Saturday, May 7, 2016

Start At The Top: 5 Tops That Every Closet Should Have

Sometimes it's good to get back to the basics...and here are five staple tops that every closet should have...and if while taking inventory, you find a gap, here are some recommendations :)

1.  White Shirt
I love a white button down!  It's great as a classic stand alone, but also an excellent base for layering.

2.  Stripe Tee
The epitome of french chic

3.  Chambray Shirt
If you could only choose one, this would be it!  Dress it up or down and wear it year-round.

4.  Basic Sweater
You can wear it with everything from your favorite jeans to the classic pencil skirt.

5.  Printed Shirt
The perfect way to add a bit of panache to any outfit.

Happy Shopping!


My Latest Loves

This blazer is all that and a bag of chips! and its the perfect addition to your spring/summer wardrobe.
Its tts (I purchased my normal 4) and currently marked down with an additional 30% off (use code EXTRAEXTRA)

Here are a few of the ways that I've worn mine....

J Crew Factory Seersucker Dress...

Everything about this dress is perfect from its classic cut to its fun, flared hemline.  Fit is tts (purchased my normal 6).

These pants were love at first sight, though it did take a couple of tries to get the sizing right.  and you absolutely can't beat the price point!  I paid $20 for mine, but pricing could vary depending on the current promo.

And about that sizing...keeping in mind, that my waist and hips are roughly the same size, (I have no butt and hips to speak of) I would suggest sizing down.  Typically in ON pants, I run between a 4 and a 6, but in these, the 2 was the best fit for me.

Are we seeing a pattern here? :)   Lots of seersucker and gingham!!  Well, it is that time of year!
Obviously, I love most anything seersucker!  and these with the cropped, slightly flared hem, I couldn't resist.  They are tts (purchased my normal 4)

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring = Gingham

Nothing says Spring quite like gingham...So, in preparation for it's arrival this week, check out these gingham goodies!

This oh-so-classic pattern is showing up all over the place and is a must for every closet this season!

From Shoes...

To Bottoms...

And Tops...
J Crew Tippi (tts)

And That's Not All...

Do your closet a favor...add some gingham!

Happy Shopping!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Must Have Cropped Denim

If you've been on the hunt for the perfect cropped denim, I think I may have found them for you!

First up, J Crew's Billie Demi-Boot Crop Jean.  I am in love with these jeans!  They are fitted through the hips and bum, with stretch, for a fabulous fit and they have a fun, ever-so-slight flare as the perfect finishing touch!  They also feature a higher rise, which surprisingly, I wasn't opposed to...all in all, a great little jean with an on-trend silhouette.

I am wearing the bergen wash, but they also come in a couple of lighter washes...the surrey and the mayfair.  They are also offered with patch pockets...the torrey wash and white, glorious white.

I found them to run tts and purchased both the bergen wash and white in my normal jean size.  They are currently 25% off (use code SHOPNOW)

Next, Old Navy's Straight Raw-Hem Crop Jean.  And once again, I say Love!  Super soft and comfy and I adore the worn hem.  I love the contrast of pairing the raw hem with a polished top and heels.

They do run large, so I would suggest sizing down.  I sized down one size, but I feel like because of my straight, no bum figure, I could have gone two sizes down.

And the best part, they are super affordable!  They retail for $34.94.

So, there you have it....mission accomplished...Found...The perfect jeans for spring and summer!

Happy Shopping!

Style Diary... latest entries

Sweater:  J Crew Tippi in Gingham (tts)
Blazer: J Crew (similar)

Sweater: J Crew Tippi in Stripe (tts)
Necklace: J Crew Factory
Skirt: J Crew Factory (similar)
Shoes: J Crew

Pants: J Crew
Shoes: J Crew (similar)

Blazer: J Crew 
Blouse: The Loft
Jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: J Crew (similar, similar)

Be Chic!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Second Chances

Are you like me and you missed out a couple of years ago on the coveted Zara Pointed Ballerina shoes?  Well, I've finally found their identical twin...Meet Jolene!

From Topshop, the Jolene pump is nearly an exact replica...a perfectly pointed toe and all kinds of strappy goodness.  It comes in black, silver and a cute grey, reptile-esque pattern and rings up at a less expensive $80. (plus free shipping)  

As for sizing, it only comes in US half sizes.  I am typically a size 7, so I followed the sizing advice in the description and ordered the next size up...7.5US/38EU.  The fit is perfect!

Blazer: J Crew Campbell Blazer in Blue Herringbone (similar)
Sweater: Old Navy (similar)
Necklace: J Crew Factory
Shoes: Nordstrom

Hmmm, perhaps I need the silver as well!  

Happy Shopping!