Recent Outfits

Sorry I’ve been MIA. Sometimes the work-life balance leans a little too much to the work side. But I have been getting dressed so here are some outfits I wore recently.

Tank: J Crew Perfect Fit Folded Flower Tank in Faded Cobblestone
Skirt: J Crew Surf Tweed Charter Skirt
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser in Grey Leather
Lunch with The Boy and Husband – Husband HATED this outfit. He kept saying, “It doesn’t match. It doesn’t match. It doesn’t look good.” Coming from the man who’s main closet staple is navy shirts.
Top: J Crew Indigo Floral Blouse
Shorts: J Crew Jakarta Shorts
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser

Working at home – Not sure if the tee really works but I didn’t go out in public so no matter.

Tee: J Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck in aqua blue
Skirt: J Crew Surf Tweed Charter Skirt
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser
Belt: J Crew Leather Skinny Belt in Grey

I wore this to take The Boy to get his high school (eek!) ID.

Movie Night: Saw THE OTHER GUYS – The Boy was dying to see this and it was funny. I couldn’t get over Mark Wahlberg’s hair. It was a little too full. It bugged me. The theater we went to showed clips of “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” and old Will Ferrell SNL skits. The “Marky Mark” stuff was really funny to see. I told The Boy he was probably one of the first to wear his “pants on the ground” and was “The Situation” before “The Situation”.
Top: J Crew Silk Tiered Ruffle Cami
Jeans: GAP Distressed Boyfriend
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser
Necklace: J Crew (in-store only)
So, you’ll notice a recurring item. I’ve been wearing these shoes every chance I get. Probably not the best choice when it’s 100 + degrees outside but I really like them.
Steve Madden Trouser in Grey Leather – They also come in Black, Brown and Navy Leather and Black Patent. The Grey is a nice neutral. They do come with laces but are comfortable without as well. I’ve been looking for a pair of oxfords-sans laces- for a while and found these at a reasonable price ($69.99). Once fall really hits I’m sure these will be my go-to shoe.


Have a great weekend!


  1. August 8, 2010 / 7:31 pm

    I was going to ask about those – I'm not a brogue wearer but I think seeing them in lighter colors is slowly changing my mind.

    Aw, I love Mark Wahlberg, especially because of his ridiculous "hard-core rap" background! You're right, he is the original Situation!

  2. August 9, 2010 / 12:56 am

    I love those shoes! I was really anti-oxford shoes, but this past summer i've slowly been converting and I think you may have just showed me the pair to get!

    oh,marky mark is divine. I love how he's so hard core boston "thug" but then you see pics of him with his wife and kids and i'm like, awwww…he's a daddy! I love him!

  3. August 9, 2010 / 2:28 am

    Ladies – I really liked the J Crew Camden Brogues but just couldn't bring myself to pay that much for them. This is a much better option at a really good price point, IMO. Especially for a "trend".

    I love mine and know I will wear them throughout fall.

  4. August 9, 2010 / 1:37 pm

    Your DH has to watch more What Not To Wear! They'll tell him, it doesn't have to "match", it has to "go"! I think you look fabulous.

  5. February 17, 2011 / 9:40 am

    I LOVE the J.Crew Camden Brogues as well and almost bought them… I found these on Zappos and, for the price, these look like a much better option. Of course I can't decide on a color… they're all beautiful. I really want the neutral/tan color, but the black and brown are more realistic and necessary in my wardrobe. Thank you so much for your review!! I've been wanting to see real life pictures of them to help me decide. The grey looks quite vibrant and stunning on you!