Monday, March 31, 2014

Striped Sheath

My Tahari jacket is one the hardest working pieces in my wardrobe. I wore it atop my casual travel wear to dress up my plane look to and from Paris. And in this case I used it to perk up an otherwise plain dress that I picked up from Ashley Stewart. Here is a look at the dress from the AS site:

I love the jacket so much that I've got it in green and purple.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Pop of Pink

I picked up this Herringbone jacket on sale from Lane Bryant a few weeks ago and hadn't given it a lot of thought until I decided to buck my conventional black and pink pairing for this dress. I pulled out the jacket and found it goes quite well with my pink sheath.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Olive(ia Pope)

Blouse & Skirt- Ashley Stewart, Bag- Burberry, Shoes- Zappos
I must admit that I spent most of this day feeling very 'Olivia Pope' circa Scandal. The structure of the blouse and the highwaist skirt made me feel like it was possible the president might well walk through my door and pledge his undying love breathlessly in my ears. While that didn't exactly happen, I did get lots of work done while looking, if I do say so myself, quite sharp.

Monday, March 24, 2014

The Wild Wallflower

After I took this picture I noticed that the pieces are nearly the exact shade as my wallpaper. Henceforth, this look will be known as 'the wallflower'. However, there is nothing mild about these Lane Bryant separates- the cut is unbelievable and is the classiest looking suit available in multiple colors that I've seen in a long time.
I wore this look to a daylong conference and my only disappointment was the amount of wrinkles in my skirt at the end of a long day of sitting. This one is a win- especially if the day includes less sitting.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Summer Vacation Destination: Back to the Big Apple!

Because my birthday falls right in the middle of summer it has become a family tradition for us to schedule our vacations with that day as the centerpiece. Last year I spent my birthday on the Eiffel Tower, in 2012 we jetted off to the Dominican Republic the day after. I am very fortunate and I don't take a second of it for granted. 
This year we've booked our trip to New York! I haven't been back since 2008 where we had a very troubled trip (unemployed, suddenly broken phone, staying with mother-in-law for the week....) but this time we have a very different type of holiday planned. We'll be spending the week at the Waldorf Astoria (which I have ALWAYS wanted to do ever since I watched Coming to America, lol!) and I'll be connecting with a lot of friends and family. 
This trip is all about showing Seth the NYC I 'grew up' in. We plan to take him to Central Park, South Street Sea Port, Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty. 7 years after moving to Texas it feels really exciting to be going 'back home' even if just for a visit. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Casual Friday 2.5

Last year I shared my transition to a more formal Casual Friday which I referred to as Casual Friday 2.0. Well, over the past few months I have been part of a taskforce working on a high visibility project that requires regular meetings at City Hall including on Fridays. (As an aside, this is also one of the reasons I've been a bit MIA on Mobigasmic). I don't always feel like donning a full suit on Fridays but I think I've found a happy medium. This shirt is from Lane Bryant and the trousers are from Eloquii.
I had a very stylish co-worker compliment me on this look which surprised me as I don't generally love my silhouette in trousers and this was actually a very basic color palette. I guess some people enjoy the muted colors over pops of pink.

Monday, March 17, 2014

"They Can see you from Outer Space!"

Jacket&Skirt- Lane Bryant, Shell- Eloquii, Bag-Burberry
I wore this last week on a day when we had some important visitors coming to tour my clinic. Admittedly, it is a very loud look, but I really fell in love with the cut of the pieces and that's what drove me to wear it. In fact, after seeing how it looked I ordered it in tan and in black.
Seth took one look at me and offered this critique: "Wow, they can see you from outer space!"
Well, I hope they're enjoying the view!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Power-Up! My Charging Station

One of the coolest features of my Nexus 7 is the wireless charging. It didn't take me long to find the Tylt Vu which is my favorite accessory of all time. The Tylt Vu basically lets me just rest my Nexus 7 on it without worrying about lining it up 'just right'. The picture shows one of the cubby holes in our headboard which I use as my charging station for my Droid Ultra and Nexus 7. I use the Powerdock for my Ultra because it's a little easier to sit the phone in than some of the alternatives.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

My 'Urkel' Skirt

Confession: if I could wear my skirts right under my bra without fear of ridicule and excessive questioning I absolutely would. To say I am high-waisted is a huge understatement- empire waist feels like the natural line for me. So when I saw this high-waist style skirt on Ashley Stewart I knew I had to have it. In fact, I bought it in black as well just because it's so awesome! Henceforth, this shall be referred to as my 'Urkel' skirt in honor of everyone's favorite geek, Steve Urkel. Additional pieces are my Lane Bryant peplum jacket and Michael Kors Grayson satchel. Once fully dressed I looked in the mirror and said to myself nasally: "Did I do that?"

Monday, March 10, 2014

Burberry Manor Bag

Pssst- I have a secret....yep, I bought another handbag. But in all fairness this was the Burberry Manor bag and it is sooooo versatile! And I sold my Michael Kors Hamilton to ease some of my guilt. This bag is so stunningly beautiful it just oozes class.

You'll be seeing a lot of this bag over the next few weeks. My goal is to limit myself to one handbag purchase per quarter. So, hopefully I should not be adding another until at least April. Fingers crossed!