I’m still on a writing hiatus while I wait for inspiration, so in the meantime, I’ll share my favorite Pepperberry pieces from their new collection.

pepperberry spring 2014 faves

Of the three, I’m most tempted by the purple shirt dress because it’s multi-seasonal and versatile. The jacket is only good for cool weather, but it also seems super versatile. I’ll be sure to update you if I buy one of these. (As for style personality, I think these are leaning toward Randi, with a nod to Clare.)

Oh! And I also need to eat my words about ordinary bodies a little bit. Just as Henriette Steenstrup reminded me that none of us are ordinary, this Huffington Post article reminds us that nobody’s perfect–not even Amy Adams. Thanks to a reader for doing more research than I did (although I still think she looks pretty perfect in American Hustle)!

“‘Some of these actresses or public personas who are very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. I just don’t see the point,” Adams tells Allure. “I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want.”

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Perfect isn’t normal, nor is it interesting,” she declares, adding of her looks, “I have no features without makeup. I am pale. I have blond lashes. You could just paint my face — it’s like a blank canvas. It can be great for what I do.”