Friday, February 28, 2014

Lettering Love: Far Better Things Ahead

Calligraphy by Hello, Framboise
Hand-lettered on smooth black card stock with the Hourglass Oblique Pen Holder, the Brause Steno nib (also called a "Blue Pumpkin" nib), and Dr. Ph. Martin's Pen White ink, then scanned

A little calligraphy for you on this gorgeous Friday--have a great weekend!


Monday, February 24, 2014

Casual Sunday

JCrew Maritime Blazer

Reed Krakoff Micro Atlantique

Karen Walker Super Duper Strength
Jacket: J.Crew (last seen here) | Tee: J.Crew (similar on sale in solid or stripe) | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bag: Reed Krakoff (find it here in another color) | Necklace: J.Crew | Bracelet: J.Crew | Earrings: Kendra Scott (similar here) | Watch: Michael Kors

It has been busy, busy here for me--lots of law and lettering happening behind the scenes! Hope you all had a great week and weekend!


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Red Letter Day

ASOS Full Midi Skirt in Scuba

Red Midi + Blush Blouse + Jewel Belt

ASOS Midi Skirt Outfit

Coat: H&M | Blouse: Ann Taylor (last seen here) | Skirt: ASOS (other colors available, too) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: Tory Burch (similar here) | Watch: Kate Spade

This weekend was a very exciting one (hence "Red Letter Day"). Boyfriend and I became officially engaged! I'm finally marrying the mysterious man behind the lens (he occasionally shows his handsome face on my Instagram). We're both very excited about the upcoming wedding.

The clothes I'm wearing here are what I wore out on Valentine's Evening to a lovely dinner at Potager, a local farm-to-table contemporary-style restaurant in Denver. It's nice to go somewhere where the menu changes constantly and every time, it seems to get better. I love how festive and fancy this ASOS Skirt felt--definitely a good purchase as I think it can be styled nicely for all four seasons.

Hope you had a nice Valentine's Day celebrating with your main squeeze, your family, or your friends!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Plaid

Leopard + Buffalo Plaid + Frye Boots.jpg

Frye Melissa Button Boots

Buffalo Plaid + Leopard
Coat: J.Crew (still available! Love this classic peacoat too) (last seen here) | Sweater: Crewcuts | Jeans: J.Brand | Scarf: Gift | Sunglasses: Chloe | Socks: Nordstrom (also like these & these) | Boots: Frye Melissa Button (read my review) | Bag: Coach | Bracelets: David Yurman, J.Crew

Happy Valentine's Day!


Monday, February 10, 2014

Banana Republic Review: Sloan-Fit Ankle Pants

Banana Republic Sloan Ankle-Zip Pant

Reed Krakoff Boxer

Petite Sloan-Fit Ankle Pants by Banana Republic
Jacket: Ann Taylor Factory (last seen here) | Blouse: Ann Taylor | Pants: Banana Republic "Sloan-Fit Ankle-Zip Pant" c/o | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: Reed Krakoff | Flower Pin: F21 | Bracelets: David Yurman, Tiffany, Swarovski

I'm trying another piece from the Banana Republic slim-fitting Sloan line today--these ankle-zip pants in black. A 00P fit me pretty well--the inseam and the fit down my legs were both perfect, but I did experience some gapping at the waist in the back, which resulted in a little bagginess through the seat. I'm planning to have them taken in at the waist and possibly in the seat to get them to a perfect fit.

As I mentioned in my last post, I am really liking the Sloan fabric. The extra thickness and stretch makes for a flattering and comfortable fit. I'm definitely considering adding a few more of these pieces to my workwear wardrobe.

Hope everyone at NYFW right now is staying warm and having a great time! Wish I were there!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hello, Framboise x Banana Republic Hello Sloan

Sloan Sheath Banana Republic

Hello Sloan

Sloan Sheath Dress
Dress: Banana Republic "Sloan Sheath" c/o | Jacket: ZARA | Shoes: L.K. Bennett | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Bag: 3.1 phillip lim, available at Barney's or Otte NY (read my review) | Necklace: J.Crew Factory | Bracelets: David Yurman, Ann Taylor | Watch: Michele

New York Fashion Week has begun! I've teamed up with Banana Republic to feature a couple pieces from their Sloan-fit line here. When I initially looked at this pink dress online, I thought it was pretty cute, but I was very impressed with the fit and quality once I put it on. The fabric is nice and thick, so it holds its shape nicely and glides smoothly over curves. The bonus: it has quite a bit of stretch to it, so your movement isn't restricted--great for me whether I'm on my feet in court all day or going out in the evening (or both).

For me, a 00P was a good--although slightly snug--fit compared to other 00P pieces I have from Banana. With a blazer or more conservative cardigan, I think this dress is definitely work-appropriate. If you usually fit well into a particular Banana size, you might want to consider ordering one size up just to make sure the fit is comfortable on you. The only thing I'm planning to alter on this dress is the hemline, probably raising it an inch or two so it's just above my knee, which seems to be the best compromise between work-appropriate and flattering for me.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Casual Tux

J.Crew Tuxedo Skirt

Tux Skirt Details

Zara Tri-Color D'Orsay
Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: J.Crew (currently out of stock) | Sunglasses: Chloe | Shoes: Zara | Necklaces: Brian Gavin, Vintage, Banana Republic | Bracelets: J.Crew, H&M c/o

This tuxedo-detailed skirt caught my eye at J.Crew the first time it was available, but I didn't snag it quickly enough, and my size sold out. A purchase on Poshmark and a few alterations later, and I'm finally able to wear it! I'm definitely missing the bare-legs weather we had last week right now--this spot of pavement where I'm standing in these photos is currently under an inch or two of ice. Hope you're all staying warm!