Sunday, August 31, 2014


Usually I plan out what I'm going to wear the night before. But every now and then, there comes a morning when I wake up with no idea what I'm doing. When that happens, I usually reach for a dress I've had for a while, because how badly can I screw that up? 

Blogger Tricks

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Making It Work: Loafers

I fell in love with loafers by accident when browsing a J. Crew catalog (yes, catalog) about 10 years ago. I turned the page and there they were: a pair of bright red loafers. And I knew that I had to have them. There were way out of my budget, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. I started haunting the J. Crew website until they went on clearance, and snapped them up for a fraction of the original price. I was overjoyed when they arrived in the mail, and tried them on immediately. And then I promptly realized that I had no idea what I would ever wear them with.

Making It Work: Loafers

Friday, August 29, 2014

Shop update

For just a few more days, you can use the coupon code SUMMERBLOWOUT to save 35% off anything in my Etsy shop. So I thought I'd tempt you with a few items that I recently listed:

1970s boho maxi dress with daisy print | $32

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Domestic goddess

So the other day I found myself sweeping the kitchen while wearing a shirtwaist and pearls ...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Faking It

I noted last year that I'm apparently the only style blogger around who doesn't love fall. There's nothing inherently wrong with the season itself; I've said before that fall is the only sane season in upstate New York. But as pleasant as it usually is, I can't forgive fall for its role as a harbinger of winter. So when it got chilly enough last week (in August, for chrissake) for me to break out sweaters, jackets and boots, I was not happy.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Making it Work: Polo shirt

I'm a sucker for a good polo shirt, so this week's Making It Work is dedicated to just that. This is the third installment in a weekly series of posts about how to style clothes in a work-appropriate way.

Making It Work: Polo shirt

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shop(s) Update

So I am basically in denial about the fact that fall is almost here. But I can't ignore the signs any longer. The days are getting shorter; the leaves are starting to turn; and I saw my first pumpkin-related post on social media the other day. Yup, summer is coming to an end, boo. But, good news: that means big end-of-season sales!