2014. these boots. 
anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.
these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!
michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.
hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.
the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes

2014. these boots. 

anna cardigan by mcginn. madewell tee. union maternity leggings by paige. enzo angiolini boots.

these boots are made for wearin’… especially because i bought them back in the fall. they’re super soft and super cool and i was super afraid of scuffing them up. then i remembered my new year’s promise to be plucky and just went ahead and wore ‘em. no scuffs yet!

michael calls this sweater “the sheep sweater.” he pretty much hates all of my oversized cardigans. i think it’s cute. it also doubles as a blanket so maybe we should call it the counting sheep sweater.

hope you gals are having a good week. it’s almost valentine’s day, and i’m counting down to our valentine dinner of cheeseburgers and french fries.

the look | sweater | similar tee | similar jeans | shoes


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. game day. madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.
the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf

2013. game day.

madewell pinhole sweater. current/elliott jeans. tory burch belt and reva flats. old navy honeycomb scarf.

sundays are game days at our house. my idea of a game day would include scrabble, settlers of catan, and maybe rummy. but michael’s idea of a game means football, specifically the eagles. i don’t pay too much attention to NFL games but i can tell by watching my husband if the eagles have a great or terrible day.

on sunday we went to the grocery store, made lunch, and watched TV (mostly michael). i wore my boyfriend jeans that i purchased at an embarrassingly low price ($15) over the summer. i’m very partial to dark denim, but i like these jeans, too. barneys warehouse has the same jeans if you’re interested.

michael caught my off-and-on cold, but he’s recovering much more quickly. we turned on the fireplace at night much to sophie’s delight. she loves being cozy! life has been good this week.

the look | similar sweater | jeans | similar flats | scarf


2013. neon signs. linen studio sweater by madewell. zara shorts. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall.the first day i wore this sweater, michael said, “wow, that’s a pink sweater.” i said, “a pink i-hate-it sweater or a pink i-like-it sweater?” he replied, “i like it.” two weeks ago i styled it to school with a polka dot skirt, and last sunday i wore it to lowe’s. school, gardening stores, and cheeseburger places… that’s how i roll.the look | sweater | similar shorts | shoes

2013. neon signs.

linen studio sweater by madewell. zara shorts. kaysa clogs by loeffler randall.

the first day i wore this sweater, michael said, “wow, that’s a pink sweater.” i said, “a pink i-hate-it sweater or a pink i-like-it sweater?” he replied, “i like it.” two weeks ago i styled it to school with a polka dot skirt, and last sunday i wore it to lowe’s. school, gardening stores, and cheeseburger places… that’s how i roll.

the look | sweater | similar shorts | shoes


2013. orange crush. merino boyfriend sweater by j.crew. pintuck silk tunic by alice + olivia. paige verdugo leggings. lotta from stockholm clogs. pendleton canyonville tote.if you asked me ten years ago, “do you like orange?” i would have said, “ew.” if you asked me five years ago, “do you like orange?” i would have said, “sure.” if you asked me now if i like orange i would say, “YES!” it’s definitely a color i wear more and more over time.after i wore the blouse to work, i found ink smudges on the placket from the rubber stamps i use to check my kids’ assignments. fortunately the stains came out with woolite and a teeny dot of dawn soap. yes, i put dishwashing liquid on a silk blouse. orange makes me brave.the look | similar sweater | similar blouse | similar jeans | shoes | bag

2013. orange crush.

merino boyfriend sweater by j.crew. pintuck silk tunic by alice + olivia. paige verdugo leggings. lotta from stockholm clogs. pendleton canyonville tote.

if you asked me ten years ago, “do you like orange?” i would have said, “ew.” if you asked me five years ago, “do you like orange?” i would have said, “sure.” if you asked me now if i like orange i would say, “YES!” it’s definitely a color i wear more and more over time.

after i wore the blouse to work, i found ink smudges on the placket from the rubber stamps i use to check my kids’ assignments. fortunately the stains came out with woolite and a teeny dot of dawn soap. yes, i put dishwashing liquid on a silk blouse. orange makes me brave.

