Archives for January 2013

Sunset colors


J.Crew top (similar) and boots, H&M skirt (similar), SPANX tights, LV Handbag, Vintage scarf, T+J Designs earrings

Sometimes I want nothing more than to throw on every comfortable piece of clothing in my closet and call it a day. That is sort of what happened here. Cotton tee, featherweight skirt, comfy boots and a scarf were perfect for a sleepy Sunday spent watching football. Plus, I felt slightly more put together than if I had worn a t-shirt and jeans. True fashion blogger I am…ha, ha.



Still so in love with this handbag. I wear it nearly every day and it goes with everything. Plus, i’m packing it for the first time this week for a work trip to Pittsburgh. Let’s see how she travels!


Details in black and burgundy


Stitch Fix top, Oia Jules earrings, Levi’s Supreme Curve jeans, Madewell flats

A quick post from an outfit I wore out last weekend. I was in love with the details of this look: a breezy top, girly jewels, and stunning (yet comfortable) flats.


This top was a fun piece in my most recent “fix.” If you haven’t heard of Stitch Fix, you really need to check them out. It is a monthly subscription service where the stylists pick out 5 pieces of clothing or accessories to send you in your box every month, and if you love the clothing then you keep it, otherwise you send the merchandise back. All you pay is a $20 fee every month which goes towards your purchase of any of the items. It’s actually a ton of fun and I really loved all of the pieces in my first fix. For an invitation to the service, click here.


Alteration Story: ASOS wide leg work pant


Express sweater, ASOS pants, J.Crew belt, Pour la Victoire wedge pumps

Last week I gave a sneak peak into a pair of pants I was having altered for work. Unsatisfied with every other formal pant option i’d found off the rack, I took matters into my own hands and ordered a pair of cheap polyester pants from ASOS on sale, 3 sizes too big, and had them tailored perfectly to fit my frame. In short, I couldn’t be any happier with the results!


This is a total testament to my tailor. She did a superb job (and only charged me $16 to basically reconstruct the whole pant). She ended up taking in about 2 inches on each side of the waist, and pulled in the sides to fit my thighs like a glove.


I am absolutely in love with the high waist style, the wide leg, and love how it pairs with these new wedge pointy toe pumps I scored on Lord & Taylor for dirt cheap. Overall, these pants will become wardrobe staples for work. While I am not thrilled with the 100% polyester material feeling, you get what you pay for at ASOS. Though, with the amazing result from the tailoring, and the comfort I feel with finally having a pant fit my properly, I would be willing to risk with a more expensive pant.



I would love to know, have you ever done this drastic of an alteration? How did it turn out?

Altering ASOS high-waisted work pants (a look before alterations)

ASOS pant alteration

ASOS Wide Leg Pants in Navy

I have always been frustrated with work clothing. Much like petites, pearshapes have a hard time finding work-appropriate clothing that fits off the rack. After discussing a few options that fit just fine (like these J.Crew pants, and these Macy’s trousers) I have yet to be completely satisfied with any untailored options. So, I have decided to take matters into my own hands and alter a pair of work pants. I decided to start out small and cheap. Always a fan of the uber flattering high waisted pant, I ordered these ASOS wide leg pants 3 sizes bigger than my normal size specifically to fit my hips and butt, and decided to take them to be altered down to fit my perfectly.

When the pants arrived they fit my hips and thighs beautifully. Not too snug but not too drape-y, perfect for the office. But, as expected, there was at least 4-5 inches of gap in the waist. Above is a picture of the pants all pinned up at the tailors with at least 1-2 inches taken in on each side (I opted for the pants to be taken in on the sides and sacrifice the pockets to avoid puckering in the tush). I am picking up the pants this weekend and will reveal the result next week! If you’re a follower of mine on Facebook or Twitter you know that I am trying to same trick with an on-sale Banana Republic work dress and will be showing those results soon as well!

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