****UPDATE**** The Iridescent Sequin Tank in this review is now on sale for $49.99 plus 30% off. The Iridescent Sequin Shift Dress, that I’ll review tomorrow, is also on sale at $99.99!!! I fit well in the size 6.

A few quick notes before we get to today’s review. J Crew has a tiny roll-out of new arrivals today. I am liking the Belted Oxford Dress. Also, Gilt City has a 30% off J Crew Factory coupon available. If you are not a member of Gilt, you can sign up for Free here. I don’t see an exclusion on the Quilted Vest in the fine print and I haven’t tried it but that is subject to change.

Now on to the outfit review!
Current Tee size: S/M
Current Pant size: 8

Iridescent Sequin Tank, Misty Forest, size 6 ~

The size 6 fit really well. It wasn’t pulling or tight across the chest. The size 8 would have given me a looser fit, if that is what I was looking for. I think with the sequins I would prefer a closer fit to the body. The sequins were not itchy or bothersome against the body of the skin. I like the Misty Forest color. Olive is one of my favorites for Fall. 

I was a little bothered by the sequins under the arm. They rubbed a little so I’m sure that would get annoying quickly.

They seem to be sown on pretty well, stitched together and not separate. This is a nice Tank and made it to my wishlist. I think it may be nice to use during the Holidays and a different color green for Christmas.

Washed Lamé Pull-on Pant, Metallic Champagne, size 6 ~
I thought I might be able to get away with wearing a size 6 in these pants but only my Assets Shorts are saving me from splitting the seam in them. Assets are by Spanx and I got mine at Target. The waist did fit well and the drawstring is useful in these. The size 8 would fit more comfortably through the hip and thigh. 

Though these state they are a 26-inch inseam online, they hit just below the top of the Collection Collette Heel, so full-length on me (5’2″).

Though I’m sure you could wear the Washed Lamé Pull-on Pant casually with a tee and nice flip-flops, I feel they are too shiny to be dressed down. The Shirtdress on the other hand, is something I feel I could wear dressed down and casual. They look great with flats and I will also try them with some espadrilles.

So tell me, have you tried on any of the Lamé items yet? Do you think either the pant or shirtdress can be “dressed-down”?

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I have a quick, and late Shoes-day today for you featuring the Collection Collette Calf-Hair D’Orsay Kitten Heels.

I tried on my normal size 7, and though you see a gap at the heel, that was the right size for me. The width is perfect and they didn’t slip off my feet when I walked. 

The online description states these are 3 1/8-inch heels but they certainly didn’t feel 3 inches tall. Also, when someone says Kitten Heel, I think 1 1/2 to 2 inches in height, max.

You see that the toe-cleavage is minimal and that area is cut and an angle instead of straight across. I really like the different shades of brown used this time mixed in with ivory and not tan. The pattern placement doesn’t bother me on these. 
The Collette Calf Hair D’Orsays are really nice. I’ve not experience any other brand of shoes with calf-hair so I only know of J Crew and they seem to do it well. These heels seemed to go with a lot of the items I tried on. You’ll see those this week.
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I went to Nordstrom to see the Anniversary sale in person one last time yesterday and saw new Tory Burch bags right as I walked in the door. I fell in love with the Green Posies Jitney print immediately!

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It didn’t take me long to decide on which one I wanted. I have two of the larger Kerrington Totes so I wanted to give the Mini Square Tote a try this time.

I love that it has a zip pocket in the middle. Perfect for putting my wallet in, since the top of the bag is open. 

Other items in this print…

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I have the Marion Wallet Cross-Body in Ivory and use it every single day. It’s great for travel as I tuck it into my Kerrington Tote and then pull it out to use during the day. I take off the straps to use as a clutch at night. Currently there is only a Yellow color right now. The Kerrington Wallet Cross-Body is the same as the Marion I have, though it is PVC as opposed to Leather. It has a few slots for cards and a small open area for keys, purse and minimal make-up like lipstick and powder.

These sold out fast when I bought it. I couldn’t decide between a bright pink and this Ivory. I’m happy I chose the Ivory and it is very easy to clean. 
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The Soft Lamé Shirtdress immediately went on my wishlist the moment I saw it online. I knew it was the one item I really wanted to see IRL. And it did not disappoint. The style is similar to the Short-Sleeve Cotton Shirtdress that I have in both Navy and White, especially the sleeves. I do have a little bit of a difficult time getting it over my head so I’m glad the zipper in back was added to this shirtdress.


I also love the look of this dress with flats. You don’t always want to wear heels so it’s nice to know that flats will work really well this dress too! The material does have a nice “soft” feel to it though it seems a little silly to name it that. The shirttail hem is slightly longer in the back than the front.

A good sign that I love an item is when I wear it right away. Husband and I went to a local show last night and I wore this dress. I paired it with my Lillian Calf-Hair Sandals (splurge, save) and the Tortoise Flower Necklace. I loved the whole look! The clutch is old J Crew, circa Summer 2008.
I’m off to get a haircut today! I can’t believe it’s already August 1st already. We are headed into 100 degree temps this week. That’s my cue to get out of the sun and enjoy the pool in the evenings and night. 
I’ll be back by Monday to review some more J Crew Retail items!

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The Anniversary Sale ends on Sunday! I have updated some of my picks from my original list. From that list, MamaBella had to size down half-a-size in the Halogen Olsen T-Strap Flats.  And, The Boy LOVES his Onitsuka Tiger sneakers. I’ve had to take them away so until he heads back to school. He almost wore them to work one day! They would have been covered in flour and pastry dough had that happened!

I am really loving the DVF Celeste Romper. I saw it in my store and it’s a silk jersey knit, super comfortable. I like how it looks like a mini-dress from the front but are really skorts! I’d add some heels and a clutch for date night. A reader loves the Natori Feathers Bra so I’m going to give that one a try. I usually by my Zella from Nordstrom Rack but they don’t have the Live In Knee Shorts yet.

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Also, I was walking around the shoe section and the Cole Haan Zerogrand Perforated Oxford in Ironstone Suede made me stop in my tracks. I tried them on in a different color in my normal size and they were a great fit. I ended up ordering them and they should be here soon. They come in lots of colors and are amazingly comfortable!

Are you finding any last minute items from the Anniversary Sale?

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