2014. simple does it. 
thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.
you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.
i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.
the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)

2014. simple does it. 

thrifted sweater. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. french knot skimmers by madewell. leather tote c/o cuyana.

you know what i’ve been wearing all the time since thanksgiving? this here outfit. i kind of feel like a younger, 1980’s version of myself would wear the same thing to school. i got rid of my other oversized, constantly-worn, thrifted sweater after i found a new (old) friend. if you want a big, cotton, chunky sweater, go thrifting. find one and you’re set for a year or more.

i think most of my outfits are very simple. sometimes simple is all you need. a good pair of shoes is extra. so is a side ponytail.

the look | similar sweater | similar pants | similar shoes | similar bag (pink is sold out)


2013. monday best. cloth + stone tunic. mossimo point pants. MIA boots. necklace by jen loves kev. missibaba bag.i’ve worn this outfit once a week over the last several weeks. i’m the only person in our family who owns denim shirts and thinks they are delightful. this particular blouse reminds me of a big jean shirt often donned by my elementary school art teacher. she’d appreciate jen’s cute necklaces!what are your thanksgiving plans? it’s next thursday! we’re going to stay home, enjoy the cool weather, cook, eat, and eat a little more. we might get a christmas tree— we’ll see!the look | very similar top | pants | similar boots

2013. monday best.

cloth + stone tunic. mossimo point pants. MIA boots. necklace by jen loves kev. missibaba bag.

i’ve worn this outfit once a week over the last several weeks. i’m the only person in our family who owns denim shirts and thinks they are delightful. this particular blouse reminds me of a big jean shirt often donned by my elementary school art teacher. she’d appreciate jen’s cute necklaces!

what are your thanksgiving plans? it’s next thursday! we’re going to stay home, enjoy the cool weather, cook, eat, and eat a little more. we might get a christmas tree— we’ll see!

the look | very similar top | pants | similar boots


2013. good jeans. vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.
update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes

2013. good jeans.

vermont jacket by paige. beach stripe dress by madewell. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. rebecca minkoff woven bag.

remember last week when i was like, hey y’all i got married then i got sick but now i’m ready to blog again? well, i fibbed. i thought i was getting over a cold but it turned into a bad cough. after several days of drinking hot tea, sleeping more, and taking gross medicine, i feel more like myself than i did last monday.

and this jean-ius outfit? it’s two weeks old. i wore it a couple days after our wedding to la gloria with michael’s aunt and uncle and their adorable son nico who’s in kindergarten. nico and i danced to “friday i’m in love” at our wedding. how many kids do that? one day i hope i have a little girl or boy who appreciates the cure.

update: i spoke too soon. i’m running a fever. :o(

the look | jacket | similar dress | shoes


2013. the same. maison scotch dress. MIA boots. pendleton canyonville tote.woohoo! we’re married! michael and i tied the knot during columbus day weekend in the presence of our family and closest friends. a common question couples receive after a wedding is: how does it feel? i think it feels the same but a little sweeter and definitely a lot calmer.after the wedding, i came down with a cold and then got a stomach bug. on friday i felt the most terrible and feverish i’ve been in a loooooong time. but now i’m on the mend, and i’ll share stories from our special day soon. meanwhile i’m happy to get back in the routine of teaching, drawing, and wearing something other than pajamas.the look | similar dress | similar boots | similar bag

2013. the same.

maison scotch dress. MIA boots. pendleton canyonville tote.

woohoo! we’re married! michael and i tied the knot during columbus day weekend in the presence of our family and closest friends. a common question couples receive after a wedding is: how does it feel? i think it feels the same but a little sweeter and definitely a lot calmer.

after the wedding, i came down with a cold and then got a stomach bug. on friday i felt the most terrible and feverish i’ve been in a loooooong time. but now i’m on the mend, and i’ll share stories from our special day soon. meanwhile i’m happy to get back in the routine of teaching, drawing, and wearing something other than pajamas.

the look | similar dress | similar boots | similar bag


2013. knots and dots. silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag

2013. knots and dots.

