Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: My J. Crew Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I hope and pray that everyone has a very happy new year!  Here are a few of my favorites from 2012:

J. Crew Jewelry:

The Crystal Encrusted Collar Necklace is my all time favorite J. Crew Necklace:

The Enameled Collar Frog Necklace:

The Crystal Cluster Necklace:

 The Flower Lattice Necklace in Multicolor:

The Cactus Flower Necklace:

The Pave' Link Bracelet:

J. Crew Bags:

The Tillary Tote in Canvas Stripe:  I LOVE this bag!:

J. Crew Liberty Print Shirts:

J. Crew Tabby Sweater:  I LOVE the critter trend!:

My favorite J. Crew prints:

The Raj Paisley Print is one of my all time favorites:

The Geometric Print:

The Heart Throb Print:

Okay, whew, that was a long list.  And, I could go on, LOL!  These are a few of my favorite things from 2012.  What are your favorite things?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

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

Hi Everyone!

Happy Holidays!  I had a fabulous Christmas--I hope that you did too!

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

The Circle-Print Chambray Popover:

I love the design on this shirt!!!

I'm also loving the Blythe Blouse in Polka Dot:

Polka Dots?  Oh yeah!

The Collection Silk Dot Top is also adorable!:

Clearly, I LOVE polka dots!

And, finally, I'm loving the Tortoise Link Bracelet:

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

J. Crew Factory Reviews

Hi Everyone!

I made a quick trip to the nearest J. Crew Factory store this morning with my amazing husband.  Here's what came home with me!

The Sequin Bow Sweater:

I love this bow!!!  ETA:  Check out this sweater on the lovely Gigi here.

The Anchor Sweater:

See this lovely sweater on the wonderful J. Crew JD here.

The Factory Printed Pencil Skirt:

I love this skirt!  The pattern is super cute IRL!

What do you think of these J. Crew Factory pieces?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

J. Crew Crystal-Encrusted Collar Necklace and Enameled Frog Collar Necklace

Hi Everyone!

I have two J. Crew jewelry reviews to share today.  I meant to post a review of the first necklace months ago.  I LOVE the J. Crew Crystal-Encrusted Collar Necklace.  Here is an IRL picture of the necklace:


I love this necklace!

The Enameled Frog Collar Necklace:

I LOVE this necklace as well!  I absolutely love frogs:

Here is a closer picture of the frog:

Finally, today is the last day of the 30% off everything online promotion at jcrew.com.  I decided to snag two pieces I've been eyeing:

The Collection Cashmere Polka-Dot Sweater in Fuchsia Navy:

 Navy and Pink?  Oh yeah!

And, I also decided to grab the Grand Stone Bracelet:

What do you think of the J. Crew Crystal-Encrusted Collar Necklace and the Enameled Frog Collar Necklace?  Did you snag any goodies from jcrew.com today?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts: A Little Bit About Me and You!

Hi Everyone!

I am SO thankful to God that the Fall 2012 academic semester is OVER!  I taught an honors course that I loved on Love and Sex in American Literary History; however, I am exhausted.com.

Today, I thought that it would be fun to share a few things about myself.  You already know that I LOVE J. Crew.  I'd love for you to chime in!  Here it goes:

1.  Charmin is my favorite toilet paper.  I refuse, I mean flat out refuse, to buy anything else.  My amazing husband, on the other hand, would buy whatever brand he saw first if I'd let him.  The manager at the Rite Aid near our house refers to me as the "Charmin Girl."  As long as you know, brother.  Now, make sure that you keep it in stock!:

2.  I'm also a Cheer Girl.  I refuse to buy any other kind of detergent:

When I was growing up, my wonderful mom bought whatever detergent was on sale.  Yeah, that scarred me for life.

3.  I've never had an alcoholic beverage before in my life.  My students are astonished when I tell them this.  I'd prefer to be the designated driver (although none of our friends drink either).  And, I don't care if other people drink at all, as long as they don't drink and drive--that's where I draw the line.  I've contemplated posting up outside bars on the weekend and offering to drive people home; however, my husband doesn't think that will go over too well.

4.  My favorite Starbucks drink is an iced White Chocolate Mocha without the whip cream.  Sunday, a woman at church walked up to me and handed me a gift card to Starbucks.  She simply said, "Merry Christmas, I know that you love coffee."  Wow, how sweet.  I'm definitely paying it forward this week:

5.  My husband is AMAZING; I have a t-shirt to prove it:

You'll be happy to know that I'm wearing this t-shirt today.

6. Finally, I'm a hotel snob.  I research hotels for days before making a decision about where to stay.  And, most likely, my decision is influenced by the location of the nearest J. Crew!

Enough about me, do you have any quirks/ brand preferences?

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh Liberty!: Finding a 2007 J. Crew Liberty Print Shirt and the Archipelago Necklace

Hi Everyone!

It's no secret that I love J. Crew Liberty Print Shirts.  For some reason, I missed out on a few from 2007.  One of my favorite J. Crew SAs was working a few weeks ago; she was wearing the cutest outfit that included a liberty print from 2007 that I hadn't seen.

This is the shirt the SA was wearing:

And, here is another image of the print (it's the third one on the right):

Imagine my surprise when I saw the exact same shirt on eBay about a week ago.  The shirt was listed as brand new without tags with a starting bid of 14.99.  I couldn't place a bid fast enough.  I snagged this beauty for 32.98.  Here are IRL pictures of the shirt:

The SA was wearing this beauty with a red Tippi Sweater over it and the navy bubble necklace.  I plan to style my shirt the same way.

Finally, I saw an Archipelago Necklace in the Cincinnati retail store yesterday.  I decided to grab it--here are two IRL pictures of the necklace.  I'd love your thoughts about this piece:

What do you think of the 2007 Liberty Print Shirt and the Archipelago Necklace?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Friday, December 14, 2012

J. Crew Flower Lattice Necklace--Crystal and Crystal Color Statement Necklace

Hi Everyone!

First, my heart, prayers, and thoughts go out to the families who are directly affected by the tragedy in CT.  My post is really an attempt to think about something else.  I am SO darn tired of seeing/hearing these stories about mass shootings.  My heart is so heavy right now.

Before I heard this news, I stopped by the J. Crew retail store.  I've been eyeing the following jewelry pieces, so I decided to grab them during the 30% off promotion.

The Flower Lattice Necklace in Crystal:

An IRL picture:

The Crystal Color Statement Necklace:

I'll post an IRL picture of the Crystal Color Statement Necklace this weekend.

And, finally, Lisa_Groves pointed out in a previous post that Elizabeth from "The View" was wearing the Scattered Sequin Sweater on Wednesday.  Thanks, Lisa!!!  Here are pictures of her outfit:

What do you think of these jewelry pieces?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

J. Crew New Arrivals (a small update): What I'm Loving!

Hi Everyone!

I noticed a few new arrivals on the J. Crew website this morning!  I'm loving two new jewelry pieces:

The Enameled Frog Collar Necklace:

I think that this necklace is super cute!

I'm also loving the matching bracelet, the Enameled Frog Bracelet:

I love both of these pieces!!!

Finally, I spotted Elizabeth from the "The View" wearing J. Crew earlier this week.  I've seen her in several J. Crew pieces:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Wednesday!!!  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Two Outfits

Hi Everyone!

This post features two of my weekend outfits.  Here's what I wore yesterday:

I'm wearing the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer and a Polka Dot blouse from Banana Republic.

And, here is what I wore to church today:

I LOVE the Pear Sweater!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Sunday!