Saturday, October 16, 2010

OOTD 10/14/2010

Sorry for the delay....This has been a crazy week at work with some late nights on a special project.
J Crew Dream Cable Cardigan in Cinnamon Spice
J Crew Frances Blouse in Shadow
J Crew Cafe Capri
J Crew patent belt
J Crew Serengeti peep-toes

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

OOTD 10/12/2010

Today I rode to Target, with a friend during our lunch break.  She had some items she needed to pick up and I was just along for the ride.  Big mistake, especially to go before I had eaten.  I  came out with pumpkin pie pop-tarts, pumpkin spice kisses and Frankenberry cereal...I'm going to need to walk an extra mile (or two) tonight.  But, but....I love pumpkin "stuff" and Frankenberry brings back childhood memories and now you can only purchase it once a year.  Justified? 

As for my OOTD, I wore the flower sketch tee for the first time.  I really like it and the sequins kind of have a green/yellow hint that matches the skirt.
J Crew Flower Sketch Tee
J Crew Jackie Cardi
J Crew Double-Serge pencil skirt in bronzed ochre
J Crew Juliet patent heels
J Crew triple strand belt
J Crew layering necklace

Monday, October 11, 2010

OOTD 10/11/2010

Today's outfit was inspired by a catalog photo....I can do a "mean" copy!  :o)  I really like these cord pencil skirts...they seem to have a slimmer fit than some of the other pencil skirts that I own.  Note to self:  purchase more of these in other colors.  Speaking of color, this golden wood, imo is perfection!  It's reminiscent of the acorn and glazed pecan from past seasons. 

J Crew Space-Dyed Cardigan
J Crew Rosette Tee
J Crew Pencil Cord Skirt
J Crew Triple Strand Patent Belt
J Crew Trap Glass Necklace
Nine West Sandals-"Oldie Goldies that I've worn the doo out of"

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Brynn

Another recent purchase with the use of my "not-so-red" card was the Brynn cardigan.

She arrived yesterday and I am very pleased.  I can see it being my comfy, go-to cardigan this fall and winter.  It's made of 45% acrylic, 37% superfine alpaca, and 18% merino wool so it's pretty substantial and will be perfect for cool mornings/evenings.  I actually started to get a little warm while I was taking the pictures.  I love the contrast of the lighter front and the darker back and sleeves.  In addition to the color, the size of the knit is different too.  The lighter color has a chunkier knit which adds interest as well.  Oh, and it has these great little pockets on the front

Typically, I wear a Small in J Crew sweaters, but I decided the X-small offered more of the fit I was looking for.  The Small would have been fine if I'd wanted a more "relaxed" look.  This sweater has a touch of "grandpa's sweaters" vibe...but in a good I thought a slightly more fitted look would be better.  Also, the length of the sleeves was better on the X-small.  On the Small, I would have had to roll back the cuff.  For reference, I'm 5'5", and the hem hits just under my rump.

Hope this helps....I'd love to hear from anyone else who's tried the Brynn!

OOTD 10/9/2010

Today's outfit turned out really cute!  I believe I have to give credit to ABC (A Bigger Closet)...I think it was an outfit I saw on her blog some time ago that inspired today's ensemble.
J Crew Embroidered Flower Tee
J Crew Space-Dyed Tee
J Crew Jackie Cardi in Royal Purple
J Crew Scout Chino
J Crew Jersey Stripe Scarf in graphite champagne
J Crew astria sandals in metallic graphite

Friday, October 8, 2010

OOTD 10/8/2010

Whew...I'm glad the workday is over!  I had to go this morning to do some special business continuity testing, so that meant roughly an hour and a half drive in morning interstate traffic...ugg!  My conclusion...people can NOT drive and well, they're just down right crazy!  Typically, my commute to the office is about 45 minutes each way...but I'm able to take a lot of back roads so I don't have to deal with "as many" of the "loonies".

Today's outfit...yet another with the ATL v-neck cardigan...I almost feel like apologizing...but I luv'm!
ATL v-neck cardi in oak brown melange
J Crew rosette tee
J Crew matchstick jeans
Old Navy scarf
ATL wedge sandals
Target Leather Belt

Thursday, October 7, 2010

OOTD 10/7/2010

Today's outfit includes the lovely ATL striped corsage sweater.  When I purchased this sweater, I orginally got the ivory to wear with my J Crew oona tweed pencil skirt.  But in the end, I decided to return it and go with the charcoal....I mean how can you go wrong with gray!  Also, I thought the ivory was a tad "see-through".  Another tid-bit about this sweater, you might want to consider sizing down.  I did...and I think it offers a better fit.
ATL Striped Corsage Sweater
J Crew Tailored Denim Pencil Skirt
J Crew Broadcloth Shirt
ATL T-strap shoes

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bargain Alert

Calling all tights lovers...

I popped into my local J Crew today and came out with a bag full of tights.  I've had my eye on the brown herringbone for quite sometime.  In store, they have a promo..."buy 3 or more pairs and get 25% off"...that paired with my "not-so-red" card 25% discount....I made out like a bandit.  So, if anyone is in the market for tights, now is the time to buy!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Playing Catch-Up on OOTD

Today is a day for catching up...on cleaning my house, grocery shopping, blogging, etc.  I've been a little under the weather so everything has just fallen by the wayside.  However, I think I'm on the maybe next week, I can be more productive.  
ATL v-neck cardi in Feather Green, J Crew Tiered Cami, Denim Pencil Skirt and Serengeti Peep-Toe Pumps

ATL v-neck cardi and Spotted Tiered Shell, J Crew Pencil skirt in cinnamon, confetti necklace and slingback pumps

ATL v-neck cardi, J Crew Grand Ruffle Shell in Moraccan Spice, Gap Jeans and Tory Burch Patti Wedge

ATL v-neck cardi (oak brown melange) and ikat scarf, J Crew grand ruffle shell, cropped matchstick jeans and serengeti capri sandals

Hmmmm.....I think I need to change the name of this post to ATL v-neck cardi.  I noticed as I was writing the descriptions, that in every outfit I've got on one of the v-neck cardigans.  I swear I've got other sweaters...but you wouldn't know it from this, would you?!