silk dotty dress and sidewalk wedges by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf (worn as belt). leather tote c/o cuyana.

hello! long time, no post. life has been keeping me on my toes lately as we countdown to the wedding and i prepare progress reports for my class. i feel like i start the week off strong (blog wise) and then get sidetracked by wednesday. plus, it’s been raining a lot! that makes our yard and deer happy.

to make up for my sartorial absence, you’ll get an outfit post today instead of food. the pastel belt is an old vera scarf that i knotted in the middle and tied in the back (similar to how you’d tie it around your head). it added a little something sweet to a beloved dress. i wore everything on saturday while shopping for gifts for my best friend and maid of honor.

is it too much to hope that i have the same great hair on our big day?

the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag



2013. sweatshirt revival. sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.
p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)the look | dress | bag | boots

2013. sweatshirt revival.

sweatshirt dress by madewell. vintage vera neumann scarf. leather tote c/o cuyana. MIA boots.

if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have noticed that i love sweatshirts. i wear them with skirts, shorts, and jeans. they’re as classic to me as a plain white tee. my two favorite sweatshirts are a grey one from target and a navy one from j.crew.

as much as i enjoy comfy knits, i was initially on the fence about this dress. i liked the length and fit, but i wasn’t sure if it would look as cute on me as it looks on kendi or dotty.

then i tried it on and thought why didn’t i buy it sooner? it’s a sweatshirt. it’s a dress. it’s a sweatshirt dress. i’ll wear it until it falls apart.

p.s. you’re right! my scarf has little tin soldiers on it. :o)

the look | dress | bag | boots


2013. rule of thirds.
maison scotch dress. thrifted sash. leather tote c/o cuyana. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.
in photography, the rule of thirds helps you compose a picture. in clothing, the rule of thirds helps me get dressed in the morning— i pick two or three things that go together and run, walk, play, and shop with them.
my friends at cuyana sent me this sweet monogrammed tote, and i adore it. it’s pale pink leather and embellished with the golden letters LPS (my future mrs. initials). the cuyana philosphy is fewer, better— collect less things you like and more things you love. that’s one rule that might be better than the rule of thirds.
the look | similar dress | bag | shoes

2013. rule of thirds.

maison scotch dress. thrifted sash. leather tote c/o cuyana. lotte clogs by loeffler randall.

in photography, the rule of thirds helps you compose a picture. in clothing, the rule of thirds helps me get dressed in the morning— i pick two or three things that go together and run, walk, play, and shop with them.

my friends at cuyana sent me this sweet monogrammed tote, and i adore it. it’s pale pink leather and embellished with the golden letters LPS (my future mrs. initials). the cuyana philosphy is fewer, better— collect less things you like and more things you love. that’s one rule that might be better than the rule of thirds.

the look | similar dress | bag | shoes


2013. after the rain. cloth + stone tee. linen skirt from tj maxi. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. apolis market bag.i’m a blue jean queen. i picked up several chambray pieces this summer including the featured tee. the top and skirt remind me of a cute dress without being a dress, and the top alone reminds me of keira (of a pretty penny). keira owns a similar chambray tee and she’s crazy about it, too.this week i returned to work after a long, sweet summer at home with sophie. it’s always bittersweet because i treasure the copious amounts of free time and fun ideas. but fall will bring cooler weather and our wedding! both sound good to me.p.s. my format for friendly friday is changing! my friend grechen’s recent article inspired me. stay tuned on how i’m bringing friendly back. :o)the look | similar tee | similar skirt | shoes | bag

2013. after the rain.

cloth + stone tee. linen skirt from tj maxi. swedish hasbeens super high clogs. apolis market bag.

i’m a blue jean queen. i picked up several chambray pieces this summer including the featured tee. the top and skirt remind me of a cute dress without being a dress, and the top alone reminds me of keira (of a pretty penny). keira owns a similar chambray tee and she’s crazy about it, too.

