Color Block


This outfit takes me back to my traditional corporate work days, when I dressed in pencil skirts and blazers most days, with my own wacky twist (I mean, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do). Now I work in a creative, no dress code environment, so my workday wardrobe resembles more of my weekend wardrobe (and yes, sometimes this is yoga pants), but I do occasionally miss dressing so polished regularly!  I dressed similar to this to work recently and was asked 15x why I was so dressed up!

When I worked in a traditional and conservative setting, I loved starting with a ladylike piece, like this dress, and then adding layers that represented my funkier personal style on top.  In this instance, I added a leather jacket to the dress, a studded belt, and topped it off with a fur vest.

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 dress c/o Julie Brown Designs | heels c/o | leather jacket c/0 | vest – Rachel Zoe, old, similar here and here (both on sale!) | belt, old, similar here | bag | earrings c/o | sunnies c/o | watch c/o | assorted David Yurman

How to you incorporate your personal style into your workday wardrobe?  I’d love to hear your tips!

Also there are a few New Year sales going on that I wanted to be sure to share with y’all:

Madewell: 30% off with code UPANDUP through 1/26

Old Navy: up to 50% off select items through 1/28

J.Crew: up to 70% off sale items with code FINDAFAVE through 1/27

Serena & Lily: 20% off with code FRESH through 1/26

Thank you so much for reading! XO -

Friday’s Five


- my obsession with navy nails and this mug – – homemade biscuits with apple butter –  – a new orchid that has too many blooms to count – – a lightened up orange chicken recipe that is actually quite delicious – – scoring some pretty ZARA pieces on major sale – Welcome to the weekend! [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Cape Town


I am first to admit I love a big ‘ol poncho.  I actually kept a big blanket poncho in my office for three years and would wrap that baby around me like a delicious blanket when I was working in Mississippi and the AC was always on blast.  Now I work in California, where the [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Minny’s Chocolate Pie


A few months back I told my sister-in-law I would bring a pie for Thanksgiving.  I have this problem of where I’m always wanting to try new recipes, which means that rather than opt for that tried-and-true dish that I know will be delicious, I take a risk on a new dish that may or [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Townhouse Tour on The Everygirl


headboard available here and here | bedding Some of you saw our little townhouse (sneak peek shared on CBL here) last week on The Everygirl, and if you did – thank you so much for your kind words on our space!  So here is where I share my Everygirl crush. I have read The Everygirl [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]

Santa Monica + Giveaway


Stripes and plaid… will this combination ever get old?  I don’t think so.  This is a go-to look for me in the fall and winter months when I want to look put together for a day of shopping or playing around town, and just what I went for when we were with my family in [ Continue Reading ⇨ ]