Lacey day

DSC09728_2J.Crew Tippi Sweater / H&M Skirt / Ann Taylor Signature Pump / Express Bracelet / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / Forever21 Pendant / Forever21 Ring
Sorry, only one shot today. I only took five shots of this outfit (because I was lazy) and only one turned out decently. This is the one…and I’m kind of slouching.


Still trying to think up different ways to style this skirt that doesn’t look like I’m going to a formal dinner party.

It’s been a while

You all haven’t seen me in a work dress in a while, huh? That’s because I haven’t put one on in a LOOONNGG time.

I had an idea for an outfit, but what resulted was something totally different than what I initially envisioned in my head (it’s still fairly warm here in DC if you’re wondering why there are no tights yet):

DSC09632_2 DSC09652_2 DSC09664_2Zara Blazer/ Banana Republic Sheath / Ann Taylor Signature Pumps / Adrienne Vittadini, inherited from my late grandmother / Forever21 Ring / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / ASOS Double-wrap Leather Belt 

This Zara blazer is one of my favorites in my closet right now. I bought it out of necessity a few months back when I went home to Toronto for a friend’s wedding and realized that I had forgotten to pack a blazer or a coat to wear over my dress. D’oh! I needed some sort of black cover-up around the $100 mark and this fit the bill. I love how just a bit of the lapel is blue so it can only be seen when it’s folded down, and how I can pop the collar and it suddenly looks like a different jacket. I do wish, however, that there was some sort of button closure to hold it closed. I think I may add a small hook-and-eye myself.

Any good finds this Black Friday? I bought a bunch of things, but I think they might all be going back. Lots to return this coming week! Maybe I’ll have better luck tomorrow (Cyber Monday).

Hey there, Sailor!

Trying to hold my purse J.Crew-style, but it just looks messy. Too many straps. I give myself an “A” for effort though:
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J. Crew Hacking Jacket in Double-Serge Wool / Theory Alleen Trousers / Banana Republic Factory Belt / Jacob Sweater / Coach Letty Wedge Boots / Michael Kors Runway Watch / Le Chateau Ring /  Olivia Harris 

If you’re wondering what the title of this post has anything to do with this outfit, the color of these Theory trousers are actually called “Sailor”. They are deep, deep navy. Almost black. In fact, I thought they were black until I took them to the cashier at TJ Maxx and realized under the lighting that it was actually blue. It reminded of when I was a child and my dad always asked me if his socks were black or blue because he could’t tell. I thought he was nuts. Apparently as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become nuts as well. Like father, like daughter.