this week i returned to work after a long, sweet summer at home with sophie. it’s always bittersweet because i treasure the copious amounts of free time and fun ideas. but fall will bring cooler weather and our wedding! both sound good to me.

p.s. my format for friendly friday is changing! my friend grechen’s recent article inspired me. stay tuned on how i’m bringing friendly back. :o)

the look | similar tee | similar skirt | shoes | bag


2013. smock election. lauren moffatt dress. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.occasionally i receive emails or read tweets about unbelievable sample sales in los angeles or new york. dresses! bags! shoes! when you live in the middle of the country, it’s easy to envy an east or west coaster.what about the rest of us? well gals, we have ebay. i stalk my favorite designer listings weekly. i’ve been able to snag some pretty dresses (including this one) much to my own delight.this dress is lightweight in such a vibrant color. it’s an easy, breezy smock dress. between me and you, it encouraged me to have an extra serving of strawberry gelato. vote for summer!the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag

2013. smock election.

lauren moffatt dress. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.

occasionally i receive emails or read tweets about unbelievable sample sales in los angeles or new york. dresses! bags! shoes! when you live in the middle of the country, it’s easy to envy an east or west coaster.

what about the rest of us? well gals, we have ebay. i stalk my favorite designer listings weekly. i’ve been able to snag some pretty dresses (including this one) much to my own delight.

this dress is lightweight in such a vibrant color. it’s an easy, breezy smock dress. between me and you, it encouraged me to have an extra serving of strawberry gelato. vote for summer!

the look | similar dress | similar shoes | bag


2013. beach stripes. beach stripe dress by madewell. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall. rebecca minkoff baby belle bag. i don’t say this often, but look at my hair! i didn’t do anything out of the ordinary; i washed it, dried it, and curled it as usual. friday just happened to be my big, bad hair day. by bad, i mean good.i bought the dress during madewell’s 40% off mega sale a few weeks ago and it quickly became one of my summer favorites. it’s been uncomfortably hot (hence fewer outfit photos) but cool clothing makes a difference.hope your week is off to a pleasant start!the look | dress | shoes

2013. beach stripes.

beach stripe dress by madewell. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall. rebecca minkoff baby belle bag.

i don’t say this often, but look at my hair! i didn’t do anything out of the ordinary; i washed it, dried it, and curled it as usual. friday just happened to be my big, bad hair day. by bad, i mean good.

i bought the dress during madewell’s 40% off mega sale a few weeks ago and it quickly became one of my summer favorites. it’s been uncomfortably hot (hence fewer outfit photos) but cool clothing makes a difference.

hope your week is off to a pleasant start!

the look | dress | shoes


2013. happy camper. swing tee and boardwalk sandals by madewell. corey lynn calter skirt. pendleton canyonville tote.i’ll keep this outfit spiel short and sweet as i’m assembling my students’ yearbooks and preparing their grades. school is almost over in texas, and summer means happy days with sunshine and sophie.i’ve worn the skirt several times to school (and to HGS's pop-up shop); it's finally making a blog debut. it has embroidered dots and hidden pockets. i could wear it everyday but the other polka dots in my closet wouldn't appreciate it. hear you me, dots are trouble.the look | tee | similar skirt | sandals | similar bag

2013. happy camper.

swing tee and boardwalk sandals by madewell. corey lynn calter skirt. pendleton canyonville tote.

i’ll keep this outfit spiel short and sweet as i’m assembling my students’ yearbooks and preparing their grades. school is almost over in texas, and summer means happy days with sunshine and sophie.

i’ve worn the skirt several times to school (and to HGS's pop-up shop); it's finally making a blog debut. it has embroidered dots and hidden pockets. i could wear it everyday but the other polka dots in my closet wouldn't appreciate it. hear you me, dots are trouble.

