Thursday, November 26 The Occasion… Thanksgiving dinner at my friend Lindsey’s apartment! Linds and I spent our first Thanksgiving in New York together last year, when we cooked a feast including a turkey, all the sides, and three kinds of pies. For two people. We spent the day watching the parade, followed by a marathon of all the Thanksgiving-themed Friends episodes. This...
Wednesday, November 25 (I know, I have a lot of catching up to do!) The Occasion… Work and a trip to Tiffany’s. Fact: I should not be trusted with nice things. Last year my awesome boyfriend bought me silver studs from Tiffany for Christmas. Less than a month later, on New Year’s, I lost one. Dumb. I finally got around to asking them what I could do, and guess what? ...
This year, among other things, I am thankful for this blog and the blogging community that has embraced me. Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments. It truly means so much to me! I’ll be taking a short break to enjoy the long weekend, so regular posts will resume on Monday.
Tuesday, November 24 Work and a lunch hour jaunt through Central Park. I’ve been really stressed at work lately so I started taking solitary lunch hours to read. Sometimes you just have to shut everything out for a good while to maintain your sanity, and yall, the park was ridic beautiful. I even saw a guy who looked to be in a major hurry stop and take a picture of the pond on his...
As Seen In: Chicisimo, Part Deux
I’m on Chicisimo again today! Thanks, Maria! I would just like to point out that I was not wearing, nor do I condone jeggings ;)
It's Always About The Shoes
Monday, November 23 The Occasion… Work The Outfit… Purple Cardigan - thrifted (previously worn here) Black Tie Neck Blouse - Express Design Studio (previously worn here) Black Pencil Skirt - Ann Taylor Black Ribbed Tights - drugstore Gold Python Pumps - Bally (previously worn here) The Explanation… I was super busy at work so I only got a couple of quick snaps. ...
Saturday, November 21 La Femme Fete, a shopping event featuring vintage fashions by Sammy Davis and Happy Hill Vintage, along with Kim Last jewelry and Laura Trimble stationary. I left with a darling brooch from HHV, and was seriously considering buying holiday cards from Laura, but I haven’t made up my mind yet :) The Outfit… Black Lace Dress - Catherine Malandrino, thrifted ...
Friday, November 20 Work including an office Thanksgiving potluck lunch! The Outfit… Red Drapey Cardi - DKNY (previously seen here) White Tank Top - men’s Hanes undershirt Black High-Waisted, Wide-Legged Trousers - Mint by Jodi Arnold via Deja Vu Boutique (Tampa, FL) Black Elastic Belt - came with pants Black Headband - drugstore Abalone Flower Necklace - Handmade by my...
As Seen In: Chicisimo!
Thank you to Maria of Chicisimo for featuring me in my favorite new skirt on her site! Chicisimo is an international fashion blogger community where you can find inspiration for just about every style out there. Head on over and check it out…and if you liked that outfit, give me a “chic” vote :) p.s. Thank you to Becky for including me in her Fab Five Friday post!
Why So Serious?
Wednesday, November 18 Work and dinner with my guy. The Outfit… Plaid Button Down - GAP, thrifted (previously worn here and here) Straight Leg Jeans - Earnest Sewn, sample sale Gold Leather Belt - J Crew Multistrand Necklace - F21 White and Silver Bangle - gift Brown Leather Boots - J Crew I have been in a foul mood the past few days and I’m not even sure why. My...
This is my bookshelf, with a carefully curated pile of coffee table books, biographies, and how-tos. Since yucky winter weather is around the corner, when all you want to do is curl up on the couch and read something full of fantasy, here are my recommendations. (They also make great gifts!) The Fashion Book: A to Z encyclopedia of important industry figures, past and present. Mine is the...
On My Radar: US Military Dress Uniforms
Last weekend at the Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Newport, I was totally fascinated by the finery of the military dress uniforms worn by attendees. Military-style or marching-band influenced jackets have been in vogue for awhile, but this is different— we’re talking full on regalia equivalent to black tie tuxedos. Here’s a picture of what the Marines’ evening dress...
