Friday, June 22, 2012

OOTD 6/22/2012 - Bon Voyage

J Crew Tippi in Succulent Green - Size S
J Crew Matchstick Jeans
J Crew Frog Pendant Necklace
Mossimo for Target Leather Belt
Soludos for J Crew Navy Stripe Espadrilles

Happy Friday, Friends!  I am going to be mia for a while...we are leaving tomorrow to cruise the Caribbean for the next week.  When I return, I should have lots of pics to share.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Bon Voyage! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review: J Crew Lucille Dress in Scalloped Eyelet

I was excited about this dress after seeing how cute it was on some other bloggers.  Unfortunately for me, it wasn't quite as grand.
J Crew describes it as:
We were instantly charmed by this shift's feminine, retro-inspired feel—not to mention its classic, flattering fit. Softly shirred around the waist with a dot-embroidered eyelet and a tiny scalloped edge at the neck for a sweet finish.
  • Cotton
  • Sleeveless
  • Fitted
  • Straight Skirt
  • Falls to Knee
  • Lined
  • Hidden Back Zip
  • Side-Seam Pockets
  • Back Vent
  • Machine Wash

It retailed for $188 but has been marked down to $119.99 and comes in brilliant purple, as well as, white.
I'm wearing a size 4, which seemed to fit well in the shoulders and chest...but then below the waist it seemed to balloon out a bit and I had this little pooch.  and no one wants a pooch!!  My waist/stomach is where I carry my extra weight, so I don't need to draw any extra attention to that area.
Other than the pooch, it was a nice dress...good length, lightweight for summer but not see-thru and I love the pockets.

Have you tried the eyelet lucille dress?  If so, what were your thoughts?

OOTD 6/21/2012 - Orange Crush

Gap Perfect Oxford in Orange - Size S
J Crew Factory Seersucker Pencil Skirt - Size 4
J Crew Bubble Necklace in Orange (via Ebay)
J Crew Teuta Peep-Toe Pumps in Orange

Lots of orange today!  I love these Gap perfect oxford shirts...they are so soft!

Also, I tried a new nail polish that I really like. (My husband wasn't so crazy about it.)  It's Essie's Lapis of Luxery...somewhere between blue and purple.  and I think it will be perfect for our upcoming cruise!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Review: J Crew Pom-Pom Shell

I was glad to see J Crew bring the Pom-pom shell back.  I missed out on its original debut a couple of years ago and didn't want to repeat my mistake.
J Crew describes it as:
Based on a design from years past—we loved it so much the first time, we went to the archives to bring it back. Tailored to perfection and crisscrossed with rows of delicate pom-poms (a retro touch we can't get enough of), this pretty top dresses up denim and livens up simple summer looks with a touch of textural interest.
  • Cotton
  • Slim Fit
  • Exposed Back Zip
  • Lined
  • Machine Wash

It retails for $128 and comes in citrus lime (yellow), sparkling sea (periwinkle) and white.
As for fit, I'm wearing a size 6...I would suggest going with the larger of your two sizes.  It is fully lined and made from a substantial weight cotton, so no danger of being arrested for indecent exposure due to sheerness if you choose to wear it alone.

Worth mentioning...because I know some of you don't care for it, this top does have the exposed back zip. 

I love the neckline...very Jackie O.  I think this is a classic piece that can be worn for years to come.
What are your thoughts about the pom-pom shell?

OOTD 6/20/2012 - Circus Peanuts

J Crew Factory Thandie in Sea Mist - Size XS
J Crew No.2 Eyelet Pencil Skirt in Chili - Size 4
J Crew Elephant Pendant Necklace
Ann Taylor Loft Irene Heels in Tropical Sand

I like this color combo but for some reason it reminds me of the circus...I think I've seen the big tops in this aqua/red combo.  and Hey, you can't have a circus without the elephant, so I threw in the cute little elephant necklace.  :o)

Happy Hump-Day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

OOTD 6/19/2012 - Summer Picnic

J Crew Gingham Perfect Shirt in Red - Size 6
J Crew No. 2 Double Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt in Natural - Size 4
J Crew Patent Tab Skinny Belt in Modern Red - Size M
J Crew Crystal Snowball Necklace
Steve Madden Red Patent Wedge Sandals

I'm ready for a picnic co-workers call this my tablecloth shirt.  :o)  I like the overall look though...summery-fresh!

Friday, June 15, 2012

I'm Back...

Whew!  The last week has been a son graduated and we attended college orientation.  It was fun and we're all super excited.

