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 Happy Monday! Living in flats lately and my feet are thanking me. I’m juggling two big projects at work and both are on very strict deadlines – time to get extra-productive (and extra caffeinated!)! Hope you have a great start to your week! PS: Maybe I’m due for a beauty update (because I’d love to […]

At Sea: Stripes

 At sea in the Gulf of Tonkin. I brought no heels on this trip (not a single inch!), so I’ve been living in these flats, these sandals, and these sneakers. Relaxed and simple is what I had in mind for some time off! *** Sweater – Banana Republic (here) Swimsuit – Chloe (here) Shorts – […]

Navy & Khaki

 Good morning! Keeping it short and sweet today: hope you have a great start to your week and thank you for visiting! *** Top – J.Crew (here) Skirt – Zara (old, similar here) Sweater coat – Vince (40% off here!) Scarf – thanks to Everlane Watch – Tory Burch (here) Nacklace – thanks to Brandy […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

 We’re having a wonderful time so far with friends and family – happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!! PS: here are a few of my must-visit Black Friday sale sites: this DvF embellished jacket from the Saks sale (that I’ve worn on the blog a few times) is now 40% off!! this Manolo Blahnik pump from […]


 I can’t help but fall back on this simple recipe all too often: a white blouse (an essential), a pencil skirt (in this case, in leather or faux leather to add a little interest) and a trench coat (cool details on this one made it hard to resist). I enjoyed a quick little getaway to […]


 I’m not huge fan of one-hit wonders for holiday dresses (although there’s always a good reason for one of those sometimes!). I like a dress that’s going to be wearable long after the holiday decorations have disappeared (and bonus points if they can work for work too!). This L’Agence dress from Nordstrom is pretty on […]


 Along with the holidays come the holiday dresses: some sparkly (New Year’s fete?), some elegant (cocktail party?) and some cozy (Thanksgiving at home?). I was looking for the latter, given that I’ll be feasting on my sister’s cooking for Thanksgiving and chasing a toddler in between bites. This James Perse sweater dress from Nordstrom is […]

Going Long

 An extra long coat has been on my wish list since last year and I finally found one that fit the bill: a Loro Piana by Fleurette at Nordstrom. It’s going to be the winter stand-in for my lightweight Tibi trench (which I reached for over and over again this past Spring/Summer!). The camel color is absolutely […]


 I was looking through my closet a while ago and thinking about the special and unique items that I’d love to give Lucia one day (“vintage” by then, of course). Among those: a citrine ring (which is engraved with her name), a floral pencil skirt (which I wore when my husband proposed to me), and […]

Sweater Dress

 Happy Monday! I didn’t do too much shopping while I was in New York, but I did make sure to pop into the Tibi boutique in Soho – such a treat to see so much Tibi in one place (although I love that Tibi is now also available online here)! I bought this tie-waist sweater […]


 I think navy is the ultimate color for a working girl’s wardrobe. There’s a reason why I’ve collected all of my favorite handbags in navy: my Celine luggage tote (Anthracite, a gray-navy), my Sophie Hulme tote (Midnight, a deep almost-black navy), and this Celine box bag (Classic navy). I love that navy means business, but […]

Weekend Casual

 Happy Monday! Spending a full day in Pebble Beach on Sunday (for the Concours d’Elegance!) meant that all of our errands fell on Saturday. Running around (and after Lucia) is infinitely easier in these comfy sneakers – they’ve been such a worthwhile investment! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Sleeveless trench – Ann Taylor […]


 Happy Friday! Another workweek down and another fun weekend ahead. Lately I’ve added a few firsts to my book: a live futbol game at Cal Memorial Stadium with Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan, oyster shucking at Tomales Bay for a friend’s birthday, a playdate at Oakland Zoo with a close friend and her kids, an […]


 Happy Monday! Today I’ve teamed up with ShopStyle to share some fun shopping news: eBay recently launched a Designer Collective with in-season items added daily, free shipping and guaranteed returns. In addition to this embellished top and classic pencil skirt, my favorites include: this light pink flounce dress – girly and fun! this white cotton blazer […]

