i voted!

In case you didn’t know, Alabama has been in the headlines a lot lately due to a special election for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. I won’t get overly political here, but let’s just say that the stakes were high, and I think it would have been pretty disastrous had the Republican candidate won. Accordingly, I did my part and voted! Here’s what I wore for the occasion.

Again, I apologize for the wonky lighting in these photos. The daylight hours are limited, and the time that I’m home is even more limited…which means I have to settle for photos with some kinda crazy shadows!

striped boatneck tee: Merona, similar, similar // denim jacket: Lee, exact, similar // burgundy jeans: Kut from the Kloth, exact, similar // cognac wedge booties: White Mountain, exact, similar // gray tortoise sunglasses: Warby Parker Banks, similar, similar

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december uniform

All month long, I’ve been wearing all the plaid and all the vests, usually together. It’s kind of become my December uniform.

Truthfully, this combination wasn’t my absolute favorite, but at least the colors were festive! My apologies for the weird lighting–it’s hard to find a time when the light is right and I can be home!

ivory blouse: Lush, exact, similar // red vest: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // plaid scarf: Merona, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // cognac ankle boots: Jessica Simpson, exact, similar

black on black

I’m not sure why, but I rarely wear a top and bottom in the same color family. I just never think to go the monochrome route. When I saw this pin showing several different ways to wear a black tee, I decided to give it a try though.

I really like the look! The only thing I’m unsure about is the watch you see in the above picture. It’s technically “unisex,” but it looks so big on my wrist (40mm diameter). If only it were about 5mm smaller, it would be perfect! For the record, it’s the same one I featured in my most recent wishlist. I’m not sure it’s worth the trouble of returning it through the mail though, so I might just make it one of Seth’s stocking stuffers.

black turtleneck tee: J.Crew Factory, exact, similar // black skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // cognac wedge booties: White Mountain, almost exact, similar // leopard blanket scarf: BP, similar, similar // black + tan watch: Timex, exact, similar

blazer of the week

As I mentioned last week, I’m trying to wear my blazers more often. This week’s pick is my black wool one. I chose it because I figured the wool blazer would be warm enough so that I wouldn’t have to wear a coat too…and I was very WRONG. I was freezing on my 6-block walk to and from my office!

I might have been cold, but at least my outfit was cute, right? Well, at least I think so. I have so many plaid shirts, and all too often I just wear them on the weekend with jeans and booties. It’s kind of fun to dress them up a little bit more with a blazer or a pencil skirt (like I did here). Already contemplating which blazer I should wear next week…

black wool blazer: J.Crew, similar, similar // red plaid ruffle shirt: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // cognac leather boots: Timberland, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar