Summer Gingham

wearing a black and white gingham dress

What a serious heatwave we’ve been having lately… I hope you’ve been staying cool, hydrated, and safe from heatstroke. Lately I’ve been drinking an extra glass of water every day. I cut back on coffee, too, but there’s only so much you can do before a portable fan and bulk supply of mini Evian spray bottles start sounding like good idea.

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Winter Details

winter outfit details - wearing a burberry wool trench coat, helmut lang leggings and a mansur gavriel mini bucket bag

I got this funny faux-fur charm as a Christmas gift and it’s been coming with me everywhere. It also made me remember how much I like tying square scarves onto my bags, so I brought a few of them out of storage.

The weather’s been so warm lately that I’ve decided to stop purchasing winter clothing for the rest of the season. I’m trying to be more mindful about the purchases I make this year, so I started a list of what I’m looking for.

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Fall Flower Dress

I bought this dress at the height of summer, but with long sleeves it was a definite no-go until the days became cooler. I could see it possibly being an okay winter dress, too, but we’ll see.

Kim took these photos for me ages ago. I did mean to post them in September as sort of an early fall look, but it turns out that we’re well into fall and still having some late summer weather.

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Happy Halloweekend! + Neighborhood Decorations Tour

frida kahlo halloween costume

Boo! Happy Halloween! In keeping with tradition, I put together a costume from the contents of my closet. You may remember this one from last year– I’m Frida Kahlo. She’s a favorite of mine, and I’ve always found her work deeply thought-provoking.

In addition to my Frida outfit, I also took a short walking tour through the neighborhood. We have a lot of excellent decorations this year. Everyone went all-out!

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Light + Dark

what to wear to a bridal shower

I wore this to a recent bridal shower on a day that I wasn’t really feeling another of my summer dresses. Over the past few months I haven’t posted very many outfits, and part of the reason is that I’ve purchased very few things. Spring 2015 trends didn’t have much to offer me both body type and personal style-wise.

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Dressed-Up Denim Shorts

Dressed up summer shorts outfit: blue lace blouse, j.crew sunflower necklace, relaxed fit shorts

I don’t wear shorts very often because I feel like they de-age me by about ten years, which is something that I’m actually trying to avoid. Anyone else have the problem of appearing too young? Generally I think it’s most problematic in the workplace (clients don’t take you seriously, you can have difficulty establishing authority, etc.), but it can just be a problem, period. I’ve even had cashiers in stores ask me if I wanted to use my mother’s rewards account for purchases. Oy.

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Mixing It Up

Jachs New York Skylar Shirt and Reiss Hayden Circle Skirt

I hope you’ve been having a nice spring! Allergy season has been giving me trouble– I’ve been feeling generally foggy for the past few weeks. I am very pale with very dark circles lately. Is it just me or does it seem like a particularly allergy-prone spring? I don’t think my spring allergies have ever been this bad. Hopefully it’ll be less intense soon….

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