Dress Well: Lace + Boots

DSC_6608Anthropologie sweater, J. Crew leggings, Lucchese boots (literally a decade old), J. Crew necklace (similar-ish), Michael Kors watch (old), Rebecca Minkoff bag

I have excellent news: this sweater is still available! I was nervous, because I bought it two months ago on Black Friday. How have they not sold out of these babies yet? The world may never know.

I think this sweater is one of my favorite pieces of clothing I've ever owned. You know how you have a few clothing items in your life that you form an unreasonably strong attachment to? (I hope other people experience that.) This sweater has the makings of reaching that echelon of all-star pieces for me. Now I've just got to do my best to not get food on it.

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DSC_6715I'm happy to report that I had an unusually social Thursday night, starting with happy hour drinks with my friends from my Bank of America days in San Francisco, followed by dinner at R&G Lounge, which is where we used to eat when working late at BofA. (If you're ever visiting SF, R&G is a great place to add to your itinerary - it's in Chinatown and the food is delicious. Anthony Bourdain even featured it on his show!) I then got over eight hours of sleep (which is a massive amount for me) so I think I'm ready to start Friday on a good foot!

Does everyone have big plans for Super Bowl Sunday? We'll be hosting a little party here at our apartment, which is the first time I have ever hosted a Super Bowl party. I'm not exactly sure how we're going to make sure everyone can see the TV (our space is tiny), so I'm planning on distracting everyone from the cozy quarters with lots of queso. I figure that strategy has a history of success - the queso distraction is how they get away with such tiny tables in Mexican restaurants, right?

 Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, everyone.

Dress Well: Fall

Anthropologie dress (old), Rocket Dog boots (old), J. Crew necklace (old), TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

Yesterday when I was getting dressed I went through the usual conundrum - I have tons of clothes, and yet I feel like I have nothing to wear (it's probably the least-sympathetic conundrum ever). Since it was the first day of fall AND it was warm, I decided to pull out my good old paisley corduroy secret shirtdress. Every time I wear this tons of people compliment me on my skirt, but this skirt has a surprise bonus feature - an attached shirt! You know I'm all for simplicity, so the long and the short of it is that I'm SO glad fall (and deep red paisleys and one-piece wonders) are back!

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I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Dress Well: Texas Bound

Yes, this is a dress. Sneaky, right? I'm headed to Texas this evening, so obviously I need to dress the part - hoop earrings, a dress I could have worn to a square dancing competition, a touch of turquoise, and my trusty cowboy boots. The funny thing is that I get way more use out of these boots now that I live in San Francisco, partially because it's always the perfect temperature to wear them. That, and I need to maintain my Texas credibility. Saying "y'all" constantly can only take a girl so far!

I'll be in Texas this weekend to help host a bridal shower for my very first best friend (I'll post about what I'm going to wear soon!). I can't wait to see everyone (and hopefully not melt in the over 80-degree heat). Here's hoping that your weekend is very fun, and a maybe a little bit country.