2013. bookworm. express tricot sweater (thrifted). LOFT skirt (found on ebay). tory burch reva flats. pendleton canyonville tote.remember my navy polka dot skirt that ripped? i snagged a lookalike on ebay. awwww yeah!i always know my bangs are getting long when michael tells me, “you’ve got helmet hair.” it was a fitting observation for superbowl sunday. i wore the outfit to the grocery store for football food, and today i wore it to school.over the weekend i bought two new lipsticks (the coral shade is sienna by boots) and one book (the fault in our stars by john green). after super bowl sunday comes bookworm monday with a glamorous grin.the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | similar flats | bag

2013. bookworm.

express tricot sweater (thrifted). LOFT skirt (found on ebay). tory burch reva flats. pendleton canyonville tote.

remember my navy polka dot skirt that ripped? i snagged a lookalike on ebay. awwww yeah!

i always know my bangs are getting long when michael tells me, “you’ve got helmet hair.” it was a fitting observation for superbowl sunday. i wore the outfit to the grocery store for football food, and today i wore it to school.

over the weekend i bought two new lipsticks (the coral shade is sienna by boots) and one book (the fault in our stars by john green). after super bowl sunday comes bookworm monday with a glamorous grin.

the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | similar flats | bag


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2013. collard blues. soft joie tee. verdugo leggings by paige. tory burch reva flats. eclectic ornaments necklace. hervé chapelier mini bag.whenever i have a wardrobe brain freeze, i put on jeans and a fancy tee— fancy meaning it doesn’t have any holes, my college logo, or food stains on it. soft joie tees are my favorite because they drape in a flattering way, and i can wear them with anything.i bought the necklace from rae of eclectic ornaments last summer. i missed out on the original anthropologie necklace, but i loved the hydrangea version offered by rae. she also makes them in other colors like yellow, pink, and red. check out her shop if you’re craving a layered necklace of your own.the look | similar tee | similar jeans | similar flats

2013. collard blues.

soft joie tee. verdugo leggings by paige. tory burch reva flats. eclectic ornaments necklace. hervé chapelier mini bag.

whenever i have a wardrobe brain freeze, i put on jeans and a fancy tee— fancy meaning it doesn’t have any holes, my college logo, or food stains on it. soft joie tees are my favorite because they drape in a flattering way, and i can wear them with anything.

i bought the necklace from rae of eclectic ornaments last summer. i missed out on the original anthropologie necklace, but i loved the hydrangea version offered by rae. she also makes them in other colors like yellow, pink, and red. check out her shop if you’re craving a layered necklace of your own.

the look | similar tee | similar jeans | similar flats


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2012. big bang theory. 
ralph lauren cardigan. polka dot tank by j.crew. verdugo leggings by paige. tory burch reva flats. andé clutch (thrifted).
look, ma! i did it! i gave myself a haircut, albeit a small haircut. in several calculated snips, i transformed my long bangs into cute, hip ones. i’m surprised by how much i love them. i’ve had sideswept bangs for more years than i’ve had this blog. sometimes a little change is all you need— but not too much change. that’s why i wore this outfit on saturday and sunday. 
thank you to everyone who entered my blog birthday giveaway! i’ll announce the winner tomorrow. stay tuned!
the look | similar cardigan | similar top | jeans | similar flats

2012. big bang theory. 

ralph lauren cardigan. polka dot tank by j.crew. verdugo leggings by paige. tory burch reva flats. andé clutch (thrifted).

look, ma! i did it! i gave myself a haircut, albeit a small haircut. in several calculated snips, i transformed my long bangs into cute, hip ones. i’m surprised by how much i love them. i’ve had sideswept bangs for more years than i’ve had this blog. sometimes a little change is all you need— but not too much change. that’s why i wore this outfit on saturday and sunday. 

thank you to everyone who entered my blog birthday giveaway! i’ll announce the winner tomorrow. stay tuned!

