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Friday, January 31, 2014

J. Crew Merino Silk-Panel Sweater in Antique Floral

Hi Everyone!

I grabbed the J. Crew Merino Silk-Panel Sweater in Antique Floral when I was in the retail store yesterday. I LOVE this print!

Here is an IRL picture of the sweater:



I'm wearing the J. Crew Stretch Perfect Shirt in Stripe under the sweater.  I took my normal size Large in this sweater.

What do you think of this sweater?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

J. Crew Deco Arrowhead Necklace

Hi Everyone!

I grabbed the J. Crew Deco Arrowhead Necklace earlier today.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this necklace!

Here are two IRL pictures of the necklace:



Again, I love this necklace!  What do you think of this necklace?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Antique Floral

Hi Everyone!

I received the J. Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Antique Floral yesterday.  I absolutely LOVE this skirt and this print!!!!

Here are two IRL pictures of the skirt:



Again, I LOVE this print!!!!  What do you think of this skirt?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!  

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


Hi Everyone!

I was super excited to see the new arrivals on the J. Crew website yesterday!  I'm LOVING a lot!

Here's what I'm loving:

The Merino Silk-Panel Sweater in Antique Floral:




I LOVE the vibrant colors in this sweater!!!!  This print is absolutely stunning!

I'm also loving the following two vibrant prints:





The following two pencil skirts are SO adorable!!!!!:



The No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Antique Floral:


I'm loving several of the knits in this recent rollout including the following:

The Stripe Necklace Shell:

These shoes are stunning too!:




And, finally, I'm loving the following jewelry pieces!:






The Punk Floral Pendant Necklace:







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

Thanks for stopping by!  

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Madewell New Arrivals: What I'm Loving!

Hi Everyone!

I was super excited to see new arrivals on the Madewell website yesterday!  I SO hope that a Madewell retail store will open where I live!

Here is what I'm loving and looking forward to trying on soon:

The Moi Pullover:


I really like this sweater!

I'm also loving the Outbound Jacket in Camo (I reviewed the solid color Outbound Jacket here):


Finally, I'm loving the Silk Tee in Paisley Loop and the Ex-Boyfriend Shirt in Porch Plaid:



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

p.s.  I will be back tomorrow with a list of my favorite J. Crew new arrivals and several reviews!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 27, 2014

J. Crew Stacked Pearls Necklace

Hi Everyone!

I have a review of the J. Crew Stacked Pearls Necklace to share today.  I LOVE this beautiful piece!

Here are two IRL pictures of the necklace:



Again, I love this necklace!  What do you think of it?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

J. Crew Jeweled Tuxedo Tank

Hi Everyone!

I have a review of the J. Crew Jeweled Tuxedo Tank to share.  I really like this top.  I think that it can jazz up a blazer/outfit.

Here are a few IRL pictures of the top:




I'm wearing the J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Italian Wool Flannel in Heather Mineral in these pictures.

What do you think of the J. Crew Jeweled Tuxedo Tank?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Banana Republic Dahlia Bouquet Necklace

Hi Everyone!

I have a review of the Banana Republic Dahlia Bouquet Necklace to share today.  This is my first BR purchase in years!  I absolutely LOVE this necklace.

Here are two IRL pictures of the necklace:



Again, I love this necklace!  I'm wearing the J. Crew Tippi Sweater in Deep Riviera in these pictures.

What do you think of the Banana Republic Dahlia Bouquet Necklace?  Do tell!

p.s. I will be back shortly with a review of the J. Crew Jeweled Tuxedo Tank.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Saturday, January 25, 2014

J. Crew Darby Paisley Loafers

Hi Everyone!

I ordered the J. Crew Darby Paisley Loafers  about two weeks ago.  I really liked the paisley print on the website.  Unfortunately, the print does not work well with my wardrobe.

Here is an IRL picture of the shoes:


I size up to a 9.5 in the Darby Loafers.  The fit/quality is great.

What do you think of the J. Crew Darby Paisley Loafers?  Do tell!

p.s.  I have a review of the J. Crew Tuxedo Tank scheduled for tomorrow, as well as a rare Banana Republic Review (the Dahlia Bouquet Necklace).

Thanks for stopping by!

