Accessories

business casual.

Good morning and happy Tuesday! Here's a look at my digs from last week. I was in a facilitator training program and had to look respectable most days- more exhausting than it looks! I have a closet full of "comfortable" heels etc., but you can bet they were kicked off at the end of each day!


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holiday partyin'

What I wore to my work holiday party- a semi LBD, wool with flecks of all colors ... love this dress and feel so grown up in it, but its pretty hot and I've only worn it a couple times!

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birthday.

Had a great birthday, wearing my new Free People vegan pleather mini skirt, sparkly crop top from thrift store, tights, my beautiful bordeaux Frye boots, copper circle necklace, and a white tee at one point in the day too Happy


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meeting the birth fam!

What do you wear to meet your birth family for the first time? This is pretty much the first question that popped into my head once I knew I was going to attend my new birth cousin Brian and his fiancé Becca's wedding in Connecticut in October! OMG! Meeting 160 new people at this event!

Even more importantly, I will be meeting almost the entire birth family, including 12 cousins, 2 aunts, 1 uncle, and birth mother in Vermont in the days before and after the wedding. They are having a welcome party for me when I first arrive, and so that is the first outfit to plan... then there is the rehearsal dinner outfit... I have been working to determine all these outfits down to the exact accessories, and only once I got them covered have I been able to breathe a little easier! I keep saying to people how funny it is that I'm so hyperfocused on what to wear, but, it's such a huge deal, and these feel like some important first impressions! I don't think I've ever been this obsessed!

Only down side is that both dresses require help zipping them up! They both fit perfectly but it is an inconvenience to say the least Happy

Welcome party outfit
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At welcome party with my sweet cousin Milo!
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Rehearsal dinner outfit - I loved the vintage retro feel of the silk dress with the graphic orange flowers, and the giant pearl baubles tied on with a satin ribbon. Also, my green patent leather clutch!

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Meeting my new cousins at rehearsal dinner Happy
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I didn't have a before pic of wedding outfit... I wore a floor length red skirt, and this bright magenta/purple top, with a red belt and colorful chunky necklace. I wanted to feel completely myself and comfortable for the big day, and think I nailed it!

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Grammy, my style icon.

My Gram has always loved fashion, shoes, bags, and jewelry, and her and I certainly share this love (unlike my Mom! Happy). We have a lot of fun making a fuss over these things. Recently I had a couple sessions with her trying on some new clothes and going through her old jewelry...


Quelle heure est-il? Grammy's watch collection over the years- she got many of them from her special friend Pete.

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Isn't she the cutest? None of her clothes fit her, so I got her some new digs... she LOVED doing a fashion show for us!
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We went through her extensive jewelry collection, and had a blast trying everything on and looking through all the gems! Even Marshall helped Happy I now have many new hand-me-downs!
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Grammy admiring my new purse from my friend Debra
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2014: a year of style!

What I wore this year...

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