What a weekend! Very glad that is behind me. Paintball was a lot of fun but I am so sore from running, twisting, falling, squatting, oh, and getting shot at. I have a bruise on my thigh that is the size of a softball. All from one little bitty paintball. That will be there for a few weeks so no mini skirts until it’s healed.

The boys ate everything! Even some of hubby’s “low-cal/diet” food. They were raiding the pantry at midnight for food and drinks. They all had a lot of fun and hopefully were really tired yesterday. I know The Boy was.

Here’s what I wore to the office last week. It was raining a lot so I wore the Riley’s there and changed shoes

Blazer – J Crew Eden
Cardigan – J Crew Scalloped Zipper Cardigan
Cami – J Crew Trevi Shell
Necklace – J Crew Simple Pearl & Box Chain Necklace (I don’t see it online.)
Jeans – Gap Essential (Love these jeans!)
Boots – Kate Spade Riley Rain Boots
Heels – Manolo Blahnik Black Campari

Here’s Friday’s OOTD that I wore running around getting the food the boys ate.

Tees – J Crew Perfect Fit V-Neck, J Crew Elk Tee
Jeans – Gap Curvy
Flats – J Crew

And here’s what I’m wearing today.

Cardigan – TJ Maxx
Cami – Anthropologie Buds & Stripes Top
Jeans – Gap Curvy
Flats – J Crew

This top was styled at Anthro with the Field Game Cardigan. I found this cardi at TJ Maxx (pre-ban) for $12.99. I used the tie from the top to belt the cardi.

We are having rainy weather this week and it’s so easy to put on lounge wear. But, I’ll try to post my OOTDs daily since I’m “shopping my closet”.

Here’s my OOTD for today. It’s different from my original Polyvore I created for today because the rain stopped and the sun came out, even though it’s still cold…and windy.

Sweater: J Crew Dolce Shawl Popover in Light Pewter
Tee: J Crew Rosette in Light Pewter
L/S Tee: J Crew F/S in White
Jeans: J Crew Denim Minnie Pant
Boots: Nine West Jemonia (2007)
I forgot how much I like these boots and I couldn’t wait to wear these Denim Minnies!

Promise…Here’s my OOTD with the new Printed Ripstop Pull On Kate Skirt (receipt name).

Skirt: JC Printed Ripstop Pull On Kate Skirt
Tee: JC Chiffon Rose
Cardigan: JC Long Cardi
Belt: Old Navy Bow Belt in Pewter
Shoes: Cole Haan

Some necklaces…
Fireball Fringe Necklace – $55

Nouveau Gem Necklace – $115

Simple Pearl & Box Chain Necklace – $58

Spring Time Flower Sash – Pink/Olive/Cream & Blue/Black

Reusable Canvas Tote – $10 – This is only one of the 3 designs.

There were some cute necklaces and bracelets. The other two designs (colors too I think) of the totes were really cute too.

So what J Crew tried to do here…
Has been tweaked to this for Spring 

The receipt says Bella Scallop Zipper Cardi.

I’ll have a few more pics later but this was a great, lightweight sweater. The only bad thing about this is that if you are tall it will looked cropped on you. This hit me right at the top of my hip. My SA was so disappointed she couldn’t get it. She said it looked like a cropped sweater on her.

Also, the really pretty Tie-Dye Wednesday Skirt is not gonna happen. J Crew didn’t make the skirt according to my SA.


Here a link to my Picasa Album with what I tried on/could get in the dressing room.
Several skirts, the Minnie Pant in Denim, some ruffle-y tops.


Headed over to Anthro to see some of the new arrivals IRL and came home with a few.

Here’s what I tried on.
Anthropologie Visit

Seasonless Stretch Skirt – Originally tried on here. This was on sale in the gray and black for $19.99. I did size up to an 8.

Cafe Creme Skirt – The SA brought this to me in a 4 and it fit like a glove. I loved it but the Seasonless Skirt was a better deal ($19.99 –> $79.99)

James Twiggy Denim Legging – I had been thinking about doing a post on denim leggings because I am seeing more and more of them in stores. I have to say, the SA must have literally sized me up because she brought me a 28 and I protested greatly. She said “Trust me.” Again, fit like a glove. I couldn’t believe it. It’s a dark wash, which I love and there was just enough stretch to it to be very comfortable. I will look around for others and compare fit to see if I like it enough to buy it.

Upended Poppy Tee – I tried on a Medium and it was really tight in the arms for me. I love the design but didn’t really like it IRL.

Free Flow Tank – The top that’s all abuzz in the blogosphere. I tried on the navy in a Medium and the Beige in a Small. The fit of the small was great but 1) I have and love the Viscose Tango Top from J Crew and 2) I wasn’t too fond of the permanently tied bow. Cute but it can’t be adjusted. Also, I loved the navy but I was already buying two navy tops and they didn’t have my size.

Off-The-Tie-Rack Blouse – What a great top! I usually (read never) wear strapless or one shoulder tops due to some self-conscious issues I have with small bulges when my arms are down BUT this did not cut into my skin and looked great. The SA advised not to to a bow but a knot on the side which was great because it didn’t add any bulkiness. I tried on a 6.

Into the Night Blouse – Another great top and very reasonable. I had to keep checking the tag to make sure the price was what I thought I saw ($88). I feared the top of the blouse would run small but my standard size 6 was perfect.

Tutu Tank – I tried this on in the pink, navy and red. The red was really pretty and I tried on both a Medium and a Small, which fit better. Again, the Viscose Tango Top trumped this top AND they didn’t have the red in a Small (and it’s not online in that color either).

Striped Pursuit Top – This is by Odille and I tried on a 6. The center is elastic all the way around and the decoration on the front doesn’t extend all around the back. The only reason I didn’t get it was because it would have been the third navy top. But I keep thinking about going back to get it.

Tandem Jump Blouse – This was so cute with little parachutes all over it. I tried a 6 and could have easily sized down to a 4. I have too many “boxy” shirts. I’m trying to find more structured and fitted shirts.

I purchased the Seasonless Stretch Skirt, the Off-the-Tie-Rack Blouse and the Into the Night Blouse. I am really happy with those purchases and have already worn the Into the Night Blouse. I also had GREAT service from the SA in the store. She brought me other items to try on and she was very attentive, not only to me but to other customers in the dressing room. She was very honest with how something looked or fit on me (and everyone else) but was really nice and funny about it.

I can’t wait to see what other new arrivals Anthropologie brings in.