Once upon a time, a girl, a boy and two cats created a blog. The girl: a
graphic designer and quirky fashionista. The boy: an electrical engineer
with an unusually acute sense of style. The cats: Mr. Scooty Boots and
Dinahsaur, garden variety. The result: Oklahoma blogosphere's best-kept
If ever a cuter indie couple existed, I've yet to meet them. I like to
think of the couple as a younger, cuter and hipper version of my husband
Kathleen and Jeremy Shannon started their blog two years ago while
shopping for a home. The blog evolved to document the home renovations
they undertook after finding their home in the Central Park neighborhood
of Oklahoma City.
It was Kathleen's oddball sense of style that prompted friends and
co-workers to goad her into photographing her outfits every morning and
posting them on the blog.
"I get dressed based on my mood and how I'm feeling," she said. "If I
need to feel like a badass, I dress like a badass. Sometimes I'm all
Oklahoma hippie. Or like, I want to dress like an airline pilot. I just
get really silly and have fun with it."
Since she was a kid, Kathleen's fashion sense has fallen into the "I
could never pull that off" category.
Jeremy's more structured, as engineers tend to be. He has stacks of
sweaters, stacks of T-shirts and stacks of jeans and pants.
"He just rotates them out," Kathleen said.
Now, each morning, whether they feel like it or not, the two take turns
standing in their sunny little eat-in kitchen, photographing each other
to post on the site, under the "J+K What We Wear" tab, complete with
detailed descriptions of that day's wardrobe.
Next came the recipes. She's a vegetarian, and he's a de facto
vegetarian (a carnivore whose wife, and primary household chef, is a
vegetarian). She has taken to posting photos and recipes of the various
meat-free dishes she concocts.