I'm glad you're here, and I'm very excited to get this blog going! Read on for a little bit about the blog, why I decided to start it, and what to expect:
Here's a confession - I was a bit frumpy for most of my younger life,
and the concepts of being a stylish individual completely eluded me for
years. When I was in high school and college, I often found myself
thinking ahead to when I'd hit the adult world and could finally get out
of the Juniors section and start shopping for nicer clothes. Something
about the clean, polished styles of "work clothes" resonated with me,
and I vowed that someday I would step up my fashion game. In the past
few years (coinciding with actually having an income), I've become
completely enamored with putting together classic and classy styles
appropriate for work and play.
As a clinical pharmacist in a hospital, I work long hours and spend many
of them on my feet out and about in the hospital. As any woman in a
similarly active position knows, being comfortable is a must. In
addition, most of my social life involves attending concerts and local
shows - also an environment where heels and miniskirts just don't pay if
you actually want to enjoy yourself. In the past, I'd glance through
fashion blogs, but the styles just didn't look like they'd apply to my
work and lifestyle. As a result, I've started my own blog for women
like me - we want to look nice wherever we are, but we need to be
I thought I would provide a few crucial disclaimers regarding this
endeavor, given that I'm being bold enough to call this a "fashion"
1) My career is clearly not in fashion - this is all in
good fun. I simply like to look nice and want to show others how they
can too, especially when they're busy, on their feet, and need their
clothes to remain comfortable. This is not intended to be your high
fashion, couture, up-to-the minute trends blog, so if you're looking for hot-off-the-runway style... it's not here.
2) My hair and nails are always a disaster. I understand
that this is often a critical part of tying together an overall look,
but it's best if we just ignore them in the grand scheme of things. My
hair is either curly (natural) or stick straight (Chi). It will not
cooperate in any other way. My nails are never painted because there
are no nails to paint. Chronic nailbiters unite.
rarely wear heels, especially the sky-high variety, so don't anticipate
seeing too many of those show up in my styles. I'm on my feet in a
hospital all day long, so in the interest of comfort and the
minimization of click-clacking around people who are ill, I nearly
always wear flats with work clothes.
4) I will frequently use pieces in my styles which are no longer
available, and many which are several years old. When I can, I will try
to track down similar options which are currently available and link to
them in case anyone wants to replicate a certain look.
5) I don't have anyone to photograph me. I have a tripod and a digital
camera and limited areas in my apartment that can serve as a backdrop. I
will try to refrain from mirror shots, but desperate times may call for
6) I'm 5'4" and a size 4. I usually have to get pants hemmed. My
styles won't work on everyone, but they should work on most people.
7) An enormous percentage of my wardrobe comes from The Limited, so it will be mentioned ad nauseum. The store does not endorse me in any way - I just really, really like it.
8) My job does keep me very busy, so posting may become sporadic at times. Bear with me - if I disappear, I'll be back!
9) I will also be posting about music, food, and DIY projects. We all need to be well-rounded, right?