I've Got the Blues
Tuesday, November 17 Work and book club! I don’t know why I didn’t participate in a book club sooner. My nerd self was so fulfilled. Plus I got to visit a ridiculously amazing Park Avenue apartment. Old money, maids, the whole shebang. The Outfit… Dark Turquoise Satin Blouse - BCBG, gift (previously worn here and here) Blue Graphic Full Skirt - Express Design Studio,...
Shoes are great ice-breakers for girls. You don’t know each other, and then...– Garance, one of my imaginary besties.
New York Uniform
Monday, November 16 Work, including a work event at Saks, and after work running to the Yigal Azrouël sample sale, where some old friends now work. The Outfit… Gray 3/4 Sleeve Sweater - J Crew Gray Silk Pencil Skirt - J Crew (forgive the lap wrinkles, I have a desk job :) Gray Skinny Belt - J Crew Gray Tights - Hot Sox via Loehmanns Black Leather Heeled Boots - Bally (previously...
Saturday, November 14 Worn to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball! Both of my boyfriend’s parents served in the Marines, and every year the Corps holds a ball to commemorate its founding, with the same ceremony carried out all over the world. This year was the 234th anniversary, and I was so humbled to witness this tradition honoring the many brave men and women who serve our country. I met...
Sunny Side Up
Friday, November 13 Worn to work and getting on a bus to Rhode Island for the weekend! The Outfit… Charcoal Cowl Neck Dress - Banana Republic, thrifted Mustard Cardi - J Crew (previously worn here and here) Yellow Capri Tights - Target Turquoise Belt - thrifted Brown Leather Boots - J Crew Last year, my mom either thought I was going to freeze to death in my first New York...
I’ve been poking around in other people’s closets a lot lately, so I thought I’d show you guys my own space. Behold: my closet, in all it’s glory. I am lucky enough (in New York, at least) to have a full-sized closet, and I definitely worked to get the most of what I have… I have still more clothes in the nightstand and in under-bed storage. (Time for a purge?) ...
Thursday, November 12 Work and dinner with my little brother, who is in town to interview for a summer internship. Send him good vibes today! The Outfit… Red Floral Secretary Blouse - Bally Black Pencil Skirt - Ann Taylor Gray Tights - Hot Sox via Loehmann’s Black Patent Pumps - Bally I loved this blouse since the press presentation over six months ago, and knew I had to...
What's In Store: DC Area Vintage & Secondhand
I spent last weekend in DC, and as you may have figured out, one of my favorite activities is shopping. (Don’t worry, I went to the Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Natural History, too.) I gathered up a list of places I visited, plus some that I didn’t get to but might be worth it. Most are consignment stores, with more of a boutique atmosphere, rather than a true thrift...
Pen-thils... or Air
Wednesday, November 11 Worn to work and coffee with my sweetie. The Outfit… Graphic Print LS Mini Dress - Tibi via Buffalo Exchange (previously worn here) Grey Cardi - H&M Gray Belt - came with another dress Fuchsia Sheer Tights - thrifted (unworn) Black and Brown Leather Handbag (tucked under my arm) - Kate Spade Black Wool Military Coat (seen below) - Tahari via Burlington...
xoxo, Gossip Girl
Tuesday, November 10 Worn to work, running errands for work, being awesome The Outfit… Black Ruffled Blouse - Geren Ford for Urban Outfitters (previously worn here) Metallic Tweed Pencil Skirt - J Crew Collection via Diva (Alexandria, VA) Plum Tights - via Daffy’s Purple Bow Headband - Target, gift Pearl Necklace - gift Black Suede Strappy Peeptoes - Bally (previously worn...
Guest Post: Shorty with the Eyes
Saturday, November 7 The Occasion… Dinner and out on the town in DC! The Outfit… Black and White Dress - via Marshalls Fuschia Tights - Target Missoni-esque Pashmina - used to be grandmother’s Turquoise Floral Ring - Planet Funk (Los Angeles, CA) Gold Bracelets - gifts Black Ruffled Flats - via Marshalls The Explanation… In her own words…”I just...
