Monthly Archives: October 2013

Insomniac Sale Picks: Lab-friendly Shoes

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Mary Beth requested a few picks for fun and stylish shoes that will work in a lab environment – flat, entirely enclosed, comfortable, easy on-off – so here we go: READ MORE

Dressed for: Ocelots and Snakes

Already Pretty outfit featuring animal print cardigan, forest green dress, snakeskin pumps, Clarks Wessex Wyvern, rhinestone earrings

Caridgan – J.Crew Factory (no longer available) – similar
Dress – eShakti (no longer available) – similar
Pumps – Clarks Wessex Wyvern (no longer available in this print) – similar
Earrings – CJ Rose Boutique

My inner Animal Nerd just KNOWS that this print isn’t standard-issue leopard. It’s a little more ocelot-y than anything else, but might be some mystical big cat hybrid dreamed up in the J.Crew labs. I loved pairing it with these snake print shoes for a subtly jungle-y outfit. And, likely one of the last bare legs ensembles I’ll be donning for a long, long time … READ MORE

Cardiff, Edinburgh, London


For a portion of my recent blogging break, I was traveling in the UK with Husband Mike. This trip had been a long time coming, as we actually ended up going to Iceland because the airfare was cheaper than getting all the way across the pond to Britain!

As I’ve said before, I’m not a huge fan of vacation posts. Mine or anyone else’s. I think that vacation stories are far more engaging when told in person, so I’m going to skip the chronological blow-by-blow and attempt to keep this fairly bullet-pointy with a story or two sprinkled in. Loads of photos, too. And I’ll do my best to answer any questions you might have! READ MORE