I’m not your tiny dancer

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29 Palms Inn. Joshua Tree, CA. October 2014.

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I’ve been swimming to them in my sleep

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And the moon swam back

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One day the one you battle might be me

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Boxing day sales

These calf hair flats have seen better days

These calf hair flats have seen better days

Though I have to head back to work today, later in the day I’m planning to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales to fill a couple of wardrobe holes.  My beloved leopard-print calf-hair flats have seen better days and I’m thinking of replacing them with these similar loafers from Madewell.  They look comfy, and leopard print seems to work like a neutral and pair with everything.  What sales are you planning to hit?

The Teddy Loafer from Madewell

The Teddy Loafer from Madewell

[Lower photo courtesy of Madewell]

It’s all in the details

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Generally there are two things that draw my eye in terms of style. The general shape and fit of clothing on people, and the subtle details that you may only notice up close.  Lately, I love seeing the tiny pin dots of this Madewell button up peeking out from the cuffs and collar of a sweater.  Maybe only an inch or two of the shirt is showing at any given time, yet somehow the outfits feels a little more crisp and interesting.

[ Shirt – Madewell; Sweater – J. Crew]

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Polkadot finds at the Madewell sale!

Madewell Shirred Dress in Dot

Madewell Shirred Dress in Dot

I love Madewell.  Their clothes transition so well from workday to weekend.  Today they are offering an additional 40% off sale items and free shipping on everything with the code BONUS40.  I picked up the Pindot Collar Boyshirt and the Shirred Silk Dress in Dot.  I’d tried both of them on the last time I visited a Madewell store, and had a really hard time not walking out with them at the time.  I’m so glad to get them now at such a great price, and to already know they fit.  What did you get?

[Photos from Madewell]

Pindot Collar Boyshirt

Pindot Collar Boyshirt

Bracelets, studs, and Jewelmint

Pyramid bracelet

Pyramid bracelet

Earlier this summer, I’d been on the lookout for a few pieces of bold, modern jewelry to add a touch of interest and polish to some of my more tailored and understated outfits.  Lot’s of what I was seeing was girly and colorful and not quite what I was looking for.

A couple of mentions in various blogs led me to JewelMint and exactly the sort of jewelry I was looking for.  I started with two bracelets and a pair of earrings.  All three have become work horses in my outfit rotation.  They work equally well for conservative business meetings or drinks with friends, and I get lots of compliments on them.

Above: Moto Chic Bracelet (worn with an old turquoise beaded bracelet and a woven bracelet I picked up in Southern Peru.

Gold bangle

Gold and bold

Above: Golden Arm Bracelet – Currently out of stock but I love this Cobra Cuff

Gold stud posts

Gold stud posts

Above: Gold Pyramid Studs.  Worn with a Madewell shirt.

A quick trip to Madewell

Running my favorite kind of errand. I ❤ Madewell.

Madewell in my bike basket

Madewell in my bike basket

Wanderings – Ithaca

Countryside

Countryside

Earlier this summer we spent about 36 hours in Ithaca, New York for the wedding of some dear friends.  It was our fourth wedding in six weeks and deadlines at work kept us from taking any extra time to explore the area.  Still, in a few short hours the area got under my skin.  The hills and the gorges and the misty winding roads, and oh my god, the cheese.  I’ve thought about it constantly since and am already plotting to rent a house there next year for our summer getaway.

Ithaca Falls

Ithaca Falls

Darling Dots Dress

Ithaca Falls

Darling Dots dress – Madewell / Ring – Satomi Kawakita / Jet Set tote – Michael Kors / Sunglasses – no name cheapies I snagged at Ron Jon’s in Florida

Wedding shoes

Wedding shoes

Married lady at brunch

Married lady at brunch

Brunch in a barn

Brunch in a barn

Barn

Barn

And her heart is full and hollow

Stucco Stripe Songbird Dress

Stucco Stripe Songbird Dress

Enjoying a few days at home before heading to California for a couple of weeks. This dress is from Madewell.

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