Tuesday, September 2, 2014

dotty, grids, and black dresses


grayscale august, Y.A.S. lattice dress, asos black dress, black dress outfits, creative young professional, work outfit ideas [wearing]
jacket: zara (similar)
dress: y.a.s. (similar)
tote: madewell (exactly)
flats: old navy (exactly)

creative: this dress has a mesh cutout at the top, but i layered a black tank underneath to make it work-ish.
young: the lattice on this dress is a bit trendtastic, but it's not neon, so i think i'm good.
professional: sometimes i find it funny how so many "creative" types just wear all black.


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Saturday, August 30, 2014

recap: august

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[buying]
i was looking back at what i bought last august and gray flats and workout tanks seem to be a recurring theme around here.  #sopredicatable

rebecca taylor leo combo pullover: $119 via nordstrom rack.  this fall i am totes ready for sweater season.  (seen here)

gap suede loafers in gray: $30 via gap.com.  i haven't worn these yet because it keeps raining and i don't want them to get muddy, but they are going to be besties with my gray jeans.  i just know it.

gapfit double-layer scoop back tank: $25 via gap.com.  hot yoga in the summer is no joke.

Y.A.S. cube dress with mesh overlay: $81 via asos.com.  i ordered this as a potential birthday dress (i've got a big birthday coming up in october) and it's a bit more tee-shirt-ish than i thought.  so it's not THE one, but a fun dress for my "architects only wear black" collection.

p.s. have you met franish?  want to see what a bunch of other bloggers bought this month?  yup yup?  head on over there then.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

dotty, summer whites, and monster totes


WHITE SANDWICH [wearing]
top: labworks for target (exactly)
dress underneath: rachel rachel roy (exactly)
sandals: gap (exactly)
tote: madewell (exactly)
bracelet: h&m

creative: yay!  i found something else to wear this marshmallow top with.  seeing that it's the same color doesn't make this all that creative, but this top has been stumping me lately with all the pants combinations i've tried.
young: sandals.  (it's summer and i work in a casual office, so it's totally fine.)
professional: neutrals?  (well, that's everyday lately.)  a giant tote?  (this bag does tend to make me feel more important.)

WHITE SANDWICH

WHITE SANDWICH

WHITE SANDWICH


Monday, August 25, 2014

dotty, saturday mornings, and summer scarves

august outfit, farmer's marketing, what to wear, saturday morning outfit, scarf outfit ideas, cognac and gray, neutrals blog [wearing]
dress: c/fan (similar)
scarf: target
sandals: gap (exactly)
tote: madewell (exactly)

[three things]
1. the slouchy dress, big scarf, and a big tote combination has been one of my favorites this summer.

2. and shortly after these photos were taken i was all stocked out on michigan-grown fruit and our dining room table has a fresh bunch of white gladiolus.  a few years ago when we lived in a shoebox, i used to buy giant flowers at the farmer's market and then they would loom over the couch all week.  #imposingflorals

3. why have i not worn this dress to work in awhile?  is it because it's a wee bit too short?

august outfit, farmer's marketing, what to wear, saturday morning outfit, scarf outfit ideas, cognac and gray, neutrals blog

august outfit, farmer's marketing, what to wear, saturday morning outfit, scarf outfit ideas, cognac and gray, neutrals blog

august outfit, farmer's marketing, what to wear, saturday morning outfit, scarf outfit ideas, cognac and gray, neutrals blog

Sunday, August 24, 2014

weekend wishlist: fun flats


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one, two, three, four, five, and six.

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back when i started working i had this grand idea to have a pair of shoes in every color of the rainbow.  (i think i only got to purple, yellow, and turquoise.)  while i've abandoned brights since then, i've amassed a serious collection of patterned flats over the last few years.  unfortunately, a few of my favorites are showing signs of wear from all my puddle-stomping and chair-kicking (i kick my heel against my desk chair while i work...weird, shoe-destroying habit fo sho).  so i'm on the hunt for some fun replacements before boot season starts 'round here. 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

dotty, summer shorts, and lunchtime sweaters

WEEKEND PATTERN TOWN
[wearing]
sweater: rebecca taylor (exactly)
shorts: target (exactly)
flats: chinese laundry (exactly)
bag: marc by marc jacobs (exactly)

[three things]
1. so i might have bought this sweater during lunch last week.  because the sweater i was wearing was super itchy.  and i had an all-afternoon design meeting that i did not want to wear aforementioned itchy sweater for.  so i went and tried on five tops at nordstrom rack and liked this one the best.  #dottyproblems

2. sometimes i wear shorts.

3. one of my besties once told me that the first six months of any new job are just exhausting while you are learning everything and adjusting to a new environment.  and oh boy, i have definitely been super drained from work lately.  blergh.  on the upside, i am finally get caught up on watching suits.

WEEKEND PATTERN TOWN

WEEKEND PATTERN TOWN

WEEKEND PATTERN TOWN

[previously on] d'orsay flats shoe remix

Friday, August 15, 2014

dotty, casual weddings, and the mister

august outfit
[wearing]
dress: j.crew (exactly)
boots: old navy (exactly)
necklace: forever21
clutch: marc jacobs for target

[three things]
1. i had heels with me in the car, but i was convinced at the last minute just to keep my roadtrip boots on instead.  it was a super casual wedding (there were baseball caps and jeans in attendance) so it was a good call for some wandering between the ceremony and dinner.

2. i should also point out that the boots champion was also wearing boots.  we're cute like that apparently.

3. we've been making a whole lot of trips home to michigan this summer and while we are both super impatient roadtrippers (we require frequent stops for milkshakes) it's been really nice being more connected to our families.

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august outfit

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