I had a personal shopping appointment Saturday at J Crew and my PS did not disappoint. She pulled some great items for me and I may have changed my mind about not needing anything from the First Fall roll-out. She has a great eye for mixing prints and colors. There is just so much that I tried on I’ll start with an anticipated item for me, the Zig Zag Sequin Tee.

Blythe Blouse in Polka Dot, Pale Graphite, Sz 8 – I’ve said my piece many times about this blouse. It’s a great silk blouse and always comes in wonderful colors but I always have to size to my bigger top size due to the shoulders. Then the body of the shirt is too big. For me, this blouse is better as a layering piece. Wishlisted
Zig Zag Sequin Tee, Natural, Sz M – This also comes in Mint. This “tee” has a nice weight to it and lots of sparkle, unfortunately wearing it alone, without a layering piece is bothersome (last pic below). Every time I moved I wanted to scratch. A long-sleeved tissue tee will be best underneath this sequin tee. Or you can layer it like I have here. I think the combination of the two prints and the colors go well together. I’d like to see this blouse underneath the Mint colorway. Wishlisted-Mint
Minnie Pants in Stetch Twill, Boulevard Green, Sz 8 –  I had several pairs of Minnie Pants when they first came out and eventually sold them all as I had stopped wearing pants, especially body hugging ones. But I like the dark green of these and they are the perfect ballet flat length on me. Wishlisted-Green and Navy
Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel, Modern Red, Sz 6 – Blazers have been my winter coat the last several years due to the mild winters we’ve had. The size 6 is a bit tight, especially with the layering underneath so I would go with an 8 to be more comfortable. I have so many blazers and a coral tweed one from a few years ago so this one is a Pass.
I’ll have lots of shirts and sweater layering combinations coming in the next few days. Other than the dresses those were probably my favorites.
Have a Great day!

We had one last holiday meal on Sunday and with the lovely cold front we received I was able to bundle up and wear some new purchases. I added the Velvet Schoolboy blazer again instead of a bulky coat because we would be in the car most of the day.

All J Crew
Tissue Turtleneck Tee, Black, 2010
Minimalist Mockneck Sweater, Heather Graphite
Trouser Jeans (finally hemmed for flats)
Airy Wool Scarf in Wildcat/Savannah
Steve Madden Intyce Boots, Black

Velvet Schoolboy Blazer, Black

Now that we are finally done with the Thanksgiving holiday, we are preparing for a busy December. We have several parties and dinners, and hopefully, a quick weekend trip, all before Christmas.

Happy Cyber Monday!

Today is Husband’s birthday, along with my friend Cata. To celebrate we all went out to dinner last night and then to a few places for drinks after. The meal was delicious and Husband tried raw oysters for the first time. Our waiter surprised us with not one but two “Happy Birthday” desserts that were A-MAZ-ING!

Of course, going out with the possibility of dancing being involved, was the perfect reason to wear the Jules Dress in Wildcat. I really really like this print. I have the Natasha Top, which you saw in this post. I purchased and returned the Scoopneck Blouse and I just purchased two of the Airy Wool Scarf in Savannah, which I’ll be wearing today (see it on Tammy). I do have to exchange one of the scarves because there is a 4-inch snag in it (guess QC missed that one) but, as Tammy said, it is very versatile.

On to the outfit…

All J Crew
Jules Dress in Wildcat
Suede Bronson Booties, Black

Velvet Schoolboy Blazer, Black (2010)

Husband and I turned out to be the night owls. After our friends went home, we made our 3rd after-dinner stop at a Cuban club near our house. I’ve been wanting to go there for years and Husband was in such rare form last night that he said yes to stopping by. We enjoyed ourselves and the live band entertainment and will certainly be back.

We have one last Thanksgiving meal today with some of my in-laws extended family. We are a little tired from our late night out but this is a once-a-year visit so we can’t back out.

Have a Great Day!

I have last year’s Schoolboy Blazer in Velvet that I scored on super sale, in Black. I haven’t worn it yet but know it will be a staple in my closet this Fall and Winter. Because of our mostly mild temps in the Winter a blazer is the better choice to reach for when walking out the door compared to a bulky coat. (Let’s see if I change my tune once my Flared Perfect Coat is delivered.)

During the 25% off madness, I ordered this year’s Schoolboy Blazer in Velvet Poppy.

Well, readers, I have clearly met my match with bright colors. This is one I just cannot do. This is like a Neon Orange-y Salmon. And although orange and salmon look good on me, this color is almost blinding. You can see me from 100 miles away. 
WOW! Is it bright!

The velvet is plush and the size 8 fit me well. I would be able to layer under it comfortably. But sadly, this is going back. I sort of knew that as soon as I pulled it out of the box but I let it sit in my closet for a few days to be sure. It just didn’t go with anything and looked out-of-place with all my other blazers. Poor little Poppy.

I’ll be back later with some Que Bella’s. Have a Great Day!