Shopping the Closet

Ask me anything   You'll never see the same outfit twice.

April 3: This photo does absolutely nothing to show off this dress, but the morning sunlight is too wonky to do too much about. It’s navy, and it’s new. Don’t shoot! I got it last week at Loehmann’s for a grand total of $6.47 because I had a gift card burning a whole in my wallet. Does that still count? You see, I got this gift card from a friend three and a half years ago, never used it, and then was down the street from a Loehmann’s knowing I’d be moving in a week to a place that didn’t have one for 50 miles. So I used it. And stuck as close to the total amount on the card as possible by shopping the clearance rack, where I found this cute little number. It’s Laundry by Design, original price tag $145, and both comfy and adorable, which is always a big win. One day when I’m not wearing my entire wardrobe at a stretch, I can see this becoming a summer staple. Because it was 45 degrees this morning, I added a White House Black Market blazer to the mix, and I completed the ensemble with Sam Edelman 4 inch sandals.

April 3: This photo does absolutely nothing to show off this dress, but the morning sunlight is too wonky to do too much about. It’s navy, and it’s new. Don’t shoot! I got it last week at Loehmann’s for a grand total of $6.47 because I had a gift card burning a whole in my wallet. Does that still count? You see, I got this gift card from a friend three and a half years ago, never used it, and then was down the street from a Loehmann’s knowing I’d be moving in a week to a place that didn’t have one for 50 miles. So I used it. And stuck as close to the total amount on the card as possible by shopping the clearance rack, where I found this cute little number. It’s Laundry by Design, original price tag $145, and both comfy and adorable, which is always a big win. One day when I’m not wearing my entire wardrobe at a stretch, I can see this becoming a summer staple. Because it was 45 degrees this morning, I added a White House Black Market blazer to the mix, and I completed the ensemble with Sam Edelman 4 inch sandals.

— 2 years ago

April 2: Miss Patriotic. This is one of my favorite outfits in my entire wardrobe, and I’ve been itching for the weather to be just right to wear it. Today was not that day, but I digress. The booties are Stuart Weitzman, the skirt is from Anthropologie (I think.) and I’m wearing a sleeveless ruffled navy shirt from J.Crew and a red blazer from White House Black Market. To tie it all together, I wore my navy bow headband. What do you think, do you love this look as much as I do?

April 2: Miss Patriotic. This is one of my favorite outfits in my entire wardrobe, and I’ve been itching for the weather to be just right to wear it. Today was not that day, but I digress. The booties are Stuart Weitzman, the skirt is from Anthropologie (I think.) and I’m wearing a sleeveless ruffled navy shirt from J.Crew and a red blazer from White House Black Market. To tie it all together, I wore my navy bow headband. What do you think, do you love this look as much as I do?

— 2 years ago

April 1: If only I were clever enough to come up with a good April Fools’ Day prank… Instead, I went with a comfy but bland outfit: dark jeans, cream Born sneakers, a pale pink knit tee from Gap that I’ve always hated and always convinced myself to keep in my wardrobe, and a black J.Crew knit blazer that is basically a sweatshirt with buttons. Another thing I feel ambivalent about. I played the outfit up a bit with a layered strand of freshwater pearls and a big flower headband.

April 1: If only I were clever enough to come up with a good April Fools’ Day prank… Instead, I went with a comfy but bland outfit: dark jeans, cream Born sneakers, a pale pink knit tee from Gap that I’ve always hated and always convinced myself to keep in my wardrobe, and a black J.Crew knit blazer that is basically a sweatshirt with buttons. Another thing I feel ambivalent about. I played the outfit up a bit with a layered strand of freshwater pearls and a big flower headband.

— 2 years ago

March 31: Rainy Saturday? Time for the Burberry rain boots. Light Gap jeans, pale yellow Oxford from Polo to boot. Oh, the pun wasn’t even intended there!

March 31: Rainy Saturday? Time for the Burberry rain boots. Light Gap jeans, pale yellow Oxford from Polo to boot. Oh, the pun wasn’t even intended there!

— 2 years ago

March 30: Today I rocked a jersey maxi dress full of poppies and a linen jacket, accessorized with a red headband and red Stuart Weitzman Audrey flats. I felt ridiculous most of the day. I’m still not sure why I ever bought this dress. It was probably on clearance. The linen jacket is cute enough and serves its purpose, but it’s, you know, linen, so not the best for my jet-setting (ha!) lifestyle. We’ll see what I end up doing with that, but it’s safe to say the dress will either end up in a quilt or a consignment store. That blur in the corner? That’s my mom’s spastic puppy, Lucy. She’s really cute… when she’s sitting still.

