Well, I joined the Warby Parker bandwagon and realized they’re popular for a reason. Great customer service and the trial program is brilliant.
Thanks to my Instagram followers so much for helping me pick them out! I hadn’t upgraded since high school so not only was my prescription out of date, the look was not doing anything for me.
Sorry to be the nerdy blogger wearing glasses like a fashion statement, but I promise, I really do need them.
plaid shirt: J.Crew Factory (sold out. similar)
Leather skirt: Regina’s Clothing (a friend’s local boutique)
tights: Target (similar)
Boots: DSW (similar from Mod Cloth)
Glasses: Linwood in Violet Magnolia from Warby Parker
This obnoxious bib necklace always gets compliments like “wow, that is such a pretty necklace, I could never pull it off”
Does that mean people think I am brave, fashion forward, or just straight crazy?
Gingham: Banana Republic Outlet (similar)
Blazer: Gap (similar color, same style)
Jeans: Diva from Old Navy (SO much better than Rockstars)
Flats: Rocket Dog
Necklace: (similar on EBay, similar on Etsy)
Other than the flats, none of the links are affiliates. I just share out of the kindness of my heart. You’re welcome.
In Southern California, September is mid-summer, so it was plenty sun-shiney when I took these photos - excuse the squinting.
I have gotten out of the habit of take photos, but I have a few from the archives to share. It’s been much easier lately to take an outfit photo in the bathroom mirror at work.
I adore this pencil skirt I snagged for $6. I’m beginning to realize that vintage skirts tend to fit much better on me. J.Crew’s #2 pencil skirt just isn’t slim enough at the waist.
Skirt is vintage Nordstrom - found at a thrift store in Palm Springs
Ruffle tank and olive ‘Jackie’ cardigan are J.Crew
Sandals are Sam Edelman - end of season sale at Nordsrom Rack
Hi friends! I’m here, no promises for how long. I lost the last three months of outfit photos when our house was robbed, so I will have to start all over! Which is great, because I’ve started to lack inspiration lately, and I’m getting ready for a big Europe trip (yay!!)
Here’s a sunny winter day outfit from a couple months back.
maxi dress: Old Navy, thrifted
belt: Target (came with this black dress)
wedges: J.Crew (exactly)
scarf: hand-made by me!
Wore a purple cardigan, necklace and shoes today, in honor of Sandy Hook shooting victim, Lauren Rousseau. Thinking of you, @emilyjwiley!
My hair is slightly more temperamental now that it’s as short as it is, so I celebrated my victory over it with a ruffle top and no headband/hair accessory. I also didn’t noticed my awkward belt riding up until I am looking at these pictures now.
top: J.Crew, thrifted
blazer: Kenneth Cole, thrifted
pants: The Limited
Marisa (@newdressaday) is in the house! Ugly dresses and lattes - great night. (at Kettle Coffee & Tea)
The skirt is clearance from Anthropologie and it instantly caught my eye. Quirky skirt I bought there (they’re kind of my usual Anthro purchase), and the colors were lovely.
I took it home and then looked it up online to see the reviews and everyone seemed to hate it and think it was unflattering. So I started to get discouraged and thought maybe I couldn’t pull it off either. (“Other people on the internet think its ugly - so should I!”)
But it turns out, I can. Because I do still love this skirt, even if I’m the only one.