Thursday, March 26, 2015

throwback navy skirt

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Here is a throwback look to a skirt I've had since 2012. I love this skirt but sadly it shrank in the wash recently and now the over layer is shorter than the lining.  I'm not digging it.  It looks like this skirt will be retired soon.  I'm pretty bereft about it.

I'm pretty sure I've worn this skirt on the blog before, and also here.  By the way, this little leather jacket is proving so fun to layer over skirts and dresses.  Im liking it much more than a jeans jacket!

skirt:  J. Crew (old)
top:  J. Crew (last year)
sandals:  Clarks (old)
jacket:  LL Bean Signature

Monday, March 23, 2015

monday, monday

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This dress is old, but I don't think I've shared it on this blog before.  I thrifted this dress in 2011, and I still love it.  Crazy, right?  But I love it because it

  • has a true wrap
  • is school colors for my current school
  • has a flattering fit
  • is wash and wear--seriously, just throw it in the wash
  • comes down to my knee (a length that is surprisingly hard to find lately)
  • reminds me of the 70's
What is  your favorite dress fit and length? 

dress:  thrifted
shoes:  Steve Madden 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

chambray + stripes

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This is a Sunday outfit. I wore this to take the boys to see Cinderella (loved it!!) and to play in the park and run into Barnes and Noble for a book (unbeknownst to me, I let Dieter buy a book that Ken had already ordered for him as a surprise.  Oops!).

I love this dress for a casual weekend look.  I probably wouldn't wear this to work (but who knows?  Maybe styled differently with a belt and not the chambray?).  This is another new Sonnet James dress.  I sized up in this one and ordered a medium (as a point of reference, my black dress in the previous post is a small).

dress:  Sonnet James
chambray top:  J. Crew (old!)
tote:  Madewell
clogs:  Swedish Hasbeens

Saturday, March 21, 2015

alternate test post

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Okay. so here is an alternate test post.  Better and brighter, right?  Even in the full sun.  Normally I'd be taking these much later in the afternoon and no full sun, so we'll see.  I do think I like this better.

Also, in breaking news, I decided to go with these flat sandals and clutch and the leather jacket from the previous post.

dress:  Sonnet James
clutch:  Madewell
sandals:  Sam Edelman
sunglasses:  Kate Spade

date night look with jacket

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This is sort of a "test" post to see if I want to re-start my style blog.  The problem has always been that it's so difficult for me to get decent outfit photos.  I'm super non-photogenic, too.  (I trust that I look better in real life with movement and expressions and stuff).  Anyway, I'm still deeply interested in the topic of style and clothes.  Love it.

So, my new Sonnet James dresses arrived.  There's been a lot of discussion about the fabric used and weather or not it's flattering for those of us who are not XS.  For me, as long as the fabric is dark, lumps, bumps, and panty lines are not much of an issue.  In a lighter fabric, then yes, it's very much an issue.  I have their Stella dress and so far I have not been able to wear it due to the unflattering lines in the back, unfortunately.  (And I got it last year, so too late to return, I'd imagine).  Anyway, this is a very comfortable dress and I love the long lines and the v-neck and 3/4 sleeves.  I've paired it here with a heeled sandal for date night, but I'd wear this with a flat sandal for just going around on a Saturday, and I'm pretty sure this is what I'm going to wear on the plane next weekend when I go to visit Carrie.

Dress:  Sonnet James Marni dress
leather jacket:  LL Bean Signature
sandals:  old Clarks--this is a very easy to wear heel so these are classic for me--I've had them 5 years and counting!

What are you doing this weekend?  We are going to see McFarland USA and go out to dinner.