the look | similar cardigan | similar top | jeans | similar flats


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2011. ribbon holder. 
tuxedo jacket by j.crew. striped blouse from old navy. verdugo leggings by paige. cowlneck scarf by calvin klein. tory burch reva flats.
i’m back with a pre-holiday outfit! the candy cane stripes pulled their weight; i wore the ensemble last monday (scoping out the 50% off sale at anthropologie) and traded the blazer for a red sweater later in the week.
i hope santa claus treated you kindly this year. i don’t know anyone who’s received a “december to remember” i.e. a lexus with a big bow. but i do know that the little things— like waking up from a dream, terrified of a burglar and finding out it’s just your small dog snoring like a pirate from her christmas treats— make december a difficult month to forget.
the look | similar blazer | blouse | jeans | similar scarf | similar flats

2011. ribbon holder. 

tuxedo jacket by j.crew. striped blouse from old navy. verdugo leggings by paige. cowlneck scarf by calvin klein. tory burch reva flats.

i’m back with a pre-holiday outfit! the candy cane stripes pulled their weight; i wore the ensemble last monday (scoping out the 50% off sale at anthropologie) and traded the blazer for a red sweater later in the week.

i hope santa claus treated you kindly this year. i don’t know anyone who’s received a “december to remember” i.e. a lexus with a big bow. but i do know that the little things— like waking up from a dream, terrified of a burglar and finding out it’s just your small dog snoring like a pirate from her christmas treats— make december a difficult month to forget.

the look | similar blazer | blouse | jeans | similar scarf | similar flats


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2011. bookish. 
elizabeth blouse and flair skirt by j.crew. vintage belt. tory burch reva flats.
i love the length of my dorrie skirt, and the new flair skirt didn’t fall quite right. so i waved my magic wand and behold! perfection. okay, i bought the skirt in a petite size instead of regular. but thinking of a spell like accio magnificent skirt is just more fun.
p.s. i’m carrying four of my favorite books in honor of reading week: i like you (a very cute story), harriet the spy (i loved notebooks as a child), charlotte’s web (a classic), and an awesome book (an inspiring book i read to my kids on the last day of school).

the look | similar blouse | skirt | similar flats

2011. bookish. 

elizabeth blouse and flair skirt by j.crew. vintage belt. tory burch reva flats.

i love the length of my dorrie skirt, and the new flair skirt didn’t fall quite right. so i waved my magic wand and behold! perfection. okay, i bought the skirt in a petite size instead of regular. but thinking of a spell like accio magnificent skirt is just more fun.

p.s. i’m carrying four of my favorite books in honor of reading week: i like you (a very cute story), harriet the spy (i loved notebooks as a child), charlotte’s web (a classic), and an awesome book (an inspiring book i read to my kids on the last day of school).

the look | similar blouse | skirt | similar flats


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2011. dot to dots. 
vintage polka dot blouse and shawl (worn as scarf). UO corduroys. tory burch reva flats.
i recently replaced my well-worn toothpick cords with new pants from urban outfitters. the UO cords are thinner but longer; i can roll the hem inwards (creating the allusion of ankle pants) or leave them down for boots.
i wear “skinny” pants often to school— the trick is styling them in a professional and polished way. i pair them with ladylike tops and ballet flats or simple heels. what is your go-to style of pants for work?
the look | similar blouse | similar scarf | corduroys | similar flats

2011. dot to dots. 

vintage polka dot blouse and shawl (worn as scarf). UO corduroys. tory burch reva flats.

i recently replaced my well-worn toothpick cords with new pants from urban outfitters. the UO cords are thinner but longer; i can roll the hem inwards (creating the allusion of ankle pants) or leave them down for boots.

i wear “skinny” pants often to school— the trick is styling them in a professional and polished way. i pair them with ladylike tops and ballet flats or simple heels. what is your go-to style of pants for work?

the look | similar blouse | similar scarf | corduroys | similar flats


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2011. tea cozy. 
lumiére sweater. pintuck lace blouse by lauren conrad. UO corduroys. lulu flats by j.crew.
fall might be here in texas! i updated one of my trusted outfits (LC blouse and skinny cords) with a cheerful, chunky sweater from tobi. i stalked this sweater for weeks until it popped back in a size small. hopefully they will restock it for you.
p.s. thrift store queen jentine featured my southwestern skirt on her blog yesterday. if you like my goodwill finds, check out her wardrobe! yen discovers at least one amazing thing a week.

