Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What I Wore: tip to toe

Tuesday March 30th, 2010

to meet with clients!

  • jacket- Bebe
  • tee- J.Crew
  • belt- American Eagle
  • jeans- vintage Levi's
  • shoes- Sperry Top-Siders

What I Wore: tip to toe

Sunday March 28, 2010 (Palm Sunday)

to church!

  • glasses- Geek Chic from Personal Style Optical
  • necklace- Anthropologie
  • dress- Target
  • cardi- Madewell
  • shoes- Sperry Top-Siders

Monday, March 29, 2010

Destination Los Angeles

So as you know I'm moving from L.A. to D.C., but did you know I'm driving all the way there! Check out a map of my route and make sure to stay tuned for updates...


Sunday, March 28, 2010

6 Must Have Shoes

The only shoes you'll ever need...

  1. pump you can walk in
  2. ballet flat
  3. stiletto
  4. fashionable tennis shoe
  5. leather knee boot
  6. all-weather shoe

If you can't walk in them, you can't have them...no matter how cute they are. Every woman needs a pair of extremely comfortable work appropriate pumps. You should be able to walk to lunch and transition from the office to happy hour without a wardrobe change.

Rockport Luciana slingback dress shoes $120

For occasions where heels aren't appropriate a great pair of ballet flats should do the trick. Keep them simple in neutral shades such as tan, black, white, or pink. And make sure they have some padding because flats can be too flat.

Bandolino "Shoutout" ballet flats $59

These shoes are a perfect 10...elegant, well made, sexy, amazeballs! These shoes might be all I need in life. They are a bit high with a 4inch covered heel and 0.5inch platform, so basically you'll be teetering around town on 3.5inch heels ...but you'll be doing it in style! These are what you wear when you take cabs to work...although after paying for the shoes I'm not sure how you'll afford the cabs!

Ferragamo "Gilla" Platform Peeptoe Pumps $580

Ummm so Oprah wants everyone to own a great Tennis shoe or Sneaker, or whatever you call them, but I have no use for this in my life. I don't play tennis, and I don't go to the gym so I'd like to offer up the following comfy, walk forever in them shoes...Toms'. Not only are you going to love great your feet feel after walking to work in them, but for each pair of Toms' shoes purchased the company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need. So you're feet and your heart will feel good ; )

You cannot go wrong with a great leather boot and Frye invented the too-cool-for-school biker boot. These slouch boots are a great mix of traditional style with a modern flair. Pair these with skinny jeans (especially cropped ones), let them peek out under bootcut cords, or show them off with denim shorts.

Veronica Slouch boot $328

Very few shoes can work all year round, especially in a place with really seasons like DC. Hunter boots are the original "Wellie" bootmaker and a pair of these boots in green or navy are perfect for rain, sleet, and snow. You can also buy special Wellington socks that slip inside the boot and make them perfect for the winters (fyi UGG boots are NOT waterproof...trust me I learned that lesson the hard way) The fleece wellie sock is just $30; a small price to pay to keep your tosies warm!

Hunter Wellington Rain boots $115 (socks $30)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Destination Los Angeles

In case you didn't know...I'm moving!
Yep, I'm moving from LA to DC.
For whatever reason when I tell people I'm moving their response has been... "Why?"
Um...I didn't know I needed a reason, but here it is...
I'm a fourth generation native Washingtonian (as in myself along with my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were all born and raised in our Nation's Capital)
...and no one has moved!
That's right my ENTIRE family lives in DC...
on the same block if they had it their way ; )

and to make a fresh start.
I'd love to change careers, to live more independently, and to make some new friends.
DC...bring it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

What I Wore: tip to toe

I'm a total girlie-girl, but there is something so fun about hangin' with the boys. Here's what I wore to kick it with the fellas!

  • headband- VS Pink
  • "We skate DC" tee- Commander Salamander
  • skull&bones "critter" shorts- J.Crew
  • shoes- FitFlops

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shop-Til-You-Drop: Shoegasam

I've heard good things ...amazing things really...about the shoe company Dolce Vita and these Jambi peeptoe espadrilles truly live up to the reputation. DV is the budget conscious line from Dolce Vita, sold at Bloomingdale and these babies are only $59

I'm great at managing my money...I manage to buy shoes!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What I Wore: tip to toe

Tuesday March 16th, 2010

...to meet with clients!

