Friday, December 30, 2011

Art deco

Yay--it's so nice to be home this week on break and be able to take outfit pictures outside in this great 70 degree weather!  This sweater was a great find at Target--it's a thin cotton knit with a lovely drapey fit and comes in many bright colors!  I was tempted by the mustard and turquoise as well.

Outfit details
Top: Target
Skirt: Madewell
Shoes: No 6
Accessories: Vintage necklace and cuff

Thursday, December 29, 2011

More plaid

Here's a solo outfit pic snapped from our trip to Missouri.  It was a warm and sunny 40 degrees when we were up there which makes me laugh b/c if it's 40 in Austin, I'm in bed under the heat blanket.  Hope everyone had a good time with family and friends this holiday season!

Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Vest: Anthropologie
Jeans: Paige
Shoes: Uggs
Accessories: Jas MB bag

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Madewell Spring 2012 Lookbook

Oh happy day!  Images from the new Madewell spring lookbook are online!  Check out the entire lookbook at Lucky magazine.  Big thanks to Jcrew Afficionada and Will Work for Shoes for the scoop!  Here are a few of my favorite looks:

I've got a few similar pieces already I can't wait to mix and I simply adore the green and striped dresses!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Lululemon rehearsal top

Here's a different silhouette from my norm: a long flowy top and skinnier bottom.  This Lululemon top is the softest top ever--I would say go check it out but then you'd be sucked into buying just about everything at that store and be broke by the new year.  I know I am.

Outfit details
Top: Lululemon
Pants: Gap
Shoes: No 6
Accessories: Jcrew locket

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Season of Giving

Check out the lovely Linda's blog today where I share three items for my favorite people!
(and stay to check out her stylish outfits and creative doodles!)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


My birthday outfit--went to the Anthro sale early for some dealz and then BK took me out for breakfast with lots of scones and clotted cream.  I finally broke out my new T by Alexander Wang asymmetrical top--it is so lovely on, I'm addicted!

Outfit details
Top: T by Alexander Wang
Jacket: Madewell
Jeans: AG
Shoes: No 6
Accessories: Jas MB Melissa
Candace Ang necklace

Monday, December 19, 2011

Jcrew lady lace popover

Here's an outfit from this weekend, worn to a casual work party.  I love this lady lace popover from Jcrew--the lace is such a gorgeous detail.  I took my new Jas MB bag out for a spin--it's smaller than my other bags so I can't hold my usual bug spray etc. but on the plus side it's not super heavy and is perfect for events or all day shopping trips.

Outfit details
Sweater: Jcrew
Jeans: AG
Shoes: No 6
Accessories: Jas MB Melissa

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Birthday pup

Happy birthday to Link dog--the best companion, snugglebug and puppy model anyone could ever have!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Jcrew blouson dress in royal paisley

I broke out my new Jcrew dress for our Christmas party at Uchiko where there was lots of delicious food and great conversation with Grechen and Sydney.  I'm really glad I found this dress on super sale, I adore the print and was torn between it and the pencil skirt.  We had a freak day of 70 degree weather and even though it was raining, I loved it--I can't wait to get back to hot weather and my summer wardrobe.  Good thing winters in Texas are short!
Outfit details
Cardigan: Jcrew
Dress: Jcrew
Shoes: Camper
Accessories: Madewell necklace
vintage mice belt, vintage bow bracelet

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I heart stripes

I've been stalking Jcrew sale for popbacks of striped tees and ended up with 3 more. Can anyone say "intervention"?

Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Skirt: Madewell
Shoes: No.6
Accessories: Jcrew locket and belt
My new (to me) vintage heart padlock bracelet!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tess Dress

Here's an outfit from last week during our mini holiday pop up shop at Link Coworking. The Tess Margaret is one of my favorites, with a slim bodice and full skirt. Thank you Sydney for the picture!

Outfit details
Sweater jacket: Jcrew
Dress: Tess Dress
Shoes: Nine West
Accessories: Jcrew necklace
vintage kissing mice belt and bracelets

Sunday, December 11, 2011


BK and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this weekend!  We went estate sale hunting in Elroy, TX, ate lobster rolls at a local food trailer, watched a matinee of The Muppets and went out to dinner at Perla's where I wore the above outfit. Here's to another 7 years! (hey you gotta take it one step at a time right? :)

Outfit details
Top: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Dress: T by Alexander Wang
Shoes: Seychelles
Accessories: Jcrew necklace
Vintage and Shaesby rings

And check out my awesome anniversary present by St. Kilda!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Anthropologie sweater sale

Anthropologie is having a great 50% off sale on full priced sweaters and outerwear today and tomorrow!  I've imbibed a bit too much already with all the great sales so I'm not sure if I'm going to partake in this one, but just in case, here are a few goodies I'm eyeing...

Angled Boucle Cardigan--looks so soft and cozy and I love the cropped length which is great over dresses!
Shallop Pullover--yay stripes!  This sweater is super soft and has these cute buttons running down the side
Cloud Knit Sweatercoat--I'll need about a 2nd cut sale before this one is within my price range.  It seems like it would be super versatile (just like my Downy Loops vest!)

Kites and Constellations Cardigan--a unique twist to your basic navy cardigan.  Love the constellations detail!
Cashmere Boatneck--the name says it all: cashmere with an interesting funnel boat neck
Winking Sky Cardigan--cardgan + beading = grandma approved!

Are you excited about anything from the Anthropologie sweater/outerwear sale?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Downy Loops Vest

I snapped up this cozy vest at Anthropologie's Black Friday sale and have hopes that it will be the most versatile piece in my wardrobe this winter.  I'm looking forward to pairing it with maxi skirts and dresses and worn over button down tops and sweaters.  As for my thermal tee in this picture, I'm usually not a pink girl, but somehow I make the exception for neon pink!
Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Vest: Anthro
Pants: Madewell
Shoes: Uggs
Accessories: Madewell necklace

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jcrew Blythe top

I patiently waited for this Blythe silk blouse to go on sale but the problem is, now it's just a bit too chilly to wear silk!  I felt like I was putting on an ice cube in the morning.  Maybe next time I'll try a cami underneath?

Outfit details
Top: Jcrew
Skirt: Anthropologie
Shoes: No. 6

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Ships in the night

Just a simple button down and pants outfit for the work week.  I've discovered another addiction, one that might rival my cardigan, belt and dress addictions.  I introduce to you--the humble button down.  They can be silk, cotton or flannel; plaid, checked or quirky--I'll take them all! (and some better lighting for these pictures)

Outfit details
Top: Anthro
Pants: Madewell
Shoes: No. 6
Accessories: Bora ring