June 13, 2012 by emarie

I’m just going to be honest…my outfit today was BLAH, so I’m not going to show it to you. I blame the rain. And maybe the fact that I stayed up too late watching reruns of Cycle 10 of America’s Next Top Model. or maybe the fact that all my clothes are in a big heap in the middle of my bedroom floor. Whatever the reason, it was a no go. SO, instead, here is an outfit from last summer.

I bought these earrings in Singapore. My mom bought the same ones. Yeah, Mom!

I was a creative writing major in college. But even so, I didn’t really have any idea how challenging blogging would be…I knew it would be demanding to produce content continuously, but it’s the writing itself! It’s this intense emotional process where you simultaneously feel so jazzed about communicating about ideas you love, super dopey and sure you aren’t saying or sharing anything useful, and self conscious about what the people looking at your blog are thinking. And then you remember that there are only maybe two people reading this right now anyway. And one is your mom.

But there are always those supportive, and at the same time confusing, robot spammer comments. Take, for instance, this one: “You’re usually very sort towards audience really like myself and help me in my existence. Many thanks.”

Or this one:

“It’s not at all simplistic just to continually be giving away tips and tricks that some other people may have been trying to sell.”

Actually, that one sounds like a thinly veiled insult.

So, anyway,  I guess thanks for bearing with me while I find my “blogger voice.” They should add “blogging” to the creative writing curriculum.

Dress: Anthropologie

Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft

Purse: Nine West

Bracelet: Banana Republic


Splash of Blue

June 7, 2012 by emarie

The sun came out today. To celebrate, I wore sandals.

There has been some debate over what color my shirt is. I say orange. Dan (and, if I’m honest, several other people) say red. Upon closer examination, I usually say, “it’s an orangey-red.” I’ve always had the last word. Probably because the others have gotten bored with the conversation and moved on. ha.

Jeans: Banana Republic

Shoes: Nine West

Shirt: Banana Republic

Sweater: The Limited

Jacket: Catriel (from Argentina)

Spikes and Embroidery

June 6, 2012 by emarie

This is from a month or so ago. In the spring, when it actually felt like summer. As opposed to now (Summer) when it actually feels like WINTER. What gives, Boston?

Also, shout out to my sister, Alyson, for her lovely photography work for this post.

Jeans: Banana Republic

Top: Anthropologie

Shoes: Rachel Rachel Roy

Necklace: Free People

Purse: Coach

Racerback Lace

June 5, 2012 by emarie

BAM. Posted before midnight so it still counts as a Monday post. Am I right? Am I…ok, I’ll do better tomorrow.

Shirt: BCBG

Skirt: Banana Republic

Purse: Coach

Necklace: Ann Taylor

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini

Batik and the Beach

May 31, 2012 by emarie

It has been a month since my last post…oops. But I have a completely legit reason as I’ve been traveling in Indonesia and Japan and frankly, wasn’t wearing any outfits worth writing home about, much less blogging about. But I’ve got lots of great stuff for future posts that I’m really excited to share with you guys.

And now for a completely random story about this dress. One day I was minding my own business at work when half my lunch decided to just drop into my lap. Not a huge problem except for the MAJOR presentation I had to give later that afternoon. So naturally, I walked over to the mall, bought an entirely new outfit featuring said dress, changed into it and went about my day. Interestingly, no one at work noticed a thing. Not. A. Thing.

Obviously, the above picture is not a work appropriate outfit, but that is just fine because I’m not at work. I am on vacation in Indonesia! Last year when I was in Indonesia, I bought some really great clothing from a boutique called Lily Jean. This trip I really wanted to get something with a Batik pattern. Enter really awesome purse.

This purse was a gift from the designer’s mother who is a friend of my mom’s. I’ve already been using it quite a bit and it is very roomy and even fits my big ‘ol camera! Apparently there is a website where you can order these purses and as soon as I get a hold of it I will share it here with all of you!

