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  • Kimchi & Blue dress: Urban Outfitters, $69
  • 'laundry' by Shelli Segal coat: thrifted in Bushwick, $10
  • BC ‘Gamma Ray’ clogs: on sale at MiniMarket in Williamsburg, $50
  • grey bowler hat: on sale at LF in Cobble Hill, $8
  • opaque HUE tights: gift, but probably $8
  • OCC Lip Tar: free from my roommate, via a fashion week goodie bag

Yes, it’s that time of week again. Where I share with you my outfit and tell you how much everything cost. At a glance, you may think this look isn’t too ‘broke’ - I mean, $69 is pretty steep for someone with almost no money in their bank account… right?

Sometimes, you gotta shop quality. Again, you might now be thinking “Urban Outfitters, really?” We place so much focus on the little black dress that I think the little black DAY dress can fall by the wayside. I’ve worn this thing approximately 1 billion times in the last year, give or take, so the cost per wear is low. It’s science.

Same goes for the shoes. I’ve worn them to death over the last year and a half I’ve owned them. I recommend catching the sales at LF and MiniMarket because they have some serious deals for those who normally are of the Salvation Army contingent.

There's so much to say but none of it is about outfits.

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Roxy passed away on November 24, 2013. Sad doesn’t really begin to cover it. Neither does heartbroken.

Roxy and I met on twitter in 2011 (thanks, Megan) and this surprised just about everyone because we always seemed like we’d known each other forever. I can’t say I have any regrets because we had a no-holds-barred kinda friendship. The last thing we talked about was a combination of cystic labia acne, group sex, and grocery shopping while intoxicated, and I’m totally okay with that.

When my cousin Paul died several years ago I didn’t tell anyone; not my roommate at the time, and not a single friend from college. Because the more people that know about something the more real that thing is, which is particularly true when it comes to loss. In a way, my taking so long to write about it on Broadist is another means of burying my grief, but some of the best advice given to me was “there’s no correct way to mourn.”

Here in Brooklyn, Roxy’s death is still not entirely tangible as most of our friendship was online. It was just a few months ago that she visited New York last.

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I ultimately decided this photo was too porny for instagram. Roxy wanted to keep it though, so here it is.

Broadist has always been about feeling it out and going with our gut(s), and I’m starting that process over again, or rather, revisiting what it all means. She appreciated how much I hate logistics and even now, over two months later, I’m still haunted by the logistics of the thing we created together. She would have been the person to ask what to do in this terribly specific and tragic situation.

“What becomes of the banana skirt?” and “How should I edit our bios on Broadist?” both came to mind immediately. How will I fly to LA for her funeral? HOW WILL I HANDLE THIS ON THE INTERNET?

You may have noticed Roxy hadn’t contributed to this blog much since its summer-2011-inception. She started law school that fall and simply put, it was time consuming. Collectively we were always giant balls of anxiety but, as a law student and music industry freelancer, we handled it in different ways. I’ve always found writing to be cathartic whereas she felt it was another obligation, like reading about a case or something. I had a hard time wrapping my head around that concept because she loved Broadist with all her blood and guts and I just wanted her to do what she loved always 100% of the time forever. Whenever she wrote something it was the most magical surprise– I would get a text about it like, “Caroline, look in drafts!” and our hearts would gleam. No matter how few blog posts came from the west coast, the essence of Broadist was always both of us and still is which is fucking weird because Roxy is gone now.

An intimate thing that came up in our friendship (it surfaces in all my friendships, really), is my keen ability to drown myself in work and plummet off radars for months even years without notice. Roxy’s awareness of this was inspiring and kept me in check: “I know you always say you get busy and just disappear from peoples’ lives but you can’t do that with me, okay?” Now that she’s gone I resolve so actively to stop disappearing. If you get a weird email or phone call or postcard or something, or if you notice a blog post maybe, please understand that I’m trying so hard not to disappear. Nothing is as important as the people you love which sounds so cliché but is truer than ever now that I’ve lost yet another close friend this past month. Just trust me, ok? Losing contact is not worth it.

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People really need to stop dying because this is hard to write and I am selfish and about to go on a tangent so I’ll stop with one last intimate thing that came up in Roxy and my friendship/texts after her visit here.

Rox: Knock knock
Me: ass ass ass ass ass
Rox: TITTIES. Ugh I miss you bunches.
Me: Miss you too. I am going to bed now because I’m exhausted.
Rox: Ok I’m going to cry because I can’t find soup.
Me: I want to feed you soup.
Rox: Let’s get married.

I love you, lady. RIP. Broadist isn’t going anywhere.

