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 love my Cora Dress in red so much (and Husband likes it too!) that I bought the Chain Print one as well. I had to get a size 8 since a 6 was not available. It gives me just a little more length. I really wanted to wear it and decided to try adding the Merino Pocket Tunic over it. I immediately loved the look. I know it would look even better with a more fitted sweater but this one suited my needs and I was comfortable in the whole outfit.

I had some J Crew tights still in the package that almost exactly match the Martina Patent Wedges. At the last minute I added the Tortoise Crystal Pendant Necklace

I was so happy to finally take a few pics outside since it’s been so cold and gloomy. It was still pretty chilly but the sun and blue skies were out so I didn’t mind. Our patio is coming along slowly due to the weather but these next few days should be really busy with the masonry work. *fingers crossed*

Have a Great Day!

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I purchased the Silk Tie Scarf and wanted to try and style it the way J Crew did in their Style Guides from September and October. This {pin} is kind of what I used to create this outfit, just as far as layering the scarf under my clothes.

To be honest, I wore my Calf-Hair Shearling Slippers most of the day and then added the Martina Wedges when we went to dinner with The Boy. He is on his way back to school today.
I really liked the look of the scarf at the neckline. It was peaking out enough to make you think it was another shirt layered under the sweater. I do think I should have put one end of the scarf to the side instead of both ends dangling in front. 
I bought the Midnight Green color of the Silk Tie Scarf. I like the look of the Black Cobalt and the Overcast Grey but I am not sure 1) how often I would layer the scarf under my clothes and 2) actually wear a silk scarf. 
Do you ever take a styling idea from the Style Guides? 

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Christmas Day went by in a flash for me. I was up really really early (4:30 a.m.) and had to wait for everyone else to wake up. We finally had to wake up The Boy or he would have slept all day, Christmas or not! Once presents were opened I was in the kitchen until our guests started arriving, still in my Christmas PJs (pj pants, tee, slippers).

I knew I was going to wear my new Cashmere Sweatpants. They were such a splurge, even with 40% off, but they were so cozy and comfortable once I put them on. I really didn’t think I would get into the sweatpants trend but they really did look nice with my Janey Printed Flats. (I chose a Leopard Kiki option in my image below.) I went with a size Small in the pants, based on the reviews, and I think I probably could go to an XS in these. They do stretch out a little. I’m hoping I can catch the Navy or Heather Acorn color on sale. Today’s the last day for 30% off on these.

The Merino Wool Pocket Tunic in Deep Forest has been waiting to be worn since I purchased it. The tunic was just enough warmth for the day. The stones in the Gemscape Layering Necklace (now on sale + 40% off!) paired well with the green tunic.

I am now officially on vacation, which is through all of next week and am totally ready for it. We are hoping to see some friends in Dallas for New Year’s. I’m shopped out right now but I’m sure I’ll be refreshed by the time we get to Dallas!

Have a Great Evening!

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Back to some more Factory reviews today.

I loved the quality of the merino for this sweater. It seems just like the retail merino sweaters. I need a Medium as it’s quite snug in the shoulders and arms and I could use a touch more length. 
The geometric design was done very well and very similar to the retail version

I put this sweater on my wishlist when it originally showed up online. I’m glad I was able to see it in-store. I think the front is very snag-prone. I was also hoping this was a little longer. It would have been nice to have seen it as a tunic. Again, a Medium would be the better fit. 
~ Merino Pocket Tunic, Black, XS ~
I regret not getting the retail version of this sweater with the leather pockets so I am very happy this arrived at the Factory. There was only an Extra-Small (!!!!) and then the sweater jumped to a Large in-store in the black. This size fit very well. I took a Small in the retail versions. 
At the time, the sweater was 30% off in-store and was a better deal than online. Now, the price is comparable but I think I’ll stick with the XS. I’m wearing them with the Dotted Gigi Pant, size 6. 
I brought the Merino Pocket Tunic home with me, using the Gilt 30% off Coupon. 

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