Husband had another work Christmas party this past weekend so I was excited to get dressed up again. I originally wanted to wear the Chandelier Sweatshirt but Husband was critical of it because it was a sweatshirt. “Oh no. No no no. Um…yeah…no. It’s a sweatshirt.” Ok then, you’ve made your point.
So I chose an all J Crew ensemble in light colors.
J Crew Cashmere Tee in Snow, J Crew Sterling Skirt in Sheer Mint, J Crew Collection Etta Snakeskin Cap Toe Pump, J Crew Grande Crystal Drop Necklace
I found the Etta’s on ebay for a great deal.
I added my Tipped Gray Lexington Blazer to blend with the lighter colors I was wearing.
Waiting on Husband…tick tock, tick tock. You can’t really tell but I used my new Urban Decay Naked3 Palette
. The last color reminds me of Black Cherry. I usually keep a neutral face so it’s nice to have a few more options in this little palette with some beautiful rosy neutrals.
As it turns out, the Chandelier Sweatshirt worn with cords or jeans would have fit right in with what all the other ladies were wearing. Embellished on top and jeans or leggings on bottom. Not to say I didn’t love my outfit because I did. I didn’t feel uncomfortable being a little over-dressed either as I felt great and Husband loved it!
I can’t believe Christmas is almost here. I have not finished my shopping and will have to run around here and there all week and spend the weekend wrapping everything. I did wrap a few gifts with my new ribbon and paper from The Container Store. They come out with some beautiful wrapping every year!
Have a Great Day! Thanks for visiting!
As promised, here are a couple more outfits that never made it to the camera for a full length shot.
I wore this when we took a trip to Dallas with The Boy to visit one of the Universities he is considering.
Andie Chino in Navy, 8
Silk Secretary Blouse in Hummingbird Floral, 8 (ebay find!)
Classic Schoolboy Blazer in Navy, 8
Cece Ballet Flats in Navy, 7
Michael Kors Crossbody
Crinkle Boy Shirt in Blackwatch Plaid, 8 (on sale!)
Cashmere Tee in Pack Green, Medium
Andie Chinos in Navy, 8
Short Chalet Shearling Boots, 7
Le Bal d’Hiver Tee (old)
C. Wonder Stretch Skinny Blackwatch Jeans, 29
Darby Loafers in Calf-Hair Leopard, 7
This has been one of my favorite pairings and can’t wait to duplicate it once the weather is a little nicer. This would be super cute for our casual Christmas Eve or even New Year’s Eve during the day.
Have a Great Day!
Husband’s company had their Holiday party Saturday and I had eagerly been waiting to wear the Gold Stripe Mini Skirt. The weather turned bitterly cold on Thursday but I was still determined to wear this skirt so I tweaked the rest of the outfit to accommodate this.
My entire outfit, from head-to-toe, is all J Crew. The sweater is Cashmere Tee in Black. The shoes are the Collection Sloane Velvet Crisscross Pumps I reviewed here. For my jewelry, I am wearing the Salon Necklace and Bracelet from 2009. I originally had the bracelet in Shore Pink and wore it to the Holiday party back in 2009, here. I eventually sold it because I wanted the bracelet and necklace to match. The tights are also J Crew, the Super-Opaque Tights in Black. I usually grab a extra pair at the end of the season when they are on sale.
I had my nails done at Ulta with OPI GelColor in Onyx Black with a GoldenEye accent nail.
I did keep my hands warm with J Crew Leather Gloves in Holiday Punch, Fall 2011. This year’s version of the glove also has a Holiday Punch color but it’s purple and not Bright Pink like mine.
The entertainment for the night was ZZ Top! They played a mix of everything including some Elvis, Jimmy Hendrix and of course, Legs and Sharped Dressed Man. They look they same, just a bit older when you get up close.
We finished the night taking some friends to one of my favorite bar for a cocktail before heading home.
Have a Great Evening!
We had a chilly but sunny Thanksgiving and I’ve been waiting to wear my Leather Pocket Mini-Dress from Madewell. I paired it with a Light Gray Tissue Turtleneck Tee from a few years ago since my Black color looked dingy. I added Black Assets Leggings and my lovely Harper Leather Boots. I was comfortable all day and had plenty of room to hide the Thanksgiving Food Baby.
The Boy and I goofing around.
Friday evening we went out as a family to celebrate Husband’s birthday. He had been sick all week, including his birthday and even missed out on Thanksgiving. I have on my J Crew Sample Cashmere Pants
, a Cashmere Tee
in Olive, Martina Wedges
I purchased from a JCA, and my jumping-on-the-bandwagon/better-late-than-never Lexington Blazer
in Ivory. I have been slowly finding the Lexington Blazers in the solid and tipped and I think I now have every color I want. I have also been able to find two Wool Oxford Blazers that are gorgeous
! I wish these two would come back. I added my Dorado Necklace
at the last minute and it paired wonderfully with the outfit.
I did stop at the J Crew Factory store on my way home on Thanksgiving since it opened at 6 p.m.!! It wasn’t busy at all since everyone was at Kate Spade and Coach on that side of the mall. I didn’t venture out on Black Friday as there are just too many people out-and-about. Unfortunately, one of those people was in a little bit of a hurry and pulled out in front of The Boy. He wasn’t hurt, Thank The Lord! but the truck his grand-father gave him is a total loss. We are sad only because the truck is sentimental to us but we know dad was looking down on his Grandson that day to keep him safe.
Even though I’m one of the first in line when there’s a sale or new arrivals, in the end it’s all just stuff. Nothing is more important than the time we have here on Earth with our loved ones. And, now, because The Boy has no vehicle, I get to dust off that black Chauffeur Hat and spend a little more time during the day with him than I normally would. Woo Hoo!! Which is great for me (and him but he won’t admit it) because he’ll be off to College in 6 months and then I’ll be really sad! (J Crew better have a great Fall 2014 to cheer me up!)
Have a Great Evening!
We had another Christmas Dinner Party last night at an amazing Italian Restaurant in town, Paesano’s. Husband and I have eaten there before for our anniversary. Prizes, food, drinks and fun people made for a great party. Husband said the attire was casual, again, but I knew that restaurant and certainly wasn’t going casual. I wore this dress last time I went to the restaurant.
The Silk Taffeta Parlour Skirt is very bright in Electric Blue but was the perfect skirt for this party. I thought finding a top for it would be hard but I grabbed a Cashmere Tee in Neon Fuchsia and it was so bright and beautiful paired with the skirt. I added my Kate Spade Queen of the Nile Clutch (love the camel on top), the Blaire heels, of course, and the Flower Lattice Necklace.
Have a Great Day!