• Queen’s guard

    queens guard horizontal

    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 […]

  • Resolve to be more colorful

    black white and red

    When I was in high school, I was at my best friend’s house when her mom mentioned that she had gotten a pink dress that she loved… but she was going to return it, because she’d never wear it. I couldn’t figure out what the deal was. She loved the dress, and it looked great on […]

  • Chambray hearts

    chambray heart

    Do you chambray? In the past two years or so, it seems like every blogger and fashion girl in the world has proclaimed her love for chambray shirts (think denim, but softer), pairing them with dark or distressed jeans for a “fashion” Canadian tuxedo, tucking them into sequined skirts or pants for a sparkly daytime look, or […]

  • 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 […]

  • Ripped jeans and pixie dust

    fairy good life

    You’ve probably noticed that I put my outfits together based on the event, occasion or location at which I’ll be wearing them. I think I’ve always been like that, actually: I remember going to a Phoenix Suns game when I was in middle school and wondering what the heck the woman sitting courtside in YELLOW […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Dream vs. reality: Leather-panel skirt

    br leather panel skirt

    Despite the fact that it’s sweltering hot here in southern California (particularly for those of us without air conditioning at home), fall clothes are everywhere — and that means lots of leather. In the past, I generally associated leather with ladies who are much cooler and ediger than me. But now that Talbots carries a leather pencil […]

  • Fab Fave Friday: Slouchy workout pants

    baggy workout pants

    Jen’s note: Fab Fave Friday is a recurring feature in which I highlight some of my favorite things — in all sorts of categories. Today’s category is workout pants. Why are workout clothes made for people who already in awesome shape? I’m not talking about size availability, though that is definitely a major issue, too, […]

  • 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 […]