Viva Las Vegas

Hello friends!

I flew to Las Vegas last night for a work conference.  To my surprise and delight, the Legends at SFO is now selling these:

03.06 air

Here’s what I wore on the plane and out for drinks last night (because on Wednesdays we wear pink).

03.06 weds

J.Crew Factory gray classic wool blazer – buy // J.Crew ruffled floral top (old)/ American Eagle hi rise jegging in dark indigo wash – buy // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump –buy // Chanel sunglasses

After the bumpiest flight I’ve ever experienced (my heart was pounding as drinks went flying), I made it safely to the lovely Cosmopolitan.  Unfortunately (fortunately!), they were out of the room I booked so I ended up in this gorgeous suite!  Here are some pictures, although they don’t do it justice.

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View from the balcony last night

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03.07 v 1

View from the balcony this morning.  Cold but lovely!

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And here’s what I’m wearing today.  Lawyered on top and Vegas on the bottom?  (No, I know this is just lawyered.  But go with it.)

03.07 thurs

J.Crew bright seaside Emmaleigh dress in Super 120s – buy // J.Crew boyfriend cardigan – similar // Kate Spade wedge pumps // Tiffany bow pendant – buy // J.Crew printed iPhone 5 case – buy

(Soooooo I am aware that my obsession over this dress is a bit out of control… I have it in many different colors and fabrics.  But the fit is so great I could not resist adding just one more, because, this color!!!  Enough said.)

Happy Thursday!  Thanks for reading.  🙂

xoxo,

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So January happened

Wow, I really hoped to post more than once a month in 2013!  I will do my best to make March a better month than February.

That said, here’s January in a nutshell.  More catch up.  More outfits.  Lots of color.  Lots of work.  Not much else to report!

xoxo,

01.01.13 Tues 1J.Crew cashmere tee dress (old) – buy // J.Crew factory anya cap toe ballet flats // Kate Spade skinny mini long bow necklace – buy // Windsor burgundy high-waisted liquid legging – buy
01.01.13 tues 2Christian Louboutin Love Me pump
01.01.13 tues 3
01.03.12 thursJ.Crew heather jungle collection cashmere boyfriend cardigan – buy // Banana Republic short-sleeve plaid dress // Bauble Bar monogram necklace // J.Crew Everly suede pump in deep violet – buy
01.04.13 FriJ.Crew black 1035 jacket in Super 120s – buy // Old Navy men’s oxford shirt – buy // J.Crew Everly cap toe glitter pump in peacock feather – buy
01.07 mon 1Old Navy hirise flare jeans // J.Crew v-neck sweater // Express turtleneck (viejo) // Chanel earrings // Katniss hair
01.08.13 TuesJ.Crew factory professor blazer in camel – buy // J.Crew French hen sweater // J.Crew perfect shirt in leopard // J.Crew black pencil skirt in Super 120s – buy // J.Crew Mona colorblock pumps // J.Crew opaque tights
01.09.13 wedsJ.Crew Talitha blouse in vintage berry // J.Crew tights // J.Crew navy Emmaleigh dress in pinstripe super 120s – buy  // J.Crew black Everly suede pumps – buy // J.Crew collection cashmere crewneck cardigan – buy  // Kate Spade say yes “mrs” necklace – buy // Kate Spade Parisian lights Eiffel tower earrings
01.10.13 thursJ.Crew factory classic sweater dress in fiesta purple – buy // J.Crew chunky cable knit tights // Kelsi Dagger suede platform pumps // wide cashmere wrap in vintage kelly – buy
01.11 fri 1J.Crew collection cashmere turtleneck sweater in pine – buy // J.Crew high-waisted skinny jean in Adore Me wash // J.Crew Jacquard dot popover (old) – similar // J.Crew Factory patent bow flats // J.Crew camel coat – similar // Old Navy mini messenger bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses
01.12 satJ.Crew neon fuchsia cashmere tee dress – buy // J.Crew tights // Bronx boots // J.Crew cashmere wrap (old) — similar // Kristen Blake peacoat — similarish // J.Crew calf hair gloves // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses
01.14 monJ.Crew tissue turtleneck tee, classic merino long cardigan (buy), wide cashmere wrap (buy) in vintage kelly // J.Crew ankle stretch toothpick jeans in sea blue // Enzo Angiolini pink patent Cimino pumps – buy // J.Crew Tartine tote in blossom black – buy (the perfect work bag)
01.15 tuesJ.Crew sleeveless shift dress in stretch wool (buy) and opaque tights in dark grape // J.Crew black two-button jacket in Super 120s — similar // t+j designs luxe brooch pendant necklace // Nine West peep-toe booties
01.16 weds 1J.Crew fuchsia navy collection cashmere polka-dot sweater – buy (on sale!) // J.Crew navy pencil skirt in Super 120s – buy // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt – buy // J.Crew Mona patent pumps

