Monday, February 29, 2016


I’m not showing you the bloopers in today’s photo shoot, but, as in every session that involves jumping, there were a few. Inevitably, I capture awkward squats, crazy eyes, and revealing skirt movement.

Shirt, Banana Republic (thrifted). Dress, Peter Som for Target. Shoes, Isaac MIzrahi. Bag, Charming Charlie.

Wait. Where’s the jump? Here it is:

Effortless, right? And no crotch shot.

I did screw up and forget to take a 365 photo. So you get one more perfect jump shot, instead.

Saturday, February 27, 2016


On Saturday afternoon, I finished writing my entry for the Inspirational Speech Toastmasters contest. I’d been working on it for weeks and thought I finally had it well organized and coherent. After some feedback, I had to admit that it still wasn’t ready to share.

I’ll be competing with a speech I gave last spring, instead (“Stop and Smell the Poop”). I’ll continue to let my newest speech ripen. I can’t wait to share it when it’s finally ready for consumption.

Sweater, Banana Republic (thrifted and gifted). Shirt, Jones New York (thrifted). Skirt, Mural (consignment). Leggings, Express. Boots, Ariat. Sunglasses, Target. Earrings and bag, vintage.

Usually, my speeches and essays flow from my mind, through my fingers, and onto the screen fully formed in one inspirational typing binge. It’s unusual for me to struggle. What’s your writing process like?

When I’m feeling frustrated, a Jasper snuggle always helps.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Boss Man

I had the boss man with me today, so I had to tone it down a bit. Also, no boobs or leg. Gotta keep it HR-approved!

Shirt, Old Navy. Dress, Rugby Ralph Lauren (consignment). Boots, Nine West. Sunglasses, Giselle. Earrings, Stardust Remembered.

Even my 365 photo is corporate friendly.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Carmel Fantasy

If I lived in Carmel-by-the-Sea I’d be fat and broke. The food and shopping are too tempting. I’d hope that, in this fantasy life, I’d at least run the pastries off on the beach.

Sweater, Full Tilt (thrifted). Skirt, Mossimo. Leggings, Allen B. Boots, Style & Co (thrifted). Sunglasses, Meow Meow. Earrings, Pangaea. Bag, vintage. Scarf, consignment.

Excuse me while I continue my fat, broke fantasy in an infinity hot tub.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Brazzle Dazzle Day

I don’t normally dress cute for a hike, but this was more a hybrid outfit. It was my drive-to-Carmel/meet-Beefy’s-coworkers/explore-Point-Lobos outfit. And I managed to hike 8 miles in it.

Sweater, Forever 21 (thrifted). Shorts, Forever 21. Leggings, C9. Boots, La Sportiva. Earrings, Pangaea. Sunglasses, Meow Meow. Bag, Mountainsmith.

I had an incredible time at Point Lobos. The skies were clear and the air was warm. I saw seals, sea lions, deer, pelicans, cormorants, and lizards. The sea was especially spectacular with a high tide and surf. It was a brazzle dazzle day*!

*I was singing Pete’s Dragon songs all day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Red Lady

This outfit prompted at least one rendition of “Lady in Red,” today. With the leather jacket, though, I like to think of the red elements as part of my girl gang ensemble. We’re the Red Ladies. Want to join?

Jacket, BCBG Max Azria (consignment). Dress, Donna Morgan (consignment). Shoes, Nine West. Sunglasses, Giselle. Earrings and scarf, flea markets.

I wish I had a cool girl gang 365 photo to share, but all I have is a picture of my breakfast. Maybe, in my gang, we only eat whole, vegan foods. I don’t think my gang will be very popular.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Old Band

Do you remember when the band jacket look was trendy for a hot minute in 2010? I still have my military/band inspired sweater from that spring. I should wear it more often, even if it is now out of style.

Sweater, Outback Red (via The Limited). Shirt, Mossimo (thrifted). Skirt, Ann Taylor (thrifted). Boots, Vince Camuto (consignment). Sunglasses, Giselle. Earrings, thrifted. Bag, Clark’s.

It’s been a versatile piece in my wardrobe for the past five years:

365 catchup:

A Northern Shoveler and his mate. A Wella Spring/Summer Trends class.