• 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 […]

  • Neon floral

    neon floral

    Aloha! I wanted to introduce a series of Maui-themed posts with this super tropical outfit that I wore out to dinner in Ka’anapali Beach. Sadly, we are now in Alexandria, Va., and not in Hawaii, but I’m excited to relive our vacation! These photos were taken the night of our first full day in Maui. […]

  • Giraffes and flamingos

    giraffes and flamingos

    We found out a few weeks ago that after only two years in Carlsbad, we’re moving back to DC. Sad trombone. We’ve been trying to hit all our favorite spots before we go, so I made Toby go to the zoo with me again… and, when we were in Virginia looking for a place to live, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Queen’s guard

    I am a total Anglophile, and I love Boden. So when I saw this sweater printed with tiny Queen’s Guard soldiers, I knew I had to have it. I was excited to be able to wear it at Thanksgiving and Christmas — when we went to places that are legitimately cold — but it’s the […]

  • A sparkly double take

    usmc ball

    November 10 was the 239th birthday of the Marine Corps, and this year we celebrated it two Fridays in a row. The Marine Corps ball is kind of a big deal to Toby and I, since we were set up 10 years ago (eek!) to go to the 229th birthday ball together. Plus, it is […]

  • Catty

    black dress

    Cat shoes call for cat-eye liner, don’t you think? Toby got me these fabulous shoes recently with a coupon we had, and I could hardly wait to wear them. Since it’s hella hot around here, I figured a comfortable sleeveless dress + belt combo was just the thing. I probably should have waited until I […]

  • Stripes and dots

    stripes and dots

    This work outfit is so easy I’m almost embarrassed to share it. But share it I shall. It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that I love this dress. But it’s not just my stripes obsession (and the fact that it was on sale) that endeared me to it. The color combination […]