Saturday, December 31, 2016

A Year in Review: 2016 Edition

As 2016 comes to a close, I find myself struggling with my end-of-year post that has become a tradition. Blogging has taking a backseat this year, and so I haven't been as conscientious about jotting down outfit and purchase tidbits throughout the year. It's now New Year's Eve and I'm sitting here having a hard time organizing my thoughts. Gonna give it my best shot though, so here we go:

- My favorite casual outfits from this past year are:
2016 favorite casual outfits
[from L -> R]  one  |  two  |  three  |  four

- The line between my work and casual outfits have become more and more blurred as I've taken liberties with my interpretation of "business casual." For favorite work outfits, I couldn't just pick four, so here are my top 5:
2016 favorite work outfits
[from L -> R]  one  |  two  |  three  |  four  |  five

- Clothing-wise, my favorite purchases this year has be items that were in heavy rotation and worn repeatedly (multiple times a week even): a white midi skirt, a baby blue peplum top, and a navy turtleneck sweater tunic (sold here - extra 60% off).

My favorite accessory purchase is a boxy black crossbody bag that came with 2 straps (canvas, leather) by Saint Laurent (sold at SL / Nordstrom / Barney's / Saks). My friend Y actually purchased this bag in the early part of the year when we were abroad in Europe. I loved it on her then and immediately put it on my short-list when I was considering options with a canvas strap. This bag is different from my usual with an obvious logo monogram front and center... but can I gush about how much I love the canvas strap (for the third time)?
2016 favorite purchases
[top row]  one
[bottom row from L -> R]  one  |  two  |  three

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who still visits my blog, whether daily or once in a blue moon. All your comments, constructive criticisms, and support mean so much. Cheers to a continuation of blogging fun and excitement in 2017!

Monday, December 26, 2016

Cozy in Sherpa Sweater + OTK Boots

black parka, gray striped turtleneck, gray sherpa lined open cardigan, black crossbody bag, gray over the knee suede boots
black parka, gray striped turtleneck, gray sherpa lined open cardigan, black crossbody bag, gray over the knee suede boots
black parka, gray striped turtleneck, gray sherpa lined open cardigan, black crossbody bag, gray over the knee suede boots
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code SHOP40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka - sz XS (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM)
turtleneck: J.Crew tissue turtleneck tee in heather stripe (this season's sold here)
sweater: H&M pile-lined cardigan (similar - extra 40% off w/code WISHLIST; similar)
phone case: H&M (great dupe; similar)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 50% off w/code TREATS; similar)
bag: Saint Laurent medium Universite bag (sold at Saint Laurent / Nordstrom / Barney's / Saks)
boots: Stuart Weitzman Lowland over the knee boots in londra - TTS (sold at Nordstrom / Revolve Clothing / Bloomingdale's / Zappos)

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ho Ho Ho

plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, santa tshirt, skinny jeans
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, santa tshirt
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, santa tshirt, skinny jeans, flannel flats with embroidered scotty dog
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 50% off w/code HOLIDAY50)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: LOFT herringbone plaid infinity scarf (this season's sold here - 50% off w/code TREATS)
tees: Old Navy relaxed crew neck tee - sz S (sold here - $6);
Ann Taylor jewel neck long sleeve tee (similar - 40% off w/code GIFTNOW)
jeans: Articles of Society Mya skinny jeans in Tahoe - sz 25 (sold here)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
shoes: Talbots Georgina flats with embroidered scotty dog - runs narrow, sz 6.5 (sold here - $59.99)

Friday, December 23, 2016

Winter (Tee) Casual

light gray baseball cap, gray military jacket, taupe open cardigan, winter graphic tee, black skinny jeans, black sneakers
light gray baseball cap, gray military jacket, taupe open cardigan, winter graphic tee, black skinny jeans
light gray baseball cap, gray military jacket, taupe open cardigan, winter graphic tee, black skinny jeans, black sneakers
hat: ASOS plain baseball cap (sold here - $5.50; similar)
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 50% off w/code HOLIDAY50)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
jacket: Levi's cotton twill utility jacket - sz S (sold here - 45% off)
sweater: LOFT shawl open cardigan (similar - 50% off; similar - 50% off w/code HOLIDAY50)
top: Gap winter graphic long sleeve tee - sz S (sold here - 40% off w/code WINTER)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off w/code FESTIVE40; similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
shoes: Nike Free 5.0 running shoes - sz 6.5 (this season's sold at Nordstrom / Zappos)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

