Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Black and White

These pants are almost perfect. Their only flaw is that they are a light black which makes them appear grey when I wear them with other black items.

Pants: J. Crew
Blouse: Old Navy
Shoes: Bass
Cuff: Hayden Harnett
Sweater: Gap

Monday, January 30, 2012

Green Day

It is hard to tell in this photo, but this suit is olive green which I think is a fun contrast to the pale green of this blouse. Or at least the Hello Kitty band-aid on my hand.

Suit: J. Crew via Goodwill
Shirt: J. Crew via clearance sale
Shoes: Gap
Necklace: Banana Republic (old)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hidden Objects

This photo is like a hidden object game. See if you can find the cat, chunk of cat fur, cat ball... see a theme?

Shirt and sweater: J. Crew
Jeans: Levis
Boots: Gap
Cat: Feral cat rescue

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Things Are Looking Up Or At Least Clean

The best part about today's outfit, besides the fact that I scored this theory suit for $12 at Goodwill, is the fact that my t-shirt is clean! After a month, I finally have a working washing machine and dryer. I also have 546894 loads of laundry left to do but I am trying to keep the tone of this blog positive.

Suit: Theory via Goodwill
T-Shirt: Target
Shoes: Me Too

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Down to the wire

With any luck, my laundry woes will be resolved this afternoon. Which is a huge relief because I had pretty much worn through all my comfortable underwear and an now stuck wearing the uncomfortable stuff from the back of the drawer. I've also run out of jeans that I don't need a crowbar to get into. Which, I suppose, is not the fault of my appliances and more a function of poor shopping habits and the ingestion of too much wine and bread this weekend. But, I'm a lawyer and I'll figure out a way to hold something else accountable. JD 1, Personal Accountability 0.

Shirt: Target
Jacket: F21
Jeans: Levis
Boots: Rocket Dog

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bat Girl

I am pretty sure 20 years from now I will look back on this shirt and wonder what the hell I was thinking. Until then I'm going to embrace my wings and hope no one makes fun of me to my face.

Shirt: ? via Piperlime
Skirt: ? via TJ Maxx
Shoes: Bivel

Monday, January 23, 2012

Disaster Warning

A few days before Christmas my clothes dryer broke down. On Christmas my freezer broke, followed shortly by my refrigerator and washer. On the eve of my trial two weeks ago, our copier at work broke down. Yesterday our new washing machine was delivered, and promptly broke down and flooded the basement. The new dryer could not be installed because of venting issues. The Ravens lost the playoff game yesterday because their kicker was rushed.

Which is a long, convoluted way of saying I am a walking disaster and you might want to stay away (or at least not let me near your appliances or kickers).

At least my dress is cute.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


In honor of my tweed suit, I am drinking tea and eating ginger biscuits. The Queen would be proud.

Suit: Ann Taylor via Goodwill
Shirt: Lands End Canvas
Shoes: Target

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Monday night I took an impromptu shopping trip to TJ Maxx where, out of the corner of my eye, I spied this jacket. It's Marc by Marc Jacobs and retailed for $450 and was on clearance for $60. I think the reason it was neglected was it was marked a size XS but fits like a S/M. Although I really don't need another jacket - I was unable to resist the lure of the bargain.

Which I am pretty sure will be written on my tombstone.

Pants, Sweater, Necklace: J. Crew (thrifted, gift, sale)
Boots: Frye
Jacket: Marc by Marc Jacobs via TJ Maxx

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I am in a grumpy mood. I didn't go for a run this morning because there was snow on the ground. All of my cases at work are blowing up. I took a sleeping pill too early last night and woke up at 2am. And I'm wearing an outfit that makes me feel lumpy and uncoordinated. Is it too early to go home?

Friday, January 13, 2012

In the Light

It is probably a good thing I do not have children so that I do not have to explain why I spent time posting photos like this on the internet.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Time Machine

Clearly I forgot I am a 40something lawyer and decided to dress more like a college student or young blogger this morning. Ooopsies.

Dress: Old Navy ($7)
Tights: Asos
Sweater: J. Crew
Boots: Dr. Martens

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Since I did not have time to run this morning, I decided to take the long route to court later today, which necessitated walkable shoes. Walkable shoes, required shorter pants and once I chose these, I was locked me into this blazer. Then I needed a non-patterned shirt and I found this silk t-shirt in the back of my closet. All good parts but together they don't seem to work.

Suit: Banana Republic
Top: Old Navy
Shoes: Gap
Necklace: J. Crew

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Although my maternal grandfather died many years before I was born, I suspect he would have owned a sweater much like this.

Shirt: Madewell
Sweater: J. Crew
Jeans and Shoes: Old Navy
Necklace: Flea Market in Georgetown circa 1990
Watch: Swatch

Monday, January 9, 2012


I was going to wear something else today. But I didn't.

T-shirt: Old Navy
Sweater and necklace: J. Crew
Skirt: Boden
Boots: Report

Friday, January 6, 2012


I have spent the last 2 days on trial so I've been wearing conservative suits and shoes. So today I decided to go a little crazy and wear this crazy color combo. I'm not sure if it works or not, but after having only slept 12 hours this week - I'm not sure I care :)

Pants and Shirt: J. Crew
Sweater: Target
Shoes: Max Studio

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Boots!

Of all my holiday splurges this year, these boots may be my favorites. I have wanted a pair of grown up dress boots and when I saw these on sale I jumped at them.

Shirt: Old Navy
Cardigan: Gap Factory
Skirt: J. Crew Timber Tweed Pencil skirt
Boots: Report