Que Bella Catchup

Here are a few OOTDs from last week. This first outfit I loved! I’ve had this belt for years and love it. It can be reversed so the multi-buckles are at the back. The skirt was so comfortable to wear and the weather was nice enough to be cozy but not too warm. Unfortunately, this skirt had a big issue. After I took it off, I noticed the seam where the waistband meets the skirt had come unraveled. There was at least a 5 inch hole in the skirt! The seam was stitched with the same merino wool it’s made out of and apparently any slight tugging or pulling on it made it come undone. I had to return it. If any of you have this skirt just be aware of the stitching. I don’t need anything falling apart for $128. And it’s too bad because I was eyeing the black skirt as well.

J Crew Silkspun Sweater
J Crew Merino Pleated Skirt
Corso Como Boots
Anthropologie Belt

One of my favorite shirts from J Crew. I have it in the Almond color as well. It runs big so I was able to size to a small in this. The purple is gorgeous IRL. And of course, my Cece Ballet Flats don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into. They will be my work-horse flats for most of the Fall and Winter. I’m glad I have multiples!

J Crew Silk and Sequins Scoopneck
GAP Curvy Jeans
J Crew Cece Ballet Flats

I wore this to a wedding shower on Saturday. The Bride-to-Be was gorgeous in a Shoshanna dress. My fashionable NYC prima wore the Nanette Lepore Cafe Sheath Dress (see on Chloe here) (LOVE!!!) for her engagement pictures. The Blouson Dress is a favorite dress style of mine. I have the lace in both colors as well as the stripe in black. The Royal Paisley does not disappoint. I was excited to see I have so many cardigan and sweater options for it, including this Jackie in Buttercup…perfect match!

J Crew Jackie in Buttercup
J Crew Blouson Dress in Royal Paisley
Cole Haan Mary Janes

No OOTDs so far for this week. Husband has been home ruining my daily groove but I’ll give him a pass. He’s been sick for 7!!! weeks and now has shingles. Poor hubby. Luckily I’ve had chicken pox and The Boy has been vaccinated for them. But there is no kissing going on ’round here right now. I’m too busy to be sick. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m busy every weekend starting now but I love this time of year.

Have a Great evening! I’ll be back with more reviews this week from that crazy 25% off sale. I am certainly shopped out. Luckily I’m not into all the Black Friday shopping. I go, but only to be my mom’s chauffeur. I can do a curb-side drop-off and then find a parking spot in BFE and not have anyone complain about how far they have to walk. I also run packages back to the car so our hands are not full of bags. And now that I’m old enough and have my “own” money, I can go eat anytime I want. My brother and I would starve for hours begging to go eat while she was in a zone shopping. Of course, I’m exaggerating…only slightly. Those marathon shopping trips my mom took us on is probably why I like to shop alone. Fun times.


  1. November 17, 2011 / 1:14 am

    I like all three looks, but the top one is my favorite! One of my best color schemes and I love the boots! Did you ever get my email??

  2. November 17, 2011 / 5:21 am

    You are so my blogging twin it isn't even funny. When I'm looking stuff up on Google, I bump into photos & think it's me. And then this with your mom. We totally hit mall after mall, were put to stand in lines, etc… Only diff is my mom's day is the day after Christmas. The mall-to-mall thing is toootally where I got hitting 2 J Crew's in a day from. *lol* Have fun w/her!

  3. November 17, 2011 / 4:19 pm

    OMG this story is so funny and I have a feeling that it is one my kids will tell one day about me! I so know about being in 'the zone'.

  4. November 18, 2011 / 2:35 am

    I love the merino pleated skirt on yoU!! You're so lucky, it didn't look good on me at all. I love the story about shopping with your mom. Made me miss my mom – she still goes with my sisters, but they are in Pennsylvania, and we don't go home for Thanksgiving. I won't see her til Christmas. I'm not into Black Friday AT ALL. Besides, there's always plenty of Black Friday specials on line too. I sleep in, lol! Love your other outfits too! And your flats are the colors of my new little heels that I am crazy about – pics on my blog today! Take care! ;D

  5. November 18, 2011 / 3:24 am

    Love these looks, but especially the top one! Seriously, J.Crew should pay you to make their clothes look so amazing!
    XO – Marion