Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Casual and Boring

Catching up again with a twofer - Casual Friday and Boring Tuesday.

Though if I'm honest, my Casual Friday wear is preeettty damn boring as well. But this is quite frankly my favorite casual day combo (tank + jeans + cardigan + necklace).


Tank: Target
Cardigan: LOFT (alternative)
Jeans: Gap Always Skinny (discontinued :( but you can buy Gap's new version here)

Shoes: Target

And on Tuesday I wore an outfit that I am pretty sure I just wore recently but whatevs. I love the lace detail on this top.

Shirt: LOFT (cute lacier alternative)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory (alternative)
Shoes: Target

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

All That Jazz

So it has obviously been a minute but I still live, and get dressed, and all that jazz. Catching up with some outfits I wore over the last few weeks and which made it to Instagram, but not the ole blog.

First up, pretty in pink with a favorite dress (its actually navy w/flowers - looks like black and white polka dots from afar though).
Cardigan: LOFT (similar)
Dress: LOFT (alternative)

And then there is this outfit, which for some reason made me feel more professional and pulled together than usual... and of course, it was my favorite color combo (white/gray/red), so....
Tee: LOFT (alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Zara (alternative)

And finally, there is what I wore today - an embellished tee that has really carried me through the years paired with the classic combo of pencil skirt/cardigan.
Tee: J.Crew (alternative)
Skirt: The Limited  (alternative)
Cardigan: Madewell (alternative)
Shoes: Target

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wrap it Up

Hello! It's a cold and breezy Spring morning which I am loving because the sweltering summer days are around the corner... keeping warm in my favorite (and only) wrap sweater and an off-center photo.

Also - this skirt is too short, isn't it? (gritting teeth emoji)
Sweater: Anthropologie (similar - cute!)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Shoes: Asos (similar)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Stitch Fix, Rediscovered.

So, you guys. I just re-discovered Stitch Fix.  I was an avid subscriber a few years ago, and some of my most beloved pieces to this day are ones I got from them.  There is something so fun about getting a surprise box of clothes, particularly since they are more often than not items that I would never pick out for myself.  Case in point - this blush blazer. I would never, ever, ever pick this for myself.  In fact, I am pretty anti-blazer in general. I love the look of them but find them uncomfortable and stiff and prefer cardigans.  But. This blazer.  Its a soft silky material, drapes in a lovely way, and has none of the stiff awkwardness I typically find with blazers.  Also, i always thought I coudn't pull off pastel colors but I actually think this one is working.

Blazer: Stitch Fix (similar)
Camisole: LOFT (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Heels: Asos (similar)

Pretty Pink Pleats

Pretty in pink and pleats! Stepping out of my usual skirt shape and color scheme with this pretty pink skirt that just made me want to spin around all day. Love.
Tank: Gap (similar)
Skirt: LOFT 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Moody Floral

Work is decidedly less busy as of late (whew) so I spent a good portion of my day (more than I intended, in fact) watching the trial of a case that I worked up and which is being tried by my coworkers.  Noted that it was odd to be in court but not in a suit.

Also. I have been binge-watching the show Divorce lately (also Big Little Lies, which is flipping amazing but that is not relevant here), and have been loving the dark and moody color scheme of the show, in particular the use of patterns and florals.  Was inspired, therefore, to bust out this moody dark floral pencil skirt which is a bit winter-y for a (hot) Spring day, but oh well.

Top: Target (alternative)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Trucking in....

Trucking into the work week in a comfy lacy tee and pencil skirt....love a good t-shirt that is also work-appropriate.

Tee: LOFT

Shoes: Target


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Lazy and Boring.

Ah, yes. Remember me? I am alive, just fell off the blogging train for awhile. I hope to continue blogging but find myself increasingly lazy.....

