Ink Blossom & Bazaar Tunic

Another office visit and a high school prep day are good reasons to dress up.

Monday I headed into the office again and chose the Ink Blossom Pencil Skirt. I honestly love J Crew pencil skirts. They are so flattering. I originally thought of wearing the Kelsey Ruffle cami with this skirt and even took a picture to debate it.

What do you think? 

I eventually decided on being a little less bold and more match-y.

Cami: J Crew Outlet
Skirt: J Crew – Ink Blossom Pencil Skirt
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Pump in Porcini 

LOVE THESE SHOES. Lasted a 10-hour day and not a smidge of pain.

Here’s what I wore today for The Boy’s Prep Day at high school. Yay for me! I didn’t cry.

Dress: J Crew Bazaar Print Tunic Dress
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Hola Flat

Of course, since I went in to the office I had to stop by the J’Crewlet. I know I just went two weeks ago but you never know what new items could show up. I did a quick scan and saw nothing new. The Eden Corduroy Blazer was on sale for $59.50.

Then I saw this necklace on the way out. They just came in over the weekend. During the summer I saw this necklace in the B&M and wanted it so badly but I just couldn’t justify the cost. So when I saw this for $49.50 AND 30% off jewelry, I didn’t hesitate to march right up to the register and buy it.

Necklace: J Crew Outlet (similar to Pearl Twisted Hammock)
Style #27531
$49.50 + 30% off

This is the same necklace but in natural that I found at the outlet before Christmas, in the sale section. It was $19.99 plus 20% off sale items.

Pretty pearls…

Have a great evening!

Yes, I got a haircut over the weekend and LOVE IT! I’m going to “attempt” to start growing it out but it’s hard when I get cuts like this that make me happy.


  1. August 11, 2010 / 2:32 am

    I like the styling of the first outfit, and I think the different patterns really work. Love the Ann Taylor shoes, I'll be hitting up my local store to see if there's any left 🙂

  2. August 11, 2010 / 2:34 am

    I actually really like the two patterns together! IMO the ink blossom skirt goes well with lots of unexpected patterns.

  3. August 11, 2010 / 3:31 am

    I like both options for the pencil skirt.

    I love your Louboutin flats. so chic!!!

    you have the cutest short hair. You make me want to chop mine off again.

  4. August 11, 2010 / 3:58 am

    i love your hair!!

    And i love both outfits. I think they would both work, because the shoes are neutral.

    I love the color of the skirt, and think it's a pretty versatile color.

  5. August 11, 2010 / 1:33 pm

    *sigh* I love J. Crew pencil skirts as well. I love the first picture that you put together – I think you should try it!

  6. August 12, 2010 / 3:52 am

    I am a pretty bold pattern mixer. A few weeks ago I wore the past season giraffe cami with the peony pencil skirt.

    I think that the kelsey and the ink blossom are a great pairing. You should definitely wear that!

  7. August 13, 2010 / 2:29 am

    I totally think you can pull off the first outfit, it looks great and I love those AT pumps!

    Thanks for the tip on the crewlet items. I am going to be right by one this weekend and will have to pop in!