splish splash.

gap jacket; f21 shirt + leggings; banana republic scarf; kate spade tote; hunter rainboots; bf’s polo umbrella

Outside of monsoon season, it doesn’t rain much here.  So when a little drizzle rolls through, everyone suddenly starts driving 15 miles below the speed limit.  I, on the other hand, take the opportunity to bust out the rain boots and splash around.  After all, you’re never too old to layer up, boot up, and jump in rain puddles!

Hi, I'm Jen – an Arizona native, a New York transplant and a communications strategist in the airline industry. On this blog, you'll find style inspiration, career advice, travel tips and the exciting journey of being a first-time homebuyer in New York City.

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weekend wear (fall).

zara cardigan; h&m top + shoes; f21 leggings; botkier bag

During cooler weather, my weekend uniform will almost always consist of a pair of leggings.  More comfortable than jeans and less fussy than tights, you can’t really go wrong (as long as you cover up in places that were meant to be covered!).  Today, I paired mine with ballet flats and a striped tee for a Parisian feel.  With the pink cardigan providing a signature pop of color, I’m ready for this three-day weekend.  Happy VDW and thanks to all the Vets who served our country!

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houndstooth.

Nothing says cold-weather is here like a little houndstooth.  The well-known pattern was originally used in a weaving technique of wool cloth, but it now comes in different materials, sizes, and colors.  Time to inject a little bit (or a lot!) of this preppy pattern into my winter wardrobe!

1. Modcloth Streetcar Tour Dress — $47.99
2. Mojo Moxie Jackie Flat — $59.95
3. Kate Spade Telltale Twinkle Tote — $325
4. Hinge Houndstooth Scarf — $58
5. Forever 21 Houndstooth Bow Clips — $1.50
6. ASOS Leather Dogtooth Belt — $26.96
7. Forever 21 Abstract Houndstooth Button Up — $19.80
8. TOMS Scottish Houndstooth — $53.95