Daily Outfits

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Personally, I love bloggers who showcase their daily outfits, not just on special occasions or when they have something new, but on average days.

I thought it would be fun to let you all in on what I wear during the work week and relaxed weekend.  So, I’m starting a new weekly series to do just that.

Some days I’m literally rushing out of the house and don’t have time for a photo, or maybe I repeat an outfit or go extra comfy with sweats. So, the number of looks might vary from week to week.

Anyway, here’s 4 looks that show what I got up to last week.

Sunday Brunch

This is what I wore to have brunch in DC with a friend at Liberty Tavern. This restaurant has the best brunch spread and it’s only $25! Although it has been warmer in DC lately, last Sunday was on the cooler side, hence the wool wrap coat from Nordstrom.

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Monday Work

This is my “1960s secretary look”. I love all the pearls on this sweater from Zara. This skirt is actually a silk dress with a fitted bodice and thin straps. Definitely not work appropriate, but worn with a tie neck blouse and sweater, it’s disguised.

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Wednesday Work

This is such a typical outfit for me on most work days- black pants, neutral blouse, and trench coat. This look just never goes out of style.

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Thursday Night Dinner Out

The Mosaic district is such a fun shopping and entertainment area in Northern Virginia with tons of new places to eat. This evening was gorgeous, so I popped on this high low hem dress after work and we headed to this casual restaurant for dinner. I’m a big fan of grain bowls now.

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Busy Weeks and Fur Collar Coats

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Last week was a doozy of a week… long busy days and no time for anything. (I wasn’t even able to read any of your amazing blogs- I promise I’ll be getting to them soon!)

In fact, one night I dreamed I was on a train with my stuff spread out everywhere and I had to anxiously shove it all in my luggage before missing my stop. Can you relate?

My solution for these hectic times is to take a little time out with FOOD, of course.

On Friday, my husband and I  met up for a nice lunch in the city. We went to Central Michel Richard, one of my favorite restaurants in DC. (I’ll be showing pictures of this beautiful meal very soon).

Here’s my winter lunching in the city look.
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This Karen Millen wool coat has a detachable fur collar, which is great for mixing up different looks. In fact, if you buy a coat with a fur collar, make sure you can take it off to wear with different things.

The pants are from Theory, and they are great for just about everything from work to dressy occasions.  img_1862

Last week was COLD here in DC, but the weather has turned warm and we had an unseasonably warm weekend. I’m not complaining!

Actually, I’m so looking forward to showcasing more mild temperature clothing looks soon!

How do you deal with busy weeks?

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

These faux leather pants have been a great basic piece in my closet. In fact, they’ve been one of the best purchases I’ve made in the last few years. I bought mine at Nordstrom in 2015, but they are available at Bloomingdales here.

Black leather never seems to go out of style and it’s been fun browsing Pinterest for updated ideas about how to wear them. img_2020

This outfit was worn for my recent 24 course tasting menu dinner at Minibar DC.

Because the dinner was a rather avant-garde experience, the edginess of the pants just seemed right for the occasion. Apparently, my sense was right because another woman at the dinner wore an almost identical outfit. (Oops… but funny)

This red wool coat and Japanese purse completed my whole lady-like-meets-rocker-Valentine’s look. img_2013

How do you wear your leather or faux leather pants?