fashion, style

Everyday Staples


Office outfit ideasPhillip Lim Pashli leather and plaidKnee-length Leather SkirtPlaid button down and a skirt

My favorite mornings occur when I miraculously wake up after my first alarm and have a smoothie in hand as I walk out the door 45 minutes later.  We snapped these photos yesterday, right before I left for the office. The light was perfect and the carpools that usually line our street had not yet formed. Harlowe played sweetly in the yard until we were done shooting, then KW dropped her off at school so I wouldn’t be late to my 9am meeting. Mornings like yesterday’s remind me to be grateful for my family, our time together, and the quiet, simple moments that punctuate our lives.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been battling minor illnesses, burning daylight at the office or just feeling too ‘meh’ for an outfit post (you win, yoga pants!). Naturally, I was eager to end the radio silence (and have a few new everyday staples to share!)  This faux leather skirt from Le Tote is my new wear-with-anything piece, along with this boyfriend flannel. I love pairing them with leopard pumps and layers of gold. (Granted, I like pairing most things with leopard pumps and layers of gold.)

Wearing: Lucky Brand ‘Boyfriend Flannel” shirt / Skirt c/o Le Tote / Necklace c/o Zoetik, crescent necklace from Shopbop / Manolo Blahnik pumps / Phillip Lim Pashli (simliar style here)

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  • Olivia

    Don’t you love those times where you have the perfect lighting?! You look stunning, and the colors of that flannel are amazing! Have a good Wednesday 🙂

  • Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.

    Love this skirt! And I can’t believe it’s faux – looks like the real thing 🙂 Hope you’re feeling better today, I’ve been fighting some seasonal bugs as well – no fun!

  • CarlinaL

    Aww, that sounds like the perfect scene as you shoot! Love how absolutely fab you look so early in the am!

    xo Carlina

  • Brooke

    What a great skirt and amazing shoot! How great to be able to do an outfit shoot before leaving for the office in the morning? Seriously great lighting. Oh I hear ya—getting back into the swing of things after the holidays hasn’t been easy!

  • Julia Ralston

    I hope there was a smoothie waiting for you somewhere off camera! And can we talk about that beautiful bag!?

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie

    Love everything about this!! Perfection! <3

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    I love this plaid top! The color combo is so beautiful!
    xo, Jane