Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What I wore today: 04/11/2015 (Bien)

Bien Outfit: J.Brand black high-waisted skinny jeans, Dolce Vita flats, Madewell Bien t-shirt, Madewell wooden necklace, denim jacket

This spring, I've been wearing my denim jacket like crazy. It's just so easy to pair with everything, from dresses to t-shirts and black jeans.

I got these J.Brand jeans from an outlet a few weeks ago, and I've worn them basically every day since. They fit beautifully, look amazing, and haven't stretched out at all. I'm a total J.Brand convert now. I love that these only cost $20 (because they were from an outlet), but in the future I think I'll willingly shell out for the hefty J.Brand price point with the confidence that their jeans are totally worth it. 

Bien Outfit: J.Brand black high-waisted skinny jeans, Dolce Vita flats, Madewell Bien t-shirt, Madewell wooden necklace, denim jacket
Bien Outfit: J.Brand black high-waisted skinny jeans, Dolce Vita flats, Madewell Bien t-shirt, Madewell wooden necklace, denim jacket
Bien Outfit: J.Brand black high-waisted skinny jeans, Dolce Vita flats, Madewell Bien t-shirt, Madewell wooden necklace, denim jacket
Bien Outfit: J.Brand black high-waisted skinny jeans, Dolce Vita flats, Madewell Bien t-shirt, Madewell wooden necklace, denim jacket

High-waisted black skinny jeans – J.Brand
Bien t-shirt – Madewell
Metal necklace – Madewell
Denim jacket – Pilco, Anthropologie
Flats – Dolce Vita
Belt – Madewell

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Inspiration

Easter Inspiration

I loved Easter as a kid, mostly for the color palette, but, as I gold older, it's significance dwindled. Then, I married into a Catholic family and learned that Easter doesn't have to be just for kids. Now, I make homemade pretzels, spend the day with family, and daydream about chic ways to decorate eggs. 

Easter Inspiration
Easter Inspiration
Easter Inspiration
Easter Inspiration
Easter Inspiration

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Monday, March 30, 2015

Bloody Mary Bar

Bloody Mary Bar

Yesterday, I hosted book club at my house and put together a Bloody Mary bar. Everyone brought a little something special (bacon, shrimp) and I provided the basics. It was a lot of fun. 

Bloody Mary Bar
Bloody Mary Bar
Bloody Mary Bar
Bloody Mary Bar

Booze
  • Tito's handmade vodka
Bases
  • V8
  • Bloody Mary mix
  • Clamato
Sauces
  • Tabasco
  • Sriracha
  • Liquid Smoke
Garnishes
  • Gerkins
  • Garlic-stuffed olives
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Cocktail onions
  • Lemon wedges
  • Cheese cubes
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
Salts
  • Chipotle
  • Smoked paprika
  • Grippo's BBQ seasoning

Monday, March 16, 2015

What I wore today: 03/14/2015 (Rhymes with Orange)

Orange outfit: Anthropologie coral embroidered pencil skirt, silk chevron blouse, suede ankle boot, shaved side undercut hairstyle

Last week, I got a small section of my hair buzzed off. I've wanted to do it for so long, I had to finally take the plunge, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It makes me feel like a total badass. Plus it's subtle enough that it's really easy to hide for those more conservative days (like Monday to Friday). Props to my amazing stylist Ivette for suggesting to make the section not too high so I wouldn't hose volume and could wear it in a variety of ways. 

I guess something about my new haircut and the warm weather we've been having made me wear orange and mix prints. Sometimes you feel quiet and sometimes you feel loud. 

Orange outfit: Anthropologie coral embroidered pencil skirt, silk chevron blouse, suede ankle boot, shaved side undercut hairstyle
Orange outfit: Anthropologie coral embroidered pencil skirt, silk chevron blouse, suede ankle boot, shaved side undercut hairstyle
Orange outfit: Anthropologie coral embroidered pencil skirt, silk chevron blouse, suede ankle boot, shaved side undercut hairstyle

Ankle boots – Target
Pencil skirt – Anthropologie
Silk blouse – Anthropologie
Cardigan – Anthropologie
Necklace – DIY

Monday, February 23, 2015

What I wore today: 02/22/2015 (Snow White, Rose Red)

Snow White Rose Red outfit: Hunter wells, black high-waister skinny jeans, furry/feathery white t-shirt, Calvin Klein light gray wool coat with leather trim, Red see-through Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag

I love wearing simple items with special details. When I saw someone wearing this coat in the elevator of my office building, I immediately started searching for it online. Luckily, I found it at an outlet for a third of the original price. I was so excited! I love how it looks clean and classic, but the asymmetry and the placement of the leather details also brings a slightly sic-fi sensibility. 

The Marc by Marc Jacobs bag is also a recent outlet find. My favorite thing about it is that there's a hidden section behind the clear front so that I can achieve that transparent look without having to display every single thing in my bag. 

Snow White Rose Red outfit: Hunter wells, black high-waister skinny jeans, furry/feathery white t-shirt, Calvin Klein light gray wool coat with leather trim, Red see-through Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag
Snow White Rose Red outfit: Hunter wells, black high-waister skinny jeans, furry/feathery white t-shirt, Calvin Klein light gray wool coat with leather trim, Red see-through Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag
Snow White Rose Red outfit: Hunter wells, black high-waister skinny jeans, furry/feathery white t-shirt, Calvin Klein light gray wool coat with leather trim, Red see-through Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag
Snow White Rose Red outfit: Hunter wells, black high-waister skinny jeans, furry/feathery white t-shirt, Calvin Klein light gray wool coat with leather trim, Red see-through Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag

High-waisted black jeans – Gap
Furry/Feathery-textured "Guimauye Top" – Anthropologie
Asymmetrical wool coat with leather details – Calvin Klein
Wellies – Hunter
Double-pearl necklace – Anthropologie 
Transparent handbag – Marc by Marc Jacobs