Sunday, November 14, 2010

so long.

leon as the fantastic mr. fox, costume courtesy of stephanie.

it's the end of the line for me. i will be posting quite a few things on LoGE in a last ditch effort to get my house in order. i'm not sure how much longer i'll maintain LoGE, but not indefinitely. i've met so many lovely people through this blog, for which i'll always be grateful. but there are so many blogs out there now, and i need to focus on other things like applying for postdocs and finishing my PhD program.

thanks, and all my best.

51 comments:

jennifer said...

I have really loved reading your blog. Good luck finishing your dissertation and applying for postdocs! Hopefully you'll keep the internets updated on your success. :)

P.S. Leon's Halloween costume is so cute.

Chelsea said...

:( boooooooo!

totally understand but i am sad and will miss you! keep in touch!

Stephanie said...

I've loved your blog over the years- it was one of the first I started reading! Good luck with everything :)

montmarte said...

oh, i'll miss seeing your posts, erica! wishing you the very best of luck!

Jennifer said...

Best of luck with all in your life outside of blogging! You will be very much missed, but I hope you'll pop in every once in a great while to let us know how you're doing :)

joyce said...

yours was one of the first style blogs i started reading on a regular basis, and it's been such an inspiration to me. while i'm sad for myself, i totally understand why you're bringing it to an end. good luck with everything!!

p.s. leon is just the cutest fox that could be.

MrsEm said...

:(

Erin said...

best wishes! you will be missed. leon is a super mr. fox

d.goligorsky said...

Oh noes! I'll miss you on the internets. Maybe now that you have all this free time by not blogging, you can all hang out with me in real life?

erica said...

yes, i think drinks are in order!

hopefully post-applications and defense i'll have more time for blogging. will definitely try to keep up with everyone's blogs at any rate.

evencleveland said...

The internets just won't be the same without you.

CC Taylor said...

You will be missed! Good Luck!

Catherine said...

This is practically the end of an era! I've always loved how you've broken down and anaylsed clothing (and other things too, of course). I totally understand the drain of time though. Best wishes from little old New Zealand.

Jennifer said...

Will miss your posts, but I wish you all of the best with your new adventures!

miss sophie said...

erica, your blog was the first one that i started reading when i was discovering the style worlds outside of H&M and the Gap...thanks for all the inspiration, LoGE and best wishes on your adventures after this blog and beyond.

christineq said...

Very sad. I stumbled upon your blog a year ago, in my quest for No.6 clog boots, and I haven't stopped reading. Then I realized you have a little boy about my son's age, and future*perfect came along (more excitement). I look for your blogs every day, with all the great little things that you share with us. You will be missed. Leon, too (that little cutie-pie).

Anna said...

Erica,
I, too, will miss your blog! I've followed along for at least a couple of years now, and have corresponded with you a time or two about things baby-related (my son is around your son's age) and fashion-related (and I'm in the dissertation-finishing business, too!)...
Anyway, I'm sending you hearty well-wishes!

mr said...

aw shucks, but totally understand! are you going to end general economy? please tell me it will still go on?

Moya said...

You will be missed, Erica but I do understand. Your blog inspired me to start mine too and I know the pressures of trying to keep up with the blogging and academic writing/teaching. Good luck with the postdocs, Ph.D. and job market--and keep us posted when you have time for updates.

And Leon is completely adorable... more so with each set of photos you post.

Katie said...

Thanks for such an entertaining read, Erica! Good luck with all that lies ahead...

jana said...

that's sad! i wish you all the best for your other projects!

If Jane said...

good luck!!!! it was a pleasure reading your blog!

romaine said...

i hope you, Leon and Mathew the best in all of your endevors! i will miss your blog as i am sure all that have checked in will!

Kristien said...

Erica, I will miss your blog so much! You are such a strong writer and, with the Future Perfect blog especially, your words resonate greatly with me. Not to mention, you have completely enhanced my knowledge of clothing and introduced me through the blog world to so many talented craftspeople and designers. Good luck with your dissertation--may the writing flow and may you have success on your post-doc applications! I am sure you will do so well. All my best wishes.

courtney said...

oh man... i will miss your blog! best of luck to you, erica!

Anna Allen said...

i will miss your blog! i've always enjoyed reading your inspiring fashion and clothing posts. good luck with everything!

amy h said...

