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Blue stripes and bell sleeves

I've never met a blue stripe I didn't like! Add fine man-shirt style stripes to these dramatic bell sleeves and it's a winner for me. Late summer, early fall is when I tend to bring out pretty shirts and blouses…

Best chambray shirt-dress

I love shirt-dresses. They're a classic and can easily be dressed up or down with accessories. My problem, is that they're often cut too short. And even when I find one long enough, it scoops so high at the sides…

Color Me Coral

It's no secret that I love neutrals. If you count navy as a neutral (I don't - it's my pop of color!), then neutrals are about all that's in my closet. Except for this color — I love coral. That orangey-red…

Boxy white shirt

Boxy is back. This crisp white shirt from Madewell is fitted in the sleeves but barely touches the rest of your body. I was wearing it on a particularly long, hot San Jose day and it kept me cool and…

White, navy, & beige

White and navy are summer staples for me, but I don't usually add another neutral into the mix. It was a cold morning and I was joining my family for a breakfast birthday celebration. I threw my favorite Splendid cardigan over…

Maxing out your maxi dress

It's one of my favorite things, figuring out new ways to wear clothes I already own. This black maxi dress with side slits has been a great investment. It looks just fine wearing it as it was designed, but it was fun…