Friday, December 14, 2012

These are a few of my favorite things....

Leopard, chambray, and floral.... Put them all together and you have one of my favorite outfits.

Happy Friday!

Ralph Lauren Chambray Ruffle Shirt
J. Crew Cafe Capris
Express Leopard Belt
BCBG Leopard Pumps

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mr. Green Jeans

Okay, the title of this post is totally misleading.  I am not a Mr. and these are not jeans, but this is all I could think of for this one :).  Totally off topic, but did you watch Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans when you were a kid?

The pants are the J. Crew Wool Cafe Capris in Dublin Green on sale online for $49.99 minus 25%.  They may be cheaper in-store and I think the stores are still running 30% off.  I will definitely wear this color into Spring and Summer so they are well worth the price.

J. Crew Wool Cafe Capris
J. Crew Sweater Vest
Gap Polka Dot Shirt
J. Crew Critter Necklace
Nine West Patent Pumps

Monday, December 10, 2012

J. Crew Colorblock Top in Stripe

I never noticed this top when it was $68, but when it dropped to $39.99 I took notice.  And when it dropped to $29.99 with 30% off, it became mine.  I purchased both colorways and really, REALLY like them.  The dark stripe in this fuchsia one is really navy, but I wore it with black pants and accessories so don't tell anyone :).

There is still a full range of sizes in both colorways available online - $29.99 plus 25% off and free shipping.  What a deal!

J. Crew Colorblock Top in Stripe
Gap Pants
Guess Pumps
J. Crew Belt
J. Crew Necklace

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Pantone Announces 2013 Color of the Year:


This news makes me happy.  I have green eyes and wearing green always makes them look even greener.  J. Crew has some great green items to help you start 2013 in style - from super pricey to super cheap.

Collection pencil skirt in tile sequin

Café capri in wool
was $128.00
Now $49.99 plus 30% off in-stores

Indian voile popover

Perfect-fit long-sleeve tee
was $26.50
select colors $14.99
2 for $40

Perfect shirt in mini-gingham
was $78.00
select colors $49.99
I purchased this color (dublin green) in-store for $29.99 plus 30% off.

Friday, December 7, 2012

J. Crew & J. Crew Factory Sale PSA

Hi.  I've had the flu all week and haven't been blogging, but I did take time to go to J. Crew and J. Crew Factory to check out the sales yesterday.  I asked about the additional 25% or 30% off in-store, but was told that was an online promotion only - so no stacking of discounts :(.

First the Factory....  my store was sadly very empty looking.  The SA said they would be re-stocking and getting new items next Tuesday.  They had and extra 50% off the small sale section and there were awesome bargains on the wool skimmers!!

The plaid ones that are $84.50 online were $25 in store - sadly, they only had a size 10 left.  The solid colors that are $39.50 online were $15-$20 in-store.  I picked up the deep peri for $15 and the camel and maraschino cherry for $20 each.  They had lots of the deep peri and bright dahlia on the sales rack.

The Factory Wool Skimmer Pants fit just like the retail Cafe Capris IMO, but THEY ARE LINED!!!  Love it!

$39.50 online - $19.97 in-store

My retail store had a HUGE sale section with a full range of sizes in most items and were running 30% off sale (final sale, of course).  I have done some heavy duty online ordering during the recent 30% off sales (with no final sale - YIPPEE) and as usual some prices were better in store.

I had ordered the Tippi in Multi-Color Stripe online to try and I love it.  It is $79.50 online and $59.99 (before the 30% off) in-store.  It is dark navy with mint green and lavender stripes.  It goes great with both the Sterling Skirt in Sheer Mint and the Cafe Capris in Iced Lilac.  The fit is the same as the solid color Tippis.

J. Crew Tippi in Multicolor Stripe
I had ordered the Colorblock Top in Stripe online to try with the no final sale.  They are $29.99 (before the 30% off) both in-store and online with final sale in-store, but not online.  These tops are great!  They are heavy weight and I like the exposed zipper in the back.  The fuchsia stripe pairs well with navy, black, ivory, and bright dahlia.  The "fuchsia" stripe is an almost exact match to my bright dahlia cafe capris.  The navy stripe pairs with navy, orange, ivory, and is a perfect match to the #2 Cotton Pencil Skirt in Heather Burgundy.  I typically wear a small in J. Crew tops or a 4 in numeric sizing and the size small in this top fit perfectly.

