Dress Well: My Oscar Party Outfit

J. Crew shirt (similar), J. Crew cardigan (old), Paige jeans (similar), Rocket Dog boots, Michael Kors watch (similar), J. Crew bracelet, Tory Burch bag (similar), Tory Burch sunglasses (similar)

We had initially planned to watch the Oscars at a friend's apartment, but due to some technical difficulties with my friend's TV, we shifted the party location to our apartment at the last minute. I had no problem with that - knowing that everyone was going to be in my home just solidified my decision to bust out a comfortable, laid-back outfit in which to enjoy the three and a half hour Oscar telecast. My husband and I hopped up to our roof right before our friends came over to document this outfit - could the light have been any prettier? I don't think so.

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DSC_2843Did you guys watch the Oscars? I have to admit, I LOVE the Academy Awards. The dresses are beautiful, but my favorite part is the actual handing out of awards. There is something so uplifting about appreciating the combined beauty of art and effort, and I truly enjoy watching people who have labored in love for so long get appreciated for that work. Now that the Oscars are over, what I'm excited for is next year's batch of fantastic movies!

Have a wonderful Monday.

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.