It feels a little too early to be shopping for Corduroy but these two pieces are really nice and I’ve added both to my wishlist.

~ Campbell Blazer in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~
~ Margot Top in Silk Foulard, size 8 ~
~ Mini Skirt in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

Other corduroy blazers we’ve seen in the past have the elbow patch. This does not, which I prefer. The outfit itself reminds of the 70s, probably due to the brown color and the corduroy. I take a 10 Petite in Blazers whenever I can and can gauge from a size 8 how it will fit in my true size. I don’t own any of the Campbell Blazers but I can say that I am considering this color in the corduroy. It’s not a color I have and I think it will go with quite a few things in my closet.


The lining is striped with rep piping and pocket flap.


~ Margot Top in Silk Foulard, size 8 ~

This top was my absolute favorite when I saw it in the roll-out last week. I knew I would be buying this, with or without a promo. I tried the size 6 on originally and it was tight and restricted movement around the armholes so I sized to an 8, which felt a lot better. I love the ruffle detail at the armholes and the front. I’ve already worn this top and took a steamer to the ruffles, fluffing them up just a bit.


~ Mini Skirt in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

I really haven’t bought too many skirts this last year as I’ve been wearing shorts all Summer and stuck to jeans and leggings last Winter and Spring. This is a cute mini skirt and the back as an exposed zip but a cute little tab snap button with gold hardware. The shape is slightly A-line and the size 8 on me makes this TTS. I’d probably grab this in the Masala Chai and Navy colors. It would be a great little skirt in black and ivory too. I hope J.Crew adds more colors.


And here are three outfits I’ve styled with this top, taking it from Summer to late Fall. Everything shown are items I already have in my closet. I’ve linked to similar items. Click on the icon near each item for more details.

What do you think of the new Margot Top? I am looking at the solid in Navy and Fuchsia Blossom as well.

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I am on my vacation! Husband and I are on our way to visit my brother in Singapore. We have our layover in Tokyo so we have extended our stay. After a couple of days in Tokyo we’ll then be off to Singapore. After that, we will be heading to Ko Lanta, Thailand for 5 days on the beach! I’m so excited! I did want to share the outfits I plan to wear over the trip. I was originally going for a color story but after seeing the potential weather in Tokyo, compared to Singapore and Thailand, I had to just pick what I would feel comfortable, warm and weather-proof wearing.

This first outfit is my travel outfit. I wore this to Tokyo. I’ll wear it to Singapore and I’ll wear it home. I always want to be comfortable on a plane but also cozy, especially on long flights.

~ Cocoon Over1sized Cardigan, Victoria’s Secret (one, two) ~
~ V-Neck Tee, Madewell ~
~ Jersey Maxi Skirt, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Heathered Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Melanie Slip-ons, Frye (Mule, T-Strap) ~

The next two outfits I feel the most “me” in. The Cora Shirtdress is one of my favorites and I was lucky enough to get it in two prints. They are paired with leggings and some fantastic boots I found on The Real Real. Anyone shopped at The Real Real? I started out selling before I made a few purchases. They accept and sell quality brand clothing for you. No J Crew here. Think Tory, Kate, Manolo, Louis, Chanel. You send in your items to them. They look over them and accept what will sell. They have a list of brands they take and will return any items to you that weren’t accepted. They decide the pricing and you get 60% of that price.

I’ve since bought a couple of items and these boots were a steal at $95. The boots are Tods and the most supple leather. I was really worried that they looked a bit masculine but they are “Husband approved”! They are really comfortable and look great IRL with the leggings and shirt-dresses. 

~ Cora Shirtdress, Tory Burch (one, two, three) ~
~ Leggings, J Crew Factory (Hue)~
~ Refined Silk Cashmere Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Ankle Boots, Tods (one, two, three) ~

These next two outfits include the J Crew Ponte Wide-Leg Pants. I love these pants. I originally bought the size 6 in-store in the Navy but then ordered the Petite 8 which were an even better fit and were cropped on me. I then ordered the black in the regular size 6. I will wear the first outfit during the day. The second, with the black pants will be for night/dinner. 