the look | sweater | corduroys | similar flats

2011. tea cozy. 

lumiére sweater. pintuck lace blouse by lauren conrad. UO corduroys. lulu flats by j.crew.

fall might be here in texas! i updated one of my trusted outfits (LC blouse and skinny cords) with a cheerful, chunky sweater from tobi. i stalked this sweater for weeks until it popped back in a size small. hopefully they will restock it for you.

p.s. thrift store queen jentine featured my southwestern skirt on her blog yesterday. if you like my goodwill finds, check out her wardrobe! yen discovers at least one amazing thing a week.

the look | sweater | corduroys | similar flats


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2011. my blue side. 
ralph lauren cardigan. j.crew gabriella dress. tory burch reva flats and alice mini bag.
with another remix challenge under my belt and a full closet back in business, i found myself craving preppy outfits. tonight M and i went out to dinner, and i broke out some good ol’ fashioned blue on blue.
i bought the “last-season” cardigan from tj maxx for two reasons: one, it’s blue (my favorite color). two, it looks like the TB simone cardigan from this season. i kind of feel like a traitor, but in my mind, tory and ralph are having a friendly laugh about this on a yacht in the south of france. while eating candy bars. with knives and forks.
the look | similar cardigan | similar dress | similar flats

2011. my blue side. 

ralph lauren cardigan. j.crew gabriella dress. tory burch reva flats and alice mini bag.

with another remix challenge under my belt and a full closet back in business, i found myself craving preppy outfits. tonight M and i went out to dinner, and i broke out some good ol’ fashioned blue on blue.

i bought the “last-season” cardigan from tj maxx for two reasons: one, it’s blue (my favorite color). two, it looks like the TB simone cardigan from this season. i kind of feel like a traitor, but in my mind, tory and ralph are having a friendly laugh about this on a yacht in the south of france. while eating candy bars. with knives and forks.

the look | similar cardigan | similar dress | similar flats


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2011. that 70’s skirt.
ann taylor silk blouse (thrifted). mossimo belt. vintage skirt. tory burch reva flats.
i began searching for pleated skirts after seeing fashion photographers like scott schuman (of the sartorialist) and tommy ton (of jak and jil) capture chic portraits of parisian women in long, breezy skirts. since march, i acquired four skirts: royal blue, ivory chiffon, pink with white dots, and red. they’re my new ankle pants!
p.s. madewell just came out with this amazing pleated shirtdress. it’s silk with stripes. at our house, all reasonable gift-giving holidays are over, but i can dream, right?
the look | similar blouse | similar belt | similar skirt | flats

2011. that 70’s skirt.

ann taylor silk blouse (thrifted). mossimo belt. vintage skirt. tory burch reva flats.

i began searching for pleated skirts after seeing fashion photographers like scott schuman (of the sartorialist) and tommy ton (of jak and jil) capture chic portraits of parisian women in long, breezy skirts. since march, i acquired four skirts: royal blue, ivory chiffon, pink with white dots, and red. they’re my new ankle pants!

p.s. madewell just came out with this amazing pleated shirtdress. it’s silk with stripes. at our house, all reasonable gift-giving holidays are over, but i can dream, right?

the look | similar blouse | similar belt | similar skirt | flats


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2011. hipster chic.
buffalo plaid blouse by norma kamali. toothpick ankle cords by j.crew. bugle bead necklace (from world market) layered over necklace from target. tory burch reva flats.
blue and white plaid remind me of spring. in texas, everyone owns several plaid shirts; i like seeing how people from different walks of life style them. i dressed mine up by adding lots of pearls, and then i added extra dressing with a second necklace. 

2011. hipster chic.

buffalo plaid blouse by norma kamali. toothpick ankle cords by j.crew. bugle bead necklace (from world market) layered over necklace from target. tory burch reva flats.

blue and white plaid remind me of spring. in texas, everyone owns several plaid shirts; i like seeing how people from different walks of life style them. i dressed mine up by adding lots of pearls, and then i added extra dressing with a second necklace. 