01.16 weds 2

Old Navy hirise flare jeans // Nike Dunk Sky Hi wedge sneaker – similar

01.16 weds 3

01.17 thurs

J.Crew schoolboy blazer in houndstooth – similar (on sale!) // J.Crew Factory artist boatneck tee //  J.Crew high-waisted skinny jean in Adore Me wash // Pour la Victoire wedge pumps – Cashmere scarf (can’t remember where it came from!) // t+j Designs luxe pave bow ring – buy

01.18 fri 1

Gap bootcut jeans – similar // J.Crew Tippi sweater in stripe // J.Crew favorite tank – buy // J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace – buy // J.Crew Joley tortoise peep toes

01.18 fri 2

J.Crew stripe popover sweatshirt // J.Crew favorite tank – buy // J.Crew Factory destroyed vintage matchstick jeans – similar> // Christian Louboutin pigalle spikes – buy // t+j Designs delicate link metal necklace (c/o)

01.21 mon

J.Crew Trudy peacoat // Brooks Brothers non-iron tailored fit shirt – buy // J.Crew jeweled sweater // Old Navy white hirise flare jeans // J.Crew bluebird Martina suede wedges – buy // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses // J.Crew tartine tote in blossom black – buy

01.22 tues

J.Crew navy three-button jacket (similar) & Emmaleigh dress (buy) in pinstripe super 120s – // The Limited pintuck bow blouse // J.Crew Factory polka-dot tights // Cole Haan pumps

01.23 weds

J.Crew Factory classic blazer & pencil skirt in black watch plaid // J.Crew Victoria ruffle shirt // Stuart Weitzman Platswoon pump – buy // Kate Spade Parisian lights Eiffel tower earrings // J.Crew opaque tights (I think?)

01.24 thurs

J.Crew sequin bow cardigan // J.Crew black pencil skirt in Super 120s – buy // J.Crew byzantine blue Blythe silk blouse – buy // Stuart Weitzman Platswoon pump – buy // t+j Designs crystal bow earrings // t+j Designs luxe pave bow ring – buy

01.25 fri

J.Crew factory banded shift dress in viridian green- buy (on sale!) // J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace – buy // J.Crew tights // Zara leather high heel ankle boot

01.26 sat

J.Crew bow coat in vibrant fuchsia // Gap ultra skinny pants – buy // Old Navy long jersey-linen tee in black stripe // Ivanka Trump pony leopard Pinkish platform pump

01.27 sun

J.Crew sweater dress // Brooks Brothers three-quarter gingham shirt with stripes // J.Crew opaque tights // J.Crew factory anya cap toe ballet flats // Chanel earrings

01.28 mon

J.Crew charcoal gray 1035 jacket and keynote dress in Super 120s // Banana Republic snakeskin platform pumps (old) // J.Crew backseam tights // Chanel earrings // Tiffany bow pendant – buy

01.29 tues

J.Crew gray collection cashmere polka-dot sweater // J.Crew black peacoat (old) // Old Navy men’s oxford shirt – buy // American Eagle leggings // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat – buy // t+j Designs silver crystal heart studs – buy

01.30 weds

J.Crew neon fuchsia classic merino long cardigan – buy // J.Crew sunshine peonies perfect shirt in blossom // J.Crew corduroy skirt // Kate Spade gold sparkle fishnet tights // Paolo bow pumps

01.31 thurs

J.Crew Factory lightweight wool jacket – buy and pencil skirt – buy // Gap turtleneck sweater // Banana Republic necklace // J.Crew super opaque black tights // J.Crew bluebird Martina suede wedges – buy // J.Crew high-waisted skinny jean in Adore Me wash

Glitter

Here’s what I wore last Friday.  (I am so behind!)

