What I Wore 3.0 (More May Looks)

Here are my outfits from the rest of May.  More wacky weather, lots of dresses and skirts, and a few pictures from my husband.

Over Memorial Day weekend, my mom, three of her (seven!) brothers, and I went up to Sonoma to clean out my grandma’s storage unit.  It’s hard to believe she’s been gone for a year.  The unit was full of all kinds of crap (i.e., my grandma was a borderline hoarder) but a few of her things came home with me, including the rose pin I’m wearing below and an amazing vintage Christian Dior scarf!!  I never knew that my grandma loved scarves and pins.  It’s bittersweet to find out we had another thing in common only after she’s gone, but I’m so glad I’ll get to wear some of her favorite things!  She also had a framed picture of us with my mom from my law school graduation.  ❤

I’m sorry for flooding your inbox/feed with posts—I have so much catching up to do.  I am going to try to post on a regular basis once I get caught up.  We’ll see.  🙂

Thank you so much for reading!

Blondie, Esq.

2013.05.17 Fri

J.Crew Factory Charlie sweater in stripe (buy) // J.Crew three-quarter sleeve stretch shirt (similar) // J.Crew bootcut jeans // J.Crew Lulu leather peep toes in honey glaze // Chanel earrings

2013.05.20 Mon

J.Crew pacific blue marina-stripe three-button jacket // Lauren by Ralph Lauren floral dress // Kate Spade bag // J.Crew silver Everly mirror metallic pump (buy)

2013.05.21 Tues

J.Crew perfect shirt in chambray polka dot // J.Crew No. 2 pencil skirt in medallion paisley // J.Crew collection Contessa snakeskin-bow pumps // J.Crew hand-knotted pearl necklace

2013.05.22 Weds

Brooks Brothers shirt // J.Crew black Gallerist dress in Super 120s // Lauren by Ralph Lauren peep toe mary jane pumps

2013.05.23 Thurs

J.Crew navy three-button jacket (love this one) and city-fit classic trouser (similar) in pinstripe super 120s // J.Crew silk boy shirt in french hen // J.Crew French hen sweater // Vince Camuto platform peep-toe pumps

2013.05.24 Fri 1

J.Crew Factory classic trench // Gap 1969 printed always skinny skimmer jeans (other prints) // Chanel sunglasses

2013.05.24 Fri 2

spirit fingers

2013.05.24 Fri 3

J.Crew Factory long-sleeve lace-front tee // J.Crew silver Everly mirror metallic pump (buy) // Kate Spade mount perry rumor bag // t&j designs & Banana Republic bracelets

2013.05.25 Sat

J.Crew gray cashmere crewneck sweater // J.Crew Tilda oxford rhinestone top (buy) // J.Crew 4″ denim short (similar) // J.Crew leather capri sandals (buy) // Chanel sunglasses // Kate Spade bag

2013.05.28 Tues

J.Crew 1035 jacket in superfine cotton (buy) // J.Crew silk bow cami in kelly green  // J.Crew ankle toothpick jeans (similar) // J.Crew cool graphite Serengeti peep toes 

2013.05.29 Weds

J.Crew black cashmere tee dress // Old Navy men’s oxford shirt – buy // J.Crew tights // Kelsi Dagger Tiffany suede pumps

2013.05.30 Thurs

J.Crew Factory classic blazer in maraschino cherry (buy) // J.Crew navy Emmaleigh dress in Super 120s (buy) // Paolo bow pumps // Oroblu ‘Tricot’ Fishnet Tights (buy) // my grandmother’s rose pin ❤

2013.05.31 Fri

J.Crew 1035 jacket & origami sheath dress (buy) in wool crepe // J.Crew Mona printed pumps

Last Week in Instagram

I’ve been using Instagram for my blog pictures for the last few months (hey, might as well embrace the iPhone thing, right?).  If you follow me there, you’ve seen (most of) these pictures before.  But here are the details in case you want to do some shopping (or need things to add to your letter to Santa).  I’ve thought about giving up the blog in favor of Instagram all together, but the jury is still out.  In the meantime, here’s a photo dump!

