In Wine Country
Monday, August 23 Worn to a romantic dinner in wine country with my boyfriend! We chose to go to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, a beyond delicious French bistro by the same chef who opened French Laundry, the best restaurant in the country. He knows what he’s doing - it was easily one of the best meals of my life! The Outfit… Kelly Green Ruffled Wrap Dress - Max & Cleo, via...
Pacific Standard Time
Monday, August 30 Hello loves! I’m (reluctantly) back from an incredible ten days in San Francisco! My boyfriend and I had a fabulous time exploring the city, surfing in Santa Cruz, visiting old friends, and tasting wine in Napa, which is where this photo was taken. The Outfit… Mulberry Cardigan - J Crew, thrifted Gray V-Neck Tee - American Apparel Sea Foam Green Pashmina -...
At Summer's End
Friday, August 20 Worn to work. The Outfit… Lime Cutout Sundress - London Times via TJ Maxx Denim Pencil Skirt - J Crew Lime Silk Scarf - Vera, used to be mom’s Abalone Flower Necklace - Handmade by my friend Linds White Leather Sandals - J Crew I can’t believe I’ve never worn this dress as a top before! I felt cute and summery all day.
Reader Question - Vintage Preppy
Hi!! Im Chrissy. First of all i ADORE you blog. Second I have a question. I went attic shopping this morning. I am staying with my parents for the summer and we happen to live in my grandparents former home. My mother is and always has been queen on preppydom so i scored several cute pieces. Now as i was ravaging I found a beautiful large Louis Vuitton tote that belonged to my grandmother. Its...
Wednesday, August 18 If you follow me on Twitter you know I was in Vegas for work most of last week. This outfit was worn to a full day of appointments in Las Vegas, followed by a walk down the Strip to watch the Bellagio fountain show! The Outfit… White Button Up - J Crew Haberdashery Khaki Cropped Dress Pants - Loft Brown Leather Belt with Buckle - Target Turquoise Medallion...
This Weekend: Stop & Swap →
Attention New Yorkers - there’s a big swap event in Manhattan this Sunday! I’ll be out of town, but click through for details. Happy swapping!
vouslalala asked: Okay so im back again! :D I wondered if you had any tips on how to get a tailored look when you happen to have a large...chest area. I always have the problem that my dresses (specifically from banana republic and j.crew) will fit beautifully at the bottom and wont even zip up top. When I go up a size It is just too loose to look clean. I really like the clean look of dresses and cant seem to...
Saturday, August 14 Worn to a little party my boyfriend and I hosted to celebrate our new apartment! It was loads of fun (and motivated us to unpack those last few boxes ;) The Outfit… Abstract Floral Dress - Taylor via Syms Coral Statement Necklace - handmade by my friend Linds Beige Bow Flats - Bally, sample sale I LOVE the ruffled hem of this dress (so much that I also bought its...
Keeping It Casz
Friday, August 13 Worn to work and dinner with my favorite guy. The Outfit… Gray Jersey Dress - Lush via Nordstrom Pink Tee - J Crew Coral Statement Necklace - handmade by my friend Linds White Leather Sandals - J Crew A fun casual Friday look. I love wearing this jersey dress as a jumper instead - it even works as a fall piece when you add a few more layers. At just $10 on sale at...
Around the Web
I’m en route to Sin City for a work trip so I queued up some posts so you don’t miss me while I’m gone. To start off, here are a few things that caught my eye recently… Vanity Fair examines (and pokes fun at) the resurgence of preppy style. The Museum at FIDM takes a look at early Carolina Herrera gowns. A blog entirely dedicated to the Kennedy family. The...
megburns asked: so! I've been invited to a housewarming party at a FASHION BLOGGER'S HOUSE. (!! I know !!) I'm really a mess about what to wear. I have to look cool, effortless, and super sophisticated (I'm from Connecticut! We've never met before! SUCH EXPECTATIONS!)
What do you think? S.O.S.!
What do you think? S.O.S.!
