Dear Jerry from Walgreens.

When I approached the counter this morning, you gasped and declared me to be the most beautiful woman you had ever seen. A bit taken aback, I smiled underneath my mask (and yes, I wondered how you appreciated my beauty with a full mask covering my face with only my eyes visible) and thanked you. [...]

Singleton Photoshoots: The Quarantine Edition.

Singleton Photoshoots: The Quarantine Edition.

If you live alone like me and still have dress-up time during this quarantine (I happily put on makeup and shed the sweats for my weekly worship Zoom meetings and virtual ministry), selfies become a bit tiresome. Because all you largely do is selfie, quarantine or no. Alas: I have a solution, dear Singleton. You [...]

Dear 2020.

I thought this was going to be our year. Remember, as 2019 fell to pieces and I began to slowly breathe again after one of thee most rotten 12 months of all time, what I whispered to you? That you would be different? That I would fall in love in 2020? That I'd find a [...]

fun with mansplaining.

Mansplain (verb): The explanation of something by a man, typically to a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. (Read about the etymology of the word here.) So has it ever happened to you, my dear lady reader? Where you say something quite well or eloquently or meaningful or clear to the listener(s) [...]

Level Up. [2020]

So last year, I feel like you and I, dear reader, entered a new phase of realness on This Square Peg. This is a lifestyle blog, yes, and we discussed various aspects of my life, including openly sharing with you that 2019 mostly stunk. I initially wondered if these were things I even wanted to [...]

In Review…2019 Style

My tried-and-true chicelegant (spell check nearly imploded with this nonexistent word, but whatevs) aesthetic didn't change much in 2019. Here are some of my favorite looks from this year, with a bit of commentary. When it comes to jeans and pants, I'm your typical pull-your-pants-up-every-ten-seconds kind of gal, because I tend to pull sizes a [...]