Friday, December 16, 2016

Raining on Friday

Its Friday. Its raining. My workwear is a bit too casual. Whatevs.
cardigan: Target
tank: Target (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Boots: Steve Madden

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Suited.

Court this morning had me in a suit all day.
Jacket: The Limited
Skirt: The Limited
Camisole: LOFT (here in petite) (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (similar)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

A Color Combo Addiction

It is possible that black/white/gray with red shoes is my very most frequently worn combination. Seriously - its almost a problem; as evidenced below.  Should I buy some blue shoes or something?

Cardigan: Halogen
Skirt: The Limited
Shoes: Sole Society (alternative)

Wow, even in just the last month, I've worn this combo two times....This one from last week didn't make it to the blog because I got distracted by my firm's holiday luncheon...

And this one from just three days before that.....


And last month with stripes....


..aaaaannnnnnd just a week before that.....



In fact, I even stuck with my habit while slogging through a five week trial.... I am indeed committed.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Best

This purple shirt honestly makes every outfit.  It's the best.  
Shirt: Stitch Fix (similar)
Cardigan: J.Crew (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Asos (similar)

Monday, December 12, 2016

No Words.

No words, just a picture. Happy Monday. I need a nap.
Sweater: J.Crew 

Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Banana Republic (alternative)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Jersey Joy

I love a good jersey dress.  It's like you're wearing pajamas, but its totally work appropriate because you are also wearing heels and a cardigan. Just one of the joys of being a girl.
Dress: LOFT (alternative)
Cardigan: Express (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Formula

Well I certainly have a go-to formula, don't I? Cami, cardigan, skirt, pumps. And repeat.
At least this skirt is a bit different because of the lace - I love this look and love this skirt but as usual my big hang-up is figuring out ways to style it other than with neutrals.

Anyhoo.....happy hump day.
Cardigan: Ann Taylor (same style, different shade of gray)
Camisole: LOFT
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Ann Taylor

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

L.A. Winter

Blah. I am wearing black and gray with red shoes, per usual. Have I mentioned that I love living in L.A. because I love that I can wear skirts year round? Indeed it's true.
Top: J.Crew (alternative)
Cardigan: J.Crew (alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (alternative)
Necklace: Madewell (alternative)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Spirit

Feeling in the holiday spirit in this RED sweater which I love.  Happy Monday!
Sweater: Anthropologie (alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Tank: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (alternative)

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bootie Time

Casual Friday means time to bust out my beloved new booties! I could never fully jump on the bootie trend but I think its because (1) I legit couldnt figure out how to wear them (with skirts or with tight cropped jeans is best) , and (2) I was buying the wrong ones.  These ones are fantastic as F because they are sort of a cross between a bootie and a shoe with the cut-out.  I love 'em.

Blouse: The Limited (other colors)
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Steve Madden

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lack of Creativity





Though I've styled it a few other ways in the past, I clearly favor pairing this t-shirt with a gray pencil skirt, as evidenced by Exhibits A and B below.  Trudging through this work week - happy almost Friday! 
T-Shirt: Urban Outfitters (alternative)
Skirt: The Limited
Shoes: Zara

Exhibit A - April 2014:



Exhibit B - July 2013:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sweater Weather

Finally cool enough to wear my favorite wool sweater - huzzah.  This sweater is a legit workhorse in my closet - so much so that I own it in four colors.  But gray is (as always) my A-Number-One (thats a saying, right?).  See a few other ways I've worn this puppy on the blog below....

Sweater: J.Crew
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Ann Taylor
Necklace: J.Crew Factory (alternative)

Weirdly the most recent photo I could find of this sweater on the blog was allll the way back in January 2015, though I'm sure I've worn it since then..
                   

....and again with pants (!) in late 2014.....

....and yet again with pants in February of 2014....
....loved it during our 2013 30 for 30 challenge with a button down underneath......

....and again with red heels that same month....

....and the first time it appeared on the blog - in September 2013 - in an all time favorite outfit...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cool

Well I still kinda feel like poo but at least a little bit better today.  Its finally nice and chilly in LA - brisk in the 60s, cold enough for a coat! Loves it.

Shirt: The Limited (alternative)
Cardigan: LOFT (alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

A couple other ways I've worn this blouse.....

With basic black and tweed earlier this Spring...


....and with stripes last Fall.....

Monday, November 28, 2016

Back to Work Blehs.

Woah, nothing like coming back to work after a long weekend with a head cold that won't quit.  Feel like shit, look like shit (OMG seriously look how out of it I look in this picture!). But I keep on trucking. And at least I got dressed. Happy Monday.

Tank: Old Navy
Cardigan: LOFT
Skirt: The Limited (alternative)
Shoes: JustFab (alternative)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Hi Ho

Hi ho! Just a quick post to say hello before the long weekend - two outfits here: one that made it to IG a week ago and one from today. Both with stretchy pull on skirts from LOFT which I love because who doesn't love stretchy clothes? So appropriate for Thanksgiving....