I didn't get any ootd pics while I was away, but here are the last two days.
J Crew Cafe Capri in Seersucker - Size 2
J Crew Factory Thandie in Hot Pink - Size XS
J Crew Droplet Necklace in Brilliant Blue
Ann Taylor Loft T-Strap Shoes (old)


J Crew Factory Perfect Shirt in Faded Chambray - Size S
American Eagle Skinny Jeans in White - Size 4
Necklaces...J Crew and Forever 21

Also, thanks for the information/tips on the aqua mist thandie.  I was able to snag one in my size on a pop-back....Yay!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

OOTD 6/7/2012 - Jaded

J Crew Summer Stripe Schoolboy Blazer
J Crew Factory Cotton V-Neck Sweater in White
J Crew No.2 Double Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt in Jade
J Crew Bubble Necklace in Turquoise (via Ebay)
Ann Taylor Loft Irene Heels in Tropical Sand

All righty, guys...tomorrow is graduation day for my son and then it's off to the mountain for college orientation.  That being said, I'll be mia until the middle of next week. 

Wish me luck...I'm sure the tears will come but hopefully, I can still keep it under control.  :o)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!   

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

OOTD 6/6/2012 - Preptastic

Steve Madden Patent Leather Wedges in Red (Old)

Love this summer-y, preppy look with my new favorite sweater.  BTW, if someone knows of a factory store that still has the thandie in sea mist in a Small or X-Small, please let me know.

I would love to call and have them ship it to me.  Unfortunately, I dawdled and they are completely sold out on-line as well as in my store.

Hope everyone has a fabulous Wednesday!

Review: J Crew Olympia Leather Wedge

Since their debut, I've had my eye on the Olympia Leather Wedge in radio red.
J Crew describes them as:
A minimalist take on the fisherman sandal with bold straps and a wear-with-everything stacked wedge heel. Crafted from luxurious Italian leather in irresistibly rich colors, this warm-weather must-have goes the distance all season long. Online only.
  • Italian leather upper.
  • Gold-finish buckle.
  • 3" stacked heel.
  • Made in Italy

They retail for $198 but have been marked down to $129.99.  I caught them on the recent 30% off promo bringing them down to $90.99.
I love the red color and they seemed to be comfortable.  I am normally a 7 but decided the 7.5 was a better fit.
However, I've decided that they're going back.  Something about the ankle strap did not appeal to me once I got them on.  Oh well, I'm sure something else will catch my eye sooner rather than later.
Have you tried the Olympia Wedge?  If so, did you like them?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

OOTD 6/5/2012 - Rosie

J Crew Short Sleeve V-Neck Cardi in Bright Yellow
Merona for Target Chambray Shirt
J Crew Factory Seersucker Skirt
J Crew Crystal Snowball Necklace
J Crew Camille Wedge

In theory, this outfit seemed like a good idea.  I like the yellow against the screams summer.  However, when I put it on this morning it seemed a bit reminiscent of "Rosie the Riveter".  I wore it anyway as it was too late to change.  
 But, I'm thinking if I just had the red bandanna?  Yep!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: J Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe

From the moment that I laid eyes on this skirt, I was smitten.  J Crew sent out a lookbook early in the year featuring upcoming spring and summer items and this striped baby caught my eye.
J Crew describes it as:
A true design icon, meticulously shaped and seamed to figure-flattering perfection (say hello to mile-long legs). Styled in a linen and cotton blend with jaunty stripes born out of one designer's getaway to the Greek Isles. Always sharp and to the point, consider the No. 2 pencil your wardrobe's most noteworthy addition this season. 
  • Sits at waist.
  • Back zip.
  • 20" long.
  • Linen/cotton
  • Lined
It retails for $118.
The fit is tts to a touch small.  The fit is identical to the no. 2 pencil skirt in eyelet, if you're familiar with that particular skirt.  I'm wearing the tangier orange which is very close to J Crew's former wasn't a perfect match but very close to the orange of my Biella patent loafers.   This skirt also comes in coastline blue.  

Have you tried the pencil skirt in deck stripe?  If so, was it a yeh or neh?

Weekend Roundup

Whew!  This weekend was a whirlwind, but the party was great!  We could not have asked for nicer weather.  and it was great to see old friends and family.

Here are my latest ootd....
(this is what I wore to the party)

J Crew 5" Chino Shorts in White - Size 4
J Crew Skinny Leather Belt in Modern Red
Tiffany Silver Bracelet
Ann Taylor Loft Snakeskin Sandals in Red


J Crew Deco Dots Cardi - Size M
J Crew Factory Sequin Zebra Tee - Size S
Old Navy Bootcut Jeans in White
J Crew Factory Twisted Pearl Hammock Necklace
J Crew Pearl Cluster Bracelet
J Crew Metallic Lucaya Espadrilles in Pewter


J Crew Domino Jaquard Skirt - Size 6
Forever 21 Necklace
J Crew Turtle Pendant Necklace
J Crew Mila Heels

 I really like this Land's End Canvas shirt and even better it was only $8.  There's a green one just like it that I would like to have but its a whopping $12 since I don't have the 30% off code anymore.  BTW, does anybody know how the LE Canvas bottoms run in comparison to J Crew?  Wondering if I would purchase my normal J Crew bottom size or size up?