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 YouLookFab.com
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!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

White Culottes & a Button-front- Up/Down

I've pinned a plethora of culottes outfits on Pintrest, but have not yet worn many.  This white Banana Republic pair are not the easiest thing to wear for my curvy bottom half!  I decided to try them with an untucked blue button-front shirt (Equipment from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year).

First, I tried the outfit with my taupe Kate Spade booties.  The heel is high, but KS makes a relatively comfortable shoe, so they are good for shorter walks.  

I pulled my fab Trina Turk man coat out because it's a bit chilly!  I love this look, but didn't leave the house in it because I worked from home all day!

Realizing that I needed a walkable pair of shoes, I changed up my topper (an old Valette from the original line), handbag (L.A.M.B, also old) and shoes (Vans, duh), and added a beanie for a sportier, more comfy vibe.  And now I'm headed off to meet up with some old friends downtown at happy hour.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Poncho & Flares

We have a high wind warning in effect for Seattle today.  We got a bit of wind through the Japanese maple during my photos!  I love how a poncho can feel so effortlessly chic.  I wore this Costco purchase with my Madewell flares for a trip into the office.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pendleton Tweed Jacket

I've had this mint green tweed Pendleton blazer in my closet for a while now - I got it used but it's in perfect shape.  It's a more traditional three button, longer length, but I like how it paired with my black joggers and new grey scoop neck tee shirt.  I wore a dressy pair of flats as well.

Slouchy All Over - Joggers and a Tunic Shirt

Inspired by Ann Taylor's Must Have Look #3 for Fall 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Blackwatch Plaid Shirtdress

I pulled out one of my few breastfeeding/pumping-friendly dresses to wear.  I purchased this blackwatch plaid shirt dress from Brooks Brother's Red Fleece line last year while I was still pregnant.  

The client I work with is on the casual side, so I dressed it down with navy flat suede boots and a navy waxed denim jacket.  These navy blue tights are very old; I found them at a grocery store and have not been able to find navy blue tights since then.  Needless to say I treat these with care because for a few outfits (like this one) black tights just don't work as well!