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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Review: J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Fanfare

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Fanfare today.  I really like this print! Here are a few IRL pics:





Here is a closer picture of the print:


I really like the fanfare print on a skirt.  Earlier today I tried on the Fanfare jacket, and I wasn't a fan of the print close to my face.

What do you think of the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Fanfare?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 30, 2012

J. Crew Tippi Sweater

Hi Everyone!

My dear readers, I have a confession:  I buy multiples.  Yes, I'm the girl who finds something that she likes and buys it in a variety of colors, especially J. Crew Pencil Skirts.  Initially, my J. Crew go to sweater was the Jackie; however, I adore the Tippi Sweater.  I'm super grateful that J. Crew continues to release new vibrant colors of the Tippi, and I'm hoping that the Tippi will become a J. Crew staple like the Jackie cardigan.  I love the Tippi sweater because I can layer it effortlessly, and because it fits into my wardrobe easily.




I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I own *almost* every color of the Tippi.  Oh well, it doesn't matter, I've done enough confessing for one day!

Do you buy multiples?  Do tell!

p.s.  I have reviews of the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Cotton in Light Rose and the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Fanfare coming up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

OOTD: J. Crew Heart Me Sweater and Blogger Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!  Here's the outfit that I wore to church today.  The outfit is inspired by the wonderful Rose of the lovely 1 More Shopping Blog and a post she did here.  Rose's outfits are always super cute.  I had been struggling with how to style the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Harvest Tweed, so I decided to emulate Rose's super cute outfit.  Here are a few pictures:


I really like the Heart Me Sweater.  Indeed, I like it so much that I grabbed the Navy/Green version too.  I would have grabbed the Heather Acorn version, but light browns don't match my skin tone well.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate you being here!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

J. Crew New Arrivals: What I'm Loving!

Hi Everyone!

I was super excited to see the new arrivals on the J. Crew website this morning!  Here's what I'm loving:

I love a super cute pencil skirt, so my first favorites are skirts:

I really like the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Cotton in Light Rose.  I grabbed this color, and I love how it's paired with stripes on the website.  I live in pencil skirts so I'm happy to see that J. Crew continues to release more colors of this skirt!  My online personal shopper said that this skirt will also be available in the Succulent Green color, as well as a few other colors.  Yes!



I'm also loving the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Fanfare:


I was hoping to see the Silk Boy Shirt in Heart Throb when I visited my retail store earlier this week; however, they didn't receive it.  I really like this shirt, but I want to see it in person to make sure that the print isn't overwhelming:



I'm also loving the Natasha Top in Watercolor Floral seen here:

Finally, I'm loving the Schoolboy Blazer in Herringbone in Neon Pink:


That's my list of loves!  What J. Crew new arrivals are you loving?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

J. Crew New Arrivals: What I'm Loving!

Monday, January 23, 2012

J. Crew New Arrivals: Peyton Popover in Stripe Crepe De Chine

Hi Everyone!

I stopped by the J. Crew retail store today to take a peek at the new arrivals.  I love all of the springy vibrant colors!  A couple of things caught my eye.  I grabbed the Peyton Popover in Stripe Crepe De Chine in Green/Navy pictured below:


I really like this shirt; it's paired with purple in the new catalog--the look is gorgeous!

There were other great new arrivals that I will discuss in another post.  I will note that I am super disappointed that one of the No. 2 Pencil Skirts I was really looking forward to grabbing, the Gardenshade Floral in Admiral Blue, does not come in my size.  I cannot stress how irritating it is that J. Crew does not offer size 14 skirts in retail stores, and that the No. 2 Pencil Skirt does not come in size 14 in all patterns.  Sorry for the vent.

What do you think of the Peyton Popover in Stripe Crepe De Chine in Green/Navy?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Review: Banana Republic Polka Dot Pencil Skirt

Hi Everyone!

The Banana Republic Polka Dot Pencil Skirt has received a lot of love in the blog world.  Count me in on the love for this skirt!!!  Here are a few IRL pictures of the skirt:


I can think of several outfit combinations for this lovely skirt, including pairing it with the gorgeous Banana Republic Pink Trench.

See this lovely skirt on the following lovely bloggers:  Rose of the wonderful 1 More Shopping Blog here and M of the wonderful Shopping with M here.

What do you think of the Banana Republic Polka Dot Pencil Skirt?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: J. Crew Factory Pencil Skirt in Byzantine Blue

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew Factory Pencil Skirt in Byzantine Blue earlier this week.  I LOVE this vibrant color!  Here are a few IRL pictures:


Here is a picture of the inside lining of the skirt:


I think that this skirt is very sturdy; I am very happy with the quality.  I will get a lot of wear out of this beauty!  What do you think of this skirt?  Do tell!  See this skirt on the lovely AudreyBella of the wonderful blog Life is Short...Buy the shoes here.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Please Help!!: J. Crew Sterling Skirt

Hi Everyone!

