Today we are celebrating The Boy’s 16th (OMG!) birthday! For Saturday, he asked his Grandmother to cook a special meal, chicken and rice along with some fresh made tamales. She also made him Mexican Hot Chocolate with plenty to last for the week. Today he was supposed to have a few friends over to watch The Game but they all cancelled at the last minute.

To cheer him up we took him to his favorite restaurant, Chama Gaucha, a Brazilian Steakhouse. I learned my lesson a few years ago, after feeling like I was going to either burst or go into a food coma, to pace myself and only ask for a small piece. Husband and The Boy still each until they are beyond full, and this time we had dessert!

Gorgeous Boy!
This week I spent a few days in the office and was able to wear a few NWT items purchased over the last two months. 
J Crew Cashmere Tee in Persimmon

I really liked the color pairings of this next outfit. I added my J Crew Giraffe Bangle, as it went perfectly with the sweater, and whole outfit.

Christian Louboutin Simple 70 in Metal Bronze
I did not attempt the Jason Wu launch at Target this morning. After trying to find some of the items online around 6 a.m. I knew the store would be wiped out. I hope Target has learned it’s lesson from the Missoni fiasco and will gradually stock items throughout the collection time period. Luckily, even though there were some cute pieces from the line, there was nothing I really “had to have”. 
Did any of you make it out? Did you get what you wanted? 
Have a Great Evening!

I was a busy little shopping bee this weekend, also stopping by and trying on some new Ann Taylor items. They’ve been having almost weekly promotions for a while now, with their current offering, as of Sunday night, being 40% off everything plus free shipping on a purchase of $150 or more.

Striped Scoopneck Short-Sleeve Tee – M, Green House, also comes in Black – I saw stripes everywhere all weekend. I had purchased the Marina Striped Boatneck Tee in Lush Green from Loft but it was too small so I was happy to find this one at AT.

Cotton Twill Perfect Walking Shorts – 8, Black, also comes in White and two tones of Khaki – This size was loose in the waist and hips on me so I sized to a 6.

Size 6 – A better fit throughout the waist and hips. I think these will be perfect for our trip to Europe this summer. These hit me right above the knee but may hit a little higher on you taller ladies. It’s a great comfortable short.

Cotton Side Zip Shorts – 8, Blue Lapis – Again, these were quite loose on me in the waist and hips. This is my favorite color of the Spring.

Size 6 – A much better fit throughout the waist and hips.

Modern Cropped Denim Jeans – 8, Blue (very similar in color to the Blue Grotto at J Crew). They also come in Campfire and Dayglow Yellow. The 8, again, was loose through the hip and thigh but I could tell they were not as tight or snug as the J Crew Garment Dyed-Twill Jeans.

Size 6 – A much better fit. Also, these are meant to be cropped but are ankle length on me (5′ 2″).

Dayglow Yellow in 6 – I think it was the color that shows more than I wanted. I didn’t try the 8 in these but might prefer them over the 6.

Scoopneck Short-Sleeve Tee – M, Blue Lapis – Another cute colored tee that fits TTS and comes in a variety of colors.

Striped Knit Top – #268151, Small, Green/Black, $78 – Fits TTs and feels like a ponte knit. It is not currently online.

Tuxedo Stripe Jeans – 6, Marine Blue – These are a slim fit jean with a black tuxedo stripe along the sides.  These are the regular not the Petite as you can see by the length on one leg, where I’m on my toes. Cute concept but not for me.

Colorblocked Silk Short-Sleeve Top – 6, Electric Blue – Fits TTs and is 92% Silk, 8% Spandex.

Doubleweave Fashion Ankle Pants – 6, Intense Cobalt – This is a Cotton/Poly/Spandex blend that feels like a ponte’ knit. These should hit an average height person right above the ankle but, of course, on me, below the ankle. This was quite comfortable and with the spandex will stretch out some when you wear them.

Whew! So that was my Ann Taylor afternoon. See anything you like? 

I have had a really busy weekend and it’s not quite over yet. Husband left for India for 16 days on Friday and left everything to the last minute, including checking his departure time which was 2 1/2 hours before he was supposed to leave. Luckily he had just zipped up his last bag so he was packed. He made his flight, due to some super-speedy/no-traffic-on-the-way driving by me and is now safely in his hotel in India.