<J.Crew Trudy peacoat – seen> <Gap black always skinny pant – similar> <J.Crew Blythe silk blouse – buy> <J.Crew perfect shirt in chambray polka dot – buy> <Christian Louboutin glitter Ron Ron pump – seen> <J.Crew mini ram bangle> <Tiffany bow pendant – buy>

First, let apologize for the horrible pictures!  I completely forgot to snap some during the day and so I was forced to use my dim lobby when I got home after a long day, happy hour(s), and dinner.  So if you’d like to see other pics of the things I wore today, please click the links above.  🙂

Second, thanks for your patience, dear readers.  For daily updates, please check out my instagram (@blondieesquire – of course).

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,

Glamour Shot

<J.Crew Factory lightweight wool jacket – buy – and pencil skirt – buy> <J.Crew Calista cami – similar> <Kate Spade belt> <J.Crew Mona patent pumps> <Tiffany bow pendant – buy>

Clearly (I hope!) I am being facetious.  I snapped these quick shots at court today – it was over 80 degrees in the City and over 90 where I was in the Peninsula!  Holy hotness.  This suit is great for hot days — the fabric is lightweight wool, so it’s not as warm as the Super 120s fabric, and it doesn’t wrinkle like the Superfine cotton.  J.Crew Factory scores again!

Hope y’all had a great Monday!

xoxo,

Memories

On Sunday, we drove up to Sonoma for my grandmother’s memorial service.

<J.Crew cardigan> <American Eagle maxi dress (seen here)> <Banana Republic scarf> <J.Crew patent bow ballet flats> <Tiffany bow pendant> <J.Crew pearl stud earrings> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

She donated her body to science (how cool was she??) so it was just a service for memories and to say farewell.  It was a lovely ceremony; it made my heart happy to see how many lives my grandma touched.  She was a tireless and passionate advocate for social justice, and I’m so proud to be her granddaughter.

Goodbye grandma, I love you!

xoxo,

Je Rêve de Paris

Happy Wednesday, friends!  Here’s what I’ve been wearing so far this week.

<Monday> <J.Crew black 1035 jacket and trousers (similar here) in Super 120s > <J.Crew flocked Calista cami> <BGBGirls patent pumps> <J.Crew patent animal print belt> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses> <Piel women’s large business tote>

I’ve been searching for a new work bag for a long time.  None of the bags I have right now are big enough to hold my laptop, iPad, files, and the day to day necessities (sunglasses, makeup, planner, etc.).  So I was always a two purse carrying bitch, at least according to one of the lovely women who hangs out outside the court house (best insult ever!).  This one is huge but I’m okay with that–it holds everything I could ever need and more, it zips on top to keep everything under wraps (very handy for courthouse security), and I love the red leather.  Plus I have an excuse to carry my cute new clutch around every time I leave the office!

<Tuesday> <J.Crew Habderdashery button up (similar here)> <J.Crew navy featherweight cashmere shell (old)> <Old Navy hirise retro flare jeans> <J.Crew Factory Maryann wedges> <J.Crew classic link bracelet> <Gifted hot pink bracelet> <Kate Spade Parisian lights Eiffel tower earrings> <Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses>

<Wednesday> <J.Crew Jackie cardigan (old)> <J.Crew ruffled blouse (similar here)> <Banana Republic belt> <Anthropologie skirt> <Paolo pumps via Nordstrom> <Chanel earrings> <Tiffany bow pendant> <Kate Spade Garance Dore Georgie clutch>

How cute is this Georgie bag?  I can’t get enough of this print.

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

xoxo,

Polka Dot Obsession

<< J.Crew navy polka dot Elinor dress — J.Crew cardigan (old, seen here) — Enzo Angiolini Cimino pumps — Coach pave bow ring — Tiffany bow pendant >>

I bought this dress in January and today was the perfect day for its debut: 75 and sunny in the city.  But the real stars of today’s outfit are my new shoes!

I bought them to replace my very first pair of pointy toe stilettos, which I’ve had for years (seen here).  My old heels finally gave out (literally, one heel broke off!) and I was heart broken, so when I saw these on Zappos, I jumped.  And I like them even more than the first pair!  The ties/bows on the heels are so cute.

And, of course, Lucy inserted herself into my pictures today.  It’s really too bad that she’s so shy.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,