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