• Work lately

    with recon Marines

    I’ve been traveling a lot for work in the past few weeks, and while I haven’t been able to take normal outfit photos from lots of angles, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve been wearing with you. After all, the whole reason I started posting outfit photos in the first place was to show […]

  • Gray and blue

    gray and blue

    The other day, my friend Isabel sent me a link to a Harper’s Bazaar story by a woman who wears the same thing to work every day to reduce stress in her life. It’s an interesting concept, and I can certainly understand why it would be appealing. I can’t even tell you the number of […]

  • Bows and dots at Disneyland


    Today, I want to talk about belts and mouse ears. Toby and I had been planning to go to Disneyland for Valentine’s Day, but a bunch of work things came up, and we weren’t able to go. Work (his and mine) kept getting in the way every weekend since, but we finally made it to see […]

  • Red, white and blue

    navy bag and shoes

    My first job, other than babysitting, was at Express during the holidays. At first we were allowed to wear whatever we wanted, but as it got closer to Christmas, we were required to buy four specific articles of clothing from the store — black courdroy pants, a white long-sleeved T-shirt, a dark gray v-neck wool […]

  • July 4th, island style

    Aloha, y’all! I’ve been on vacation for about two weeks now — first at home, hanging with my friend who came to visit, and then in Maui — and while I didn’t really mean to take a two-week blogging break, it just kind of happened. Sorry about that! The good news is that I’ve been […]

  • Gold panthers and (kinda) free beer

    Although we’ve lived in California for almost a year, Toby and I still feel like newbies. Sure, we have our favorite restaurants and I’m on a first-name basis with employees at both local Kate Spade stores, but the only time we really attempted to “go out” was kind of a disaster. We are definitely not cool […]

  • Mermaid braid

    When I was getting my hair color done on Saturday at Twig Hair Lounge, I noticed a sign for Sustainable Beauty Day. The event, in honor of Earth Day, raises money for the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. And Twig was offering a braid bar and flower-crown making, along with other fun activities, so I decided […]

  • Spring floral

    While it is technically spring in the northern hemisphere, I know many of you are not experiencing the most spring-like temperatures. It’s been mainly sunny around here, with a few rainy, windy patches, but it’s also been cool during the day and downright chilly at night. The day I took these photos started off gray […]

  • What I wore in Afghanistan

    I didn’t really take any “outfit photos” in Afghanistan, because, well… that would have been kinda weird. I also didn’t bring any actual cute outfits. But, because this is at least partially a fashion blog, I thought I should show you at least a little of what I wore. I got some not-too-tight jeans at […]

  • London calling

    What do you wear when you’re going on an overnight flight from warm San Diego to not-so-warm London?   -> I decided to go with cashmere, black jeans and trainers (as the Brits call them). And, of course, a giant bag to carry all my stuff! I brought several books with me (I’m halfway through […]