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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Giveaway Winner!


Hi Everyone!

Thanks SO much for entering the 25.00 J. Crew Gift Card Giveaway!  I really enjoyed reading about your favorite J. Crew purchases, and I have a post about my J. Crew favorites scheduled for this weekend.

The winner is Small Town Gal!  See a snapshot of the Random Number Generator Below:



Congrats, Small Town Gal!  I am sending you an email now to verify receipt before I send the e-gift card!

Thanks again for reading my blog!  I have several more exciting giveaways coming up!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

J. Crew Store Styling Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

This is a quick post with a few store images I snapped recently.  Here are the images:


What do you think of these images?  Do tell!

p.s.  Don't forget to enter the $25.00 J. Crew gift card giveaway that ends this Thursday, May 31.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

J. Crew Double-Strand Seahorse Necklace

Hi Everyone!

I stopped by the J. Crew retail store earlier today to grab the Double-Strand Seahorse Necklace.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this necklace.  Here are a few IRL pictures:



What do you think of the J. Crew Double-Strand Seahorse Necklace?   Do tell!  I've really been loving J. Crew jewelry this season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Porcelain Paisley

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Porcelain Paisley earlier today.  I've wanted this skirt since I saw it on the lovely ajc HERE.  

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this skirt. Here are a few IRL pictures:


See the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Porcelain Paisley on the following lovely bloggers:  Rose and AudreyBella  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I didn't miss anyone else who has reviewed this skirt.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Giveaway Time!

Hi Everyone!

I've reached the 100+ follower mark!  So, I thought I'd celebrate by giving away a $25.00 J. Crew Gift Card.


Here are the details about how to enter the giveaway:

1.  Follow this blog publicly via Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin'
2.   Leave a comment on this post telling me how you follow my blog.  Also, tell me and the other blog readers your favorite/most memorable J. Crew purchase.  Please include your email address in the comment.
3.  Blog about this contest for an extra entry and link to your blog post in the comments section

The Giveaway closes on Thursday, May 31, 2012.  I will announce the winner on Thursday, May 31 and send an e-gift card to the winner on Thursday as well!

Thanks SO much for reading my blog.  I really appreciate it!

Monday, May 21, 2012

J. Crew Bubble Necklace in Neon Azalea and Schoolboy Blazer in Linen

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew Neon Azalea Bubble Necklace and the White Schoolboy Blazer in Linen yesterday.  I LOVE both of these items.  Here are a few IRL pictures:




What do you think of the J. Crew Bubble Necklace in Neon Azalea and the White Schoolboy Blazer in Linen?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe in Coastline Blue earlier today.  Initially, I was concerned that the stripes would make my bottom half look bigger, but I don't think so now.  Here are a few IRL pictures:


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

p.s.  I have a review of the J. Crew Bubble Necklace in Neon Azalea and the White Schoolboy Blazer in Linen scheduled for tomorrow.  I will review the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Porcelain Paisley when it arrives Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 17, 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've wanted the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Porcelain Paisley since the lovely ajc reviewed it on her wonderful blog HERE.  I LOVE how this skirt is paired with a bright top on the website:


I can't wait to get this beautiful skirt in my hands!

I'm also loving the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Deck Stripe in Coastline Blue:

I love stripes, but I'm a bit worried that stripes on the bottom half might add weight.  I hope not, but we'll have to see.

I also noticed that there is a new Bubble Necklace in Neon Azalea.  I LOVE this necklace, and now it comes in my favorite color, pink!  Here it is:

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color!

That's what I'm loving!  What J. Crew new arrivals are you loving?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!  




Wednesday, May 16, 2012

J. Crew Navy Bubble Necklace and Scoopneck Anchors Aweigh Blouse

Hi Everyone!

I grabbed the J. Crew Bubble Necklace in Navy and the Scoopneck Anchors Aweigh Blouse last week.  I love both of these items.  Here are a few IRL pictures:


I'll refrain from admitting how many J. Crew Bubble Necklaces I own, LOL.  Let's just say that I LOVE this necklace.

I also love the Scoopneck Anchors Aweigh Blouse seen below.  I'm wearing a J. Crew Anchor Necklace with the blouse:


Here is a close up of the Anchor Necklace:


What do you think of the J. Crew Bubble Necklace in Navy and the Scoopneck Anchors Aweigh Blouse?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 14, 2012

J. Crew New Arrivals: Two Quick Hits

Hi Everyone!

