Dress Well: A Night at the Theater

Club Monaco blouse (similar), Club Monaco skirt (old; love this one [paneling!] and this one [pleats!]), Danskin tights (similar), Sam Edelman booties (on sale!), Rebecca Minkoff bag

When my husband and I headed to the theater two weekends ago, I jumped at the chance to wear this Club Monaco skirt that my mom got me for Christmas. Since San Francisco is so casual, I rarely find myself at an event dressy enough for silky skirt. However, I absolutely love the pleating and the zipper detail on this little beauty, so I'm always on the lookout for a dressy occasion on which to bust it out!

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DSC_3858I had to stay late at work last night (remember that to-do list I put off on Tuesday?) but there was no way a few more hours spent in a cubicle were going to get me down - today I'm headed to my hometown of Houston, Texas to reunite with SO many good friends from college at an annual event (more details on that tomorrow!) AND to celebrate my mom's birthday with all four of my siblings. With such an awesome long weekend in store, I was practically too excited to sleep last night! Stories and outfit photos from my fun-filled weekend will be coming next week, I promise :)

Have a great Thursday!

Dress Well: Holiday Peplum

Zara dress, J. Crew belt, Sam Edelman booties, Old necklace (similar), Tory Burch sunglasses

I know we're well past the holidays at this point, but I'm going to have to ask you to bear with me for one more set of pictures with a Christmas bonanza in the background (also known as my parents' house). I brought this outfit to Houston with one specific event in mind: my family's yearly pre-Christmas dinner at Pappa's Steakhouse. Since the outing is always a feeding frenzy, I needed an outfit that was both holiday appropriate and stretchy. This outfit turned out to be perfect (minus the belt - never wear a belt to a steakhouse).

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Also, if I am ever out taking pictures for the blog and you walk by the photo session, this is what my face will look like. "Noooooooooo someone's coming down the street - I feel awkwarddddddd" - direct quote from me right before this picture was taken.  DSC_8910Happy Thursday, everyone!

Dress Well: Pattern and Spray Paint

Anthropologie blouse, Citizens for All Humanity jeans, Tory Burch bag (similar), Sam Edelman booties, Coach sunglasses

I think that every printed item in my closet has been given to me by a family member for Christmas or my birthday. This blouse is no exception. I am awful at forcing myself to buy patterned items, and thus 90% of my closet is filled with solid shirts, skirts, and pants. When my mother-in-law gave me this beautiful blouse for my birthday, I instantly loved it - I got to add a printed item to my closet without having to shop for it! Win-win. Paired with black pants, black boots, and a messy bun, it was the perfect outfit for a Sunday evening date.

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DSC_7974Despite being under the weather all day yesterday with an unpleasant stomach bug, I still managed to make time around my naps for some quality time with my husband, siblings, and the numerous family friends that come traipsing through our house on any given day. The holidays are truly the best time of the year.

Here's hoping that tomorrow is a healthier day! Enjoy your Tuesday.