I’m still trying to find my way, and thoughts again, but I do have a few reviews of actual orders; things I really wanted. Let’s see if they find a place in my closet.

~ Cashmere Bodysuit with Velvet Bow, Medium ~

I loved last year’s Cashmere Bodysuit. I’m a fan of bodysuits in general. There’s no shirttails coming out and everything lays flat. Of course, there is the bathroom issue, so I try to where them when I am not drinking too much or have easy access to a bathroom. Anyway, last year’s bodysuit was a cap-sleeve and came in a featherweight cashmere. I have it in light gray and navy and they are so easy to wear and layer.

I went with a Medium in this, the same as my other two, and it fits really well. The cashmere is featherweight and very soft. I love the black as it can easily be worn with anything. It looks really good with my favorite Vince Union Slouch Jeans. I am living in these and the Distressed version as well.

Here’s my dilemma with this bodysuit. Look how big that velvet bow is! And you really need a helper to tie it correctly. It took a little while twisting my head to look in the mirror to get that bow to lay a little straighter and not pointing at my head. I thought about taking to my tailor and having them cut the ribbon, add some snaps to close it and then make a bow and attach it to one piece and have it line up in the middle. It would be straighter and an easier closure. There’s plenty of ribbon for it. Honestly though, even though I bought it at a really good price, it’s not worth it for me to alter the bow to keep it. We are having a very mild Fall and I think Winter will be the same. I may only have an opportunity to wear this once or twice.

~ Striped Turtleneck Sweater-Dress, Black Saddle, Petite Medium ~

I can see why everyone loves this dress. It’s very comfortable and fits really well. I chose the Petite sizing to shorten the hem a little but I know I could have gone with a Small as well. I’m also happy the turtleneck on this is not tight. I don’t like being choked by my clothes. I’m wearing this dress with my Born Felicia Boots that I bought during the Nordstrom sale over the Summer. You can get them on sale now too! I have tall black boots as well and once it gets colder, for that one day in January, I’ll add some black tights.

~ Velvet Bomber, Navy, Medium ~
~ Madewell Cotton Whisper Tee, Gray, Small ~
~ Vince Union Slouch Jeans, Dark Vintage, 28
~ Soludos Velvet Llama Sneakers, 7 ~

This outfit has been my uniform. Sometimes with the Velvet Bomber but mostly without, until the days are cooler. This has been one of the most versatile jackets I purchased and it’s a nice break from a standard jean jacket. I can’t wait to add some tartan shirts underneath it in December. And aren’t these Llama Sneakers just the cutest? Husband hates them so I know I have a winner with these. I just love them!

I know J.Crew has some new arrivals in store and more coming but I haven’t really been too impressed. I am so very tired of the boxy and would like more fitted looks. I did see one or two items that look promising so I hope to see them soon in-store. When I do, I’ll share those with you!

Have a Great Day!

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One problem I seem to have lately is time. Hence the week long separation from one post to the next, after returning. And it seems everything I am wanting to share with you is selling out. But I’ll share this one and hope to prep another post of active items this week.

~ Suede Motorcycle Jacket, Medium ~

The color is a lighter olive and the original stock image made me think it was a muted brown. I do like my outerwear to make a statement, which I probably why I haven’t ever purchased a black or tan motorcycle jacket in suede or leather. The fit is TTS and the medium fits well in the shoulders. The sleeves are a little long so I’ll have to scrunch them or fold them up once. Considering I’m going through a style change and wearing more casual/sporty looks, this jacket will fit right in. The hardware and zipper are gold and fit with the olive color.

I have a Navy suede motorcycle jacket I purchased last year from BCBG. From what I’ve discovered, Blank NYC seems to offer the biggest range of colors for their motorcycle jackets.

I wasn’t looking for another one but saw this olive motorcycle jacket in the last round of the J Crew Factory new arrivals and couldn’t resist ordering it. It was promo’d and then I had a coupon so it wasn’t full price.

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I’ll start with a review this morning of an item that, unfortunately, is currently sold out. I’m sure there will be returns on it, or at least hope so, in case you’re looking for one.

~ Signet Flap Bag in Italian Calf-hair ~

I missed out on the non-flap version with colorblock calf-hair a few seasons ago. It seemed to always be excluded from promos and then it just sold out, at regular price. I loved that light olive colorblock and was happy to see this snow-leopard calf hair with the deep jade coloring being offered this season. I’ve moved away from bigger bags and have been using smaller cross-body bags for a while. The colors of this bag make it perfect to transition from Fall to Winter.

There’s a little lock on the side and I was originally disappointed thinking it was for show but then I found the keys.

There are two interior pockets along with a bigger section to hold most of your things. There’s also a semi-exterior pocket that the flap covers. I do wish there was one more pocket on the back to stash your cell phone for easy access.

The straps are removable and can be interchanged with others J.Crew offers.

There are lots of options for these little crossbody/camera-style bags.

I do love the Dark Peony of the non-flap Signet Bag. It reminds me of my Bisbee Satchel in Summer Hyacinth, but more saturated in color. Gorgeous online so I would hope it’s the same IRL. I have a specific outfit in mind to wear this bag with, as soon as the weather cools.

Do you own the Signet Bag or a similar camera-style/crossbody bag?

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Hi there! How have things been these last 4 1/2 month? I certainly didn’t expect to take that long of a break from the blog. I shopped some. I’ve worn some outfits. I’ve worked out, a lot. And the biggest change is that I chopped all my hair off. It was something I needed to do and I LOVE my new style.

I had it done on my 45th birthday. It ended up being a bright spot of the Summer as everything went to crap after that. I’ve had a few health issues and doctors appointments but I think I’m in the clear with everything now. It sucks getting old.

I’ll be back to blogging again and have a few review posts scheduled for this week. Time is probably my biggest hurdle right now but I hope to have 2-3 post a week for you.

I’ll leave you this evening with my birthday outfit. I wasn’t quite sure about the Linen Jumpsuit from J.Crew because it looked and fit a little odd in the back, just above the pockets. I ended up keeping it and wearing it for my birthday and felt amazing all day. The necklace and earrings are from Kendra Scott and were my birthday gift from my husband.

Have a wonderful evening!

I wouldn’t mention this if I didn’t so love this dress, but the Tiered Spaghetti-Strap Midi Dress in Eyelet is currently on promo for $168. J.Crew also has a a sale promo going on. You can take 30% off sale items with code SALESTYLE.

This dress is so very flattering, even though it’s not a normal midi length on me. I originally bought the Navy in a size 4 and it fit very well though was a little long for me, hitting below my calf not in the middle.

I took a chance and ordered the size 6P and it works so much better.The bodice fits the same but the skirt is much shorter, hitting at the top of my calves, making it more midi-style for me. You can shop the flats of this same sandal here and here.

I just ordered this in the Lemon color in a 6P. I really think the bright color will look very flattering on me. I have already decided this will be my birthday dress, even though it’s at the end of June. I will just have to decide which color to wear. Maybe a “costume change” is in order that day.

I hope those of you who ordered this beautiful dress have been happy with it. The weather’s been a little rainy and cool for me to wear it but I’m hoping to during this long weekend we will have.

Happy Shopping!

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