Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dead Simple - Grey Skinnies


This is one of my early spring outfit ideas.  I quite liked it!  I originally wanted to wear a white layering turtleneck under this shirt, but a quick look around did not yield any that I wanted to buy in my price range (I would love to be able to spend $95 on a white turtleneck...sigh).  Instead, I layered my long-sleeve boat-neck tee to give the peek of white I was looking for.

My sassy hand-me-down purse from my mom added a nice pop of orange.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Winterizing Soft Shorts

A cellphone snap of my outfit - I haven't been able to use my SLR camera lately, and I wanted to capture this outfit; I finally got around to winterizing (i.e. wearing with tights and boots) the soft pleated long shorts from this last summer.  I paired it with this 3.1 Philip Lim cardigan, which is slightly too small; damn this leftover "baby weight" this point I guess it's not baby weight any longer!  I was reminiscing about these boots; I purchased them on a shopping trip with my mom nine year ago - I'd say this is one of the longer-living items in my closet.
I wore this to interview a business analyst candidate at work.
I'm excited that it will soon be early spring and I've been brainstorming new outfit ideas and updating my shopping list using Pintrest.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Corduroy Flares & Moto Jacket

These black corduroy flare-legs finally arrived in my mail last night.  I had to try them out right away!  I was comfortable and felt stylish in this outfit. Draped grey tee (purchased at a local boutique as a non-maternity maternity top), black leather moto (Haute Hippie), black flare-leg cords (Kut from the Kloth), black suede wedge booties (via Spiga).

Inspired by Hedvig Opshaud from the blog The Northern Light.  One of my style icons!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Grey and White for High Winds

We have had big winds the last few days, and my beautiful Japanese maple has been deleafed!

A neutral outfit with a white leather jacket worn in to the office.  Vince ankle boots, J. Crew wool joggers, a grey draped tee and Nordstrom wool scarf.  

Next weekend is Torben's first birthday.  Hard to imagine that it has been a full year, but when I think back on all that has happened and how much he has grown and changed I realize that it HAS been a year.  Time flies; no great new insight there, just confirmation of an old, universal truth, I guess!

PS. I noticed that I'm looking down in the last three posts - I do this when I'm very tired, because when I look straight on I tend to have a glazed expression!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Soft Shapes - Blush & Burgundy

The weather is nearly too cold to take snaps outside, and it's getting very dark in the evening!  Of course, wearing socks might help, but I wanted to try these trousers with this pair of faux snakeskin pumps.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Playground Edition - Navy, Blush, Burgundy

I gave this color combination a try after reading Angie's ensemble post about it on
It was wet, so I'm wearing my brown Sperry rainproof boots.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Flares for Friday

Today, we went to tour an inter-generational pre-school in our neighborhood.  The waitlist is long, and Torben just now got a spot.  The director explained that she tries to keep a range of ages within the "young toddlers" group, and Torben was one of the younger ones near the top of her list.  I added him to the list there before I even knew his gender, which is why he is pretty young for the group!  He will go three days a week for a month or two and then once he's acclimated, we'll go down to two days a week.  I think he's going to have a lot of fun.  There are a lot more things to play with plus other kids to watch and have fun with than either at home or at auntie's house.

It's exciting, but a big change!  My baby will be one on the 22nd.  He's growing up already!