Pale Pink

 Good morning! Over the weekend we enjoyed a rare night out with great friends (without Lucia) in Burlingame – good company, good food, good laughs… so good for the soul. Hope you have a wonderful start to the week! *** Sweater – Athe Vanessa Bruno thanks to OtteNY (old, last photographed during my pregnancy! similar here […]

Black White Gray

 Happy Thursday! We’re spending the long weekend in the sun with lots of family (39 of us!) and Lucia’s decided to prepare for the big occasion by walking for the first time! Luckily we did get one of her first steps on video – thank goodness there’s always an iPhone nearby! Hope you have a […]

Blue & White

 Happy Tuesday! Summer dressing for the office today in this printed Milly skirt from Nordstrom. I loved how classic & elegant I felt in the black version I wore here so it was hard to resist buying it in this beautiful blue print! It’s a welcome change from my go-to pencil skirts. Hope you’re having a […]


 Happy weekend! I spent Thursday evening at Domaine Chandon in Yountville learning how to make delicious sparkling cocktails (strawberries and summer savory was my favorite!), and enjoying dinner and the company of some wonderful people. It was the perfect way to kick off a long weekend. Hope you’re enjoying yours! *** Blazer – Theory (sold […]

Black & White

 Happy Wednesday! I’ve loved the look of full midi skirts for so long but it wasn’t until I found this Milly one at Nordstrom that I thought I could actually pull them off! Love that I don’t feel like my hips are exaggerated – the pleats are deceptively flattering. Hope you’re having a great week […]


 Happy Monday! I had such a gorgeous weekend at home! We “picnicked” in shade on our deck for a big part of the day and made our weekly visit to the farmer’s market to pick up fresh fruit and flowers. Cheered for the US team for the World Cup and enjoyed dinner at a new local […]


 It’s such a pleasure to discover new brands that “work” for work, and MM.Lafleur is certainly one of those brands. Their lovely team recently invited me to try out their Dressing Room program: a box of four dresses and accessories that you get to try on at home (like this “Etsuko” dress and ostrich belt!). […]


 On the road & on the go! Happy Monday, hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Top – thanks to TSE Cashmere (here) Skirt – Dolce & Gabbana (old. I love picking up classic designer pencil skirts during sales – this one is 60% off in a gorgeous mint color!) Heels – Manolo Blahnik (here) […]


 Happy Monday! I’m sporting tiny little bangs now (the result of my postpartum hair loss and the forever-long growing out process!!) – and although they look a little haphazard, I’m pretty glad they’re no longer sticking straight up. Phew. PS: You know that you have a stylish best friend (since jr. high school!) when you […]


 Happy Friday! Casual, comfy & CLASSIC in all gray. I’ve been running around town for work a lot, so outfits like this are easy to pull off – love that this simple ILY Couture sweatshirt has the ability to still make me feel “put together.” I typically bring my sneakers in the car with me […]

Poplin & Denim

 Happy Tuesday! I’m thrilled to be partnering with Everlane to share their newest collection with you (launching today!) and, as always, their pieces don’t disappoint. Poplin & denim are all you really need to get through summer! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend! *** Look One Poplin shirt – thanks to Everlane (here) Skirt – […]

Gray Moto

 Happy Monday! This weekend marked the first time Lucia played in a pool! We are going to love pool time this summer – and because she’s especially fair-skinned, we’re using up loads of sunscreen (I’m using Babyganics here) and a swimsuit with long sleeves (like this one which is 30% off!). Hope you’ve had a wonderful […]

Black & White

 A testament to the value of an investment piece: I bought this classic pencil skirt as a young professional just entering the workforce (on clearance at a Neiman Marcus Last Call – it was a huge splurge for me at the time!). Many black pencil skirts have come and gone since then, but this is […]


 Hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed your Mother’s Day with loved ones. So much to do at work this week, but exciting things are brewing!! Happy Monday! *** Motorcycle jacket – IRO at Intermix (if I didn’t have this one I would buy this one here with 25% off!) Top – thanks to […]


