Friday, December 28, 2012

Out of Practice

Although I was only out of the office for two days, the change in my routine threw me for a loop. Getting dressed was such a chore this morning.  Especially when my wardrobe choices were influenced negatively by my decision to eat ALL of the Christmas cookies that have crossed my path in the last two weeks.  

Shirt: Sweat Pea
Cardigan: ? gift
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Eric  Michael 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

I ran out of band-aids this morning and my vanity would not allow me to show you the bruised, scabby mess of flesh formerly known as my knees.  

In happier news, it is Christmas Eve and I am taking tomorrow and the following day off from work.  This is a big improvement over last year when I spent all of the holidays preparing for a trial.  

Top:  Sweet Pea
Cardigan: J. Crew
Skirt: Forever 21
Boots: Clarks

Monday, December 17, 2012

Not Bad for 6AM

I had two big cases in court today which necessitated me coming in a 6am this morning.  Getting dressed in the dark can often yield unpredictable results but I think I did okay today.  Or at least no one has had the courage to tell me otherwise.  Which is win enough for me.

Suit: United Colors of Benetton via Goodwill
Shirt: Ellen Tracy via TJ Maxx
Shoes: Tahari 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

For the Birds

Don't tell the other dresses in my closet, but I think this one might be my favorite.  Comfortable, goes with everything, and it has pockets.  Plus, one time at band camp a training conference, someone said the dress looked nice on me.  

Dress: French Connection
Sweater and Boots: Gap
Tights: Hue

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Questionable Taste

I suspect that if I was ever on Project Runway, Nina would question my penchant for prints that look like they could be slipcovers on a sofa in a Miami retirement home.  But I can't help it, I am drawn to prints like other people are drawn to simple black pants or pearls.   

Cardigan: Lord and Taylor
Dress: Mod Cloth
Shoes: Franco Sarto

P.S.  If you are wondering, that is a toy mouse by my foot. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Although my closet is stuffed with clothing - I could not find anything to wear this morning.   I ended up grabbing some things from the top of my dresser and got lucky that the result is sort of cute.  

Blazer: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Sweater: Max Mara Weekend
Jeans: Levis
Shoes: Marc Fisher

Necklace: Jamie Rodriguez via Haute Look

Friday, December 7, 2012


Dear Boss:  If you are going to make me work 60 hours a week, you cannot expect me to be very sartorially creative by the end of the week.  Love, your very tired employee.

Top: H&M 
Sweater: Lord & Taylor
Pants and Shoes: Target

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Watch Out You Might Get What You're After

I have been looking for a wool Fisherman's sweater for what seems like forever.  Every time I find one it is either too tight or scratchy or unflattering.  Finally I found this one on eBay for super cheap.  Although I initially wanted cream, the black is pretty versatile.  The downside if this purchase?  I want to wear this sweater every day.  

Sweater: Aran Crafts via eBay
Coat: ? (left over from my plus size days but the cut makes it seems intentionally oversized)
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Eric Michael (on super sale at

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Press One For Easy

Running late?  Toss on a wrap dress and tall boots (to hide unshaven legs) and a necklace to distract people from your dirty hair. 

Dress: Gap
Cardigan: J. Crew
Boots: Report
Necklace: ? still have no clue where it came from but I'm glad it appeared.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Spot the Differences

I really liked this outfit (age inappropriateness notwithstanding) the last time I wore it.  However, in the interests of variety I made a few subtle changes such as textured tights (see close up below) and a different belt.  

Dress: Thakoon for Target
Boots: Gap
Tights: Hue

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Lady Don't Mind

I needed to get into  work extra early this morning to write a motion so I grabbed the first clothing items I found and  did not take the time to steam my sweater.  Good thing no one uses the internet to see my folly :)

Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: J. Crew Factory
Shoes: Max Studio