the look | similar sweater | similar blouse | similar jeans | shoes | bag


2013. not so neutral. maison scotch sweater. splendid sweatshirt. verdugo leggings by paige. sidewalk wedges by madewell.usually when i engage in “tone dressing”, i wear blue from head to toe because blue is my favorite color. on sunday i broke out my best beiges and they all happened to match.michael calls this sweater “that sweater” i.e. he isn’t a big fan of it. sometimes i wish he would refer to our candy bowl as “those candies”— consequently i could have them to myself. until then, at least this sweater that sweater is mine for keeps.the look | sweater | similar sweatshirt | similar jeans | similar shoes

2013. not so neutral.

maison scotch sweater. splendid sweatshirt. verdugo leggings by paige. sidewalk wedges by madewell.

usually when i engage in “tone dressing”, i wear blue from head to toe because blue is my favorite color. on sunday i broke out my best beiges and they all happened to match.

michael calls this sweater “that sweater” i.e. he isn’t a big fan of it. sometimes i wish he would refer to our candy bowl as “those candies”— consequently i could have them to myself. until then, at least this sweater that sweater is mine for keeps.

the look | sweater | similar sweatshirt | similar jeans | similar shoes


2013. two girls. maison scotch sweater. silk striped tee by j.crew. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. pour la victoire boots.see that chubby puggy? she turned five this month. michael says she can go to kindergarten in the fall. i wish!sophie is a funny creature. she’s perpetually hungry, fiercely loyal, and always affectionate. she can detect the UPS truck from a few blocks away. she sheds hair like crazy (almost all fawn pugs do) and our vacuum cleaner fills up with her fur. but we love her anyway.happy birthday sophie! thanks for being so gosh darn cute and making a cameo occasionally.the look | sweater | similar blouse | similar pants | similar boots

2013. two girls.

maison scotch sweater. silk striped tee by j.crew. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. pour la victoire boots.

see that chubby puggy? she turned five this month. michael says she can go to kindergarten in the fall. i wish!

sophie is a funny creature. she’s perpetually hungry, fiercely loyal, and always affectionate. she can detect the UPS truck from a few blocks away. she sheds hair like crazy (almost all fawn pugs do) and our vacuum cleaner fills up with her fur. but we love her anyway.

happy birthday sophie! thanks for being so gosh darn cute and making a cameo occasionally.

the look | sweater | similar blouse | similar pants | similar boots


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


2013. spotify. betsy sweater by j.crew. dalmation print skirt (found on ebay). lotta from stockholm clogs. pendleton canyonville tote.can you tell i love my pendleton bag? it’s big enough for a house (a dollhouse) and an army (a fleet of clipboards and books). i’m so glad santa got it for me. he’s got a good eye, that santa. :o)i wore this outfit earlier in the week to school. we’re experiencing a warm spell which means skirts and sandals for everyone (well, at least for me). i love boots and jeans but i’ve enjoyed picking out different clothes. you can’t go wrong with lots of dots.hope you have a great weekend!
the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | shoes | bag

2013. spotify.

betsy sweater by j.crew. dalmation print skirt (found on ebay). lotta from stockholm clogs. pendleton canyonville tote.

can you tell i love my pendleton bag? it’s big enough for a house (a dollhouse) and an army (a fleet of clipboards and books). i’m so glad santa got it for me. he’s got a good eye, that santa. :o)

i wore this outfit earlier in the week to school. we’re experiencing a warm spell which means skirts and sandals for everyone (well, at least for me). i love boots and jeans but i’ve enjoyed picking out different clothes. you can’t go wrong with lots of dots.

hope you have a great weekend!

the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | shoes | bag


2013. walcott. thrifted sweater. corey lynn calter muslin skirt (found on ebay). lotta from stockholm clogs. missibaba tote.there’s an old vampire weekend song called walcott that goes… “walcott, don’t you wanna get out of cape cod?” it contains other lyrics but those seem to be the only ones i remember. walcott is a very preppy name, and this is a very preppy outfit. i wore it on saturday to the grocery store, and i liked it so much i kept it on for our party (sans clogs). in michael’s words, i couldn’t tower over all our guests. in my words, he’s never been to a blogging conference.my friends grechen and sharon love clogs; i hope they like my new ones! i bought them from amazon with christmas money, and they arrived in less than two weeks from england. i’ve been stomping around in them since. stomp, stomp, stomp… and stomp.the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | shoes

2013. walcott.

