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Monday, April 30, 2012

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Succulent Green and Neon Pink

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Succulent Green and Neon Pink earlier today.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these colors.  Here are a few IRL pictures:

Succulent Green: 



Please excuse the wrinkles.  I took pictures of these skirts as soon as I took them out of the bag!

Neon Pink:



What do you think of the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Succulent Green and Neon Pink?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, April 29, 2012

OOTD: Catching Up

Hi Everyone!

This is just a quick post with my OOTD from last Sunday, yesterday, and today:


Here is the outfit that I wore to church today.  I just realized that my sweater is twisted in this picture--oops:


I LOVE the J. Crew Sunshine Peonies Pencil Skirt; it's one of my all time favorite J. Crew skirts!


Here's what I wore to do a little Saturday shopping at J. Crew yesterday (I'll post reviews tomorrow):


I can't remember the name of this J. Crew jacket, but it's super comfortable, and the shirt is a J. Crew perfect shirt.

And, finally, here is a picture featuring the outfit that I wore to church last Sunday.  The jacket is the Anthropologie Constructed Swing Jacket:


Here is the back of the jacket:


I hope that everyone is having a great Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!
 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

J. Crew Recent Images


Hi Everyone!


As I've said before, I'm always inspired by mannequins in J. Crew retail stores, as well as J. Crew website images.  So, I thought that I'd post a few of my favorite recent J. Crew images:


The image above is from the San Francisco Westfield Centre J. Crew.  This image features the lovely Gondola Stripe Jacket with the Foulard Capri Pants.  


Earlier today, I stopped by the retail store to check out the new arrivals (reviews are coming up this weekend!).  I snapped the following image while in the store:


I LOVE the Raj Paisley print and I really like how it's styled in this image.  The shirt under the sweater has pink and white stripes.

I also really like the three looks in the following image from the "Looks We Love" section of the website:





Finally, I received the following image in an email earlier today.  I LOVE this pink linen perfect shirt!  Here's the image:









What do you think of these images?  Do tell!


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

J. Crew Pencil Skirts

Hi Everyone!

By now, you know that I LOVE J. Crew Pencil Skirts!  Here's the link to a blog post in which I proclaim my love for pencil skirts.  So, today, based on comments from my recent pencil skirt posts, I thought that I'd show pictures of my pencil skirt collection.  I'm almost embarrassed to admit how many J. Crew pencil skirts I own, but hey, I'm among friends, so here it goes:


Most of my No. 2 Pencil Skirts in Double-Serge Wool are near the back in this picture:



I really need to reorganize my closet, so pardon the mess!  I'm hoping to find slimmer pant/skirt hangers that will make hanging skirts less cumbersome.

There you have it, I LOVE my pencil skirts!  Do you love one clothing item more than the other?  Do tell!

Also, I'm super grateful to My4Boys of the wonderful blog Tweed and Toile and Ina of the wonderful blog Ina in Wonderland for awarding me the Sunshine Award.  Both of you ladies are SUPER sweet!  I will post my responses and blog picks shortly!

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




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Seersucker

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Seersucker earlier today.  Here are a few IRL pictures:




The print gets fuzzy in the second picture here.  I have the Seersucker pencil skirt from last year, so I placed it side-by-side with the current version to show the difference.  The current version of the seersucker is darker than the 2011 version.  So, you know I'm keeping the current version, LOL.  Here is the side-by-side picture.  The current version is on the right:


 I LOVE a cute pencil skirt!  As the wonderful ajc points out in my last review post, I've never met a J. Crew pencil skirt that I didn't like (unless it's not offered in my size, LOL)!!! 

Here's how I intend to style the current version of this skirt:


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

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2012

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Neon Tweed and No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Neon Tweed and the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral earlier today.  I LOVE both of these skirts.  Here are a few IRL pictures:


And, here are a few IRL pictures of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral:




I knew that I had to have this skirt after seeing it on the lovely ajc HERE.

What do you think of the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Neon Tweed and the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral?  Do tell!

p.s.  I have a review of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Seersucker scheduled for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2012

A few Anthropologie Reviews

Hi Everyone!

Without question, J. Crew is my favorite store.  Next to J. Crew, Anthropologie is my favorite store.  Unfortunately, we don't have an Anthropologie where I live.  So, I rely heavily on Anthro blogs to help me with sizing, and to determine which I items I want to try on/scope out when I'm traveling.  After seeing Jenni's review of the Fresh as Air Top or Braxton Top and the Ampay Necklace HERE, I knew that I wanted to try these items, and boy am I glad that I did.  I'm a sucker for polka dots and super cute necklaces!  Here are a few IRL pictures of the necklace and top:



I haven't mastered the art of taking my own pictures, so I apologize for this blurry image.  Here is another quick snap that my wonderful husband took:



So, I need your help:  is this top too cropped for me?  Please weigh in!

I also grabbed a necklace I've been eyeing on the website for weeks, the Hollowed Harmonics Necklace.  Here is an IRL picture:



Finally, I knew that I had to have the Paso Fino Sandals seen below when I saw the wonderful Roxy review these shoes on her amazing blog, Effortless Anthropologie HERE.




