Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Outfit of the Day: The Whale Shirt.

You know that thing where you love something but don't buy it because even though you love it in theory you're not sure if it's actually something you can pull off? I finally just ordered the damn whale shirt I loved from J.Crew and then was worried that it would look dumb on me or be too crazy graphic or whatever. Then it arrived and I was like, I LOVE YOU MARRY ME. Okay, not really, but it is just real damn cute, right?

I know I know! I really love it and it's still on sale so definitely get one. Also, 50% of the retail price goes to the Wildlife Conservation Society, so that's awesome. I'm wearing a size small and it's fairly generous, so go with your normal size. I am generally a fan of graphic tees (this one cracks me up) and love the combo with my other favorite kind of tee: striped. J.Crew does a nice job with striped tops, this one especially. I'm also loving this dip-dye version

And man, these jeans. This is my second pair of Madewell Slim Boyjeans via Poshmark. I love my destructed pair so much I wanted a second pair that was a bit plainer so I could wear them to work occasionally. These totally fit the bill and if you haven't gotten on the boyfriend jean thing, give it a try. They're so comfy! (Def size down.)  Just a note: the pairs I have are not high-rise but most of the ones on the site are with the exception of the the raw hem edition. If Madewell denim is too pricey, maybe check out this great pair from Universal Thread or this pair from H&M. I also found a cute light wash pair from Joe Fresh.

I mean, duh. Of course I threw my Madewell leather jacket over this. I'm going to wear it every chance I get before it gets too hot out. And listen, if you're thinking about one for the fall maybe check out Nordstrom Rack right now This Kenneth Cole jacket is under $200 and this suede moto jacket is under $100! I also like the sleek style of this MK jacket. There are less expensive options, is what I'm saying. Details: 

I'm wearing a fairly minimal pendant necklace from BR that I keep forgetting about and then rediscovering. They currently have a short 'n tiny version but this one from Express is more similar to mine and of course I like this one from Madewell.

Sorry, same old Lucien boots (this pair is similar) and Too Hot To Handle hobo (this one is similar). I am a creature of habit, what can I say. But soon I'll be wearing my Birkenstocks too much and apologizing for that, so get ready! 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Help: I Have A Closet Hole That Needs Filling.

I have plenty of stuff that I like and wear (and what I don't wear ends up in my Poshmark closet) but for some reason I'm really, really slow to add shoes to my wardrobe. Right now is that weird in-between season where it's too warm for boots but not yet time for sandals. Ballet flats have always been my spring go-to but my two favorite pairs are pretty much dead and my Ugg leopard flats are fleece-lined. So, that means my only pair are my blue suede Madewell flats and I can't wear those with everything. (I can't, I tried.)

So, instead of going to boring route and buying black flats I decided on metallic because they'll go with nearly everything and not be the boring choice. Yay me. I really loved the pair of silver mules Marianne bought at Target recently and they do have a pair of super cute pointy gold flats but my luck with synthetic shoes has not been great so for this search, I'm going with leather.

My criteria are thus: Must be leather, no flimsy-foldy shoes, not crazy expensive. Here's what I'm considering:

These are Ugg (with no fleece insole) and they're good but I can't find them in my size.

These are Frye Carson and they're basically perfect and also sold out in my size. Woe.

These aren't technically ballet flats, but they are fresh and have a bit French girl chic.

These are not what I was looking for but I don't hate them? I'll bet they're comfortable. 

These would be the safe and slightly boring choice. I don't know if they spark joy.

HOWEVER, these do! They obviously aren't really flats but aren't they cute? 


How could I forget the Bowie option? (These are a loafer and I'm not buying them but hee.) 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Weekend Window Shopping: Sephora Sale Picks.

Sephora is giving 15% off for VIB with code YAYVIB and 10% for Insiders with code YAYINSIDER. I was ready for it and mostly bought replenishment items. Mostly. A few of these picks are things I bought, a few are things I was considering. Did you make a Sephora sale order? Whadja get?



Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stuff I Like: Wearing, Listening, Reading, Washing

This Lipgloss That's Quite Cheering.
I stopped by Sephora recently to pick up a sample of the new Sunday Riley foundation with no intention of buying anything. Not one thing was I going to buy. Except this damn adorable Marimekko x Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss because holy shit is it cute. The whole line is so cute! I got Fruity Pop (sheer red with just a little bit of shimmer) but most of the colors look wearable and I like it's chunky stature which makes it easy to root out of the bottom of my bag.

This Podcast Interview That's Worth A Listen.
I've grown a little weary of Pod Save America, partially because it's Just Too Much and partially because they get a little bro-y for my taste. But every now and then they have a really interesting guest and earlier this week they interviewed Adam Davidson who wrote, "Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency" for the New Yorker. This article has been making the rounds and it's a fascinating read so I was really into hearing what he had to say. Check it out!

This Body Wash That's Tingly.
I bought Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle body wash on a whim because it smells like peppermint and it was inexpensive. I'm easy that way. You guys, I have found A GEM. This stuff is so refreshing! It has good ingredients and it's amazing after a hard workout because it really does have a cooling, tingly effect. And, it's really inexpensive (if you get it at Trader Joe's.) It's also available for more on Amazon and I would honestly pay that.

That's all I've got this week! I almost included my awesome new striped whale shirt but I think I'll save that for an outfit next week. (Spoiler: I freaking love it.)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Madewell Extra 30% Off Sale.

Nooooooooo. That's the noise my brain made when I got the email. Madewell is giving an extra 30% off all sale items with code YAY30. There is a LOT of good stuff in this sale. Like, remember yesterday when I said you didn't want to buy boots right now? GOD DO NOT LISTEN TO ME. BUY THESE IMMEDIATELY. OR THESE. And here are some other things that I'm all grabby hands about:



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Outfit of the Day: It's a Departure.

Ah yes, my satin cargo pants. I bought these online at Loft a few months ago on a sale-goggles whim and was so surprised when I didn't hate them. They're definitely a departure but they're also basically pajama pants I can wear to work: 

Right? Not terrible at all! They still exist at Loft in a few petite sizes and they also have non-satin cargo pants that look pretty cute. They also have skinny satin cargo pants but they don't even look good on the model which is...not a good sign. A safer choice might be these Lou & Grey Fluid Cargo Pants that look like the most comfortable thing ever. 

My ponte top is very old Ann Taylor and it has zippers on the side which is a nice detail. This Rachel Roy top has a similar zippy flair and this shell top from Ann Taylor has side zips! I'm also partial to this drawstring ponte top.

I am pretty much wearing my Madewell leather jacket every chance I get since the weather has been so fickle. I mean, what kind of dummy buys a leather jacket in March? Just me, but the weather has certainly allowed me to wear it a ton and I'll have it to look forward to this fall. Also, there is such a thing as a spring leather jacket! Don't think I'm not tempted by this stone color moto jacket and this blush Cole Haan jacket, which isn't my style but I still think it's really cute. And! This ocean blue leather jacket is killing me. Stop it. Details:

Not much jewelry today, just my awesome Soko Paddle Pendant that Marianne gave me. I wear this alllll the time. It's just so striking and satisfying as an object. 

I'm back to carrying my big old Marc Jacobs Paradise Rio satchel. It's a good one. There's a nice grey one on the RealReal but I also really like this similar leather Hobo satchel and this inexpensive Max Studio option. My boots are Madewell Lucien from last year. They can definitely still be found on eBay and the like but you don't want to buy boots right now anyway - get these cute flats instead. (I know, I'm the worst enabler.)

Monday, April 16, 2018

BUY THIS (So We Don't Have To): Oribe at TJ Maxx!

Whenever something that's both nice and expensive hits TJ Maxx I feel like it's my duty to inform the blog masses. So, if you've given in to the wonder that is Oribe hair products I thought you should know there's a bunch of it on the TJ Maxx site (page down below the Mason Pearson brushes) right now. I am guessing it'll go fast, so snap it up!