Category: jackets


The timer’s winding down on my shrimp jambalaya, so I gotta make this quick! A few thoughts on today’s look: I rediscovered my L’Oreal “Orange Flip” lipstick when I was switching handbags earlier in the week. Reunited, and it feels so good. I plan to live in these leather loafers through spring. This denim jacket, too. I need more high waisted skirts in my closet! So easy and comfortable, but still “put together.” {Time’s up!!}

in the trenches

First, I’d like to give you all a great big Internet {{hug}} for all of your sweet words of support and encouragement following last night’s post about my less-than-stellar day. You brightened my spirits and helped to pull me out of my funk, so thank you!! While browsing Tar-zhay yesterday, I stumbled upon a rack of adorable printed trench coats. After quietly cursing the Florida weather — still waiting on the first cold front of the…

the crash and burn.

You know how sometimes, despite your best efforts to cultivate balance and harmony and structure and rainbows in your day-to-day, life hits you with an unexpected fast-pitch series of hard balls and you hit the wall? Well, I smacked into it late last week — violently and face-first — and I’m still recovering. Here’s the breakdown of my near mental breakdown: two proms, one wedding, lots of funeral work, regular daily business, tax preparation, several…

head in the sand

Let me start by telling you that the last time I went on a proper weekend getaway was exactly this time last year when my friend, Lauren, tied the knot in a gorgeous destination wedding in Charleston, SC. I know what you’re thinking. “Get outta town!”  Seriously, for the love… Get. Outta. Town. I’m happy to report that I’m doing just that. This weekend, I’m heading to a beach resort with some of my favorite…


Elle ankle jeans (Kohl’s clearance) | Ralph Lauren button-down | Windy City trench c/o Ruche | Michael Kors leopard wedges | Betsey Johnson watch | Stella & Dot bracelet and ring (2009)  There are lots of great watermelon things I’m fond of… Watermelon Jolly Ranchers. Watermelon Bubblicious. Watermelon martinis. That “Watermelon Crawl” song from way back in the day that spawned a sweet line dance. And most recently, watermelon colored jeans. My husband doesn’t share…

the calm before the storm…

Antonio Milani blazer | Anne Klein scarf | LC Lauren Conrad twill crops (Kohl’s clearance) | Mossimo peasant blouse | Dollhouse sandals | Big Buddha clutch via Hautelook This is the time before every holiday that I start wringing my hands and biting my nails. We’re doing all of our Valentine’s prep — getting vases ready for flowers, making dozens of bows, counting balloons, and routing deliveries — and it’s eerily quiet… So naturally, I…


  • The only thing that would’ve made this @bonappetitmag ‘white pesto pasta’ better is if @lallimusic was in my kitchen when I made it. (I re-watched her video as I prepped, which was the next best thing.) Guys, I cannot overstate the seriousness of my obsession with the @bonappetitmag YouTube channel. Most of my bookmarks on my phone are videos of recipes I want to try, and I’m slowly making my way through ‘em; kind of like ‘Julie & Julia’ but with fewer live lobsters and a little less butter. 
#pastagram #bonappetit #carbcoma
  • Spotted this pretty blooming bush on our evening walk through the neighborhood. 
Doak got a little *too* close to the smell the flowers. 🤣
  • In today’s edition of #sundaybaking, I took on @bonappetitmag’s ‘best chocolate chip cookies’. I watched the video first — if you’re not following the @bonappetitmag YouTube channel, get on it! — then used the recipe from BA’s website to guide me through it. 
Crispy edges + a chewy center + brown butter + giant chunks of 70% dark chocolate = a pretty perfect cookie. 🍪
@moroccochris - I salute you. 
#chocolatechipcookies #bonappetit
  • Clearance vase jackpot at @pier1 this weekend. There are so many great colors and textures in all shapes and sizes from $10-30 with an extra 25% off. ⁣
This was the ultimate test of self-control for me...⁣
I bought 5.
  • Saturday errand style f/ two #styleonabudget favorites from last summer that are still going strong: this gingham ruffle cami I found on a clearance rack at @target + a rattan circle bag I bought for around $25 on @amazon. 
I’m killing the cost-per-wear game with these two. 😏 #whatiwore #ootd #summerstyle #stylefiles
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