thrifted sweater. corey lynn calter muslin skirt (found on ebay). lotta from stockholm clogs. missibaba tote.

there’s an old vampire weekend song called walcott that goes… “walcott, don’t you wanna get out of cape cod?” it contains other lyrics but those seem to be the only ones i remember. walcott is a very preppy name, and this is a very preppy outfit. i wore it on saturday to the grocery store, and i liked it so much i kept it on for our party (sans clogs). in michael’s words, i couldn’t tower over all our guests. in my words, he’s never been to a blogging conference.

my friends grechen and sharon love clogs; i hope they like my new ones! i bought them from amazon with christmas money, and they arrived in less than two weeks from england. i’ve been stomping around in them since. stomp, stomp, stomp… and stomp.

the look | similar sweater | similar skirt | shoes


2013. rose red. express tricot sweater (thrifted). joe’s skinny jeans. rebecca minkoff doll boots. missibaba tote.hello again! i didn’t mean to take a small break from the blog; last week was one of those weeks where i planned outfits but changed them at the last minute. then i didn’t like anything and changed again— oy vey. on the brightside, i earned an extra jean day every week because a coworker and i run a school club. i was so excited! nothing can make a teacher smile quite like the promise of denim.on saturday, i wore this snow white and rose red (or rose red-orange) combination to dinner for a friend’s birthday. happy birthday dina! it was my first time pairing the booties with colored pants, and i liked it. i thought michael would give me the deer in the headlights look i.e. you’re wearing that? but he didn’t.you won’t catch him wearing red pants though. our j.crew shopper already tried.the look | similar sweater | similar jeans | similar boots

2013. rose red.

express tricot sweater (thrifted). joe’s skinny jeans. rebecca minkoff doll boots. missibaba tote.

hello again! i didn’t mean to take a small break from the blog; last week was one of those weeks where i planned outfits but changed them at the last minute. then i didn’t like anything and changed again— oy vey. on the brightside, i earned an extra jean day every week because a coworker and i run a school club. i was so excited! nothing can make a teacher smile quite like the promise of denim.

on saturday, i wore this snow white and rose red (or rose red-orange) combination to dinner for a friend’s birthday. happy birthday dina! it was my first time pairing the booties with colored pants, and i liked it. i thought michael would give me the deer in the headlights look i.e. you’re wearing that? but he didn’t.

you won’t catch him wearing red pants though. our j.crew shopper already tried.

the look | similar sweater | similar jeans | similar boots


2013. bistro girl. express tricot sweater (thrifted). high rise jeggings by paige. zara heels. allibelle mohawk clutch.on friday night, we went to a french restaurant for michael’s birthday. the weather wasn’t warm, but it wasn’t cold either— i opted for a boxy sweater instead of a blouse and coat. nothing beats a cheap sweater made chic!the magical heels are making their first blog appearance. i bought them on a shopping date with tanvi last year. their names are fred and george weasley. okay, maybe not fred and george… more like padma and parvati patil. either way, they’re super cute, and i should take them out more often.the look | similar sweater | similar jeans | similar heels | similar bag

2013. bistro girl.

express tricot sweater (thrifted). high rise jeggings by paige. zara heels. allibelle mohawk clutch.

on friday night, we went to a french restaurant for michael’s birthday. the weather wasn’t warm, but it wasn’t cold either— i opted for a boxy sweater instead of a blouse and coat. nothing beats a cheap sweater made chic!

the magical heels are making their first blog appearance. i bought them on a shopping date with tanvi last year. their names are fred and george weasley. okay, maybe not fred and george… more like padma and parvati patil. either way, they’re super cute, and i should take them out more often.

the look | similar sweater | similar jeans | similar heels | similar bag


2012. wool blends. betsy sweater by j.crew. free people tunic tank. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. pour la victoire boots. missibaba tote from etcetera, etc.howdy! old man winter decided to visit this week with highs in the 50’s-60’s and lows in the 30’s-40’s. we’re not sure how long he will stick around, but i’ll take cold weather while it lasts. yesterday i wore the outfit to school along with my green j.crew coat. michael said i resembled our christmas tree.speaking of christmas trees, i didn’t realize that real trees are so thirsty. we water our tree every other day. it keeps almost all of its needles, and sophie has no interest in it whatsoever. i feel fortunate because we have friends who “gate” their tree from pets. so far, so good, sophie. :o)the look | similar sweater | similar tank |  similar pants | similar boots

