work appropriate

Just Another Manic Monday

Dear Boston,

You’re way too aggressive for me on this Monday. No need to shove me out of the way to get to the train platform when the train isn’t there yet. No need to rush around like headless chickens just to get to work. Chill the fuck out. xo, me.

This weekend I was talking to a friend, saying that I have some really nice new clothes that I’m saving for the right occasion. I hate that idea- I’ve always felt that if I like it enough to buy it, I should just wear it when I want to. So I made a deal with myself. No shopping until I wear all the new stuff sitting in my closet that’s been unloved yet. Watch out, clothes. I’m gonna get my lovin’ all over you (eww).

I’m starting with this Celine jacket I got from a clothing swap back in the fall. Yes, I said  Celine! Gotta love those clothing swaps!


celine jacket pencil skirt

leopard print shirt work outfit

h&m celine ann klein

jacket- Celine

shirt- H&M

skirt- Tahari

shoes- Anne Klein

Business Barbie

I think I’ve shared my distaste for formal business wear. It feels like a costume on me, and not even a fun one like slutty schoolgirl or slutty cop or slutty um…single celled amoeba. But my job requires me to look professional once in a while so I thought I’d share my take on work appropriate with my new favorite jacket.

Outfit One
Different patterns but both (somewhat subtle) prints and subdued colors makes this more polished than free-spirited. And the ubiquitous black pants.

work appropriate outfit

mixed patterns for work


Outfit Two
The top of this dress fits a bit weird (truth: I don’t quite fill it out. le sigh). So I tried to disguise the bagginess with a button-down shirt peeking out from the blazer.

work appropriate outfit

work appropriate outfit

Jacket- Max Studio

Outfit One
shirt- H&M
pants- Gap
shoes- Enzo Angiolini

Outfit Two
shirt- Express
dress- Anne Klein
shoes- Anne Klein

Every Day Gets a Little Better

Every day is a little warmer, a little sunnier, and a little longer. Which makes me a lot happier!


yellow ruffles

black cropped pants

j.crew 3.1 phillip lim gap

Please note Calliope photobombing me in a desperate attempt to get let out. Apparently yesterday she made a squirrel screech in fright when she chased it up a tree. I’m so proud of my little hunter!

cardigan- J.Crew
shirt- 3.1 Phillip Lim
pants- Gap
shoes- Anne Klein


Earlier this week, La Vie J’aime posted a picture of herself wearing red eyeliner and I had to follow suit. I used Nars Exhibit A blush mixed with some stuff I have that turns powder eyeshadow into liquid eyeliner. I love it, although my mom found it more amusing than flattering. What do you think? Like it enough to give it a try?

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Black and White and Striped All Over

Perhaps I was subconsciously channeling Beetlejuice when I chose my outfit? I caught it this weekend, right at my favorite scene too- the one where all the boring adults are having dinner at start dancing and singing. I am physically incapable of changing the channel when that movie is on!

Come Mr. Tallyman, tally me banana!

Moving on… It’s hard to tell, but my dress has very thin pinstripes on it, making me a triple pattern (texture?) wearer. Still got less weird looks than yesterday’s yellow tights!


mixing patterns stripes

dress (as a skirt)- J.Crew
shirt- H&M
blazer- J.Crew
tights- Spanx
shoes- Chinese Laundry