Monday, November 30, 2009

new jcrew sweater

It was a long day back at work... so I decided I would have wine and cheese for dinner... that's okay for a Monday night, right??

This sweater isn't up on the jcrew website just yet, but it was selling out at the stores so fast I had to pick one up.

Sweater: Jcrew
Dress: Banana Republic

Sunday, November 29, 2009

can i have this pretty please?

I need this skirt... I wonder how long I can hold out...

That being said, I do find the jcrew styling of this skirt quite odd... who would pair such a pretty skirt with a hoodie and distressed boots???

Saturday, November 28, 2009

tattered silk tank

I got this little beauty at the Malibu Jcrew Collection store yesterday.... Don't get me wrong, it it way over the top and fluffy... but that's why I love it! :)

Shirt: Jcrew Tattered Silk Cotton Tank
Sweater: Jcrew Clustered Constellation Cardigan
Jeans: Jcrew Destroyed Matchstick Jeans
Boots: Steve Madden


I don't think I have posted any of my weekend outfits on this blog yet, so I took the time yesterday to snap some pictures of my Thanksgiving day outfit. I wore another one of my obsessions... an anthropologie dress. I can't say enough good things about this dress - the fit is amazing, the print is unique and the pop of color in the back of the dress just makes it that much more amazing! I paired the dress with a jcrew boyfriend cardigan from a few seasons ago and my Matt Bernson gladiators (love).

Dress: Anthropologie Crop Patterns Dress (Plenty by Tracy Reese brand)
Sweater: Jcrew
Sandals: Matt Bernson gladitors

Thursday, November 26, 2009

dear anthropologie...

why do you have to do this to me? just when i think i don't need any more of your dresses you go and update your site with another gorgeous dress i MUST have... ugh, please let me have self control....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

ravine dress

My jcrew order came!! I love everything! The wool ribbon ravine dress in rosebud is such a pretty color and flattering dress! It is a little shorter than I'm used to and hits a couple of inches above my knee (I'm 5'7"), but I love the detailing at the neckline. I added a little sparkle with the clustered constellation cardigan.

The crystal waterfall earrings are so pretty... I heart them...

Dress: Jcrew Wool Ribbon Ravine Dress
Sweater: Jcrew Clustered Constellation Cardigan
Earrings: Jcrew Crysal Waterfall Earrings

jcrew new arrivals

I was bored after work today and decided to stop by jcrew and take a look at the new arrivals...

I was excited to see the sequined starland tank because it looked so cute online! It is definitely very pretty in real life, but the size zero was even a little too big on me and I felt like it was such a statement piece I could only wear it a few times. The nude color was way too close to my skintone as well... Final assessment - cute, but would probably wait for a sale and get the black color instead.

Next I tried on the Ikat floral skirt. When I saw this print online I fell in love with the beautiful colors and I was so excited to try it on today. The colors on the skirt are gorgeous in real life, but the material is very weird... it says online that it is silk, but it is more of a taffeta type of material.... I guess maybe that means it would wrinkle less? I loved this skirt, but they didn't have a size 0 in my store and the 2 was too big... :(

Okay, so I tried on the Gypsy rose metallic cami next and all I can say is what a disappointment! It is super shiny in real life, not like the subtle shine in the picture online, the shape is super boxy and the flower in the front is waaaay to overwhelming!

The frosted jacquard pencil skirt did not catch my interest when I saw it online, but it is super pretty in real life! I tried on the rose gold color, but they also just had a gold color in store. I tried on my normal size, but it was pretty form fitting... similar fit to the dazzling dots pencil skirt.

Last, I tried on the bijou top. I almost ordered this top from the 20% off sale, but I held off thinking that I would like to see if in real life first. This top is so pretty and flattering! I really like that the jewels are the same color as the top, which makes them a bit more subtle.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

deco skirt

So I am back to having an outfit comprised completely of jcrew today... I actually think I copied this look from one of the catalogs a few months back. I love the print on the deco shirred skirt and have been dressing it up with a silk cami, sweater and heels for work, but dressing it down with a tee and flats on the the weekends.

Skirt: Jcrew Deco Shirred Skirt
Cami: Silk Pleated Posy Top
Sweater: Jcrew Forever Cardigan

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

i was bad...

I took advantage of the jcrew 20% off code...

leopard cardigan

One of jcrew's new arrivals is the merino watercolor leopard cardigan and because I already have the skirt in this print I was unsure about getting the sweater as well... I held out for a little bit without purchasing, but I kept thinking how well it would fit into my wardrobe and ended up getting it this past weekend. I wore it over the weekend with a teal dress from anthropologie and incorporated it into my work wardrobe today.

Sweater: Jcrew Merino Watercolor Leopard Cardigan
Cami: Jcrew Victoria Cami
Skirt: Banana Republic High Waisted Lightweight Wool Skirt
Necklace: Jcrew liberato necklace

lily cardigan

Sooooo, I feel like it's been forever since I posted! I have been so busy with work, but I am making myself get back in the habit of sharing my outfits :)

While my outfits are usually comprised primarily of jcrew, I actually threw some banana republic and anthropologie into the mix yesterday. The outfit is built around the Elodie Lily Cardigan from anthropologie, which is gorgeous in real life! It has specks of gold throughout the sweater that mix perfectly with the different shades of purple. I first saw it on Anthroholic and I knew I had to have it! Luckily I already had the jcrew Kelsey ruffle top in plum raisin and it matched perfectly. I threw on a neutral pencil skirt and viola! :) I can't wait to wear this sweater with jeans and boots on the weekends as well.

Sweater: Anthropologie Elodie Lily Cardigan
Cami: Kelsey Ruffle Top in Plum Raisin
Skirt: Banana Republic