Outfit: Black Lace for Dinner

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An evening out with good friends over a good meal was the occasion for this outfit. I wanted to be dressy but not over-the-top. When I first paired this shirt with a white tank underneath I was surprised how stunning the simple combination was so I decided to give it another look by pairing it with skinny black pants and sparkly shoes.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

still being [molly]

Outfit: Casual Corduroy

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I got a few new items from Shopbop! I can’t remember the last time I owned corduroy pants (see below for link) but the familiar *swish, swish* when you walk reminded me of my childhood. I wore this to join some friends for happy hour. Casual, trendy, comfortable and a small dose of orange. Perfection.

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Current Elliot cords


Outfit: Subtle Patterns

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This lace pencil skirt from Target has lasted much longer than expected which is a wonderful surprise. I had no idea how much use I could get out of a green skirt (like here and here). Subtle pattern on pattern mixing is something I’m getting much more comfortable doing. So who knows. Maybe bold pattern mixing is not too far behind.

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Outfit: Casual Lace

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What a fun farewell to summer outfit! The lace t-shirt dresses up the distressed denim shorts. Purple hair streaks and leopard print add adventure to a ho-hum color palette. What do you think of the stacked belts?

Details: Top and earrings from Spotted Moth / Kut jean shorts and cuff bracelet from Nordstrom / Heels from Target

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Outfit: Comfort Can Be Sexy

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I’m very happy with this combination! Not only does it look striking but it is so comfortable. The lightweight knit skirt has a snug fit to offer shape but is made of a great stretchable fabric. The tank and lace t-shirt are also fitted but comfortable. I can’t believe how sharp this shirt looks with white underneath. All the other times that I’ve worn it, I usually add a colored tank so it’s not too dark. The hot pink accents add pizazz. A sexy get up that reveals very little. Isn’t that fun?

Details: Bobeau skirt from Nordstrom / Lace shirt and tank from The Limited / Belt from Talbots / RSVP heels from Zappos

Linking up with Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, and Style Sessions.

Outfit: Loving Lace and Still Surprised





I’ve learned to question all of my previous “rules” about clothes. I’m embracing color. I’m wearing pink and I own several lace items. Who knew? The cut of this skirt is so sexy but the below knee length makes it age appropriate and endlessly wearable. Thank you to Pantone for making Tangerine Tango the color of 2012 and Emerald the color of 2013. These are not colors I would have thought to wear but once you start seeing them all over, it’s easier to find pieces that work for your individual style.

Details: Style & Co top from Macy’s / Lace skirt from Target / Belt from Francesca’s / Necklace from Talbots / Heels from The Limited

Linking up with Marion Berry’s Trend of the Month, Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Style Sessions, What I Wore to Work and Whatever Whenever Wednesday.

Outfit: It’s OK to Change Your Mind


I fell in love with this skirt the moment I saw it. I even broke one of my shopping “rules” and bought it at full price because I was afraid it would sell out. Unfortunately, I’m starting to doubt its flattery. The first time I wore it with a fuller shirt and jacket (see previously unpublished photo below – eek) I realized it needed a more fitted top to avoid looking too bulky. So I tried it here and here but I’m just not sure that it’s right for me. Perhaps the cut. Perhaps the pale color with my ever-pale legs. Sometimes what you love just isn’t what looks right on you. So perhaps this will go on Threadflip soon. I’m still undecided because it is such a fun and comfortable skirt to wear.

Details: Shirt and belt from The Limited / Skirt from Nordstrom / Franco Sarto heels from Nordstrom


Outfit: Oh, the Memories

These are the shoes that started it all; my first pair of heels over 2″ (see a close up shot here). They taught me the benefit of a platform and the comfort of good shoes. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that I pretty much only wear heels now. I guess you could call them my training-wheels heels! I’ve had them for several years but the color (burgundy/wine/oxblood) is all the rage so I had to figure out a good outfit for them. I’ve been layering more since the weather has been warm during the day but cools quickly as soon as the sun sets (which is at 4:30 pm which is utterly obnoxious).


  • Black 917 skinny jeans from The Limited
  • Kensie jacket from Nordstrom
  • Lace t-shirt from Spotted Moth
  • Jewelry from Nordstrom’s Rack
  • Marc Fisher heels from Macy’s


Outfit: Stripes + Lace

I’ve been getting quite a bit of flack from my non-photography challenged friends about taking better photos. Honestly, it’s on my list of things to do better but I’m working with an older camera that has some limits. So off with my head (literally)!

I love this great skirt from Target. It’s a bit delicate because of the lace (see detail photo below) and since I’m pretty rough on most of my clothing, it may only make it for a short while. I honestly can’t believe how much I’ve embraced the lace trend but the fitted cut of the lace pieces I’ve bought keep it from feeling to grandma-tastic. Have you gotten in on this trend?


  • Xhiliration sweater and skirt from Target
  • Coach Caya heels from Macy’s