Month: October 2014

Outerwear to work: Peplum jacket & maroon dress

Hi everybody!

Photo Oct 20, 11 43 41 AM (1)

Today I want to talk outerwear. Specifically work-appropriate outerwear. There’s nothing quite like showing up for an interview, a lunch with a mentor, or a visit to a client site with a North Face fleece covering the polished outfit you put together that morning. I get it. We’ve all been there. And I truly love me some activewear. But just think of the potential first impressions you could be making. It’s called opportunity cost, people.

Photo Oct 20, 11 42 15 AM

Photo Oct 20, 11 43 45 AM

Photo Oct 20, 11 41 40 AM

Photo Oct 20, 11 43 34 AM

As they say, winter is coming, and that means its time to get a presentable, flattering (and preferably warm) coat you can wear to work-related events. You’ll look and feel great both inside those heated buildings, as well as when you grab your coat to head outside. And you’ll thank me when the compliments start coming your way.

In case you need a bit more inspiration, here are few pieces I’ve been eyeing recently. What do you think?

1. Banana Republic Draped Wool Coat
2. Piperlime Wool Moto Jacket
3. Rebecca Minkoff Finley Coat
4. Club Monaco Lana Calf Hair Coat
5. Cole Haan Duffle Coat
6. Mackage Zandra Coat

Thank you so much for reading, and happy hunting!

Outfit:

Dress: Madewell (0ld)
Jacket: ASOS (similar here)
Shoes: Cole Haan Juliana pumps
Accessories: Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Francesca’s necklace (old), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here), Cape Cod bracelet, J. Crew tights

Photography: Chenglin Yuan

Country living: Flannel & family time

Hi everybody!

IMG_2189

IMG_2179

IMG_2153

IMG_2157

IMG_2216

IMG_2215

This weekend my love affair with jeans and booties for fall continued. What can I say? It’s one of those tried and true – or should I say tailored and true (get it?! … yeah, it’s been a long day…) – combos that just can’t do any wrong. I visited my parents house in Maine, and despite the lovely sunshine, it was chilly up there! The visit called for some warm layers, and it felt like a no brainer to pack along my favorite cozy flannel and worn-in buckled booties. Those boots have stood the test of time, are oh-so-comfy, and are definitely up for a weekend of country living.

Outfit:

Top: H&M (old, current season here, other similar here)
Bottoms: Sinclair Elon jeans (old)
Jacket: J. Crew (old, warmer version here and currently on sale)
Shoes: Rocket Dog (old, newer versions here and here)
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Cape Cod bracelet

Weekend fun: Peplum jacket & leather booties

Hi everybody!

DSC_0839

DSC_0809

DSC_0821

DSC_0833

DSC_0835

DSC_0841

Sunday was a great day! We visited Harwich on Cape Cod and I ran my very first half marathon. We headed down there early to snap these pictures in a nearby park, and then changed into our running gear in time for the 12pm race. The weather was beautiful and the run was lovely, and I came out with such a great sense of accomplishment. It felt so great to take a day to myself – to spend time doing things I enjoy, and put work and other responsibilities on hold for a day. I find that it’s so easy to get wrapped up in everything I have to do, and taking a day for myself was not only fulfilling but also extremely rejuvenating. And now, since I didn’t train nearly enough, I will spend the next few days hobbling around my apartment and office until my knees feel less creaky. It’s a good look.

Here’s to weekend fun and finding time for yourself!

Outfit:

Top: Francesca’s (old)
Bottom: DL 1961
Jacket: ASOS (similar here)
Shoes: Cole Haan (old, two current styles here and here)
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Bauble bar earrings (sold out, similar here and here), Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Photography: Yuchen Feng