Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blue Accents

Top: J. Crew {on sale!}; Skirt: J. Crew {gifted}; Tights: Unknown; Boots: Cole Haan {old}; 
Trench: Ann Taylor LOFT {old}; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Clutch: Kate Spade {on sale!}; 
Bangles: Alexis Bittar, Kate Spade, gifted

Good God, have you seeeeeen enough pictures of me in this outfit?! Sorry for the photo overload, but they were all good enough to post. This outfit is either a train wreck or it works. I go back and forth on what I think of it. Love it or hate it, I'm going to be wearing it all day because I have to go speak at the current UW Paralegal Program tonight. I am to grace the current students with my infinite wisdom of the legal world (HA.) and how the program helped me (which it didn't really . . . however I believe the certification will pay off eventually). Our former teacher treats the speakers (read: me) to free drinks and dinner afterward which, let's be honest, is the reason I'm going in the first place.

Special shout-out to my dear friend Q, who I got to see for 3 whole hours last night on her whirlwind trip to the Emerald City:
Aside from the red-eye situation, we look damn cute and happy :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Cargo Moment

Tee: TART {old, via Nordstrom Rack}; Cargo Pants: Banana Republic {old};
Blazer: NastyGal; Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Bangles: Alexis Bittar, gifted, thrifted; Bag: LV; 
Necklaces: Florence, Italy + Stella and Dot; Glasses: Ray-Ban Wayfarers; 
 Lips: Ruby Woo by MAC

Remember cargo pants? I really only ever think of them as being worn by boys and in shorts form; paired with open flannels and skateboards in the 90s. However, these puppies have been treating me well since 2004. They are actually floor-length, but they have these ties on the end so I end up making them cropped- which makes them look a million times better. Happy Humpty Hump Day!

P.S. Special shout-out to my newest sponsor, Stella and Dot! I'm so happy to be working with these fine people :) Shop by selecting the banner to your right!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stripes + Leopard

Top: Forever 21 {old}; Cords: J. Crew {on sale!}; Vest: Banana Republic;
Flats: Me Too {via Nordstrom Rack, similar here}; Earrings: Kate Spade;
Bangles: J. Crew Factory {similar here}, Kate Spade, Alexis Bittar, gifted


Some of the elements in this outfit were Pinterest-inspired. I almost cringed at the fact that I was pairing patent black bows with navy stripes. But then I thought, "who the hell cares?! It looks cute and I have a girly doctor's appointment at 8 a.m. anyway." Boowhore. Behind that door there is my soundly-sleeping boyfriend who is unemployed today because he left his old job yesterday and his new one starts tomorrow. So freebie for him and sad day for me. I hope he remembered to make my bed . . . he probably didn't.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Crisp Coral

Sweater: Old Navy {sold out}; Blouse: Old Navy; Skirt: J. Crew;
Boots: Miz Mooz {old}; Headband: Tasha {gifted via Nordstrom};
Bangles: Kate Spade, Ocean Leather, gifted


It's Monday and I don't have anything coherent to say so I'll just give you some ramblings of things running through my brain: I need to join Twitter. I don't understand what the new app "vine" is even though a ton of bloggers that I follow on IG posted pics of them having it. Do I have to get the "vine" app? Because I don't really want to. N and I saw 'Django Unchained' yesterday. It was both fantastic and heartbreaking. Epic acting and brought realness to the very scary truth that slavery ever existed. I ate a slice of pizza on Saturday and it made my heart so happy. Since going Whole30/Paleo I think I miss good pizza the most. And cream cheese. OMG. cream cheese. The fresh flowers in my office are still as fresh as ever since I bought them last Thursday. No petals have fallen off. WIN! Mondays are stupid. I just ate a teeny tiny piece of dark chocolate. the end. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Double Debut

Blouse: Gap {sold out, similar here}; Sweater: Banana Republic {old};  
Trench: Gap {old, similar here}; Denim: Hudson; Booties: Vince Camuto; 
Scarf: Old Navy {thrifted}; Glasses: Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Double the plaid and bring out the hipster alert! I purchased new glasses last week and they finally arrived. I could not be more excited to sport them, however they're taking some getting used to since they're such a different look from my other, smaller, more rectangular frames that I normally sport. Cheers to debuting a new look! Happy Fri Fri!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Popular Print Play

Top: Forever 21 {old}; Minnie Pant: J. Crew; Jacket: Old Navy {sold out};
Scarf: Old Navy {thrifted}; Shoes: Enzo Angiolini {old}; Aviators: Ray-Ban;
Bangles: Alexis Bittar, thrifted


