Suit Up

I’ve been reaching more for separates than suits lately but here are a few business looks from the past few months.  I do love how easy and professional suits are (very extra helpful for early mornings).  J.Crew remains my favorite store for suits (and J.Crew Factory has been a close second lately!).  I tried a few new brands this year but everything went straight back to the store (issues with quality, fit, or both).  If you’re starting your business dress collection, I recommend subscribing to J.Crew’s email list and stocking up during sales.  And I try to wear a fun color or shoe whenever I’m in a suit, which (hopefully) makes it a bit less stuffy and boring.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,
Blondie, Esq.

2013.07.12 fri

~ J.Crew charcoal 1035 jacket (buy) and 1035 trousers (buy) in pinstripe Super 120s
~  J.Crew silk sweater ~ J.Crew Factory printed tissue scarf (seen) ~
~ Vince Camuto Kain pumps (buy) ~

2013.07.15 mon

~ J.Crew Factory lightweight wool jacket (buy) and pencil skirt (buy) ~
~ J.Crew Blythe blouse in retro jade (buy) ~ J.Crew Trixie heels in warm ivory ~

2013.07.19 fri

~ J.Crew navy jacket (love this) & pencil skirt in pinstripe Super 120s (buy) ~
~J.Crew Jackie shell (buy) ~ Banana Republic scarf ~
~ J.Crew fleur patterned peep-toe heels in deep atlantic ~

2013.07.29 close up

~ t+j Designs Luxe Turquoise Flower Petal Necklace (on sale!) ~
~ J.Crew cool graphite Serengeti peep toes ~

2013.07.29 mon

~ Banana Republic sweater ~
~  J.Crew charcoal 1035 jacket (buy) & in-box pencil skirt in super 120s ~

2013.08.21 weds

~ J.Crew charcoal 1035 jacket (buy) & Emmaleigh dress in pinstripe super 120s (buy) ~
~ Steven by Steve Madden green Ravesh pump (buy) (one of my favorite pairs) ~
~ Bauble Bar monogram necklace ~2013.09.13 fri
~ Brooks Brothers non-iron shirt (similar) ~
~ J.Crew black jacket & pencil skirt in super 120s ~
~ Chanel earrings ~ J.Crew Factory big dot tights (buy) ~

2013.09.24 tues

~ J.Crew light heather graphite jacket (similar) & pencil skirt (similar) in super 120s  ~
~ Zara navy court shoe (buy) ~ J.Crew Factory printed gathered tank ~
~  J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace (buy) ~

2013.09.25 weds

~ J.Crew navy jacket & Emmaleigh dress in pinstripe super 120s (buy) ~
~ Banana Republic Mad Men collection geo silk scarf in shamrock ~
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Weekends

First, thank you all for the helpful and sweet comments on my last post!  It’s nice to know that I’m not writing in a vacuum.  🙂  Thank you so much for your support and for sticking with my lil ole blog despite my months of absence.  Y’all are the best!!!

Second, I’m trying a new method for catching up on outfits for the past few (er, three) months, so here is my first post: weekend looks.  Summer weather in SF is completely random and unpredictable.  For the most part it was cooooooold, but the sun did pay us a few visits here and there.  We did a lot of walking this summer so my weekend looks center around comfortable shoes (an absolute necessity in this city).

Thank you so much for reading!

xoxo,
Blondie, Esq.

2013.06.29 sat

~ J.Crew rugby-striped dress in fresco green (buy) ~ Coach bag (super old) ~
~  J.Crew Factory patent bow ballet flats ~ Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses ~
~ t+j Designs silver crystal heart studs (on sale!) ~

2013.07.13 cheers

Aptly named Zoya Sweet nail polish (buy)

2013.07.13 sat

~ J.Crew poplin Bridget dress ~ J.Crew silver Everly mirror metallic pumps (similar) ~
~ t+j Designs earrings (I think?) ~

2013.07.14 sun

~ J.Crew Factory tailored boy blazer in navy seersucker (buy) ~
~ Guess bow peep-toe heels ~ J.Crew ruffled leopard top ~
~ J.Crew ankle toothpick jeans (similar) ~ J.Crew pave heart ring and studs ~

2013.07.21 sun

J.Crew excursion quilted vest (2012 ) (Factory, 2013) ~
~ J.Crew Factory navy gingham shirt (buy) ~ Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses ~
~ Gap 1969 camo always skinny skimmer jeans (similar) ~

2013.07.27 sat

~ Old Navy 3/4-sleeve jersey dress ~ J.Crew belt ~ Enzo Angiolini peep-toe heels ~

2013.08.04 sun

~ J.Crew garment-dyed ankle-zip toothpick jean in spearmint (similar) ~
~  J.Crew Factory intarsia Charley bow sweater (similar) ~
~ Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat ~

2013.08.11 sun

~ J.Crew dream open cardigan with pockets ~ Gap gingham scarf ~
~ Chanel sunglasses ~ Guess Layla headphones (buy) ~
~ American Eagle skinny jean in light vintage destroy (buy) ~

2013.08.24 sat

~ J.Crew Dree dress (similar) ~ Old Navy textured short-zip boots in camel (buy) ~
~ J.Crew classic merino long cardigan in vintage kelly (buy) ~
~ Bauble Bar monogram necklace ~ J.Crew belt ~ Coach bag ~ 

2013.08.25 sun

~ J.Crew Factory mint stripe button-down shirt ~ J.Crew denim short ~
~ Old Navy lightweight surplus jacket in camouflage green (similar) ~
~ Old Navy ankle boots (2011, similar) ~ J.Crew Factory printed tissue scarf ~