 As a new mother, I’ve learned to look forward to things that make me feel like I’ve indulged in a quick little “me” moment, for example, putting on lipstick. Even better? A new lipstick. I don’t quite have time for a massive overhaul of my beauty routine, so when I want to feel like I’m […]


 I’m hard on my sandals so they typically don’t last longer than a year or two, especially when a beach vacation is involved. These slip on so easily (no buckles! a no-brainer when I’ve got baby on my hip!) and they’re perfect in white. Which means, I’ll be wearing them with just about everything over the next […]


 Happy Monday! I’m back from a  weekend well spent in Dallas. So thankful for all of the wonderful friends I’ve made over the years in the blogging community, and so thankful for all of you for stopping by, for your thoughtful comments and messages. Hope you have a great start to your week! PS: and […]


 During my pregnancy I collected many non-maternity dresses (that I bought several sizes too big), with the intention of wearing them again after pregnancy. Some of them work just fine with a belt now, but others were calling for something a little more special. Something that could be slung a little lower on the waist, something […]

A Little Bit of Color

 Because I’m (without fail) drawn to neutrals time and time again, the best way to add some color is through my accessories. This statement necklace from Chico’s helps me do just that. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Necklace – thanks to Chico’s (here) Blazer – thanks to Chico’s (here) Top – ALC (here) Skirt […]

Black & White

 Another day, another dress… and another pick from Nordstrom’s TBD Modern Collection. I couldn’t resist the simple yet statement-making racerback neckline – it’s my new “little black dress.” Hope you’re having a great week! *** Dress – Trouve at Nordstrom (under $100 here) Jacket – IRO (similar here) Purse – Sophie Hulme (here) Bracelet – […]

Spring Tweed

 Happy Monday! Many of you have asked me about losing my baby weight post-pregnancy, so here goes: I had a 2-mile daily commute (1-mile there and 1-mile back) for several months during which I was almost always feeling like I was running late (hurrying to get home to my baby, or hurrying to work because […]

Coral & Green

 Happy Friday! Wearing this fresh, unexpected color combination to welcome Spring – the weather has been incredible. Hope you have an amazing weekend! *** Blouse – thanks to French Connection (here) Skirt – J.Crew (here) Bracelet – J.Crew Rings – Brandy Pham and Gorjana (here) Sunglasses – Celine Purse – Chanel Heels – Celine (similar […]

Classic A-Line

 Nothing beats a classic a-line; it’s a workwear essential but also fun to throw into the weekend mix (especially when it comes in an easy, comfortable knit like this one from Jones New York)! All the best items in my closet work for me when I’m on and off duty. See more inspiration for timeless […]


 These silk trousers from Nordstrom’s indy contemporary collection (which includes Joie, Vince, Maje, Sandro among others) are perfect for that a slouchy, laid-back look – they’ll easily become my go-to uniform for Spring. After all, who doesn’t appreciate an elastic waist?? *** Check print silk trousers – Joie at Nordstrom (here) Blouse – thanks to […]

Front / Back

 Happy Monday! Keeping it short and sweet today – hope you have a great start to your week! *** Cashmere turtleneck – thanks to TSE Cashmere (on sale here) Dress – The Row (on sale here) Bracelet – J.Crew Ring – Brandy Pham Purse – Chanel Sunglasses – Celine Heels – Celine (similar nude/peach shade […]

All Black

 Lucia is almost 7 months old now! She loves her assortment of toys, but the “adult” things are what pique her interest: my husband’s watch, my bracelets (like these pretty leather woven ones from Pari Desai), our water glasses (which is her preferred method of drinking water – this girl skipped right past the sippy […]


Sweater – Athe Vanessa Bruno via OtteNY (here) Dress – Paul & Joe Necklaces – thanks to Albeit (here) and Brandy Pham (here) Bracelet – Andraa Neen Sandals – Alexander Wang (here) Purse – Chanel Sunglasses – Celine thanks to Polyvore The little one and I have been happily attached since day one (could I […]

Stripes and Stripes

Sweater – Whetherly (via StitchFix here) Tee – thanks to Pickwick & Weller (here) Skirt – Madewell (here) Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Cuff – Tory Burch (here) Flats – See by Chloe (here and here) Purse – Celine TGIF!

