I was in training for most of the week but there was time to visit the J Crew Factory Store. I was a bit underwhelmed walking in but grabbed a few things to try on for the blog.

JCF Carson Short – 6, Bright Plum
See the retail version on me here (slate) and here (plum). This was a good fit in the 6 and I love the brightness of the plum but I already have the retail version. All colors were in-store. I don’t recall if there was a % off.

JCF Printed Perfect Shirt – M, Light Berry – This was a little wide on me. The arms were too long as well.

JCF Coralie Cami – 6, Mink, #38798, $64.50 plus 40% off – This was a good fit. I never tried on the retail version and, unfortunately don’t recall what the other colors were. I think there might have just been the Papaya color.

JCF Cropped Matchstick Jeans – Sz 30

JCF Tweed Unagi Pencil Skirt – 6, SPA, $89.50 plus 30% off – I know this was previously online but it must have sold out. I am not a fan of the Factory version of this skirt. The fit was fine but the material is thin and seemed a bit cheap to me.

JCF Printed Sylvie Skirt – 8 – I have the retail version of this skirt and I have to say I like the Factory version better. The color is a lot brighter and more saturated.

Factory on the left (8)…Retail on the right (6)

I think I’ll be keeping the Factory version so if someone is looking for the retail version in a 6, email me with an offer.

I also stopped by the Ann Taylor Factory Store since it was right next door to J Crew. I haven’t been in there in a long time but this skirt in the window caught my eye. It looked like lace until I saw it up close. It’s crochet and gorgeous. There’s also a dress that is just stunning. I regret not trying it on. I brought home the 8 Petite.

AND! I found the Peep-Toe Perfect Pumps in Porcini. I love this color and even though these fit just a teeny bit big (size 7), I brought them home with me anyway.

It looks like we have started our transition to warmer weather here in South Texas. It should be shorts and flip-flops all weekend long so I’m sending warm weather thoughts to you Northern readers out there!

Have a great day!

Not to rub it in but this is the BEST weather. Cool enough for a light cardigan but you can still wear shorts. Not too hot or humid that you need a shower as soon as you walk out the door. Blue skies and not a cloud in the sky. LOVE IT!!

I received my Anthropologie order today and changed part of my original OOTD from my Polyvore set. I purchased the Brass Tack Wedges (on sale) and the Toe-Tapping Flats. I needed another pair of classic black flats and for $64 they were perfect. I love the studding on the Brass Tack Wedges…so cool.

Here’s the Polyvore.

And the IRLs…
Close to the edge…trying not to fall in or off.

I really like the print of this Kelsey ruffle cami. The ruffles are growing on me and I think the sweater tamed it down and kept me from looking too clown-ish. I bought this color of Jackie sweater, Pearl after seeing Gigi’s review of the Jackie sweaters. This is really a great color, not white, not gray…perfect IMO. 
The shorts are just a different color of the the ones I wore yesterday. They are a 3 1/2 inch inseam but they do sit right on my hips (size 6) so they feel a little longer. I normally prefer 5 inch or longer (Bermudas) but these are great. I don’t feel like I’m over-exposing my legs. I would have never know if I hadn’t tried them on. The belt was an after thought when I was in the store. I wasn’t sure what I would wear it with but decided to bring it home anyway. Perfect for this outfit and with these shoes.
Also, CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of the Coffee Kozy Giveaway: AppGal, One Fashionista Diva, Ashley, Debra and Gigi.

We’ve been having some beautiful, 70+ degree weather the past few days. Perfect for shorts and light sweater layering.

Here’s the Polyvore.


I wasn’t sure the top and color of the shorts would work together but it’s growing on me. I also wasn’t originally sure about the shoes but decided on the flats for the day. The shorts were in my store last week and are now on the website.
Here’s my OOTD from Tuesday.
AND, I went to the salon on Saturday to get my haircut and some highlights.

Have a GREAT day!