Last Friday I reached a big personal milestone: I started walking again! Since my accident over 10 weeks ago now, I hadn’t taken a single step. Quick recap: I couldn’t bear weight on my left leg until my broken pelvis had healed enough to withstand the forces of walking. Weirdly, out of all of [...]
While they have lowly utilitarian origins and first made a big impact on the punk scene, in the last decade safety pins have made huge inroads in the high fashion world. Safety pins were popular with punks because they’re versatile, widely available in many sizes, and easily manipulated, which also makes them perfect for many [...]
Hello friends. Have you been wondering why I went totally MIA for the past week? So am I, to some extent. I know the general overarching reason: Last Sunday morning while on my Vespa my husband and I collided with a car that ran a red light. I literally have no memory of these events, [...]
Today is my birthday, and we’re heading to a weekend wedding on the Oregon coast at a summer camp on an island (the dresscode is “camping casual,” ha!). Sounds like a pretty good way to celebrate a birthday, if you ask me. The “limited phone service” part might be just a bit challenging, [...]
Every time I do a bunch of painting I end up declaring that I’m never painting anything EVER AGAIN. And then five hours later I start scheming which room to paint next. I guess eventually I’ll run out of rooms, but right now I’ve still got a couple of big ones that are totally untouched. [...]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.