And, since “checking what time you are supposed to be somewhere” seems to run in the family, The Boy missed his bus Saturday morning by getting the words “be there” and “leaving at” completely confused. As we were driving up to the school we passed by the bus at the traffic light. He called his teammates who were on the bus and they confirmed that, yes, they had left. So, since I had nothing else to do but run a 15 year-old all over Central Texas I drove him to the game, an hour away.

And it gets better.

We got to the fields and his team wasn’t there. When we left we were about 5 minutes ahead or behind the bus. I even stopped for breakfast so if they were behind us they would have caught up to us. Turns out the bus broke down about 20 minutes from the school. If I had gone the same way as the bus I would have 1) met up with them and 2) handed over The Boy. So, we killed about 45 minutes waiting for his team. Luckily, we were in our old hometown of New Braunfels, from 5 years ago, so we stopped at our favorite German bakery, Naegelin’s Bakery, for some donuts, I grabbed a Starbucks, we drove by our old home and we drove by Schlitterbahn aka “The Hottest, Coolest Time in Texas” and was the top water park as deemed by the Travel Channel.

Whew! So, once The Boy was handed off, I decided that since it was only a 15 minute drive I would go to the outlet mall. I hit up J Crew, of course, so be on the lookout for a review later today. They said new Spring arrivals would be in on Wednesday. And, once I left, since I apparently wasn’t done shopping, I came back home and went to the mall and Ann Taylor. So look for that review soon too. They have some colored jeans that are similar to J Crew’s Toothpick jeans in the new bright colors but they fit much much better, IMO.

Of course, after all that driving and shopping I needed a night out. I met up with some friends for dinner at Perry’s Steakhouse, which just opened. I had a wonderful time and some fantastic food. I knew I wanted to wear my Giraffe Cuff so I planned my outfit around the peachy colors in it. I originally had on this skirt, which I found yesterday at the J Crew Factory.

Skirt: J Crew Factory Double-Serge Cotton Pencil Skirt, Byzantine Blue, 6 (Black and Neon Rose are online)

But when I walked outside it was just a little too cold to go bare-legged so I changed into these plaid cashmere pants I found on ebay late last year. They were a sample and fit like a dream. I had them hemmed to wear with heels. I added my Ecole Blazer in Brown Velvet for a little extra warmth on top.

You can kind of see that the peachy-pink tones of the bracelet go well with the sweater. It is such a statement piece. Our waiter even noticed it and commented on it.

I also stopped by Ann Taylor Loft on Friday and they had some very cute things for Spring, so I’ll be posting those items too. The only place I didn’t stop at and do try-ons was at Anthropologie. But maybe I’ll do that today or next weekend.

Have a Great day and look for my review posts soon.

I’m still here and still remixing. I have had a busy week but have been trying to stay loyal to the remix. I did make a change/swap. Someone turned on the A/C in South Texas so I wasn’t well prepared with any long-sleeved casual wear (i.e.-tees).

Day 7…So I traded out the J Crew Fox Tee for a J Crew Perfect Fit Tee in Navy. We had a front blow through and it was a bit chilly.

Tee: J Crew Perfect Fit Tee
Boots: Steve Madden Inragee
Day 8…Office Visit
Sweater: JC Cashmere Cody
Jeans: GAP Curvy
Belt: JC
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Pump in Porcini (similar here)
Necklace: JC

Day 9…Office Visit (I didn’t feel comfortable in this outfit. I was very self-conscious about these pants/my legs/butt.)

Shirt: JC Factory Perfect Shirt
Pants: JC Bi-stretch Wool Minnie
Shoes: Ann Taylor
Necklace: JC Factory Pearls

Day 10…I forgot to take a picture but it was nothing to write about. It was the JC Imperial Tee with my Gap Boyfriend Jeans and my Wicked Good slippers. I just wanted comfort.

Day 11…Ladies Luncheon

Sweater: JC Cashmere Cody
Boots: Steve Madden Inragee
Tights & Belt: JC

I have 6 items have I yet to wear in my remix.

Have great day!