Black and Blue




20120823-114759.jpgJust a few quick pics of a simple (for me) ensemble I wore earlier this week. I didn’t actually have class this day – because I have the weirdest schedule ever this semester – but there were a couple workshops on campus that I wanted to go to, so I decided it was worth putting on clothes like a grown-up human being.

Oh, and I hope you’re not going to ask me how I tied this scarf, because I have no idea. I rolled it up a couple times, knotted it around my neck, and 6 hours later this is what it looked like.

Chicago Day 1



Thursday was day 1 of Chicago vacay 2012! We got into the city at noon and found our hotel after only a small hiccup (Google maps on my iPhone apparently doesn’t know the difference between East and West Chestnut). First on the agenda was a pint of 312 and a deep dish pizza. When in Rome…

And next was shopping! I did some damage on Michigan Avenue. But not too much. I got a maxi skirt, a striped peplum jacket, lime green cropped jeans, and a white watch. And I have my eye on some boots at Nordstrom that I might go back for tomorrow!

In the photos above, you will notice my super chic tourist style. That was a little sarcastic. I’ve learned the hard way that when I’m on a city vacation, I have to plan outfits around my most comfortable shoes or else I will be a complete pain in the ass by dinner time. Day 1’s shoe was a boat shoe, which was appropriate as I did in fact board a floating vessel.

We did a sunset boat cruise on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. The view was absolutely beautiful. Here are a few photos. More fun to come!




Chambray Take Two






This is only the second time I’ve taken my new chambray top out in the world. The chambray’s debut became one of my most popular posts, so that put a lot of pressure on me for take two. This is also the second go-around for my new bubble necklace. When I blogged the first bubble necklace outfit, I asked for input on how to style it next. I think the floral print dress got the most votes, so naturally I completely ignored the feedback and wore whatever I damn well felt like.

Not really…I do value your opinions, dear readers. It’s just that on Saturday, I had to go to Law Review Orientation (a.k.a The Over-Achievers Convention). It was a day spent listening to various speakers, eating pizza, and learning how to edit scholarly legal articles. Basically a bunch of smart people sitting around and soaking up each other’s awesomeness. Not exactly a sundress-worthy occasion. But I promise I will wear the dress/necklace combo sometime this summer.

Hope everyone has a great week! (I know I will, because I’m leaving for Chicago on Thursday!)

Bubble Necklace available in various colors at J. Crew or other less legit sources

Top available at Madewell

Maxed Out





Right now I am living vicariously through these photos of myself from last Thursday. Look at that unpuffy face that can actually make expressions besides ones of sadness and pain! And, more importantly, look at me all bathed and wearing real clothes. Ah, those were the days. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be stuck on the couch recovering from my wisdom tooth extraction, but you better believe that my first day back in the world will involve a celebratory outfit.

In the meantime, I’ll just try to fool myself into thinking I’m on “vacation.”

Was it Some Kind of Holiday?






Isn’t it so tacky to dress according to a theme? I would never do something like that. Yesterday evening I went to a movie (Moonrise Kingdom), so I opted for a casual ensemble. I wore jeans – which just happened to be blue – and a super soft t-shirt – which just happened to be red- and white-striped. Any resemblance to a certain country’s flag is purely coincidental.

Shirt: Club Monaco / Jeans: Seven / Shoes: Ann Taylor / Necklace and earrings: Target / Headband: J. Crew / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Double Duty: Cream silk top

Welcome to the first installment of a feature I am very uncreatively calling “Double Duty.” Sometimes when I get home from work and then I have to go out and do something else (errands, dinner, or in today’s case, volunteering), I want to change into something more comfy but without starting from scratch. Exhibit A (work):



(this is my serious looking-at-nature face)

Exhibit B (after work):


First outfit: Top: H&M / Pants: Benetton / Shoes: Nine West
Second outfit: Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Bakers

Ballerina on the go




I’ll be honest. If I only have to leave the house to do one thing, I don’t make much effort. Please don’t tell Stacy and Clinton. But on Tuesday I actually had several errands to run, so it seemed that an outfit was justified. I went to pee in a cup (not just for fun – so I can go back to work at my old job), and I went to the dry cleaners, the bank, the grocery store, and the library.

This sweater is perfect for coolish spring days because it covers my arms, but it’s loosely knit almost like mesh. Or something. There’s probably a technical textile name for it but I don’t know what it is. Anywho, the colors are what I would call oatmeal and pale peach. The sweater makes me embrace my inner ballerina (hence the bun). I feel very dainty and demure, and then…BAM! Leopard print shoes. Didn’t see that coming, did you?

Sweater: Loft / Jeans: Seven / Shoes: Cole Haan / Bracelet: Madewell / Earrings: handmade gift

Short Story





I wore this to go volunteer as a mentor-in-training at Indiana Youth Group. It’s a non-profit organization for LGBT youth. Basically I get to feel like I’m giving back to the community just by watching Mamma Mia and playing Apples to Apples with a bunch of teenagers (which, let’s be honest, is not much of a change from my normal life except for the teenager part).

On a side note, this bag was my gift to myself for finishing my first year of law school. I’m kind of obsessed with it. And with polka dots in general.

And on a side-side note, I downloaded a new photo-editing app and I’m working on improving the quality of my photos. If you have any thoughts, don’t be shy about commenting. I would appreciate the feedback 🙂

Sweater: Ann Taylor / Shorts: Loft / Sandals: Steve Madden / Bracelet: Anthropologie / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Earrings: so old I don’t remember