the look | tee | similar skirt | sandals | similar bag


2013. LWD. late afternoon dress and boardwalk sandals by madewell. thrifted sash. rebecca minkoff bombe bag.on saturday we worked in the yard— michael got two truckloads of mulch, and we spread it all over the front and side flower beds. then we decided to buy river rocks and made a nice pathway to our back porch. after being in the sun for hours, i cleaned up and put on a little white dress. we went on a fancy outing to… the grocery store.but i kind of love that about a LWD. don’t save them for weddings or parties. don’t put them away after labor day. wear them whenever you want because they’re simply perfect.the look | similar dress | sandals

2013. LWD.

late afternoon dress and boardwalk sandals by madewell. thrifted sash. rebecca minkoff bombe bag.

on saturday we worked in the yard— michael got two truckloads of mulch, and we spread it all over the front and side flower beds. then we decided to buy river rocks and made a nice pathway to our back porch. after being in the sun for hours, i cleaned up and put on a little white dress. we went on a fancy outing to… the grocery store.

but i kind of love that about a LWD. don’t save them for weddings or parties. don’t put them away after labor day. wear them whenever you want because they’re simply perfect.

the look | similar dress | sandals


2013. hometown favorite. joie rancher tee. dorrie skirt by j.crew. necklace c/o LOFT. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.i wore this outfit earlier in the week before i came of (technology) age; i spilled riesling on my keyboard. my non-clumsy computer streak was bound to end. then our modem stopped working, and i took the events as a sign to relax. two harry potters, a school carnival, a class trip, and wishful catalog shopping later, i’m back online.i featured the bag a few weeks ago as one of my maybe birthday presents. of course it ended up at our door as an ode to the city where we met and began our grand, silly, and best adventure.i hope you have a great weekend! see you on monday.the look | similar tee | similar skirt | wedges | bag

2013. hometown favorite.

joie rancher tee. dorrie skirt by j.crew. necklace c/o LOFT. gloria wedges by bed stu. apolis market bag.

i wore this outfit earlier in the week before i came of (technology) age; i spilled riesling on my keyboard. my non-clumsy computer streak was bound to end. then our modem stopped working, and i took the events as a sign to relax. two harry potters, a school carnival, a class trip, and wishful catalog shopping later, i’m back online.

i featured the bag a few weeks ago as one of my maybe birthday presents. of course it ended up at our door as an ode to the city where we met and began our grand, silly, and best adventure.

i hope you have a great weekend! see you on monday.

the look | similar tee | similar skirt | wedges | bag


2013. crazy clutch lady. vermont jacket by paige. ella moss dress. vintage clutch. nine west wedges.i am unabashedly crazy about clutches. men will never understand why women carry purses with no straps or handles. sometimes i don’t understand myself when i take one to the grocery store and end up sticking it like a newspaper under my armpit because i lack free hands. i bought my first clutch in college; it was an oversized lavender leather via spiga found on deep discount at tj maxx. then i got into thrifting beaded evening clutches and anything else that enchanted me. on saturday morning, i found the ombre-embroidered bag for five dollars and thanked my lucky stars. she’s the perfect spring and summer clutch, and i can’t wait to pass her on to my future daughter (way in the future, mind you).i wish i could sew a similar clutch but i lack the tremendous patience and needlepoint skills. however i can do one thing— carry it.the look | similar jacket | similar dress | similar shoes

2013. crazy clutch lady.

vermont jacket by paige. ella moss dress. vintage clutch. nine west wedges.

i am unabashedly crazy about clutches. men will never understand why women carry purses with no straps or handles. sometimes i don’t understand myself when i take one to the grocery store and end up sticking it like a newspaper under my armpit because i lack free hands.

i bought my first clutch in college; it was an oversized lavender leather via spiga found on deep discount at tj maxx. then i got into thrifting beaded evening clutches and anything else that enchanted me. on saturday morning, i found the ombre-embroidered bag for five dollars and thanked my lucky stars. she’s the perfect spring and summer clutch, and i can’t wait to pass her on to my future daughter (way in the future, mind you).

i wish i could sew a similar clutch but i lack the tremendous patience and needlepoint skills. however i can do one thing— carry it.

the look | similar jacket | similar dress | similar shoes