Aw, I'm sad! I understand, but I'm still sad. Best of luck with the post-doc stuff. Cheers!

julia said...

You will be missed! I wish you the best of luck finishing up everything school related - hope I bump into you sometime in the future in the city :)

Amanda said...

I've loved reading the blog. I wish you all the best as you finish up and move on!

Jess said...

best of luck to you! I always love reading your blog and it was one of the first I started reading. Leon is the cutest little fox.

Take care!

Leigh said...

I will miss your blog, but i very much respect your reasons for stepping away from it! Good luck in all your endeavors :)

P R I M O E Z A said...

i've learnt about so many great labels through your blog - thanks for providing a great read for the last few years. and good luck with your other endeavours :)

Hetterson said...

I'll miss you :(. Best of luck!

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

Oh no, Erica you're one of my oldest blogchums! (Or should I say longest standing?!) But I understand, I have felt the same recently. I'll miss you blogging. But please keep in touch! xxx

modaspia said...

erica - good luck with everything! i'll miss your blog too..hopefully we'll get to see a picture of leon once in awhile. you have a gorgeous family and wonderful taste.

dp said...

i was searching for makie clothier some time ago & instead stumbled across this gem of a blog, which matched so many of my interests in wearables... & then 'future perfect,' which spoke to so many of my experiences w/ motherhood + post-grad work. many thanks for all the insights -

ASHLEY said...

Best of luck, Erica. I've been reading your blog for at least 1.5 years, and I consider it a vital part of my fashion education. I've always admired the way you described clothing, and you've introduced me to so many great brands and bloggers.

sarah said...

Good luck with your endeavors, and thanks for all of the inspiration!

Would you be willing to let someone else maintain LoGE? It's such a valuable source and it would be a shame to see it go.

melissa said...

i will really miss your blog, but i hope you get all your ducks in a row. :) and i hope we get to see pix of leon now and then. best of luck! any postdoc appts available at cornell?

erica said...

funny you should mention cornell, i'm applying to a postdoc there. crossing fingers...

Veuve said...

Yours was the first and best fashion blog I discovered! Thanks for everything, and good luck.

Cupcakewalker said...

Thank you, Erica, for LoGE and for your blog. Best wishes!

Marti said...

Good Luck Erica I will miss your blog. I hope you will make a return soon.
xo
Marti

megan said...

Oh! I think this is my first time commenting, but I've read your blog for so long now. I'll miss your posts! I found your sense of style totally refreshing and inspiring. Best of luck with applying for postdocs, hopefully we'll see you back here one day!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh i'm sad to hear this! but i TOTALLY understand and i wish you best of luck with your amazing, exciting projects. i have really loved your blog all these years. hopefully we'll meet sometime with the boys. love love love and good luck! you will be missed!!!

Ruth said...

Hi Erica, I will miss your blog; one of the first that I ever followed. It was through you that I was introduced to the world of Steven Alan and Mociun! I also have 2 little kids and work full time, so have empathized with the ups and downs, not to mention it was nice to feel that I was not alone in my frustrations, moments of exhaustion, and stress of finding enough time to make everything work. As much as there is talk about trying to achieve balance, I have come to realize that there is no such thing! You just make it work the best you can, taking one day at a time.

Best of luck with your post doc and future plans.

Ruth

Elissa said...

best of luck! you'll be missed...

melissa said...

fingers crossed for cornell post-doc! long cold winters and lots of fleece in place of fashion, but it's a great place for raising kids and is surprisingly multi-cultural.

fleur_delicious said...

hey erica - I'll miss you. Your eye has turned me on to so many designers that I would not have known about/considered as I've slowly developed a more sophisticated fashion eye. But I totally understand; I'm in the penultimate year of my own PhD program. Best of luck; the final push, the dissertation is, as I hear, a phenomenal amount of work. I hope for entirely selfish reasons that you come back to this blog or some other internet publishing forum at some point in the future because your style, verve and impeccable fashion taste have been a really good influence on me!

all best to you as well!

amy t. said...

thank you so much for your blog and LoGE! love your style and will really miss your posts!

Jeanette said...

Erica,

I miss your blog, although I don't post alot of comments, but it feels like loosing an old friend. I work in an office job, and whenever I see a new post on your blog, it always brings a smile to my face. I wish you the best of luck with your PHD, let us know how you are going and hopefully we'll see more cute pictures of Leon.