Wearing this new blouse which I looove. How have I gone so long without a gray blouse when gray is basically one of my favorite colors? (hello, boring)

Blouse: LOFT
Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar)

Shoes: Ann Taylor (similar) (also similar)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Floral forever

Went M.I.A. again but this time for a good reason - a quick vacation to Cancun. Lovely. Back at it and prepping for three trials in a row --- huzzah.
This floral blouse from Forever 21 has paid for itself a thousand times over - its so cute, so versatile, and looks way more expensive than it was.
Top: Forever 21 (alternative)
Skirt: The Limited (alternative)
Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Green Bean

Greeeeeennnnn.
Blouse: The Limited (alternative) / Skirt: LOFT (alternative) / Shoes: Charles David

Recappin

Wow I checked out for a minute there - work has been busy, per usual. I have posted on instagram, for those of you who follow us there. But here is a quick catch-up recap post for the ole blog.

Last week I busted out this navy lace pencil skirt which i LOVE, and which I only ever pair with neutrals. I know navy is a neutral, too, but why do I struggle to find colors to pair with it??  Adding to that is the fact that this skirt is lace which makes it feel even less neutral and thus more of a struggle for me to pair it with things.  Anyway, went with burgundy this time and I think I like it....
Shirt: LOFT (exact in other colors) (other option) / Skirt:LOFT (option 123) / Shoes:Target

Also last week, I took this incredibly glam bathroom shot in the middle of a loooong deposition. Love this orange sweater but rarely wear it. Loved it with the tweed skirt - though worn on the first day of Spring, this is quite the Autumn look....
Sweater: The Limited (alternative) / Skirt: LOFT (alternative) / Shoes: Charles David

And then when I had a court appearance, I dressed in some classic work wear - navy suit, white blouse (I ditched the jacket after court).
Blouse: Express / Skirt: The Limited (alternative) / Shoes: Ann Taylor (alternative)

And finally, yesterday, I wore blacks n blues, and tweed again....
Shirt: The Limited (alternative) / Cardigan: LOFT / Skirt: The Limited (alternative) / Shoes: Target

Monday, March 20, 2017

Same Combo

Here's what I wore on Friday - I pretty much wear some version of this combo every Friday, I realize....ah, well.
Camisole; LOFT (similar)
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Cardigan: The Limited (similar)
Shoes: Asos (similar)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Drab

From cheery floral to drab black and gray in 24 hours...
Blouse: LOFT (very similar)
Shoes: Asos (very similar)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Floral + Gray





This tried and true floral blouse must have cost me like $20 at Forever 21 a few years ago - and it has gotten some decent play in those years... love a good low cost per wear item...(oh, I have another great Forever 21 floral blouse that has gotten a lot of play too - see how I've worn that one over the years here).

See how I've worn it in the past below. In the meantime, here's how I wore it today - with a charcoal gray mini skirt that I'm not sure is really working with it. Would have preferred a camel colored skirt but that is something i do not have.
Top: Forever 21 (alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Steve Madden

Dressed up in March 2013...


Holy Grumpy in June 2013....


With gray denim in October 2014....


With gray again last year....



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Black and Stretchy

All black and all stretchy cotton makes this lawyer happy when trudging through a huge motion all day....

Shirt: Halogen (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)

Shoes: Charles David (this is my second time purchasing these shoes - possibly the best basic pump of all time)

Monday, March 13, 2017

No Complaints Here.

Hi! I keep telling myself I need to keep it positive around here - no more whining and griping all the damn time - but of course, when you are burning the candle at both ends on a near-constant basis, complaints do tend to abound.  However, I got sick last week with what is possibly the worst cold I've ever had, and all other complaints seemed silly at that point.  Seriously, why is it that we don't appreciate our health until we are under the weather?

Anyway, I am back in business for the most part today (running on DayQuil and coffee!), and though work is oppressive, I am not getting stressed because I am too busy celebrating the fact that I actually feel decent!

In outfit news, I am wearing a tried and true combo of neutrals -  gray, white, and navy with my fave summer shoes. Also- this skirt is so cute because it has double side slits - wish I had gotten a decent picture of them; you can see better in this post from last Fall.

