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Still Rockin’ My Missoni Shift

Some items in my closet have staying power. This Missoni for Target shirt is one such item. I’ve worn this with tights and booties and I’ve worn it with skinny jeans and boots. This time, I’ve chosen denim leggings (yeah, yeah–jeggings) and nude ballet flats.

shift and cardigan

Cardigan: Target
Shift: Missoni for Target
Leggings: JC Penney
Flats: H&M
Necklace: Handmade by Dad

Yes, you read that right. My dad mad my turquoise necklace. Isn’t that sweet? He’s a fan of stones and gems so it made sense that he’d incorporate turquoise stones and silver beads into a neat piece.

turquoise necklace

The matching cardi was great for the office–it’s always chilly at my desk.

shift and jeggings

Stripes (zigzags) and flats are always in style, making this outfit have staying power. Next time I’ll pair it with my mustard jeans and pick up the yellow stripes in the top.

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Black and Gray Tunic and Leggings

Here’s another #tbt (Throwback Thursday) post. It’s an outfit I just wore last week, but the picture was taken last fall. Sometimes my posts-to-pictures ratio gets out of whack and I find myself with a surplus. And since this I still a look I like, I’m sharing it today.

black and gray

Top: ecoSkin
Leggings: Victoria’s Secret
Boots: DSW
Purse: Susan Nicole

I got this tunic when I was in New York last year. It’s by ecoSkin, a “green” clothing company from California that uses environmentally friendly fabrics and strives to be earth-conscious and minimize their carbon footprint. I’ve seen people wear this as a top, but I think they might have been shorter than me. For me, this is the perfect tunic, so I paired it with black leggings and tall boots.

eco-friendly outfit

My boots are half pleather and half neoprene (scuba material) so they have a nice, snug fit without being tight. I’m always on the lookout for great vegan shoes and boots–surprisingly, there are lots (just look into my shoes closet and you’ll see).

vegan boots and purse

I won–yes won–this amazing Susan Nicole bag at last year’s Walk for Farm Animals. Of all the raffle items, this was my favorite and as luck would have it, I won! Susan Nicole makes an amazing line of vegan leather, eco-conscious handbags.

comfy fall look

I do love the comfort of leggings and the look of boots, even though I’m not one of the people who can’t wait for fall. I mourn the end of summer each year. But fall is a good time to start plotting a winter getaway!


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Timex as Accessory

You might notice that I don’t often wear a watch in my posts. I have occasionally, like I did with my khaki Timex. But I often figure that my phone has a clock, so why bother? Well, Timex reached out to me to see how I could add a watch to my outfits. When I like a style, I often pick several in different colors, and this watch was no exception.


It’s the same as my other Timex (with silver instead of bronze-tone metal). Now that I have two, I can swap bands and wear silver and khaki or black and bronze if I like. I also found straps in other colors on the Timex site. Now I can turn two faces into a bunch of watches! I chose this style the first time because of the large, simple face and because the band is non-leather.

Timex fashion

Dress: Swapped (Tucker for Target)
Leggings: JC Penney
Jacket: Swapped
Scarf: DIY
Flats: H&M
Belt: Ross Dress for Less
Bag: Alchemy Goods
Watch: Timex Weekender

Even though I might not always need the time on my wrist, a watch is a great fashion statement. I think you’ll see watches appearing more often in my posts. Do you wear watches?

accessory details

And to wear with my watch? My fall floral dress of course! A few of you recommended skinny jeans for this dress, and I’ve done just that. They’re actually denim leggings (I hate the word jeggings). They’re perfect under a long tunic or short dress. No zipper or pockets means no lumps or bumps. My dress lies smooth.

florals, rubber and leggings

I’ve been using this recycled innertube bag a lot lately. It’s deep enough to fit my laptop and the normal things I carry with me.

dress and jeans

I’m joining The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde for link-ups today. Check out what everyone else is wearing!

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Wearing my Houndstooth Coat Again

I’m a fan of checks, tartan and houndstooth. They’re all in the plaid family and plaid is so fun to wear! I found this coat on sale at Macy’s last year–complete with scarf!

red and black and white

Coat: Macy’s
Top: Express
Leggings: Kensie Girl
Boots: MIA
Purse: Crystalyn Kae

I like wearing it with bright pants–think red or yellow or fuchsia–but it goes well with anything. Today I wore it with black, but I let my red cowl neck peek out for a pop of color.


Do you like houndstooth? What do you wear it with?


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Sweater in Summer

I’m waiting for summer weather to arrive in Seattle. It’s hit or miss until July, so the fall, winter, spring wardrobe I have gets lots of use. I guarantee this photo isn’t from the vaults. You can see the gorgeous flowers blooming so you know it’s not autumn.

summer sweater

Sweater: Thrifted
Leggings: Kensie
Boots: Mia

Instead of waiting for summer, I added a bit of blonde to my hair. There’s not enough sun around to lighten my hair, so I got a bit of help from a bottle. Do you do anything to get “summer hair”?


