A Quick Hello.

Source: Ryan McGuire, Gratisography.

Hi hi hi! It’s been a while since I last wrote here. A lot has happened in the past two-and-a-half months that has kept me preoccupied. My S.O., who was away working in CA for the past nine months, has finally moved back to Philly. Yay! On top of that, I got promoted at work, so I’ve been slowly transitioning into a new position, wrapping up old projects and starting up new ones. It’s been a difficult process and I’m still trying to find balance between my work life and personal life. I know I’ll get there eventually, but to be honest, the growing pains have been tough. :-/ On the bright side, moving into a role with greater responsibilities (and a new office with older colleagues) is giving me plenty of food for thought for when I finally get to writing here more regularly.

So… I hope everyone has had a good start to their week! Hopefully it won’t be too long until next time.


Review: J. Crew Belted Dress in Textured Herringbone.

This is the second dress I tried on when I was looking for something to wear to a work event (my review of the dress I ended up picking is here). As of this posting, the textured herringbone dress is on promo for 25% off with the code SHOPSALE. I also like the look of the matching tipped collarless jacket, however this is not currently part of the promo.

This particular dress appealed to me for a couple reasons: first, most of my work dresses are a thicker wool blend and not particularly spring/summer friendly. Second, the overall palette and cut of the dress seem basic enough to wear multiple ways in multiple contexts (e.g., on its own for warm summer days; layered with a blouse underneath or on top for work; with a Tippi sweater on top for cooler weather). Lastly, I have a thing for herringbone, so naturally, I had to check this out.

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Review: J. Crew Paneled Geometric Dress.

I recently ordered a couple of dresses to try on for an upcoming work function. This is my review of Dress #1: the paneled geometric dress. As of this posting, it is on promo for 30% off with the code SPRINGSTYLE. I was actually debating between this dress and the paneled pencil skirt, which is also currently on sale. Both have a really interesting mixture of patterns and figure-flattering panel details. But I tend to wear dresses more often than skirts to work these days, so that’s what I ultimately went with.

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