CL Simple 85 Pumps in metal rouge, Sparkling Sage necklace (not worth full price), Talbots earrings
This cozy sweater dress was my favorite find from J.Crew's final sale. I would've loved a longer length, but my search for sz 12 came up empty. I paired the heathered knit against a classic black blazer, and broke up the gloomy color scheme with rich jewel-toned accessories.
These "ruby slippers" are a recent addition to my shoe family. They're metallic rouge patent from a few seasons ago, and the heel height is a lower, comfortable 85mm (mine measure 3.25"). They were a random store return and marked down quite a bit. I can't thank Elle enough for the sale alert! Since I'm trying hard not to hoard, my Elisa 100's in a similar color have already been sent to a new home where I hope they will get lots of love.
Trying to stay warm in: J.Crew Lady Day Coat (2010), leather gloves from Mom, Goyard tote, H&M tights
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I struggle with styling my difficult hair, so I was very happy to see Wendy's braided bun tutorial. See her original look here. Since I just got my hair cut into short layers, my braid was very small with lots of stray pieces. I used my trusty bumpit and spin pins to get more volume at the crown and to secure the final bun.
I had an appointment that day at 9tailors, a Boston clothing company specializing in custom-designed, made-to-fit dress shirts and suits. I chatted with the founder, Sam, who (at 5 feet tall) understands the importance and challenge of finding well-fitting clothing. We flipped through pattern books and fabric samples, and I'll be returning soon to learn more about their women's offerings. If any readers have tried 9tailors, I'd love to hear about your experience.
Marliave, a French-American place in downtown Boston. I'm usually very indifferent about restaurant food, but I absolutely loved the "Sunday Gravy" pasta (requested linguini instead of gnocchi). It was fresh, whole tomatoes stewed with beef, lamb, and pork until creamy, served over house-made pasta. This place prides itself in using fresh & local ingredients (yada yada), but I could actually taste it in this dish. I killed it!
PS - Marliave has dollar oysters every day from 4-6PM and 9-10PM : )