~ Denim Jacket, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Short-Sleeve Popover in Oxford Blue, J Crew (Factory) ~
~ Ponte Wide-Leg Pants, J Crew ~
~ Heathered Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Zerogrand Perforated Oxford, Cole Haan ~

~ Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, J Crew ~
~ Drapey Popover in Clover, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Silk Blouse in Santa Fe Print, Tory Burch (one, two) ~
~ Ponte Wide-Leg Pants, J Crew ~
~ Refined Silk Cashmere Scarf, J Crew ~
~ Ankle Boots, Tods (one, two, three) ~

I’m also taking the Via Spiga Trench. I planned all my outfits on my iPad with the Stylebook App. I love that app, especially for pattern mixing.

I hope to at least post some images from my travels this week. You can always follow me on Instagram, @audreybellatx, where I’ll be posting all my pics!

I hope everyone had a nice Easter. We had a busy weekend running all over San Antonio and then spent Easter with my mom to celebrate my dad’s annual Easter BBQ. It’s something he always did and all the family came. Though he passed away a month before Easter a few years ago, he made my mom promise to have it that year and every year after. And she has. More than any other holiday, I think we miss him the most at Easter.

If you can’t tell from my other posts, I’m really excited about the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant. I rarely wear pants, opting for jeans, shorts or skirts. But I would wear these pants every day, instead of jeans. I have two sizes in the Navy and ordered the Black as well. Below are some options on how to style the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant in Navy but you can surely sub in the Black instead.

~ Tippi in Gingham, Vivid Canary (Cardigan, TopShop) ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ Cleo Fabric Loafers, J Crew (pricey, on sale, espadrille) ~

I thought the yellow would be really nice to pop from the Navy pant and then the shoe just makes it a lot more fun. I don’t have the Tippi in Gingham but I do have a older lace shirt in yellow from Talbots that will sub in for this color Tippi. I love my Cleo Fabric Loafers I purchased a few years ago. I always get compliments when I wear them, especially since they are pretty noticeable.


~ Cropped Linen Top, Zara (similar, eyelet) ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ Plaid Espadrille, J Crew (Flamingos, Coffee, Toms) ~

This is a little more casual with the airy linen top and espadrilles. I really wish the Plaid Espadrilles would have worked for me. I found a few other fun espadrille options though. Soludos has so many different styles to choose from and TOMS is in the espadrille game too. I like theirs because they have the elastic in the middle allowing the top to stretch a bit.


~ Silk Cap-Sleeve Top in Midnight Bloom, J Crew ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ Sylvia Patent Wedges, Navy, J Crew Factory (Nine West) ~

This next option is good for the office or date night. I have the Sylvia Patent in Navy but you can chose any heel option you want. I also have several silk tops in my closet, with the Silk Indigo Floral Blouse being one of my favorites to wear.


~ Denim Jacket, J Crew ~
~ Striped Racerback Cami, J Crew Factory ~
~ Wide-Leg Ponte Pant, Navy ~
~ ZeroGrand Perforated Oxfords, Cole Haan (Comme de Garcons, Converse) ~

This is a sporty look adding some cool sneakers. If these pants looks good with Toms and espadrilles they’ll look good with sneakers. I have the Striped Racerback Cami on it’s way to me. I am hoping it will be a cool option for my trip.

I would be nice if J Crew would bring these in a khaki or chocolate color. I don’t think white or anything light would be good as the ponte might then start to become a bit see-through. Especially if they keep the same weight of the pant and not make it thicker.

How else would you style the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant?

