Lights the Whole Sky


I am the woman who sat by the sea and swallowed the world as she waited.

Currently Craving: Fall 2014

Currently Craving: Fall 2014 I’ll be the first person to admit that I’m not really in need of anything when it comes to my fall wardrobe. But that doesn’t mean I don’t daydream about beautiful clothing! Here are 6 things at the very top of my autumn wish list.
Sage military jacket. Functional, fitted, and stylish. Worn as outerwear, musky green becomes a neutral I can pair with pretty much anything, though it would…

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Femme Friday: Madeleine Robinson


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Name: Madeleine Robinson
Age: 21
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

This fiery redhead is a force to be reckoned with! World, meet the beautiful Madeleine, a Mount Holyoke senior who spent this past semester studying abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland. I amSO excited to be featuring her. She’s intelligent, quick-witted, and a huge theatre fanatic, just…

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Haymarket Square


During my last visit to Boston, my partner Pavel and I spent the better part of a day wandering through the stalls of Haymarket Square (such colorful produce!) and meandering around the North End. I was born and raised in Massachusetts, so needless to say, Boston is one of my favorite cities. It’s much smaller than New York or Chicago, but it has a historical vibe and New England charm that I…

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Starting Over

Life begins all over again in the fall.

I’ve heard that phrase numerous times throughout my life, though I’ve noticed that as I get older, the frequency with which it’s thrown around increases as well. Perhaps it has something to do with growing up — the wisdom that, as we age, we learn how to work withthe time we have, rather than push back against it. Maybe this is why I view autumn as an…

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Femme Friday: Gabriella Christian-Solá


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Name: Gabriella Christian-Solá
Age: 22
Location: Mount Holyoke College

Happy Femme Friday, everybody! Today’s featured femme is the sizzling Gabriella Christian-Solá, who dazzled at her shoot in a geometric maxi dress, denim jacket, and standout jewelry. As you can probably tell, Gabi was easy to photograph: this girl is confident, sexy, and beautiful, both inside and out! Gabi…

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Femme Friday: Tamar Westphal

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Name: Tamar Westphal
Age: 23
Location: Chicago, IL

As the founder of Mount Holyoke’s femme organization on campus, Femmepowered, Tamar has long been on my list of femmes to feature on Style Queery. Luckily for me, she paid her alma mater a visit earlier this semester, and we were able to sit down, catch up, and talk all things femme. She chose to wear a bright ensemble of purple and…

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Back in Femme Action!



Hello everyone!

Some of you might have noticed that my blog has been on something of a hiatus these past few months. I apologize profusely for completely disappearing like that! The last few months of undergrad were pretty hectic: I finished my (144-page) thesis, finalized my post-grad plans, wrote curriculum for my summer teaching position at Yale, graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors…

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It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.

James Baldwin

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Our crown has already been bought and paid for. All we have to do is wear it.

James Baldwin


The Boat by LiorY

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Be gentle with me, new love.
Treat me tenderly.
I need the gentle touch,
the soft voice,
the candlelight after nine.

There’s been so many who didn’t understand

so give me all the love I see in your timid eyes
but give it gently

Rod McKuen, Listen to the Warm

Thought I’d found this with you. Whoops.

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first.

Charles Bukowski

Somehow missed the memo on this one…


I miss you so much.

You are still in my dreams
(which haven’t quite caught up to reality,
since there we are in love) —
but lately
I fear closing my eyes
to find you’ve disappeared.

I don’t want to
be alone

Being without you,
my eyes open,
is hard

Today the air smelled like
that first August night
when you leaned in
and changed my life.

They say smell
is the strongest form of memory,
but I’m so afraid
you’ve forgotten.

I would give anything
to feel your warm skin
as it promises me
everything will be


Erin Hanson

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