The order I placed from last week have arrived and I’m pretty pleased with almost everything. J. Crew also snuck in another release of new arrivals, including the Audrey Flats! Of course I want them but would like to see if they will come in solid colors.

~ Squared Lucite Link Necklace, Bright River ~

I saw this in-store and couldn’t stop looking at it. It’s lightweight and the back links are a lighter blue than the front links. I like that the Lucite makes this pretty casual without any metal showing. I think I will wear this a lot more than some of the other necklaces I have because of that.

~ Striped Block Boatneck T-Shirt, Navy/Ivory, Small ~

This tee has been on my wish-list for a while. I could do without the drop-shoulder but it’s not all that bad. I like the mix of different stripes though the Small is still a little baggy on me. It feels short in length but still hits below the waistband of my jeans, the Straightaway. It is a little thicker than the Vintage Cotton Tee but a nice weight for Spring. The sleeves are a bit long so they’ll have to be rolled. I do like the boat-neck and it doesn’t look like it will sag or roll at the seam like others I’ve bought.

~ Grosgrain Ribbon Stripe Tee with Anchor Buttons, Medium ~

Reviews didn’t say this ran big but I really think it does. Look how long the sleeves are and how baggy under my arms the tee is. I didn’t expect it to be skin tight or anything and my body shape hasn’t changed that much since I started working out. Maybe it’s mis-sized and this is a Large. It was final sale (yuck!) so I’ll see if it fits MamaBella.

~ Collection Thomas Mason Sleeveless Top, size 6 ~

This shirt feels amazing. I love when you can immediately tell how much better quality something is just by touch. The size 6 fit very well and I like that the sleeve extends just a little over the shoulder. The split-neck is not too low and the chest doesn’t pull. I would definitely size down in this sleeveless top.

~ Vintage Crop Jean in Leopold Wash, 30P ~

I really wanted a crop look to this jean so I ordered the Petite. I have a pair of Vintage Crop Jeans from a few years ago that I love. These are not the same. This has a mid-rise and no kick at the bottom. Because of the mid-rise on these, even in the Petite, the front bunches when standing. They are a little cropped on me but I would still need to roll it once or twice or have them permanently hemmed. I was so looking forward to these working out because I would love to get them in the White Distressed. Maybe I’ll just try them in my normal size 29 and get them hemmed, though I do not like the mid-rise feel.

I also ordered the Tailored Chino Pant in Petite 8, in Navy. They fit well in the waist, hips and thighs but the length was way too long, even in the Petite. The inseam was still 30 inches and I would have needed to cut about 4 inches off to get them floor length. That would have messed up the line of the leg. I am happy to see a full-length pant but these won’t work for my short legs.

Currently J.Crew has 40% off Final Sale and 60% off select Final Sale styles with code SHOPSALE. I would think they would have hit 50% off sale by now.

Have you bought from any of these latest sales?

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J. Crew is having a promo, through today, where you can take 50% off select styles with GOSHOP. I’m like this promo since it includes quite a few basics on my wishlist. I first need to mention the Cashmere Double-Faced Scarf in black or blue that can be found in the Men’s section of this sale. I have the black from a few years ago and Husband, The Boy and I all switch around wearing it. I’ve ordered the blue this time. The Lightweight Wool Jackie in Sherwood Green is so pretty and one I would consider a basic color. But I do have a Cashmere Cardigan in almost the same color so I’m passing on it.


You can also take 40% off sale items with this GOSHOP promo. I bought a few new and sale items from the last promo, which I’ll share with you tomorrow.

Happy Shopping!

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I really didn’t think I had shopped all that much after the holidays but I then I really saw all the bags and boxes in my office, waiting to be cleared out. Here are a few of my favorite purchases.

~ Tory Burch Duet Chain Crossbody Bag ~

How classic but edgy is this bag? I can’t believe I found it at Nordstrom during the sale last week. I never noticed it online, but that’s probably because I wasn’t really looking for a new purse. I don’t have a black purse and the leather blossom clusters and gold chain strap dress it up. You can adjust the chain to be a crossbody or double it to be a shoulder strap.

~ Pilcro Hyphen Bejeweled Mid-Rise Jeans ~

I had tried these on previously but decided to wait until they went on sale to purchase them. I already had the Pilcro Hyphen Embroidered Jeans and didn’t want to overdo it on the embellished jeans department. I decided if they were in my size in-store I would buy them. I don’t find these to be mid-rise on me. They sit on my hips in a size 29. They just fit around my thighs so there’s no chance I could have sized down to a 28 for a more accurate mid-rise fit. But they are the perfect slouch right now.

~ Tracy Reese Crochet Lace Mock Neck Dress ~

I found this during the Half-Yearly Clearance sale at Nordstrom. I like the front lace crochet overlay but what I really liked was the the Navy color. I’m on the fence with this one though and think I’ll be returning it. It would be nice for Summer with sandals and I like the look of it, including the higher neck, but I don’t have anywhere to wear it. I have so many dresses I need to clear out of my closet so I’ll make the decision after that’s complete.

Did you find any great deals from the post-Holiday sales?

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Yesterday, Ebates notified me of a promo happening over at Nike. All clearance items are currently an additional 25% off with code LEGEND25, through today. I needed another pair of full length tights and some shorts. I love shopping their Lifestyle shoe section and Converse sneakers. I can always find some cool sneakers to wish list.


I caught the sale yesterday when Ebates was 11% for Nike. Unfortunately, it’s back down to 1.5%. The sale is still a great one to shop since it includes Hurley, Converse and some Nike ID products.

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Is it too early to start thinking about Swimwear? I usually start looking in January because there are so many fun styles that come out for Resort wear. We have no big trip planned this year but with a pool I always like to have plenty of suits on hand. I was able to finally buy the Tory Burch bikini I wanted from last year but I need a few more as my two favorite J.Crew ones have seen better days. My favorite one-piece is a Nanette Lepore, in this style but blue and white. It is also pretty stretched out and needs to be replaced. I have another one-piece similar to this high-neck swimsuit as well.

I know what I don’t want and like. I won’t get a white swimsuit. As tan as I look in white, I can never find one with a decent lining. Husband prefers me in black and I like prints. Anything that has mesh or sheer panels or has too many cut-outs are a no as well. The tan lines would drive me crazy trying to even them up. And any suit that is just for the pool deck and not the pool is not on my list either. Can you imagine trying to dry the sleeves on this one? I do like retro styles like this one by Oye or this Norma Kamali.


Are you shopping for Swimwear yet?

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