During the last 20% off promo from Anthropologie I purchased several tops including the Rosewood Lace Blouse. I thought it was a little snug in the neck due to it being a high-collar and buttoning in the back but when I tried it on again, it seemed to fit fine in that area. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this unique top and have found several ways to style it with items currently in my closet.

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Wide-Leg Sailor Jeans, Anthropologie (one, two)~
~ Classic Wool Fedora, J.Crew Factory (Navy, Black)~
~ Dangling Disc Necklace, old J.Crew (one, two) ~
~ Magnifying Glass Necklace, gift (one, two)~
~ Anna Oxford, Frye (one, two) ~

This is the most obvious way to style this lace top with a floppy hat, layered necklaces and wide leg jeans. I had an little trouble with the shoe decision and eventually chose some oxfords from Frye. Booties would be a better choice. The Dangling Disc Necklace is from J.Crew around 2009 I believe. It is really long and able to looped twice and adjusted to different lengths. The magnifying glass necklace was a gift from my Husband around the same year.

~ Dangling Disc Necklace, old J.Crew (one, two) ~
~ Magnifying Glass Necklace, gift (one, two)~

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Vintage Cropped Jeans, J.Crew (one, two, three)~
~ Quilted Leather Moto Jacket, Victoria’s Secret (one, two, three) ~
~ Strappy Heeled Flats, Zara (one, Splurge)~

This next outfit is probably my favorite and I can’t wait to wear it. I purchased the moto jacket a few years ago from Victoria’s Secret. I had no idea they stopped selling clothing and shoes but I never understood why they ventured into that market in the first place. At least I was able to get this great leather jacket in a gorgeous burgundy color. The jeans are from J.Crew, the Vintage Cropped Jean. I only wish I had grabbed another pair of these. I would like to eventually have these hemmed up another inch or two but they work for now. And the cute strappy flats? Those are from Zara.

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, J.Crew ~
~ Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, J.Crew (one, two, three) ~
~ Printed Janey Flat, J.Crew (one, two) ~

Of course this lace blouse works with the Sammie Cords in Masala Chai. I love those pants but still have yet to wear them. The weather is changing but not enough for cords yet. I found this cardigan a few years ago on sale and it’s one of my favorites. The color is gorgeous and it’s cashmere. I have the Etta Pumps in the same print as these flats and wear the flats more. The heel height of the pump is now a little to high for me so I really need to find a new home for them. The Janey Flats aren’t the most comfortable but the print on this pair is is one of my favorites.

The Rosewood Lace Blouse is completely see-through so you do need a cami underneath. I prefer the Seamless Cami from The Limited. I have several colors, purchased years ago but the one I’m wearing is the nude color. This cami is now offered in a reversible style so you now have the option of a scoop-neck or a v-neck. I find seamless camis to be the best for layering as they are fitted but not constricting and are not bulky under the layering item. I’ll share a few ways to style the Tory Burch Ryder Dress next week.

Good evening all! I have been trying to post this all day but have been so very busy. But I wanted to get this outfit out there since I loved wearing it. It was so comfortable and Christmas-y without over-doing it. The Perfect Shirt in Tartan is one of my all-time favorite J Crew shirts. Alone or layered with a sweater it just looks good. It even goes with Leopard!

I bought this version of the Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle Jeans on sale over the Summer and they are awesome. These and my two Tory Burch pair are in heavy rotation right now. I like the darker wash on both for Winter. I will be getting the Stardust color of these as soon as I can, since they fit so amazingly well. 
 The Quinn Ankle Booties are still my favorites to wear out of all the new ones I’ve purchased this season. Though I have a pair of black ankle booties, I am so tempted to get the Quinn’s in Black Suede. 

My department had a little Christmas lunch and Secret Santa gifting on Tuesday. I though this outfit was perfect with the little touch of Christmas plaid to have a fun lunch break with the co-workers.