I was able to grab these shoes when I was in San Francisco last week, and I had them shipped to me.  Upon arrival, however, I realized that these shoes are not going to work for me.   Here are a few IRL pictures of the shoes that demonstrate that they're too big in the back, and that my toe is too close to the front/edge:




These shoes are going back, unfortunately.

What do you think of these Anthropologie items?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 19, 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.  I'm loving a lot of the new items!  Here's what I'm loving:

The Cotton-Silk Perfect Shirt in Raj Paisley:


I LOVE the Raj Paisley print; the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in this print is absolutely divine!  Check out my review of the pencil skirt HERE.  

The next four items I'm loving are all pencil skirts, of course!  I'm all over the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral:


I LOVE this vibrant print!  And, I'm also loving the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Neon Tweed:



And, I'm also loving the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Seersucker:



I LOVE how this skirt is styled on the website!  I love the stripes on stripes.

The Naomi Top in Polka Dot is super cute.  I am a sucker for stripes and polka dots:


Finally, I'm loving the Silk Bow Cami in Stripe:



I LOVE the pop of color in this top!

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

J. Crew Tippi Sweater in Linen Stripe and Popover in Cerise Ikat

Hi Everyone!

I've wanted the Tippi Sweater in Linen Stripe since it appeared on the J. Crew website.  This sweater sold out quickly, but my online personal shopper was able to find it in a retail store.  Here is an IRL picture of the sweater:


I LOVE this sweater!!  I plan to wear the sweater with the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Light Rose like it is styled on the website here:


I layer tops, so I will add the 3/4 sleeve stretch perfect shirt in white underneath this sweater.  Check out this lovely sweater on the wonderful Closet Crisis HERE.  

And, here is an IRL picture of the Popover in Cerise Ikat.  I love this print.  


My husband says that he likes the shirt, but that I'd definitely need to wear a blazer over it.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

What do you think of the J. Crew Tippi Sweater in Linen Stripe and the Popover in Cerise Ikat?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!







J. Crew Factory Skirts

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew Factory Skirts I posted about last week while I was away at a conference.  I had the skirts shipped to my retail personal shopper, and I couldn't wait to grab them out of her hands yesterday!  Here are a few IRL pictures of the skirts:


I LOVE the Casbah print, so I had to have this skirt when my factory personal shopper told me about it.  See this beautiful skirt on the wonderful AudreyBella HERE and the lovely My4Boys HERE.

And, here is another lovely floral factory skirt:


What do you think of these 2 J. Crew Factory Pencil Skirts?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

J. Crew Bauble Cascade Necklace, Crystal Cupcake Necklace, and Carnation Necklace

Hi Everyone!

I've really been loving J. Crew jewelry lately.  I was able to grab a few jewelry pieces I've been eyeing during a recent trip to San Francisco.  I LOVE the Bauble Cascade Necklace; here is an IRL picture:


I knew that I had to have the Bauble Cascade Necklace when I saw Slastena's wonderful "Return of the Bauble" post HERE and Suzy's wonderful review of the necklace HERE.

Also, here is the Crystal Cupcake Necklace, which I adore:



I really like this necklace and the pop of color it will add to an outfit.

Finally, I've been hoping to see the Carnation Necklace in a store, so I was super happy to see it in the jewelry case at Westfield Centre in San Francisco.  I love this necklace too:


I really like how all of these necklaces add a little something extra to an outfit.  I can't wait to wear them!

What do you think of the J. Crew Bauble Cascade, Crystal Cupcake, and Carnation Necklaces?  Do tell!

p.s. I have reviews of the J. Crew Factory skirts I posted about last week scheduled for tomorrow.  I'll post a review of the Linen Tippi in Stripe and the Popover in Cerise Ikat, as well as a few Anthropologie reviews later this week.

Thanks for stopping by!






Saturday, April 14, 2012

J. Crew Store Styling Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

I often get great styling ideas from J. Crew store windows and mannequins.  So, this is a quick post featuring a few of the snapshots I've taken recently.  The first image features two items I love:  the blue and white gingham perfect shirt with the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton in Light Rose.  I'm looking forward to wearing this outfit combination soon:



The next image features the Warm Jade Cafe Capri pants paired with the Jacquard Popover.  I love how the polka-dots really make the blue and green pop in this outfit, and although I can't wear the polka-dot dress, I love it too:


The last two images are from the San Francisco Market Street Westfield Centre Store (I love this store!!!!):


The Gondola Stripe Tee is a super versatile shirt.  I love how this shirt is paired with the Azalea necklace on the J. Crew website, but as this picture demonstrates, this top also works well with the wonderful Crystal Pinwheel Necklace.  

I LOVE the Tippi Sweater featured in the following photo.  My only concern is that the natural/tan color of the sweater washes me out.  I'm wondering if breaking the sweater up with a bright color shirt underneath would make me feel better.  Here's an image of the sweater featuring a bright shirt underneath:


What do you think of these J. Crew store images?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!