Dress Well: Tweed-ledee


J. Crew shirt (old), J. Crew coated jeans (similar), Rag&Bone booties, J. Crew necklace (no longer available), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Happy Monday, everyone! The pictures in these post are from two weekends ago, when I wore this out to a dinner with some friends of ours. Lately, I’ve been making an extra effort to appreciate the items that are already in my closet, rather than going out and buying new things. This shirt was the beneficiary of that strategy–I got it as a Christmas present in 2013, and have not worn it enough since!






And just in case you were under the impression that I look photogenic all the time, I thought I’d provide some proof that I most definitely do not:

DSC_8358I’m going to warn you now: my blog posting schedule over the next two or three weeks will be spotty at best. I just got home from a weekend trip to Austin–I was there to celebrate a friend’s bachelorette party, and while the weekend was lots of fun, I got zero outfit photos. I’m also leaving for a whirlwind of business trips tomorrow, heading out to Pittsburgh, then onto LA, and then finally back to San Francisco. All of that means I probably won’t be able to post again this week, and might be a little short on posts next week. However, I’ll do my best to grab photos where I can!

Have a great week.

Dress Well: Comfort Is Key


American Eagle sweater, J. Crew leggings, Tory Burch boots (old), very old necklace, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

This past weekend was one of my favorite weekends in recent history. We spent most of our time sleeping, eating, and spending time with good friends, both old and new. In order to accommodate all of those activities, I also spent most of the weekend dressed in the comfiest clothes I could find. This is the outfit I wore to a morning brunch at Park Tavern, one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco (more about our San Francisco favorites coming to the blog on Wednesday!). I picked out these stretchy leggings + loose sweater to allow for maximum pancake consumption. Do people pick their brunch outfits for any other reason?





It’s funny–for two years now, Oscars season has felt like a mini-semester of school, with my husband and I cramming in all of the Best Picture nominees (and as much critical analysis as we can stomach) before the Academy Awards air. When the telecast ended last night, it felt like the semester had ended, and despite expecting all A’s, we came home with all B’s.  I mean…Birdman? Really? Sure, it was good…but it was no Boyhood. Heck, it wasn’t even as enjoyable as The LEGO Movie. Also, can we nominate Common to make all awards acceptance speeches from here on out?

We also managed to squeeze in a viewing of American Sniper right before the Academy Awards aired. Since I wasn’t able to provide you with an opinion last week, here it is now: like many others, I felt that the entire movie seemed like an enormous missed opportunity. It’s easy to imagine Chris Kyle’s fascinating life and legacy being taken in about a dozen different directions to make a complex and interesting movie. However, the painfully clunky screenplay and complete lack of nuance in American Sniper squandered the pure potential of the story: I wish they had a do-over. I will say, though, that Bradley Cooper managed to milk every bit of nuance out of a script that did him no favors primarily by becoming a true student of Chris Kyle’s life and affect. The depth of his talent continues to impress, and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Okay–that’s enough movie talk for quite a long time, isn’t it? I’ll give it a break for now.

Happiest of Mondays to you all!

Dress Well: Movie Date


Madewell shirt, Current/Elliott jeans, Rebecca Minkoff sandals (old), Anthropologie necklace, Anthropologie bag (old), Ray-Ban sunglasses

This past weekend, we had some of the warmest, summeriest weather I have ever experienced here in San Francisco. For three days only we all had the opportunity to pull out our best beach clothing and soak up every perfect 75-degree ray we could catch. It was the only sunlight these pasty-white arms have seen in a very long time.

Of course, given our Oscar movie quest, my husband and I burned a few sunlight hours in a dark movie theater watching Whiplash. We mostly went to go see it to cross it off the “see all Best Picture nominees” list, but I ended up enjoying it immensely. It’s similar to Birdman in that I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone, but I think that people who either a) love playing musical instruments and/or b) are intensely competitive [like I am] will find a lot to, if not love, at least enjoy.







 It’s been a strangely quiet week, so I’m looking forward to the mini-glut of social events we have planned for the upcoming weekend. I hope you’re looking forward to something fun as well. See you back here on Monday.