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Dress Up, Dress Down: Kimono Style

I grabbed this lovely kimono-styled top from my friend Lynn a few weeks ago because I loved the pattern and cut. It’s from Japan. I’m not sure what this type of garment is called. The craftmanship that went into this is unbelievable. It’s an amazing piece and I promised to take good care of it. I wasn’t sure how to style it, but I tried a few things and found a couple that work.

top and boots

Top: Lynn’s
Tank: Old Navy
Leggings: Newport News
Belt: TJ Maxx
Boots: Qupid

I changed things around for my second look. I loved how the belt I bought on eBay has the same colors as the top. Pattern mixing is tough for me and I love when it works.

Japanese top

Belt: eBay
Leggings: eBay
Shoes: Bamboo

Have you seen this type of top before? What is it called? How is it typically worn?


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Casual Look for Running Errands

So what does Jean of all Trades wear to run errands on the weekend? Here’s what I wore recently: A fun, comfortable jacket, soft, comfy leggings, and funky (okay, and comfortable too) boots.

denim trench

Coat: Thrifted at Labels
Scarf: Thrifted
Leggings: The Bay
Boots: Thrifted at Labels

It’s hard to wear this jacket. It’s a casual coat but I can’t pair it with jeans. That would be a denim overload! I usually wear it with skinny jeans in bold hues. Today I thought it would make a nice cover-up for the tights and T.


I’ve had these leggings since the 90s, when they were last fashionable. I was in college, and wore them with huge, oversize men’s shirts and 8-hole Dr Martens. Leggings were trendy in the 80s too, when I was in junior high. Back then I wore them with huge, oversize t-shirts and pointy flats.

I don’t have any tights from junior high, but I kept these ones from college because they’re warm and comfortable. Even when they weren’t “in style” I would wear them at home, to bed, or under jeans when it got cold outside.

If I’d known then how durable they would be, I’d have stocked up. From a cost-per-wear perspective, these have made me money!

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Asian-Inspired Jacket

I love this jacket! I bought it from an online eBay store. It came all the way from Hong Kong. I love the wide sleeves and red and black color combo. It’s got a faux leather skull appliqué but it also has floral fabric that lines the sleeves and floral detailing on the shoulder. It has balance.

Asian jacket

jacket detail

I feel like I can take on the world when I wear this jacket. Today I paired it with my leggings with the faux leather panels and combat-styled boots. I’ve worn this only once before, but that’s going to change. I’ll throw this on more often and not save it for the “right occasion.” Besides, it’s fleece-lined so it’s warm and cosy. Perfect for a Seattle winter (and spring, summer and fall).

faux leather trim

Jacket: eBay
Cowl-neck top: Express
Leggings: Kensie
Pleather boots: G by Guess

Maybe it was the fog we had this morning but I think I could hunt and kill zombies in this jacket. And who knows? They might be out there.


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Leather-look Leggings

This past summer I found a pair of Kensie leggings deeply discounted. I bought them, mainly because I loved the tough faux leather patches on the thighs. I wasn’t about to wear black leggings in the heat of summer so I stashed these away for a rainy day.

legging detail

As you may know, Seattle has no shortage of rainy days. So for my pleather patch legging debut, I paired these with a long (always long with leggings, please!) gray sweater and black boots.

leather look

pink and yellow accents

Sweater: Ross Dress for Less
Leggings: Kensie
Tank: Wet seal
Boots: Wanted
Cuff: Greenbelts
Bag: Snap Design

I brightened up the look with a hot pink tank and sunny yellow tote. The tote is also faux leather, making it rain-proof and animal-friendly.


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Street Style: Falling for Layers

I love fall! It’s such a great season for style. You can layer to match the temperature and add or remove layers as the thermometer dips and rises. Some of my favorite clothing items are fall clothes: tights, scarves, blazers. Fall textures are my favorite too: corduroy, denim, tweed. Ah, autumn.

Ursula, one of my colleagues, is showing how fun fall fashion can be. She’s wearing a great two-toned scarf (both practical and stylish) with a dark denim tunic and black ankle-length leggings. I could see this tunic doubling as a dress in summer. For fall, it’s a great transition piece: The scarf and leggings make it work for cooler weather.


In fall, it’s not cold enough to always warrant socks. Ursula shows how fall isn’t all about boots. Look how cute a slip-on loafer can be. Her bare ankles remind us that there’s still beautiful sunny days to be had. Of course the only beaches we’ll be visiting in the Pacific Northwest are papered on the walls (just like the mural in the background).

Whenever I talk to Ursula about her outfits, I usually find out that she’s wearing something thrifted. Today’s look is no exception. The scarf and tunic are from Buffalo Exchange in Ballard. Ursula is great at finding thrifty looks from Buffalo, Goodwill, Value Village, and any other place she finds.

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