Dress Well: Living on the Edge

J. Crew blouse (old), J. Crew shorts, Zara heels, Kendra Scott necklace, TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

This is what I wore to work on Tuesday. Well, correction - this is what I was planning to wear to work on Tuesday. I ended up working from home at the last minute. But before I made that decision, I put some major effort into picking out this outfit.

I still can only kind of believe that I was planning on wearing shorts to work. Shorts. To. Work. My Texan sensibilities incline me towards thinking that shorts in the workplace are borderline offensive, but I'm trying to get used to the San Francisco/startup mentality. In our office, shorts with a stylish outfit are completely acceptable. So I took the plunge. Well, if taking the plunge is the same as lining up to dive in the pool, only to have it lightning.

Even if this outfit never made it through the front door of my office, I still love it. I've written before about my devoted adoration of this shirt. Since the shirt is cut like a t-shirt, I love playing off the t-shirt idea and pairing it with jean shorts. And these Zara heels make everything better. Well, everything except for long walks.

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Also, you may be asking if this is my natural hair texture. I am here to tell you that it most certainly is not. The stick straight, slippery hair that you see in all my other posts is my natural state, so if I ever shower at night I have to put my wet hair in French braids with plenty of mousse so that the texture the next day hides the inevitably greasy roots. The thing that cracks me up is that on the rare occasion when I wear my hair like this, people will say, "oh my gosh, I love that you're wearing your hair all natural!" Turns out it's really hard to explain to people why you would want to fake having naturally wavy hair when you actually have nice, straight hair. So I just go with it.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

Dress Well: Neon Lace

Madewell top (in store only), J. Crew shorts

Signing off here at the end of this lovely Fourth of July week! I was happy to have this Madewell top with me to help me ring in Independence Day...as I keep saying, Madewell is unstoppable lately. I would write more about how much I love it, but I have my last full day at the beach to get to...happy Friday, everyone!

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Dress Well: Maroon and Gold

J. Crew sweater, J. Crew shorts, Anthropologie necklace (old), J. Crew bracelet, Rocket Dog boots, Anthropologie bag (similar), Coach sunglasses

It took me at least an hour to decide what I was going to wear to Beer Bike last Saturday.

The requirements were many and varied. I needed something that was cool enough to be comfortable in 80-degree weather, which is typical for Houston in March, but also warm enough to wear in 60-degree weather, which is how cold it can be if it rains (and it did). I needed to be wearing comfortable shoes because I would be on my feet for hours and, most importantly, it needed to incorporate maroon, because that's the color of my residential college, Brown. By the time I put this outfit together, I had almost every item in my closet strewn about my room. When I finally thought of pairing these pieces, I felt like I had solved a very difficult equation. And I'm no stranger to math, so I do not make that analogy lightly.

This outfit ended up being perfect for the day - it kept me at just the right temperature, my feet were comfortable, and my college pride was evident. Now, if only it would get warm enough here in San Francisco to wear jean shorts, well, ever...

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DSC_4374This picture is like the Where's Waldo? of blog photos. Can you spot my husband?

It's supposed to rain this weekend, and I could not be more excited about it. After a long week of work, I could not be more ready to spend two straight days sitting on my couch, enjoying the Apple TV that my husband picked up for us earlier this week. And while I'm sitting on my couch, I really don't want the pesky sun hanging out outside my window, making me feel guilty for acting like a sloth. So rain, rain, come my way! I'll see you guys back on Monday :)

Dress Well: Maroon and Gold

J. Crew sweater, J. Crew shorts, Anthropologie necklace (old), J. Crew bracelet, Rocket Dog boots, Anthropologie bag (similar), Coach sunglasses

It took me at least an hour to decide what I was going to wear to Beer Bike last Saturday.

The requirements were many and varied. I needed something that was cool enough to be comfortable in 80-degree weather, which is typical for Houston in March, but also warm enough to wear in 60-degree weather, which is how cold it can be if it rains (and it did). I needed to be wearing comfortable shoes because I would be on my feet for hours and, most importantly, it needed to incorporate maroon, because that's the color of my residential college, Brown. By the time I put this outfit together, I had almost every item in my closet strewn about my room. When I finally thought of pairing these pieces, I felt like I had solved a very difficult equation. And I'm no stranger to math, so I do not make that analogy lightly.

This outfit ended up being perfect for the day - it kept me at just the right temperature, my feet were comfortable, and my college pride was evident. Now, if only it would get warm enough here in San Francisco to wear jean shorts, well, ever...

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DSC_4374This picture is like the Where's Waldo? of blog photos. Can you spot my husband?

It's supposed to rain this weekend, and I could not be more excited about it. After a long week of work, I could not be more ready to spend two straight days sitting on my couch, enjoying the Apple TV that my husband picked up for us earlier this week. And while I'm sitting on my couch, I really don't want the pesky sun hanging out outside my window, making me feel guilty for acting like a sloth. So rain, rain, come my way! I'll see you guys back on Monday :)