Posts tagged ‘h&m’

December 30, 2014

Day to night

Day to night

One of my great discoveries in 2014 is Numari.  Previously, to get a dress that fit, I would either have to order size tall and get it tailored or make it myself.  For Numari, you send an extensive list of measurements, and they make a dress for you in about three weeks.

I found out about them after reading about their company in Capitol File.  They focus on day-to-night career wear, which is exactly what I need regularly.  The one above is the second dress I’ve ordered from them.

For day: I love this H&M blazer with puff sleeves, but any basic black blazer would work. For this outfit, I like the fact that I can wear the blazer to a meeting, and then take it off if I’m running up and down stairs.  Also, it’s very easy to just throw on a dress at the beginning of the day.  All in all, it’s not a super-inspiring work outfit, but the fact that the dress fits makes it amazing.  If I was feeling slightly more festive, I might add this necklace from Ann Taylor.

For evening: Evening requires a little more glitz, hence the necklace (which would also be daytime appropriate), ring, and purse.  Almost any necklace would go with this dress, but I especially like this strand necklace and bib necklace from Bauble Bar.  For shoes, I could also go for this pump with a gold strip on the toe or this slingback.

December 29, 2014

Three ways: Blue v-neck sweater

After some adventures in tailoring a blue v-neck sweater, here are three ways I’ll wear it:

For work:

Cold day at work


My office tends to have temperatures that fluctuate, so I always try to layer.  A blazer over a sweater is often a good solution.  This outfit would also be nice with a blouse under the sweater, like this one or this one.

On my motorcycle: 

La moto à l'automne


I called this one “La moto  à l’automne” because then it matches the ones I made for summer and winter.  But really, I’ve found that a regular leather jacket is great for the in-between-weather times in spring/fall.  It blocks the wind, but isn’t super warm like my Spidi jacket.

For the scarf, I like the Burberry pattern because it has red that matches my cbr600rr.  A different plaid print would work, as would a plain black scarf or a black and white scarf I also like this black/gray Burberry pattern.

For a chilly weekend:

Chilly weekend


This outfit is good for a day spent touristing, shopping, hiking, or otherwise walking around outside.  Paige denim is great, and these shoes are good for walking.  The earrings don’t overwhelm, and the purse is big enough to carry an umbrella just in case.

April 1, 2014

Tuesday Blues

Tuesday Blues

Long sleeve dresses are great for spring, when it’s still a little cool outside, but the AC may be making it cool inside as well.

I have this dress from Cache, and I wouldn’t wear it with pearl earrings because I think it’s too much with the gold at the neckline.  This lovely David Meister dress is one sale right now, and I also like this Felicity & Coco dress from Nordstrom, which is a little more edgy.

March 16, 2014

Black & White

Black & White

This is an easy outfit to wear to work, and a black pencil skirt is a staple. Tim Gunn advises that a pencil skirt should fall at the bottom of the kneecap, but I’m too tall and they generally all right above my kneecap.  This bag continues to be the best thing ever.

March 7, 2014

Remember the sea

Remember the sea

So because this H&M suit fit me so perfectly, I got it in all the colors.  I was trying to figure out how to make the blue version not look too stuffy, hence the sea green earrings and fun shoe.  I also like this blouse.

February 26, 2014

Red pencil dress

Red pencil dress

Asos is awesome because they tell you the height of the model. I’m 5’11.75″ so this is super helpful for me in getting an idea of how things will fit.

This dress is similar although lower cut.  If you prefer sleeveless, they have this one and this one.  I love the long sleeves on this dress.

February 6, 2014

Layer up

Layer up

In winter on a motorcycle, layering is key.  I love having a big chunky sweater to wear on top of other layers.  I have this one from H&M in black and white.  This top is out of stock now, but this sequin sweater or this funnel neck sweatshirt would also work.

While my layers are often more functional and warmer than the leopard print top above, I do like how the two look together when the long sleeves of the leopard print top peek out from the sweater.  My leopard print top is from Ann Taylor, but it is similar to the one above.

For legs, I wear Zella leggings and leg warmers, unless I need to look nicer, in which case I skip the leg warmers.  For leg warmers, I ordered these in gray, but they looked a little brown when they showed up.  I like how they fit, though.  I also wear some older ones I have that are dark gray.

Black boots can be both functional and beautiful – my Nine West ones can be worn anywhere and even survived a minor motorcycle crash last week.

Depending on where I’m going, I’ll throw earrings and/or purse in my jacket and be ready to look presentable when I show up at my destination.

January 30, 2014



This suit from H&M ended up fitting me perfectly, no tailoring required.  The pair of nude pumps I own is more of a basic pump with no ankle strap, but I liked how this one looked with the set.  Because I’m always on my motorcycle, I rarely use a real purse, but if I did, I’d add a beige/nude leather one to match the shoes.  Maybe something like this D&G bag.

January 23, 2014

Black and Blue

Black and Blue

I wore this on a Friday when not many people were in the office, because I wasn’t sure about black with the blue pinstripe.  The sweater I wore was a little darker gray, and I wore a long silver necklace instead of a long pearl one.  I think I like the pearl one better with this outfit.