Wednesday, December 31, 2014

recap: 2014 closet rockstars

I did a post like this one last December and it was neat to see which pieces stood out as my favorites for the year.  As you might have guessed, it's all neutrals this year.  To be fair though, all my favorites from 2013 were neutrals too.

[basic black dress]
(J.Crew, purchased in June)
(Outfit posts from left: one, two, three, and four)

[big print cardigan]
(Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, purchased in March)
(Outfit posts from left: one, two, three, and four)

white blazer + gray jeans
[light gray jeans]
(Old Navy, purchased in April)
(Outfit posts from left: one, two, three, and four)

[grid overlay dress]
(Y.A.S. via Asos, purchased in August)
(Outfit posts from left: one, two, and three)

Monday, December 29, 2014

recap: december

december grid_dec [going]
To three different art museums: The Art Institute of Chicago (easy one since we're members and eat lunch there at least once a week), The MCA (best place to see what artsy people's children look like), and The Broad Museum in East Lansing (since we were nearby to go to the movies).

A whole lot of Peaky Blinders on Netflix.  And apparently trying on hats and talking in terrible Irish accents as a result.

Presents.  (Obviously.)  And a few things for me along the way:

A new batch of necklaces from Forever21 (including this drop-chain choker).  Even though I've cut way back on my cheap shopping this year, I am still terrible at losing/breaking jewelry, so it's best to keep my purchases on the cheap side.  Total: $45.

Calf-hair ankle boots from Gap.  These are a replacement for my black short boots (seen in this old post) that are not looking so good anymore.  $58.

Printed velour dress from Zara.  It looks like your grandma's couch.  And that couch is awesome.  $35.

Purple coated "Verdugo" jeans by Paige Premium Denim (similar, but way brighter purple).  Somehow I chose shiny purple jeans over gray ones.  Go figure.  $89.

December total: $227.
and get nosy with a bunch of other blogger's budgets over hurrrr.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

dotty, weekends, and museums

december, field museum, chicago tourists, what to wear for a day of walking, sneakers and joggers [wearing]
moto jacket: loft
top underneath: loft
pants: wayf
sneaks: new balance
bag: marc by marc jacobs
sunnies: see eyewear
scarf: marc jacobs target collab

[three things]
1. I heart museums.  And I especially like old school natural history museums.  The exhibits with touchscreen games have got nothing on an intricate diorama.  (Yup, I'm old.)

2. Wearing sneakers is such a great decision for a day of extensive walking.

3. The boy stole my hat.  But it's really easy to find Indiana Jones in a crowd, so I'm fine with it.

december, field museum, chicago tourists, what to wear for a day of walking, sneakers and joggers   




Thursday, December 11, 2014

dotty, brown coats, and red cups

coat: vince (this year's version)
hat: uniqlo
tights: free press
boots: old navy
bag: marc by marc jacobs

[three things]
1. I'm taking a little break tonight from holiday festivities to actually post on my bloggity-blog.  Also, my toes are frozen from our market segment ice rink holiday party.

2. These fleece-lined tights are the best ever.  And they're $7.97 at Nordstrom Rack.  You are welcome.

3. I went dress shopping last week for a work-holiday-cocktail-party dress and ended up buying purple coated jeans.  This is a bit of a logistical problem for what I'm going to wear tomorrow night, but a major upgrade for my jeans collection.


[previously on] vince felt+leather coatcoat_remix

Saturday, December 6, 2014

this week in outfits

weekday wardrobe [monday]
cardigan: victoria's secret
dress: tahari
tights: free press
flats: j.crew
bag: marc by marc jacobs
necklace: forever21
  weekday wardrobe[tuesday]
top: labworks for target
dress underneath: j.crew
tights: apt. 9
shoes: bcbgeneration
bag: marc by marc jacobs
  weekday wardrobe[wednesday]
jacket: zara
tank underneath: forever21
pants: wayf
wedges: elie tahari
necklace: forever21
  weekday wardrobe[thursday]
jacket: loft
dress: cos
tights: free press
shoes: bcbgeneration
     weekday wardrobe[friday]
top: day birger et mikkelsen
jeans: joe's jeans
shoes: bcbgeneration
tote: madewell
necklace: forever21