28 July 2014

trouser power

Behold the trouser power! That is, the sense of power that one gets from a good pair of trousers. These, my readers, are a good pair of trousers. Particularly for any day over 90 degrees! Loose, lightweight, white(ish), and nothing short on style to pack a punch into a workday. I saw these trousers at Zara while in Scandinavia, but passed on them at the time. Cue coming home and Zara marks nearly everything on sale online--these dropped from $79 to $29! Hello online shopping basket! I also picked up a lovely pair of cobalt trousers for another $29. Sometimes a sale is just too good to pass up (I stopped short of buying two of everything--I do know when to hold back). Again, kept the first look basic, but I look forward to seeing what else I can pair with these power trousers!

Also, I would like to share this photo of Drew showing me how I should "jump/walk." Duly noted.

Top: H&M (old) | Trousers: Zara (still on sale!) | Jacket: Target (old) | Wedges: Old Navy | Bag: Ellington Handbags (old) | Necklace: H&M (old) | Earrings: betsy & iya | Bronze ring: Tiffany Kunz | Silver ring: betsy & iya

25 July 2014

maxi dress mood

Some days, life just calls for a maxi dress. It's maybe a little bit of a stretch for a mid-week look, but if it's the only thing that gets you out of bed in the morning, sometimes you just gotta go with it! Normally I wear this dress with a pair of flat sandals on the weekend, but I snuck it into the office with my heeled clogs and a statement necklace to make it less pajama-like and more work appropriate. A belt might have pulled the look together a bit more, but it felt too fussy when I was getting ready in the morning. So a basic maxi dress it was! I obviously didn't wear my hat while in the office, but it's never too far from me when I walk to and from work on these hot and sunny days.

TGIF! Have a great weekend!

Dress: Old Navy (old) | Jacket: Target (old) | Clogs: Old Navy | Bag: Banana Republic (old) | Hat: Target (in store) | Necklace: H&M (old) | Bronze ring: Tiffany Kunz

23 July 2014


I am terribly sad to report that this favorite shirt of mine shrunk in the wash. Luckily, high-waisted pants are in style, so I can still wear it without too much trouble. This was an easy look disguised as casual business. The pants, with its pleats, leg seams, and (fake) zipper detail, look like a standard work trouser. But what you don't see is the stretchy waistband that make these more like leggings than true pants…gotta love it.

Hope you are having a good week!

Shirt: H&M (in store) | Pants: Michael Stars (old) | Clogs: Old Navy | Bag: Ellington Handbags (old) | Earrings: betsy & iya