3 Ways: Navy on Navy

I've been on a navy kick. A color that's not quite black, but just as easy to wear, imo. One of my favorite purchases this winter has been this LOFT chunky turtleneck sweater. Paired with an navy peacoat, I've been having lots of fun with "different" looks by changing up the accessories.
3 ways to wear: navy on navy
[left]: outfit details   /   [center]: outfit details   /   [right]: outfit details below

reindeer patterned knit beanie with pom pom, navy peacoat, navy sweater tunic, black skinny pants, cognac brown suede ankle boots
hat: Old Navy sweater-knit pom-pom beanie in black reindeer (similar; similar)
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (may still be in stores)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat - sz 00 (this season's sold here - extra 40% off w/code GIFTNOW; similar - 50% off)
sweater: LOFT cowl sweater tunic in forever navy - sz S (sold here - extra 40% off w/code FESTIVE40; similar - 50% off)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off w/code FESTIVE40; similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
shoes: H&M suede ankle boots (similar - 25% off; similar - 33% off)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Grunge

My coworker and I were taking a break at Panera when a Pearl Jam song started playing over the speakers. He started jamming along and unbeknownst to me, I gave him a look because he then said, "...Pearl Jam. From the '90s." To which I responded with, "I've heard of Pearl Jam...?" Not a very convincing answer to say the least, but he wouldn't give up. On a last ditch effort, he said, "Grunge. Like your outfit!"
gray military jacket, red buffalo checked button up shirt, gray tee, black skinny jeans, black crossbody bag, gray suede pumps
gray military jacket, red buffalo checked button up shirt, gray tee, black skinny jeans, black crossbody bag
gray military jacket, red buffalo checked button up shirt, gray tee, black skinny jeans, black crossbody bag, gray suede pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (may still be in stores)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
jacket: Levi's cotton twill utility jacket - sz S (sold here - 45% off)
shirt: J.Crew Factory classic button-down shirt in flannel in buffalo red (this season's sold here - on sale; similar - 40% off w/code BRHOLIDAY)
top: Vince Little Boy tee (similar; similar - 51% off w/code HAPPY)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off w/code FESTIVE40; similar)
bag: Saint Laurent medium Universite bag (sold at Saint Laurent / Nordstrom / Barney's / Saks)
shoes: Manolo Blahnik gray suede BB pumps in 70mm (sold at Nordstrom / Barney's / BG / NM; similar)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cold Weather Fun

reindeer knit pom beanie, black parka, black skinny jeans, yellow sneakers
reindeer knit pom beanie, black parka, dark gray draped top, black skinny jeans, yellow sneakers
hat: Old Navy sweater-knit pom-pom beanie in black reindeer (similar; similar)
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code JOY)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Cuyana alpaca infinity scarf - thanks to ShopStyle (sold here; similar - 25% off)
coat: Canada Goose Victoria parka - sz XS (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's / Shopbop / Revolve Clothing / NM)
top: lucy uplifting wrap (similar - on sale; similar)
phone case: H&M (great dupe; similar - 40% off)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 50% off w/code GIFTS; similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
shoes: New Balance for J.Crew 711 mesh sneakers in bitter melon - sz 6.5 (sold here)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Navy / Black + Camel

