First Quarter Style: 2019

I felt like I should have had more than four outfits … but I also know I often forget to take pictures of what I’m wearing. Oops.

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Worn to my mom’s birthday dinner.

Necklace: A New Day (Target)
Earrings: Sugarfix by Bauble Bar (Target)
Sweater: Target
Skirt: Skirt Sports
Shoes: Universal Thread (Target)

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Pretty sure I wore this to the Colorado Home and Garden Show.

Earrings: Sugarfix by Bauble Bar (Target)
Necklace: New York and Company
Sweater: Ann Taylor LOFT
Skirt: Skirt Sports
Boots: JustFab Online

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Worn to February date night/Denver Restaurant Week.

Necklace, Tank, Skirt: Express
Bracelet: Forever 21
Shoes: JustFab Online

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Worn to tea at the Brown Palace (March date “night”).

Earrings: Sugarfix by Bauble Bar (Target)
Necklace: New York and Company
Shirt: Target
Jacket: JustFab Online
Skirt: Skirt Sports
Purse: American Eagle Outfitters (purchased at DSW)
Shoes: Universal Thread (Target)

Fourth Quarter Style: 2018

I tried to do more. I really did. Still only four outfits, because of course.

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Worn … somewhere.

Necklace: Attic Salt
Cardigan: LC Lauren Conrad (for Kohl’s)
Tank: … I forget. Target, probably
Skirt: Skirt Sports
Boots: JustFab Online

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October date “night” to a corn maze.

Sunglasses: Target
Purse: American Eagle Outfitters (purchased at DSW Shoe Warehouse)
Shirt: Target
Vest: Skirt Sports
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind
Boots: JustFab Online

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Worn shopping. Tried to look cute. Ended up destroying my feet in the heels.

Scarf: Target
Sweater: Ann Taylor LOFT
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind
Shoes: Sofft

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December date night.

Necklace: silver, don’t remember; think it was a gift
Sweater: H&M
Dress: Skirt Sports
Boots: JustFab Online

Third Quarter Style: 2018

For whatever reason, I just didn’t curate many outfits over the past few months. Or I totally forgot to take pictures of them. Probably a little of the latter and most of the former. But when you spend most of your summer in a car driving around with lack of cell phone reception, there’s not much need for cute style.

Or maybe I do this wrong.

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Worn on my birthday. Very similar outfit also worn to August date night.

Necklace: Attic Salt
Cardigan: Xhiliration for Target
Dress: Skirt Sports
Shoes: Don’t remember.

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With the husband at our seven year anniversary/vow renewal.

Flower Crown: H&M
Earrings: SugarFix by BaubleBar (for Target)
Necklace: Don’t remember, but I wore it at my actual wedding!
Sunglasses: Target
Dress: Express
Shoes: JustFab Online

Second Quarter Style: 2018

Oh hey, five outfits again! Only one not from Italy, though …

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Sunglasses: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s
Scarf: JustFab Online
Shirt: Gap
Shorts: Paige Premium Denim
Bag: street vendor in Florence
Shoes: Birkenstocks

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Long sleeve: I ❤ Ronson (JC Penney collaboration)
Shirt: Gap
Scarf: JustFab Online
Skirt: Apt. 9

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Scarf: JustFab Online
Sunglasses: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s
Sweater: Ann Taylor LOFT
Dress: Skirt Sports
Shoes: Birkenstocks

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Sunglasses: Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s
Coat: Calvin Klein
Dress: Skirt Sports
Shoes: Crown Vintage
Handbag: Florence street vendor
Rolling Suitcase: Victorinox

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Not worn in Italy, but to May date night.

Sunglasses: Target
Necklace: Attic Salt
Dress: Smashfest Queen
Shoes: JustFab Online

First Quarter Style: 2018

Another five outfits this quarter. Fancy.

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First outfit of the new year.

Hat, Jacket, Shirt, Skirt, Tights: Skirt Sports
Boots: UGG Australia

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Wore this a few times. New favorite comfy winter outfit.

Sweater: Target
Tights: Skirt Sports
Boots: UGG Australia

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Forget where I wore this.

Hat, Jacket, Skirt, Tights: Skirt Sports
Booties: JustFab Online

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Worn to my friend Melanie’s baby shower.

Earrings: Kendra Scott
Necklace: forget … some gift shop in Hawai’i
Dress: Toad&Co
Tights: … Target, maybe?
Boots: JustFab Online

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Worn to date night at Shanahan’s.

Earrings: BaubleBar for Target
Bracelet: Forever 21
Necklace: Kate Spade
Dress: Express
Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Second Quarter Style: 2017

Aaaand back to three outfits.

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Forget where I wore this, but I know it was sometime in April.

Scarf: Charming Charlie
Sweater: Ann Taylor Outlet
Bracelet: Express
Shorts: Paige Premium Denim
Sandals: Madden Girl

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Worn to go see “The Secret Garden” with my friend Melanie.

