What I Wore 2.0 (May Gray)

You never know what to expect from the weather in San Francisco.  I’ve learned to carry a jacket everyday, no matter what.  And of course if I wear my rain boots, it doesn’t rain.  Better safe than sorry?

Thanks for sticking with me.  Only one more month of backlogged photos to go.  🙂

Blondie, Esq.

05.03 fri

Old Navy Tube-Top maxi dress in pink stripe (buy) // Gap leopard bow ballet flats // J.Crew light gray Jackie cardigan (buy // similar) // J.Crew jewelry
(My expression = what happens when you dress for summer in winter weather.  Brrrrrr!!)

05.05 sun

Old Navy 3/4-Sleeve Jersey Dresses (buy) // J.Crew super opaque tights // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat // t&j designs Luxe Turquoise Flower Petal Necklace (buy) // Banana Republic classic trench in winter storm (buy) // Guess Layla headphones (buy)

05.06 mon

J.Crew collection cashmere turtleneck sweater in pine // J.Crew Factory destroyed vintage matchstick jeans // Enzo Angiolini pink patent Cimino pumps // t&j designs earrings

05.07 tues

J.Crew light heather graphite two-button jacket (similar) and Durham pant (similar) in super 120s // J.Crew Jackie shell (buy) // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt (I think!) (buy) // Vince Camuto Kain pumps (buy)

05.08 weds

Banana Republic silk paisley dress // J.Crew skinny metallic belt // Enzo Angiolini peep toe pumps

05.09 thurs

J.Crew black Emmaleigh dress in Super 120s (buy) // J.Crew Talitha blouse in vintage berry // Nordstrom black fishnet tights (buy) // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump (buy) // Kate Spade skinny mini long bow necklace (buy)

05.10 fri

J.Crew Factory banded shift dress in viridian green // J.Crew black Everly suede pump (buy) // t&j designs luxe turquoise flower petal necklace (buy)

05.11 sat

J.Crew denim jacket // J.Crew ruffled top // Gap 1969 printed always skinny skimmer jeans (buy other prints) // J.Crew Factory patent bow ballet flats (similar) // Chanel sunglasses // Coach bag // J.Crew knotted necklace

05.12 sun

Banana Republic classic trench in winter storm (buy) // ASOS floral back-zipper dress (worn as a skirt) // J.Crew denim pencil skirt (similar) // Kate Spade belt (from another dress) // Chanel earrings // Coach bag // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat

05.13 mon

J.Crew charcoal  1035 jacket (buy) and pencil skirt (buy) in pinstripe Super 120s // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt (buy) // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump (buy)

05.14 tues

J.Crew rumpled french terry hoodie // J.Crew dress // J.Crew Alessia peep-toe heels in bright spearmint // J.Crew jewelry

05.15 weds

J.Crew short-sleeve cotton v-neck cardigan // ASOS bow blouse // BCBG flare trousers // Enzo Angiolini peep toe pumps // t&j designs earrings

05.16 thurs

J.Crew scattered dot dress // J.Crew Tilda oxford rhinestone top (buy) // J.Crew super opaque tights // Hunter Champray wedge rain boot

Playing Hooky

More catch up pictures from Instagram, plus some great pictures my husband took when we played hooky on a lovely, summery day in May.  Thanks for stopping by!

Blondie, Esq.

04.29 mon

J.Crew flecked Calista cami (similar) // American Eagle legging jeans (similar) // J.Crew Joley tortoise peep toes

04.30 tues

Banana Republic gray pinstripe jacket // J.Crew sleeveless shift dress in stretch wool (buy) // J.Crew saltwater grey Etta bow pumps // t&j Designs charmed key crystal necklace

05.01 weds

J.Crew ruffled cotton dress // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump (buy)

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J.Crew swiss-dot Melody dress in tea rose // Chanel sunglasses // Kate Spade bag // J.Crew Seville wedge espadrilles (buy) // ASOS owl necklace

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Legion of Honor

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28 Days

Is it me, or did February just fly by?  Sheesh.  Here’s my February, mostly via iPhone and Instagram.  Husband and I saw two good friends get married in San Diego this month, and it was one of the nicest weddings ever.  Ah, l’amour.  ❤  I couldn’t help include a few pictures of the fur kids, too.

Thanks for your patience, friends.  I’m hoping to actually post daily in March!


