Monday, October 25 Worn to work. The Outfit… Maroon Corduroy Pencil Skirt - J Crew, thrifted Brown Houndstooth Cropped Blazer - Halogen via SCORE! Swap Charcoal Gray Tee - J Crew Turquoise Belt - thrifted Brown Leather Flat Boots - J Crew Warm fall colors and warm fall textures. That’s really what this outfit is all about.
Halloween 2010: Doppleganger
I’ve got an idea for this year’s Halloween costume brewing, but I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my costumes from Halloweens and theme parties past. Make sure to check out the rest of the ideas I posted this week - and I’ll be sure to post this year’s costume, too! It’s Friday with Halloween just around the corner, so by now, you don’t have too much...
Halloween 2010: Alice in Wonderland
I’ve got an idea for this year’s Halloween costume brewing, but I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my costumes from Halloweens and theme parties past. Make sure to check out my other ideas, too! Alice in Wonderland is a pretty standard Halloween costume, but during my junior year of college, my friends and I all joined together for a group costume. We went to celebrate on...
Tuesday, October 26 Worn to work and to the Katherine Kwei presentation! The Outfit… Black V-Neck Sweater - F21 Pink Button Up - Lilly Pulitzer via CURE $1 sale! Black/Gray/White Houndstooth Mini - J Crew Tangled Chain Necklace - Club Monaco, gift from co-workers Black Tights - NY&Co Black Ballet Flats - Bally There’s something about this houndstooth skirt that makes...
Halloween 2010: Jailbird
I’ve got an idea for this year’s Halloween costume brewing, but I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my costumes from Halloweens and theme parties past. Make sure to check out my Dwight Schrute and matador ideas, too! This cop and robber couples costume, worn to a sorority roller skating date function, was actually a repeat of another jailbird costume. Hilariously relevant again...
What's In Store: Katherine Kwei SS11
Last night I joined a bunch of fellow fashion bloggers at NY-based handbag designer Katherine Kwei’s studio to preview her SS11 collection. Katherine’s handbags are all made of luxe leathers, including lambskin, calfskin and exotic watersnake, and all incorporate traditional Chinese knotting, which Katherine learned from her grandmother. Katherine’s team had set up a...
Halloween 2010: Matador
I’ve got an idea for this year’s Halloween costume brewing, but I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my costumes from Halloweens and theme parties past. Make sure to check out yesterday’s Dwight Schrute idea, too! Today’s idea is a matador - I wore this costume to an “international” theme party to represent Spain, and again to a “holiday” theme...
Friday, October 22 Worn to work and to drinks at West 3rd Common with some awesome girls. You know who you are :) The Outfit… Yellow Striped Sweater - J Crew via Crossroads White Button Up - J Crew Haberdashery Straight Leg Jeans - Earnest Sewn, sample sale Coral Statement Necklace - handmade by my friend Linds Orange Tassel Mocassins - Bally I know the color scheme of this...
Halloween 2010: Dwight Schrute
I’ve got an idea for this year’s Halloween costume brewing, but I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of my costumes from Halloweens and theme parties past. Last year I shared my Karl Lagerfeld, Coco Chanel and Junice (a SNL character played by Kristen Wiig) outfits, but I’ve got a new one for each day of this week! I played Dwight Schrute, everyone’s favorite...
Oops, I Did It Again
Thursday, October 21 Worn to work (for a REALLY important meeting). The Outfit… Black 3/4 Sleeve Sweater - J Crew Floral Lace Halter Dress (worn as skirt) - Rodarte for Target Black Crosshatch Tights - NY & Company Nude Leather Belt - Bally Pearl Necklace - gift from parents Nude T-Strap Heels - Bally, sample sale You guys, I did a terrible thing. I repeated an outfit....
What's In Store: Heeled Oxfords
Since a couple of you commented on the post where I wore my heeled oxfords that you wanted a pair of your own, I thought I would pull together some options in a bunch of different colors, heel heights, and price ranges. The links to each (listed from top left to bottom right) are below - happy shopping! oxford heels by marielscloset featuring laced shoes Cole Haan Violet Air Oxford, $298 Nine...
Friday, sometime in the past month or so Worn to work The Outfit… Black and White Striped Dress - INC, thrifted Jean Jacket - Theory, thrifted Black Leggings - Daffy’s Black Patent Toe Flats - Bally I can’t even remember when I wore this, but Jessica wore something similar soon after, and called the combo of a jean jacket and breton stripes “super trusty.”...
Tuesday, October 19 Worn to work. The Outfit… Gray 3/4 Sleeve Sweater - J Crew Plum Silk Skirt - Banana Republic via Clothing Swap Gray Skinny Belt - J Crew Grey Pearl Necklace - Nina Ricci, free from internship Plum Tights - Loehmann’s Gray Mary Janes - Nine West via TJ Maxx I liked this outfit a whole lot, but let’s face it - the necklace is the star of the show....
Monday, October 18 Worn to work. The Outfit… Bronze Dress - NY & Company Red Tights - American Apparel Red Beaded Necklace - Target Taupe Booties- Bally This outfit felt pretty festive for a regular ol’ Monday. Perhaps a remix for the holiday season? Either way, this one’s a keeper.