*Wednesday night*
<J.Crew factory boatneck sweater dress – buy> <J.Crew gray fishnet tights (old)> <Old Navy booties> <J.Crew necklaces>

Sorry for the bad pictures!  It gets so dark in our house at night, and it was too late to take clear pictures on our way out to dinner.  This dress is a beautiful forrest/teal green–love it!  (And again, the picture doesn’t do the shape justice either!  Not sure what is going on in this one, but sharing nonetheless.)  I’ll have to wear it again soon.

<J.Crew sweater coat (old)> <J.Crew striped union suit (old) – similar> <J.Crew reindeer knee-socks> <Kate Spade say yes “mrs” necklace – buy>

Husband and I had a lovely, quiet Thanksgiving at home, and I couldn’t resist sharing my “outfit.”  🙂  Oh and I finally got this “mrs” necklace I’ve been dreaming about, even though I’m not a newlywed… I just love it!  We cooked together (I blanched things for the first time, major) and it was the best thanksgiving meal I’ve ever had.  Husband made turkey legs and wins confit-style with bacon fat… oh. my. gosh. was it good!  I’m still dreaming of leftovers…

Everyone did a lot of eating and sleeping this weekend, especially on Thursday; even the cats were worn out by the end of the day!

Friday night we celebrated the holiday with my mom and her brother.

<J.Crew jersey dress> <J.Crew dream open cardigan with pockets (old)> <J.Crew black super opaque tights – buy> <Zara leather high heel ankle boot – buy>  <Pin (old)> <t+j Designs luxe pave bow ring – buy>

I am still trying to get the hang of these new rollers.   I like the volume but it’s a bit hard to work with the curlers without getting lines in my hair.  Any tips would be greatly appreciated.  🙂

Sunday was another relaxing day.  Husband and I wandered around our neighborhood and he made the most amazing turkey stew with our leftovers.  (I think I just drooled writing this.  It was sooooooo good!)

<Charcoal gray cashmere turtleneck -gift from my dad – similar> <Old Navy men’s long sleeve tee> <J.Crew high-waisted skinny jean in Adore Me wash – buy> <J.Crew navy excursion quilted vest – buy> <Gap city flats (old) – buy> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

Pellegrino?  Check.  Neon flats?  Check.  Soup weather?  Check!

What a lovely holiday.  Now back to work!

<J.Crew factory professor blazer in maraschino cherry – buy> <J.Crew collection cashmere polka-dot sweater – buy> <Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt – buy> <Old Navy hirise retro flare jeans – similar-ish> <Zara leather high heel ankle boot – buy>

I am absolutely loving the weather in SF!  I could never enjoy wearing as many layers during my years in San Diego; even though it was always freezing in my office, it was way too warm outside for many cashmere sweater & wool blazer looks.  So I’m taking full advantage and piling on the warmth!  Also completely obsessed with my new ring from the lovely ladies at t+j Designs.

And, finally, here’s what I’m wearing today.

<J.Crew black cashmere tee dress (old) – buy> <J.Crew perfect shirt in chambray polka dot – buy> <K. Bell Socks fleece lined legging – buy> <J.Crew argyle knee-socks> <Bronx boots>

Thank you, thank you, thank you Tiffany for telling me about these amazing leggings!!  They are so soft and cozy without any added bulk.  I just ordered a few more pairs, and at less than $20, they don’t break the bank either!  Between the cashmere and the fleece leggings, I am snug as a bug in a rug today.

Phew… if you’re still there, thank you!  🙂  And I hope everyone had a lovely holiday!