It was hot in LA today...really hot; I got excited and skipped right past Spring attire and went straight to summer. Nothing says summer like a polo dress... all this outfit needs are jellies sandals!

  • headband- H&M
  • cardi, dress- J.Crew
  • belt- Old Navy
  • shoes- Sperry topsiders
  • sunnies- ???

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Today was my friend's birthday! We had lunch at Roscoe's Chicken 'n Waffles and dessert at Melissa Joan Hart's candy shop Sweetharts what a fun day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What I Wore: tip to toe

Sunday March 7th, 2010

...to church

  • headband- Gift from mom!
  • tee shirt- LA Made
  • sweater- J.Crew
  • shirt- Vintage
  • boots- Rockport
  • necklace- Anthropologie

What I Wore: tip to toe

Saturday March 6th, 2010

...to meet with clients (in the rain)

  • headband, cardigan- J.Crew
  • ruffle neck button up- Forever21
  • cords- Madewell
  • ballet flats- Report
  • glasses- Personal Style Optical

What I Wore: tip to toe

Friday March 5th, 2010

...to meet with clients!

  • headband- Gift from my mom!
  • cardigan, jeans- J.Crew
  • tuxedo shirt- Ralph Lauren
  • shoes- Sperry topsiders
  • belt- American Eagle
  • glasses- Personal Style Optical

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Viva la Spring Break

What I Wore: tip to toe
...on vacation in Cancun, Mexico!!!

Day One 2/24
I'm on vaca...Spring Break to be exact. I don't remember why I didn't go on Spring break with my Delta Zeta sorority sisters when I was actually IN college, but now that I'm almost 30 I figure I only have a few more years to "git er done" so here I am...Mexico!

I should really read a book, but maybe mom was right my choice beach reads are not exactly escapist material. I packed a diet book , SELF magazine, and the autobiography of Candy Spelling, which is unintentionally hilarious and perfectly frivolous; and if I have trouble sleeping I can always do my GMAT quantitative work.

ps- I wore this Club Monaco skirt as a dress over my monokino to the airport, because I wanted to be on vacation as soon as I stepped on the plane, but that backfired when I got patted down by TSA and they accidentally slid the top of my dress down. I know I'm on Spring Break, but its a bit early in the morning for flashing!

Day Two 2/25

Second day in paradise and I'm already the Ugly American annoyed because I've run out of edible things in my suitcase. Based on photos on the website I thought the room would have a microwave and minifridge, instead we were upgraded to an Ocean view room. Is it ridic that I'd rather look at the courtyard if i meant I could do it while eating top ramen?!?

The sun came out and I'm wearing a crochet coverup from Madewell to celebrate. We are going out to the clubs tonight and its been so windy that later I'm pairing a kimono mini dress with Sperrys and a blazer.

Headed out to the beach to check on the prima (that's spanish for cousin...look i'm learning!) before she bakes in the sun...also will be requesting some hot water from the beach bar for my noodles.

ps- Got the front desk to send us up a coffee maker...which i remembered from my flight attendant days works in a pinch when making instant noodles. Also got caught "borrowing" a metal fork from the hotel restaurant...I was given a stern talking to and a bag full of plastic utensils.

Day Three 2/26

Up uber early (aren't you supposed to sleep-in everyday on vaca?) for a bus tour of the ruins of the Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world. The tour was very informative, my favorite quote from the very cute tourguide: "[The Mayans] didn't use Google or the internet- they just watched the sky"

Day Four 2/27

While watching TV, which I tried to give up for Lent but failed, I noticed a former classmate's name in the credits. It made me wonder about my career, what do I want to be known for professionally? Honestly I love my job, mostly because it has allowed me to surprise myself at how good I am at it, but I made a promise to myself a few years ago to strive for upward mobility. My goal is to figure out how to make this job a side hustle and focus on something more ambitious. In the meantime I'M ON A BOAT!!!

Day 5 2/28

Tomorrow is my last day on vacation and when I get back I'll be spending my last month in Los Angeles; I'm moving back to my hometown of Washington DC this summer. When I first moved to California it was supposed to be for one year, but after that year I didn't have a better plan so I stayed. I wasn't ready to leave- there was something more I needed to accomplish. And now that I'm headed home I can reflect on how far I've come and how much i've done. It's been a great run, but I'M READY...