Wednesday, December 26, 2012

and the Plaid Madness Continues...

....not purposefully, but again for the last several days my outfits have continued to follow the plaid theme.

Lucky Brand Blackwatch Plaid Jacket
J Crew Tippi in Succulent Green
J Crew Tessellate Necklace
American Eagle Jeggings
Boots via Nordstrom Rack


J Crew Factory Striped Perfect Shirt in Blue
J Crew Tippi in Navy
Forever 21 Plaid Scarf
Gold Monogram Necklace via Etsy
Old Navy Rockstar Cords in Red
Boots via Nordstrom Rack


J Crew Perfect Shirt in Tartan
J Crew Holland Shawl Cardi in Charcoal
Old Navy Leopard Print Scarf
American Eagle Jeggings
Boots via Nordstrom Rack

Also, I'm linking up today with the Pleated Poppy for "WIWW"

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Week Of Plaid - Day 5

Whew!!!  I made through this crazy week at work and now I have a week and a half of glorious time away.  It's hard to believe that Christmas is just two short days away but luckily, all of the shopping is done, wrapped and ready to go.

Well, except for one tiny thing.  We bought my mother-in-law a Keurig Brewing System, as well as some of the flavored coffee and drink packs.  I should have known better but I put the boxes of coffee packets in a bag under the tree. of the boys decided to have coffee. (Buttered Toffee Coffee, to be exact.  :o))    and I came home to the little k-cup packs all over the living room floor.   
He looks innocent but he's not.  :o)

And here is the final installment of "A Week Of Plaid"...the blackwatch plaid wool blazer.

Lucky Brand Blackwatch Plaid Wool Blazer
Merona for Target Reindeer Tee
J Crew Jersey Striped Scarf
American Eagle Jeggings
J Crew Viv Bow Flats in Black

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Week Of Plaid - Day 3 and 4

Today, you get a two for one deal.  Yesterday was so busy at work...I'm taking a new position, so there's lots of planning, moving and bases to be covered before the end of the year.  All of that equals busy days. (and nights)  Anyhoo, here's some more plaid:

Mossimo for Target V-Neck Sweater in Black - Size S
J Crew Factory Perfect Shirt in White - Size S
J Crew Factory Tartan Plaid Pants - Size 4
Gold Monogram Necklace via Etsy
Payless Red Faux Suede Wedges - Size 7


J Crew Factory Plaid Shirt - Size S
J Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Navy - Size 4
J Crew Wool Cafe Capri in Dublin Green - Size 4
J Crew Twisted Pearl Necklace
Cole Haan Tortoise Pumps

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Review: Forever 21 Polka Dot Ballet Flats

Polka dots are all the rage these days, so why not add some cute dotted shoes to your closet.

I first spotted these from Loeffler Randall....
However, if $295 for polka dot shoes is not in your budget, check out these from Forever 21...
Now they're not calf hair and they are minus the cute little cap toe but they ring up for a mere $14.80.
They are beige faux suede with black polka dots, so they should be a very versatile way to pull off the polka dot trend.
While I prefer the pointed toe, these have an almond shaped toe which is somewhere in between.
As for sizing, they run tts and I took my normal size 7.  I haven't worn them yet for any length of time, but first impressions are that they seem comfortable.

All in all, I think that these polka dot cuties from Forever 21 are a great way to jump into the polka dot trend without breaking the bank.

A Week Of Plaid - Day 2

This outfit has all of my favorite things...tweed, plaid, dots and my monogram necklace.  Who would have thought that you could roll so many good things into one outfit.

J Crew Polka Dot Tippi in Carbon/Sandstone - Size S
J Crew Tartan Plaid Perfect Shirt - Size 6
J Crew Cafe Capri in Herringbone - Size 2
Gold Monogram Necklace via Etsy
J Crew Joley Patent Peep-Toes in Brick - Size 7

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Week Of Plaid - Day 1

As I was putting together my outfits for the coming week, I noticed they all had a common thread....Plaid!  So, hopefully you will enjoy this theme week filled with lots of holiday plaids.

J Crew Professor Jacket in Carbon - Size 4
J Crew Tippi in Succulent Green - Size S
J Crew Factory Tartan Plaid Pants - Size 4
J Crew Tessellate Necklace in Green
J Crew Black Patent Mary Jane Pumps

Review: Banana Republic Buffalo Plaid Coat

Looking for a plaid coat?  Well, you might want to check out this one from Banana Republic.
It's wool-blend and I would say medium, it makes a great transitional coat or would be perfect for  those in milder climates.  
The wool is not super soft but what it lacks there, it makes up for in style.  This coat offers a tailored fit without the price tag.  It retails for $250 and has been marked down to $198 with an additional 30% off ($138.60).  Also, it qualifies for free shipping.

This red and black plaid beauty is fully lined with double breasted closure and belted at the waist.  As for sizing, I would say it is tts.  I purchased a small and the fit is perfect.

So, if you're in the market for a plaid coat, give this one from Banana Republic a try.  It's a perfect combination of the classic tie belt coat paired with fashion forward plaid.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Herringbone Take 2

J Crew Factory Striped Perfect Shirt in Blue - Size S
J Crew Tippi Sweater in Vibrant Flame - Size S
J Crew Herringbone Cafe Capri - Size 2
J Crew Twisted Pearl Necklace
J Crew Wool Plaid Mary Jane Pumps - Size 7.5

Another day, another pair of herringbone capri pants.  Not that it will stop me if the right pair comes along, but I really do not need another pair of capri pants.  I have jumped into this trend full force and I think I now officially own more cropped pants than I have of the full length version.

I know some think the capri pant thing for winter is a bit strange.  What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Argyle and Herringbone

I already had the herringbone cafe capri in the black/white version, so when I stumbled across the pink ones for about $30...well, it was a no-brainer.

I especially love the mix of a masculine and feminine....a menswear inspired pant tailored for us girls and finished off in the ultimate girly pink.

J Crew Jester Sweater in Vibrant Flame - Size S
J Crew Herringbone Cafe Capri in Romance Pink - Size 2
J Crew Alessia Patent Peep-Toes in Root - Size 7
Gold Monogram Necklace via Etsy

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Elephants

Today's ootd was inspired by the 2011 Holiday J Crew Style Guide.
Here is my rendition.....

J Crew Jackie Cardi in Breeze - Size M
Gap Elephant Popover - Size S
J Crew Wool Cafe Capri in Maraschino Cherry - Size 4
J Crew Wool Plaid Mary Jane Pumps