J. Crew Colorblock Top in Fuchsia

J. Crew Colorblock Top in Navy

Monday, December 3, 2012

Neutrals with a P.O.P.

These bright pink shoes have been languishing in my closet for a few months now.  I just haven't had the nerve to wear them out of the house.  Today was the day.  I'm feeling under the weather so these bright pink shoes were the perfect pick-me-up.

J. Crew Sandwashed Silk Pocket Tee
J. Crew Safari Cat Pencil Skirt
Steve Madden Pumps
Kate Spade Earrings

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Critter Craze for Cheap

I like the critters, but not enough to pay J. Crew prices for them.  I bought this puppy sweater at Macy's on sale for $12.  I think it is super cute with the fuschia sequin collar.  AND it is 100% cotton (!) These shorts I bought from J. Crew during the 30% off sale - $13.99.  Pretty cute outfit IMO for $26 bucks!

Dog Sweater via Macy's
J. Crew Bermuda Shorts
J. Crew Black Patent Belt
Target Black Patent Sandals

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pastel Purple & Mirror Metallic

I love these iced lilac J. Crew Cafe Capris.  They are currently on promo online for $98 but they are cheaper in store.  I also picked up this  J. Crew Tippi Sweater in Multi Color Stripe during the last 30% off sale.  The sweater is still on sale and available in most sizes.  The colors in the sweater are navy, mint, and lilac.  I also plan to wear it with my mint Sterling Skirt.

J. Crew Tippi Sweater
J. Crew Cafe Capri
The Limited Belt
Guess Pumps

Thursday, November 29, 2012

J. Crew Paisley.... again

I finally found this skirt on ebay and it was NWT.  YIPPEE!!  I couldn't wait to wear it!  I had this pattern in the retail linen pencil skirt version and in the pleat-front skirt factory version, but they no longer fit.  I have been wanting a skirt in this pattern in my size forever.  Anyone remember the name of this pattern?

J. Crew Tippi Sweater
J. Crew Factory Pencil Skirt
Guess Pumps
Kate Spade Necklace & Earrings

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Plaid & Paisley Pattern Play

I had planned to wear my J. Crew Raj Paisley skirt today with a chambray shirt (per usual), but after seeing Alice's outfit, I decided not to be a total copycat.  Her polka dot chambray shirt looks awesome with the skirt and inspired me to try a pattern with the skirt too.  I just purchased this J. Crew Mini Gingham Shirt in Dark Poppy during the recent 30% off sale.  I missed out on the red gingham shirt last year so I grabbed this one fast.

It is so funny that it took me forever to purchase this skirt because I thought it looked too patriotic and that I would be limited with tops to wear with it.  I am so glad I finally caved because it is one of my favorite J. Crew skirts and I have no problem finding different tops to wear it with.

J. Crew Mini Gingham Shirt in Dark Poppy
J. Crew Raj Paisley Pencil Skirt
Guess Pumps

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mmmmminty Fresh - J. Crew Sterling Skirt

This is my first J. Crew Sterling Skirt and I love, love, love it!  I don't have any of the wool skirts, but I made an exception with this one because of the color.  I am loving pastels for fall and this is no exception.  It fits true to size - I wear a 2 in the #2  pencil skirts and this is a 2 as well.  If you are interested, it looks like they are still available in several sizes (and Petites) and 30% off.

Gap Cotton Sweater
J. Crew Sterling Skirt - Sheer Mint
Guess Pumps
Kate Spade Necklace

Friday, November 16, 2012

Old Man Pants

These plaid pants from the J. Crew Factory remind me of something my grandpa would wear.  I feminized them with the ribbon necklace and platform pumps.  I love all the fall colors in these pants and I know I will be able to style them lots of different ways.  I got them on super sale for $18!!! and they are lined!!!

Don't forget that on November 21st EVERYTHING at the factory store is 50% off and if you got the coupon in the mail, you can get an extra $25 off $125 or $30 off over $125.  See you at the Factory Store on November 21st :).

J. Crew Tippi Sweater in Heather Burgundy
J. Crew Factory Plaid Skimmer
J. Crew Necklace
J.C. Penney Gray Patent Belt
Guess Gray Patent Pumps

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Golden Roses

My entire outfit today is from the J. Crew Factory.  I like that if I miss out on a retail item (like this skirt) I can sometimes catch it at the Factory. 

J. Crew Factory Sweater
J. Crew Factory Golden Roses Skirt
J. Crew Factory Necklace
Guess Pumps