Dress: Ann Taylor

Bathing Suit: Ann Taylor Loft

Purse: TBA


Springtime Florals

April 18, 2012 by emarie

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the chance to see the dress my famous purple satin adjustable belt came from! Try not to pass out with excitement.

If you’re going to put a sweater with a sheath dress, it’s been my experience that a longer sweater, about the length of the dress looks best. I think a shrug might also work. I think this is because a regular length sweater or jacket that cuts at the waist sort of chops your body in half so you lose the long line of the sheath dress. Ooh, we could do an experiment with the same dress and different length sweaters. So exciting. Maybe tomorrow.

Without the sweater…Gazing dramatically into the distance….ha.


Dress: Ann Taylor

Purse: Nine West

Shoes: Nine West

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Castles and The Scone Witch

April 17, 2012 by emarie

First trip to Ottawa this past weekend and I have to say, it was a beautiful city! Very clean and open and lovely. Not to mention all the lovely castles someone just plopped down in the middle of the place. (I kid–but their Parliament buildings are super fancy. And have you seen the Fairmont Chateau Laurier? Total castle)(And no, I did not stay there)

The Fairmont Castle Chateau Laurier

But even MORE important is what I had for breakfast while in Ottawa. It used to be that when I traveled I’d eat wherever. NO LONGER. I always try to suss out the cutest/hippest/yummiest/best places to eat in a city. ESPECIALLY for breakfast. In Ottawa, I hit a home run.

Enter, The Scone Witch.

I don’t know if the peeling paint is on purpose, but I think it adds to the ambiance of witch-likeness in a good way! The decor inside was very cute and the food? YUM YUM!

Orange and Cranberry Scone + Devon Cream + Blackberry Jam = 100% Awesomeness




Variations on a Theme

April 16, 2012 by emarie

That’s right. I’m wearing the SAME skirt that I wore here. Call the fashion police. Actually, I think every piece in this outfit, with the exception of my shirt, has been on this blog before.

And now, a word from my latest spammer: “Thanks a large amount for any valuable ideas you’ve got shared right here.” You are so welcome. All my valuable ideas are getting in a bit of a tizzy wondering which of them you meant, specifically.  I tried to explain in the nicest way possible that you’re just some robot/spammer program and that you meant all of them, of course.

Skirt: Club Monaco

Belt: Ann Taylor

Earrings: Great Grandma

Shirt: David Lawrence

Necklace: Express

Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction


Purple Velvet

April 12, 2012 by emarie

These shoes are super pointy. I bought them in an attempt to have a basic black work shoe. But then haven’t worn them for maybe a year. Because every time I put them on I feel like some sort of witch/duck combo creature. I’ll refrain from putting up a video of the pointy toe jabbing duck walk I’ve done every time I’ve put these shoes on the past year before flinging them back under the bed. But then, suddenly, one day I put them on with this outfit and was all “gasp!” and now I’ve worn them quite a few times! I’m sure there is a fashion lesson in there somewhere, but I’m too sleepy to figure out what it is.

Blazer: Banana Republic

Shirt: BCBG

Jeans: Arden B

Shoes: BCBGirls

Bag: Coach

Necklace: Express

Headband: Banana Republic

Orange and Pink

April 10, 2012 by emarie

This outfit speaks to the power of accessories. One false move and this quite possibly could have turned into a Halloween tribute. But it did not. I’d like to thank pink belt and blue shoes for saving the day.

And can we take a second to talk about this belt? It’s not actually pink, is it. More of a purple, but anywayyy. I pulled this belt off of a completely different dress and I use it all the time. It’s completely adjustable. So you can put it over anything. ANYTHING. Even a humongous shearling coat. I don’t know why you would do that, but you could.

These shoes. Ahh. They are cute. They are comfortable. They have a bow on them. They are from Brazil. I thought about buying them for my sister for Christmas, but then I didn’t. (Don’t worry, I bought her an EQUALLY adorable pair from the same store).

Dress: Banana Republic

Belt: Ann Taylor

Shoes: Noras

Bag: Coach

Coat: Chinese Laundry