• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Buffalo plaid and sparkles

    Wearing jeans to work is a tricky business. You don’t want them too tight or too casual, but they still need to fit reasonably well and be comfortable, or what’s the point? I actually got these jeans for my trip to Afghanistan. They’re a little mom-tastic in that the waistband comes up past my belly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Olive not-so-drab (and an announcement)

    Hello y’all! I have to admit I didn’t love this outfit — it didn’t turn out quite the way I had planned — but I think the photos (from a recent event I covered for work) are the perfect way to lead in to my announcement… I’m on my way to Afghanistan! It’s for work, […]

  • Cobalt and black

    Some people can wear all black, all the time, and look fabulous. I am not one of those people. It’s not just because I find black a little boring and like to spice things up with bright colors, either. It’s also because I don’t look good without some color near my face — which is […]