navy peacoat, camel scarf, navy cowlneck sweater, black skinny jeans, leopard pumps
navy peacoat, camel scarf, navy cowlneck sweater, black skinny jeans
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (similar - 50% off)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat - sz 00 (this season's sold here - 40% off w/code HOLIDAY)
sweater: LOFT cowl sweater tunic in forever navy - sz S (sold here - 50% off)
phone case: H&M (great dupe; similar - 40% off)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar; similar)
bag: Chanel reissue in 226 (pre-owned; similar)
shoes: J.Crew Colette d'orsay pumps in leopard calf hair - TTS, sz 6 (sold here - 40% off w/code HOLIDAY; similar - on sale)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Pale Pink / Light Gray

pink striped blanket scarf, lilac pink leather jacket, pale pink sweater, light gray pants, gray tote, gray suede pumps
pink striped blanket scarf, lilac pink leather jacket, pale pink sweater, light gray pants, gray tote
pink striped blanket scarf, lilac pink leather jacket, pale pink sweater, light gray pants, gray tote, gray suede pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code SHOP40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor blanket stripe scarf (this season's sold here - extra 60% off; similar - 30% off)
necklace: Ann Taylor pearlized stone statement necklace (similar - extra 20% off w/code SALE; similar)
jacket: Balenciaga original moto leather jacket in parme (similar; similar)
top: Banana Republic long-sleeve cozy top (similar - 40% off w/code GIFTS)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Bloomingdale's / Shopbop; similar)
phone case: H&M (sold here; similar)
pants: Zara chino trousers (similar; similar - 40% off w/code GIFTS)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold here; rent; similar)
shoes: Manolo Blahnik gray suede BB pumps in 70mm (sold at Nordstrom / Barney's / BG / NM; similar)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Faux Fur / Embossed Camellia

faux fur scarf, camel trench cape, striped turtleneck, red crossbody bag, black skinny pants, leopard pumps
faux fur scarf, camel trench cape, striped turtleneck, red crossbody bag, black skinny pants
faux fur scarf, camel trench cape, striped turtleneck, red crossbody bag, black skinny pants, leopard pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code SHOP40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor faux fur scarf (this season's sold here - 40% off w/code SHOP40; similar; similar - 40% off w/code BRWISH)
jacket: Cartonnier cropped swing trench - sz XS (similar; similar - 40% off w/code BRWISH)
turtleneck: Madewell whisper cotton turtleneck in wellton stripe - sz XS (sold here - extra 20% off w/code SPLURGE)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off w/code STYLEEVENT; similar)
bag: Chanel camellia WOC (similar - on sale; similar; similar - on sale)
shoes: J.Crew Colette d'orsay pumps in leopard calf hair - TTS, sz 6 (may still be in stores)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lemon Yellow

gray scarf, gray toggle duffle coat, gray asymmetric top, black skinny jeans, yellow sneakers
gray scarf, gray toggle duffle coat, gray asymmetric top, black skinny jeans, yellow sneakers
gray scarf, gray toggle duffle coat, gray asymmetric top, black skinny jeans, yellow sneakers
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code SHOP40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: H&M (this season's sold here)
coat: J.Crew classic duffle coat (this season's sold here - on sale; similar - on sale; similar - on sale)
top: Ann Taylor ponte side tie top - sz XS (sold here - 40% off w/code SHOP40; similar)
phone case: H&M (sold here; similar)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - 40% off w/code STYLEEVENT; similar)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
shoes: New Balance for J.Crew 711 mesh sneakers in bitter melon - sz 6.5 (sold here)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Embroidered With a Scotty Dog

Talbots Georgina flats with embroidered scotty dog
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, navy peacoat, plaid button up shirt, gray wool skirt, tights
plaid and herringbone infinity scarf, navy peacoat, plaid button up shirt, gray wool skirt, tights, flannel flats with embroidered scotty dog
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: LOFT herringbone plaid infinity scarf (this season's sold here - 40% off w/code WRAPUP)
coat: J.Crew Majesty peacoat - sz 00 (this season's sold here - 30% off w/code GETGIFTS)
shirt: Old Navy classic plaid flannel shirt in black watch (similar - $18; similar)
skirt: J.Crew wool bell skirt - sz 0 (this season's sold here, here - both 50% off)
tights: Forever 21 plain knit tights in grey (similar; similar)
bag: Saint Laurent medium Universite bag (sold at Saint Laurent / Nordstrom / Barney's / Saks)
shoes: Talbots Georgina flats with embroidered scotty dog - runs narrow, sz 6.5 (sold here - 30% off)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ooh La Leopard

