Attention Friends and Family


First off, I want to apologize. If you’re seeing 101 Shopbop sale posts today it’s because we really want you to be able to take advantage of it. I mean, I’m guessing that a lot of us will be together during the Thanksgiving holiday with our friends and family. Which means now is the perfect time to collate your wish list of items from Shopbop and place one big order together. Because the more you order the more you save and what says “togetherness” more than pooling resources? Plus, you can do it from the comfort of your couch while you’re slipping into a food coma. It’s a win-win!


And in case you need some ideas, here are some outfits I put together from items on my Shopbop wishlist. Some sale exclusions may apply, of course.


Destroyed Skinnies | Plaid duck boots | Plaid Shirt | Messenger bag | Jacket

The jeans and boots are already on sale. The jacket and the bag are total wishlist items because they are WAY out of my price range. And the top, well, I kind of wish I had seen it before I reordered my other favorite plaid shirt.


Striped sweater | Black jeans | Watch | Booties | Scarf

Keeping it nice and basic, here. Because, really, what more do you need than a sweater, jeans, booties and a scarf? Well, other than a black and gold watch which I is the one item I really want for Christmas. Maybe not this exact watch, but something similar. I have a brown and gold watch but no black and gold. My slightly matchy-matchy nature finds this to be a problem when getting dressed some mornings.


Leggings | Sports bra | Sneakers

Okay, in the spirit of full disclosure, I wouldn’t workout in just a sports bra. Unless it was this one. Maybe. I mean, pizza is my FAVORITE food! Seriously. They also had a Powered by Pinot one that I should have ordered already since wine is my second favorite food. Sadly, that one sold out on Shopbop but is still available directly from Barber.

Anyway, I would not be sad if any of these items found their way under the tree. Which means I think I need to have a discussion with my mom after dinner on Thursday.

The sale begins at 7am EASTERN TIME Tuesday November 24th and will end at 11:59pm PACIFIC TIME on November 30th. 


Pinterest Parallels [Vol. 15]

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall · Pinterest Parallels

I pinned this outfit a year ago and had all the pieces to recreate it….except for the shoes. It occurred to me when I finally wore it that I could have worn my leopard flats but, look, I finally have brown flats so I was going to wear them!


Sweater – Forever 21 (similar) | Shirt – J. Crew (similar) | Pants – The Limited (same) | Shoes – Dr. Scholl’s (same) | Watch – Nixon c/o Shopbop (same)

Also, I know everyone was gushing about the weather in Chicago being abnormally warm for the first part of November but, I have to say, I was enjoying it, too. I mean, I wore this outfit with just my trench coat and was perfectly fine! Even with flats and exposed feet. Crazy, right? This time last year it was boots all the time.


Also, funny story about this plaid shirt. See, originally I got it in a size 2 as a gift. That size always felt a little bit tight across the shoulders and in the armpits, though, so after a few months I sold it on eBay and bought it in a size 4.

Then I was wearing it at work about a month ago. I went to the gym on my lunch break and when I put the shirt back on afterward I realized I had hulked-out of it and there was literally a shredded hole under one arm! Not on seam, either. A legit shredded hole just in the fabric.

I guess there is a downside to weight lifting.

Anyway, I loved that shirt so much (clearly since I’d already bought it myself once) that I immediately took to eBay again. However, this time I couldn’t find it in a 4….so I bought a 6. And it still fits! I probably paid too much for a used shirt, but, hey, when you like something you like something.



So that’s what you wear with leggings

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

As I’ve mentioned previously, I have this weird thing with leggings. But, this is why I love Le Tote. One of you lovely readers mentioned I should try a tunic or a dress that seemed just a tad too short and see if I could make leggings work that way. Good call! Because one day last week I just wanted to be comfy. Thankfully I had added this tunic/dress to my Le Tote closet and it was perfect.


Dress – Le Tote (same) | Leggings – Old Navy (similar) | Boots – DSW (similar) | Scarf – gift (similar)

I really liked this outfit….except my leggings were too big! I never thought I’d need to buy leggings, though, and Old Navy doesn’t have these exact ones any more. I’ve heard good things about the Zella leggings from Nordstrom, though, so I might have to check those out.

Also, I think I might re-wear this exact same outfit for Thanksgiving before I send back my Tote. Leggings plus tunic seem like the perfect combination for eating and lounging, am I right?



Then and Now [Vol. 10]

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall · Then and Now

First, thanks for the great discussion on Friday’s post! Along those same lines, instead of bathroom selfies today, we have the return of the stairwell photos!


Sweater – Express (similar) | Jeans – Loft (similar) | Boots – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same) | Necklace – clothing swap (similar) | Watch – c/o JORD (same

When I wore this outfit last week I spent a good portion of the day feeling a sense of deja vu. Why? Because I basically wore the exact same outfit earlier this year. Just with a different sweater.


Original outfit

I think one of the times I wore my camo jeans one of you mentioned that they would look good with red. That was the thought that was on my mind when I put together this outfit, not that I’d already worn such a similar outfit in the past.

But, hey, I see comments all the time that people like seeing the same pieces worn again so hopefully you’re not all like, “Ugh. Can’t she come up with something else?”

At least my hair is different?