Dress Well: The Run Around

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Madewell chambray shirt (old), Paige Denim jeans, Converse Chuck Taylors, TEXI leather bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Yesterday I had to do a couple of store visits for work, so I took that as an excellent opportunity to break out some of my more casual clothes. My Chuck Taylors haven't been getting much love lately (after all, my Chie Mihara wedges have pretty much become the equivalent of a dictator among my shoes - no other shoes will be tolerated!) and yesterday seemed like the perfect opportunity to pull them out again. Let them know I hadn't forgotten about them.

Also, for all of you who don't live in the Bay Area - this is what I wore to work (after the store visits). And I wasn't underdressed (at least, I don't think I was). Sometimes I forget how crazy "professional" standards are around here...but you won't hear me complaining about get to flex a few more creativity muscles where my wardrobe is concerned. When I worked at the bank, all of my outfits incorporated one of three pencil skirts. Things got repetitive fast.

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DSC_4824My obsession of the day (and probably week, possibly month): Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud. Am I totally behind the times? I'm not exactly up to date on the music scene. But I heard this song on Songza on Tuesday and have been completely enamored ever since. It's my new antidote for a bad day or a stressful situation - seriously, who can feel down during that chorus?

Have a wonderful day, everyone.

Dress Well: Grey Out

Gap sweater (old), Paige jeans (old), Chuck Taylors, J. Crew necklace (old), TEXI leather bag

This has been my longest, most tiring week of work in quite awhile and I have jury duty today. So that's where my life's at. How are you doing?

The fact that my birthday is on Monday is what's keeping me happy this week. I'm incredibly excited for the fun weekend my husband has lined up - he won't really tell me what all we're doing, but it sounds like it will include more than our fair share of celebrating.

You know the other thing that's making me happy this week? $20 Gap sweaters that could pass for $200 cashmere sweaters. The cost-per-wear that I've gotten out of this baby is unbelievable.

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DSC_3551Next time you see me, I'll be 25.

Have a great weekend!

Dress Well: Got My Walkin' Shoes

All Saints leather jacket, Madewell sweater (old), Paige jeans (old), Madewell necklace, Converse, Coach sunglasses (old)

In anticipation of our trip to Disneyland on Monday (!!!), I finally broke down and bought myself a pair of Chuck Taylors. I feel like I've been in a weird tennis shoe situation for awhile now - I have workout shoes, but nothing that I can wear casually around town on your average weekend day. Let's just say that problem has been fixed - I've had these babies for four days, and I've already worn them twice. Now I can't wait to march them out in the Happiest Place on Earth!

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DSC_3056It's been a long week, which makes this the best kind of Friday - not only am I celebrating the end of a hard week, but I also get to celebrate the fact that I board a plane to L.A. tomorrow morning. It will only be a four-day trip, but I couldn't be more excited. Sunshine, good food, and rollercoasters are exactly what my life needs right now!

Have a great weekend.