• Pink pineapples

    Barcelona rooftop bar

    Y’all know I’m a sucker for a colorful print, and when that print involves pineapples and is on a dress with super cute self-tie spaghetti straps and a twirly midi skirt? I couldn’t resist. I usually try to keep my shoulders covered in Bahrain, but my trip to Spain earlier this summer gave me a perfect reason to wear […]

  • Ombre and henna

    henna and ombre

    Happy 2017! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season — my family came to visit us, and we traveled to Dubai and Italy, so I have tons of photos and information to share with you soon. However, I realized that I never really told you about our move, and I thought this Middle […]

  • The Marine Corps Ball

    marine corps ball

    Celebrating the U.S Marine Corps birthday is a hallowed tradition for Marines all over the world, and Bahrain is no different: We attended a fabulous ball a few days before Nov. 10, and I baked some cookies in dress blue uniforms for the actual 241st birthday (I will share a step-by-step of those later!). Shopping […]

  • Colorful in California

    socal sunset

    If you’ve ever lived in (or even been to) the South, you’ve probably seen Lilly Pulitzer clothing. The uber colorful brand, which started from uniforms at a juice stand in Palm Beach, Fla., tends to be extra popular at Southern sorority houses and the beach towns south of the Mason-Dixon line. But like sweet tea […]

  • The Kentucky Derby

    jenandtobyderby

    I am so sorry for my extended absence. In the last two months, we moved out of our townhouse in Virginia, I dyed my hair pink and then reddish brown, we went to Michigan, Kentucky, and Disney World, and we moved to the Middle East. I will write more about all of those adventures, obviously, but first, […]

  • Ladylike

    stripes

    When capri pants first started being a thing, circa 1998, I remember thinking I couldn’t wear them because I am too short. I had read some magazine that said anyone under 5’5″ should avoid them, because the length visually cuts you off mid-calf. I eventually got some anyway, of course, and they were fine. I am short, […]

  • Cherry Blossoms

    cherry blossom closeup

    While DC isn’t my favorite place ever, I have to admit it has its moments. Cherry Blossom season is definitely one of those moments, though sadly it is very fleeting. This year, Toby was out of town for “peak bloom” (which is only a few days), but he got back just in time to see the […]

  • Pink and black

    pink and black

    Perhaps it’s all the ballet classes I took as a child, but pink and black is my favorite color combination. So when I was lucky enough to find this super neon pink cashmere sweater on sale at a Lilly Pulitzer store in Hilton Head, I immediately paired it with a black-and-white striped top and so-dark-they’re-almost-black […]

  • What to wear for your resolution workouts

    leggings

    It’s January, which means many of us have rededicated ourselves to getting off the couch and hitting the gym. The only problem is that far too many workout clothes seem to be made for professional athletes or fitness models, and don’t quite work properly on those of us with body fat percentages in the double […]

  • A pencil a day

    pencil a day

    Do you have certain clothing items you tend to gravitate toward over and over again? I have a weakness for striped shirts, fit-and-flare dresses and pencil skirts. My friend Melissa apparently shares a similar affinity for pencil skirts, and a few weeks ago, she decided she was going to wear one every day for a […]