Wednesday, February 29, 2012

OOTD 2/29/2012 - Leapin' For Joy

First, Happy Leap Year!

Second, my OOTD was inspired by Em in Espana. (See her here)  I just wish I had that great orange necklace!

J Crew Stripe Snap Tee in Blaze - Size S
J Crew Herringbone Blazer in Raspberry - Size 4
J Crew Cafe Wool Trouser in Heather Caramel - Size 4
J Crew Wide Calf Hair Belt - Size S
J Crew Factory Twisted Pearl Hammock Necklace
J Crew Teuta Peep-Toe Pumps in Orange

And third, check out my new purse.  I first saw it in a polyvore set (thanks turquoise22 ) and immediately knew that I needed it.  I'm really not a "handbag" person...I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a nice purse but as far as switching them out to go with different outfits, etc...not so much.  I think it was God's way of saving me from myself...He knew that I already had enough trouble with my obsessive love for shoes and clothes.  He had mercy on me and didn't burden me with a passion for purses too.  :o)

I have been carrying the large Coach Hampton Signature CarryAll for years.  Needless to say, it's showing some I was due for a new purse but I just hadn't found anything that I liked as well as my beat up Coach bag.  Until I layed eyes on this Fossil's beautiful soft brown leather and gorgeous calf-hair.  My long-time readers know that I have a strong affinity for animal print.  and it's big...I can get all of my "stuff" in it and more.  What do you think?  Pretty?

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

OOTD 2/25/2012 - 2/28/2012 - Runnin' Behind

I seem to be forming a habit (a bad one), of running behind on my ootd posts...forgive me.  Better late than never, right???

J Crew Factory Professor Blazer - Size 4
Land's End Canvas Poplin Shirt in Peat Dot - Size S
J Crew Double Strand Confetti Necklace in Black
American Eagle Jeggings - Size 4
Abound Leather Boots from Nordstrom

J Crew Alexie Sweater - Size S
J Crew Eden Blazer in Iris - Size 4
J Crew Moss Tweed Pencil Skirt - Size 6
J Crew Crystal Angel Pendant Necklace
Oldie Goldie Ann Taylor Loft Black Patent Slingbacks

Ann Taylor Loft V-Neck Cardigan in Black - Size S
J Crew Dotsalota Cami - Size 4
J Crew Wool Cafe Capri in Maraschino Cherry - Size 4
J Crew Skinny Leather Belt in Modern Red - Size M
Vaneli Zinaida Slingback Pumps

Friday, February 24, 2012

OOTD 2/24/2012 - Mr. No Name

I don't want to hit you with whining right off the bat, so I'll start with the good.  A cute outfit with my zebra friend.  I'm not sure why but I feel the need to name him.  So, if you have any ideas, please share...I'd love to hear your thoughts.

J Crew Factory Sequin Zebra Tee - Size S 
J Crew Wool Herringbone Blazer in Raspberry - Size 4
J Crew Matchstick Jeans - Size 27
Old Navy Polka-Dot Scarf
J Crew Biella Black Patent Loafers

Now...let the whining begin!  Where are all of the polka dots in the new roll-out?  No polka-dot sweater...No polka-dot dress...these were the two things that I was pumped to try.  At first I was a little bummed when I read ajc's review of the sweater.  She mentioned that it was very sheer.  However, after I reconciled myself to the fact that I would have to do some layering and created some super cute pv sets, I was excited all over again.  And, cricket....nothing!  No polka-dots to be found!  Does anybody know what that's all about?

Another positve to mention...I did notice that the Factory has a new sweater called the Thandie.  It looks very much like the retail Tippi.

Tippi $72.50

Thandie $44.50

The Thandie also comes in a cute stripe as well.

What are your thoughts on the new roll-out? 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

OOTD 2/23/2012 - Pop O Pink

I'm so excited...I got an invitation from my ps for a private shopping event to peruse the new arrivals.  It's today from 2:00 until 6:00.  How will I ever be able to concentrate on my work today?!

Can't wait to check out all of the beautiful new prints, dots and colors....Eeeekkk!

Speaking of color, today I paired neutrals with a pop of pink.  The classic tippi and scout chino topped with my beloved Gap sweater blazer and all tied together with a bright fushia belt....KaPOW!!!

J Crew Factory Snake Belt in Fushia - Size S
J Crew Trap Glass Necklace

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

OOTD 2/22/2012 - Checks and Cherry

You've heard me say it before...and I'm not the only one who has said it....many of my other JCA compadres share my same compulsion to buy in multiples when they find a good thing.  Instyle magazine named it was one of their Best 50 Fashion Tips of All Time...Think In Multiples. 

So that's exactly what I did with J Crew's Wool Cafe Capris. (I now have maraschino cherry, yacht blue and the houndstooth wool tweed, as well.  :o))  Hey, when you find something with a flattering fit...go for it!

