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Remember this busted H&M blazer?

19 Nov


Remember this blazer? It was a birthday gift from my Mom. I love it, despite the fact that it’s from H&M. It has 3/4 sleeves, which I like because I have long arms and most off-the-rack blazers’ arms are too short. It has no collar, cuffs, buttons, pockets or anything else that adds bulk. It’s just ultra sleek black with a hidden metal clasp to close it.

However, when I wore it to work for the first time, I noticed that the shoulders were… off. One shoulder was smoother and rounded, and the other shoulder was more puffy. (Forgive my lack of correct terminology… ) Given that it’s from H&M, this should not have been surprising, but I did love it and was disappointed by the sheer stupidity of this mistake. After a trip back to H&M to look for a replacement, only to find that they no longer had it in stock, I decided to spend the money taking it to a tailor. After all, I didn’t spend money on it in the first place.

When I picked it up yesterday, the tailor told me that not only were the shoulders wrong, one shoulder was 1/2″ longer than the other! Good job, H&M. This is why you’ll never get my money again.

In the end, I’m happy. I can’t wait to add it to my wardrobe. I am dressed a bit more formally today than usually because we are meeting with ETS (the folks who make the SAT, GRE, etc) about an experiment we are running for them. Yay science!

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Busting the Gloom!

12 Nov



It’s a gloomy day, so I went casual with bright accents. Hope everyone is cheery despite the weather!

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A Busy Day for Bras and Tap Dancing!

7 Nov


Today I had a full day of work PLUS two exams. Whew! Finally home and about to stuff my face with lasagna.

Today was busy, but also exciting for a few other reasons. One: I got a new bra! I tried True&Co’s home try-on and it was a great experience. You fill out a quick survey, then choose three bras that you want to try. They pick two other bras (the “expert picks”), and you pay $45 to try all five bras for a week. I only ended up keeping one of the bras, mostly for financial reasons, but I’m very pleased with it over all. I’m wearing it now! If you know me you are probably aware that I really love my boobs. The more you know!

Two: my friend Nicole and I decided we were going to take tap dancing lessons together, and today I got my tap shoes!


I love them so much!! They were very reasonably priced (<$50) and comfortable, too. Can’t wait to start dancing! Now: back to work! After my long day I still have to write a paper en fran├žais! Bonsoir!

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Another dress!

6 Nov


Yep, I’m on a roll! Usually by Wednesday I’ll have had at least one day in jeans, but nope! (You didn’t see Monday but it was cute, I swear! I wore a red sweater, black slacks and pearls. Very chic!)

Hope your Wednesday is beautiful!

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Two for One OOTD

5 Nov

For once, I went to bed on time and woke up with some time on my hands, so I snapped a few pictures of my random Tuesday outfit. This weather is my favorite.


The best sweater dress.

Cycling chic

My commuter fashion. I ride my bike to work every day, rain or shine. Obviously, rain is not so chic.

On an unrelated note… my skin has stayed SO CLEAR, lately! I’m thrilled by this. I’ve had a few very, very small white heads that don’t get huge or inflamed and just go away in a day, but otherwise, nothing. It’s so refreshing to feel like myself again without a mask of acne/makeup. I’m crossing my fingers that this doesn’t change once I hit 6 months post-Accutane.

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I’ve got my eye on you!

31 Oct


My fairly lackluster halloween outfit. I did sneak in one bit of spook with my H&M eyeball ring:


Hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween! I can’t wait to show you our costumes. :) Stay tuned…

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Sleepy day

30 Oct


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My birthday!

20 Oct

For my birthday, I went shopping with my friend Nicole. We also went to get some delicious macarons. She gifted me this lovely necklace, which is actually a perfect addition to my wardrobe.


After that I had a lovely dinner with my husband at Osteria and then went to a party at a pub. Overall, a lovely day!

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Trench weather!

10 Oct


It’s finally trench coat weather!

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Black and white

27 Sep


I’ve long ago stopped fighting my urge to wear only black and white.

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