faux fur scarf, plaid short trench coat, camel tunic sweater, black skinny pants, black crossbody bag, leopard pumps
faux fur scarf, plaid short trench coat, camel tunic sweater, black skinny pants, black crossbody bag
J.Crew Colette d'Orsay pumps in leopard calf hair
faux fur scarf, plaid short trench coat, camel tunic sweater, black skinny pants, black crossbody bag, leopard pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code PARTY40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor faux fur scarf (this season's sold here - 40% off w/code PARTY40; similar; similar)
jacket: Coach Tattersall short trench (similar - on sale)
sweater: Tory Burch Deanna (similar - 30% off; similar)
phone case: H&M (sold here; similar)
jeans: LOFT knit denim leggings (similar - $39.50; similar)
bag: Chanel reissue in 226 (pre-owned; similar - extra 30% off w/code FRIEND)
shoes: J.Crew Colette d'orsay pumps in leopard calf hair - TTS (sold here - 30% off w/code SHOPGIFTS)

Sunday, December 4, 2016

On the Go

gray baseball cap, navy blue turtleneck sweater tunic, black leggings, black tote, black sneakers
gray baseball cap, navy blue turtleneck sweater tunic, black leggings, black tote, black sneakers
hat: ASOS plain baseball cap (sold here - $7; similar)
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here - 40% off w/code PARTY40)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
sweater: LOFT cowl sweater tunic in forever navy - sz S (sold here - $30)
tee (layered under): J.Crew Factory (similar - 30% off w/code SHOPGIFTS)
phone case: H&M (sold here; similar)
leggings: Zella Live In reversible leggins - sz XS (sold here)
bag: Longchamp large Le Pliage (sold at Nordstrom / Bloomingdale's)
shoes: Nike Free 5.0 running shoes - sz 6.5 (this season's sold at Nordstrom / Zappos)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Pinks + Nudes

I've been going through an upheaval at work the last few weeks because the team I was on disbanded. Rumors had been swirling for awhile, so I can't say it was a huge surprise when it happened. However, I did have a hard time wrapping my head around the abrupt end to the team and how things quickly escalated afterwards. Everyone was placed on brand new teams -- some as soon as the following week. Unfortunately I was one of the unlucky ones who didn't get much of a say in where I landed.

A new team also meant a new seat, and so I went from a corner cubicle to a middle cubicle... one without an accompanying coat hook! With the temperatures dropping now, that just won't do. So I snagged a random chair that doesn't really belong to anyone and have been using it as my personal coat rack. It also doubles as a guest chair when others pay a visit. Well, except on days like today when I'm wearing a pink jacket (lest anyone think guys would be caught owning pink outerwear).
faux fur scarf, lilac pink leather jacket, light pink sweater, navy pants, nude bag, nude patent pumps
faux fur scarf, lilac pink leather jacket, light pink sweater, navy pants, nude bag
faux fur scarf, lilac pink leather jacket, light pink sweater, navy pants, nude bag
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Lakeside sunglasses (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
scarf: Ann Taylor faux fur scarf (this season's sold here; similar; similar)
jacket: Balenciaga original moto leather jacket in parme (similar; similar)
top: Banana Republic long-sleeve cozy top - sz XS (sold here - on sale; similar - 40% off w/code UPDATE)
ring: Elizabeth and James Windrose (sold at Bloomingdale's / Shopbop; similar)
phone case: H&M (sold here; similar)
pants: MICHAEL Michael Kors stretch ankle pants in new navy - sz 0P (sold here; similar)
bag: Valentino small glam lock shoulder bag in blush (sold here; similar)
shoes: Manolo Blahnik nude patent BB pumps in 70mm (sold here; similar)
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