Cardigan: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Tank: Target
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Target 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Outfit.

I dont have anything to say that isn't related to being sick, overworked, or tired, so instead I will just say: here is my outfit...
Cardigan: J.Crew (similar)
Top: Stitch Fix (similar)
Skirt:LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Target (I have these in three colors and have actually repurchased those that I wore out - Steve Madden makes a more sturdy version in more colors)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Legit

It's Monday and it's cold. This Tippi sweater legit makes every outfit. So easy, so cute.
Sweater: J.Crew

Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Zara (alternative)

Necklace: Madewell (similar)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

everybody over here, everybody over there...

Took a whirlwind trip to Arkansas for work and am back at it today.... werk, werk, werk....oh so tired.


Top: Stitch Fix (alternative)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory (alternative)
Cardigan: J.Crew (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Moody

Its pouring down rain and it totally suits my mood. The long weekend can't come soon enough.
Top: LOFT (similar)

Cardigan: Madewell (similar)
Jeans: Gap (similar)

Shoes: Nine West 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Oomph

Chopped the ole hair a little bit again - I'm loving the bob (though I feel like its currently a little too short) because it gives my sad lifeless hair some oomph that it hasn't had in years. Hooray!

In other news, this dress is just perfect - comfy and cute as hell. LOFT, you win me over more every day.
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar)
Dress: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Ann Taylor

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Combo

Another color combo I've always loved - navy blue + kelly green. Happy Hump Day!
Cardigan: J.Crew (similar)
Top: Old Navy (similar)
Skirt; J.Crew Factory (similar)
Shoes: Target (re-stocked now for Spring - buy, buy, buy - I wear these to death!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Nothing Easier

Is there anything easier than black and gray?  In other news, I think this shirt is a bit too casual....
Top: LOFT
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Evident

It's been a minute, sorry. Anyway, I'm back and I note that I'm in the exact same color combination that I wore in my last post. Clearly I like it... Had two depositions this morning in another city, and then grunt work in the office all afternoon. My exhaustion with this day is pretty evident on my face....

Top: LOFT
Skirt: The Limited (R.I.P.) (alternative)
Cardigan: Ann Taylor (similar)
Heels: Steve Madden (can't find exact color, but lots of other options are available)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

four years later


I realized as I got dressed this morning that I randomly remembered I have worn this top/cardigan combo once before on this here blog, four long years ago... (weird, how have I been blogging for four years??  
Here in February 2017......
Top: The Limited (R.I.P.) (similar)
Cardigan: LOFT (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Nine West

....and February 2013.....



Monday, February 6, 2017

all a lot of oysters and no pearls

It's a rainy Monday and I am trucking along with work, work, werkkkk....
(also, I posted a few weekend wear outfits on instagram just to mix things up a bit-- and also because i am trying to be better about getting out of the jeans/t-shirt weekend rut)....
Shirt: LOFT (similar)

Skirt: LOFT
Shoes: Zara (similar)

Friday, February 3, 2017

Raining, Friday, Busy, Not Culottes

It's raining. It's Friday. I'm busy. My skirt looks like culottes thanks to the front pleat but I love it anyway. Also, go buy these boots - limited sizes but on MAJOR sale.
Cardigan: LOFT (alternative)

Tank: Target (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)

Boots: Steve Madden (OMG these are on sale for $30 -- GO BUY NOW)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Consistent.

Hello! I feel like I'm pretty consistently LOFT/The Limited with shoes from Asos these days. Speaking of which, now that The Limited is closed :( I need to find a new place to buy suits. I think its time for an upgrade, too. Not that The Limited suits aren't good, but think I need to invest in some higher quality pieces.... ideas?

Shirt: LOFT
Skirt: The Limited (R.I.P.) (alternative)

Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Shades of Gray

My posting ratio is shameful - 1:15 at best.  Meanwhile, bravissima to Paloma, lo, these many months, not just for her consistency but for killing it with her work chic literally day in, and day out.  I miss you, Paloms!

