thinning my closet is proving to be really really hard.

I’m moving. First across town then across the country in a few months. I have an insane amount of clothes, shoes and accessories. Like rolling-rack-in-my-living-room-aside-from-every-closet-being-full amounts of clothes. I have been going through and thinning out the pieces that are too worn out or don’t fit or that I just don’t feel amazing in. I did pretty well with this project over the last two weeks. . . or so I thought.

After taking two giant car loads full of stuff to Buffalo Exchange and selling $300 worth of clothes and costume jewelry plus multiple trips to the goodwill donation center, I am still left  with two really full closets. Two full closets and a few giant tubs filled with shoes and accessories.

It is still too much. Too much to lug across the country. I feel like some tears will be in my near future when I end up taking some pieces I love to Buffalo Exchange.

I am telling myself that I won’t really know what to bring there anyway. I am moving from Denver to Portland and am not entirely sure how to dress for the climate. Denver is soooo dry. Will I wear any of my 20 pairs of open toed shoes? Will I regret wearing those long maxi dresses that I imagine turn into soggy mops on almost any given day in Portland?

I am amazed at the sheer size of my wardrobe and overwhelmed with the work of reducing it. How do people live vibrant lives with less that 10 crisp button down shirts? It is a mystery to me.

ciao -Torrebelle



My Selfie on Yay!

Hello! Every now and then I submit a photo to tomboyfemme. A super fabulous fashion inspiration tumblr. I fluctuate quite a bit from very very femme to tomboyfemme. Which is a place on the presentation spectrum I find to be very comfortable. This is the second photo they have posted of mine. Yay!

Anyways, I took a selfie of my first day of this semester and here it is. Thanks to tomboyfemme for posting it!



Danielle Spires, Photoshoot

I had the fabulous opportunity to model and style a shoot for the amazing Danielle Spires. She has a few series that I have been so thrilled to be a part of in the past. Recently she has been wrapping up a series titled “Girls Eating Food in My Kitchen”. I happened to be visiting L.A. at the perfect time and was able to spend an afternoon with her and her camera.

Here are some of my photos from the shoot. But be sure to check out the rest of the “Girls Eating Food in My Kitchen Series” along with all the rest of her crazy good work at 

Toto-47_r copy Toto-48_r copy Toto-58_r copy Toto-60_r copy Toto-63_r copy Toto-65_r copy Toto-69_r copy Toto-71_r copyThis shoot was so silly and really fun to be a part of.

A few things though: No, that’s not meat. It is spicy jackfruit. Yes, that is a stick of butter. Do you know that body shaming can be directed towards anyone? Including thin people? I can’t tell you how many times I have been told to eat a sandwich or eat a stick of butter because I am “too thin”. Also, that was one of the best butter croissants I have ever had.

Ciao Torrebelle