Monday, December 31, 2012

Day to Night

I love how easily this dress transitions from day to night – with these cut out sleeves all I have to do is pop off my requisite work blazer or cardigan and, BLAMO, party time. It’s just that easy folks.

The dress is definitely a potential New Years Eve outfit option as well...although I don't imagine I'll be doing much of anything exciting this year. I start teaching on Wednesday and am boarding a plane to New Orleans at midnight on Wednesday night and just feel like I have one thousand and one things to get done before that all happens so my night this evening may consist of popcorn, a bottle of bubbly, and writing a lecture on the history of Mughal India. Yup, good times.

What are your New Years Eve plans?

dress: BB Dakota via Shopbop / leggings: Target / necklace: ModCloth / boots: Aldo

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I`m a Professional Idiot

This is why you don’t get your Mogwai wet.

Also, this is the greatest t-shirt ever.

Paired with a blazer and some skinny jeans, it says a) I’m wearing a blazer so I may mean serious business and b) it’s a Gremlins shirt and that usually means that the person wearing it is fully prepared to go to a friend’s pizza birthday party, have a few gin drinks and refuse to stop waxing poetic about the awesomeness of Gremlins … which really just reinforces point A.

I told you I meant business, just not the kind you thought. The idiot kind.

jean: Urban Outfitters / shirts: Etsy / blazer: BB Dakota, Aritzia / shoes: Spring

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Things That Are Pickled

This was a weird day. I went to friend’s house for some vegetarian chili and left with a jar of pickled carrots. Don’t ask.

dress: H&M / shirt: Target / tights: Winners / shoes: Converse / coat: H&M / brooch: vintage, my grandmother’s / scarf: Aldo

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I recently visited an amazing pop up vintage shop hosted by Edmonton’s own The Pretty Secrets. Well, I picked up this fancy velvet blazer there. I feel so preppy and, well, Yale-ish in this baby. And I really haven’t like that since I left Yale. So, really, this blazer is like a freaking time machine!

In other news, I paid a visit to the University I'll be teaching a class at in the Spring and had a lovely time meeting with faculty and scoping out my classroom - I'm really looking forward to it!

jacket: vintage / pants: thrifted, Goodwill / boots: Kohl’s / shirt: Target / Tudor rose locket: Tower of London

Thursday, December 13, 2012


I was recently featured in a local magazine with a bunch of other local fashion bloggers. It was great fun. You can check out the full article here.

pants: Jacob / blouse: ModCloth / blazer: F21 / bracelets: ASOS and Aldo / ring: H&M / necklace: Monserrat de Lucca via Shopbop / boots: Steve Madden

Monday, December 10, 2012

I Moved

The new apartment is all set up! Moving actually went pretty smoothly this time around…I’m still a little shocked about that. But, anyways, here’s my new pad.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


And this is what I wore under the coat in my last post (I was headed to a fundraiser/cocktail event). As you can see from the title, the open bar/free cocktail aspect of this whole thing was very enticing for me.

dress: H&M / blazer: F21 / tights: Target / shoes: Target / purse: H&M / glasses: Clearly Contacts 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Frozen Lady Balls

Even though the weather here in Edmonton has gotten a bit too cold for this jacket, when my helpmeet and I were asked to attend a fundraising/cocktail event a few weeks ago I couldn’t resist wearing it out, and freezing my lady balls off in the process. Totally worth it as far as I’m concerned.

jacket: BB Dakota / purse: H&M / tights: Target / shoes: Target / glasses: Clearly Contacts

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Ever since I cut my hair short last year I've been thinking that I should incorporate more hair accessories into my looks. Well, as if they could read my mind, online hair accessory retailer Sproos Shop sent me this delightfully romantic and edgy hair band. And I'm smitten. I feel so Grecian in it and, of course, I'm a huge fan of the studs.

And now Sproos Shop wants to give a little something away to readers of Sartorial Sidelines!

Follow the steps below and be entered for a chance to win one of two $10 gift cards (Sproos is very affordable so that $10 really will get you a long way).

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I will draw a winner on December 10 - good luck!