Monday, November 18, 2013


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I bought burgundy pants!  I picked these up at J. Crew over the weekend (I had to return a different pair--the boys were with me--they were so good while I tried these on!).  I love this color.  This is their "matchstick" fit.  It's is a straight fit.  What do you think?  I have to say, I'm surprisied, but I'm beginning to think a skinny fit is more flattering!  I'm coming around to the skinny pant--oh so gradually.  Nonetheless, I really like these and will get a lot of wear out of them in fall and winter. 

As always, feel free to weigh in on pant fits!  I find the topic endlessly fascinating!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


dots dots dots dots

Dots today.  The weather keeps changing--today called for peeling off morning layers but it is very cold in the mornings. 

Outfit details:
blouse:  J. Crew
jeans:  Levis
shoes:  Dr. Scholl's
bag:  J. Crew

Monday, November 4, 2013


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I was inspired by this photo on Pinterest to layer a black blazer over a denim vest.   I loved the look and I love that it is fallish enough now to wear this.

blazer:  Target
vest:  J. Crew
striped top:  Gap
pants:  Gap
mary jane's:  Clark's

What outfits have you been inspired by on Pinterest lately?

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

fall re-style

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Just thought I'd share how I re-styled this dress for fall.  Last seen here.

Outfit details:
dress and belt:  Garnett Hill
tights:  Target
scarf:  gift from my mom
shoes:  Clark's

Monday, October 28, 2013

grey + mustard

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Today I wore this grey + mustard combination.  The bright cardigan really perks this outfit up, which is actually very nice for a Monday.  I also like that this white top has a lacy overlay--it dresses up the corduroy pants a bit. 

What do you guys think about this pant silhouette (boot cut cords vs. skinny pants)?  I'm so curious to find the best pants shape. 

Outfit details:
mustard cardigan:  Target
grey cords:  J. Crew
white top:  J. Crew
"snakeskin" wedges:  Clark's
watch:  Michael Kors
necklace:  Anthro

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

scarf + stripes

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Happy Tuesday!  I am always so happy to make it through Tuesday of a normal week.  It is all downhill from here, right?  Sort of. 

I threw on this scarf as an afterthought while running out the door, but I ended up really liking it.  I aspire to be able to effortlessly wear scarves.  I love adding color and pattern but usually I'm not sure what to do with them.  Scarf + stripes inspiration here.

Regular scarf inspiration here, here, and here.

Outfit details:
pants:  Talbot's
top:  local boutique
scarf: Gap
shoes:  Clark's

Sunday, October 20, 2013

weekend style 2

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We went to the Santa Barbara Zoo and Crushcakes today, and here is what I wore.   I've been wearing these shorts a ton since I got them in the summer because they are loose and super comfortable. 

outfit details:
grey tee:  Target
denim shorts:  Lucky Brand
shoes:  Tom's
bracelet:  Mercedes Salazar
necklace:  Lisa Leonard Designs
jacket:  Gap

Thursday, October 17, 2013

with orange pants

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I haven't been wearing these orange pants all that often, mostly because what do you wear with bright orange? Certainly not black (although maybe on Halloween I will).  I paired them with this blue tuxedo style blouse did a half-tuck.  Too sloppy?  I'm okay with it.  Also:  I liked clicking around in these heels all day.

Outfit details:
blouse:  Lands' End Canvas (a couple years ago)
pants:  Lands' End Canvas (last year)
belt:  Gap (I think), old
shoes:  Clark's

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

tuesday workwear

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It has been so long since I've blogged that I feel a little rusty!  We had a 3 day weekend and just got back from Knott's Berry Farm late(ish) last night.  I threw this outfit together quickly this morning (I actually wore it last week too, so I knew I liked it).

These linen Talbot's pants have turned out to be real workhorses this fall season.  I'm wearing them much more now than I did in seasons past.  They just seem sort of dressy and work-y to me.  The top is one I purchased at Anthro over the summer, and I just broke it out last week.  I was waiting for fall weather to arrive.  I'm so happy with it, and plan to repeat this outfit quite a bit while the fall is still so warm.  And the clogs?  Those I bought for Faith over the summer (long story--originally I'd purchased some Swedish Hasbeens for her, which she loved, but the leather strap on those broke in the first week and we had to return them.  I got her these instead, but she didn't like them).  Aren't they cute?  I think they make the outfit.

I'm still doing a modified "capsule" wardrobe and I love it.  I love having fewer choices and it is interesting to see what I choose to have out and what I have no desire to wear (and stays packed up in trash bags in my studio).  I'll write more about this eventually.  I've had a lot of fun pondering my wardrobe, truth be told.

Outfit details:
pants:  Talbot's
top:  Anthro
clogs:  Lotta from Stockholm
watch:  Michael Kors
necklace:  thrifted

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

weekend style

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 Here is my "weekend style" from last Sunday.  To me, weekend style is helped immensely by the opportunity to layer.  Any style is, come to think of it.  We had a blast of fall weather over the weekend, and it was fun to wear a jacket to Sunday morning breakfast.

Outfit details:
jacket:  Gap
top:  J. Crew
jeans:  J. Crew
flats:  Frye
bracelet:  Mercedes Salazar
watch:  Michael Kors
necklace:  vintage, gift from Carrie
bag:  J. Crew

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

a work look for a tuesday

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Here is what I wore to work today. I think I like these chambray pants from Anthro, but they sure do stretch out a lot--even though I sized down!  Actually, looking at these photos--and doing this blog in general--make me really curious about what is the most flattering work pant?  I hope to answer that question eventually.

Faith and I found this top while thrifting.  We both were dying over it.  She took it first, but she just can't handle any kind of gathers or puffed sleeves, so I ended up with it.  I love the bright embroidery on the front.

It is just cool enough in the mornings to layer on a light cardigan.  My office is warm so I end up peeling off layers daily (sadly), but it is fun to layer even briefly.

Outfit details:
pants:  Anthro
top:  thrifted Lucky brand
cardi:  Target
sandals:  Clark's

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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Happy Wednesday! I am linking up for What I Wore Wednesday this week.  I love this skirt so much.  I've written about it before here.  It is SO swirly and fun.  I pair it with a variety of tees.  It looks great with stripes but I love it with this "travel" tee as well (it has cities written all around the edge in a square).  Speaking of travel and cities, my daughter Faith is spending an academic year in Madrid.  I'm planning on visiting her in the spring.  So exciting!

Outfit details:
tee:  J. Crew (it is a linen tee and I love the drape)
skirt:  J. Crew
wedges:  Clark's