J Crew Cotton Check Shirt in Navy - Size 6
J Crew Featherweight Cotton Cardigan in Navy - Size S
J Crew Wool Cafe Capri in Maraschino Cherry - Size 4
LL Bean Corduroy Jacket in Navy - Size 4
J Crew Skinny Leather Belt in Glazed Hazelnut - Size S
J Crew Crystal Snowball Necklace
Tory Burch Greta Wedges

And I wore them back to back...yesterday the yacht blue, today the maraschino cherry.  I also totally stole this super cute look from Shopping with M. (see her here).  Thanks M...I love it!

One funny thing to mention, my co-workers and I went down to our company breakroom and there was a copy of the latest Family Fun magazine lying on one of the tables.  Here was the cover....
I'm dressed like a five year old boy! HaHaHa!!!  Cracked me co-workers too! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

OOTD 2/21/2012 and AE Colored Skinnys

First of all, a couple ootd's.....

J Crew Boy Shirt in Carrick Tartan - Size 6
Abound Boots from Nordstrom

J Crew Factory Perfect Shirt in White - Size S
Target Necklace
J Crew Alessia Patent Leather Pumps in Root

Everywhere you look these days, you see colored I figured I needed to jump on the band wagon.  The issue for me...J Crew's matchstick is more akin to a boyfriend fit on my "boy-like" (no hips, no butt, chicken legs) figure than a skinny jean.  So, I was super excited to run across these at American Eagle...hopefully, the fit will be like my other AE skinny jeans and they were super cheap.  ($33 with free shipping)  I could get three pairs of these for the same price as one pair of the J Crew matchstick jeans.

I got them in Yellow Zest and Poppy Orange...I would have gotten Pink Dust but it was already sold out on-line in my size.  When they arrive, if they're a hit, I may have to see if I can find the pink ones in-store.  Have you girls jumped on the colored denim train?  Or are you going to pass on this trend? 

Friday, February 17, 2012


Thank goodness its Friday!  This week has been a real "doozie"!  and therefore, once again, I'm playing catch-up on my OOTDs.

J Crew Shoe Tee - Size M
Gap Striped Sweater Blazer - Size S
J Crew Matchstick Jeans - Size 27
J Crystal Ball Necklace
Tory Burch Greta Wedges

J Crew Factory Double Serge Pencil Skirt in Gray - Size 4
Merona for Target Chambray Shirt - Size S
J Crew Jackie Cardigan in Spicy Olive - Size S
J Crew Wide Calf Hair Belt - Size S
J Crew Mary Jane Black Patent Pumps

Also, I was catching up on some blog reading and ran across this post from "A JC Shopping Habit" about the upcoming February rollout.  OMG!!!  I am in so much trouble!  Based on these pictures, the polka dot dress and the camel polka dot sweater are an absolute must!  Are you girls as excited as I am about the new goodies?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

OOTD 2/13/2012 and 2/14/2012 - Hearts Galore

Super quick post today to catch up on my last couple ootds.  They have a common theme...the heart throb shirt.  Everybody seems to love this shirt...I have gotten so many compliments.

J Crew Heart Throb Silk Shirt - Size 4
Mossimo Ultrasoft V-Neck Sweater in Black - Size S
American Eagle Jeggings - Size 4

J Crew Heart Throb Silk Shirt - Size 4
J Crew City Fit Navy Pinstripe Pants - Size 4
J Crew Navy Pinstripe Jacket - Size 4
J Crew Crystal Snowball Necklace
J Crew Wide Calf Hair Belt - Size S
Cole Haan Tortoise Pumps

Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

OOTD 2/10/2012 - Pattern Mix

Well, I knew when I put this together that I was asking for abuse and ridicule and they didn't let me down.  Oh well, I liked it and that's really all that matters.

I wore one of my favorite sweaters of all time, the spotted cat cardigan.  It's hard to tell from the pics, but the spots are dark chocolate brown.  I paired it with my new red gingham perfect shirt.

I ordered this shirt a month or so ago and it finally shipped.  I tried it in both a 4 and a usual with the perfect shirts, I decided to go with the 6.  It afforded me some extra room through the shoulders and chest...don't want any pulling and gaping across the boobs.

J Crew Spotted Cat Cardigan - Size S
American Eagle Skinny Jeans - Size 4
J Crew Factory Twisted Pearl Hammock Necklace
Michael Kors Suede Driving Loafers

Happy Friday...Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

OOTD 2/9/2012 - It's A Zoo Around Here

Guess who came to work with me today...Mr. Zebra!!

He is adorable and seems to be very well made.  I never saw the original retail version but there is alot of beading and sequin detail in this tee.  It's running to the small side of tts...but I still took my normal S.

Ann Taylor Loft V-Neck Cardigan in Black - Size S
J Crew Juliet Black Patent Heels

Also, my frog bracelet arrived.  Hmmm, I'm on the fence about this little guy.  I like the somewhat "tortoisey" look of the links but I'm not sure about little mr. ribbit himself...he comes off as a little "cheapy" to me.  For me, he's a return....But if the price drops to about half of its current $68, I might be back in the game.

Have you tried either of these pieces?  If so, what are your thoughts?