A few thoughts I’ve collected from some of the fashion greats before me on how to build a wardrobe:
Purge the items you don’t wear, that are uncomfortable or that make you feel bad about yourself. If you haven’t worn it within the last year then chances are you will never wear it again. Keeping [...]
A long standing pet peeve of mine that started long before J. Crew was a household name in my closet occurs when I have purchased something for myself and someone I am close to goes out and acquires the exact same thing. It’s funny that this would be a pet peeve of mine as one of [...]
There is a joke among my co-workers that before someone knew my name at the company, I was called the girl with the sassy tights. So every time I wear them, I smile and laugh. It’s a great story.
I’m really not sure where I originally bought these, but I know they were [...]
It is not often that I have the chance to dress up in Seattle. But when I do, I jump at the opportunity to put on a black dress and dust off my fancy jewelry for a night on the town. This past weekend I attended the Boyer Children’s Clinic Annual Auction. Eagerly, I saw this [...]
There are a handful of items I find essential for every woman’s closet and a fantastic pair of jeans should be at the top of the pile. When my favorite pair of skinny jeans ripped in the most awkward of places, I immediately mourned the loss of an inanimate object that had taken me through two very formative years [...]
Who doesn’t love a classic trench coat?
Last season I longed for a trench coat to wear on those chilly, rainy Seattle days. They are chic, classy and incredibly useful if you live in an area where you expect to get rain more often that you will see your pedicured toes. After a long endeavor [...]
This past weekend I went with my girlfriend Talitha to Sway and Cake next to Nordstrom downtown to see if I could spend my Groupon on something fun for our company retreat in two weeks.
As I went through the gorgeous, but very pricey selections, I decided to wait to use my Groupon on something [...]
I really can’t remember when I bought this skirt, but it’s safe to say I was living in my apartment at the University of Georgia when I did, so that would make it the oldest peice of clothing I continue to wear today. Depending on how much I want to impress people, I [...]
On July 23, 2011 on my way to Whidbey Island, I wore shorts for the first time in Seattle for that calendar year.
It was a good day.
Shirt: J. Crew slim stretch shirt
Shorts: Gentle Fawn
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bag: LL Bean Boat and Tote
It’s “summer” here in Seattle.
Translate: unpredictable weather ranging from misting rain, chilly 55 degree mornings and the occasional 70 degree sunny days. Try all three in one day and you’ll feel as ambivalent about weather patterns as I do these days. My summer work wardrobe was pretty non-existant before my shopping adventure last week, but [...]
I feel a bit silly posting so many pictures of myself and what I’m wearing this week, but I’m really excited about the pieces I found with the J. Crew stylist at U Village on Sunday. I love that many of the pieces can be mixed and matched with what I already have and that [...]
Last week I hosted a Stella and Dot party at my studio. It was a small mesh of co-workers and personal friends in my humble studio and I had a blast with everyone that came over. Stella, the cat, was in her element as we drank Cosmos and Mint Juleps over earrings, necklaces, rings and [...]
When I met with Larissa (the J. Crew stylist at U Village), I told her I wanted two things:
A neon pink shirt Something with stripes
Stripes are Wednesday. But I had a rockin’ Monday.
Shoes: Nine West
Black purse: Marc Jacobs
Cardigan, v neck shirt, skirt, necklace, brown laptop bag: [...]
I thought this was was a creative way to advertise for J. Crew and found the entire set of photographs to be eye-catching and fresh.
Probably my favorite of the bunch: Justin Marquis. What a talented shoot.
This past weekend I went to the Kitsap Penninsula for a picnic to Point No Point lighthouse followed by an oyster roast and smoked salmon cookout at a friend’s new house in Indianola.
It didn’t get more Pacific Northwest than that so of course, I had to dress the part.
Flannel shirt: American [...]
Thirteen years ago, before anyone knew who Paris Hilton was, my mother owned a pair of Ugg boots as house slippers and I thought they were the most ridiculous things I’d even seen. Fast forward 9 years later and I’m home from Seattle for Christmas, desperately trying to shove my size 9 foot into her [...]
For Christmas I was given the small coffee table book Style by Kate Spade. To be honest, I didn’t know what the buzz was about her.
Now I know.
She’s brilliant, just brilliant, when it comes to style, etiquette and cultivating a glamourous lifestyle. I read it cover to cover in [...]
For two long and precious years I have yearned for Tory Burch’s Reva ballet flats but could not justify the $200 to pay for them. On Saturday, I walked into the Ballard Buffalo Exchange, a thrift store in Seattle, to take some clothes in for purchase. While the associates were evaluating every square inch of [...]
I’m certainly not the first person to post this video about the man behind The Satorialist this week. But I find it hauntingly inspiring. For those of you who don’t know about this fashion blog, it has won numerous awards and according to my Google Reader, has over 134,000 followers.
If you’ve read my [...]
Coco Chanel once said, In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
To be perfectly honest, choosing to wear a dress from J. Crew isn’t necessarily different. It might be classy, but I guarantee you someone somewhere has the same dress.
God forbid she be at the same Holiday Party as you.