  • vintage silk blouse: free from mom
  • braided belt: forever 21
  • BDG high waisted jeans: urban outfitters

I posted this outfit a couple months ago, but will someone talk to me about this tag? I’ve seen it in Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Bed Stuy. All different color jellyfish, making me smile forever, etc. This photo was taken just outside of my office, but the art has since been covered up. This also reminds me how badly I want to go to the Creatures of Light exhibition at the Museum of Natural History. SO MANY GLOWING LIVING THINGS.

  • vintage shirtdress: gift from Erin, via Re/Dress
  • cardigan: borrowed from roommate, Rae
  • patent flats: swapped last week!
  • braided leather belt: target
  • green HUE tights: BONTON
  • Chanel lipstick in ‘la Sensuelle’

GPOYW: is it actually January right now? I am pretending it is not, by wearing vintage florals and these irresistible flats I swapped last week. I ran out of contact solution so I will be feeling the velma vibes in these specs for the next few days. Shout out to my homegirl Erin for surprising me with this amazing dress.

some babes I liked on the internet this week

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ATTN New York: this is how you should take on the weather today. (via wear color via vanessa jackman).

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Don’t threaten me with a good time. girl gangs: start yours today! (via francesbabyhouseman via julaya).

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rainbow sorbet hairs (via ceedling).

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want every part of this outfit. Bronny rules. (via fat aus).

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(via curve appeal via after the riot).

more after the cut!

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ALERT, BROADS: RAD MUSIC JOB/ MARCH TOUR/ FEMINIST ROAD TRIP: March 10-March 28ish availability necessary. Starts in NYC/Boston ends in NYC/Brooklyn. Ladies only.

  1. Job Requirements: be a lady, have mad driving skills, and be really cool/responsible. Bonus if you own a van or large car, but not required. Interest in live music necessary because DUH.
  2. Job description: Hang out with Kate Nash + drive with SUPERCUTE! on US/Canada tour! All gas and meals paid for + hotels and stuff + some monetary compensation. Email supercuterocks@gmail.com with resume and cover letter for more info. Please say you found out about this position on Broadist so they know where you’re coming from.
  3. Note from Julia of SUPERCUTE!: “any of your lady bids who maybe like are out of a job right now and wanna see the world and have ~~~chill timez~~~ on da road and like driving.”
  4. Apply ASAP because tour starts SOON.
  5. You’re welcome. xo, Caroline
some babes I liked on the internet this week

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breaking my heart that we were in killerdelphia at the same time. (via zero girl).

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who is this Noah’s ark wonkabilly dreamboat? (via rufflebutts via wildgrowers).

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Lydia, always a stunner. (via style is style).

More babes! Not too many (I didn’t spend much time on tumblr this week), but all great.

More!

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Pretty much the best blog and the most perfect outfit (via fatty unbound).

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SPRINGTIME. (via rufflebutts via demona la fright)

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Want this outfit for v-day. (via oheyimheather via brent).

Well, Broadist made it to 10,000 followers this week. Shock and awe doesn’t really begin to cover it. We are so appreciative of everyone who has joined us in practicing self-love and wearing what you want and being a cool broad and NEVER apologizing for it. Happy holidays and/or secular festiveness! We love you! Thank you.

Special thanks to our amazingly talented homegirl WONTONS for drawing this.

some babes we liked on the internet this week

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I am hesitant to use the word “perfection,” but this is damn near close. Every detail on this lady is resplendent. (via jendizzle). -C

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Nicolette, a Brooklyn babe after my own heart (via nicolette mason). -C

This might be the most babes on the internet TO DATE. So many after the cut.

More, I say! MORE!

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This brings a whole new meaning to white t-shirt and jeans for me. (via tomboy femme). -C

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Big hair/ big heart. My neighbor kills it every day in the vintage shop she works at: “I preach the gospel of learning your body, loving your body and dressing to express. A revolution for not just acceptance, but full on appreciation. Get on it.” (via yo charlie) -C

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At this point, Sarah Deetz is a nominee for my biggest girlcrush of 2011 award. (via Sarah Deetz) - R

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I want to be BFF with Frass!  Her tumblr is amazing, her style is fantastic, her hair is GORGEOUS and did you know she runs dangerous curves.  FRASS LET’S BE BESTIES PLEASE. (via frass) - R

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full-frontal sass. (via calivintage via fashionist). -C

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I imagine us hanging out and making boys cry.  aint no thang, nbd, etc. (via pussybow) - R

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Total 100% complete stunner (via style is style via NYane&Mpho). -C

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oh my god the accessories and jacket have elevated the standard black-shirt-and-denim-shorts look to an unreal superstar level and this outfit is so incredible. (via fatshopaholic) - R

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hot dish. serving up stripes in the kitchen. work it, girl! (via curveappeal) - R

