Monday, July 25, 2016

dotty, shoppies, and pants problems

july outfit
[wearing]
tunic: zara
pants: j.crew factory
shoes: vince camuto
bag: rebecca minkoff
necklace: maslo jewelry

[three things]
1. I was sorting through my work pants and I need to do some serious pant shopping.  Ugh.  Shopping for work pants has got to be one of my least favorite types of shoppies.  I might just wear dresses all the time if I didn't have to do site visits.

2. This tunic is from the Zara Woman line.  What am I?  A grownup or something?

3. I am super tempted to order this necklace's lighter colored cousin.  The only thing stopping me is that it's a rather distinctive/memorable necklace, so I probably don't need two versions of it.


july outfit

july outfit

Thursday, July 21, 2016

dotty, monochrome dressing, and a white moto jacket

july-ish [wearing]
jacket: banana republic
dress: eliza j
flats: vince

[three things]
1. I bought this dress for my birthday last fall and considered wearing it to my baby shower in March, but then I wiggled my eight months pregnant self into it, looked in the mirror, and instantly thought "sixteen and pregnant."  It was pretty short with my bump and I couldn't shake the reality show association.  Luckily, without a bump it is an appropriate length for someone twice that age.

2. I've realized that over the last few years I feel most comfortable in primarily monochromatic outfits.  I wore a whole heckuva lot of black with black this past Winter, so I need to balance that out this Summer before I unpack my snowboots again.

3. This jacket gets soooo dirty.  It has a texture that somehow attracts all the dirt to me.
 
july-ish

july-ish

july-ish

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

dotty, pattern questions, and bonus points

july outfit [wearing]
dress: loft via thredup
bag: rebecca minkoff
flats: vince

[three things]
1. Patterned dresses are by far the easiest way to get dressed for work in the summer.

2. Bonus points for also wearing patterned shoes.

3. What is this print supposed to be?  Smushed moths?  Abstract chromosomes?  Sad bowties?

july outfit

july outfit

july outfit

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

dotty, gray tees, and black pants forever

july-ish
[wearing]
tee: old navy
pants: banana republic
flats: cos

[three things]
1. These tees have become such a staple in my closet.  They're soft, available in tall sizes (for when you get pregnant but think side ruching is just the worst...or if you're just a tall person), and are pretty much always on sale.

2. I think if I had to pick one outfit to wear forever this would be it.  Serious though, can I?

3. Just kidding.  I could never give up my scarves.  Soooo, this plus a scarf.

july-ish

july-ish

Monday, July 11, 2016

dotty, geometric peplums, and summer parties

july-ish [wearing] 
dress: tibi via thredup
shoes: vince
cuff bracelet: h and m

[three things]
1. I feel like I'm always trying to find dresses for work events that are the right combination of festive and conservative.  Last summer it finally dawned on me to start using ThredUp since I have a hard time investing in dresses that I will only wear a handful of times.  Luckily there are a whole bunch of other people that routinely clean out their fancy dresses from their closets!

2. A peplum!  I'm pretty sure this is my first one.  I've tried numerous times to find a peplum top to no avail when really I just needed a dress.

3. I wore this to my firm's summer bonus party even though I'm still on leave.  And man, going to a work event is way more fun when you haven't seen your co-workers in a few months!
  july-ish

july-ish

Friday, July 8, 2016

dotty, linen rompers, and clock habits

dottying [wearing] 
romper: old navy
scarf: old navy
sandals: gap
bag: skip and hop
watch: mvmt

[three things]
1. I've added two rompers to my collection this summer to bring my closet total to four.  I'm going to blame this on spending a good chunk of the summer on maternity leave.

2. I got bored with my maternity wardrobe at one point and instead of buying more shirts I bought a few new scarves (including this triangle-tastic one).  It was definitely a good idea.  One size accessories for the win.

3. I'm trying to become a watch person because I want to break the habit of checking my phone during meetings just to see the time.  (I think it's rude, but I do it all the time even when there's a clock in the room!)  We'll see how this works out.

dottying

dottying

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

dotty, matchy mcmatchface, and such

dottying [wearing]
dress: cos
necklace: maslo jewelry
bag: rebecca minkoff
sandals: old navy

[three things]
1. I re-discovered this dress in my closet and have been wearing it so much.  I definitely need to be on the lookout for more midi length dresses!

2. These sandals match the beach print on our wall.  #socoordinated

3. This necklace is totally baby-friendly.  Way to go, a year ago me for thinking ahead!
   dottying

dottying