Dress Well: Back to Business

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J. Crew dress (very similar), J. Crew heels, J. Crew necklace (no longer available), Michael Kors watch (old), Tory Burch bag (updated version), Tory Burch sunglasses (old)

This blog post title has layers, man!

It's a Tuesday after a long weekend, so this morning I am {begrudgingly} back to business. However, I must admit that my re-entry to the working world after an extended weekend is not so bad--I'm working from home today because I have a client meeting here in San Francisco this afternoon. I will then be going to a work dinner at my favorite restaurant, so really this workday is as close to a weekend day as a workday could possibly get.

Speaking of being back to business, my business meeting in Dallas last week gave me the opportunity to pull out this old J. Crew dress, heralding my {brief} return to business casual. While I miss wearing pencil skirts, tailored dresses, and button-down blouses to work exactly zero percent, I will say that slipping into business casual clothing every once in awhile makes you feel powerful. I've also decided that that I no longer aspire to "look like a million bucks" when getting dressed up for work events. Instead, my aim from here on out will be to dress like someone to whom you would feel comfortable giving a million bucks. In my estimation, this dress is one of those outfits. (Although here in Silicon Valley the million-dollar outfit generally consists of cargo shorts and flip-flops. Maybe I should try that.)

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DSC_7859Back later this week with more outfits and my take on this year's Best Picture nominees!

Dress Well: Second Day Everything

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Dana Buchman blouse via Kohl's (old), J. Crew leggings, Lucchese boots, Madewell necklace (no longer available), J. Crew bangles (similar), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban aviators

I wore this outfit on Friday, and then I wore it again on Sunday. That's pretty much my go-to move when it comes to clothes: find a look you like, and then repeat it ad infinitum (which explains why EVERYTHING on this blog is jeans/leggings + a blouse). I doubled down on the second-day look by not washing my hair--a very rare choice for me.

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DSC_7722{The view from our roof the afternoon that we took these pictures}

Well friends, it was an eventful but productive week--the perfect kind of week to cap off with a three-day weekend. We've got some super low-key Valentine's Day plans (you've already heard about how much I hate Valentine's) that should be perfect for the Grinch who's writing this.

Which reminds me: if you're looking for a movie to watch on Valentine's Day, watch Before Sunrise! It's the absolute best choice of romantic movie you could possibly make (unless you're watching its sequel).

Have a great weekend.