2012. wool blends.

betsy sweater by j.crew. free people tunic tank. skyline skinny skinnies by paige. pour la victoire boots. missibaba tote from etcetera, etc.

howdy! old man winter decided to visit this week with highs in the 50’s-60’s and lows in the 30’s-40’s. we’re not sure how long he will stick around, but i’ll take cold weather while it lasts. yesterday i wore the outfit to school along with my green j.crew coat. michael said i resembled our christmas tree.

speaking of christmas trees, i didn’t realize that real trees are so thirsty. we water our tree every other day. it keeps almost all of its needles, and sophie has no interest in it whatsoever. i feel fortunate because we have friends who “gate” their tree from pets. so far, so good, sophie. :o)

the look | similar sweater | similar tanksimilar pants | similar boots


2012. little fawn. merino boyfriend sweater by j.crew. polka dot blouse from nordstrom rack. skinny skinny ankle corduroys by madewell. nine west wedges.sometimes we call sophie “little fawn” along with other nicknames like “miss burrow-burrow”, “rapscallion”, and “princess pugglesworth.” i’m sure she’s bewildered by all of them. i paired my big fawn sweater with a hint of dots and lots of red. i think the sweater and blouse combo would look cute with black pants, too.yep, i’m still wearing sandals (though i wore boots to school today). mornings are chilly and afternoons are hot. i hope it cools down soon— i want to wear a coat!the look | similar sweater | similar blouse | pants | similar wedges

2012. little fawn.

merino boyfriend sweater by j.crew. polka dot blouse from nordstrom rack. skinny skinny ankle corduroys by madewell. nine west wedges.

sometimes we call sophie “little fawn” along with other nicknames like “miss burrow-burrow”, “rapscallion”, and “princess pugglesworth.” i’m sure she’s bewildered by all of them. i paired my big fawn sweater with a hint of dots and lots of red. i think the sweater and blouse combo would look cute with black pants, too.

yep, i’m still wearing sandals (though i wore boots to school today). mornings are chilly and afternoons are hot. i hope it cools down soon— i want to wear a coat!

the look | similar sweater | similar blouse | pants | similar wedges


2012. comfy cozy. express tricot sweater (thrifted). skyline skinny skinnies by paige. frye boots.every fall and winter, i find an outfit that i can wear several days in a row simply because it’s comfy cozy and i’m comfy lazy. a few weeks ago, i threw away my old leggings and bought two pairs of ponte knit pants on sale at nordstrom rack. i chose paige and joe’s— both pairs fit like a dream. they feel like j.crew’s pixie pants but have longer inseams (good for tall girls).i found the sweater at the thrift store. i used to own this sweater— well, not this exact sweater because some lady wrote her name on the tag, so it’s definitely not mine. the year was 1992, middle school monopolized my days, and express churned out chunky cotton sweaters in solids and stripes. my mom bought me three of them, and i wore them constantly.then i remember seeing one of the science teachers at school in my sweater. i thought, oh my god, a teacher has the same sweater as me, and oh my god, do teachers go to the mall?!what was the best sweater from your youth?the look | similar sweater | similar pants | boots

2012. comfy cozy.

express tricot sweater (thrifted). skyline skinny skinnies by paige. frye boots.

every fall and winter, i find an outfit that i can wear several days in a row simply because it’s comfy cozy and i’m comfy lazy. a few weeks ago, i threw away my old leggings and bought two pairs of ponte knit pants on sale at nordstrom rack. i chose paige and joe’s— both pairs fit like a dream. they feel like j.crew’s pixie pants but have longer inseams (good for tall girls).

i found the sweater at the thrift store. i used to own this sweater— well, not this exact sweater because some lady wrote her name on the tag, so it’s definitely not mine. the year was 1992, middle school monopolized my days, and express churned out chunky cotton sweaters in solids and stripes. my mom bought me three of them, and i wore them constantly.

then i remember seeing one of the science teachers at school in my sweater. i thought, oh my god, a teacher has the same sweater as me, and oh my god, do teachers go to the mall?!

what was the best sweater from your youth?

the look | similar sweater | similar pants | boots