Dress Well: I'm baaaaaaaack!!


J. Crew puffer vest (on sale!), Vince shirt (similar), J. Crew coated denim jeans (similar, on sale), Steve Madden booties (on sale), J. Crew necklace (no longer available), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Heyyyyyyy friends - it's been awhile, hasn't it?

If you think me posting this on January 5th smacks of a New Year's Resolution...then you are partially right. But mostly I've returned to blogging for the time being because I just got back from spending two weeks in Texas, where so many of you were so kind to go out of your way to tell me how much you love and miss this blog. Your words meant the world to me, so I figured it was time to get back at it!

I have a slew of excuses for why I took such a long break - with most of them boiling down to "scheduling," "lack of inspiration," and VERY un-camera ready skin. But those are in the past now!

As you can see from the pictures in this post, I also have a lot of new clothes (thanks to the overwhelming and constant generosity of both my mom and my mother-in-law). There must have been some sort of decree that made this puffer vest the new uniform for the girls in my neighborhood because it seems like EVERYONE I see on the street is wearing it...myself included, clearly. But it's warm and comfy, so I will continue to celebrate my conformity.

My mother-in-law also got me these real-life Aviators for Christmas...what do you think? Am I pulling them off?







DSC_5497I'm sure the thing you missed most about these posts was hearing about the daily minutia of my life (right?), so here we go: we got back from Texas on New Year's Day. I didn't have to go to work on Friday, so I've basically been living the good life. The weekend included interviewing a Rice applicant (yay!), eating at our new local fancy pizza place (also yay!), going to see The Imitation Game (more to come when I do my annual Oscars post, I'm sure), dinners with friends, deep-cleaning our apartment, and capping it all off with the return of Downton Abbey. Does it get better than that? I'm not sure it does.

Back at least twice this week with a post on New Year's Resolutions and a second outfit post.

Have a great Monday!