Monday, February 23, 2015

When Life Hands you Lemons, Make a Hat! - 2/21/15

I've been trying to buy a new winter coat all winter, with no luck.  The vast majority of my coats have been second-hand throughout my life, so I tried that route, but just couldn't find something I liked.  I really wanted a mid-length bright-colored wool coat, as I have a full-length black wool coat which I always feel someone will run me over when I walk home from the train station in the dark, a waist-length purple wool coat which leaves me too cold most of the time, and a hip-length down poofy coat that is super warm.  I also just really like having a bright coat, because it fits my personality much better.  Anyway, I finally broke down and ordered this bright yellow coat from Boden (at least it was on sale!), and I love it.  As we were headed out the door on Saturday, John decided to make me a hat out of a lemon - not the warmest, but it definitely matches!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Everyday Cardigan - 2/19/15

Yesterday I wore one of my favorite sweaters, which was a spur of the moment purchase at T. J Maxx this fall.  I'm surprised it hasn't actually made its way onto the blog yet, but that's probably because it's one that I tend to throw on when I'm hanging out at home.  I like that it's neutral, but has some interesting details, like the cable knit and large collar.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Office Wear - 2/18/15

I went into the office for the first time in a while today, and got to break out some dressier clothes.  I weirdly do miss dressing up more lately.

In Black and White - 2/15/15

Sorry kiddos, I've been a little swamped with work lately, and the rest of my life has suffered.  I did take a photo on Sunday morning though, so here it is.  This vest is probably one of the oldest me-made garments in my wardrobe at the moment, as I tend to not be happy with them and get rid of them relatively quickly.  I made this one about 3 or 4 years ago, and it's super simple, but I think I did a good job.  I actually had to hand-sew the binding around all the edges, as the fluffy material was tricky with the sewing machine.  I have the attention span of a gnat, so this was an impressive feat for me!  More pictures of it are here, if you're interested in the details.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Back in college, I doodled a lot, but I got out of the habit and haven't doodled in years, that is until today.  My friend "commissioned" a doodle to make a book cover, and being the good friend I am, I broke out my doodling pen.  I forgot how fun it is to draw - maybe I'll have to get back into it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Looking All Professional - 2/10/15

I'm on the train heading down to Washington for a meeting right now, and my outfit reflects that.  My basic black suit is the only full suit I actually own at the moment, but I do have lots of blazers, and I have both skinny and wider leg pants that go with my black jacket, so it's pretty versatile.  I don't have to wear a suit very often, but it goes in phases, so it's always good to have options.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Getting Out

This weekend was a bit crazy, and didn't go quite as planned, but one thing we did do was head up to Princeton to go ice skating on Lake Carnegie.  We got there late in the day, and the warm weather plus the swarms of other people who decided to go ice skating meant the ice was not the most smooth, but it was still lovely.