Monday, July 21, 2014

dotty, summertime cocktails, and swarming interns

cocktail hour [wearing] 
dress: zara (exactly)
heels: marco santi
clutch: h&m
necklace: forever21

[three things]
1. i've been wanting an asymmetrical dress for awhile.  okay, i used to have one but it was definitely more um...club-ish than this grown-up version.

2. these photos aren't the greatest, but i wanted to document what i wore to a cocktail party that we went to this weekend for the boy's jobbie.  it is absolutely amazing how cool all the summer interns think he is.  there was a swarming cluster of them clamoring to talk to him for the first hour of the party.  #kindofabigdeal

3. all formal events should end with food trucks.  whoever planned this party definitely knew what they were doing!

cocktail hour

Saturday, July 19, 2014

dotty, summer sweatshirts, and weekend erranding

july outfit [wearing] 
sweatshirt: j.crew factory (exactly)
jeans: j.crew factory (exactly)
flats: chinese laundry (exactly)
talon necklace: forever21
bag: marc by marc jacobs (exactly)

[three things]
1. i keep a fuzzy blanket on the couch year-round, so it's no surprise that i am all about the short-sleeve sweatshirt.  it doesn't make logical sense until you feel how soft the inside of it is.  it's like a flashback to high school and brand new team sweatshirts.

2. this outfit is from the other weekend whereas this current weekend is much more cocktail parties, friend dinners, and a hipstertastic music festival.  so pretty much every type of outfit imaginable that isn't this errand-running combination of things.

3. fancy flats are always a good thing.

july outfit

july outfit

Thursday, July 17, 2014

dotty, marble pants, and gravy

creative office outfit, ideas for what to wear to work, outfit ideas, print pants, casual office, creative suite, neutrals, zara jacket [wearing] 
jacket: zara
tee: old navy (exactly)
marble pants: zara (similar)
flats: old navy (exactly)
tote: madewell (exactly)

[three things] 
1. i have this thing pieces of clothing that i deem to be "cooler than me" and these marble-print pants are most definitely cooler than i am.

2. speaking of these pants, i can now wear questionably denim-ish pants to work!  this is amazing.  it has made getting dressed for work sooooo much easier because i don't have to worry about if i'm not looking professional enough or violating the dress code in some weird way.

3. one of my co-workers had a big sample of carrara marble in the office the other day and the veining was more subtle than these pants and omgsopretty.  all the material samples sitting around at my new job are just amazeballs.  #interiorsforthewin

creative office outfit, ideas for what to wear to work, outfit ideas, print pants, casual office, creative suite, neutrals, zara jacket

creative office outfit, ideas for what to wear to work, outfit ideas, print pants, casual office, creative suite, neutrals, zara jacket

creative office outfit, ideas for what to wear to work, outfit ideas, print pants, casual office, creative suite, neutrals, zara jacket

[previously on] gravy (gray v-neck tee)
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

dotty, all the spots, and rainboots

summer outfit [wearing]
dress: madewell (exactly)
rainboots: loeffler randall
necklace: stella&dot
purse: marc by marc jacobs (exactly)

[three things]
1. spots!  i mentioned this dress in my june round-up and here it is on a rainy, rainy day.

2. i used to be really against animal prints for some reason.  i'm obviously over it since here i am wearing all the leopard spots.

3. i feel like showing all the ways i've worn a necklace is pretty easy since this one totally goes with a whole lot of different types of outfits. actually, i don't think i've ever done a "previously on" post with a necklace.  hmm.
  summer outfit

[previously on] stella&dot chunky necklace summer outfit

Monday, July 7, 2014

dotty, frisbees, and athletic hats

outfit [wearing]
dress: madewell (exactly)
hat: j.crew (in floral)
tote: madewell (exactly)
sandals: gap (exactly)
necklace: h&m

[three things]
1. i've been wearing this hat for both non-athletic and athletic activities ranging from an airport run (that's what you're seeing here) to playing ultimate frisbee (which is going to be the most athletic thing i do all summer...or more like all year.)

2. this tote is just so photogenic.  and just so good for carrying around snacks and extra shoes.  and the occasional frisbee too.

3. now that this dress has appeared twice on here styled pretty similarly it might be time to mix things up a bit.  while i was busy ghostlike on here last week, i guest posted over on anne's pretty blog about this axact topic.  maybe i should read through my own advice again!
  outfit

outfit

outfit

outfit

Thursday, July 3, 2014

dotty, the jeans era, and ponytail problemz

outfit [wearing]
jacket: zara (similar)
blouse: target
jeans: old navy (exactly)
flats: old navy (exactly)
tote: madewell (exactly)

[three things]
1. look at that, i'm wearing jeeeeeans!

2. especially with shorter hair, i really just don't like the way that my hair looks in a ponytail.  i'm still a big fan of sock buns, but i'd need a whole lot more length for that to happen again.  i've been having some straightened hair+humidity=weird frizzy waves issues, so i need to adjust my hair product routine a bit.

3. i hope that everybody stateside has a great holiday weekend!  we're headed home to the mitten to see as many of our siblings and their kids as we can find.  fingers crossed that we'll get a whole frozen soundtrack performance from my nieces.  who am i kidding?  it's a given.  let it gooooooo.

outfit

outfit

[previously on] contrast-sleeve jacket
spring outfit

Monday, June 30, 2014

dotty, matchy matchy, and summer scarves

outfit [wearing] 
scarf: banana republic (exactly)
jacket: zara (similar)
tee: j.crew (exactly)
jeans: old navy (exactly)
flats: old navy (similar)
tote: madewell (exactly)

[three things] 
1. it's summer, eh?  it can be a little chilly when i leave in the morning for work and it is quite a bit colder by the lake, so yeah summer scarves and jackets.

2. i am totally amused by the unreadability of this tee when it is under a jacket.  it just looks like random letters.  it's amazing.

3. this tote is giving this corresponding belt much more screentime lately.  i'm not particular about matching my shoes to my bag, but this bag seems to make more sense with a navy-based outfit if it has a cognac friend.

outfit

outfit