Monday, January 26, 2015

dotty, a fair-weather coat, and cool pants

january-ness [wearing]
coat: j.crew factory
sweater: rebecca taylor
pants: j.crew factory
boots: gap
tote: madewell
sunnies: see eyewear
hat: uniqlo

[three things]
1. I get so excited when it's a legitimate sunny day AND it's not freezing cold.  This doesn't happen all that often in Chicago in January, so this is big deal.

2. These stretchy pants with pleather jodphur insets are way cooler than I am.

3. That boy is still wearing my birthday hat.  (Or rather, "our hat" that appeared around my birthday.)
   january-ness

january-ness

january-ness

january-ness

Friday, January 23, 2015

dotty, leathahhh, and lunchtime snaps

januaryness
[wearing]
cardigan: twelfth street by cynthia vincent
dress that you totally can't see: joie
tights: free press
boots: stuart weitzman
bag: madewell
necklace: forever21

1. These are some middle of the workday, lunchtime bloggy photos!  There are some serious advantages to working five blocks my mister.

2. I have a co-worker that compliments my clothes every single time that I wear something with fake or real leather.  Maybe she's heavily invested in a leather finishing plant or something?  Anyway, these sleeves get props (and pets if she's sitting next to me in a meeting) pretty often.

3. Hey, it's Friday!  I have a big deadline at the end of the month, so this week flew by at work.  Hopefully I'll get a metric ton of work done today so that I don't have to work this weekend!

januaryness

januaryness

januaryness

Thursday, January 22, 2015

dotty, winter whites, and a few spots

januaryness
[wearing]
dress underneath: rachel rachel roy
sweater: rebecca taylor
fleece-lined tights: free press
wedges: elie tahari
scarf: marc jacobs x target

[three things]
1. A few spots.

2. A summer dress.

3. And gray tights.  (Black tights totally did not work with this.)

januaryness

januaryness

[previously on] Cream Shirtdress
januaryness

Thursday, January 15, 2015

dotty, vest layers, and party dresses

january outfit [wearing] 
dress: cos
cardigan: gap
vest: zara
tote: madewell
necklace: forever21
shoes: bcbgeneration

[three things]
1. This vest doesn't get too much wear due to its tendency to have a 80s vibe.  It's kinda like a party dress in my closet...I'm going to keep it around for just a few occasions per year.

2. I used to be such a cardigan person, but now I'm much more of a jackets person.  This cardigan and vest combination was way more comfortable than a jacket though.

3. Seeing the mirrored photo of our portrait wall really makes me want a twelve portrait situation to happen someday.

january outfit

january outfit

january outfit

[previously on] white zara vest
remix_zara vest

Monday, January 12, 2015

dotty, outfit repeats, and it's so cold

januaryness
[wearing]
trench vest: forever21
sweater: joie
jeans: old navy
boots: old navy

[three things]
1. I've been wearing a whole lot of black lately since it's crazy cold and I consider my day a success if I make it to and from work without getting frostbite.  Brr.

2. To try and reset, I brought back a gray-on-gray combination from last Spring (original outfit post over here) to get some lighter neutrals back into the mix.

3. As much as I want to dress up more for work, I might just have to wait until the weather warms up a wee bit.  So, how about April?  I did order some potential new work heels from Banana that I think would work with tights.

januaryness

januaryness

januaryness

januaryness

Friday, January 9, 2015

dotty, bad-looking pants, and good-looking hair

january outfit [wearing]
blouse: madewell
pants: theory
necklace: forever21
bag: marc by marc jacobs
belt: j.crew

[three things]
1. These pants definitely do not photograph well, so let's talk about my hair instead.  I was going to get back on the highlighting train at my next hair appointment, but then I saw these photos and decided that I actually like my hair color right now.  So, dear hair, you are welcome for all the damage that I am not going to put you through.

2. I never posted any wardrobe resolutions for the new year, but one of my (very loose) resolutions is to dress up more for work.  Just because I can wear jeans any day of the week doesn't mean I should.  And when I do wear jeans it should be with heels.

3. These pants are part of a suit I bought two years ago and the jacket is a bit tight due to my yoga-ing since then, but these definitely need to get out and about more often.
   january outfit

january outfit