Tuesday, September 16, 2014

dotty, abstract leopards, and geometric prints

septemberness [wearing] 
cardigan: twelfth street by cynthia vincent (similar)
dress: madewell (similar)
flats: old navy (exactly)
bag: marc by marc jacobs (exactly)

creative: patterns!  two of them!  by lunchtime i was good with this bold(ish) mix of patterns.  on the way to the train in the morning i was still a bit wary of it.  co-worker compliments always help with this sort of situation.
young: trendy southwest-print leather-sleeved cardigan.  yeah, that covers it.
professional: neutrals, black flats...ya know, the usual suspects.

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septemberness

septemberness

Friday, September 12, 2014

dotty, the pants hunt, and fall jackets


septemberness [wearing]
jacket: michael michael kors (exactly)
sweater: rebecca taylor (exactly)
pants: madewell (exactly)
flats: old navy (exactly)
bag: marc by marc jacobs (exactly)

[three things]
1. i bought another pair of black pants in my attempt to replace my old favorite zara ones.  i'm on the fence about hemming these to bring in the leg opening a little bit.  even without tailoring i'm totally sold on their pajama-like softness and slouchy cut.  it also helps that i ordered them a size up and they have an elastic waist on the back (very popular amongst the young, old, and pajama enthusiasts).

2. the first day that it was a lil bit chilly in the morning i knew right away that i was going to wear this sweater.  it's got a lot of work to bring its cost-per-wear into my range, so expect to see a lot of it this fall.

3. in an effort to be slightly nicer to my hair, it's been curly a lot lately.  i'm not sure how i still haven't figured out the right combination of products after all these years, but i'm definitely getting closer.  at least i don't have my high school crispy curls anymore.

septemberness

septemberness

Monday, September 8, 2014

dotty, pommel horses, and horse jockeys


LBD - TAKE FOURTEEN [wearing]
dress: j.crew (exactly)
hat: h&m
loafers: zara (similar)
bag: marc by marc jacobs (exactly)

[three things]
1. this dress.  it's been going everywhere with me this summer since it's got this chameleon-like quality of fitting into every dress code situation.  weddings, big meetings at work, and an afternoon at the racetrack in this case.

2. we've officially become those people that get all their friends to trek out to the suburbs for an afternoon at the horsie racing track.

3. at my old job i developed a habit of asking "would you rather" questions when conversations got too negative in order to lighten the mood and reset the conversation.  i've starting using them in social situations too when it's a group of people that are all just meeting each other.  anyway, my racetrack one this season goes like this "if you were a short person, would you rather be a world-class gymnast specializing in the pommel horse or a jockey at arlington international racetrack?"  most people pick gymnast.

LBD - TAKE FOURTEEN

LBD - TAKE FOURTEEN

LBD - TAKE FOURTEEN

Thursday, September 4, 2014

dotty, fresh whites, and inclement weather

sheinside post
[wearing]
jacket: c/o sheinside (exactly)
tee: gapfit (similar)
jeans: old navy (exactly)
flats: old navy
tote: madewell (exactly)
necklace: lightinthebox

[three things]
1. rainy day ponytails.  my frizzy-curly/fake-straight hair doesn't fare so well in 97% humidity with 100% chance of thunderstorms.  i need to get my hair trimmed, but it's always a struggle between the perfect short length and being ponytail-able.  blergh.

2. after four summers, my old white jacket is ready for retirement.  this slouchy ponte version is ready to step in and kill it for the next few weeks of warm weather.

3. light gray jeans.  (i'm obviously a fan.)

white blazer + gray jeans

white blazer + gray jeans

[previously on] light gray jeans
white blazer + gray jeans

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.


grayscale august, Y.A.S. lattice dress, madewell transport tote, totewell, asos black dress, black dress outfits, creative young professional, work outfit ideas  grayscale august, Y.A.S. lattice dress, asos black dress, black dress outfits, creative young professional, work outfit ideas

Saturday, August 30, 2014

recap: august

august

august_purchases
[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