02.02 sat 1

02.02 sat 2

Zoya Spring 2013 Lovely Collection – buy

02.02 sat 3

02.02 sat 4

02.03 sun 1

02.03 sun 4

02.03 sun 5

My love ❤
02.03 sun 6
J.Crew factory merino turtleneck sweater – buy // J.Crew tissue turtleneck tee – buy // Old Navy camouflage jacket – similar // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses // J.Crew anchor ring

02.04 Mon

J.Crew bow coat in vibrant fuchsia // J.Crew factory white chambray tunic // J.Crew v-neck tunic sweater // K. Bell Socks fleece lined legging – buy // J.Crew Everly cap toe glitter pump in peacock feather – buy // Lulu Frost for J.Crew crystal and color statement earrings // J.Crew iPhone case – buy

02.05 Tues

J.Crew factory professor blazer in maraschino cherry – buy // J.Crew navy pencil skirt in Super 120s – buy // J.Crew silk boy shirt in french hen // J.Crew Mona patent pumps

02.06 Weds

 J.Crew summit green dream turtleneck sweater // Gap ultra skinny pants – buy // Kate Spade necklace // J.Crew anchor earrings // Enzo Angiolini pink patent Cimino pumps

02.07 Thurs

J.Crew black 1035 jacket (buy) and Gallerist dress in Super 120s // J.Crew Blythe silk blouse – buy // J.Crew lace tights // Kate Spade wedge pumps

02.08 Fri

J.Crew light heather graphite two-button jacket (similar) and pencil skirt (buy) in super 120s // J.Crew cashmere tee (old) – similar // American Eagle shirt (old) // American Eagle hi rise jegging in dark indigo wash – buy // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat – buy

02.09 sat 1

J.Crew bow coat in vibrant fuchsia // J.Crew factory printed draped shift dress – buy // J.Crew Factory polka-dot tights // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat – buy // J.Crew Factory Whittier purse in collegiate green – buy // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

02.09 sat 2

02.09 sat 4

02.09 sat 5

02.10 sun 1

J.Crew bow coat in vibrant fuchsia // J.Crew neon fuchsia cashmere tee dress – buy // J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace – buy // J.Crew bluebird Martina suede wedges – buy // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses

02.10 sun 2

Zoya Sooki and
02.11 monJ.Crew shawl-collar cashmere sweater // J.Crew Calista cami – similar // J.Crew light heather graphite Durham pant in super 120s – similar // Zara leather high heel ankle boot // Chanel earrings

02.12 tues 1

J.Crew charcoal gray 1035 jacket (buy) and pencil skirt (buy) in pinstripe Super 120s // J.Crew Blythe blouse (buy) and Jackie shell (buy) in sea glass // ASOS owl necklace // J.Crew backseam tights // J.Crew Mona black leather pumps

02.12 tues 2

Kokkari (my favorite!)

02.13 weds 1

J.Crew Factory navy classic shirt in gingham – buy // J.Crew navy Jackie pullover in stripe – buy // J.Crew pencil skirt in wool crepe // Guess peep-toe bow pumps // Betsey Johnson earrings // Coach pave bow ring

02.13 weds 2

I object!  (Jamaica ~ 1986)

02.14 thurs

J.Crew sequin bow cardigan // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt – buy // American Eagle hi rise super skinny jean in dark vintage – buy // Christian Louboutin pigalle spikes –buy

02.15 Fri

J.Crew heather jungle collection cashmere boyfriend cardigan – buy // J.Crew blouse (old) // J.Crew bubble necklace in kelly green – buy // Old Navy blue moon rockstar jeans (old) – buy // Ivanka Trump pony leopard Pinkish platform pump

02.16 sat 1

Giant skillet // Brunch

02.16 sat 2

02.19 tues

J.Crew Factory graffiti green boatneck sweater dress // J.Crew tissue turtleneck tee – buy // J.Crew bee and bug beaded necklaces (old) // J.Crew cream wide cashmere wrap (old) – buy // Hunter fleece welly socks – buy // Hunter Champray wedge rain boot

02.20 weds (1)

J.Crew fuchsia navy collection cashmere polka-dot sweater – buy (on sale!) // J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace – buy // J.Crew white high-waisted skinny jean  // J.Crew saltwater grey Etta bow pumps – buy //  t+j Designs luxe pave bow ring – buy // Chanel sunglasses

02.20 weds (2)

J.Crew Factory classic trench – buy // Kate Spade bag // Kate Spade newsprint dot iPhone 5 case – buy

02.21 Thurs

J.Crew boyfriend cardigan – similar // J.Crew Jacquard dot popover (old) – similar // J.Crew sleeveless shift dress in stretch wool – buy // J.Crew lace tights (I think?) // J.Crew black Everly suede pump – buy

