Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Warmth Beats Style

  All I want is to be warm.  Looking good matters not a bit when you are too cold to enjoy it.

  Anyways, if you are sacrificing warmth for style, most likely people are not looking at you today because you look good. They are probably thinking you must be really cold.

  All I want is fleece, more fleece, quilting, down, thermoball technology, cashmere, merino wool, silk camisoles, waterproof boots, gloves with smart touch, scarves with fringe, and a hot cup of coffee in a to-go cup so I can keep my hands warm and extra fleece.

  How people look when we are dressing for warmth is pretty universal.  The nice thing about this is that since we kind of all dress the same right now we can notice the person instead of what they are wearing, and think about everything else.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

ootd -Eileen Fisher Anorak

Eileen Fisher jacket | J. Crew striped top | Tory Burch flats | J Brand jeans

Back when I saw this jacket at the Rack for an amazing price, I wasn't sure if it was a style I would wear very often, but I felt it was a risk I could take since it was a good deal.  Turns out I have been wearing it quite frequently- I bought it in the Spring and wore it a lot then, and again now that the cool and slightly drizzly Fall weather is upon us. It has a hood that is reassuring when you aren't sure if it is going to rain or not.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wolford Toeless Sheer Tights (aka Nylons) & Sizing Info

  These toeless tights by Wolford were perfect for me last weekend.  I wore them with some strappy shoes and a mini dress for an evening out last weekend. They are made with two openings at the bottom of each foot- one for your big toe and the other for the rest.  These were perfectly invisible so I could have the coverage for my legs yet still wear strappy heels without my toes covered in nylons and their seams.

   I read a review that someone posted saying that the tights ran the first time they wore them, but I didn't have that experience.  Certainly be careful putting them on because they are delicate.  Mine are ready for another use whenever I want them.  I saved the packaging and have folded them back onto it so I can tell them apart from the regular pantyhose in drawer.

  Here's the sizing info on the back:

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


  It didn't take me long to decide I would like a pair of these sandals by Fleeps after I saw a friend of mine wearing her new bright yellow ones.  The style is pleasantly novel, and they come in so many pretty colors.  

  I already have a few pairs of havaianas in a couple of bright colors so I thought it would be nice to order these in "galaxy blue" because the dark color against my frog's-underbelly-white feet would highlight the Fleep's unusual style:

The way to wear them is to slide the straps until it fits comfortably around your ankle and then tuck the loose end of the strap into itself, like you might do with a long belt.  Fleeps go up to size 11. I found them to be true to size.  They are really lightweight and there is enough cushioning that I didn't feel any little rocks walking through the parking lot while out running errands.

  Another nice feature of Fleeps is the company's pledge of 10% of  the purchase price of each pair goes to funding the Fleeps Foundation, which in turn partners with non-profits to provide educational support for disadvantaged girls around he world.  Click HERE to visit Fleeps official site to read a better breakdown and explanation of the company's philanthropic mission:  "Buy a pair, Change a life."

  They arrived pretty quickly in a sleek little box and inside there was a brand information card as well as a coupon code for 10% off a future purchase,

Saturday, April 23, 2016

ootd- #ArchivebyAlexa Misty Dress

Archive by Alexa "Misty" dress |  Sam Edelman sandals

  i love this dress.  I only planned on getting the frilly white blouse from Alexa Chung's collaboration with Marks & Spencer but this dress really caught my eye as well.  I ended up ordering it twice because the first time the ruching on the bust was crooked.  Also, the construction of the sleeves is a bit off-  they are a little restrictive if you were to try and reach something out of the cupboard above your head, for example.  I am still keeping it though because it is pretty and I like wearing it.  I just won't try to high-five anyone when I'm wearing it.

  It's been very easy to order from Marks & Spencer.  The order came really fast.  I have just sent off my return, so I'm waiting to see how long it takes to process,

  This a UK 12.  I usually wear an 8 or 10 in US brands.