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Thursday, October 14 I’m a bit out of order on my outfit posts, but this one was worn on Thursday, first to work, then on a plane to Miami that afternoon. I was in South Florida for business (although my boyfriend and parents joined me for a bit of fun, too) doing a trunk show at Neiman Marcus. I don’t want to write too much about my job here on the blog (ever heard of dooce?)...
On South Beach
Sunday, October 17 If you’ve been following my tweets, you already know I was in Miami over the weekend. We got back super late, so this post will be short. I promise to share more later! The Outfit… Seashell Sundress - Lilly Pulitzer via Mint Condition (Old Town Alexandria, VA) Royal Blue Pashmina - thrifted Tortoiseshell Wayfarers - thrifted Flip Flops - Rainbow I was soooo...
True Prep at The Strand
L to R: Andy Borowitz, Lisa Birnbach, Chip Kidd, David Colman and Susan Fales-Hill After work on Wednesday, I hopped on the train and headed to The Strand, one of my favorite bookstores in New York (or anywhere really.) Not only do they promise miles and miles of books, but they also host author discussions. Wednesday was all about True Prep, the long awaited sequel to 1980’s The Official...
Wednesday, October 13 Worn to work and to a panel discussion and book signing for True Prep! Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, partnered with book designer Chip Kidd to pen the sequel, True Prep, and last night’s talk at The Strand with those two plus NYT contributor David Colman and writer Susan Fales-Hill was both hilarious and informative. Look for a full recap...
Tuesday, October 12 Worn to work (with flats) and then on to an amazing surprise dinner at Le Bernardin (where I’ve wanted to go SINCE FOREVER) to celebrate my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend. I’m still trying to get my thoughts together about the ridiculously delicious 8 course meal and these past two years, but basically what it comes down to is that I am a very, very lucky...
Hasta La Vista, Baby.
Sometimes I resemble the Terminator in my daily outfit photos.
Sunday, October 10 Worn to see Wicked on Broadway with my boyfriend and his family! The Outfit… Graphic Print LS Mini Dress - Tibi via Buffalo Exchange Black Tights - Loehmann’s Black Jet Bead Necklace - ? Black Patent Toe Flats - Bally Black Ruched Leather Bag - Bally Of all the ways I’ve worn this dress before (including some that never should’ve...
Anonymous asked: So many of the great preppy fashion blogs (unabashedly prep, allplaidout, etc) focus on men's fashion. Any suggestions for good preppy fashion blogs? Obviously yours is the best, but I just started working at JCrew and I'm going to need a SERIOUS amount of inspiration - and being a size 12 or 14, it's even harder to find things that work.
Wednesday, October 6 Worn to work. The Outfit… Black Plaid Blouse - Ninety, thrifted Black Pencil Skirt - Ann Taylor Gold Leather Belt - J Crew Black Tights - Loehmann’s White Cap Toe Pumps - Banana Republic, via Thirds Consignment (Bristol, RI) As a self professed lover of color, I find it really funny that I often turn to all black or shades of black, white and gray...
Reader Question - Sweater Vest
My college friend and sorority sister Karin left the following comment on my blog post yesterday featuring a J Crew sweater vest… omg, where can i get a sweater vest these days?? I’ve been wanting one since last winter. suggestions?/ xoxo your blog I automatically wanted to direct Karin to J Crew where I purchased my own a few years ago, but their women’s offerings are a bit...
Wednesday, October 6 Worn to work. The Outfit… Blue Striped Button Up- J Crew Pink Sweater Vest - J Crew Brown Braided Leather Belt - vintage, used to be mom’s Brown Tights - Target Olive Skirt - LOFT Mauve Oxford Booties - Bally, sample sale (click through to see a detail) It all started with a sweater vest. And I love it. This is the kind of outfit I wish my half-asleep...
Monday, October 1 Worn to work and to the Cure $1 sale…I picked up some great stuff, including some DIY pieces. Get excited. The Outfit… White Button Up - J Crew Haberdashery Jean Jacket - Theory, thrifted Multicolored Striped Skirt - Talbots, thrifted Brown Braided Leather Belt - vintage, used to be mom’s Brown Tights - Target Brown Leather Flat Boots - J Crew I had...
Pop Up Decor Blog: Part Two
In this series, I’m giving you guys a tour of the apartment I share with my boyfriend as our small space starts to feel more like home. The first installment is here. Today I have another little sliver of my apartment to share with you guys - my dresser (from Target!), which functions sort of like a vanity. Its countertop is home to (most of) my jewelry collection, as well as tights,...
Friday, October 1 Worn to work. The Outfit… Green Poet Sleeve Dress - thrifted Necklaces - used to be grandmother’s Brown Leather Belt with Buckle - Target Brown Leather Flat Boots - J Crew This is a bit of a departure from my usual prim and proper look, but this dress is just so comfy! I love that I was essentially wearing a giant t-shirt to work. The poet sleeves give it...
Thursday, September 30 Worn to work. The Outfit… Black Silk Seersucker Blouse - Bally Striped Knit Skirt - H&M Black Tights - drugstore Black Leather Heeled Boots - Bally I just wish it would stop raining already. I mean, my trench coat is getting a lot of use, but I’d like to be able to style my hair without it getting damp and ruined on my morning commute, to wear...