43 responses

  1. The Preppy Princess
    June 11, 2013

    Absolutely gaga over the photo of the earring on the foliage. Not to mention how much I love the combo of the jacket and skirt, very chic on you! I’m off to visit Beladora, their jewelry pieces are always stunning, and I never pop in without pointing things out to The Consort. Just as a hint.

    Sending you a smile,
    tp

  2. Yulia
    June 11, 2013

    Your hair is absolutely beautiful!
    Interesting how refreshing the rather standard office blue-ish on the bottom + pink-ish on the top looks, when turned upside down in your variation

    06/13/13
    6:24 am
    Lisa said...

    I hadn’t considered the pink and blue reversal, but you are right!

    And thanks for the kind words about my hair:).

  3. Bungalow hostess
    June 11, 2013

    Those earrings look fabulous!
    I think that community gardens are a great way to use an empty lot and they provide a wonderful opportunity for a mix of volunteers to get together and work with their hands.
    I must compliment you on your svelte shape. You are looking very hip and healthy and definitely not dowdy!

  4. Jan’s Sushi Bar
    June 11, 2013

    I don’t know what other generations, culture or urban farmers might think of you and your urban semi-Artsy getup – I think you’re beautiful.

    I see a ring on that finger, too. ;)

    06/13/13
    6:24 am
    Lisa said...

    xoxoxox

    My Proposal Ring:).

  5. Marie-Ève
    June 11, 2013

    You look great, as usual! x

  6. Marie-Ève
    June 11, 2013

    And yes, nice ring! :-)

  7. HHH
    June 11, 2013

    Interesting, again, how different office cultures view personal style choices differently. I used to wear my hair in a pony tail occasionally until I was told it looked unprofessional. I work in an academic setting.

  8. RoseAG
    June 11, 2013

    It would have been interesting to know what the gardeners thought about your photoshoot. They were probably happy enough if you picked up after yourself and didn’t trample anything.

    That jacket has nice length and scaled-down details. Sometimes utility jackets get so many pockets, flaps and zippers going that you look like you’re on your way to a fishing trip.

  9. lauren
    June 11, 2013

    Have you noticed how many young women now wear dowdy old woman clothes? Curious but true.

    i blame the olsen twins.

    06/11/13
    11:00 am
    Flo said...

    I blame Hillary Clinton. If the smartest person in the room, the most admired person in the room, the person who will be the next president, well if she can show up looking frumpily upholstered every single time, then, well…

    06/13/13
    7:30 am
    magpie said...

    Word. I also blame Kim K–whom I’m sure is a nice lady, but I’m afraid some of us see all that and overcorrect.

  10. Carole
    June 11, 2013

    I’ve read your blog forEVER, but I don’t think I’ve commented (in writing) before. However, I nearly always comment to myself! I love your style and learn so much from your writing and photos. Thank you so much for being such an inspiration to this ol’ sturdy girl (with aspirations for being more artsy).

    06/13/13
    6:25 am
    Lisa said...

    Thank you Carole! And hello! So happy to help a fellow Sturdy. We are under-served:).

  11. Karen Albert
    June 11, 2013

    Lisa I like seeing you in a more natural, cute, yet classic style. The pony tail and the earrings are the perfect touches!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    Giveaway from Splendid Sass.

  12. ellemarcheseule
    June 11, 2013

    I know I’m meant to be admiring the style here (EXCELLENT shoes), but all I think is that you look HAWT. Hot like fyah. Werk it, lady.

  13. Fashionable and Fab after 60
    June 11, 2013

    you do have great hair.

  14. Susan Partlan
    June 11, 2013

    You look adorable in a pony tail and I love that photo of the earring on the potato plant. Nice shot!

  15. WorthyStyle
    June 11, 2013

    You look so great! I like your hair in a pony. Really flattering and you definitely pull off the former-dancer look. Of course your brogues are wonderful and the color combo is lovely. Happy to see your ring, too… The earring ‘portrait’ was whimsical but worked!