This is my go-to - black/white/gray with red shoes. I truly think this is the combo i go to the most in my work wear.
Top: Target (similar)
Cardigan: J.Crew (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar)


And this is my new favorite way to wear cardigans - as a top!
Cardigan: Halogen (so great and so many colors!)
Skirt: LOFT (similar
Shoes: Ann Taylor

Monday, November 14, 2016

No Brainer

So I have wanted a red wrap dress for awhile. (1) who doesnt love a good wrap dress? and (2) red is one of my favorite colors. So obviously this is a no-brainer.  I did a little trolling of Poshmark on whim one day (as I sat on the floor of my kids' room waiting for them to fall asleep and guzzling wine), and stumbled across this lovely dress for $13! Holla! It's also a perfectly lovely dress to wear on this obscenely hot November day. Ugh.
Dress: Gap, via Poshmark (similar)
Shoes: Target (similar)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Not So Casual Friday

No Casual Friday for me. Morning deposition and work all afternoon.  Kept it simple in orange, white, and navy.

Camisole: LOFT
Cardigan: The Limited (similar)

Skirt; LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chugging...

Had a deposition in the morning, caught up on emails and reviewed discovery all afternoon, chugging along on this work week.....


Blouse: LOFT (alternative)
Skirt: The Limited (alternative)
Shoes; Ann Taylor (alternative)

This eggplant blouse has been around for years and i STILL love it so. Some ways I've worn it in the past...











Wednesday, November 9, 2016

WTF....

....just happened?
I don't want to get all political or anything, but seriously - WHAT JUST HAPPENED? Feel in a daze today - shell shocked by the results yesterday and disappointed that I had to admit to my two young daughters that fear-mongering and hate won.  Worse still, it was my daughter's seventh birthday and she really wanted the first female president to be elected on her birthday. Sigh. Sigh. Sigh.

Allowing myself to be cranky today, but tomorrow I will start anew and try to be hopeful.  For my kids.

Shirt: LOFT (similar)
Skirt: The Limited
Shoes: Ann Taylor

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Best

Happy Election Day! Don't forget to vote, people!
It's also my daughter's seventh (!!) birthday, which means this outfit has to take me from work to a birthday dinner at her favorite BBQ restaurant. No problemo!
Also - its in the 90s today. Seriously?! What happened to Autumn, Los Angeles?

Tank: LOFT
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Cardigan: J.Crew (alternative) (or exact in other colors)

Shoes: Target (alternative)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Aint Got Time

Ain't got time for much. Here's my outfit and my new favorite red shoes.

Top: J.Crew (sleeved alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Zara

Friday, November 4, 2016

Freedom = Short Hair

So I have obviously been bogged down with work for months on end. I had a huge trial in early September which went on for nearly five weeks.... and then as soon as that was over I had to start preparing for another trial that was set for October 31.  So. I basically haven't had a chance to take a single breath in that time.

But then, miracle of miracles, the case set for trial on the 31st settled on the first day of trial.  And suddenly I am free. (Ok, not really, I still have a boatload of work, but all of it feels waaaaay more manageable than TRIAL).

Anyway, to celebrate my freedom, I chopped off all of my hair. Huzzah! Not used to it yet, but I think i like it!

As for the outfit - I am celebrating an unseasonably warm November day (or is it? seems 80 degrees in LA is the norm now for November) with one of my fave dresses.

Dress: Madewell (not super similar but alternative)

Cardigan: The Limited (alternative)
Shoes: Ann Taylor

Friday, October 28, 2016

Plugging Away

Plugging away at the never-ending workload. Got this amazing top from Ann Taylor - adore the wrap effect, adore the color, adore it all. Its a bit low cut for work but as long as I kept an eye on it, it was all good.  Would look just as lovely with a pencil skirt as it does with dark denim.

Also new from Ann Taylor - these nude pumps which replaced the Charles David ones that I wore into the ground.
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Shoes: Ann Taylor


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thems the Breaks

OMG. I look tiiiiiired in this pic. Probably because, well, I was.  Took it at 8pm in my office after working approximately 11,000 hours; wasn't even going to take a pic but damnit, I loved the outfit!

These Zara shoes I just got (to replace my black pumps which literally disintegrated as I walked out of court on the day we got our jury verdict) are so adorable I can hardly stand it - am I the only one who is super obsessed with the d'orsay trend in shoes? However, they are also wildly uncomfortable so, blah.

Anyway. Going to trial for the second time in two months on Monday. I am exhausted beyond comprehension and am so tired of working. But, thems the breaks.
Shirt: H&M (similar)
Skirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Zara
Necklace: LOFT (similar)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Monday, October 24, 2016

Rainy Monday, Cardigan as a Shirt

Its a dreary and rainy Monday, which i love, seeing as how rainy days are a rarity in SoCal.  I am celebrating with a bright orange cardigan worn as a shirt (apparently my favorite way to wear this cardigan).
Cardigan: Stitch Fix (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (similar)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oh Well.

OK i hate this outfit. The top is frumpy, the skirt is wrinkled, and my efforts to reintroduce these shoes into my rotation has failed because I just decided I hate leopard print shoes again.  Oh well.

Sweater: LOFT (similar)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Shoes: Nine West (similar)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016