I am off to write my list of what I’m missing and who I’m missing that I need to buy for. I have wrapped quite a bit.

I love to wrap presents and have gotten into buying pretty ribbon for the bows. I’m not fancy about it or anything. I just put it around the gift and tie a bow. I like to sit there with a glass of wine and wrap the gifts. I like J Crew’s black boxes because you can be creative with the different colors and textures of ribbon to put on the box. The one in the bottom pic has a red plaid felt ribbon around it. The gold ball wrapped box in front of it has this glitter ribbon. After I was done with just that ribbon, glitter was everywhere so I might have to try and find some less messy ribbon.

Oh, if only life was as simple as avoiding glitter. Haha! Have a Great Evening!

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I realize now I have been wearing a uniform since last week…button down shirt, sweater, ankle toothpick jeans and boots. I’ll throw on a blazer if it’s a little chilly and I have to run to the store. I have two pair if the jeans and I do everything but sleep in them. Absolutely love them.

Here are yesterday and today’s outfit. I even did similar plaid shirts. I’m so predictable sometimes.

All items J Crew
Factory Eden Blazer in Plum
Anthro Pebbled & Primped Boots

All items J Crew
Saturday Sweater in Marled Bronzed Avocado (Sz Small)
Short Chalet Boots in Desert Brown

Sommers Plaid Perfect Shirt – Size 8 – Again, I have to accommodate my shoulders and upper arms so I always wear an 8 in the Perfect Shirts. This has some pretty colors in it and I have many sweaters and cardigans to wear with it.

Saturday Sweater – This is very soft and runs big. I normally wear a Medium to accommodate my shoulders and upper arms but the small was loose and slouchy and soft (I said that right?). The Marled Pulp Alabaster looks more like a Citron or bright yellow and not so pastel or light like the online pic. I may order the Marled Bluegrass. The color looks so pretty.

Have a great evening. I’ll have some more J Crew reviews tomorrow.

I literally ran in to J Crew on Thursday to grab a birthday present for my mom and glanced at all the new arrivals for Spring. I was able to immediately find a great pearl necklace for her with a stone design attached. I wish I had taken a pic. Here are a few things I found.

Ripple Stripe Pencil Skirt – Black – Sz 6
Fits TTS

Vintage Slub Striped Tee –  Sz M
Normally I wear a Medium in JC Tees but I am exchanging this for a Small. It seems to run a little big. See it on Ema here and AppGal here.

Candy Plaid Perfect Shirt – Green Moss – Size 8
Such a pretty green plaid. I always get an 8 due to the perfect shirts being a little snug in the shoulders and arms for me.

Metal Herringbone Schoolboy Blazer (on receipt) – Sz 6
Fits TTS

Close-up of the material/pattern (w/o flash)
And today’s OOTD…
Sweater: JC Cashmere V-Neck
Shirt: JC Candy Plaid Perfect Shirt (from above)
Jeans: JC Ankle Stretch Toothpick in Cherish Wash – This is the lighter wash of the Ankle Stretch Toothpick. 
Shoes – GAP City Flat in Patent Olive Green! New colors in patent are so cute! I have several colors and can wear with a 7 or 7 1/2 without issue. 

Have a great evening! I have some pics from Anthro try-ons I am just trying to find the time to get them organized.

Husband received a gift card and a shirt he didn’t like for Christmas so we went to the mall so he could find something he did like. He’s not a shopper so I decided to make sure I gave him my undivided attention. I only wandered off once. Not bad right? He actually found quite a bit of clothes for work.

Here’s what I wore. It was pretty cold today so layers were appropriate.

Blazer: J Crew Ecole
Sweater: J Crew Cashmere V-Neck
Tee: J Crew Perfect Fit
Skirt: J Crew Donegal Tweed Atlee
Leggings worn as tights: J Crew
Boots: Steve Madden
Scarf: unknown
Purse: Coach


Have a great evening!