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!

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 ~

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

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!


Belated Blogoversary

Hello friends!

I just realized that June 1st was the one year anniversary of my first outfit post!  I can’t believe how quickly this year went by.  Thank you so much for being a part of the fun!  The blog has caused me to be more creative in my styling, to think more about the clothes that I buy, and to love the things in my closet.  Plus I’ve met a fantastic community of bloggers who provide me with endless inspiration and closets to covet.  In the words of this lovely lady, here’s to another year of high heels and high hopes!  🙂

On to some of the outfits I wore this week.  I worked from home on Monday, which meant I spent the day in comfy clothes with no makeup.  Bliss!  I forgot to take a picture of my suit on Tuesday (I wore this dress with a black jacket and a gray striped shirt), but here’s what I wore after work.


— J.Crew cordoroy jacket — Gap striped turtleneck  (seen here) — J.Crew high-waisted skinny jean — Kate Spade necklace — Coach bag — Nine West peep-toe booties (seen here) — Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses —

Husband and I went out for dinner and then stopped by the roof deck to watch the sunset.  But it was really windy and cold, so we didn’t last very long.

Another day, another suit.


— J.Crew light heather graphite two-button jacket and Durham pant in super 120s (similar here and here) — Vince Camuto platform peep-toe pumps (seen here) — Banana Republic v-neck cardigan — Brooks Brothers three-quarter gingham shirt — t+j Designs pearl & rhinestone earrings (only $12!!) —


 — J.Crew charcoal pinstripe 1035 jacket and Emmaleigh dress (seen here) — J.Crew tissue turtleneck tee — Cole Haan patent pumps —

—  Zoya Coraline nail polish (buy here) —

Finally, this is what I wore today.

— J.Crew sweet papaya refined canvas Fiona jacket (seen here) — Old Navy floral dress — Banana Republic peep-toe pumps — Chanel earrings —

We had a client meeting today, so no casual Friday, but the sun was shining and I couldn’t bring myself to wear a suit.  And I finally splurged after six years of coveting and bought these amazing earrings!!  I’m pretty sure you will see them on me every day from here on out.  I am madly in love.

Oh and check out this adorable gift from my new (ridiculously awesome) employer.  I have no idea how I made it 32 years without seeing this quote because it’s pretty much me in a nutshell (or, in this case, on a plate).  This is a temporary location; someday when we actually finish unpacking and start decorating, I’ll take another picture to show you it’s full cuteness.

That’s all folks!  As always, thank you for reading!  And have a great weekend.


Baby it’s cold outside

Details: shawl-neck cashmere sweater (similar), J.Crew
double-breasted wool blazer- perfect-fit tank, J.Crew
 pony leopard platform pumps, Ivanka Trump (seen here)
 monogram pendant, Bauble Bar (seen here); bootcut jeans, Gap
Green crystal square statement ring, t+j Designs
watch, Lacoste; nails, Sooki by Zoya
lips, Urban Decay super-saturated high gloss lip color in Fbomb 

Today’s high: 61 degrees.  Brr!  But don’t worry, my office a/c is on full blast, just in case.  I picked up this cute blazer last year, which I love even though double-breasted jackets are a no-no for ladies with volume on top.  (See how it doesn’t quite lay right?  Me either.  Denial, it’s not just a river in Egypt.)  It’s a great layering piece because it’s light and warm.  Wool and cashmere are helping me avoid my space heater, so far…  Here’s a questionable bathroom picture to help you see the details on the jacket (please ignore the cat box):

I have a ridiculous amount of work to do this week, and yet all I can think about is turkey.  And stuffing.  And gravy.  And mashed potatoes.  And all the other good things that come on the side.  Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday: no religious drama, celebration of food and drink, and people being grateful and happy.  What’s not to like?  Luckily I have these leopard shoes to distract me.

Happy Monday y’all!

Blondie, Esq.


Blouse / Trousers / Cardigan / Demi fireball and green fluorite stone-bead ribbon necklaces – J.Crew (fireball necklace also seen here)

Shoes – Nine West; Nails – Zoya (Emme on fingers, Katy on toes)


Snapped a few quick shots of yesterday’s outfit.  Pardon the wrinkles – this is what happens when you sit at your desk for 12+ hours a day.  I need to be better about leaving extra time in the mornings for the real photographer to take wrinkle free shots.  The trousers have pinstripes, although you can’t really tell.  And I love these necklaces from J.Crew!  I wish I could take credit for the look, but alas, it was J.Crew’s styling first.  These are two of my favorite pieces of jewelry, together and on their own.

Busy day today and headed to SF for the day tomorrow.  Where did the month of June go?!


Blondie, Esq.

Ruffles y Floras

Blouse / Cardigan / Bag – J.Crew; Jeans – Gap; Shoes – Guess; Watch – Lacoste;

Nails – Zoya (Minka and Katy);

Necklace (that you can’t really see and that I’m still obsessed with) – Tiffany

Sorry for my extended absence – I have been working virtually 24/7 (sadly, not exaggerating), which means less creativity left over for my outfits, more days dressed in jeans, and a general appearance that is not suitable for pictures.   But I had to snap a few quick pictures today after work because I love this ruffled top from J.Crew!  (Please excuse my questionably air-dried hair and slightly crazed expression.)  It’s definitely one of my favorite items of clothing.  I love all the different colors, which makes it much more versatile.   I’d wear it every day if I could; it always makes me smile.

Oh, and I was trying to get a close up of the little flower on my shoes and couldn’t keep Lucy out of the pictures.


I haven’t worn them since last summer and they are a little too big for me, so I’m wearing these fantastic and sparkly cushions by Foot Petals.   They give me a little more cushion in sky high heels and keep my feet from sliding forward.  Perfect!

Also, still obsessed with Zoya nail polish.  See Ex. A.:

 You can’t quite see the color on my toes, but it’s a lovely, creamy fuschia.  And this nude is perfect for my very fair skin.

Okay time for dinner and wine and bed and work.  And repeat.


Blondie, Esq.