- Urban Outfitters blouse and bag (both old), Old Navy jacket,
Send The Trend earrings, Amazon sunglasses -
- Zara t-shirt, Target skirt, J.Crew heels, Amazon sunglasses,
Send The Trend jewelry, Rebecca Minkoff bag -
The Devil Wears Prada is one of those movies I can watch countless times without getting sick of it. The witty dialogue, a tolerable Anne Hathaway, and the clothes. The line that never fails to elicit a giggle from me is Miranda Priestly’s famous “Florals, for spring? How groundbreaking.”
These outfits may not win any bonus points from Madame Priestly, but like her famous line, they make me happy. As does great weather, which Memorial Day Weekend was sorely lacking. I’m not complaining – it gave me the chance to catch up on books, give my apartment a much-needed scrub down, and get my fill of Arrested Development, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch – our addiction with Sherlock, The Hobbit, and Star Trek continue (as does our love for all things mystery/fantasy/sci-fi – we’re a very nerdy couple).
And with jam-packed week on deck, followed by two weeks of travel (Chicago, Cape Cod, and DC – I’m headed your way!), a cozy weekend at home is precisely what I needed.
Outfit #1 photography by Lydia Hudgens
Outfit #2 photography by Courtney Starr
- Banana Republic trench, Willow & Clay blazer (old), Urban Outfitters blouse (old), J.Crew pants,
Zara bag, ShoeMint flats, Bauble Bar cuff c/o, Coach watch -
With the weather (finally!) improving, I seem to be functioning like a normal adult. By normal adult, I mean shedding my pajamas for proper work clothes and meeting with actual people, versus the background hum of Pandora / Netflix / Hulu. And you know what? I kind of like it.
These pictures were taken on a pleasantly busy day – I worked from “the office” in the morning (said office just a co-working space, but saying “office” makes me feel all fancy). I broke away from the daily hum of e-mails and teleconferences for an excellent lunch at The Smile with my new friend Kat. I need to hang out with her more – not only is it refreshing to talk about blogging in a honest (and almost venting) way, but I finally had my first celebrity spotting when Terry Richardson sat at the table next to ours (evidenced here). She’s also one hell of a photographer, is she not?
Anyway, after we snapped outfit shots, we made our way uptown and went our separate ways. She went on with her fabulous self, and I parked myself at a coffeeshop to crank through more work before heading to a networking event with my husband’s MBA alumni group. Which was, incidentally, an equally enjoyable time (albeit completely different than my fashion-filled afternoon). And any day that ends in Dos Caminos’ prickly pear margaritas and guacamole has to be a good day, no?
Photography by Kat Tanita
P.S. – these pictures were taken a few weeks ago, before I lopped off most of my hair. The ever-present low bun was getting really old. Outfit posts with the new haircut will be popping up here next week!
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- J.Crew blouse, Mango jeans, UO blazer (similar), Rebecca Minkoff bag,
Coach watch, BaubleBar bracelet, Boutique 9 booties -
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect plaid shirt for DECADES – back from my elementary school days, when I wanted to emulate Kurt Cobain’s style and musical genius.
I was a weird kid.
The hunt finally ended last December, thanks to the Flatiron neighborhood’s J.Crew (and their 30% off everything sale). I snapped this blouse up in a frenzy, having made a run for the shirt the second I entered the store. I’ve worn it all winter, pairing the Cobain staple with polished East Coast pieces. As much as I love Seattle, my constant blazer wearing during college definitely got some looks from the North Face-wearing locals.
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