Month: January 2013

the classics.

j.crew sweater- also here | anthro denim- also here | vintage coach willis bag | vintage salvatore ferragamo vara in navy | sunglasses via ebay | michael kors watch | gifted pearls

classic pieces tend to stay in my closet and in constant rotation in my sartorial world. in this post i’m wearing some of my all time favorite pieces: my peter pan collar sweater, boyfriend denim, coach willis bag in mahogany, and navy ferragamo’s. of course, the look is topped off with pearls and a top knot- simple and classic. i love pieces that go the distance in both quality and style. so i’m slowly building a closet of classics. what’s your style m.o.?

i’m pretty excited about my next post which is unique from any other post i’ve done thus far. hint: exteriors will meet interiors. have a good day!

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beach baby.

today was such a lovely day! the weather was so nice that brian and i headed out to the beach where we walked around, grabbed lunch, and snapped some photos. it’s so awesome that we were able to dress so lightly and go to the beach in the middle of winter. i sure do love california “winters”.

j.crew sweater- similar | f21 dress | vintage salvatore ferragamo vara | vintage coach willis bag | michael kors watch | ray ban clubmaster sunglasses

this weekend was really relaxing which is exactly the way i like it. friday night brian and i went on a date to gracias madre for dinner and then caught up on crap tv (a favorite pass time of mine when i’m absolutely exhausted and just want to zone out). then, saturday night we had friends over for dinner (pasta, dill and roasted garlic white bean dip and veggies, rosemary focaccia, and a yummy salad) and a movie. aside from heading to the beach and hanging around the apartment, i also ran seven miles and got some “spring” cleaning done. all in all, this weekend was the perfect balance of relaxation and productivity!

stripes | peplum.

j.crew peplum top | madewell zipcode boots | anthropologie denim | ray ban wayfarers | vintage coach city bag | j.crew sweater

what a shocker! i’m wearing stripes, bf jeans, and booties. hopefully my outfit predictability isn’t making you snore. what can i say? i’m an eternal stripe lover. however, this is the first time i have worn peplum (can’t wait to wear this top with shorts and wedges in the spring/summer). doesn’t that count for something? haha. time to finish my coffee and run out the door. have a good day!

edgy sophistication.

outfit1outfit8madewell skirt and boots | f21 striped tee and pj blouse | j.crew tights | ray ban sunnies | michael kors watch | thrifted charm | vintage coach city bag | onyx ring

hi everyone! it’s been awhile. getting outfits shot has proven to be extremely difficult lately. i’m looking forward to longer days! about this outfit, i really enjoyed wearing it since the fabric and ease made me feel like i was walking around in pajamas all day. also, the details of stripes and polka dot tights, black and copper, finished with a top knot and red lips gave the look an edgy yet sophisticated feel. i have to note that this blog has helped me refine my style and learn, even more so, what works for me and what doesn’t. i feel most confident in classic looks (ahem, stripes, black, navy, seas of booties, high waist skirts) so i gravitate toward them. hey it’s always nice to have tried and true go-to looks, right?

p.s. i’ve gone on a monthly shopping budget that i’m really trying to stick to. but i had to tell you all that j.crew and madewell are having an extra 40% off sale. and yes i ordered something. damn it! went over budget by 30 bucks. fail.

stapled.

madewell sweatshirt dress // anthropologie sweater tights // forever 21 cardigan // vintage coach willis bag // ray ban clubmaster sunglasses // f21 oxfords

here i am on saturday sans makeup, sporting helmet head, and really hiding behind my sunglasses. sometimes it’s nice to just throw on some moisturizer/sunglasses and walk out the door. so that’s exactly what i did for our leisurely saturday afternoon bike ride. brian, amy, and i rode around the neigborhood, grabbed lunch at the american, and then enjoyed a couple of beers at shotwell’s. it was a really relaxing day followed by a healthy homemade dinner and a movie. ah, so nice. 

i’m so excited about my newest staple- a sweatshirt dress! seriously, it doesn’t get any better. the color, super soft fabric, and fit are perfect (work appropriate length too). also, i was able to snag it for about half off… so i guess it does get better. score!


nap time.

stripes5stripes4stripes1 stripes2stripes3vintage sweater // forever 21 tee // american apparel circle skirt // converse all star high top // j.crew tights // vintage coach bag // f21 hat // ray ban clubmaster sunglasses

well today was my first day back after a two week vacation and i’m exhausted! for some reason or another, i can never sleep the night before we return from break. i’m so anxious about the next day and i just toss and turn all night. well, until about 3 or 4am at which point i fall asleep and have to wake right back up within a couple of hours. the whole thing is beyond frustrating! it’s funny how one can toss and turn most of the night away- i mean can’t sleep a wink until it’s just about time for the alarm to go off and then somehow deep sleep kicks in. somehow my brain shuts down in the wee hours of morning. seriously, i could have slept the entire morning away but nope had to get moving and guzzle copious amounts of coffee in order to do so. it’s completely ridiculous too because what the hell am i so worried about anyway? i’ve been teaching for six years now in my own classroom and have worked in public schools for much longer. i know what to expect. i guess i’m just expecting the unexpected. does that ever happen to you? ultimately, nothing out of the ordinary happened and it was a really good day. will the same thing happen the night before spring break ends? more than likely. ugh, lame. i guess that’s what naps are for. so it’s nap time!

p.s. my apologies in advance for any errors in this post. i’m sleep deprived! night-night.