Shorts and lightweight skirts and dresses are a main staple in my closet for Summer. Texas hit the 100s while I was on vacation and hasn’t let up. I look at J Crew because they have an array of lengths and colors every year.
This year I found the Nautical Striped Shorts in my store in Tangier Orange, which is an orange-red stripe. These are a Linen-Cotten blend with a little bit of a higher waist, slight pleating and a 3-inch inseam. The zip is on the side which makes for a leaner look, IMO. And at $65 I wasn’t about to not give them a try.
Linen Cable Knit Sweater in Flax
Nautical Striped Short in Tangier Orange
TOMS Bennet Wedges
I loved the fit of these so much I ordered them in the Coastline Blue colorway as well. I can’t seem to stop wearing the Linen Cable Knit Sweaters from J Crew. This time I am wearing the Neon Azalea with the shorts and the Soludos espadrilles in White. I went with a size 8 as the 6 was just a bit too snug across the hips which then caused the pleating to pull a little bit. Size 8 is my standard JC Shorts size. 

And look who else likes them too?

Ali Fedotowsky helped Sauza Tequila kick-off their Regional Rescue Tour. She paired hers with a denim shirt, red necklace and cute blue wedges. (I am not a Bachelor/Bachelorette watcher so I had to Google her. I originally thought she was a soap opera actress.)
Has anyone else tried these shorts?

Can you believe it is mid-October already? We are starting to feel just a slight nip in the air, but only in the mornings and after dark. Hence my first outfit from Tuesday. It was chilly and I was excited to wear my J Crew Maritime dress in Navy. You’ve seen me in the Sail Blue here. And now there is a black color as well. Online it looks too similar to the navy so I’ll pass on it. I went with rolled sleeves and my new TOMS Bennett Metallic Slip-On. These are exactly like my Metallic Cork Wedges but a flat version. I was surprised at how neutral this shoe was and wore the wedges a lot this summer so I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of the slip-on version as well. 
Unfortunately, I didn’t keep this on all day. It was pretty warm in the afternoon so I had to change before I was off to the salon and didn’t get pictures. 
Wednesday I brought out my new Whirligig Dress in Dark Orange. I love the wrap on this dress and it’s so comfortable for day-wear. Husband sprung a last minute cook-out with friends so I threw on my Lanvin Espadrilles to run to the grocery store. Even though they are espadrilles they have a dark jute wedge so they are still perfect to wear in the fall, at least in South Texas.

…And my new haircut. I love it and feel so much more like me now. I call it the “chic-mullet”…Mom-bob on the right, Short and Sassy on the left, with a touch of bang. I now have my best accessory back.

Thursday I was off to my parents hometown for an impromptu wedding shower. I wore my Twinkle Twinkle Dress by Girls from Savoy and my new Christian Louboutin Simple 70 pumps in Copper. They are such a gorgeous color and I just happened to be in Neiman’s the day after they arrived.

And finally, today, I had lots of errands so I brought out a great tunic from Lucky Brand that I bought on sale along with my J Crew Ankle Toothpick jeans and new “cheaper on ebay” Cece Suede Ballet Flats in Bright Flame.

Husband and I are off for a quick weekend get-a-way with friends tomorrow so I’m off to pack a bag.

Have a GREAT weekend.

I have to say June was the “Month of Shoes” for me from different brands and price points. I think there’s a little something in here for everyone (including your boys and hubby’s). This is picture and link heavy so I apologize if the post takes a little longer to load.

I teased you with my new TOMS that are the prettiest color of sunshine yellow with that Sperry Topsider accent.

Size 7 1/2

Nike® for J.Crew Vintage Collection Cortez® Sneakers

Size 5 1/2 (Men’s), Chalk- To determine your size go down 1 and a half sizes from your normal size. I am a 7 in Women’s. These come complete with the exposed foam tongue, just like back-in-the-day. The Boy saw these on the back of the catalog I had laying around and FREAKED OUT! He proceeded to beg beg BEG for these in the Anthracite (Blue/Green). He is a HUGE fan of the Nike Cortez and has several pairs in various colors. He has some all white leather and is very careful to not scuff them or get them dirty. He now asks every week or so if any new colors have come out on the J Crew site. I’ll have him drinking the “crewlade” soon. Muah-ha-ha… 

Size 37
I have some Corso Como Espadrilles in red but I couldn’t pass up Louboutin’s on sale, in my size! I bought these at Neiman’s and they had some lovely blue Gingham flats, but sadly not in my size.

Tory Burch Tevray Huarache Wedge Sandal
Size 7
Again, another Neiman’s sale find, plus an additional 20% off! You may also be able to find them in black and white.

LANVIN!!! My first pair. Had I known it would come in this lovely box I would have looked for some sooner. It will be a present every time I open the box to wear the shoes.

Lanvin Black Patent Espadrille Wedge
Size 37
Loving Neiman’s as these were on sale, plus the additional 20% off. I love that the jute is a darker brown, which will easily transition to fall. I’ve seen these floating around in a Coral/Peach color too.

Prada Pointed Toe Sling-back Pump
Size 36 1/2
Sweet baby pink Prada’s!!! The pictures do not do this shoe justice regarding the color. I am not a “ballerina pink” girl but these were too beautiful to pass up. The link is to a different color on Polyvore. I’m thinking skinny jeans, a white tee and fitted motorcycle jacket with these.

