I haven’t posted an outfit picture in a really, really long time. To be honest, I feel a bit ridiculous doing it, though I love seeing other people post pictures of their outfits in blog posts. My pictures are taken on a cell phone and certainly are not fancy. I honestly do not have the time [...]
Her: You look like you stepped out of J.Crew today.
Me: Pretty much.
Vest: J. Crew circa 2004
Shirt: J. Crew Perfect Stretch
Jeans: Classic flare jean in jezebel wash (on double sale for $24!)
I’m not sure why, but I have always loved a polished outfit for the office. Salivating over gray dress pants and sensible black heels, in graduate school I envied the women who boarded the bus for downtown each morning and dreamed they were off to fabulous jobs in corner offices in tall buildings.
While I [...]
Over the past few months I’ve noticed a trend that I call the “messy cuff” with high heel shoes. I haven’t quite known what to do with it, but as it grew on me (read: J. Crew adopted it in more than one catalogue), I decided to try it out for myself.
I really liked [...]
Is an article of clothing considered vintage if one pulls it out of the closet 20 years after wearing it for the first time?
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 [...]
At thirty-one, I feel like I’m about twenty years too old to be wearing Abercrombie and Fitch, but somehow this sweater seems to work year after year since its inception into my wardrobe circa Winter 2009. If you’re my dear, sweet mother, you might call it Abercrombie and Finch. Just like she pronounces DKNY, “dinky.”
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 [...]
I spent a few minutes this weekend trying to count back the number of years that I’ve had one of J.Crew’s classic button down shirts in my closet. If my math is correct, it’s been 7 years since I purchased my first two in light pink and light blue. Since it’s inception into my closet, [...]
For the past two weeks my life has been in utter disarray. It seems that when work goes well, my apartment projects slide to the side. When my social life picks up, the dry cleaning stays in the backseat of the car and eventually becomes a mobile closet. When I finally start exercising, my meal [...]
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 [...]
Shirt: fLuxus (purchased at Covet in Portland)
Pants: White linen, J. Crew
Shoes: Tory Burch (thrifted)
Channeling: J.Lo circa Jenny From the Block or, a Miami housewife. Whichever is classier.
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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
I don’t put a lot of pictures of myself on my blog for a variety of reasons but I really wanted to show you what I wore today. For me, one of the many fortunate perks about my job is that I can be creative with my outfits and wear some fun things from time [...]