statement coat (with statement shoes)

“Be sure to put your feet in the right place, and then stand firm.” -Abraham Lincoln  …be sure to also put your feet in the right shoes. Coat: Ann Taylor ($88 marked down from $268) Blazer: Helmut Lang via Nordstrom Rack ($100 marked down from $1,000) Top: French Connection via Savers ($3, retails for approxContinue reading “statement coat (with statement shoes)”

ready in red (for spring)

Well, now that the holidays have passed, I’m ready for spring! Ha! No such luck, I suppose. So, I’m channeling spring in florals mixed in with a little (lot) festive winter reds. There’s no rhyme or reason to the look…which is perhaps why I love it so! “Who in the world am I? Ah, that’sContinue reading “ready in red (for spring)”

pink pattern party (aka ode to A)

Sometimes, we just know a kindred spirit right when we meet them, right? This is definitely how I feel about my friend A. The first time I met her, I noticed her jazzy glasses and shoes…and I just knew we would get along. Over the years, we’ve traded nail and clothing tips- and when IContinue reading “pink pattern party (aka ode to A)”

lilac and lace

It may still be snowing here at times, but I am feeling very floral and pastel these days (see my last three posts, ha!). I found this dress over the winter and wanted to save it for spring, which is unusual for me. I normally tear the tags right off and style away! But, there’sContinue reading “lilac and lace”

pink polka dots (30 days no shopping, day 21)

Well, readers, it’s day 21 of no shopping, and I must say, I am missing my resaling! But, I only have 9 days to go, so I’m pretty sure I’ll make it at this point…I hope so, at least! Anywho, I wasn’t planning on blogging this outfit, because I really wasn’t sure if the top wouldContinue reading “pink polka dots (30 days no shopping, day 21)”

unseen gone seen

Seeing clothes in a new way (specifically the ones hanging in our own closets) is not easy, if you ask me. I’ve been styling my shirt dresses in a fairly consistent way, until a posting on gap.com rocked my world. Exhibit A: What? A button down over a button down? …world rocked. Maybe this is a fairly obviousContinue reading “unseen gone seen”

mooning over moms

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there! I’ve been fortunate enough to have so many mother figures in my family life. In terms of my fashion genes: my own mom taught me just about everything I know about fashion and bargain hunting; my sister taught me how to style the latest trends whenContinue reading “mooning over moms”

surprisingly sewn

I wouldn’t consider myself a seamstress by any stretch, readers, but I do like to sew. I decided it was high time to try and mesh my love of sewing with my love of fashion- the outcome? My first-ever handmade grown-up skirt. Admittedly, it has what I would call some “structural issues” mostly because IContinue reading “surprisingly sewn”

layered and laughing

Working in a hospital means we spend our days faced with illness and problem solving. To diffuse the stress, my partners in crime and I manage to take a few moments each day to enjoy the company of each other.  Not surprisingly, our breaks often involve taking the photos for the blog…and laughter ensues.  IContinue reading “layered and laughing”