Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Nautical Friday

So, apparently the appropriate level of casual for Casual Friday relaxed a little while I was gone.

Blazer: Smythe / CPW: $374.85 / # of wears: 1
Shirt: Contemporaine / CPW: $3.14 / # of wears: 10

Pants: 7 For All Mankind / CPW: $7.95 / # of wears: 11
Shoes: Calvin Klein / CPW: $49.97 / # of wears: 2
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $257.14 / # of wears: 7

Watch: Skagen / CPW: $12.00 / # of wears: 14
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

My boss ribbed me a little for being so dressed up on a Friday. I had a new blazer and I wanted to wear it!

He was wearing what I suspect was one of his Spartan Race t-shirts and a hoodie, so yeah, I was a little overdressed.

I cuffed my jeans though, that counts as casual. Right? Okay, maybe it only mildly offset the formality of the blazer, which is tailored within an inch of its life.

Might be my best sale find of the year.

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Batik & Bugs

The daycare bugs are hitting me hard right now. This outfit is a flashback to last week when I didn’t feel like my head was in a vice.

Blazer: Babaton / CPW: $102.37 / # of wears: 2
Shirt: Kismet (consignment) / CPW: $16.80 / # of wears: 1

Pants: 7 For All Mankind / CPW: $5.98 / # of wears: 50
Shoes: Poppy Barley / CPW: $5.56 / # of wears: 33
Purse: Mulberry / CPW: $300.00 / # of wears: 6

Watch: Skagen / CPW: $12.92 / # of wears: 13
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

Not even going to try to put together coherent thoughts. I hurt.

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Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Cubicle Dwelling

Back to the daily grind.

I’ve been back at the office for just over a week now, and while I certainly miss my munchkin, it’s good to be back.

Shirt: James Perse (consignment) / CPW: $21.00 / # of wears: 1
Pants: Banana Republic (thrifted) / CPW: $0.44 / # of wears:9
Shoes: Calvin Klein / CPW: $99.95 / # of wears: 1
Watch: Skagen / CPW: $14.00 / # of wears: 12
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

The after a somewhat rough weekend before the first week (yay daycare sniffles…), I didn’t have my wardrobe laid out quite the way I wanted to. I ended up resorting to jeans and work branded polos for the first two days because I straight up didn’t feel like thinking in the morning.

Not that this look really took that much thought either (though the shirt does need ironing). Button down, trouser, heel, done. Okay, add a watch and pearls for good measure. Super straight forward for sure, but I felt like it struck a nice balance adding a hint of feminine to a masculine work environment.

What are your “I don’t want to think about it” office outfits?

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Off To The Dentist

Also known as that time I butchered golden light photos, lol.

Blazer: Babaton / CPW: $204.75 / # of wears: 1
Shirt: J.Crew/ CPW: $4.72 / # of wears: 5
Pants: Banana Republic / CPW: $3.92 / # of wears: 14
Shoes: Steve Madden / CPW: $1.03 / # of wears: 41
Sunglasses: no name – borrowed from husband
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

With me going back to work soon, and the munchkin with a couple little teeth poking through, it was high time to book ourselves appointments. Much like everything else, the little man took his first dentist appointment like a champ.

I had one of those 3D X-rays done, which was an interesting experience. Turns out one of my roots skews off at a 30-45 degree angle. The funny part is that in a snaggletooth mouth, it’s one of my few straight teeth that has the funky root. Oh irony.

Good for another 6 months. Hopefully the no-cavity trend continues.

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Long And Shorts Of It

*pulls white jeans from closet*

Husband: Don’t you want to wear shorts? It’s nice out.

Me: I don’t have any.

Shirt: J.Crew / CPW: $5.90 / # of wears: 4
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / CPW: $8.74  /# of wears: 10
Shoes: Steve Madden / CPW: $1.14  /# of wears: 37
Sunglass: no name – borrowed from husband
# of wears counted since October 1, 2016

H: I thought you bought shorts last summer?

M: I did. They don’t fit me anymore.


H: ?

M: I’ve lost a lot of weight since then.

H: I thought you had shorts before he was born?

M: I did, but they’re too small.

So goes the great Goldilocks shorts conundrum that has my husband shaking his head. We’ve had this conversation a couple times now. I need to find a pair that’s just right (or, you know, fits).

In the mean time, jeans it is. They’re comfortable enough while we’re in the mid-20’s, but I’ll have to find something else before we hit 30.

How was your long weekend?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

April Blizzards Bring May Showers

It was around this time last year that my husband and I did a maternity photo shoot before the munchkin was born (just checked, it would have been last week). We tried to time it so that the trees would be in full bloom, but a wind storm came up and blew most of the petals off the weekend before. I’m looking at the lilac tree outside my window right now, and it hasn’t even bloomed yet this year. Quick burst of warm weather aside, it looks as though spring is taking its time getting here this year.

Trench: Burberry(*2010) / CPW: $788.17 / # of wears: 2
Shirt: Twik / CPW: $0.65 / # of wears: 8
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / CPW: $9.71  /# of wears: 9
Shoes: Poppy Barley / CPW: $7.35  /# of wears: 25
Scarf: Wilfred / CPW: $7.87 / # of wears: 2
Watch: Skagen / CPW: $15.15  /# of wears: 9
*purchased prior to keeping stats. # of wears counted since October 1, 2016

I’m slowly gearing up for back to work. My hair did end up going shorter, as I mentioned in my last outfit post. This is actually what I wore to the hair dresser on Saturday. It was drizzling diagonally – not a great thing for curly hair!

Throwing a trench over a long sleeve t-shirt was warm enough, and I ended up covering my hair with the scarf all Audrey Hepburn style until I could grab the umbrella I had forgotten in the car.

I don’t remember exactly where I first saw the trick of buttoning your trench back on itself so it stays open (Alterations Needed? Extra Petite?), but it’s handy once the rain stops! Unless your coat is super fitted (which mine isn’t), or you’re taller (which I’m not), leaving the coat to hang open can sometimes look a little sloppy. Belting it back and buttoning it open adds a little streamlined structure to the coat.

Most of my wardrobe is currently leaning to the cooler end of the spectrum, but this coat is one of the warmer toned pieces I still own. The grey/rose gold combo on the watch makes it easier to pair warmer and cooler tones together.

I’d have to swap the t-shirt out for a black blouse of some sort, but I could see myself wearing this on a casual Friday once work rolls around again. The scarf is currently residing on the same hanger as the coat, so it really is a throw on and go outfit.

What do your spring throw on and go outfits look like? Do you have any coat styling tricks up your sleeve?



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I'm Cassie.

I'm a petite hourglass, slow adopter, food geek, Engineer, wife and mom. Welcome to the little corner of the internet where I ramble on about random things. Mostly clothes.

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