Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It's like being queen for the day...I just love this v-neck- J.Crew Slub Cotton Imperial Tee. It fits a bit bigger, so I sized down to an xs. I wore it with FiFi Merino Cardigan in black, which I love, because of the girlish ruffles. Fifi is perfect- Size small, because I don't like my cardigans too tight. I also pulled out of my closet, the black felted mini skirt from last year (staples, ladies, this is a staple item)- which kinda looks like the bistro skirt from this season- hey, black is black and a mini is a mini...
The ombre scarf is another must have. I love wearing this scarf because it's silky and purple. You can't really go wrong. I've paired it with saffron, yellows, oranges and I'll tell you what...it's a keeper!
Monday, September 28, 2009
So you're looking to glam up your wardrobe a bit...but not have to revamp the whole thing. It's so easy. Invest this cute top (I have the black one- black on black sequins). Wear a white button up shirt underneath, grab some old blue jeans and make what was once old...new again.
It's kind of a fun look, and with the right simple accessories, you can really put some elegance into your look with not a whole lot of effort.
I love my J.Crew Belle Satchel. It holds just the same amount of stuff that my J.Crew Uptown Tote holds and it's shiny, so I can get away with carrying an offwhite purse, without the look and feel of a little old lady. Not old like any of us, but old...like our mom's and grannies...haha. I have one listed, so get one before it's gone (copy and paste the link):
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I am so ready for it to get cold. How ready? I crank my A/C in the office down to 68.5 degrees. It would be 55 by choice if I could get it lower, and then I can justify wearing a snow coat to work in California. Don't get me wrong, I'm horrid in the cold when it comes time to winter, and I'm crying like a baby because it's 60 in So Cali.
This is the J.Crew Fleur de lis Cardigan. I hesitated keeping this because of the fact that I have so many cardigans, but I was sold on the fleur de lis design. I must really miss Fall 2007!
This runs a little big, so I sized down and felt monochromatic clothing would serve it well. Black tissue turtleneck with the j.crew black resin rinse toothpick jeans. I do love these jeans. Because I'm in love with my toothpicks this season, I've found no reason to ever click on the pants/denim/cords button on the jcrew site. I also have these in the midnight wash and think they're fabulous.
The color of this cardi is driftwood, which is a dark straw color, and the jewels just make you feel a bit fancier. Minimal jewelry because it already comes with so much bling.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
So...it's officially Fall. Which means, I'm done wearing all the loud bright colors of summer...bring on the muted rich tones of the season! The J.Crew Eyelash Lace Cami/Tank is every bit of lovely and romantic. The best part about this top is the color, which is a tan/taupe color that went really well with my snow colored cashmere cardigan, black minnie pants and black patent flats. I can totally imagine wearing this with some dark greens, deep aubergine, dark purples, navy...and I'm sure it would look really stunning with cords and heels. A very versatile top.
I also love my J.Crew Opera Length Pearls. Talk about a piece I wear every day. I'm not so into the costume jewelry myself (because where would I start and where would it end??), but I like certain static pieces that are timeless. I double twist this strand to make it a double strand, but when I'm sporting my Frances Camis, I triple strand them so that it is more like a loose choker.
This is one of those pretty tops that I'm sure will get plenty of wear down the road! It fits true to size- I opted for a size 2, because that was the only one left- lucky me it worked for me! :)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
OK- so sometimes, I feel blah. Why? Because I stuffed myself with too many desserts, good food and found no time (MADE no time) to go workout. So, come Tuesday morning after a long weekend, I'm not in the mood for toothpick jeans that snicker at me when I try to pull them on. Second skin on a hot day when I'm feeling tubby, just doesn't work.
So, feeling my lumberjack best, I threw together this chambray shirt (which has the prettiest sheen), my golden hickory capri's, ($20 at jcrew now), and my man scarf (also from jcrew), I was good to go.
How do I feel? Pretty. Boyish pretty. Sometimes a girl just needs a break from girl clothes. Believe me, this is one cool outfit. I love it!