Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cargos and a Black Tee for the Office

I found this fantastic embroidered black tee, secondhand on Poshmark and snatched it up. I love the colors and vintage vibe. Have a wonderful day!


Polo Ralph Lauren vintage t-shirt from Poshmark, olive cargo pants by Current/Elliott, belt from J. Crew, Sam Edelman sandals, Bobbi Brown Harper sunglasses
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Floral Skirt Repertoire!

My style isn't very girly. I stay away from ruffles and polka dots. I have some floral pieces, but not many. However I love a good floral pencil skirt! 







red polo shirt by Lacoste; floral pencil skirt by Dolce & Gabbana (via TheRealReal); brown pumps by Christian Louboutin


cardigan by Lafeyette 148, floral pencil skirt by Dolce & Gabbana (via TheRealReal); sandals by Rockport; Hermés twilly scarf

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The Best Opaque White V-Neck T-Shirts

Hi everyone!

I have been on the search for the best white tees that you can't see through! There are several articles on different blogs about other people's recommendations, which helped guide me in my purchases. Here's where I ended up:

Majestic Filatures V-Neck Tee
At $120, this is the most expensive–and most disappointing–tee that I tried. It is completely sheer. Though the fabric is soft, stretchy, and is a good length for petites, it is thin. Back to Bloomingdales it went; I don't have a photo to show you.

Aritzia Wilfred Free Dilona T-Shirt
This $40 shirt had some promise. It was an interesting, mid-weight fabric, almost like a knit. It is meant to be worn oversized, so I sized down to XS. Overall it wasn't very flattering on me, and I had the feeling the fabric would not hold up well in the washing machine. And it was a little sheer. I returned it.




Uniqlo Supima Cotton Jersey V-Neck T-Shirt
This $9.90 shirt was the winner! This is a soft, stretchy fabric that is thick. The v-neck is not too deep. It's a little longer than I'd like (maybe I'll get it shortened). I feel very confident wearing it by itself. I ordered a Medium and it fits great.



Bonus Review: Uniqlo U Crewneck T-Shirt
Not a v-neck, but recommended for its opacity! The white is another nice thick fabric. I ordered a Small and it's a little tight; next time I'll order the Medium. 

I hope this helps you in your next t-shirt purchase! As a footnote, Vince Little Boy tees are my favorite semi-sheer t-shirts, so I order them in dark colors. And if you are wondering about Everlane tees, my experience is that they are too sheer for me.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Christian Louboutin "Simple Nude" Nail Polish

Hello everyone! Today is a dreary spring day but here is my latest nail polish. I am posting because there are only a few people who have swatched this color on their blog; maybe this will help someone say "yay" or "nay" to buying it for themselves.

"Simple Nude" is a yellow-based camel color. It is not the most flattering neutral on me; I tend to favor more red-based colors. This polish is a creme that is pretty opaque. Here is 2 coats, over Rimmel London's top/base coat. After 2 coats were completely dry (overnight) I used Dior Gel top coat.

Christian Louboutin shoes come in many shades of "nude" which is appropriate since all of our skin tones are different. The nail polishes also come in a handful of "nude" colors. As you can see, "Simple Nude" closely matches one of CL's "nude" shoes in tone and shine!

No matter if your skin color is light or dark, if it has yellow undertones, this polish could be a great and flattering choice! 






Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It's All About the Accessories!

I've really slowed down on buying clothing recently. I have a good mix of clothing and at this point, it's just another pencil skirt, only in a different color, blah blah blah. Instead I've been focusing on accessories, from the mundane (socks and knee-highs) to the exciting (shoes!). Here are a couple of recent purchases.


Manolo Blahnik 90mm BB in navy calf leather, worn with Banana Republic logan navy pants


vintage 1980s Laura Ashley silk scarf, worn with old Banana Republic button-up shirt

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Scarf Life

Here are a couple of favorite scarves I've worn this summer. Yes they are designer scarves, but I purchased them both secondhand! 


Pucci silk scarf


Hermés Twilly



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A Beautiful Butterfly Wedding

My husband and I were so happy to be invited to attend a friend's outdoor wedding at The Butterfly House. We had so much fun. It was beautiful and relaxing. Here's the outfit! It's low-cut so I wore a skinny scarf for modesty's sake... the scarf had a butterfly print.

I've had this DVF dress for five years. It is very flowy and great for dancing. And I would call the color "Cerulean Blue"!




Diane Von Furstenberg Fleurette dress, scarf from Etsy, Jessica Simpson patent heels