Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Checks Mix

Quite pleased with my mix of patterns today: floral pocket square, check blazer, plaid waistcoat, polka dot shirt, even herringbone socks!

Blazer: Banana Republic
Waistcoat: Made by me
Shirt: Banana Republic
Cords: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Topshop
Pocketsquare: Liberty of London

Monday, April 14, 2014


I had a presentation on a neoclassical sculpture on Saturday at the MIA and couldn't resist a quick pose in front of the neoclassical facade as well!

Raincoat: Dunnes
Blouse: Banana Republic
Skirt: Target

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I presented at a graduate student conference over the weekend; after doing the work of getting the paper together, the most important part is clearly what to wear. So, with a little input from some friends, I picked out my favorite snakeskin patterned dress and this sharp little blazer, which I don't have enough opportunity to wear. The necklace is a repurposed mother-of-pearl silverware handle and was a huge hit at the conference! (As was my paper, thank goodness!)

Dress: Ann Taylor Factory Store
Blazer: Primark
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

Smart Rabbit

This sweater came in a little care package from my mom last week, and though I'm not sure I would have picked it out myself, I'm absolutely tickled that she thought I would like it, because I do! It's just the right amount of sweet with a little bit of sardonic. Who can resist a bespectacled bunny?

Sweater: Nordstrom Rack
Shirt: Gap
Jeans: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Gap


This dress was my spring break non-academic project, and I'm terribly pleased with it. I've worn it half-a-dozen times already. It's Colette Pattern's Laurel, in a beautiful soft wool flannel, fully lined, with an exposed gold zipper. I've already got a few ideas for other fabrics I'll use for this lovely pattern!


This is an oldie from early in the winter, but recently rediscovered. I snagged these amazing silver ankle boots on a gift card from Macy's and am pleased as all get-out with them: they're shiny and sturdy and armor-like and just the right amount of dandy for me.

Blazer: Primark
Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Macy's

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Outfit Post: Bow Ties Are Cool

I absolutely couldn't resist this tweed bow tie, and pairing it with a bit of a dapper look overall.

Shirt: Banana Republic
Vest: Handmade by me
Tie: Aldo
Jeans: Gap
Boots: Steve Madden

Outfit Post: Zig-Zag

It's getting quite cold here in MN, which means it's time to get creative with layers! I can't resist a bit of brightness, though, even though it's perhaps getting too chilly for this skirt.

Sweater: Gap
Skirt: Nordstrom Rack
Scarf: Target
Boots: Naturalizer

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Outfit Post: (Gently) Roaring 20s

This skirt -- which was once a much more flapper-esque drop-waist dress -- is lovely, but difficult to style with other items in my wardrobe. It's so pale, delicate, ethereal. I love the way the breton-stripe top grounds it a bit, referencing the historical feeling while also being sharply modern. I do love to pair this skirt with these great mary jane shoes, too; they're just the perfect color combination.

Top: Target
Skirt: Monsoon (remixed)
Shoes: Target

Outfit Post: Monochrome

Well, perhaps not quite, given the pattern, but purple hair + purple dress is nearly monochrome.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Macys