Anyway, haven't posted at all which is weird because I missed the announcement that I am newly employed in Century City!  Only, not so new anymore since it's been a few months.  I miss DTLA something fierce - not the least of which is the occasional meetup with Paloma - but I've always wanted to work out here, and it's closer to home, so hooray for new chapters.

There have been definite changes to my style to sort of fit in with the decidedly Westside vibe around here.  Still have to figure it out - is it the proximity to CAA?  The fact that the beach is 12 miles closer?  What?  One thing is for sure - I am in my gray period.  Getting caught up over the last three months, here are outfits typical from each and confirming my commitment to shades of gray.



Top: a holdover Zara tunic from DTLA days (and I love oversized looks!)
Skirt: basic assymetrical black pencil from Nordstrom (totally into the bias on one)
Boots: (somewhat visible) standard suede ankle wedges from Dolce Vita

Skirt: not sure! it's black.
Heels: Sole Society of course (another style, same color)
(also Sam Edelman's in blue suede are top selling faves!)


 Dress: silk shift from Allsaints
Boots: the must-have rag & bone Harrow

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tool.

Work never seems to let up these days and I'm starting to realize that this is just the way my life is. Sigh. Anyway, I wanted to blog today, but took this at 6pm and was feeling worn out and punchy and thus decided to pose like a tool. And then decided to post it because sometimes we need some levity. Changing the world here, people. Changing the world.

[Also - head to toe LOFT. I clearly have an obsession.]


Top: LOFT
Cardigan: LOFT
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Comfy and Warm

Love me a good casual Friday outfit, and this one is no exception. I am comfy and warm and I love it. Happy Weekend!
Camisole: LOFT
Jeans: Gap (similar)
Boots: Steve Madden
Cardigan: Target

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Riveting!

Another riveting combo of skirt + cami + cardigan. And a weirdly off-center (and blurry?) photo that I do not feel like re-taking, sorry - i am lame.

I do love the color of this cardigan - I am pretty sure I have a cardigan in every color of the rainbow but I nonetheless recently purchased this one in two different colors. Eep.
Camisole: LOFT (similar)

Cardigan: LOFT 

Shoes: Nine West

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I wish I could quit you

I was oh-so proud of myself on Monday for wearing head to toe black and white and NOT pairing it with red shoes. Then, today, I put on my new b&w striped t-shirt and my (i know its  too short) flippy black skirt and literally could think of no other possible shoe options besides...sigh...red. ugh. i wish i could quit you, red shoes.


Shirt: LOFT
Skirt: J.Crew (similar)

Shoes: Zara (alternative)
Necklace: gift (similar)

Monday, January 23, 2017

black and white forever

It is truly the quintessential never-fails color combo: black and white. (I'm just proud of myself for not pairing it with red heels for once in my life).


Camisole; LOFT (similar)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)

Cardigan: J.Crew (similar)
Shoes: Nine West

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Catching Up

Catching up with some outfits that made it to IG but not the blog....Last week was quite a red/orange week for me. On Tuesday I wore autumn florals  On Wednesday I wore my red wrap sweater...
Sweater: Anthropologie (not super similar but oh so cute)
Dress: LOFT (similar)
Shoes: Asos (similar)

...and on Thursday it was an orange sweater....guess this rainy weather has me feeling Fall-y. Also - I finally replaced my beloved cognac pumps! These Nine West versions are da bomb.
Sweater: LOFT (similar)
Shirt: Gap (similar)
Skirt: The Limited (similar)
Shoes: Nine West

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Geniosity

I've owned and loved this cardigan for years but always struggled with what to layer it over. HOW did it take me so long to realize its best worn as a shirt?! Geniosity, people.
Cardigan: J.Crew (alternative)
Skirt: LOFT (alternative)
Shoes: Asos (alternative)

Let us check out how I've worn this lovely sweater in the past (spoiler alert: pretty much the same)...


In January 2015...

In June 2014....almost identical to January 2015 with a black dress...

In March 2014....