    XO

  16. Mary anne
    June 11, 2013

    Good outfit and surprisingly like the earrings. I’d love to have eavesdropped on the elderly farmers. Can’t imagine what they would have thought.

  17. magpie
    June 11, 2013

    Adore this outfit, Lisa–not just the colors (admittedly perfect San Franciscan’s compromise to spring pastel), but also the whole texture and shape of it, especially the ingenious shoe pairing. Also, I know everyone is ogling your earrings in that closeup, as they should, but I can’t get over your hair. The texture, the flossy silver. I am generally in the anti-pony camp but you have the bone structure to make a ponytail look seriously chic.

    On an unrelated note–last week, for the first time, I experienced what you must mean but being so overwhelmed by colors that you nearly faint. There’s two huge, gorgeous, death-defying Rothkos at the Yale University Art Gallery right now. I had to turn away. These are hardly the first I’ve seen in person, but for some reason they bowled me over like nothing I’ve ever felt before, an almost physical impact. Thinking about it now still makes my head hurt, in a good way. As someone who’s generally less prone to overwhelm, I’m a little envious of your propensity. It really is a kind of euphoria. If only I could recapture it just by walking into a Uniqlo unforewarned!

    06/13/13
    6:26 am
    Lisa said...

    Rothko. Oh yes. Absolutely. I think they call this Stendhal Syndrome…

  18. flwjane
    June 11, 2013

    Now I want a patty melt. Oh and your shoes, abdomen and way with words.

    Guess I’ll have to make do with a few almonds and dried apricots.

    So not fair.

    xo Jane

  19. Caron
    June 11, 2013

    The colors of the clothes are lovely but…the big deal is that you must wear a ponytail more often! It’s so flattering and the color of your hair is amazing, too. It’s truly the best part of the whole outfit. You look youthful and chic. My hair will never be ponytail worthy. It’s too fine for me to get it to grow long enough. I’m a long bob kind of gal who believes a haircut cures a myriad of ills so I vicariously revel in your easy-chic ponytail.
    Lastly, I’m puzzled that you didn’t mention your covetable BV crossbody bag. I love that, too.

  20. Candace
    June 11, 2013

    The high pony looks great on you, shows off your beautiful earrings even more.
    Lavender and French blue look so lovely together on you, the first photo captures a very youthful facial expression which marches perfectly with your ring!!!

  21. Miss Cavendish
    June 11, 2013

    This is your first office pony? If you don’t mind me asking, how do you usually wear your hair to work? A pony is usually just one glimpse in the mirror away for me! ;-)

    06/13/13
    6:27 am
    Lisa said...

    I wear ponytails, but low ponytails, which have much less impact! Or I braid it, or wear the pony pulled back through.

  22. Rubiatonta
    June 12, 2013

    The colors are wonderful together, and wonderfuller on you. Especially with your hair color and those earrings!

  23. Judith/Ida
    June 12, 2013

    Cute pony tail.

  24. Duchesse
    June 12, 2013

    What thrilling earrings, and the colours!

    I was shocked to read the phrase “dowdy old woman clothes”. I wondered what you saw those young women wearing. Does an “old woman” necessarily wear dowdy clothes?

  25. Sandy
    June 12, 2013

    Of course, I would like the artsy shots.The off the wall shots of earring resting on plant, beautiful and the “Oh is that my refection in the door?” Yes, love the reflection. “I’m not trying to hard” look.
    Truly your body in one to aspire to and envy! You rock it lady.

  26. Mary Jo
    June 12, 2013

    Hi Lisa, I love your color combo and the “fierce” attitude + nude shoes. btw, my best guy friend always grumbles about my “contrived” instagrams. The advent of the camera + social media will no doubt be something people study in college 30-40 years from now haha.

    xo Mary Jo

    06/13/13
    6:28 am
    Lisa said...

    I believe you are right. Actually they may be studying it as we speak…

  27. Susan
    June 12, 2013

    I love both the high pony tail and the earrings! Love the color combo as well. Social context indeed!

  28. Mumbai
    June 12, 2013

    You look gorgeous and the colour scheme is perfect for you.

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