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What to Wear to the Office

Figuring out what to wear to work each day can be a real challenge. I’ve recently A. started a new job and B. started working in an office again after 3 years of being remote. Below are a few of the strategies I’m using to figure out what to wear each day in the office … Continue Reading →

The Multitasking Wardrobe: a Little Lace

I’ve talked before about how much I like to wear items that can double-time from work to weekend. One of the things I’ve enjoyed recently has been renewing my lingerie wardrobe, with Agent Provocateur being at the top of my list. Given that their pieces are unusual in design, they require special consideration to wear. While the … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: the LBD

Dresses are a fantastic solution for a multitude of work situations. I recently had trustee meetings in Southern California and was delighted to find this number by DVF. It’s got the structure I generally look for in workwear thanks to a thick fabric and strategic seams, but the ruffles at the bottom of the skirt add … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: Feeling Spring

My love for all black looks has been well documented on the blog. Black just works for work – I always feel sharp and appropriate, be it in a black blazer or black blouse and trousers…but with how incredibly beautiful the weather has been in San Francisco of late, I’m making a concerted effort to … Continue Reading →

The 3 Coats You Need Living in the City

I mentioned here that I’ve recently moved to San Francisco from Silicon Valley. I’m having a great time and learning how to adjust my wardrobe for City living. Coats are without a doubt a necessity in San Francisco – between the chilly wind or fog coming in off the Bay, there’s almost always a need … Continue Reading →

City Living

I’ve recently moved to San Francisco from Silicon Valley. I can add living in the City to the growing list of things I never thought I’d do…and love. Growing up in a small town in Northern California, San Francisco was “the City” we’d visit for special shopping trips or after a weekend with my Grandmother in … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Belted Blazer

Suits are a reality for many of us when it comes to work, like it or not. Thankfully there are often great appropriately fashion-forward options from places like Zara, H&M and Express. I scooped up this belted blazer because I loved the shift from a usual one-button style. The belted waist gives the shape a needed … Continue Reading →

Sweater Weather Uniform

When it’s cold outside, I have a hard time getting out of the house for work. And I live in California! I can only imagine how you in other parts of the country and world feel…When I was in Vancouver, BC over the holidays I got a little taste of what winter really is with … Continue Reading →

Winter Getaway: Carmel Valley

I’ve written before about the importance of downtime (here) and I’ll probably come back to it each year about this time. Winter for me is  a time for reflection and regrouping. This is the second year I’ve taken a weekend away – this time to Carmel Valley, Calif. at Bernardus Lodge. Between walks with the dogs … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Statement Piece

When I was in Italy over the summer I had the chance to see an exhibit at the Villa Borghese of Azzedine Alaïa clothing (on Instagram here). It was breathtaking. One thing that struck me was the use of leather, fur, feathers, etc. paired with more normal fabrics like silk and wool. While still a far cry … Continue Reading →