I have a question about fit, and I need some help!  I ordered the J. Crew Sterling Skirt earlier this week.  I LOVE the skirt; the material is sturdy and very well-made.  I'm concerned, however, about the fit.  My wonderful husband thinks that there is too much material in the back, but I think that's because I typically wear pencil skirts.  Here is a quick pic of the back of the skirt (please excuse the fuzzy cell phone image and the bathroom):



What do you think about how the J. Crew Sterling Skirt fits me?  Please share!

Thanks for your help!  And, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 16, 2012

J. Crew New Arrivals: What I'm Loving and an OOTD

Hi Everyone!

I'm really loving the new arrivals on the J. Crew website, specifically the bright colors and stripes!  Here's what I'm loving:

I love the vibrant colors in the Colorblocked Stripe long-sleeve tee in cerise; this tee is so versatile and cute!  I sized-up so that I can wear a chambray denim shirt underneath the tee.


I'm also loving the Cece Leather Ballet Flats in Gallery Green.  I saw these in the retail store last week; the color is vibrant and pretty:


Finally, I'm loving the Space-dyed Cardigan in Space dye royal:

What J. Crew new arrivals are you loving?  Do tell!

P.S.  Stop by Angie's wonderful blog, Angie's Closet to enter her great giveaway here.

Finally, here is an all J. Crew OOTD from last Wednesday, the first day of classes.  I promise that I got dressed every other day of the week too!:


Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate you being here!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Review: J. Crew Viv Flats in Henna

Hi Everyone!

I was super excited to get the J. Crew Viv Flats in Henna today.  I LOVE these shoes!!  Here are a few IRL pictures of the shoes:




See the J. Crew Viv Flats in Henna on the wonderful Dinster on her lovely blog, Shopping On the Fly here.

What do you think of the J. Crew Viv Flats?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Review: J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Waterfloral

Hi Everyone!

I was super excited to get the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Waterfloral last week.  I really like the pattern of this skirt.  Here are a few IRL pictures:


I love the idea of pairing this skirt with the Royal color Blythe Blouse in Silk as seen in the following website image:


I LOVE this image!

What do you think of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Waterfloral?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate you being here!


Review: J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton-- Warm Jade

Hi Everyone!

I was super excited to see J. Crew offer the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in the gorgeous Warm Jade color.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE beautiful shades of green.  This skirt does not disappoint.  Here are a few IRL pictures of the skirt:



I can't wait to style this wonderful skirt!!  See the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Warm Jade on AudreyBella on her wonderful blog, Life is Short...Buy the shoes here.

What do you think of the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Warm Jade?  Do tell!

I will end this post with 2 pictures that reflect my effort to be a better wife in 2012.  One way that I hope to be a better wife is by affirming my wonderful hubby daily.  What better way to do that than by wearing a t-shirt that says it all?


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review: J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Basket-Weave Tweed

Hi Everyone!

I LOVE the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Basket-Weave Tweed in both colors, the Marine Blue and Grass Green.  I was super excited to get the skirts this week after hearing Whitney's glowing review on the JCA Reviews thread earlier this week.

I live in pencil skirts; I LOVE the pattern/color of these tweed skirts.  Here are a few IRL pictures of both colors:

Marine Blue:


Grass Green:



See the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Basket-Weave Tweed on the lovely Whitney on her wonderful blog, Only Boring People are Bored here.

What do you think of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Basket-Weave Tweed?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

J. Crew January Jewelry and Shoes Wishlist

Hi Everyone!

I've been eyeing a few pieces of jewelry and some shoes from the most recent J. Crew roll out.  Here are the J. Crew jewelry items on my January wishlist:

I'm a sucker for the bubble necklace.  I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I already own the sweet papaya, modern red, and black colors of this necklace.  That doesn't stop me from wanting this beautiful necklace in the turquoise color too:


I'm also eyeing the Palm Springs Beaded Necklace:


I really like this necklace.  I can think of several ways to wear it.  See shopwithm's review of this necklace on her wonderful blog, Shopping with M, here.

Now, for the shoes:

I LOVE the Viv Flats in the henna color seen here:


These shoes are adorable!  See the Viv Flats on Dinster on her wonderful blog, Shopping on the Fly, here.

Finally, I LOVE the Classic Leather Ballet Flats in Soft Fuchsia seen here:


That's my J. Crew jewelry/shoes wishlist for January!  Whew!  What is on your wishlist?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Camera, and the J. Crew Hacking Jacket!

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!!!  I'm really looking forward to an exciting year in 2012.  I'm not really a resolutions person because I create daily goals; however, I do have 2 goals for 2012.  First, I am determined to finish my tenure book.  Secondly, I am determined to be a better wife.  What are your goals for 2012?

Now for an upcoming OOTD:  I was super excited to get a new camera yesterday thanks to my amazing husband!  I am really looking forward to clearer OOTD pictures and fitting room reviews.  Here are a few pictures of the J. Crew Hacking Jacket in Tipped Double-Serge Wool in Pearl Grey paired with the Boy Shirt in Stripe Crepe de Chine in Navy:

I've wanted to recreate this outfit since seeing Marissa Webb wearing it in the following image:



What do you think of this outfit?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!  I really appreciate you being here!