Dots and Stripes

<J.Crew navy three-button jacket in pinstripe super 120s – similar and skirt – similar> <J.Crew Talitha blouse – similar> <J.Crew Mona patent leather pumps> <Gifted (from my dad) and J.Crew pearl necklaces – buy> <J.Crew pearl earrings – buy> <J.Crew factory printed scarf – similar>

The title of this post may seem misleading, because I realize that you might not be able to see these features in my iPhone pictures!  Oh well, I tried (the light in my hotel room is not the best).  These are some of my favorite tights from J.Crew, with swiss dots and back seams, and the suit is from J.Crew’s pinstripe Super 120s.  Once again, I’m in head-to-toe J.Crew.  I’d say oops except I’m not sorry and it wasn’t an accident!  🙂

Have a great day, y’all!


Instagram Overload

Here are a bunch of outfits from the last week.  Sunday was warm, Monday and Tuesday were hot, and then all of a sudden it was fall again.  What a crazy week!

<J.Crew keeper chambray shirt – buy,> <Old Navy floral maxi dress> <Gap leopard bow ballet flats> <t+j Designs necklace – buy> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

<J.Crew factory navy professor blazer – buy> <J.Crew origami sheath dress – buy> <J.Crew Mona printed pump> <J.Crew pearls> <Kate Spade Parisian lights Eiffel tower earrings> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

<J.Crew light gray two-button jacket and pencil skirt – similar here and here> <The Limited pintuck bow blouse – buy> <Enzo Angiolini pumps> <J.Crew pearls> <Chanel earrings> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses> <Lodis and Kate Spade bags> <Zoya Cynthia nail polish – buy>

<J.Crew charcoal 1035 jacket and pencil skirt in pinstripe Super 120s> <J.Crew merino turtleneck – similar> <J.Crew Mona leather pumps – buy> <Kate Spade bow flock sheer tights – buy> <Gifted necklace (my dad)> <Chanel earrings>

<J.Crew stripe popover sweatshirt> <Old Navy men’s button up shirt> <J.Crew ankle-zip mint toothpick jeans – buy> <Zara leather high heel ankle boot – buy> <J.Crew necklace>

<J.Crew summit green dream turtleneck sweater> <Old Navy hirise retro flare jeans> <J.Crew Bubble necklace – buy> <Paolo pumps>

<Gap pure body open v-neck tunic in new vineyard – buy> <Gap pure body leggings – buy> <Kristen Blake peacoat> <Gap leopard bow ballet flats> <Spun by Subtle Luxury scarf> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses> <Chanel earrings>

Hope y’all had a wonderful week!


Fleet Week

<J.Crew Trudy peacoat> <J.Crew denim short – similar)> <Jedidiah t-shirt (old)> <Scarf (gift from my dad)> <Nine west peep-toe booties> <Kate Spade knightsbridge mod helena shoulder bag> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

I wore this to get my hair done, walk around Pacific Heights, and eat dinner with husband.

In other news, the Blue Angels buzzed over our apartment all weekend.  Here are a few of husband’s shots from our roof.

Aren’t those amazing?  They were super loud, but I can imagine the pilots had so much fun.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!


Blowin in the Wind

I’m working from home today, which means I’m in sweats, sans makeup.  So here are some pictures from this weekend.

<< J.Crew denim jacket — Old Navy sunstitched gauze maxi dress — Gifted scarf — Old Navy cross-body bag — Gap leopard ballet flats — Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses >>

Husband’s mother and aunt were in town so we took a stroll around the neighborhood.  It was a lovely day, even though it was a bit cold and very windy (typical San Francisco summer weather).  We had a really nice visit and ate some great food.

Thanks for reading!



<< Banana Republic short-sleeve plaid dress (seen here) — J.Crew black 1035 jacket in Super 120s — Stuart Weitzman Platswoon pumps — Gifted scarf — Chanel earrings >>

Long day of meetings yesterday, so layers were in order.  I love how versatile J.Crew’s suiting jackets are.  (Well, let’s be honest–is there anything I don’t love about J.Crew?)

Thanks for stopping by!