Dress Well: Building Blocks

J. Crew sweater, Paige jeans (similar), J. Crew flats, J. Crew necklace, J. Crew bangle, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Coach sunglasses

Tuesday was one of those days where I just couldn't get an outfit to work. I tried on about 10 different things (despite the fact that I did NOT have 10 extra minutes) and felt unhappy and uncomfortable in everything. I don't pretend to be a creative or artistic person - I'm not. Rather, I'm a person who likes looking good, recognizes the power of looking good, and attempts to distill "looking good" into a formula. That formula often makes me push the limits of what comes naturally to me when it comes to clothes, but sometimes that formula is just that: a formula. When in doubt, I go with solid-color tops, big necklaces, my favorite jeans, and tan flats (most of it sourced through J. Crew, obviously). It's not exciting, it's not revolutionary, but it works. And it's comfortable. If I didn't have this blog to push me outside my comfort zone every once in awhile, you would catch me in an outfit almost identical to this one every single day.








The fact that it's already Thursday is kind of blowing my mind. Time flies when you have plenty to do at work, I suppose (and plenty of podcasts to listen to on your commute. And plenty of TV shows to watch at home at night with your husband). Here's hoping that the rest of the days we have left before leaving for Florida fly by just as quickly as these past couple have! And then let's hope that once we get to Florida, time grinds to a halt. It works like that, right?

Dress Well: Hello, Oxblood

When I was going into my freshman year of high school, my mom gave me $500 to buy myself school clothes (we were required to wear uniforms at my middle school, so going to a high school with "free dress" was a big deal). My favorite item of clothing that I purchased with that $500 was a reversible shirt - oxblood red on one side, navy blue on the other (yeah, I was insanely cool in high school). I think that oxblood looks wonderful on blondes, and thus, despite the strange high school wardrobe flashbacks that the oxblood color craze inspires in me, I couldn't be happier that it's back in a big way. 

Also, how great does oxblood look with turquoise? I'm loving that color combo right now.

Family Birthday Weekend continued yesterday with my husband turning 24! His parents came into town to help us celebrate, and we had a great time eating big meals, drinking wine up in Sonoma, and getting in a little shopping (more on all of those things later).

I hope you had a great weekend - enjoy your Monday!