strong and small

Do you ever have those days that come full circle? My day started out with my feeling super strong, then feeling super small….and then feeling super strong again. I guess that is to say that I started my day feeling as though I was proudly representing myself, only to turn around and make myself small.Continue reading “strong and small”

mixed musings in mustard (tights)

Lately, I’ve been thinking about comfort levels when wearing certain outfits and stepping out of our fashion box (you know, my whole “new version of you” kick for 2014). Thus, in the spirit of “does this outfit make sense,”I wore another random ensemble: mustard tights, printed skirt, and cranberry silk top. What is it aboutContinue reading “mixed musings in mustard (tights)”

scarf, stripes, and statement (necklace)

I don’t have too much to say today except that I am swooning over this statement necklace by Pam Hiran that I found at Anthropologie the other day. Seriously, they have such great jewelry there, and this necklace is no exception. I had been looking for a big statement necklace and finally found this uniqueContinue reading “scarf, stripes, and statement (necklace)”

tumbling in autumn (tribal)

Autumn is sort-of slowly tumbling in here in Chicago. The mornings are cool and breezy, while our afternoons are still on the warm side. I knew I was going to be in trouble when I spotted this fleece moto jacket at Gap a month ago. Yes, you sure did read that right. Fleece. Moto. Jacket.Continue reading “tumbling in autumn (tribal)”

dolled up denim

With a massive heat wave passing through Chicago, I have been pulling out my favorite summer dresses to wear to work. Readers, you know I love denim (a lot). Given that we cannot wear jeans to work (and who would want to in this heat??), I like to get creative with denim. I found thisContinue reading “dolled up denim”

tribal tuesday

On a recent trip to my sister’s, I found myself in need of borrowing a shirt! …likely story, right? Always happy to oblige, she let me pick out a black and turquoise tribal tank top that she found on sale on Anthropologie. It just so happens that I had a lovely necklace given to meContinue reading “tribal tuesday”

pink pants on parade

I generally do not find a lot of khakis that I like and seem stylish, but these pink khakis were a great find at Gap. I kept my look casual with a denim top, but added heels to look dressy enough for work. I found these Marc Jacobs heels at a local charity shop, seeminglyContinue reading “pink pants on parade”

mismatching monday

Happy Monday, readers! I decided on a mismatching look this Monday when I wore a blue shirt, green skirt, and orange shoes. Somehow, all of the bold colors worked together to create a work appropriate mismatched look! The only thing I did not love about this look was how easily the skirt wrinkled. I took myContinue reading “mismatching monday”

airy asymmetrical

A slight cold front had me pulling out my faithful black leggings again this week. With foggy, cold weather starting again, I went with an airy asymmetrical look at work. Dress: Nordstrom Rack ($20 marked down from approx $45) Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70) Leggings: Old Navy ($10) Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5Continue reading “airy asymmetrical”

on the dot

In keeping with my dress and skirt theme this month, I kept my Friday look simple with blue and purple polka dots! My nails ended up matching another outfit this week. The purple polka dots were much more versatile than I anticipated! Top: Banana Republic ($10 marked down from approx $50) Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 markedContinue reading “on the dot”