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Together with Liz and Kara, we daily post outfits and bits of our lives. Our hope is that it helps each of us better enjoy each day, moment by moment.


Ridiculously (Good) Looking

I'm noticeing that most of my photos are taken from the left. And now I'm wondering if I have some sort of Zoolander issue. ("I'm not an ambi-turner!")

That said, I love this outfit. The black denim keeps it from feeling TOO much like a Texas tuxedo. Although, let's be honest, I'd wear that, too. 

 blazer: Forever21
shirt: Gap
necklace: Express
jeans: Target
bag: Asos
flats: Target
bracelets: Jewelmint, Forever21


If you need me, I'll be at the Darling Lola Center For Kids Who Can't Read Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good, Too.



 For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to stay up talking at a friend's house until midnight last night. I should have known that it was just going to result in oversleeping and then, wearing unironed clothes. But let's be honest, all my clothes are unironed. My method of ironing is throwing a garment in the dryer for 15 minutes and calling it good. 

cardigan: Target
v-neck: American Apparel
necklace: Forever 21
skirt: Gap
boots: Steve Madden
nail polish: Essie "Lovie Dovie"

And if you weren't fully convinced yet that I'm not a fully functioning adult, I've also spent most of this Thursday morning thinking it was Tuesday and can't find my phone charger.

Can I just go back to bed?


Penciled In

I always dress up a bit more on staff meeting days, I suppose because I feel more ready to face the day that way. Normally, how I dress really doesn't matter. I could wear yoga pants and a hoodie every day, but instead dress professionally. Which (I hope) leads me to working a bit more professionally.

top: Target
necklace: Jewelmint
skirt: J. Crew
tights: Target
booties: Steve Madden


Take Heart

I've always liked pink and red, but I think this is my first time to willfully clash colorblock. I liked the combo and already am smitten with the possibilities. Who knew it'd be fashionable to look like you got dressed in the dark were a Valentine's groupie?

sweater: Gap
jeans: Old Navy
shoes: Steve Madden
pin: Vintage

 I thought I'd also let you see my Christmas present from Bear, probably the best practical gift I've ever received. (Bracelets: Vintage, J. Crew; Watch: Michael Kors)

(Wearing my heart on my sleeve, just in case the outfit didn't tip you off.)


Dinner & Dancing

Tonight, Bear and I are going to our church's dinner and dance fundraiser. I thought the red would be Valentine's appropriate, and add some color to this lovely dress that I sadly haven't worn much. The colors and the lace combined felt feminine without being twee or too girly.

cardigan: Target
dress: Rodarte for Target
tights: Gap
pumps: Payless
nail polish: Essie Clambake


A Thigh-ful

I got my first negative comment today, and, surprisingly, it stung quite a bit. Not for what they said, really, but that someone took the effort to say it. I'm not exactly a big name in need of a take down. 

It's amazing how comfortable someone can be making a really personal rude comment when the internet is between them and me. (I deleted the comment, and probably always will remove hurtful things.)

earrings: American Eagle
shirt: Gap
sweater: Target
jeans: Gap
shoes: Payless

(By the way, I think my thighs are awesome.)


Wu Girl

This unseasonably warm winter has meant that I haven't worn my favorite Christmas present from Bear all that much. I had thought that a wool trench made sense, with its warmth and timelessness. The mornings here have hovered around 40 degrees, so I do wear the coat in the morning, but then dress fairly warmly underneath for the inevitable 60 degrees of the afternoon. 

coat: J. Crew
scarf: (vintage) Schiaparelli

top: Jason Wu for Target
skirt: J. Crew
tights: Betsy Johnson (via T. J. Maxx)
shoes: Target
nail polish: Carry On by Essie

Surprisingly, this was the only piece of Jason Wu that I bought. By the time I had left church and arrived at Target, most everything was gone. I hear it was good, though!


Pink Lady

The husband's out of town at a conference, so I've been having some fun re-organizing the closets. And by re-organizing, I mean, organizing. And by organizing, I mean picking up all the clothes off my floor and hanging them up. What can I say? I know how to have a good time.

I'm having dinner tonight with a friend, so I felt like dressing up. Highlighter pink pants and a sequin top may be pushing it on the fun factor. We'll see what happens when margaritas are added.

earrings: The Limited
jacket: Target
top: Express
jeans: Old Navy
shoes: Charlotte Russe


Black n' White

Oh rain, go away. It's enough that you take over summer and fall. You can't have winter, too. That's for snow. I'll thank you for the clouds, though. My photos look amazingly colorful.

blazer: Thrifted (Banana Republic)
sweater: Old Navy
tee: H&M
jeans: Target
shoes: Payless