Earrings: Bauble Bar for Target
Necklace: Kate Spade
Shirt: Target
Skirt: Victoria Beckham for Target
Tights: No idea
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Purse: Coach Poppy

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Museum outfit.

Necklace, Tank: Target
Skirt: Skirt Sports
Shoes: JustFab Online
Bracelet: Forever 21

Retirement Trip

Also known as Boston and L.A. May 2017.

But wait, retirement, you might say?

Yep. Thanks to B getting a job with an ACTUAL airline (a mainline carrier as opposed to a regional), he let me quit my soul-sucking barista job so I could finally free myself from customer service hell. My CS shelf life? Waaaaay overdue.

Cinco de Mayo was officially my last day with the company and while it was bittersweet in some respects, I have no regrets about leaving. None.

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My farewell cake.

I was in theory supposed to do a race that weekend, but since I had taken a good chunk of the spring off due to mental health AND B had a Boston overnight … I decided to join him in Boston instead and then go back to L.A. with him to play for a day. Since I could now do such crazy things.

My original plan was to take a red-eye from DEN to JFK Friday night and then catch an early flight from JFK to BOS Saturday morning. Well, all of the latter flights filled up for whatever reason and then my red-eye got delayed … so I left the next day and connected through MSP. Whatever.

I landed in Boston, dumped off my bag at B’s hotel (he wasn’t getting in until much later that night), and immediately met up with one of my old college roommates, Courtney. We hung out for a while before parting ways. I headed down into the city and had quite possibly the worst lobster roll ever (somewhere in Quincy Market. I don’t even recall which stand).

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No lobster roll picture, but found this in City Hall Plaza.

I felt so gross afterward that I headed back to the hotel to sit and read for a little while. My stomach settled enough around 7ish that I felt comfortable heading back out for some dinner. Nostalgia directed me straight back to campus.

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Heh. My kind of graffiti.

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I can fully believe that Target can be the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

Thai fried rice (and a glass of wine) at Brown Sugar Cafe was awesome on my nearly empty stomach (hadn’t eaten much all day). I felt enough belly space to hop across the street to T. Anthony’s for a slice – where my boy Paul STILL recognizes me, 12 years post-graduation – and then a few doors down to Angora for the best fro-yo on the planet.

That took up enough time for me to get back to the hotel and read a bit more before B’s flight got in. He got in and I got to finally get some WONDERFUL SLEEP.

(I hadn’t gotten a lot of sleep the few days previous.)

Sunday morning, we tried breakfast at some place on Boylston – I don’t recall the name – that had apparently just started a breakfast service. They need to improve on it, for it was highly mediocre. We were considering going for a run after that, but since it was gorgeous out – that weekend was the one sunny spot in Boston in like two weeks – we decided to just put on our shoes and walk around the city.

I took him down through Fenway to the Back Bay Fens, part of the Emerald Necklace. I’d talked about going down there back in school, but had never taken him there, so we did that. We then stopped at the BU Bookstore just because and obviously I walked out of there with some stuff! I found a pair of capris on clearance (workout capris for $30? Yes please!) and a wonderful comfy new Under Armour hoodie while B found a new pair of workout shorts. After that, we strolled downtown where I got to redeem my lobster roll disaster from the previous day at James Hook and Co.

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We were hoping to meet up with our friend Ann at some point, but unfortunately, it was not meant to be. So, we went back to the hotel to shower and pack up. I decided to leave before B and get to the airport a bit earlier just in case.

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Hi husband doing his walkaround!

Unfortunately, the BOS-LAX flight he was flying was oversold, so guess who got to stay behind?

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Airport life. Featuring: new hoodie!

B offered to get me a hotel, but I just didn’t want to deal with it. I treated myself to a ridiculously expensive dinner at the Legal’s Test Kitchen in the airport (chowder, a glass of Pinot Noir, and one of my top-three lobster rolls) before attempting to settle in for the night.

Except apparently Logan doesn’t let you sleep in the concourses; no, it kicks you out pre-security. I went from a quiet, cozy, carpeted corner to a cold, noisy, tiled floor that was being cleaned for seriously two hours. Or so it felt like. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep. I managed an hour before I got booted out, maybe another broken 90 minutes on the tile, and then about 75 minutes at what I thought was going to be my gate once I went back through security at 4:15am.

Luckily, I made the morning LAX flight just fine, watching “Moana” and “Hidden Figures” on the way, being crowded in my middle seat by two manspreaders stealing the armrests.

B had rented a car, so he picked me up at LAX and took me to see his crash pad there (also so I could change). I inadvertently passed out for about an hour while he booked us a hotel room for the night. I woke up, changed, we headed off to our hotel, and then went to the Strand and rented cruiser bikes.

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B biking the Strand.

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Wall of succulents.

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Toes in the sand.

We went back home the next morning. Although it included not a lot of sleep and had a lot of stress, it was a wonderful mini trip to celebrate my “retirement” from coffee slinging.