I stopped by my J. Crew retail store earlier today to check out the new arrivals.  Here are a few things that I decided to grab.  I was looking forward to trying the Scoopneck Blouse in Colorblock Stripe, so I'm glad that my store received this shirt.  Here is a quick dressing room snapshot:


I tried the cotton popover hanging behind me in the dressing room; however, it just didn't look right on me.

 I also grabbed the scarf seen below:


What do you think of the J. Crew Scoopneck Blouse in Colorblock Stripe and the scarf pictured above?  Do tell!

I will post a review of the following items tomorrow:  the Scoopneck Blouse in Anchors Aweigh, an anchor necklace, and the Navy Bubble Necklace.  

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

J. Crew Azalea Necklace and Madewell Skimmers

Hi Everyone!

I hope that every mom who reads this blog is feeling duly celebrated today AND EVERY other day in the year!  I'm not a mom, so I'm constantly amazed at how much moms juggle (literally) day-by-day/minute-by-minute.  Whether a mom works inside or outside the home, her work NEVER ends.  I'm wishing all the moms out there the very best!

I stopped by the J. Crew retail store this past Friday to take a peek at a few jewelry pieces.  I've really been loving J. Crew jewelry lately.  I blogged about the Azalea Necklace in Brilliant Blue previously HERE.  I absolutely LOVE this necklace, so I decided to grab the Vibrant Flame color too.  Here is an IRL picture:



I'm really looking forward to wearing this necklace; it will be in constant rotation in my wardrobe this summer.

Yesterday, I was able to stop by a Madewell store to return the Silk Dotty Passenger Skirt, which just didn't work for me.  While in the store, I spotted a pair of skimmers that I don't see online.  Of course I had to grab these shoes.  Here are a few IRL pictures:

  

I love these shoes!  I am worried, however, that the tan color may wash me out.  What do you think?

What do you think of the J. Crew Azalea Necklace in Vibrant Flame and the Madewell Skimmers?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thursday Thoughts: The Sale Watch

Hi Everyone!

I've been thinking about this post for a long time, so I'm finally getting it out.  I've never been much of a bargain shopper.  I don't have millions and millions of dollars, but it's really hard for me to shop in department stores like Macy's unless I'm going straight to the Lush Cosmetics section.  Here's why:  time after time I find something I like only to discover that my size is sold out.  I look all over the store for someone to help me locate the item in another store only to discover that no one is working in the section where I've located the item I want to purchase.  That's it, I leave the store in frustration.  I'm working on my patience, I promise.

And, speaking of patience, when new arrivals appear on the J. Crew website, I squeal in delight when I see a smashing new pencil skirt appear.  Consider, for example, the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Raj Paisley seen below:


I knew that I had to have this beautiful skirt when the lovely ajc previewed it on her wonderful blog, A JC Shopping Habit.  So, I had my online personal shopper preorder the skirt.  I received this beauty on Wednesday, April 12.  About two weeks later, this skirt went on sale.  Certainly, it's my fault for pulling the trigger so quickly, although I feel better knowing that I have the skirt.  Moreover, I have limited options when it comes to purchasing J. Crew pencil skirts:  I can only purchase them online since size 14 pencil skirts aren't offered in stores.  I say all of this to say that I wish that I could play the sale game at times, but I risk missing out on items I want.  And, to be honest, I'd rather have the item I want than to see the words "sold out."  

What's your J. Crew sale watch strategy?  Have you perfected the art of figuring out which items will fly off of the shelves versus which items will languish in the sale section?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Madewell Bungalow Stripe Sidewalk Skimmers

Hi Everyone!

I received the Madewell Bungalow Stripe Sidewalk Skimmers earlier today.  I know, I know, I vowed that I wouldn't order another pair of Madewell Skimmers.  However, these beauties deserve a place in my wardrobe!  Here are a few IRL pictures:



I planned to wear these shoes with the Madewell Silk Dotty Passenger Skirt; however, this skirt just didn't work for me. 

