Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Print


I have three Ann Taylor Loft printed pieces from last season.  I think they did an amazing job with their prints and I hope it continues.

Blue and Mustard


I love these mustard cropped, flared trousers!  I want to buy them in black or navy, too.  They are the Teddie pant for J. Crew.
I'm wearing them with white pumps and a blue button down.  The only downside is that they have to be ironed if washed at home.



Monday, May 16, 2016

Double layers, white and olive

Lots going on in this sporty outfit!  Light chambray shirt, over Madewell tee in olive.  White boyfriend denim...white flatform espadrille sandals with an ankle strap, and a black and white baseball jacket!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Linen & Introspection


My husband got his hours cut to nearly zero.  He found out yesterday.  He's an independent contractor, so he is at more risk that most for this sort of thing...It's stressful, but we will tighten our spending and be OK.

I wore light linen to work today.  Temperatures were not as warm as they've been, but I felt stylish...Boho is not my forte, but I'm enjoying it for Spring/Summer.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

End of April - Green & Grey


A cloudy but not-too-cool day; sleep has been difficult lately and so I opted for comfortable Vince boyfriend trousers and faux-layered tee.  The same bright lip as the day before because that's what was in my back!  Finished with grey suede wedge booties from Via Spiga.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Black Leather, Corduroy


I wanted to get through another outfit on my winter outfit backlog today, because it's cloudy and cool.  I'm filling all my wardrobe holes for spring and summer because it's been so nice the last few weeks!

I am excruciatingly tired today - and have the dark circles under my eyes to show for it.  Hopefully little toddler will sleep good tonight.  I had started a big, years long project at work, which is very exciting and makes me happy, but I do wish I hadn't been so sleep deprived for such a milestone!

I've also started using a slightly softer eyeliner for tight-lining my upper lash (Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Perversion), and it seems to really run everywhere!  This smudginess did not help me to look less tired!  I even let it "dry" as some reviewers suggested; it helped, but didn't eliminate the running.  It's also very difficult to get off, as it smears and doesn't come clean.  It's easier if I use a little oil first, but then I'm left with oil in my eyes!  Oh, and, too add insult to injury, it loses it's point with every use, so it needs sharpening every time I use it - this mean I will go through it more quickly than I expected to.

I think if I were to line both top and bottom waterlines then it would be OK.  As it is, I think I'll be returning to my usual Bobbi Brown gel liner.  It's a little high-maintenance because I have to use an angle brush (and clean an angle brush) when I apply it.  But, it never transfers, runs or smudges, and it's easy to get off.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pants over Dress


I once avoided mini dresses, as my legs are not my best feature.  However, they are so convenient for wearing as tunics that I actually prefer them now.  This one is a big wrinkled from sitting all day.  This is an Everlane chambray dress over Vince knit trousers, Top Shop ghillie flats and a Vince Camuto baseball jacket in black and white that is a few seasons old.  This outfit came from my 2016 Outfit Backlog.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Red & White Pleated Skirt


A new skirt, from LulaRoe.  A soft, pleated jersey knit.  Red and white was a color combination that I really wanted to pursue for spring, and when I saw this skirt it seemed perfect!

  




Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pleated Denim Culottes


I'm not sure how I always end up so wrinkled!  An impulse purchase I made while shopping for a button-front a-line denim skirt was this set of pleated denim culottes.  They are very swishy, lightweight and satisfying to wear.  Paired with an Everlane box cut tee that they sent me by accident and Vera Wang lavender label snakeskin ballet flats.