About Me (J.) AND The Blog.

East Coast transplant: from CA to PA. The blog name is an homage to my West Coast roots and the highway that always led me home.

fivesouth is a blog about how I get dressed in the morning and get on with my day. I am a recent Ph.D. and work at the intersections of research, education, and business in an office setting that vascillates between business casual and business formal attire. Most of my weekends are spent catching up on sleep, adulting, and exploring my new hometown of Philadelphia. This site serves as a documentation of how I am building up my professional wardrobe for this career and life transition. fivesouth also aims to share style notes and fit reviews for professional women who are on the petite side. For fit reference, my measurements can be found here.

The Fine Print: Writing and Editorial Policies | Privacy | Disclosure.

I write my own posts and take my own photos for this blog. All original written content and images are copyrighted by fivesouth and may not be reproduced, republished, or used elsewhere without my written permission. Feel free to share (via Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, etc.), but please give appropriate credit by linking back to my original post. I am not responsible for content from this blog that has been republished on other websites without my explicit consent.

Occasionally, third-party images may be used on this site and are linked or credited whenever possible. If I have used one of your images and you would like it removed from this site, please contact me. This blog is not responsible for the content of linked sites.

This blog does not share personal information with third parties and does not store information about individual site visits.

All style-related posts and reviews on this site feature my own purchases and my own editorial opinions. Also, when appropriate, this site uses affiliate links. Clicking on or purchasing an item via a particular link may result in a small commission. Note that I will only use affiliate links for items that I have purchased or that I would purchase for myself.

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