Monday, November 21, 2011

OOTD 11/21/2011 and Lucky Brand Blackwatch Plaid Blazer Review

Pardon the absence of makeup, but remember that "me" time that I mentioned the other day....well, I went for a facial this morning.  No need to put on makeup just for her to take it off.  I've been having regular facials for about six months now and I'm hooked!  Of course, they are relaxing but there are also the benefits of deep hydration, boosted circulation, and cellular regeneration all working together to create a fresh-faced healthy glow.  I've already noticed fading of some hyper-pigmentation (brown spots) and decreased redness.  I understand that both of these tend to come with age and redness is especially prone in fair complexions. (that's me!)

For you lucky Texas girls, there is an esthetician named Renee Rouleau.  She has a spa in the Dallas area, as well as, Plano, TX.  I heard about her through a magazine article and have been using some of her products for a little over a year.  I've been pleased with everything that I've tried and would absolutely love to be privy to one of her facials.  She also has an amazing blog that contains a wealth of information about skin and related products, conditions, routines, etc.  (You can add her to your blog roll and receive her blog posts)

I really liked today's outfit!  I found out about this jacket from "shopwithm" on polyvore.  It's an excellent alternative to J Crew's Blackwatch Blazer for a fraction of the cost.  It's by Lucky Brand and I purchased mine from on sale for $45 with free shipping.  It looks like now they are $52 but in my opinion worth every penny.  The fit is tts (took my normal S)...for a nice fitted silhouette.  Thick wool/polyester blend, fully lined and nipped in at the waist.  I am contemplating switching out the buttons for some gold crest ones to mimic the J Crew blazer.  (I going button shopping tomorrow...if I switch them, I'll post the results here  :o))       

J Crew Candy Tee in Citron - Size S
Lucky Brand Blackwatch Plaid Blazer - Size S
J Crew Matchstick Jeans - Size 27
J Crew Factory Pearl Hammock Necklace
J Crew Kinzie Calf-Hair Ballet Flats


  1. Love this outfit!! So glad the blazer worked out for you -- isn't it such a steal? Fabulous idea to get the gold buttons -- I might have to copy that idea. :)

  2. Love this outfit on you and so glad the jacket worked!

    I also ordered this blazer from 6pm but it didn't fit me right... too long in the sleeves and was too bulky across the shoulders for me (I already have broad shoulders!) too bad because the price was so great! I decided to keep the JC version I bought last sale...when I put it on it fit perfectly, a rarity for JC jackets and me ; ) the sleeve length was perfect and the overall fit was better for me... less bulky.

    I look forward to seeing your sets/outfits with your new jacket!

  3. M...I'm in love with this blazer! and it's absolutely a steal! Fingers crossed that I can find some nice gold buttons!

    milljcrew...Thanks! Preptastic, dontcha think?! :o)

    Lisa...thank you so much! I am really loving this jacket! Too bad that it didn't work out for almost sounds like it was mis-sized. But it all worked out in the end, since the J Crew version was perfection!

  4. What a steal! Your outfit is darling.

  5. Thanks Gigi! I love a good deal...makes a girl all warm and fuzzy inside!! :o)