Dress Well: Blue Fog

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Anthropologie shirt, Current/Elliott velvet-print jeans (available used on eBay), Steve Madden booties (on sale!), J. Crew necklace (similar), Rebecca Minkoff bag

I present to you: the return of the rooftop picture! It's been far too long since we last utilized the spectacular view our rooftop affords - as a result, I'm vowing to never again go so long without clambering out to the unfinished top of our apartment building. Isn't that sweeping view oh-so-worth living on the edge?

This post combines two things I love: this view of San Francisco, and this entire outfit. These jeans I've had for two years now, and I will never tire of them. They've got velvet appliqués: need I say more? Also, this is the most comfortable shirt that ever existed. Over the holidays I took a trip to Anthro with my husband's family, and both of his sisters and I walked out with this shirt courtesy of our lovely mother! It's miraculous Anthro hasn't sold out of them quite yet - get it while you can!

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 And because I'm incapable of taking myself seriously, and want you to know that the majority of photos I take are hideous:

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Did you guys have the pleasure of enjoying a three-day weekend this weekend? I did, although my husband didn't. We made the most of the weekend by cooking delicious dinners, going to delicious brunches (photos from one of those brunches later this week), and spending time with some of our closest friends. The photos above were taken right before we headed over to our friend's house for dinner, followed by a night at the comedy club. We saw Michael Yo (who I think I had seen before on Chelsea Lately). The surprising upside to his show is that he's from Houston, and talks about Houston in his act - I'm always happy to find a little hometown love in unexpected places.

I then spent my Monday flying solo, cleaning our apartment (which I enjoy...don't judge), getting my nails done, and doing a bit more cooking. I also got to catch up on the first two episodes of Girls, which I loved because Lena Dunham is an unselfconscious genius who I am happy to have as the "voice of our generation" (cue eyeroll at that phrase). All in all, it was a very nondescript day, but I am 100% okay with that.

 I'm not quite sure I'm ready to dive back into work today - but I suppose I don't have a choice. Have a great week, all!

Dress Well: Tweed Sleeves

J. Crew shirt, Current/Elliot jeans, Madewell booties, Madewell necklace. ?? Bracelet (gift from my sister-in-law!), All Saints leather jacket

Remember when I wished for this top back when I was making my birthday list? Well, over Christmas, Santa (ahem...my mom) checked it off my list! Tops that draw attention to the shoulders tend to look strange on me (because my shoulders are relatively wide), but something about the geometry of how the sleeves are cut on this top just works.

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I feel like I should have something interesting to share from my life here...but I don't. My days have pretty much solely consisted of work, work, working and then coming home and immediately falling asleep. I'm still struggling to get off of Virgin Islands time and back onto San Francisco time. Which is a bummer, because my narcolepsy is making it very difficult for me to make any headway on the most recent episodes of Downton Abbey. First world problems? Definitely.

Dress Well: Velvet and Stripes, and Everything Nice

J. Crew coat, J. Crew blouse (love this version), Current/Elliot velvet jeans, Sam Edelman booties, J. Crew necklace (similar), TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

You know those outfits that just make you feel awesome? That's this outfit for me. I mean, what's not to love? As I've told you guys many times, this is my all-time favorite shirt. Add it to velvet jeans (yes you read that right - velvet) and you have an outfit made in heaven. These pants are one of the best purchases I have ever made - I got them 60% off in Nordstrom's after Christmas sale and have treasured them dearly ever since. Maybe it's dumb to be that attached to pants, but come on...they're velvet!

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Dress Well: My Velvet-Print Pants

Club Monaco blouse, Current/Elliot jeans, J. Crew bracelet, Rag & Bone booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Tory Burch sunglasses (similar)

I generally would not consider myself to be a person who is drawn to velvet-print jeans. However, when I saw these babies over on Pink Peonies a few weeks ago, I was intrigued. When I subsequently found them on 60% off sale at Nordstrom (no longer the case, unfortunately), I was sold. And you know what? Best purchase in recent memory. Not only are they insanely comfortable, but I love how they add printed detail to my otherwise solid-color, slightly boring outfits. And who doesn't enjoy wearing velvet?

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DSC_2394The view from my rooftop deck. Luckiest. Girl. Ever.

I hope all of you had a great President's Day weekend. Mine included making fried chicken sandwiches with friends (yum!), going to yoga, going on lots of long walks, starting the first season of Breaking Bad with my husband, and babysitting the world's cutest baby. I'm sad it's over!

Have a great Tuesday.