What do you think of the Madewell Bungalow Stripe Sidewalk Skimmers?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 7, 2012

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Caribbean Tweed

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Caribbean Tweed earlier today.  I love J. Crew pencil skirts, and this one is no different.  Here are a few IRL pictures of the skirt:


Oops, I just realized that the skirt is twisted a bit in the first picture.  That's what happens when you grab something out of the bag in excitement and rush to snap pictures, LOL!


I really like this skirt.  I intend to wear it with Navy (and any other colors my fabulous blog readers/retail and online personal shoppers suggest!).  What do you think of the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Caribbean Tweed?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 5, 2012

J. Crew Sequin Anchor Tank, Silk Bow Cami in Stripe, Tippi Sweater in Garment-Dyed Linen, and Cotton-Silk Perfect Shirt in Raj Paisley

Hi Everyone!

I have a few J. Crew top/shirt/blouse reviews that I want to share.  I LOVE how the J. Crew website pairs the Sequin Anchor Tank with the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Seersucker.  I want to emulate this styling, so I grabbed the Sequin Anchor Tank earlier this week.  Here, I have it paired with the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Seersucker:


Here is the website image featuring the Sequin Anchor Tank:


I LOVE this look!  Check out this look on the lovely Suzy HERE.  

I also grabbed the Silk Bow Cami in Stripe.  I love this top too.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get the bow tied the way it looks on the website, but here is an IRL picture of the top:


And, here is the website image featuring this top:


I also snagged the Tippi Sweater in Garment-Dyed Linen in Cafe Mint and Neon Pink.  Here is an IRL picture of the Cafe Mint color:


This sweater is a bit sheer; however, I'm okay with that because I always layer tops.  I LOVE the Cafe Mint and Neon Pink colors of this sweater.

Finally, I grabbed the Cotton-Silk Perfect Shirt in Raj Paisley a few weeks ago, and I've been meaning to post an IRL picture of the top.  I'm holding the Jackie Sweater that I plan to wear over the shirt.  I don't remember the name of the color of the jackie, but the color code is "SGR."  Here are the IRL pictures:


This shirt is the same print as the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Raj Paisley that I reviewed HERE.  

What do you think of the J. Crew Sequin Anchor Tank, the Silk Bow Cami in Stripe, the Tippi Sweater in Garment-Dyed Linen, and the Cotton-Silk Perfect Shirt in Raj Paisley?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

J. Crew Tessa Top, Tillary Tote in Canvas Stripe, and a few new arrivals

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew Tessa Top in Chili and Brilliant Purple, as well as the Tillary Tote in Canvas Stripe yesterday.  I LOVE these items!  Here are a few IRL pictures:

Brilliant Purple:



Chili:

The bottom of the top is twisted in this picture, oops!  I really like both of these tops.  I'm super grateful to the lovely Dani BP for posting about this top HERE.  Somehow, I missed this lovely top when it first appeared on the J. Crew website.  See the Tessa top on the lovely shopwithm HERE.

I saw the Tillary Tote in Canvas Stripe IRL when I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago.  I liked the tote a lot, but I left it in the store.  I couldn't stop thinking about how versatile this tote is, so thankfully my fabulous personal shopper was able to find it in a retail store.  I see why this tote has received so much love in the blog world:


Finally, two new pencil skirts appeared on the J. Crew website this morning.  I squealed when I saw the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Caribbean Tweed.  I ordered this one immediately:

 I LOVE navy and green together!  I can't wait to get my hands on this beauty!

And, the other new skirt is the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Safari Cat:

I really like this print, but I think that it may be too brown for my skin tone.

What do you think of the J. Crew Tessa Top, the Tillary Tote in Canvas Stripe, and the new arrivals?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Linen-- Festival Green and Naomi Top in Polka Dot

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Linen in the Festival Green color earlier today.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this color and blazer.  Here are a few IRL pictures of the blazer:


I'm wearing the Naomi Top in Polka Dot with the blazer.  My retail personal shopper suggested this combination, which I really like (but then again I always love her wardrobe pairings; she's really the best!).

Here's the back of the blazer:


And, here is a closer shot of the Naomi top in Polka Dot:


Finally, here is a closer image showing the color of the blazer:


Both of these items will be in constant rotation in my wardrobe this summer!

What do you think of the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Linen in Festival Green and the Naomi top in Polka Dot?  Do tell!

p.s. I have a review of the Tessa Top scheduled for tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!