An ice blue skirt suit from White House Black Market styled with black boots and turtleneck as seen on Alison Gary of Wardrobe Oxygen

What I Wore: Ice Blue Skirt Suit

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The weather outside is frightful, but this cozy skirt suit is so delightful. Sometimes you have to decide between warmth and professionalism in winter, but I learned a few tricks being a DC corporate commuter. Fleece tights, tall boots, slips, Lands' End Thermaskin layers, and suiting like this ice blue skirt suit from White House Black Market. jacket | skirt | turtleneck | tights | boots | bag | earrings…

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A Casual Capsule Wardrobe for Fall to Winter

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A reader reached out asking a question about a casual capsule wardrobe.  What would I have in a capsule wardrobe if I wasn't a fashion blogger? I am an urban planner working in the architecture/engineering/development space. I make enough money so that I can buy clothes that are well made, but I also cannot break the bank and don't have the space for a ton of stuff that's rarely worn.…

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What I Wore: Navy on Navy (From the Real-Life Capsule Wardrobe)

Capsule Wardrobes Fall Fashion Outfit Posts

The first look from my real-life holiday capsule wardrobe is one of the more casual options.  This could be worn to Thanksgiving, to a work party right after being at the office, a dinner party at a neighbor's house.  To make it more festive I swapped out the traditional brooch for one shaped like a snowflake. sweater | pants | bag | brooch | earrings | shoes Sweater: Audrey Cashmere…

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Nordstrom Fall Sale Best Picks

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The Nordstrom Fall Sale is here, and it's a fantastic sale for winter must-haves – coats and boots. From wool walking coats to puffy parkas, the Nordstrom Fall Sale has an amazing variety of outerwear at amazing prices. Below I styled a few of the coats all with items from the sale to show you the great variety, but recommend you check out the sale yourself. Along with coats and…

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Weekend Reads

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I had a completely different beginning to this week's post and deleted it because it just seemed to boo boo kitty wah wah poor me. Yesterday I felt that way. I cried, and I took a nap, and I woke up and had some soup and drank tons of water and went back to bed. And this morning I feel stronger. I read what I wrote and it no longer…

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Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts Under $25

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The holidays are right around the corner and to help you find great gifts and have them arrive in time, I am starting my gift guides now. Every Friday will be a different gift guide of items that caught my eye around the web. Each gift guide has a different theme, and these are based on your requests and the requests of friends and neighbors. Heading to your partner's parents'…

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Recent Raves

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I gotta admit, things have been hectic and I’m behind on blog content. So instead of a fab outfit or a carefully curated capsule wardrobe, here’s a list of things I’ve recently purchased that are worthy of a mention. I will be back to regularly scheduled content very soon! Earlier this year I thought I sprained my ankle. It hurt, especially if I walked a while or ran on the…

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