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Pretty sure these babe photos OVERRAN the internet this week… but in case you missed it, Frances Bean Cobain is nooooooo longer a baby. (via Hedi Slimane Diary). -C

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a superfly season transitional look (via style is style via fancy fine). -C

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I can’t even pick what part of this look is my favorite because are you looking at this? IT’S SO GOOD.  Red lipstick + neutrals! Statement necklace AND how did she tie her scarf like that? someone teach me how!! I’m obsessed with heather socks, I love the socks/open toe shoes look, and the lines on the pants and blazer are blowing my mind. (via daftanddirect) - R

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holy girlcrush, batman! (via suckafree1) - R

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can you tell that I have a thing for stripes and tight skirts? (via fyinbetweensies via ellemack) - R

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broads go sheer. (via calivintage, via here’s looking at me kid) - R

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GLORY INDEED. more outfit posts please? (via teaplusbeardpluscake). -C

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With an outfit like this, who WOULDN’T be skipping? (via the clothes horse via shine by three) -C

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red + stripes: never kick the habit (via calivintage via klover) -C

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yes, yes, forever yes. (via style is style). -C

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why does this feel like an american apparel ad in the best way possible? attn: dov charney: more models like nora, please. (via anorable). -C

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  • floral swing dress: Anthropologie (saaaaale - also, t’was a gift)
  • brown HUE tights: you wouldn’t believe how old these are
  • Dr. Martens 1460 boots: c/o Dr. Martens
  • Lipstick: Makeup Forever Rouge Artist Intense #49

Something about the pixelated floral really got me here - I love this dress. Also thanks to Veronica for taking these photos in the cold. Also ALSO I started writing super early this morning but stopped because rather than driveling about my outfits and schedule, there are two big things on my mind.

1. After a lifetime fear of “smelling bad,” I’m now eight days into wearing natural deodorant. Thanks to all my hippie (ish) friends for the encouragement.

2. One roommate moves out, another roommate moves in, and I start my fifth year in Brooklyn… so I’ve officially lived here (as an adult human) longer than my time spent undergrad. That. Is. Scary And Weird.

Help?

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  • Waverly glasses: c/o Classic Specs
  • orange turtleneck: American Apparel
  • red pleated skirt: Urban Outfitters (sale rack, several years ago)
  • orange over the knee socks: American Apparel
  • Calvin Klein platforms: from a dept. store in PA (85% off SCORE)
  • magnifying glass: True Value (thanks, Emily!)

I tried to be Velma a couple of years back, but I only half-assed it. Last week I finally invested in the orange turtle neck and will probably be Velma on and off for years to come. Any Halloween costume where I can wear glasses and fun colors and no make up is great by me. I took some photos of costumes at the party I was at on Saturday night and will share those soon! What are you being this year?

The world needs to know where Ceedling got all of these amazing clothes.

  • collared american apparel polka-dot shirt: thrifted at buffalo exchange
  • heart sweater: topshop
  • pants: the Gap
  • pink doc martens: c/o karmaloop
  • black lipstick: make-up forever, borrowed from meeeeee

Also, SMILES!

It is the height of irony that women are valued for our looks, encouraged to make ourselves beautiful and ornamental… and are then derided as shallow and vain for doing so. And it’s a subtle but definite form of sexism to take one of the few forms of expression where women have more freedom [fashion], and treat it as a form of expression that’s inherently superficial and trivial.
—  Greta Christina, ‘Fashion is a Feminist Issue
  • Mary-Jane clogs:c/o Sven Clogs
  • mini dress: Urban Outfitters
  • denim vest: thrifted at Salvation Army
  • head scarf & pins: in my life forever, all from Planned Parenthood, KEXP, and Muhlenberg <3

As much as I love this photo (by Lauren, in her gorgeous Allentown PA backyard), I’ve hesitated to post because all I seem to want to write about is work and pizza.

I’ll spare you the gory details and take this opportunity to let you know we’ll be doing a giveaway with Sven Clogs later this month. More on that later, stay tuned!

  • vintage checkered dress: from my roommate Katelyn’s kit, and altered by her, too
  • American Apparel cardigan
  • black ribbed HUE tights
  • boots: from that same dept. store in PA

Between my mom’s two-part birthday extravaganza and Thanksgiving, I spent quite a bit of time celebrating at home in November. Of course the past week and a half have been consumed by sadness and logistics, leafing through blog archives, and drinking tea (among other more grape-based liquids). I’m still not entirely sure what to do with myself or my time but I know it feels great to talk with friends about Roxy and what we built together. While there’s a lot of pain right now I know she’s somewhere covered in glitter telling off some jerks and drawing a bubble bath.

I will have more thoughts/feelings on my homegirl pretty soon, but my computer crashed and I temporarily lost all of my writing. How’s that for honesty? I love you all. TGIF.