Friday, August 31, 2012

5 Things Friday

Happy Friday-Before-The-Long-Weekend!!  I hope you all have exciting plans, even if you're just excited to relax at home.  I'll be hitting the road to visit family, but before I do here are five things I deemed worth sharing on the internet:

1. On Wednesday night, N and I went to see Second City Does Dallas at the new Wyly Theater downtown and it was really fun.  I was expecting more improv and less rehearsed jokes about people in Dallas being rich, but it was a great night out and I saw some pretty awesome outfits.  One trend that's definitely prevalent is the printed tunic dress and I was wishing I had one too.  According to the folks at LOFT, this dress should be hitting stores this week and I intend to go try it on because it's everything I want in a print:

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Help me! What to do with a vintage trunk?

I can be an impulsive shopper.  I'm quick to see potential in clothes, and sometimes in decor.  However, one recent bargain has me a bit stumped.  I am the proud owner of a 70 year old wood and brass trunk that cost me $20, and have not a clue where I'm going to put it.

There's lots of great inspiration on the internets:

Source: via Julie on Pinterest

Monday, August 27, 2012

Reader Request: Styling Bold Wedges at Work

Good morning!  I hope you all had a great, relaxing weekend and are ready for another five days at the office (or the first week of school!) before a long Labor Day weekend.

Speaking of school, this week I am continuing the reader request series with a question from Alex, a college counselor and English teacher at an all girls school.  She recently bought an amazing pair of teal wedges from LOFT, and wants some ideas on how to wear them to work while still setting a good fashion example for the girls she teaches. 

I personally don't think there's anything unprofessional about bold shoes, so long as you know how to balance the edginess with the rest of your outfit.  Here's how I would do it: 

Teal Wedges at Work

Friday, August 24, 2012

5 Things Friday

Good morning!  Hopefully I'm not the only person to have had a busy, but enjoyable week.  After 7 weeks at my new job, I finally had that "Aha!" moment where everything clicked and I (mostly) understand the marketing database and didn't need anyone's input to be productive all day long.  For me, it couldn't come quick enough since I hate being the new girl!  Now I'm ready for my parents to get here and spend some quality time watching baseball and eating great food.

But until then, here are 5 things I deemed worth sharing on the internet:

1. Last weekend I went to J.Crew and I fell in love... with this cardigan made of t-shirt material with shiny gold buttons.  I didn't buy it, but now it's on sale and my resolve is wavering.  However, the name of this blog is rooted in truth and I do NOT need another cardigan.  Right?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

All About Food Tours!

Today I'm excited to be guest posting for my friend Julie over at the Semi-Reformed Nerd.  Go check out my guest post on food tours - my favorite vacation activity!

You'll learn why I was driven to create a Polyvore set featuring sneakers:
food tour with sneakers (seriously)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Reader Request: Packing Light for City and Beach Vacation

It seems like when it rains, it pours and after a month-long drought I am now swimming in reader request emails.  Luckily, they are my favorite posts to write and today I'm excited to help my friend Laura prepare for her upcoming vacation to Greece.

Laura and her husband are spending three days sightseeing in Athens, and then 6 days relaxing on Grecian beaches, and she does not want to lug a big suitcase onto airplanes and trains.  Given that I recently faced this dilemma myself, I put together some options for her that I think are pretty realistic:

Small Suitcase Sightseeing

For sightseeing, I think you need one pair of jeans and a pair of shorts to wear with lightweight tops during the day.  I'm no longer one of those people who are overly concerned with looking fashion blogger perfect while in line for the museum, and I think it's really important to save your feet from blisters so I've styled daytime outfits with tennis shoes and rubber flip flops.  A couple of lightweight dresses will work nicely for dinnertime on a patio with lots of wine, and an extra blouse will look cute with the shorts or jeans in case it's needed.  The wedge sandals are optional, but cute, and a hands free bag is an absolute must.

Small Suitcase Beach Vacation

For the beach leg of the trip, I've continued the black/white/gray/green/coral palette so that some pieces can be worn again.  I think three swimsuits is plenty, though I'd maybe even bring two and rinse them before buying a third.  Two cover-ups and two casual dresses will serve as dinner outfits at resort restaurants, and an additional pair of shorts and some tank tops or tees will be great for additional sightseeing with the same shoes from before. 

All of the clothing in both sets will easily fit in one bag, and can be mixed to create additional outfits.  Hopefully this was helpful to Laura and the rest of you.  If you have a wardrobe dilemma of your own, send me an email and I'll try to help!


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