Waffle and a Blazer

After seeing these patterns together, I couldn’t wait to pair this paisley velvet blazer with this fox-print waffle shirt. Halloween and pub trivia seemed to be the right occasion. Blazer, BSB (thrifted). Shirt, Mossimo. Jeans, Old Navy. Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Bag, Steve Madden. Earrings, Charming Charlie. To make this the lamest nod at Halloween, […]

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Add Color to Your Wardrobe

When I lived in Cincinnati, Londyn and I got together once or twice a month. We inevitably ended up dishing on fashion – what we liked, what we wanted, what we bought, and what other people said to us about the clothes we wore. Oddly enough, we both heard a similar comment from our coworkers […]

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Pop of Purple

As I’ve transitioned to a more limited color palette, I removed the purple from my wardrobe. Buh-bye silky purple bomber jacket, purple mary janes, and purple peacock dress. Purple has never looked great with my coloring, so it’s absence is no loss. The only time I miss it is when I want to create another […]

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Lucky Cat

How do you make one outfit work for both a military promotion ceremony and a Halloween-themed speech competition? Black, leopard, and optional cat ears. Jacket, Xhilaration (thrifted). Dress, Express. Shirt, FY2 (thrifted). Tights, Me Moi. Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Necklace, thrifted. Bag, Nordstrom Rack. The two events: My friend’s promotion speech Beefy won BOTH portions […]

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Put a Blazer on It

A blazer can be magic. It transforms jeans and hoodie into an Outfit (capital “O”)! Of course, a killer pair of heels doesn’t hurt, either. Blazer, J Crew (consignment). Hoodie, So. Tee, Mossimo. Jeans, Old Navy. Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. While a blazer is magic, it probably doesn’t dress this outfit up enough for an […]

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KISS

I’m sure you’ll be surprised to hear I can sometimes over think an outfit. Today, I reminded myself to “Keep It Simple, Stupid,” and selected a fit and flare dress, denim vest, leggings, and my favorite western boots. Vest, Tinseltown (cut from a consignment jacket). Dress, Shein. Leggings, Amour. Boots, Ariat. Sunglasses, Charming Charlie. Bag, […]

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Nice Outfit

I felt really good about this outfit because an old man in the produce section of Raley’s said, “Nice outfit!” Granted, I was reaching overhead for a plastic bag at the time and my skirt was probably riding up a bit . . . but I’ll take the compliment. Hat, Nine West. Vest, AC-3998 (cut […]

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Rainy Day Curls

When rain is in the forecast, I either reach for the curling iron or a hat. Sleek, straight hair is an impossibility when a storm front moves in. Poncho, Aziza. Shirt, Jones New York (thrifted). Skirt, Bass (thrifted). Boots, Steve Madden. Earrings, Stardust Remembered. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff. I can’t complain about the rain. We need […]

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Meetup

If you’re in the Sacramento area, I hope you join the Sacramento Fashion and Style Meetup! I attended the inaugural meeting today and can’t wait for the next one. Shirt, Mossimo. Skirt, Mural (consignment). Boots, Lauren Ralph Lauren. Bag, El Paso Saddleblanket Co. Sunglasses, Coco Sunglasses. Earrings, tourist shop in Bridgeport, CA. We met for […]

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Two Interviews

I had two very different interviews, today. One in the pet industry and the other in beauty. But I made one plaid chiffon blouse work for both! Jacket, BCBG Max Azria (consignment). Blouse, Romeo + Juliet. Jeans, Old Navy. Boots, Steve Madden. Earrings, Rose Bowl Flea Market. Bag, Rebecca Minkoff. Thankfully, this blouse does not […]

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