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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Have a great weekend!

Dress Well: For the Premiere

Gap sweater, Free sample t-shirt, Paige jeans (similar), Rocket Dog booties, J. Crew necklace (old), Coach sunglasses (old)

This is what I like to call my "run out the door to pick up the Thai food I ordered before the Breaking Bad premiere" outfit. I may or may not need to work on the name. Regardless, the nasty, gray, cold weather we had here in San Francisco this past Sunday gave me, my husband, and my friend who was in town an excellent reason to stay inside all day and watch the Breaking Bad marathon on AMC while we counted down to the premiere. Clearly my choice of activities dictated that I wear nothing more fancy than a sweater, sample t-shirt, comfortable jeans, and my favorite, trusty booties.

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Did you guys watch the premiere? If so, what did you think?

Dress Well: Signs of Summer

Gap sweater, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Rebecca Minkoff sandals, Anthropologie scarf (old), J. Crew bangle, Anthropologie bag (old), Coach sunglasses (similar)

I tried to make this outfit trendy, I swear. There was chambray involved at one point, and a leopard-print belt at another. In fact, I accidentally forgot to take off the leopard-print belt before we left to go over to our friends' apartment on Sunday night - you can kind of see the strange little outline around my hips. You can imagine my relief when I realized that my jeans were uncomfortably tight because of the belt, and not because of the circumference of my waist. Dodged a bullet there.

I realize that basically nothing about this outfit shouts "summer!" to any of you poor souls who don't live in San Francisco. However, summer weather here is basically no different than winter weather here, so it's sweaters and scarves year-round. However, I still managed to make this outfit seasonally appropriate - I wore sandals! That's all you need for summer, right?

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Sometimes when we're out taking photos from the blog, I look up to see my husband behind the camera, smiling at me smiling at the camera. There's something about our infinitely contagious smiles in those moments that always end up inspiring photos like these. His jokes about my awkward poses don't help, either:DSC_2170

Have a wonderful day.

Dress Well: My Favorite Color

Gap sweater, Madewell jeans, J. Crew flats, J. Crew necklace, Anthropologie bag (similar), Tory Burch sunglasses

Navy blue is, and will always be, my favorite color. However, I've found that in most cases it's necessary to force myself to resist the temptation to buy navy blue tops and sweaters - because we wear jeans year-round here in SF, it's virtually impossible to craft an outfit with a navy top if you don't want to look like a giant dark blue popsicle (something I've been guilty of on many occasions). However, colored denim has proven to be a total game-changer in that respect. Now that I have neon pink jeans, bring on the navy shirts! I'd wear them every day if I could.

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Well, I've got another week full of hard work, note taking, careful listening, and question asking ahead of me, and I couldn't be more excited! Although I tried to get my rest in this weekend, I'm not sure I was wholly successful - dinner with friends, long walks, an outing to Troya, going to see Mud, an Ikea trip, watching a friend perform in a musical, and a Mad Men viewing party all got in the way of being completely rested. Not feeling sorry for me? You shouldn't be - it was a fantastic weekend :)

Enjoy your Monday.