Stripes, plaid, and leopard are all on trend at the moment, so why not mix them all together?! It makes for a pretty fun and fab outfit ;) Happy Thursday! Oh . . . and Happy National Gonzaga Day! GO ZAGS!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Major Mix

Blouse: J. Crew {old}; Tank: J. Crew {sold out, similar here}; Jacket: American Eagle;
Denim: 7 For All Mankind; Shoes: Dolce Vita {old};  Earrings: J. Crew;
Bangles: Ocean Leather, Alexis Bittar, gifted 

I have never layered a tank over a blouse in my life. Because I think it looks stupid. However, I can get behind covering the awkwardness with a cropped jacket- I think it makes the outfit come together quite nicely. In addition, I have partnered with the lovely ladies of Modocat to provide all PGG readers with up to 60% off their merchandise! Select the sponsored link in the right side-bar to start shopping and saving today! XO

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Put A Bow on It

Sweater: Gap; Dress {worn as skirt}: Flounce {old}; Tights: Unknown;
Boots: Miz Mooz {old}; Sunnies: Karen Walker; Bangles: Alexis Bittar, thrifted

Pashmina: Purchased in Italy; Jacket: J. Crew

I hope you all had a lovely long weekend! Mine was low-key but delightful :) Not much to say on this Tuesday so I hope you enjoy the short work week! xx

Friday, January 18, 2013

Clearly Cobalt

Tank: WallpapHER {old, via Nordstrom}; Leggings: Trouve {old, via Nordstrom};
Blazer: NastyGal {gifted}; Boots: Cole Haan {old}; Sunnies: Karen Walker;
Bangles: Alexis Bittar, gifted


Apologies for my absence yesterday. I had an unexpected mini-emergency that I had to take care of. However, I'm back now and looking forward to my long weekend! Do you have any plans? N and I have his company "Christmas" party on Saturday night and we're headed to a friend's new home on Sunday for a lovely lunch. Monday- I plan to play in the best way I know how- Pike Place Market browsing and a bit of shopping :) XO

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Styling Your Sorels Series: Part I

Seahawk Jacket: Pro Shop Seattle; 12th Man Jersey: Pro Shop Seattle;
Head Warmer: Anthropologie {gifted}; Seahawk Scarf: Pro Shop Seattle {gifted};
Wunder Unders: Lululemon; Boots: Sorel {on sale!};
Bangles: J. Crew Factory {old}, Alexis Bittar {gifted} 

I was inspired by an IG follower recently to compile this post. She saw that I had just received my first pair of Sorels and asked for more pictures on how to style them. As a result, I thought it'd be fun to turn this request into an epic blog post series! What you see above is how I styled them the first time I wore them a few weeks ago . . . when my Hawks were still in the running for the playoffs :(


Style #1: Wear them with lululemon wunder unders to an NFL game!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Classics

Tee: Tart {old, via Nordstrom Rack}; Skirt: Express {old}; Tights: Banana Republic;
Boots: Miz Mooz {old}; Jacket: Burberry {old, via Italy}; Belt: Francesca's;
Aviators: Ray-Ban; Bangles: Thrifted, Alexis Bittar

Please excuse the demon eyes happening in some of the above photos. I really need to start committing to using my fancy Canon, but with me always running late and having to take my photos myself, my phone is really my easiest option. I apologize. 

The above outfit is comprised of class pieces that every girl should own due to their extreme versatility. Any type of light, cropped jacket, a studded belt, black pencil skirt, and tissue tee will make a great outfit when combined, but lending the items to other outfits as well further provides a win win (win) for everyone. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Five Favorites

Lululemon Wunder Under Pant *Brushed At $92
- Three words: I. Am. Addicted. Go buy a pair. Seriously -

Sorel Women's Tivoli Boot (on sale!) At $89.90
- This was my first pair of Sorels and I already can't believe how 
much I love them. They go with everything and are super comfy!
Buy here. - 

'Tufted Spots' Pouf At $78
- Since I don't have a dining room table in my apartment, my coffee table
often serves as the place to sit for meals. I have long been in the market
for some seating options for around the coffee table that won't break the bank.
I am certainly considering these ones as an option! -   

"E is for . . ." Art Print At $20
- Forever a fan of initial pieces, this shop provides the
perfect accessory to that office space or blank apartment wall.

Halogen 'Lindy' Oxford At $99.95
- This might be the perfect shoe to greet the spring with.
I love the variety of color and can't wait to get my hands on a pair!
Just picture them with crisp, cuffed white pants and 
a gingham shirt . . . swoon worthy! -