Closet Remix: Daphne
As you know, I spent the past weekend visiting my lovely friend Daphne in DC. She loved how I helped my roommate Sarah to figure out her work wardrobe by creating new outfits from her existing closet and coming up with a plan of action. So Daph’s wardrobe got the same treatment! This is a looong post so click through to read about her “makeover…” We first reorganized...
Sunday, November 8 Daph and I went to Eastern Market, a large outdoor fair and farmer’s market, and then did some shopping in Old Town Alexandria. I can’t wait to share my finds with you guys! The Outfit… White Ruffle Blouse - Ann Taylor Loft Pink and Purple Checked Scarf - GAP, hand-me-down from grandmother Mustard Cardigan - J Crew (Previously worn here) Gray...
Saturday, November 7 Worn to dinner with my sorority little sis and out on the town in DC! The Outfit… Graphic Blouse - H&M, thrifted (previously worn here) Black Blazer - Theory via TJ Maxx Gray Straight Leg Jeans - Earnest Sewn via TJ Maxx Black and Brown Leather Handbag - Kate Spade Black Patent Pumps - Bally DC is a much more casual city than New York, and I seized the...
And We're Off
Friday, November 6 Heading to DC to visit my good friend Daphne! Yay! The Outfit… Orangey Flannel Button Down - BDG via Urban Outfitters (previously worn here) Black Tee - J Crew Straight Leg Jeans - Earnest Sewn, sample sale Royal Blue Pashmina - thrifted Navy Coat - SJP Bitten (Steve & Barry’s) Black Wool Knee Socks - found at grandmother’s house Brown Leather...
Jackie O at the Opera
Thursday, November 5 Worn to the Metropolitan Opera to see La Damnation de Faust with friends. It was amazing— Mephistopheles had a magnificent voice and the staging was quite theatrical. It’s hard to keep my attention for almost 3 hours but this performance did! The Outfit… Black Silk and Wool Coat Dress - Vintage, thrifted Pearl Necklace - gift Royal Blue Pashmina -...
I’m not one for “chain posts” but I’ve been stuck home sick for the past couple days, so this gives me something to do. Plus, this award was bestowed upon me by the lovely Liz of Lizzie Jeanne, who has been a great real-life friend before we ever became bloggers :) 7 Things About Me (Warning: Very Random) 1. All through high school and college I wanted to be a doctor...
As Seen In: Clothed Much Fall Fashion
Thank you to Elaine over at Clothed Much who included a few of my looks in a post about fall dressing! Check it out here — it’s chock full of autumn inspiration!
Monday, November 2 Worn to work The Outfit… Electric Blue Dress - Katy Rodriguez via Buffalo Exchange (previously worn here) Beige Turtleneck - Theory via LES Clothing swap (previously worn here) Gray Sweater Tights - Anne Klein via Daffy’s Gold Starfish Necklace - Aldo? Gold Leather Belt - J Crew Taupe Booties - Bally Monday morning calls for a shot of color to wake me...
...And I'm Junice!
And my second Halloween costume…unless you’re a pretty religious SNL watcher, you probably won’t get it… Saturday October 31 Worn to a Halloween party at my apartment and then meeting up with friends in the East Village The Inspiration.. I’m not sure if the video is embedding correctly, so go here if you can’t see it within this page. The second skit...
Friday October 30 The Occasion… The first of my Halloween costumes, worn to a Halloween SLASH birthday party for Jim! My hair stayed curly for a whole 30 minutes… The Outfit… Black Herringbone Cape Coat - gift from Liz (previously worn here) Black/Gray/White Houndstooth Mini - J Crew (previously worn here) Offwhite Silk Blouse - thrifted (previously worn here) Black...
Friday, October 29 The Occasion… Work The Outfit… Black Cardigan - Club Monaco, thrifted Black and Brown Shift Dress - Taylor via Marshalls (previously worn here) Black Elastic Belt - vintage via Dolly’s (Durham, NC) Black Tights - Hot Sox via Loehmanns Wooden Bangles - used to be mom’s Black Leaf Bangle - gift Brown Pendant Necklace - gift Black Patent Pumps...