On How I Plan Outfits

Hi Everyone!

Recently, someone on Instagram asked me to do a blog post on how I plan outfits.  What a great idea!  So, here it goes:

I rely *heavily* on my amazing retail VPS and mannequin displays to plan outfits.  I'm a visual person, so I need to see how an outfit looks.  Most often, I copy what my VPS is wearing.  I LOVE her style! Moreover, I use the StyleBook App and Polyvore to plan outfits.

Typically, I start with a statement necklace and then I plan my outfit around it.  About a month ago, for example, I knew that I wanted to wear the J. Crew Crystal Lace Necklace.  I used the following mannequin image to create an outfit with the necklace:



Here is my outfit:


Details:  Blazer, Sweater, Tank, Necklace, Jeans, Bracelets (here and here)

Moreover, here is another mannequin image featuring the Crystal Lace Necklace that I will recreate soon:

 
Details:  Blazer, Shirt, Necklace

And, here is another example of how I use J. Crew retail store mannequin images as outfit inspiration:


Details:  Jacket (similar), Sweater, Shirt (one option), Necklace, (I will wear these jeans with this outfit)

Finally, I snap pictures of outfit combinations while I'm in the retail store with my VPS.  And, I snap pictures of her outfits too.  For example, when I purchased the Misty Fog Floral Popover, she told me to pair it with the clear Dazzling Pebble Necklace and the Cerise Schoolboy Blazer.  So, I snapped a picture of the combo:


And, here is another styling option for this shirt:

Details:  Jacket, Shirt

I also text and call my amazing VPS to ask about outfit combinations.  She is really outstanding.

That's how I plan outfits, how do you plan outfits?  Do tell!

p.s.  I will be back shortly with a review of the J. Crew Darby Paisley Loafers.  And, tomorrow, I have a rare Banana Republic Review (the Dahlia Bouquet Necklace) to share.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

J. Crew Crystal Nouveau and Circular Petals Necklaces

Hi Everyone!

I have two reviews to share tonight!

The Crystal Nouveau Necklace:



I absolutely LOVE this necklace.  It's stunning IRL!  



I love this necklace as well!  I plan to layer it on top of my J. Crew Pearl Twisted Hammock Necklace.

What do you think of these two J. Crew necklaces?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

J. Crew Viv Flannel Jeweled Flats

Hi Everyone!

I have a review of the J. Crew Viv Flannel Jeweled Flats to share today.  I absolutely LOVE these shoes.

Here are a few IRL pictures:




The J. Crew website recommends sizing up a 1/2 size in the Viv flats.  I totally agree!  

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

Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

OOTD: All J. Crew!

Hi Everyone!

I have an OOTD to share today.  My goal is to post my outfit the day I wear it.

Here is what I wore today:


Details:  Sweater, Shirt, Skirt, Boots

p.s. I'll be back later tonight with a review of the J. Crew Viv Flannel Jeweled Flats!



Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

J. Crew Emma Leather Ballet Flats

Hi Everyone!

I have a quick review of the J. Crew Emma Leather Ballet Flats to share today.  I absolutely LOVE these shoes!

Here is an IRL picture of the shoes:


One thing that I LOVE is that there is NO toe cleavage!!!!!  The shoes are super comfortable.  And, I think that the quality is fabulous.  I took a size 9 1/2 in these shoes.

What do you think of the J. Crew Emma Leather Ballet Flats?  Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by!

Two Outfits: All J. Crew!

Hi Everyone!

I have two outfits to share today.  I'm wearing all J. Crew in both outfits!

Here is the outfit that I wore to church today:



Details:  Vest, Sweater, Shirt, Necklace, Bracelets (here and here), Skirt from 2009, similar), Boots 

And, here is the mannequin image that inspired me.  I realized that I put on the wrong color Tippi sweater when we were halfway to church, LOL!  I'm glad that the color I'm wearing works too!


And, here is the outfit that I wore this past Thursday for the first day of school:

 

Details:  Jacket, Shirt (similar), Skirt, the J. Crew Oona Tweed Pencil Skirt (similar), Bracelets (here and here)

Thanks for stopping by!  I will be back later today with a review of the J. Crew Emma Leather Ballet Flats!