I didn’t realize it until I was getting dressed, after I had picked out these colors that today is Mardi Gras.

So here’s my Mardi Gras outfit of the day.

 Purple T-neck: TJ Maxx
Green T-Neck Sweater: Anthropologie Lia Molly
Skirt: J Crew Indigo Skirt
Tights: Random
Purple Mary Janes: Suede Cole Haan Nike Air
Necklace: J Crew Multi-Strand Fireball Necklace
I was comfy all day in my heels. Gotta love that Nike Air Technology in the soles and heels.

Friday we finally had some sunshine, even though it was still cold. I was so tired of wearing jeans and fleece and thick sweaters and sweatshirts. So I saw the sun shining and the blue skies and decided to dress up for the day.

Here’s the Polyvore

Here’s the IRL.

And here’s what I really wore.

Um…yeah…I have my gray tee on backwards. It went over my head the right way. Not sure what happened.

So I didn’t like the way the Elizabeth felt with the tee over it. I think maybe a Perfect Fit tee would have been better or no tee at all. Also, since I wore tights the skirt kept bunching and riding up. I should have worn a slip so it would lay better.

I did go by J Crew to return/exchange two pieces of jewelry and they loved that I was wearing all J Crew, including two new arrivals and using the canvas tote bag. I also went in to try on the Unagi, the Neapolitan and the Double-Stretch Serge Pencil Skirt. OMG! I loved them all. I did get the Unagi which is a great fit in my normal size 6. I tried them all in a 6 and I think I probably could have sized down in the Serge to a 4.

One of the managers/SAs saw me pulling items to try on and said, “We got a new skirt in. You’re going to love it.” And he ran to the back to get it. Apparently they were still pulling things out of boxes. He brought it out and it is this gorgeous lime/yellow/green and in a linen/silk blend.

It’s a Linen blend and the tag says FCI for the color…Something Citron?? I tried on the 6 and loved it. It fits like the Terra Paisley or Deco Shirred Skirts. I’m thinking a white button down, with rolled sleeves and this scarf (or something similar).

So I ended up exchanging the two necklaces for the two skirts. I didn’t even ask when the rest of the new arrivals would be out. I was too excited about my skirts.

Promise…Here’s my OOTD with the new Printed Ripstop Pull On Kate Skirt (receipt name).

Skirt: JC Printed Ripstop Pull On Kate Skirt
Tee: JC Chiffon Rose
Cardigan: JC Long Cardi
Belt: Old Navy Bow Belt in Pewter
Shoes: Cole Haan

Some necklaces…
Fireball Fringe Necklace – $55

Nouveau Gem Necklace – $115

Simple Pearl & Box Chain Necklace – $58

Spring Time Flower Sash – Pink/Olive/Cream & Blue/Black

Reusable Canvas Tote – $10 – This is only one of the 3 designs.

There were some cute necklaces and bracelets. The other two designs (colors too I think) of the totes were really cute too.

Yucky drizzly foggy weather today here in South Central Texas. These are the days I’m happy I work from home. But I decided I wasn’t going to stay in PJs or sweats all day. I’m going to make an extra effort to get dressed at least 3 days of the work week. Since we also have the boy’s basketball game this evening that gives me a little more motivation to do this.


Ooops…I went on an unplanned shoe binge.

Cole Haan Air Penny Moccasin – Chocolate Brown (Air=Comfy)
Cole Haan Carina Open-Toe Mary Jane – Bordeaux
Madden girl Kendraa Open Toe Bootie (TJ Maxx!!!)
Christian Louboutin Mary Jane – Navy
Nine West Harrington Boot – Black
And coming next week…Nanette Lepore Heartbreak Cutout Bootie
I think I’m good on shoes…for now.