"When a girl feels that she's perfectly groomed and dressed she can forget that part of her. That's charm. The more parts of yourself you can afford to forget, the more charm you have."
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Friday, December 10


Another day without a photo (I was working until 9 pm), but I wanted to note this date as the first time this season that fleece-lined boots were necessary.  If a walk in 22 degree winds makes me almost cry, I may not survive my Christmas vacation in Minnesota (current temp -6).

'Classic Tall' boots in 'Chestnut' - UGG Australia (via Santa)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 9


Worn to: work, work holiday open house

Okay...obviously this is not me (although I do wish my hair was this color).  This is my 2010 Christmas dress, which made its debut last night at my office's holiday open house (not to be confused with our staff holiday party).  I was rushing around all day getting ready, so I didn't have time to take a photo of myself.

'Dark Spruce Plaid' Pleated Tartan Shirtdress - Lands' End Canvas 
(Also: please, you know I didn't pay $80 for a dress.  I had mad coupon codes and free shipping.)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Wednesday, December 8


Worn to: work

Purple and white striped oxford - J.Crew
Black jersey skirt - Merona (via Target)
Heather gray tights - Merona (via Target)
Black patent 'Reva' flats - Tory Burch (via eBay)


Silver ball earrings, amethyst, ring, claddagh ring, bow necklace

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7

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Worn to: work and K and S's Hanukkah party! 


Black jersey dress - Nicole by Nicole Miller (via JCPenny)
Purple tights - xhilration (via Target)
Black riding boots - Endless.com
Gray scarf - Esprit

Sterling silver ball earrings, Love Knot ring, claddagh ring

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Monday, December 6


Worn to: work and to interview a prospective student for my college

Black turtleneck - Merona (via Target)
Gray skirt - Lands' End Canvas
SWEATER TIGHTS - Hue (via Nordstrom Rack) {SO cozy and wonderful}
Black patent 'Reva' flats - Tory Burch

Gray headband - New Look (Galway, Ireland)
Pearl earrings - gift
Claddagh ring - gift
Monogrammed signet ring

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Friday, December 3


Navy cardigan - Isaac Mizrahi for Liz Claiborne 
White tshirt - Ralph Lauren (via TJMaxx)
Camel skirt - Lands' End Canvas
Brown tights - Hue (via Herbergers) {Thanks, Mom!}
Brown driving mocs - Lilly Pulitzer (via Elite Repeat, St. Paul)


sapphire ring, Claddagh ring, mother of pearl flower earrings


Graphite le pilage large bag - Longchamp (via Nordstrom)




I was trying to get a picture of my really pretty scarf, but...fail.


Blue and purple pashmina - H&M (via my mom last Christmas)
Cream cord jacket - Gap (via eBay) {I love this jacket so much that I bought it twice; I got it on sale at Gap my senior year of high school and when I was a junior in college, and the (bright green!) lining was almost all the way ripped out/the overall look was pretty dingy (three years is a long time for anything cream colored), I scoured eBay for a replacement.  It's just the perfect fall (and DC 'winter') jacket.}

Monday, December 6, 2010

Thursday, December 2

 (note: I don't know why it looks like I'm wearing a scary lot of undereye makeup in this photo - I promise I wasn't really)


Worn to: work AND happy hour

Gray and white top - Ann Taylor LOFT
Black merino cardigan - J.Crew
Black jersey skirt - Merona (via Target)
Gray tights - Merona (via Target) 
{I do NOT recommend the Merona two-packs of tights; the ones sold individually have been fine, but these came in a pack with a black pair and the elastic in the waists of both of them has gone to crap after only a few wearings.  These were seriously almost around my knees as I raced to happy hour after work, and there is no classy way to attempt to pull up your tights on the Metro.)
Black heels - Liz Claiborne via (DSW)


Ball earrings, love knot ring, claddagh ring

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wednesday, December 1


Black shift dress - Ann Taylor (via Frugalita, DC)
Gray and black leopard cardigan - Merona (via Target)
Heather gray tights - Merona (via Target)
Black riding boots - Silhouettes (via Endless.com)

Black bow headband - J.Crew
Bow necklace - Tiffany
Pearl earrings, claddagh ring, love knot ring

Nail polish - We'll Always Have Paris by OPI

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tuesday, November 30


Navy blazer - Talbots
White v-neck tshirt - Express
Gray skirt - Lands End Canvas
Gray tights - Merona (via Target)
Nude suede bow flats - Gap

Sterling silver ball earrings, bow necklace, claddagh ring, sapphire ring 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Monday, November 22


Plaid oxford - J.Crew (via Turnstyle)
Black jersey skirt - Merona (via Target)
Black tights - Hue (via Macy's)
Black patent 'Reva' flats - Tory Burch (via eBay)

Black rhinestone headband - J.Crew
Claddagh ring, love knot ring, pearl stud earrings 
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