Who needs an excuse to dress up

15 November

Tuesdays are the new Fridays.  I encouraged my girlfriends to dress up with me last week.  We made it out for an early happy hour to check out a newer spot in town (Ten Ten–my nanny actually tipped me off on this one a few weeks ago as she makes it out more than I do these days and we all agreed it’s a good one to sink into those leather booths for a girls’ / date night drink).  And I wore sequins.  I know.  This sequin skirt to be exact.  Which is oh so fun and screams New Years Eve.

My girlfriends and I have decided more of these dressy happy hours need to happen.  I love that the holidays lead to more excuses to dress up, to shop my closet and pull out those special pieces that don’t get as much love as they should.  California and I have a love hate relationship with the casual-ness.  My everyday style is denim and a tee or something easy of the sort, and I really love that you can roll in/out anywhere in said denim uniform.  Honestly I’m actually thankful for the casualness most days with Rex.  But I’ve gotta say this is also my main complaint–I want more excuses to dress up!  I miss going to an office where I could wear my heels and skirts.  I also miss afterwork events that gave me an excuse to slip into something more formal.  So in the name of the holidays, and as an excuse to share some pre-holiday style on the blog, I wore this sequin skirt out last Tuesday.  No shame.  Also, ironically with a graphic tee for a more casual vibe.  Because everyone else around me was in jeans.

Additional graphic tees worth dressing up…


The Look |  Madeworn Tee.  IRO Skirt.  Manolo Blahnik Pumps.  Chloé Purse (a special gift as part of their limited edition Absolu de Parfum launch).

Photography | Stephanie Russo + Susan Yee

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