Talbots times two!
Patent Leather Lucite-Heel City Sandals
Size 7
Black & Plaster – Now on sale for $44.39! The Suede in Bordeaux and Leather in Golden Haze/Yellow are just as pretty if you are put off by the “dancer-ish clear heels” and on sale too! See them on Gigi.

Size 7
Black & Warm Taupe
I didn’t get the black but took this picture of them when I was in the store. I tried on the 6 1/2 and found them tight around the widest part of my foot, around the ball. The 7’s were a better fit when I tried them on and 7 is my normal J Crew shoe size. I haven’t worn these yet as it’s just too hot for anything but sandals. They also come in Pale Peacock, Dusty Clay and Brick Red.
Warm Taupe
Here is the color comparison with my Ann Taylor Perfect Pump in Porcini. Those are patent and a little more on the gray side.

J Crew Mona Suede Pumps
Size 7
Wild Berry
Y’all know I love me some J Crew Wild Berry so I had to see these IRL, EVEN THOUGH I also have the Cece Suede Ballet Flats in the same color. They also come in Black, Burnt Sienna, and Slate. I won’t be purchasing the other colors and here’s why. I am not a fan of Black suede. I prefer Black in patent. The Burnt Sienna is about the same color as the Julienne‘s I found on ebay. And I have the Coddington in Cobblestone.

Cece Suede Ballet Flats
Size 7
Wild Berry
I have seen the Sapphire & Tropical Green IRL and they are true to the color online.

Now, do I keep the Mona and exchange the Cece for another color like the Sapphire or Tropical Green? Or do I keep both in the same color? I will certainly wear the flats more but the heels will be great for that little POP for Girls Night Out or Date Night. I’m still debating that one.

OK…so that’s “Super Shoes-day”. I hope you enjoyed it.

Have a great evening!

I was blessed to celebrate my birthday yesterday with my family yesterday. We had lunch at one of my favorite places in SATX, La Gloria. Husband and I went there last year for my birthday and loved it. They have these great life-sized metal art figures in the front. Perfect picture taking spots. They also just added an outdoor, fully-stocked bar.


Menu Board complete with metal Ants crawling around it.

My regular…Pollo en Escabeche Sopes

I’m wearing an Eddie Bauer Crinkle Dress in Plaid. I am in my normal size 6. It was nice and casual and cool for the day. I added a Cole Haan purse I received for Christmas and my new Christian Louboutin Brown Espadrilles.

MamaBella, AudreyBella, La Senora-one of the art figures, MomoBella

Husband and The Boy shopped at Anthropologie for my presents this year and they did good.

Lunar Cycles Top in Dark Orange

Here’s a teaser for “Super Shoes-day” next week…While shopping at one of the little boutiques in Boerne, a small town nearby, I found these TOMS. They are the Bimini Stitchouts in Yellow. Unfortunately the TOMS site only has two sizes left in the red. I love the yellow and the Top-sider accent. I took a 7 1/2 for three reasons. 1) I really wanted them but this was the smallest size they had left. That immediately told me they were very popular and I would be hard-pressed to find this color in my size elsewhere. 2) They run slightly smaller than my Black Glitters, which are a 7. 3) I really wanted them. I read in some of the reviews that a lot of people are going a half to a full size up in these.

Have a Great Day! I have a busy day and weekend ahead of me preparing for our party tomorrow. See you “Shoes-day”!

Oh…and Feliz cumpleaños to Gigi and Dina!!! Have a wonderful birthday!

Here’s what I’m wearing today in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

J Crew Summerweight Bermuda Shorts, 6
Toms Wedges, 7

And here are some other outfits I’ve worn over the past week or so.

For the Royal Wedding – I missed the ceremony but was up in time for the 2 kisses. I then watched the replay of the ceremony on E! I figured gold was appropriate.

J Crew Gold Linen Lame Bermuda Shorts, 8
J Crew Serengeti Cami, 8
J Crew Jackie in Beechwood, M
Toms Wedges

And I painted my nails in Butter London “Snog”

Over the Weekend…

J Crew Broadcloth Scalloped Shirt, Navy, 6
J Crew Cocodrillo Shorts, 8
J Crew Capri Sandals, 7
It was pretty chilly on Monday, compared to our warm weekend weather so I was able to break out my Casbah scarf! 
J Crew Vintage Cotton Ruffle Tee, White, S
J Crew Factory Bling-Button Cardigan, White, M
J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jeans, 30
Toms Glitter Shoes
J Crew Casbah Scarf

It was a little warmer yesterday but still nice enough for a cardigan.

J Crew Featherweight Cardigan
J Crew Whisper Linen Tee, Black, S
J Crew Garden Skirt, Sage, 6
J Crew Tri-Buckle Waist Belt, S
J Crew Loretta Wood Heels, Modern Red, 7

The Tee and Skirt are currently available online and in-stores in various colors. The Linen Tees are sheer, hence the “Whisper” in the name. I am wearing a cami from The Limited underneath it. Even through these are sheer they are perfect for summer. I bought the tee in several colors and plan to get a lot of use out of them. The tee runs big so size down one. The skirt fits TTS and I had a hard time deciding between this skirt and the Perfect Linen Shirt in the same color (which is not online BTW).

And now for the shoes. These fit TTS. I am a consistent size 7 in J Crew shoes. The wood base/heel reminds me of the Dr. Scholl’s Shoes. I don’t like the way it ties and they are a little loud when you walk. I do like the color and style of this sandal and I think these will be a fun summer sandal.

Have a great day! VIVA!