Wednesday, July 29, 2015

It Happened

We did happy hour together.

So the pictures may be a bit blurry (it was well after 5:30 and we were a couple of glasses wine deep).... but what really matters is that we blogged! Together! Huzzah!

Karen says...

I bought a few things for dirt cheap at the latest J.Crew Factory sale.  Wish they made this easy to wear shift in every color!  And although it goes for casual, the material is nice enough for work (with a cardigan).

It was perfect on a summer evening for drinks with Paloma.

(Oh.  And the left heel gave out on these trusty Sole Society blurred leopard pumps.  Sadness!)

Shoes: Sole Society (maybe these next?)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff x Rent the Runway 

Paloma says...

Wow. I really really really suck at blogging this summer. I keep saying that its just that work has been so busy that I haven't had the time to blog, but the reality is that I think I kinda wanted to take a little break.  I talked about it a few months back - losing the energy and excitement I once had for blogging - and I think stepping back for awhile has allowed me to get to a place where I have started to miss it.

In any event, last week Karen and I met up for happy hour with a few other former/current co-workers (which, as always, was super fun) and of course since we were together we HAD to take a blog photo.  Hopefully this photo is just the beginning of my return to the blog!

Tank: Old Navy (similar)
Skirt: Halogen
Shoes: Just Fab (alternative)
Necklace: Madewell (alternative)
Bag: Madewell
Cardigan (not pictured): Madewell (similar)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday I'm in Love

.... with palazzo pants.

Had a conversation with a co-worker in the elevator where she complimented me on my pants, and then mentioned that they must feel (read: look) like jammie pants.  I was like, yes, I feel guilty wearing these, but hopefully they're stylish, too?  And she assured me that I was pulling it off.  But, in full disclosure, I do feel a tiny bit indulgent wearing these all-too-comfy pants to work.

The best part is, they're from Target and I never had to alter them!  So they fell straight to the ground with a pair of chunky wedges.  And comfy on casual Friday.  Yes!

Top: Zara (BCBG similar)
Pants: Target (similar)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Rent the Runway
Chunky gold necklace: H&M (chunkier here)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First, Fourth, Eighth

A little behind on July blogging already so here are three outfits from the first, the Fourth, and today (the eighth).  With some light commentary on each.

First.  Can't get enough of navy and white, with a peach colored shell to fill in the gaps.

Shell: J.Crew (similar and on sale!)
Jacket: Anthropologie (similar)
Skirt: Velvet (similar and what a steal!)
Shoes: Frau (Frau heels may be the best ever)
Clutch: Phillip Lim 3.1 (timeless!)

Fourth.  Best buy of the season - a stars and stripes pashmina from Forever 21.  

Pashmina: Forever 21

Eighth.  Feeling very summery, and after vegan lunch in Echo Park, thought I was very much in the same schematic as this tattoo parlor.

Top: Topshop (like this)
Skirt: H&M (more subtle by LOFT)
Heels: The Limited (similar)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


So... I realize that I said I was going to try to blog every day this week, and I am only just posting for the first time on Wednesday.  But hey, better than not at all!

Sporting this great new blouse today from a most unexpected place - J.C. Penney! I saw this post and immediately had to have that skirt, so headed to J.C. Penney's website to order it, and while there realized they had a pretty nice collection of blouses so ended up snagging a couple. And I have to say, I am pretty impressed! Good quality, flattering shape, and I love the color. Plus, I got so many compliments on it today - yay!

Blouse: J.C. Penney (on crazy sale)
Skirt: Halogen (similar)
Shoes: Nine West (love this d'orsay style alternative)
Earrings: gift (similar)
Ring: H&M (alternative)