Tuesday, June 30, 2015

recap: junebug

dash dot dotty
Oh hiiii!  I was pretty much missing from the internet in June and I am a-okay with that.  It was huge month at work for all sorts of reasons and as I eluded to in one of the only things I posted this month, I was in a wardrobe rut.  I just needed a lil bit of shopping to get things back on track.  Really, just a big Navy Banana (that's oldnavygapbananarepublic) to make everything better.  Some black pants, a white jacket, and some patterned fun later I am feeling much better about the mix-and-match ability of my wardrobe.


recap_june2 [buying] 
1. old navy patterned soft pants in black diamond.  
Loungey, soft, and leave-the-house-able.  $18 via oldnavy.com

2. old navy relaxed slub knit tank.
Summer.  Yes.  $12 via oldnavy.com

3. banana republic biker blazer.
I've had to retire a few of my jackets I bought two-ish years ago when I discovered my love of tailored jackets to dress comfy clothes up for work.  $83 via bananarepublic.com

4. banana republic black soft pants.
That little dolphin hem sold me on these.  And they might just be getting me out of my work clothes rut.  Yay!  I might have my eye on the patterned version too. $36 via bananarepublic.com

5. 3.1 phillip lim orchid gold knot dress.
The boy's office has a giant fancy party every July, so I ordered these next two dresses in preparation.  This one I have dubbed the "Goldman Sach."  Har, har, har.  $78 via thredup.com (but I used a bunch of credits I had been hoarding.)

6. michael michael kors black ruched dress.
If I chicken out and don't wear that amazing gold dress, I'll probably show up in this safety net dress.  $28 via thredup.com (also purchased with credits.)

June total: $149.

Monday, June 29, 2015

dotty, triangles, and comfy pants

dotfit [wearing]
pants: old navy
top: vince
scarf: marc jacobs target collab
flats: justfab
clutch: marc jacobs target collab

[three things]
1. Weekend brunches are pretty amazing.  And brunches with our friends and their babies are just the bestest. #babieswhobrunch

2. I bought these as light lounge pants for the summer, but um...yeah, they've started leaving the house with me too.

3. If I wear a silk top with comfy pants do the two even each other out?




Monday, June 22, 2015

dotty, linen stripes, and casual days

linen tunic [wearing] 
tunic: old navy
jeans: vince
heels: charles by charles david
bag: banana republic

[three things]
1. Things have been a little quiet for the interwebs version of me because the work version of me has been super busy the last few weeks with all sorts of (v. boring) midwestern travel and (v. exciting) Neocon festivities.  So yeah, hello again!

2. I'm also in the middle of some sort of wardrobe identity crisis.  Ugh.  I've been shopping less the last few months (which is good!) but I've been very unfocused in what I have been buying.  And it's been mostly super casual pieces.  Which totally doesn't work with the fact that I need to be dressing more professional-ish for work.  You can see where this disconnect would cause some problems!  Having a closet full of comfy/casual pieces is great for the weekend, but not so much when Monday morning rolls around.

3. In other news, I am loving this light neutrals color palette of grays, whites, blushes, and tans.  Now I just need to figure out a version of this outfit for meetings days.
    linen tunic

linen tunic

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

dotty, tall day, and fun shoes

tall day [wearing]
dress: cos
wedges: target
bracelets: j.crew factory, forever21, fitbit
necklace: forever21

[three things]
1. So tall.  Like really tall today.  Like I had to adjust the standing height memory on my desk to accommodate my tallness.  #sittostandproblemz

2. My Fitbit bracelet has paint on it...it might be due for replacement.

3. Comfy dress, tall shoes, and a pile of bracelets.  I am ready for you this year, Summer.

tall day

tall day

Sunday, May 31, 2015

recap: may

Welp, I didn't end up finding either of the workish pieces that I mentioned last month, but I ended up with a random assortment of semi-fun pieces.  My goal for the next few months is to really focus on the professional pieces that my closet is lacking.  Less comfy clothes, more tailored things.

1. old navy striped cotton tunic. Summer, stripes, and yes.  $12 online.

2. j.crew factory jodphur gigi pants.  I already have a pair of these, so when I spotted them on super sale I decided to stock up.  $19 online.

3. j.crew factory print sheath dress.  I've already worn this dress to work a few times and is definitely one of those amazingly easy-to-style summer pieces.  $56 online.

4. old navy patterned espadrilles.  Fun print, but not comfy yet.  We'll see if breaking them in helps.    $11 online.

5. franco sarto heath flats.  I've been leaving a pair of black flats at work, so I wanted a second pair for when I'm not at work.  This leather pair was an easy lunchtime shopping decision.  $50 via nordstrom rack.

6. (not pictured, but worn here and here.) vince camuto cam shoes.  I almost forgot about these guys because I bought them at the end of last month, but they are ridiculously comfortable and make me feel much cooler than I actually am.  $99 via DSW.

Total: $248.
recap: may recap: may

Thursday, May 28, 2015

dotty, smidges, and stretchy pants

mayfits [wearing]
dress: rachel rachel roy
pants: j.crew factory
heels: vince camuto
bag: madewell
necklace: forever21

[three things]
1. I work with some very stylish designers, so I can't take any credit for this dress+skinny pants+heels combination.  This dress is just a smidge too short for work, but makes a great tunic-ish top.

2. I feel like this tote can work with any outfit because it matches the ends of my hair where old highlights have gone awry.  I'm just going to pretend I'm in on that ombre craze.

3. Word to the mother: Look, our floors totally look blue sometimes!

may outfits

may outfits

[previously on] cream dress januaryness, white dress remix, rachel rachel roy, cream dress three ways, outfit ideas for white dress

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

dotty, elmo's world, and diamonds

may outfits [wearing]
dress: j.crew factory
muppet sweater: h&m
heels: vince camuto
bag: banana republic

creative: This dress is just the right amount of pattern for me.

young: Elmo sweater!  Can you tell that this sweater is approximate furryness of a muppet?  If it was bright red it would be much more obvious, but with the dark color in flies under the radar.

professional: Heels, a whole stack of bracelets, and a shift dress.  Done and done.
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may outfits