About – general store

I started james dry goods as homage to the general store – I love the simple idea of going to town to hear the latest, buy the necessities, and embrace the fellowship of  community.

In the early 1900’s, my great-grandfather, whose middle name was James, ran a general store in Alvin, TX.  Here are a couple amazing shots the general store interior are here and here.

Raised in Oklahoma, I have lived in New York City for fifteen years.  I now live in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

After careers in technology and fashion, I decided to take a little break to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up – so I started this site to capture my inspirations (art and design), obsessions (business, books, fashion), and conversations (politics and life lessons).

So, whats on the site?  Answers to my friends (and your) questions!

– What to wear?  New designers?  How to wear a certain style? I post the answers in the style section.  We talk about seasonal trends, what to wear to work, American Made designers,  and home decor.

– What to read?  What exhibits to see?  Where to shop?  Where to eat? In New York, Paris, Austin? I post the answers in the agenda section.

– I also write about growing up and life lessons in the essays section.

james dry goods is also home to the Made in America: contemporary project – highlighting designers who are championing and creating great fashion in the good ole USA.


Just a heads up that I use affiliate links in some of the fashion posts – that means if you click on those links, the company may send me a few pennies for recommending their item.  But you know me, I won’t show you anything that I don’t believe in buying myself!

Feel free to jump into the mix at anytime and let me know what you’re thinking…drop me a note, like me on fb, follow me pinterest, fly with me on twitter (where I act up the most!) or comment on a post.  Can’t wait to add you to my circle of friends!