02.25 Mon

J.Crew Tippi sweater in succulent green – buy // J.Crew perfect-fit tank – buy // Old Navy hirise flare jeans // Guess peep-toe bow pumps (old) // J.Crew Factory paisley printed tissue scarf // J.Crew Factory earrings

02.25 tues

J.Crew cashmere tee dress (old) – buy // J.Crew Blythe blouse in polka dot – buy // Windsor burgundy high-waisted liquid legging – buy // Banana Republic color block pumps

02.26 weds

J.Crew perfect shirt in chambray polka dot // Brooks Brothers non-iron tailored fit shirt – buy // J.Crew ankle-zip mint toothpick jeans // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump – buy

02.27 thurs

Banana Republic gray pinstripe jacket and pencil skirt // The Limited pintuck bow blouse // J.Crew fishnet tights // Kate Spade wedge pumps // Chanel sunglasses


<J.Crew schoolboy blazer in houndstooth – similar> <ASOS bow blouse – similar> <Banana Republic gray pinstripe pencil skirt> <Lauren by Ralph Lauren pumps> <J.Crew pearls>

This gray pencil skirt has light purple stripes, but I think it actually works quite nicely with the jacket in grays, blues, and taupes.  It’s so much more fun to wear suiting as separates than to be matching all the time, although I think that it’s slightly more casual, and it does take more thought than the plain suit does in the mornings.  I planned this one out last night, which helps.  I need to do this more often!  Saves me from standing in front of my closet with “nothing to wear.”

A week from today is my most favorite holiday!  Slightly more complicated this year, but such is life.  Anyway, I hope y’all are having a great week.  Thanks so much for reading!



Here’s what I wore for my flight to Tokyo on Saturday (and/or Sunday):

<J.Crew striped boatneck tee> <ASOS floral maxi dress> <J.Crew Factory patent bow flats> <Bauble Bar monogram necklace – buy> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses  <Coach pave bow ring>

If you’re thinking it looks familiar, you’re right; this dress is so comfortable I can’t resist wearing it to travel.  I also wore this scarf and some thigh-socks on the plane to keep warm.  And the best part about traveling for work?  Business class.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tights Weather

Here are the rest of my outfits from this week.  I’m loving the fall weather, although it was coooooold yesterday!!  Time for sweater dresses and tights.

<J.Crew Jackie cardigan – buy> <J.Crew charcoal keynote dress in Super 120s> <J.Crew gray fishnets> <J.Crew (purple) and Kate Spade (black) bags> <Stuart Weitzman Platswoon pump – buy> <Nordstrom belt> <J.Crew hand-knotted pearl necklace> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

<J.Crew factory sweater dress> <J.Crew gray ribbed tights (old) – buy> <Old Navy booties> <J.Crew glass-bead ribbon necklace> <ASOS owl necklace> <J.Crew gray quilted bag> <Banana Republic trench>

<J.Crew navy 1035 jacket in Super 120s – buy> <J.Crew navy telegraph pencil skirt in Super 120s – buy> <J.Crew silk boy shirt in french hen – buy> <J.Crew Mona patent pumps> <J.Crew pearl stud earrings – buy> <J.Crew hand-knotted pearl necklace>

I’m heading off to Japan tomorrow for another business trip, and I of course have a zillion things to do before I go (including laundry!).  The next 24 hours are going to be insane.  Thank goodness for business class and wine.


On the go

I didn’t take very many pictures from my business trip to Japan.  Our hotel rooms were tiny and not great for photos, and I completely forgot to take a pic on our day off.  We decided to use carry-on luggage only, so I brought one suit jacket with a dress and a skirt.  It worked out great, except that it was about 80 degrees and 180% humidity, so I just about melted in my wool suit… Super 120s may be perfect for San Francisco summers but I will definitely go for something lighter on my next trip overseas!

Anyhoo, here’s what I wore on the way to Japan:

— ASOS maxi dress (seen here) — J.Crew slouchy dolman-sleeve sweatshirt (seen here) — J.Crew factory patent bow ballet flats — Marc by March Jacobs sunglasses — Express pin (really old) —

I brought long, warm socks for the flight and was so comfy!  I’m glad I wore a dress–can’t imagine being constricted in jeans or pants for a 12+ hour flight.

And here’s a pic of me being silly at dinner after a long (hot) day of meetings.

— J.Crew charcoal 1035 jacket and keynote dress in super 120s (seen here) — J.Crew pearl necklace (on sale) — Michael Kors chronograph watch —

And a few pictures from Kyoto.  We walked seven miles and saw a ton of shrines and temples.  It is one of the most peaceful places I have ever been, the pictures really don’t do it justice!

Thanks for reading!