November Progress Report

After finishing Pivot, by Jenny Blake, I can finally put a name to what I’m doing with my career: I’m in the pilot stage of the pivot cycle. What you see in the menu reflects most of the several projects I’m testing. I’m experimenting and gathering data to see what works. As I gain […]

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black and navy leopard silk blouse thrift suit presentation outfit ootd whatiwore2day

The last time I wore a suit, a bought-as-a-set suit, I was mistaken for a member of the hotel staff. It was my first sales conference and, although we dressed business casual at the office, I thought it would make a good impression to wear a suit to the event. Instead, I was asked to […]

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In the Now
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Sometimes I wonder if I’m “doing” San Francisco right. My leisure trips there always turn into aimless wandering, eating, and drinking. The city makes me feel present. I am so satisfied with each moment that I fail to have any sort of direction to my day. When it’s over, I have a hard time remembering […]

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How This Blog Has Changed My Life

Pretty grand title, huh? Well, it’s true; I’m a different person than I was when I started this blog, ten years ago. I’ve changed in lots of the little ways you’d expect: I’m more conscious of trends, I visit thrift stores more often, I dress more creatively and I shop more than before WIW2D. The […]

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overall dress denim jumper pinafore cowl neck sweater gray olive ootd whatiwore2day outfit

I was inspired by Caroline of Un-Fancy to wear a sweater beneath my denim jumper in her Three Ways to Wear Overalls for Fall post. I’d always assumed that anything bulky beneath my overall dress would be unflattering, but this cowl-neck sweater turned out just right. Sweater, Worthington (thrifted). Overall dress, Hydraulic (thrifted). Leggings, Mossimo. […]

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Screen Time
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I didn’t go shopping on Black Friday, but I didn’t #optoutside either. Instead, I spent way too much time looking at screens: computer screens, phone screens, movie screens. But I did it in pattern mixing style. Kimono, Carole Little (thrifted). Dress, Express. Belt, Lucky (consignment). Tights, Jockey. Boots, Sofft (consignment). Sunglasses, Earthbound Trading Co. Earrings, […]

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Storing and Displaying Accessories
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It’s been eight and a half years since I shared how I stored my accessories. Things have changed since spring of 2008. My style has evolved, trends have come and gone, and I moved to California. May 2008 and November 2016How am I storing and displaying my accessories, now? RingsI have about 20 rings, now, […]

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The Things We Do
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Another basketball game, another lame attempt at wearing some purple. These are the things we do for those we love. Watching sports is a supreme form of torture for me. However, I was pleased to find Otra Vez on tap at the new arena. And there were baby races during a time out. Poncho, Aziza. […]

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Fur Tango
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I’m not a follower. This has made partner dancing difficult. I frustrated the men in my attempts at ballroom dancing by fighting for the lead. I gave following another try this evening at my first tango class. Vest, Vero Moda (thrifted). Dress, Under Skies (consignment). Shirt, American Apparel. Tights, Target. Boots, Steve Madden. Bag, Nordstrom […]

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Please the People
vintage suede jacket faux fur collar ootd outfit whatiwore2day

I had originally planned to wear my tan, wool, J Crew blazer with this outfit, but was tempted by my newly thrifted suede and faux fur jacket at the last minute. I posted both looks to Instagram and Facebook and asked for opinions. Instagram users voted for the suede and faux fur jacket, while Facebook […]

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