Pomp And Circumstance

Mixing Prints

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on October 17, 2012

(Blouse – J. Crew Factory, Shorts – Charlotte by Charlotte Taylor, Bag – J. Crew, Shoes – Steve Madden, Bracelets – J. Crew and Anthropologie)

Fall schmall! I say we still mix our bright prints and wear our shorts like it’s summer and just throw on some tights to make it okay.

Who’s with me?

PS – These shorts are on sale for $20 at Anthro!  You can purchase them here.


Fun Things Just Because

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on October 5, 2012

Here is a little round-up of just some neat-o things. Just for the sake of noticing nice things.

Log Cutting Board from okthestore.com

Gold Geometric Table Lamp from Land of Nod

Jcrew Downtown Field Jacket

Electric Haze Print from Society 6


Papier-Mache Animal Sculpture from West Elm

Isleta Bedding from Anthropologie


It Came! It Came!

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on September 27, 2012


They said it might not be possible, they said it couldn’t be done. But here she is, in my life to stay! If you haven’t read the backstory on The Bag, you should check it out here. It’s worth a read. Or 5. Honestly, if you want, I’ll totally act it out for you.

(Bag – J. Crew Collection, Tee, Chambray, PumpsMini Ram Bangle & Ram Bangle – J. Crew, Pants – Citizens of Humanity via Anthropologie, Gold Bracelet – Vintage from my grandma :-))

Now that the bag has an official place in the family (“No exaggeration, I could not love a human baby more than I love this bag” – Name that quote, I dare you), we have dropped the “The,” and just call her “Bag” (she gets her own seat on car rides).

Welcome to the family Bag! We couldn’t be happier you’re here!

A Broad Abroad: London Image Diary!

Posted in A Broad Abroad, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on September 11, 2012

I would move to London. Period. I loved it, I love it, I will forever love it. Whatya say husband?  Me and you, having a pint with prince Harry (I promise no one will get naked). You in?

We saw two AMAZING shows ~ Chicago & Jersey Boys (one of the best shows I’ve ever seen)

Husband has a thing for cool doors ~ and taking photos in front of them…

Our daily hop on spot for the Tube

Buckingham Palace

Reminiscing about my old rivalry with Kate Middleton…thinking “It could have been me”

Husband and I, and some guy in a green jacket.


Anytime I see a large poop, I have an irresistible desire to squat over it.

Gorgeous design at Stella McCartney

You guys. I was SO EXCITED about the mummies!

…And the dinosaurs.

Husband totally geeked out over the 2012 London Olympics gold medals

We spent a late night out in SOHO (later than planned ~ we missed the last tube, and ended up on a trek that included one bus, lots of walking, and almost freezing to death)

‘Nough said

“Look kids! There’s Big Ben!”

My lone London purchase ~ A pair of sparkly Topshop lovelies



Oldies But Goodies

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on September 7, 2012

While looking through some old photos, I found some never-before-posted outfit pics from around Christmas last year. So, looky looky what I gots to share with you!

(Blouse – J. Crew, Pants – Forever 21)

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The Moment I Realized There Was A Strawberry Bar Hanging Off My Butt

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on September 6, 2012

(Top – J. Crew, Shorts – via Villains SF, Watch – Marc By Marc Jacobs, Bracelet – J. Crew, Ring – Kevia, Sandals – Sam Edelman)

You ever have one of those moments when you are outlet shopping with your sister and your nephews, and you stop by Walmart to get some school supplies for your nephews, and you’ve been walking through the store for about 40 minutes, and are just finishing up and walking out when you run your hand over your bum to smooth your shorts, and realize that there has been a giant chunk of strawberry bar hanging off your butt the whole time?

No?  Me neither….


Birthday Wish List

Posted in Decor Files, Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on July 31, 2012

It is my firm belief that on birthdays and holidays, one should ask for the most outrageous things one can. That way, you have the possibility of being pleasantly surprised (hint hint) by your husband (hint), sister (hint), and followers (hint – only kidding, but seriously – hint). So, as my birthday is just around the corner, here’s my fairly outrageous wish list…

J. Crew Etta Calf Hair Pump, $350

I think my affinity with leopard has been well established.

Cambridge Satchel Company – Fluorescent Satchel in Pink , $155

Classic shape in a highlighter pink! Yes please. (Note, this bag is $170 at all the other retailers I’ve found, but $155 via Bloomingdales in the link above)

An antique ring…This 10 carat emerald from Waltons Antiques will do.

Serena &Lily Hanging Rattan Chair, $450

Folks, this is it, the thing that I want more than anything else (besides the ring of course, but who am I kidding with that one?). This baby has had my heart for a while, and just think, if I get it now, I’ll still have time to enjoy some warm summer afternoons lounging and watching my tomato plants grow.

J. Crew Everly Suede Pump in Azure, $245

This is the Mona, but with a pointed toe. Oh Everly, where have you been all my life?

Disneyland Season Pass, Prices vary depending on awesomeness of pass

Ever had a corn dog at Disneyland?  ‘Nough said. Those deep fried delicacies are what dreams are made of.

Ryder Short Leather Buckle Boot in Adobe, $258

I’ve been looking for a laid back biker boot for a while, and these babies have my name written all over ’em.


Gift Card to Fabric.com

With all the renovating that goes on around this place, I buy fabric pretty often. Plus, once I get my hanging rattan chair, I’ll need to order some outdoor fabric to make pillows. A girls gotta be cosy.


High Shine Wide Cuff, $68

Do I really need a reason to want something shiny to adorn my wrist? I think not.

An afternoon swiggin’ beers and watching a Niners game with Tim Riggins, Price unknown


J. Crew Hair Inspiration

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on July 23, 2012

Just wanted to share a few screen shots I took a while back on Jcrew.com

The hairstyles are so simple and easy, and yet really fun and put together at the same time, and even though I took the pics a long time ago, I still love them. Timeless, simple, and fun. I’m in.

So Nice We Did It Twice

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on July 18, 2012

(Top – Anthropologie, Skirt – Gap, Hat & Bag – J. Crew)

Spent another relaxing day at Soquel Vineyards! Foggy and gross in town, sunny and lovely up in the hills! Yes please! Flowy and cosy has become my go to wardrobe choice on pretty much a daily basis.

Growing Our Own Grub

Posted in Fashion Files, Food Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on July 16, 2012

About 5 weeks ago, husband and I put a few garden beds in the backyard and started growing our own veggies. I can’t even tell you how great it is to just walk in the backyard to get lettuce for salads when it’s time for lunch. AND, check out the last pic below, there is totes a tomato in that photo people. It’s little, but I promise it’s there.

And, this next one is the face I made when the neighbors cats started doing it right on the other side of the fence while I was watering the above-mentioned veggies. 

(Jean Jacket – Gap {probably at LEAST 10 years old}, Top – J. Crew, Pants – Joe’s Jeans, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Bracelets – J. Crew, Marc By Marc Jacobs, Vintage)

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