January 23, 2015

Sissy Style

You guys. This is my sister, Alyssa:


She's wearing a pair of glasses I got from www.firmoo.com from their fall collection. She stole them, and because they look so cute on her, I let her keep them. If you wanted to try some, you could - they have a first pair free program. My sister's super stylish and way more adventurous than I am. She works in the interior design field, and that first picture? It's taken in the bathroom of her office - amazing wallpaper, right?! The pattern mixing in the shot below, though, is probably my favorite. That skirt would be such a great piece in my closet. 


Anyway, I've been super busy with work and not taking photos much. This week I've been at the office before 7am every day and until after 9pm every night, so photos just aren't a priority. I thought instead I'd share some pictures of her. She's just so cute. Also, if you're looking for a MOH for your wedding, she's totally killing it at that. I'm sure she'd be able to charge a premium. 

Also, I'm just 9 days away from the big day. Can you believe it?! Keep your fingers crossed I stay sane and excited (like I am now) all the way until the end!

January 21, 2015

Sheer

I'm gonna get right to the point of sharing this outfit - how do you guys feel about the stripes being visible through the sweater? Yay or nay? 

Sweater: LOFT (similar)
Tank: Le Tote
Scarf: Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Slacks: Nordstrom
Flats: Michael Kors (similar)


Let me know in the comments - this combination on top may end up on the cutting block, or back in rotation, based on your feedback! 

January 20, 2015

Travelwear

My job lately has a lot more travel involved, so I apologize for constantly talking about it, but it has been a big adjustment for me. When I dress now, I'm often having to consider the fact that I'm flying early in the morning and going straight to meetings, or flying at the end of a long day of meetings. The planes I'm taking are teeny-tiny and usually freezing, so having a scarf like this really saves the day. 

These photos were taken at the end of one of those long days - I'd been in meetings all day in Portland and then flew home and luckily Travis was still awake and willing to snap a couple of photos. My hair's a bit disheveled though, sorry :/ 


Scarf: Target
Cardigan: LOFT
Tank: J. Crew Factory
Pants: Nordstrom
Flats: Banana Republic (similar)


Luckily I didn't have too many big meetings, otherwise it would have been blazer instead of cardigan, which isn't nearly as airplane-friendly. 

I think this will be the last call - if you're interested in guest posting for me while I'm in Africa, send me an email!


January 19, 2015

Day Trip

Day trips are so hard, clothing wise. I have to wear something that won't look like crap after sitting on a plane for an hour or two, and that will look professional enough for my meetings/presentations when I arrive. It has to last all day - nothing that stretches out or gets messy throughout the day. And it has to be comfortable - really, really comfortable.

This outfit is full of Christmas gifts - well, the sweater and the pants at least. I hadn't done slacks with booties before like this, and I really loved it for my day trip down to Bend, OR. My feet were warm on the plane, and I was able to wear a perfectly-matching sweater, which I kind of loved in this case. 


Sweater: Halogen (gift)
Shirt: J. Crew Factory
Pants: LOFT (gift)
Booties: BP
Necklace: BaubleBar


For those of you looking for some work pants that are a bit unique, these are my new favorite. On sale now at LOFT and a nice, thick wintery fabric in a beautiful shade of blue with just a touch of texture. Check them out!!

Also - I have just a couple of spots open still for guest posting during my honeymoon. If you're interested, shoot me an email!

January 15, 2015

Statement Pieces + Surprise Third Thursday Threads

Looking back at my closet from when I first started this blog, I had lots of color, patterns, and what I would probably call a chaotic blend of statement pieces. I'd previously had a lot of black, and white, and gray, and almost nothing outside of that, so when I started paying attention to what I was wearing, it was a color and pattern explosion. That created a bit of a challenge when dressing, because few things went together. I'd see remix posts on blogs and think...if only I had a classic white button down, or a simple chambray, I could wear it with all of the crazy skirts and pants I have. But I didn't have anything like that. 

Over the last couple of years, I've gone pretty dramatically in the other direction. I purchase classic pieces, in solid colors most often, to try to balance out my habits of buying bold patterns and colors - and so far, it's mostly working. 

When sheinside reached out and said I could pick an item to try, it was a really tough decision. They have some great classic pieces, but I kept getting pulled towards their patterns. And ultimately, this sweater-coat won. It's a pattern that's pretty easy to pattern-mix with, being that it is black and white, the style is something I don't have but know I can work with, and the day I opened it I already had multiple ideas of how to pair it. Success :)

Coat: c/o Sheinside
Shirt: Le Tote
Pants: LOFT (similar)
Booties: Hinge (similar)

These are my maroon/purple slacks from LOFT, and I definitely need to start checking photos before we put the camera down for the day because they look black - in the dark in the evenings when indoor light isn't the greatest, we're trying to make it work. I think it might be time to play with some settings on the camera a bit for the late-night photo-taking opportunities. Any tips out there?? 


Quick Note: Today should be Third Thursday Threads but it totally snuck up on me. And since it should be, it is! Link up whatever you're wearing today. No rules. Business travel + wedding planning + a third thursday on the 15th (so early in the month!) = a post about whatever you'd like, with no co-host. Co-host + theme Third Thursday Threads is coming back in February!


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