Day to Night at 33 Weeks

Day: Brooks Brothers blazer, Zara blouse, Madewell skirt, Brandy Pham necklace, Vita Fede bracelet, Sophie Hulme bag, Pour la Victoire flats, Celine sunglasses Night: Stella McCartney jacket, Zara blouse, Madewell skirt, Brandy Pham necklace, Chanel necklace, Vita Fede bracelet, Sophie Hulme bag, Alexander Wang sandals Happy Tuesday! Thank you for your sweet get well messages in […]

Weekend Ready

Jacket – J.Crew (here) Dress – H&M (under $20!) Purse – thanks to Loeffler Randall (now lusting after this one) Necklace – unknown Bracelet – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Sandals – Lanvin (new season style here) Bump notes: It itches. It seems to grow every. single. day. It’s happier in dresses than pants. That’s […]

Distressed Denim

Jeans – Gap (here, non-maternity version here) Blouse – Cos (similar here) Necklace and bracelet – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Bangle – thanks to Vita Fede (ring version here) Ring – Vintage Purse – Chanel Heels – Yves Saint Laurent Happy Monday! Another wedding weekend is behind us (2 lovely wedding weekends in a […]


Jacket – Elizabeth and James Sweater – thanks to Ann Taylor Leather pants – Balenciaga (similar here) Bracelets – J.Crew and CC Skye (here) Ring – Vintage Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Clutch – Celine Heels – Stella McCartney (similar here) Sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana thanks to Sunglass Hut (under $150, here) […]

Pin It to Win It with Saks ($2000 Gift Cards!)

Jacket – Topshop (similar in burgundy here) Dress – Zara Sunglasses – Prada (here) Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Purse – Celine Flats (not pictured) – thanks to Sigerson Morrison (similar here) Gift-giving season is upon us!  I’m excited to be partnering with Saks Fifth Avenue for their Holiday Pinterest Contest – they’re […]

See You Tonight!

Jacket – Topshop (here) Blouse – Theory (similar here on sale) Pants – thanks to Manoukian (they’re a closet staple & under $90, here) Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham Purse – Celine Heels – Prada (here) One of my new favorite coats for the season, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived: it has a great […]


Turtleneck – Banana Republic (my winter essential! here) Embellished Owl Cardigan – Anna Sui thanks to Glamour Magazine (here) Skirt – Zara (very old, but similar here under $75) Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Watch – Burberry Men’s (similar here 40% off) Heels – Prada (here) Happy weekend!!  Hope you enjoy yours – I’ll […]

Boys Club

Blazer – Brooks Brothers, thrifted (similar here) Blouse – Stella McCartney Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham Jewelry (here) Jeans – Forever21 (here) Bracelet – thanks to Giles & Brother (here) Ring – H&M Loafers – Stubbs & Wooten for J.Crew (here) Purse – Chanel Wearing the perfect men’s-inspired blazer (the flashy gold buttons are key!), […]

Army Green

Jacket – H&M (recent – great find at $79! splurge-worthy version here) Jeans – thanks to 7 For All Mankind (here) Blouse – Stella McCartney (similar here) Jewelry – thanks to Brandy Pham Jewelry and Karla Deras for Roman Luxe Purse – Chanel Heels – YSL (pump version here) Happy Wednesday!!  Hope you’re having a great […]

Warmer Weather

Leather dress – thanks to Banana Republic, LOVE it!!! (here) Bracelets – J.Crew (here) and Club Monaco Ring – H&M Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Purse – Chanel Sandals – Lanvin (still available here in leather) Warmer weather finally gave me an opportunity to wear my new sandals – a major score from […]

Weekend Leather Shorts

Trench cape – Stella McCartney (lusting after this similar black one) Blouse – Zara (similar in silk here) Shorts – Theory (on sale for $215 here) Necklace – courtesy of Brandy Pham Jewelry Ring – CC Skye courtesy of JoyaCHIC Sandals – J.Crew Purse – Celine Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (here) I spent most of […]