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

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

red + black

I’ve been trying to find a work-appropriate combination of red + black for the past few days, in an attempt to “dress for the season,” but I keep coming up short. This was an attempt last week that ended up alright, but it’s not my favorite.

Truthfully, I kind of want to order this dress in red. I recently bought it in black, but now I’m kind of wishing I had gotten something more festive. How cute would this be with a little sparkle and some black accents? Not at all work-appropriate, but holiday-ish for sure. In the meantime, I’ll keep trying this color combination with what’s already in my closet…

black peplum tee: Ann Taylor, similar, similar // red ankle pants: Loft, similar, similar // black mule booties: dv by Dolce Vita, similar, similar // gold tassel necklace: Forever 21, similar, similar