Pomp And Circumstance

Mixing Green Patterns

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 25, 2013

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(Top – Madewell, Shorts – Madewell, on sale and available here, Shoes – Pierre Hardy for Gap)

I’ve got a full weekend of making lovey birthday faces at my husband coming up. Plans mostly include beach time and ingesting obscenely large amounts of french toast. So I guess just a normal weekend then…

Lace and Chambray

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 23, 2013

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(Dress – Vintage, Chambray – J. Crew, Jean Jacket – Gap (old), Shoes – Madewell, Necklace – J. Crew)

Miss C and I are headed over to Santana Row for the Madewell opening with our sweet mama. Who’s coming?

Madewell Wednesday

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 17, 2013

In honor of the grand opening of Madewell Santana Row next Tuesday, I’m sporting a couple of my favorite Madewell items!

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(Madewell tailored mini dress in black dot, Madewell barnwood boot in golden spinach)

Are any of you heading to the Madewell grand opening? Cause I’ll be there.

Join me, won’t you?

Floating In To Spring

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 10, 2013

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My uniform as of late: a flowy top and maxi skirt. I just love when the temperature starts rising.


Paisley Trails Tee

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on April 9, 2013

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Madewell Matching Separates

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Personal Style, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on March 26, 2013

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(Top and Shorts – Madewell, available here and here, Shoes – Pierre Hardy for Gap, these babies and I go way back… as evidenced here)

How To Pack For Long Trips

Posted in A Broad Abroad, Fashion Files, Inspiration by Miss Pomp on January 24, 2013

I get a lot of questions about how to pack when going on an extended trip. The trouble with traveling for 6 weeks at a time is that you can’t take 6 suitcases with you. Especially if you will be travelling to multiple destinations. It’s not so much of a problem if you will be travelling to 1 or 2 destinations and staying at each one for an extended amount of time. However, if like husband and I you travelled for 6 weeks as follows: California -> Nashville -> Nice -> Barcelona -> London -> Paris -> The Cinque Terre -> Lucca -> Sorrento -> Positano -> Rome -> California, you bet your buttuci you will want to have packed as light as possible.

My general rule for packing for extended trips is to bring a few options in each category that pretty much all go together.

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(Black Maxi – Anthropologie, Leopard Shift – J. Crew, Trench – Cartonnier via Anthropologie, Leather Jacket – Anthropologie, White Tee – J. Crew, Blouse – Konrad & Joseph via Anthropologie, Chambray Shirt – Madewell, Striped Long-sleeve – Anthropologie, White Blouse – Equipment, Boots – Frye, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Leopard Flats – J. Crew, Bag – J. Crew Brompton Hobo, Cuffs – Anthropologie, Watch – Marc by Marc Jacobs, Black Skinnies – AG, Jean Shorts – Madewell, Jeans – Pilcro)Euro 2 copy

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Depending on the season I might swap out a couple things, for instance – If I’m going in spring or summer, I swap the black jeans for white ones, and pack some more cotton and warm weather items.

Once I have a good base of “Everything goes with everything” pieces, I add in a couple of fun and colorful items so things don’t feel too boring or monotonous. ie:

The last thing I do is pack doubles of a couple of items (like the white v-neck, or a couple white tank tops) that I know I will use a lot, so that I don’t have to do laundry quite as often.

And don’t forget to use an online travel checklist specific to the place you’re going. A good one for travel in Europe can be found here. You don’t have to stick to it like it’s your last lifeline, but checking against a list like this can be helpful to make sure you’re not missing anything important.

Any questions?  What am I missing? Help me out here, folks!



Christmas Wrap-Up 2012

Posted in Decor Files by Miss Circumstance on January 4, 2013

Santa and my family hooked me up this year in a big way. Here is a taste of some of the bomb presents I got this past Christmas-



I want to get something engraved on the Madewell ID bracelet, and I think I’ve settled on “Toots” on the front and “let me see that tootsie roll” on the back. What?

There is some depth to that I promise. Not a deep water pool depth, but like a kiddie pool amount of depth. It has some family meaning. My family is just like Socrates family.

In Floral Madewell

Posted in Fashion Files, Inspiration, Pomp Day-By-Day by Miss Pomp on January 3, 2013


(Printmaker top in petal screen here)

Breaking the Christmas Golden Rule

Posted in Deal Of The Day, Fashion Files, Inspiration, Uncategorized by Miss Pomp on December 20, 2012

Everyone knows the golden rule right before Christmas – you’re not allowed to buy things for yourself. What if someone else knew you wanted that thing, and bought it, wrapped it, and has it sittin’ under the tree right now, only to see you saunter in the door wearing said item that was so lovingly and carefully chosen.

But I can’t help myself. The sales. Oh Lord, the SALES!  They are just too good to pass up. So here are some of the sales I’m most excited about (check em out!), and some items I’m thinking about wrapping and putting under the tree for myself!

J. Crew – Obvies one of my faves.

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Etta Gold Cap Toe Pump in Brilliant Yellow

Sequin Stripe Tee in Vintage Champagne

Classic Link Bracelet

Madewell – J. Crew’s hip younger sister.

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Hershel Supply Co Backpack – There is absolutely no reason for me to require a backpack, but if I did, I’d get this one.

The Teddy Loafer in Glitter

Belted Leather Bomber in True Black

And Just for good measure, here are some other deals you may be interested in checking out…




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Alright! Sock it to me – what did I miss? What sales are you rushing to take advantage of?