Last Wednesday was our 15th Wedding Anniversary. Unfortunately, Husband had to leave for San Francisco early in the morning so we were unable to celebrate until he returned on Friday. We had dinner on the Riverwalk and went to see John Mulaney later that night. As soon as I tried on the Drapey Crepe Oxford Jumpsuit, I knew that I wanted to wear it for our night out.

It was pretty warm and humid that evening so the sleeveless worked well. I laughed so much in the theater that it kept me warm enough. The jumpsuit was long so I did a quick hem with double-sided Hollywood tape. I love the length and dropped it off at the tailor to get it properly hemmed. 

I chose the Shilling Bib Necklace, which I bought on a whim after seeing it styled in the store. The bracelets are the Sparrow Cuff and a C.Wonder initial cuff. The clutch is actually a wallet/cross-body from Tory Burch that I purchased during the SPRING event. The cross-body strap came in very handy when we were walking around downtown.

The shoes are Talbot’s from a few years ago. They were the worst to wear! The front of the criss-cross strap dug into the top of my toes causing blisters. Husband said the restaurant and theater were near each other when they were actually several blocks from each other. I’ll have to find another pair that are similar, since I really like them.

Despite the shoe issues, I really loved this outfit and the anniversary celebration was wonderful.

I came up with a few outfits, planned all via my Stylebook app. This first one is super casual with Gladiator Flats and a denim jacket. This is actually a great outfit for my trip next week to San Diego. Husband has a work trip and I’m tagging along. What should I do with my time during the day?

~ Tassel Giza Necklace, Madewell ~ 

I knew I wanted to pair Leopard with this Jumpsuit as well and I already have the Lillian Wedge Sandal in Calf-Hair from J Crew. I love the turquoise-colored stone necklace to bring some unexpected color on top of the black. The Cross-body ties all the colors together.

~ Kerrington Wallet Cross-body, Diamond Combo, Tory Burch ~
~ Lillian Wedge Sandal, J Crew (Seychelles, Loeffler Randall, J Crew)

Of course Espadrilles like the Sevilles from J Crew will work well too. I wore the Metallic Espadrilles in the fitting room and it worked. I think the Bright Citrus from last year will look great with the Jumpsuit too.

Any thoughts on how you would style the Drapey Crepe Oxford Jumpsuit? I’d love to hear them.

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I bought the Selvedge Chambray Shirt right before the holidays, hoping it kept with the longer shirt trend J Crew has been promoting. Turns out it just covers my booty which is longer than my other denim and chambray shirts. I have worn it several times already and love it under the Abstract Fair Isle Sweater. I took my normal size 8 in this shirt and it fits TTS.

I have had the Cashmere Shawl-Collar Sweater since Holiday 2009. It looks great over ruffled blouses like Silk Frances Cami from a few years ago. The Pixie Pants in Tuxedo Stripe are last year’s version but you can still get this year’s version. Though they need it, I haven’t had the chance to get them hemmed. Every time I wear them I am wearing boots so I just fold them up. I did wash them in the machine and not dry clean them. I put them on delicate in cold water. (I have a front-load machine.) The leather stripe came out all wrinkled and crumpled and I thought I had ruined them. After they dried I pulled on that part to see what would happen and they went back to normal. Especially after I put them on. I do wear them quite a few times before washing and I don’t know how many times I’ll be able to get away with it before something happens to the leather. Hopefully, I’ll get my fill of them by then. 

The Anonymous Ism socks are from last year’s men’s collection but there are new offerings this year {here, here, here}. Mine have deer on them and since they are for men, they are a little bigger but much cozier too! I am finally wearing my Tortoise Crystal Pendant and paired it with an older J Crew necklace, maybe the Pearl & Box Chain. {Que Bella} I forgot how much I liked the necklace. I’ll have to be sure to wear it so it’s more noticeable next time.
I hope you are all staying warm this weekend! I am hoping to make my niece’s basketball tournament tomorrow, with maybe a stop at the outlet. I haven’t been there in a while. Kate Spade and J Crew are calling to me.
Have a Great Day!

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