Dress Well: Dressed and Ready

J. Crew shirt (old), Joe's jeans (old), Shoedazzle shoes (old), J. Crew necklace (not in stock), J. Crew bracelet, J. Crew bangles, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

From the outset, this was a very long week. And Wednesday was the longest part (as you likely gathered from yesterday's post). On Wednesday I knew I wouldn't be able to control how long my day was, but I could control one thing - how I felt. So I wore a combination of all my favorite clothes - my best J. Crew shirt (see sidebar for proof), my favorite necklace (are you tired of seeing it yet?), heels (for once), and my comfiest jeans. Somehow, feeling comfortable in my clothes and in my skin all day made coming home and changing into sweatpants all the more enjoyable.

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What will be the motto of this weekend? SLEEP. I'm sure today will be forever long (ever feel like you can't even see the end of your to-do list?), but Saturday will save me. I hope you have something equally enjoyable in store.

Dress Well: Short and Sweet

Madewell blouse, Joe's jeans (old), Shoedazzle heels (old), Birds on a Wire  necklace c/o, J. Crew bracelet, TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

I don't usually go for short shirts, but something about this one just works for me. Maybe it's the cut, or the print, or the fabric, or my tastes are just different, but it took all of two seconds for me to decide that this baby had to come home with me after trying it on at the store. I also love how it perfectly matches one of my favorite pairs of heels. Add a big necklace and you've got an outfit I will be wearing on repeat for months to come.

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Have a great day!

Dress Well: Rise to the Occasion

Club Monaco blouse (similar), Joe's jeans (similar), Shoedazzle shoes (old), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

This was one of those weeks that really required me to rise to the occasion. Work turned into a relentless stream of stuff - all week I've been swimming along, just trying to keep my head above water. When I took these pictures on Thursday morning, I'd just come off of a work-til-2AM night...not generally the best situation to leave you looking (and feeling) your best. But phoning it in for a day wasn't an option, so I turned to my tried-and-true strategy: dressing well to make myself feel better. And guess what? Still works.

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Today will be a sprint to the finish, work-wise, but you know what? I wouldn't change a thing. I couldn't be happier about where I am right now. Also, tomorrow morning we're flying to Dallas to attend a friend's wedding! I'm really looking forward to a weekend of celebrating love and happiness - I'm pretty sure it will be the perfect way to rejuvenate after a crazy week!

Have a wonderful weekend - see you back on Monday!

Dress Well: Cold Day in July

Anthropologie sweater (old), Paige jeans (similar), Shoedazzle shoes, Madewell necklace, Tory Burch bag

Oh my goodness, y'all - it is COLD here in San Francisco. Yesterday alone I heard three different people on the street quoting Mark Twain: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." He wasn't lying. Saturday night it was 50 degrees, so I ventured out to Pizzeria Delfina wearing a cable-knit sweater. My husband and I then huddled under a heat lamp while waiting to get a table. I don't say this often, but this weekend I was a bit jealous of the 100-degree heat experienced by the rest of the country.

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DSC_5695In case you guys were wondering about my wavy hairstyle, the method for getting stick-straight hair to look like this is really complicated: put slightly damp hair in a top knot for an hour or so and take it out right before you leave. I briefly considered using a curling iron, but man...who has that kind of time?

Have a wonderful Monday!