I took advantage of the Black Friday/Weekend promo at Emerson Fry of 45% off and bought another Yoshi Sweater, this time in Natural. I stayed with the same size as my Midnight Red sweater, an XS. I get so many compliments when I wear either one. I think because it looks so oversized and cozy.


I’ve already worn the Natural color several times, just keeping it very casual.


~ Yoshi Sweater, Emerson Fry ~
~ Vintage Cropped Jean in Dark Rinse, J Crew (J.Brand, Mother) ~
~ Reversible Plaid Scarf (similar) ~
~ Sawyer Boot, J Crew Factory (Vince Camuto, Jack Rogers) ~
~ Classic Wool Fedora, J Crew Factory (Halogen, Nordstrom Rack)~


This was super casual after a lunch of Mexican Food. I changed into the Fair Isle Leggings and lounged the rest of the day watching football. 


~ Yoshi Sweater, Emerson Fry ~
~ Fair Isle Leggings, J Crew (Gap, Target, Nordstrom)~
~ Melanie Slip-On Sneaker, Frye ~

I debated for a while between the Natural, which was full-price plus 45% off, or the Charcoal, which was (and still is) $128. In the end, the Natural won out and I’m so happy with it. Oddly, it didn’t come with any tags on it, including the “do not remove if you want to return tag”. But that all worked out since I kept the sweater.

Have a Great Day!

I said you would be seeing these Fair Isle Leggings soon. I really love when I like something so much I wear it immediately. I confirms that I didn’t make a mistake in the purchase. Which has happened a lot in the past.



~ Merino Pocket Tunic, J Crew (Similar) ~
~ Fair Isle Leggings, J Crew (Gap, Splendid)  ~
~ Melanie Slip-ons, Frye ~

And if you didn’t catch my Shoes-day post, go buy these Frye Melanie Slip-ons.

I stopped by the retail store over the weekend to return a few items and found a few other items to try on.

~ Double-Cloth Belted Trench, Heather Cloud, size 8 ~

This was a return and so I was excited to try it on. I love the Warm Olive and this Heather Cloud color. It’s a very pretty light gray. The size 8 fit well and it’s the size I would buy since this is not offered in Petite. I’d have to get the sleeve length altered since it’s about 2-3 inches too long. I’d probably shorten the belt as well. Though the online description states this “hits above the knee” the length is midi on me. The material is thin and would be a good coat for my climate but it is not thick enough or insulated for anywhere with temps in the 40s daily or snow.


Though no one will see it, the interior is lined in a matching color with burgundy accents and pocket.


~ Cowlneck Sweatshirt, Heather Arctic, Medium ~

I was trying on the Fair Isle Leggings and my VPS created an outfit for me that included this sweatshirt. It fits just fine in my normal Medium and I love the blue color. It’s not something I’m going to wear though and it the coverage isn’t long enough for the leggings.


~ Fair Isle Sweater Legging, Navy Holiday, Small ~

So a few years ago my VPS loved these leggings and insisted that I try them on. I liked them but not enough to buy them. I think the color was called Flame. This year, I saw these and immediately liked them. I like the gray color and prefer it over the Navy. The Small fit well especially since I think these will stretch out during a day of wearing.


I have several Merino Tunic Pocket Sweaters (similar) in various colors that will go great with these leggings. You’ll see these soon on a Friday Que Bella post.


~ Painter Boatneck T-Shirt in Stripe, Ivory Vintage Sea, Medium ~

I’m not in the market for any new tees but I did like the Vintage Sea color of this one. I had this layered under the Cowlneck Sweatshirt, above. The Medium fits well. I always have issues with the neckline getting saggy so I tend to stay away from these.


I really liked the Fair Isle Leggings and was planning on wearing them for Thanksgiving. Stretchy pants are a must! But, we are going to have temps in the 70s that day so I’ll use them another day.

I stopped by J Crew Friday morning to do some returns and try on a few new arrivals.

Heart Me Sweater – #54949, Acorn Black, Medium – I know some like this and it’s a cute sweater but I don’t really want a heart on my chest. I tried this on over the perfect shirt and it seemed to fit well in my usual Medium.

Perfect Shirt in Tartan – #35236, Black, 8 – I missed out on this last year. I had too many plaid shirts and just couldn’t justify another one. Glad it came back this year.
City Mini – #50305, Black, 6 – On sale in store $59.99 +30% off – I liked this skirt when it originally came out and now it’s on sale. I took the 6 even though I could wear the 8 for a touch more length.

You can laugh at the next one…it’s o.k.
Merino Cambon Cardigan – #57758, Heather Acorn Black, Medium – This also comes in Heather Graphite Black. I actually like this sweater and have added it to my wishlist. The fit was good and I would wear it layered like I am now.
Blythe Shirt – #37871, Neon Azalea, 8 – Wow, is this bright. Adding the leggings doesn’t help of course.
Homestead Waffle Leggings in Thermal Stripe – #57941, Neon Azalea, Medium – These are very comfortable but I’d only wear them to bed or around the house with a long sweater. Never outside.

Natasha Top – #54024, Creamy Peach, 8 – I have this in a few colors in a size 6 which is the better fit for me.
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Harvest Tweed – #55821, Camel Coral, 6 – Pretty skirt with a nubby tweed. I have the Café capri in the Olive Mint. My normal size 6 fit well.

Natasha Top – #54024, Creamy Peach, 8
City Mini – #50305, Heather Aluminum, 6
Fair Isle Sweater Leggings – #60057, Flame, Medium – I am glad I was able to see this IRL. They were comfortable and perfect for lounging. Not sure how I would style them. I liked it from the catalog but I have a feeling I can find something similar at Forever 21 or at least cheaper elsewhere.

Tweed Bow Skirt – #55689, GMU, 6 – This is a new skirt in-store right now with a cute little big bow in front. The pattern is plaid and the material is 100% Wool. This fit a little snug. I couldn’t tuck in the top and I was afraid to sit down. The size 8 fit a little looser.

Size 8

Whew! So that’s my last review of the week. What do you think of these new items? I think the bow skirt is cute and is reminiscent of the Double-Serge Bow skirt from a few years ago.