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2011. early spring.
anna sui blouse. skinny jeans from tj maxx. tory burch reva flats.
yesterday, i wore this outfit running errands with M (getting a car inspection and grocery shopping). white denim is always a spring staple, and i’m joining the wagon! the fabric and construction aren’t spectacular, but eventually i’ll replace them with a sturdier pair. will you be wearing white jeans as the weather warms up?

2011. early spring.

anna sui blouse. skinny jeans from tj maxx. tory burch reva flats.

yesterday, i wore this outfit running errands with M (getting a car inspection and grocery shopping). white denim is always a spring staple, and i’m joining the wagon! the fabric and construction aren’t spectacular, but eventually i’ll replace them with a sturdier pair. will you be wearing white jeans as the weather warms up?


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2011. cloudy cloudy sunday.
marled wool cardigan by j.crew. rebecca taylor tunic. skinny stretch pants by mossimo. tory burch reva flats.
my weekend outfit. i ah-door these pants. they are just like j.crew pixie pants. at the grocery store, i saw a woman wearing the same pants in black with an oversized black sweater. she looked quite chic, and i smiled at her. she smiled back.
p.s. thank you to katy (of modly chic) for featuring me on her blog yesterday! katy is the creator of fashion beauty friend fridays and posts her own outfits, too.

2011. cloudy cloudy sunday.

marled wool cardigan by j.crew. rebecca taylor tunic. skinny stretch pants by mossimo. tory burch reva flats.

my weekend outfit. i ah-door these pants. they are just like j.crew pixie pants. at the grocery store, i saw a woman wearing the same pants in black with an oversized black sweater. she looked quite chic, and i smiled at her. she smiled back.

p.s. thank you to katy (of modly chic) for featuring me on her blog yesterday! katy is the creator of fashion beauty friend fridays and posts her own outfits, too.


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2011. shadowland.
alice+olivia cardigan. silk ruffle blouse by banana republic (gifted). skinny velvet pants by lauren conrad. tory burch reva flats.
i found the pants at kohl’s and bought them for two sensible reasons: one, they fit like my adored pair of toothpick ankle cords by j.crew. two, they replaced my skinny twill pants from target (that changed from black to lint-covered grey). do you update items in your wardrobe with their fraternal twins?

2011. shadowland.

alice+olivia cardigan. silk ruffle blouse by banana republic (gifted). skinny velvet pants by lauren conrad. tory burch reva flats.

i found the pants at kohl’s and bought them for two sensible reasons: one, they fit like my adored pair of toothpick ankle cords by j.crew. two, they replaced my skinny twill pants from target (that changed from black to lint-covered grey). do you update items in your wardrobe with their fraternal twins?


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2010. twenty-nine/thirty.
striped tunic by T los angeles. minnie pants by j.crew. trenchcoat by emphasis. tory burch reva flats and alice mini bag.
worn on december 27th and the week before winter break. M and i have been together (or as we say, “on an adventure”) for almost seven years. every christmas, our relatives usually give us a myriad of useful things like small appliances, linens, and gadgets.
this year, M spoiled me with a different sort of useful thing: TB’s alice mini bag. it looks fussy without being fussy (quilted nylon = wipeable + unscratchable + other made-up wordable) and features two exterior pockets and three interior pockets— i love pockets!

2010. twenty-nine/thirty.

striped tunic by T los angeles. minnie pants by j.crew. trenchcoat by emphasis. tory burch reva flats and alice mini bag.

worn on december 27th and the week before winter break. M and i have been together (or as we say, “on an adventure”) for almost seven years. every christmas, our relatives usually give us a myriad of useful things like small appliances, linens, and gadgets.

this year, M spoiled me with a different sort of useful thing: TB’s alice mini bag. it looks fussy without being fussy (quilted nylon = wipeable + unscratchable + other made-up wordable) and features two exterior pockets and three interior pockets— i love pockets!


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2010. twenty-five/thirty.
dotted blouse by willi smith. toothpick ankle cords and becca flats by j.crew. anthropologie bangle. handmade necklace.
have you noticed that i really like wearing red sox colors? :o)

2010. twenty-five/thirty.

dotted blouse by willi smith. toothpick ankle cords and becca flats by j.crew. anthropologie bangle. handmade necklace.

have you noticed that i really like wearing red sox colors? :o)


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