2013.09.02 mon

~ Gap navy fitted boyfriend cat print shirt (buy) ~ Coach pave bow ring ~
~ J.Crew bag ~ Celine New Audrey sunglasses ~
2013.09.07 sat
~ J.Crew Factory Anya cap toe ballet flats (similar) ~
~ J.Crew Factory Whittier purse in collegiate green ~
2013.09.08 sun
~ J.Crew navy polka dot Elinor dress ~ J.Crew bag ~
~ Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump (buy) ~
2013.09.15 sunJ.Crew infinity cardigan in dark raisin (similar) ~ J.Crew ruffled silk shell ~
~ American Eagle hi-rise skinny jean (similar) ~ J.Crew bag ~

2013.09.21 Sat

~ J.Crew rainy day ballet flats ~

2013.09.22 sun

~ J.Crew Boyfriend military jacket ~ Spun by Subtle Luxury scarf ~ Husband’s tee ~

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!

xoxo,
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

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.  🙂

xoxo,
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!

xoxo,
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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Yoda!!!

What I Wore (in April)

Playing catch up, as usual!  Here are a few looks, starting where we left off in April (time flies!).  On the plus side, maybe some of the things I’m wearing are now on sale.  🙂

Thanks for reading!

xoxo,
Blondie, Esq.

04.19 fri

J.Crew 1035 jacket in superfine cotton (buy) // Banana Republic short-sleeve plaid dress // Nordstrom back seam stockings in black (buy) // Vince Camuto Kain pumps (buy)

04.20 sat

American Eagle maxi dress // J.Crew cardigan // J.Crew leather belt (similar) // J.Crew sandals // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (loving these)

04.21 sun

J.Crew pleated cotton dress // Gap checked scarf // Kate Spade bag // Chanel sunglasses // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat (buy) // Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in 19 (Fuchsia in Rage) (buy)

04.22 mon 1

J.Crew solid embossed beach dress in bright seaside (find it on eBay!) // Banana Republic cardigan // Guess peep toe bow pumps // Bauble Bar monogram necklace // J.Crew anchor earrings and ring

04.22 mon 2

My awesome shoe guy in San Diego fixed these puppies for me a few years ago – just love them too much to let a few rips get in the way!  And the patches have held up great.  🙂

04.23 Tues

J.Crew black 1035 jacket (buy) and in-box pencil skirt in super 120s // J.Crew floral ruffled top (similar) // J.Crew Joley tortoise peep toes // J.Crew Factory earrings // Oroblu ‘Tricot’ Fishnet Tights (buy)

04.24 weds

Banana Republic pants (similar) // Brooks Brothers striped shirt // J.Crew Jackie cardigan (buy // similar) // J.Crew collection Contessa snakeskin-bow pumps

04.25 thurs 1

J.Crew cashmere tee dress // Nordstrom back seam stockings in light beige (buy) // J.Crew bubble necklace  // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat

04.25 thurs 2

Christian Louboutin Love Me pump // J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace (buy)

04.26 fri

J.Crew french terry popover // J.Crew embellished tank // Old Navy hirise flare jeans // t&j Designs light blue pyramid bracelet

Latest Looks from Instagram

Hola amigos!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already seen most of these pictures.  But here are the details on what I wore and where you can find it (or something similar).  If you don’t follow me on Instagram, then it’s all new to you.  🙂

As always, thanks for reading.  I really appreciate it!

xoxo,
Blondie, Esq. ❤

03.28 thurs

J.Crew navy excursion quilted vest // J.Crew slouchy dolman-sleeve sweatshirt (seen) // American Eagle hi rise jegging in dark indigo wash (buy) // Nike Dunk Sky Hi wedge sneaker (similar) // J.Crew Factory lightweight long printed scarf in spearmint white (buy) // Celine Audrey sunglasses

03.29 fri

J.Crew classic merino long cardigan in vintage kelly (similar) // J.Crew striped silk bow cami (seen) // J.Crew bootcut jeans (similar) // J.Crew Joley tortoise peep toes // t+j Designs enamel hoop earrings

04.01 mon 2

J.Crew Jackie cardigan (buy — similar) // J.Crew Blythe blouse in polka dot (buy) // Gap white 1969 legging skimmer jean (buy)

04.01 mon 1

Urban Decay The Glinda Palette (buy) // J.Crew silver Everly mirror metallic pump (buy)

04.02 Tues

Brooks Brothers lavender non-iron fitted large check shirt // J.Crew charcoal Emmaleigh dress in pinstripe super 120s (buy) // Vince Camuto Kain pumps (buy) // Nordstrom black fishnet tights (buy)

04.03 weds

J.Crew Factory navy classic wool blazer (buy) // J.Crew Factory cotton pencil skirt (buy) // J.Crew Jackie shell (buy) // Ivanka Trump pony leopard Pinkish platform pump // Oroblu sable ‘Tricot” fishnet tights (buy) // Banana Republic Mad Men collection geo silk scarf in shamrock (buy)

04.04 thurs 2

Gap v-neck sweater // The Limited pintuck bow blouse // American Eagle hi rise jegging in dark indigo wash (buy) // Chooka polka dot rain boots (buy)

04.04 thurs 1

Yves Saint Laurent eyeliner in blue azure (buy) //  Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in extreme blue (buy) layered over Diorshow mascara in azure blue (buy) // Yves Saint Laurent ‘Rouge Volupté’ Lipstick in #5 (#12 is similar) // t+j Designs luxe pave bow ring (buy) // Incoco staccato nail strips (buy)