donations, contact officials, check voting records, and check my own habits and biases. If you have any more resources you would like to share in the comments, please do!

May 30×30 Week 3: The 30 piece mix and match capsule continues

30 day summer capsule wardrobe

We’re in week 3 of the May 30×30 challenge and that’s a lot of threes! I’m still wearing the same 30 items for the month. I have been enjoying the simplicity, the permission to repeat outfits, and the easy decisions I get to make every morning. Plus, it’s really hot out here, so this has been a great way to get reacquainted with my summer clothes in capsule form. Here’s what I wore this week!

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My 30 piece summer capsule wardrobe: Week 2 of the 30×30

Welcome back to week 2 of my 30 piece summer capsule wardrobe. Here are all my items if you would like to see, and here’s what I wore this week for over 100 degree temperatures here in the southwest (eek).

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30 pieces for 30 days: Week 1 of Summer Outfits

It’s the end of week 1 of the May 30×30 capsule wardrobe challenge! I’ve had fun mixing and matching my items this week to make colorful and easy summer outfits. I was pleased with the light and warm colors and kind of retro vibe of my outfits this week that made my normal black and white wardrobe a bit more fun. Here’s what I wore this week!

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30 piece capsule wardrobe: My May 30×30 picks

The bigger my closet gets, the less outfit ideas I seem to have. So I’m excited to be joining an instagram challenge this month to create a 30 piece capsule wardrobe and wear it for the whole month of May. This capsule would be perfect as a minimalist summer wardrobe or even a summer packing list for an extended trip to anywhere with hot weather (Vegas is already over 90 degrees!). I included mostly casual items but also some work appropriate dresses and pants for office wear. Here are my picks for the month of May!

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20in2020 update: The limit does not exist

Welcome back to another update on my attempt at a low buy year using the 20 in 2020 challenge–where the goal is to buy no more than 20 items of clothing. I didn’t write a March update because I was busy being terrified, anxious, and glued to the apple news app (you too?). I’m writing an April update in the same emotional state, mildly dulled by its consistency for the past 45 days. Am I feeling better? I think so, until I need to bring my stress blanket to bed.

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Virtual coffee: Looks as all over the place as my mood and funny women on the internet

Hello, it’s me, Rebecca, and I’m wearing bike shorts. I wanted to hate bike shorts. I was committed to hating bike shorts. I love bike shorts. Here are some more things I wore this week and some other things I’ve generally appreciated and consumed on the internet.

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Virtual coffee: Surprising work from home outfits and easy clothing projects

Greetings from week 3. I am sipping my coffee and basking in the relief of being done recording video lectures for the week. And you know what? I kind of like working from home. I imagine it would be far more peaceful if I was, uh, not doing so during a time of existential dread, but not having to go anywhere to start work has been pretty nice. I wore some clothes this week and read some stuff this week and even attempted a few verrrrry minimally involved clothing DIYs, so let’s get to them!

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How I find my dream closet shopping on Poshmark

How I find the best deals on Poshmark

The title might feel a little dramatic, but up until about 2 years ago, I was buying the closet I could afford–things on sale from big stores–and not the closet I actually wanted, full of fun, interesting, and slightly more expensive items. I had a huge hypothetical wishlist and no way to purchase any of it on my extreme student budget. Then I found Poshmark–where you can buy stuff directly from other people. I had a lot of questions at first, namely, “is this legit?” and “how do I find the things I want?” and it sounds like some blog readers have those questions, too! Here are all my tips for shopping on Poshmark, scoring great deals and discounts, and avoiding scams.

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