Time for a Change
I gave the old blog a dust off and polish (aka a new layout). What do you think?
vouslalala asked: I. Love. Your. Blog. <3 You've inspired me to start paying attention to wear, and you make looking cute look so simple! Keep doing what you're doing :D
Wednesday, August 11 Worn to work. The Outfit… Gray V-Neck Tee - American Apparel Magenta Pencil Skirt - NY & Company White Leather Sandals - J Crew Tropical Scarf - used to be mom’s Casual is the name of the game in the office right now, and this combo of a cotton tee and stretchy jersey pencil skirt was perfect. I added the tropical scarf to tie it together color-wise...
Monday, August 9 Worn to work and a little dinner party for myself, my boyfriend and my brother, who is in his last week of interning in the city. I have a feeling he’ll be back, though! The Outfit… Navy Shirtdress - GAP, via SCORE! Swap Leather Asymmetrical Belt - vintage, used to be mom’s Tan Gladiator Sandals - Bally, sample sale Earth Tone Enamel Necklace - vintage, gift ...
Thursday, August 5 Worn to work. The Outfit… Orange Floral Silk Blouse - J Crew Red Orange Cardigan - J Crew Pale Pink Pencil Skirt - J Crew Rust Python Strappy Sandals - Bally another glamorous cardboard box background…hehe. I think I had Joelle’s brightly colored outfit in mind when I put this one together. Seeing her vivid colors reminded me that I’ve been...
Wednesday, July 14 Worn to work. The Outfit… Yellow Floral Sheath - Liberty of London for Target Mustard Cardi - J Crew Black Studded Belt - J Crew Black Patent Pumps - Bally Black Jet Bead Necklace - ? Gold Flower Brooch - vintage via Happy Hill Vintage The all over print and vivid yellow background of this dress has made it difficult for me to break out of a black and...
Reader Question - Shopping for Classics
I recently received a question from a reader named Melanie. Hi there! I love love love your blog. Where are your favorite places to shop? I’m a size 12 and sometimes have a tough time shopping. Do you have a favorite store for classics (such as a button town oxford, trench, etc.)? Keep up the great work! Your confidence is an inspiration. Thanks, Melanie, for reading and for the kind...
Here's Lookin at You, Kid
Saturday, July 31 and Monday, August 2 The left outfit was worn to a sushi dinner with friends, and I liked it so much I tried it again for work! The Outfits… On the left… Fuschia Maxi Dress - random F21esque store in Soho Rope Texture Necklace - Sfera (Spain) Nude Leather Belt - Bally White Leather Sandals- J Crew On the right… Fuschia Satiny Dress - Old Navy Nude...
Good Girl Gone Bad
Friday, July 30 Worn to dinner at Frank in the East Village to celebrate my friend Maggie’s birthday as well as her last day in the city before she moves to California. It was such a bittersweet occasion, but at least I’ll get to see her when I visit San Francisco later this month! The Outfit… Gray Strapless Sundress - J Crew Tangled Chain Necklace - Club Monaco, gift from...
Thursday, July 29 Worn to work. The Outfit… Green Silk Blouse - Banana Republic, thrifted via Triage Consignment (Tampa, FL) Khaki Cropped Dress Pants - Loft Brown Braided Leather Belt - vintage, used to be mom’s Wooden Bangles - vintage, used to be mom’s Brown Gladiator Heels - Urban Outfitters I nabbed this blouse on my last trip to Tampa. I was initially attracted...
The Oak Bar
Wednesday, July 28 Last year a couple of my friends and I went to dinner at Duane Park Cafe in Tribeca, where we saw a burlesque performance accompanied by jazz musician Brian Newman. When Lindsey found out he just started playing every Wednesday night at The Oak Bar at The Plaza, we knew we had to get dressed up for a rare weeknight out. It really felt like we were transported to another time,...
Reader Question - Preppy Staples
I recently received this email from a reader named Taylor. Let me start by saying that I absolutely adore your blog. My name is Taylor and I am a current student at Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts. I am originally from California where the dress code is very laid back and casual. Upon coming to Wellesley, I absolutely fell in love with the preppy style. I was wondering if you had any...