Monday, September 30, 2013

Neutrals & A New Handbag

I have been loving neutrals lately.  I haven't been posting daily photos because I've been wearing a lot of gray, black, camel, and navy and for some reason that seems so uninspired.  I ran across this handbag at the Kate Spade Outlet this week-end.  I definitely DID NOT need another handbag, but 50% off plus 10% off brought the grand total to $58.  How could I not buy it?!

Happy Monday!

J. Crew Tippi Sweater
J. Crew Café Capris
J. Crew Belt
Necklace via TJ Maxx
Nine West Pumps via Piperlime
Kate Spade Handbag
Revlon Nail Polish in Delicious

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My Gorgeous New Necklace

Hi, guys.  You have to check out this new website I found Benevolent Jewels.  I ordered this necklace last week and it arrived today.  I ordered it on Tuesday, it shipped on Thursday, and I received it today!  How awesome is that?!  The quality is superb!!  And this necklace was only $25.50 plus $5 shipping.  I ordered the Magenta color and it is a deep red/burgundy color.

And until November 13th 20% of their profits go to Unity for a Solution.

BTW this is not a paid endorsement.  I was just so excited I had to share!  See ya - I'm going to order more......

Gorgeous and High Quality
Only $25.50

Free Koozie with purchase

Super cute packaging!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pink & Brown

My J. Crew Safari Cat items are some of my favorites.  I have the café capris, the Tessa top, and the pencil skirt.  And they are all still in constant rotation.

J. Crew Tippi Sweater
J. Crew Safari Cat Café Capris
J. Crew Necklace & Earrings
J. Crew Belt
Guess Pumps

Monday, September 16, 2013

It Does Match

I've been wearing clothes for almost 50 years and sometimes I still worry that people will think my clothes don't match.  In my mind they are thinking:  "Does she own a mirror?"  "Did she get dressed in the dark this morning?"

In order to avoid this I always try to duplicate colors in my outfit.  There is a small mint stripe in the argyle of this sweater that match the skirt.  The necklaces match the greens in the sweater.  The shoes match the base of the sweater.  You get the picture.  It's all very complicated.

J. Crew Cardigan (old)
White House Black Market Tee
J. Crew #2 Pencil Skirt
Mint Necklace & Earrings via TJ Maxx
J Crew Neon Necklace
INC Pumps via Macys

Thursday, September 12, 2013


My normal instinct would be to wear neutral pumps with this outfit.  Or maybe gold.  But I read that wearing black with pastels grounds them and makes them less "sweet".  I like it.  What do you think?

J. Crew Anchor Button Cardigan
White House Black Market Tee
J. Crew #2 Pencil Skirt
Nine West Pumps

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cheating on J. with Ann

Okay, how cute are these capris from Ann Taylor?  I got 1 million compliments today.  Really, I counted.  I haven't shopped at Ann Taylor in ages and in the last month I bought these pants and 3 pairs of shoes.  J. Crew is still my number one, but I'm loving Ann lately too.

I guess I could do a review while I'm at it..... I usually wear a size 2 in J. Crew café capris and these are a 4.  So I would say they run small.  They are fully lined.  Yes, fully lined at a retail price of $98.  You know Ann - she runs 30% and 40% off all the time.  I paid $65 for these.  J. Crew would slap "Collection" on them and charge $300.  No front pockets which made me sad UNTIL so many people said how thin I looked.  No more pockets for me, ever.
Gap Shirt
Ann Taylor Floral Leopard Capris
Charming Charlie Necklace
Nine West Pumps

Monday, September 9, 2013

More Polka Dots

I love polka dots!  I've had these Kate Spade Polka Dot pumps for quite awhile now.  Over Labor Day week-end while shopping at the Kate Spade Outlet, what did I find but the matching handbag!  It was destiny.  I understand that we are not supposed to match our handbags to our shoes, but hey, I'm old.  I can do what I want.

I'm also wearing the J. Crew #2 Pencil Skirt in Academic Green and the J. Crew Silk Ruffle Top in Ivory.

J. Crew Silk Ruffle Top
J. Crew #2 Pencil Skirt in Academic Green
Necklace via TJ Maxx
Kate Spade Pumps

Sunday, September 8, 2013

French Critter Tee

No, it's not the beloved J Crew French Hen tee.  I found this super cute critter tee from Joe Fresh at  So cute!  The writing behind the puppy is in French.  I have no idea what it says.  His little crown has some glitter on it.  I've named him Prince Jorge :).  It is 100% cotton and is currently on sale for $13.99.  I got mine for $11 or so with a coupon I had last week.

I also picked up the Joe Fresh Denim Shirt below.  All sizes are currently available and it's on sale for $20.99.  I used the coupon on this too and go it for like $16.   I was going to return it since I really don't need it, but I just love the placement of the worn/lighter areas and the dark stitching.  This is my 9th chambray/denim shirt.  BUT it is my first popover (it doesn't button all the way down).  Don't judge.

Joe Fresh Graphic Crewneck via JC Penney

Joe Fresh Tee
J. Crew Lightweight Bermuda Shorts
J. Crew Belt

Joe Fresh Denim Shirt