Tuesday, September 27, 2011

unhealthy obsession

 black velvet isn't the most practical material, but i can't help staring at this margaret howell label jacket.

Monday, September 26, 2011

the jacket

week three of lecturing and it is becoming very clear that my outfits are stuck in grad student/TA mode. for my first lecture, i wore my loup charmant scallop dress and lucchese boots. last week was a denim etoile isabel marant dress and mocs.

granted, i tend to dress better when it's chillier, but in the midst of packing for next weekend's move, i realized that i had purged more things than i should have from my closet over the past 3 years. becoming a mama altered my relationship to my body and my work, and now i'm left with comfortable leggings, sweatshirts, and the occasional piece from the archives.

i think it's time to commit to a blazer, but i can't find anything i like. i tried on J.Crew's hacking jacket while in california and didn't like the fit on me. i wonder if anyone has tried on the annette jacket at Steven Alan? a little iffy on double-breasted jackets, and wool-cotton blend doesn't sounds quite right to me, yet it looks promising.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

my uniform + primoeza

photo by MAV

chest pocket cardigan at chelliswilson

plaid button down, pleated pants, skinny belt, cardigan. yep, that pretty much sums up my daily outfit. i try to wear dresses when i can, but i'm a creature of habit. 8 years of a school uniform, and 20 years later i'm set in my ways.

i've been waiting and waiting for the fall primoeza collection, and this cardigan fits the bill. now that i'm in a new town with a different collective aesthetic, i've become hyper conscious of just how preppy my style is. i guess you can take a girl out of cambridge, but you can't take the cambridge out of the girl.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


because one virginia johnson shawl isn't enough.

(20% off with "APPLE" at pretty mommy)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

mociun wrap dress


the last clothing collection by caitlin mociun. i love this print. purchased at robber (let's not dwell on the taxes or the mark-up, it makes me sad). i thought i could order the medium from totokaelo, but when i tried it on at robber, it was much too big in the waist. thank goodness for brick and mortar stores.

southern california swallowed me whole. disneyland, sea world, laguna beach, south coast plaza, desert hills outlet, and oh yes, a marni dress to wear at my best friend's wedding. i love outlets and labor day sales.

tomorrow is my first real day lecturing. gulp. i think my brain is still somewhere on the 405.

looking forward to fall and breaking out my luccheses. i spent 2 amazing days in southern new mexico, and all i want is to go back.

many changes are afoot, not least of all a move to yet another apartment. time to start packing those books again!