• 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 […]

  • Check it

    check it 2

    Please don’t hate me when you see my short sleeves and cotton cardigan in these pictures. I can’t help it that the weather in southern California is generally delightful. It has actually been kind of chilly and rainy, but it clearly wasn’t when I wore this outfit. This particular day, I had a work meeting, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Watercolor floral

    watercolor floral skirt

    Pencil skirt + silky blouse + cardigan + pumps. Yeah, it’s a bit of a uniform… but it doesn’t have to be boring. I got this skirt on sale about two years ago because I really loved the print. I wasn’t sure how often I’d be able to wear it, but it has turned out […]

  • Cali casual date night at Whisknladle

    Hey, y’all! I’ve been traveling like crazy for the past week and a half-ish, and I haven’t had much time to breathe, let alone blog, sadly. But I’m finally home! And I wanted to talk about a fabulous date night Toby and I had a few weeks ago in La Jolla. We try to go […]

  • Madewell opening in Carlsbad

    I first happened upon a Madewell store when we moved to Annapolis in 2009. The brand was born in 1937, but closed in the 80s and was bought, overhauled and reintroduced by J.Crew in 2006. Annapolis was one of their first stores. Their focus is on denim — mainly skinny and super skinny jeans, lately […]

  • Librarian chic

    I apologize for my absence lately; I’ve been working on some recipes and trying to get some new fashion posts ready to go, but I’ve gotten bogged down and haven’t had much time to post. However, since I actually ventured out of the house a few days this week, I snapped some photos using my […]

  • Gray and pink

    While the rest of the country has been slammed with record amounts of snow and teeth-chatteringly low temperatures, Southern California has been sunny and beautiful. Then, it rained. And people freaked OUT. I did not freak out, but I did use the opportunity to wear my pirate galoshes. I got them for about $20 a […]

  • Stars and stripes

    I have to admit I didn’t realize when I put this outfit together that it was stars + stripes. I just wanted to wear some of my new Christmas clothes. Only when I started looking at these photos did I realize that the theme of the outfit matched my place of employment. I wore this […]