March 30: Today I rocked a jersey maxi dress full of poppies and a linen jacket, accessorized with a red headband and red Stuart Weitzman Audrey flats. I felt ridiculous most of the day. I’m still not sure why I ever bought this dress. It was probably on clearance. The linen jacket is cute enough and serves its purpose, but it’s, you know, linen, so not the best for my jet-setting (ha!) lifestyle. We’ll see what I end up doing with that, but it’s safe to say the dress will either end up in a quilt or a consignment store. That blur in the corner? That’s my mom’s spastic puppy, Lucy. She’s really cute… when she’s sitting still.

— 2 years ago

March 29: GUESS WHAT GUYS?! Last purple shirt. (I think.) This one I like. After less than three hours of sleep, I’m amazed I put this outfit together this morning. The blazer is from White House Black Market, and this might be the only outfit pairing I’ve ever liked it with. The shoes are Franco Sarto, and, as seems to frequently be the case, I’m wearing a strand of freshwater pearls and a feather headband from Charleston.

March 29: GUESS WHAT GUYS?! Last purple shirt. (I think.) This one I like. After less than three hours of sleep, I’m amazed I put this outfit together this morning. The blazer is from White House Black Market, and this might be the only outfit pairing I’ve ever liked it with. The shoes are Franco Sarto, and, as seems to frequently be the case, I’m wearing a strand of freshwater pearls and a feather headband from Charleston.

— 2 years ago

March 28

Yet another purple shirt. Should have gone straight into the consignment bin—I felt frumpy all day, even though I tried to jazz it up with a green wool scarf I crocheted a million years ago. I wore my black Stuart Weitzman Audrey flats, too.

March 28

Yet another purple shirt. Should have gone straight into the consignment bin—I felt frumpy all day, even though I tried to jazz it up with a green wool scarf I crocheted a million years ago. I wore my black Stuart Weitzman Audrey flats, too.

— 2 years ago

March 27

Look at ‘dem pink boots! They were a Valentine’s Day gift and I finally got to wear them. This is the outfit sans the frumpy lilac sweater that made me cough all day and feel like an old maid. (Guess what bin that ended up in…) the Polo v-neck tee is going to end up there too. Cute, but too short, as seems to be the problem with 90% of their tees.

March 27

Look at ‘dem pink boots! They were a Valentine’s Day gift and I finally got to wear them. This is the outfit sans the frumpy lilac sweater that made me cough all day and feel like an old maid. (Guess what bin that ended up in…) the Polo v-neck tee is going to end up there too. Cute, but too short, as seems to be the problem with 90% of their tees.

— 2 years ago

March 26: Preppy Monday. Jeans, pink Polo sneaks, Oxford from J.Crew, wool Polo cable knit sweater, pink headband. I literally look like cotton candy.

March 26: Preppy Monday. Jeans, pink Polo sneaks, Oxford from J.Crew, wool Polo cable knit sweater, pink headband. I literally look like cotton candy.

— 2 years ago

March 25

Aquarium day. Jeans, rain boots, blue Polo, taupe Polo sweater, blue kerchief in my hair.

March 25

Aquarium day. Jeans, rain boots, blue Polo, taupe Polo sweater, blue kerchief in my hair.

— 2 years ago

March 24

Rainy day? Burberry rain boots. Light jeans, brown long sleeve tee (Didn’t make the cut.)

March 24

Rainy day? Burberry rain boots. Light jeans, brown long sleeve tee (Didn’t make the cut.)

— 2 years ago

March 23 (2): Quick change for a cozier dinner. Green knit top from Max Studio, Sam Edelman flats, headband, pink funky jewelry.

March 23 (2): Quick change for a cozier dinner. Green knit top from Max Studio, Sam Edelman flats, headband, pink funky jewelry.

— 2 years ago

March 23 (1): Doesn’t this pose reek of the Coppertone girl? That’s Fletch, always causing trouble. The dress is yet another TJ Maxx find from several years back, and is one of my favorites for its fullness and POCKETS. Pink now headband, comfy cozy Betsey Johnson clear sparkly stilettos. Perfect for looking at the DC cherry blossoms!

March 23 (1): Doesn’t this pose reek of the Coppertone girl? That’s Fletch, always causing trouble. The dress is yet another TJ Maxx find from several years back, and is one of my favorites for its fullness and POCKETS. Pink now headband, comfy cozy Betsey Johnson clear sparkly stilettos. Perfect for looking at the DC cherry blossoms!

— 2 years ago

March 21: Purple Gap sweater, killer Steve Madden pumps, freshwater pearls. I’m not sure I achieved the look I was going for, but I did fulfill my promise: more purple.

March 21: Purple Gap sweater, killer Steve Madden pumps, freshwater pearls. I’m not sure I achieved the look I was going for, but I did fulfill my promise: more purple.

— 2 years ago

March 20

I’m pleased with how this bright ensemble shaped up: purple tank, bright blue cable knit sweater, J.Crew ripped jeans, hit pink Chucks, yellow headband.

March 20

I’m pleased with how this bright ensemble shaped up: purple tank, bright blue cable knit sweater, J.Crew ripped jeans, hit pink Chucks, yellow headband.

— 2 years ago