Sunday, January 24, 2016

light spring

nothing really groundbreaking happening here, but lately i've been adding a new color to my repertoire, which doesn't happen often.

it's a really pale mint, modeled here by my lovely new cocoon coat (which i can't afford but you'll have to pry from my cold dead hands), my sparkly j crew dolman sleeve tee and my favorite sandals.




i find it to be oddly versatile and easy to mix with my wardrobe palette of blues, olive and gray. in fact it gives it a slightly less basic and utilitarian vibe. 

i think it needed a subtle boost.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

new year, new hair

don't usually take (or share!) selfies but i have a new haircut for the first time in 10 years, so here it goes.

thought i needed a little something new for the new year, since i'll be turning 40 in 2016.

go team 1976!

crazy kids stuff

i would absolutely wear all of this spring zara girls stuff!

is it cute and wearable or am i just going nuts?










Monday, January 18, 2016

a little stardust & some oddities (db's on my mind)

i'm so glad i didn't settle for any of the many boots i ordered and sent back this winter.

i just kept comparing them to these j crew gold boots i had seen and they felt very meh.

i'm glad i waited because now they're mine!


first oddity was these showed up for one day only at a very discounted price and then zipped back up, which led me to take a chance even though they were about a size, size and a half less than what i usually wear. 

the second oddity was they fit just fine and actually look pretty smart since they don't do that gaping around the ankle thing that most ankle boots tend to do.

and the third oddity is how instead of looking absolutely ridiculous and over the top, they really complement the more practical coats and jackets that i usually detest wearing because they make me feel frumpy (paired with snow boots or sneakers). i'm looking at you, lands end squall parka and j crew lightweight puffer.

exhibit a




exhibit b


i'm not sure what's up with all the ivory outerwear btw. i have my moments.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

have you bought anything these sales?

i've stocked up on my favorite j crew painter shirts and matchstick jeans.

i also took a gamble on these gold j crew boots and topshop parka.

i hope it all fits!