new outfit: a touch of fall

All of a sudden it feels a bit like fall. This was quite unexpected for me, but here we are. I’m wrapping up the week with some fall colors and patterns: black, deep yellow, and leopard.

Skirt from Banana Republic; shoes, top, and bag from Target.

I’m so glad it’s almost the weekend. Had a short week this week, and I’ll have an even shorter one next week. This weekend will be for last minute wedding prep–laundry, speech writing, and packing for sure. Happy Friday!

sweater to sweatpants

sweater rae's days

Sometimes my work outfit transitions from a day in the office to a night on the town. And sometimes it transitions into a night on my couch.

T-shirt and sweater from target, shoes and skirt from …. I can’t remember. Probably a department store. I like how the orange works with the gray and yellow striped sweater. A comfortable outfit plus pops of color? Sign me up any day of the week.

casual sweater rae's days


And when I get home, all I have to do is switch the skirt for some sweatpants, grab my kindle, and settle in on my couch with #fatcat. And sometimes it doesn’t get much better than that.

all about the dress

Dresses are so great. You only have to put on one thing and you are totally professional and put together. It couldn’t be easier!


I love this dress. I love the lines, I love the color, I love how it goes with tights because it’s still cold out. And on that note, I love that it looks just as good with or without my coat.

dress with coat

What do you do to make getting dressed easier?

back to work

back to work outfit

I went back to my office last week for the first time since Hurricane Sandy. It was like the Twilight Zone. I had notes on my desk about reports we did three months ago. My calendar was open to October. I found a box of pop tarts in my drawer–they were still good.

I tend to wear more skirts than pants, but I felt good in this outfit. Pants from the Gap, shoes from Target, blazer from Penneys, top from the Loft. I like how the polka dots in the shirt pick up the same colors as the leopard print in my shoes. It gave me just enough pep in my step as I walked around the office for the first time in almost four months.