Tuesday, July 31, 2012

OOTD Catch-Up

I think these outfits go back to last Friday...Whew, times have been BUSY!  Between work and getting my son ready to head off to college...I need another vacation!  :o)

Hopefully you can find something here that inspires you!

J Crew Dotsalota Cami - Size 4
J Crew Green Cashmere Cardi
J Crew Matchstick Jeans
J Crew Factory Snakeskin Belt in Pink
Target Gold (knock-off Jack Rogers) Sandals

J Crew Summer Stripe Schoolboy Blazer - Size 4
Target White Tee
American Eagle Skinny Jeans - Size 4
J Crew Turtle Pendant Necklace
Ann Taylor Loft Naomi Cork Wedge Sandals

J Crew Perfect Shirt in Misty Aqua - Size S
J Crew Scout Chino in Khaki - Size 4
J Crew Crystal Snowball Necklace
J Crew Skinny Leather Belt in Glazed Hazelnut
J Crew Camille Wedges

J Crew Check Shirt in Navy - Size 6
J Crew Double Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt in Warm Jade - Size 4
J Crew Crystal Snowball Necklace
Ann Taylor Loft Irene Midheel Sandals


Thursday, July 26, 2012

OOTD 7/26/2012 - Primary Colors

Land's End Canvas End on End Blue Shirt
J Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Eyelet - Chili
J Crew Factory Layered Bright Bead Necklace
Ann Taylor Loft Irene Midheels

 Today's outfit was inspired by this J Crew catalog look:

I didn't have the yellow heels, so I brought the yellow in with the necklace and went with neutral shoes.  As for the necklace, I think I'm going to remove the fourth and shortest strand...I think it will make the necklace more wearable.

OOTD 7/25/2012 - Red Chambray


Merona for Target in Red Chambray
J Crew Factory Seersucker Pencil Skirt
J Crew Droplet Necklace in Brillant Blue
Steve Madden Red Patent Wedges


Merona for Target in Red Chambray
American Eagle Skinny Jeans in White
Forever 21 Necklace
J Crew Viv Flats in Rooftop Red

I've said it before and I'll say it again...there's nothing like a chambray shirt.  It can go from the office to the playground.  I wore mine today for work and then did a quick change before heading off to Wednesday night church services.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

OOTD 7/24/2012 - Tipped

J Crew Schoolboy in Tipped Linen - Size 4
Old Navy Striped Sweater
J Crew Double Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt in Black - Size 4
J Crew Double Strand Confetti Necklace in Black
Mossimo for Target Snakeskin Wedge Sandals (Old)

Funny how your tastes change and evolve....I used to prefer cardigans to blazers.  However, these days I seem to be reaching for the blazers more often.  I love the look of a blazer with the cuffs flipped back or the arms pushed up!  and I'm wearing them with everything from skirts to shorts.

How about you...are you a blazer girl or a cardi girl? 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Oh Tippi, You're So Fine...

...You're so fine, you blow my mind! Hey Tippi!  Hey Tippi!  Sorry, I'm a child of the eighties, I couldn't help myself.  :o)

I didn't do it intentionally, but looking back over my outfits for the last several days, they all had one common element...the tippi!

J Crew Factory Thandie in Hot Pink - Size XS
J Crew 5" Chino Shorts in Modern Red - Size 4
J Crew Skinny Leather Belt in Glazed Hazelnut
J Crew Trap Glass Necklace
J Crew Camille Wedges

Oops...Sorry, forgot the irl!
J Crew Tippi in Navy
Old Navy Bootcut Jeans in White
Ann Taylor Loft Irene Midheel Sandals

J Crew Tippi in Linen Stripe - Size XS
J Crew Double Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt in Warm Jade - Size 4
J Crew Classic Half Pave Necklace
J Crew Viv in Leopard Patent

Needless to say, I have mad love for tippi!  and I already have my next tippi acquisition in sight...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Review: Old Navy Boat-Neck Sweaters (Heart, Polka Dots and Stripes)

Hearts, Dots and Stripes, Oh My!  All some of my favorite things.  These sweaters are so cute and the price is just right!  $24.94 to be exact!  and I was able to get an additional 20% off, bringing the total of each sweater to $19.95.  Now you can't beat that with a stick!  Until 7/21 you can use code "ONNEW20" to receive the 20% discount and as always, if you order over $50 you get free shipping.

The fit is tts....I'm wearing a M in both the heart and the polka dots and a S in the stripes.  I like the fit of the small better.  It's a bit shorter, the arms fit better and it just offers a more flattering fit.  So I would say, go with your normal size.
The sweaters are boat-neck and are made of 100% cotton.  Soft cotton, might I add.  They are also lightweight without being overly thin.  Even in the white polka dot version, I was not exposed.

They offer all of these sweaters in several different colorways.  You can check out the various options here.
Have you tried these sweaters?  If so, what are your thoughts?

OOTD 7/20/2012 - Who Says Redheads Can't Wear Red/Orange

J Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt in Cerise - Size S
J Crew Bubble Necklace in Turquoise (via Ebay)
American Eagle Skinny Jeans in White - Size 4
Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal in Leopard Calf Hair

I'm not one to adhere to the fashion "do's" and "don'ts" too much...and I figure if its good enough for Nicole, then it's good enough for me.  :o)

Happy Friday!  I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: J Crew Factory Slim-Stripe Tunic Dress

It's hard for me to talk bad about my beloved stripes, but this dress did me no favors.
Let's start with the positive...it won't take long.
It's made of 100% cotton and fits tts. (I'm wearing my normal S)  The fit on top was good...the arms are somewhat fitted, so if you have muscular arms that might be an issue.

The negatives:
For me, it's too short and the fit did nothing to flatter my figure.  Also, it has the little slits on both sides...don't like that either.

Have you tried this dress?  If so, what were your thoughts?

OOTD 7/19/2012 and New Arrivals

Land's End Canvas End-on-End Shirt - Size 6
J Crew Lattice Skirt - Size 4
J Crew Teuta Peep Toe Pumps in Orange

Oh my good lord in heaven...have you seen the new arrivals for fall at J Crew?  I am in such trouble!!  

I made my first pass this morning and these are the things that jumped out at me...I couldn't even get it all on one slide.  J Crew, if you're listening...I could use that nice little 25% off everything, including new arrivals promo about now.  ;o)


  Have you perused the new arrivals?  If so, did you find anything that you liked?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

OOTD 7/18/2012 - Pops Of Color

Land's End Canvas Dot Shirt - Size S
J Crew Bubble Necklace (via Ebay)

Today is the last day for J Crew's excellent 40% off promo.  Hopefully, you've been able to pick up some great items...if not, you better hurry. 

Several of the items that I'm wearing today are available for the 40% off promo...both of which, I highly recommend.  The double serge cotton pencil skirt is available with sale pricing from $29.99 to $41.70, depending on color.  Also, the viv leather flats ring up at $77.99...what a steal!  If you're looking for a cute pair of red flats, the viv is it!

Have you been shopping J Crew's sale?  What great buys did you find? 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

OOTD 7/17/2012 - Ms. Green Jeans

J Crew Classic Half Pave Necklace
J Crew Camille Wedges

Who woulda thunk it?!  These green pants have been so versatile and perhaps one of my best spring/summer purchases.

Here are just a few of the ways that I've worn them: