Feels Like Summer

by - Wednesday, April 18, 2018
This skirt is one of those items that you just don't want to take off. I wore it on back-to-back days last week! That phrase "so comfortable you can sleep in it" is quite fitting... and I would have if not for my aversion of combining my "outside clothes" with my "home clothes".
gray wool baseball cap, dog patterned graphic tee, dark gray draped skirt, beige and gray tote, white embellished slides
gray wool baseball cap, dog patterned graphic tee, dark gray draped skirt, beige and gray tote, white embellished slides, cuff bracelet
hat: Madewell (similar)
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar; similar - 40% off w/code FRIENDS)
top: J.Crew Factory party animals collector t-shirt - sz M (check for re-stock)
bracelet: David Yurman cable classics bracelet with pearls and diamonds, 5mm - sz S (sold at DY / Saks / Nordstrom)
skirt: Zara draped skirt - sz S (sold here; similar - on sale)
bag: Cuyana Le Sud overnight in soft grey/natural (sold here; similar)
shoes: J.Crew (similar; similar)


Gaga for Gingham

by - Monday, April 16, 2018
Second only to stripes, gingham is right near the top of my all-time favorite patterns. To wear, admire, you name it, I'll want it. So naturally, my eyes bugged out with heart emojis when they saw these blue gingham sandals (currently 50% off + free shipping with code SPRINGTOIT). They are TTS, required no breaking-in, and perfectly comfortable for all-day wear.

PS - Since we're on the topic of Ann Taylor sales, I surprisingly tried and loved these pale yellow Marina wide-leg pants. Size 2P was a tad loose in the waist, so I have 0P on order. The petite length hits me above the ankles just like on the model. I'm already envisioning a pairing of these yellow pants with the gingham sandals...!
Ann Taylor Kinsley gingham bow heeled sandals in vista
gemstone necklace, navy tweed jacket, baby blue peplum top, black jeans, gold watch, gray tote
gemstone necklace, navy tweed jacket, baby blue peplum top, black jeans, gold watch, gray tote, blue gingham bow sandals
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar - 50% off + free shipping w/code SPRINGTOIT; similar - $15)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Banana Republic (similar - on sale; similar - on sale)
jacket: LOFT (similar; similar - on sale)
top: Zara (similar - 30% off; similar - on sale)
ring: Etsy milegem morganite ring (sold here)
watch: Olivia Burton watch, 30mm in gold - removed 3 links (similar - on sale; similar)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 50% off + free shipping w/code SPRINGTOIT)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (rent; similar; similar)
nail polish on toes: ILNP Juliette (sold here)
shoes: Ann Taylor Kinsley gingham bow heeled sandals - sz 6 (sold here - 50% off + free shipping w/code SPRINGTOIT)


Blog Update

by - Sunday, April 15, 2018
Notice anything new about the blog? (Hint: It's about damn time it started living in present day.) We're talking finally getting a makeover that's befitting of modern devices and browsers -- though I think the blog still looks best on a computer screen (non-mobile, non-tablet). I found a responsive template I liked before tweaking and customizing a few features. I believe everything works now, but let me know if anything looks off. All new posts going forward should look better in comparison to older posts.

TL;DR /end nerd talk

I've been kinda half-assing blog posts for awhile now... just really haven't had the motivation, I guess. But as of late, I think I've found a second wind, hence the blog makeover. For starters, I've been posting outfit photos with an accompanying sentence or two (!) Surprisingly I haven't been shopping all that much (relatively speaking). It's mainly been work that has been keeping me really busy, but is also the reason for this blog's sudden about-face. I've strayed so far from my comfort zone at work -- not really my choice, really, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to take on (and tackle) more challenges. So why not the same for blogging?

First the blog makeover with updated links and pages. Then I decided to start fresh on Instagram with a new handle and clean slate. That's enough changes for the short-term, lol. Fingers crossed that I can keep all this up.

Mad for Midi

by - Thursday, April 12, 2018
Let me present my favorite new skirt.

I know, this sounds trite -- especially coming from bloggers, who shop more than most and are probably sharing something new every week. But hear me out!

This skirt drapes beautifully and moves like a dream. I already experience slight movement issues in pencil skirts that hit at the knees or above, so anything longer would be almost impossible to walk in unless I take teeny tiny steps. I had no such issues with this skirt because of the high slit. Showing too much leg? Simply shift the waistband a bit to the right. If there's still paranoia, wearing biker-like Spandex shorts is always an option.

After finishing this spiel, I have to revise my first comment. Not only is this my favorite new skirt, I felt amazing in this outfit. It will definitely be in the weekly rotation until sweaters become unbearable.
gold link pave necklace, camel cashmere sweater, dark gray draped midi skirt, gold watch, monogrammed tote, nude sandals
gold link pave necklace, camel cashmere sweater, dark gray draped midi skirt, gold watch, monogrammed tote, nude sandals
gold link pave necklace, camel cashmere sweater, dark gray draped midi skirt, gold watch, monogrammed tote, nude sandals
sunglasses: Ann Taylor (similar; similar - $15)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
necklace: Ann Taylor (similar; similar)
sweater: J.Crew Factory cashmere sweater in wheat - sz S (sold here - on sale; similar)
watch: Olivia Burton midi dial bracelet watch, 30mm in gold - removed 3 links (similar - on sale; similar)
phone case: Apple smart battery case (sold here)
skirt: Zara draped skirt in dark anthracite - sz S (sold here; similar - on sale)
bag: Goyard Artois MM in black/tan (similar)
shoes: Express low heeled sandals - sz 6 (sold here; similar)

Blooms

by - Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Flowers are blooming, snow is finally behind us (knock on wood)... I'm so ready for spring! In preparation, winter accessories are slowly migrating their way to the back of my closet. This faux fur scarf has proven to be a consistent favorite, so I could not resist taking it out for one last spin.

PS - I came across this oversized faux fur scarf that looks amazing tied and worn over the model's gray coat. Love. Can a girl hope that it hits the sale section soon?
faux fur scarf, navy blazer, blue striped shirt, gray skinny jeans, navy tote, burgundy pumps
gemstone necklace, faux fur scarf, navy blazer, blue striped shirt, gray skinny jeans, navy tote
faux fur scarf, navy blazer, blue striped shirt, gray skinny jeans, navy tote, burgundy pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (similar - 40% off w/code STEPTOIT; similar - 50% off)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor faux fur scarf (similar; similar - on sale)
necklace: Banana Republic Montana heirloom necklace (similar - on sale)
blazer: theory Bindi tailored blazer (similar; similar)
top: Ann Taylor striped ruffle neck blouse (similar - on sale)
ring: Etsy milegem morganite ring (sold here)
phone case: Apple smart battery case (sold here)
jeans: Caslon stretch skinny jeans in grey adoria wash - sz 25 (sold here - 33% off)
bag: Burberry small Banner in ink blue (sold here; similar)
shoes: Kate Spade Jess pumps (similar; similar)

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