Without realizing it, my Tuesday outfit was pink and green. The pink from Monday’s outfit was a little subtle but Tuesday it was more pronounced. Wednesday’s outfit of pink and green was completely on purpose.

On Tuesday, I knew I wanted to wear the Pleated Crepe Skirt in Vibrant Fuchsia and have been dying to copy Lisa’s outfit. My version includes the Perfect Shirt in Mini-Gingham in Heather Emerald, the Pleated Crepe Skirt and the Cece Suede Ballet Flats in Wild Berry.

The bracelet is an in-store only item my SA called the Jello Mold bracelet. I think it looks a little like a bowler hat too.

Wednesday’s outfit was a deliberate pick of Pink and Green. I wanted to see if I could find another Pink and Green outfit in my closet. Last year’s Thermal Striped Tee, The Sterling Skirt in Mint, the Cece’s again and the Jello Mold bracelet.  I am wearing an 8 Petite in the Sterling Skirt and it’s perfect. I originally ordered a 6 and it was too tight in the waist and past my knees in the length.

I probably had two more days of Pink and Green in my closet but I think three days is enough.

Have a Great Day!

Unlike many of you, who switch out your closet to flow with the weather changes in your area, I have to be prepared for daily changes in weather.

For example, I wore the gorgeous Cashmere Bateau Sweater in Stripe on Thursday with my GAP Essential Jeans and Bronson Suede Booties in Black. I added the Velvet Schoolboy Blazer in Black for the evening.

These jeans have been my favorite for a long time and they have held up well.

The Velvet Schoolboy Blazer from last year for a little nip in the air.

On Friday, I was at the opposite end of the thermometer so I grabbed my Cap Sleeve Column Dress and Kate Spade Kiki’s to run errands and hit the salon. There are still a few of these dresses left and at a great price too. I really love the Column Dress that Bailey 44 seems to do every season. I’m glad they started making a knee length version too.

Speaking of “Kiki”…


Today, we’re hitting warm temps again so a mini skirt and tee will do nicely for the day. This is an embellished Loft tee with the Surf Tweed Charter Skirt and Bright Dahlia/Wild Berry color accents with the Belt and Cece Suede Flats.

A little trim and lovely highlights from my Friday salon visit.

I am lucky enough to have a larger closet to keep everything out all year. I only store away the Cashmere and heavier knit sweaters in March but they are easily accessible in the closet if needed for a nippy Spring day.
Have a Great Day!

I really wanted to wear this skirt as soon as possible and didn’t want to wait for another go-into-the-office day (since I won’t have one for three weeks!!). So I decided to try my options to see which one I liked best for running errands on Friday. My goal was to keep things simple and let the skirt shine.

First, I paired the Porcelain Paisley Skirt with a J Crew Factory Favorite Fit Tank in Navy (similar here) and my trusty Stuart Weitzman Nude Wedges. For the hot day we had the tank was perfect.

Next, I added a J Crew Cotton Cardigan, from 08/09, in Navy (similar here). A nice pairing but I didn’t like the longer length covering the print of this skirt, at least for today. 
I swapped the wedges for the Cece Suede Ballet Flats in Wild Berry, making the outfit a little more casual, with a pop of color.
I swapped the Navy cardigan with a Factory Jackie in White (similar here) and the Mona Heels in Wild Berry. I love the pop of pink. 
Finally, I swapped the heels for the Chambray Soludos. I quite like this for a super casual look. It was the one I went with today and ended up not wearing the cardigan since it was so hot today. 
So tell me…what do you think of these pairings? I must confess I was going to wear a red tank but it was too big on me so I had to go for a smaller one. How will you style this skirt? 

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I can’t believe March is almost here. I promise I’ve been getting dressed in actual clothes most days so here are a few good ones.

I cannot remember where I wore this but I was very happy with it. I think the orange and pink great together and the little hints of leopard sort of calm it all down. I had this scarf on my Christmas wishlist but I knew it would be a popular item so I bought it for myself. It has orange, pink and green and they all blend so well together.

J Crew Elodie Sleeveless Blouse, Bright Dahlia
J Crew Featherweight Cotton Cardigan, Orange
J Crew Lolli Pants, Bright Dahlia
J Crew Wool Scarf in Orange Blossom
Prada Leopard Flats
Leopard Belt
This is what I wore to my Anthropologie visit. It was a pretty warm day and I was happy to break out my new Loft purchases.
J Crew Cece Suede Ballet Flats, Wild Berry
We had a family wedding two weekends ago and I wore my $28 J Crewlet find, the Tinsel Lace Dress. And check out my handsome boy Young Man, who is wearing his first suit. It was a gift from his Godfather and I took it for alterations that came out great. He was pretty excited about it as well. 
On Me
J Crew Sequin Scarf Cardigan, Black
J Crew Tinsel Lace Dress
J Crew Crystal Colletto Necklace
Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps, Black
On The Boy
Jones New York Navy Pinstripe Suit
J Crew Shirt
Liberty of London for Target Silk Tie
I wore this last week and loved it. This was a surprise find for me from Old Navy. I love this dress so much I bought it in Printed Black, Solid Black and Solid Red aka Crimson and Clover. This was also in a gorgeous Grape color as well but it sold out quickly in my size. I will be wearing these dresses constantly through the Spring and Summer. The fit is amazing and the dress is a soft Cotton/Modal blend. This is also my first wrap dress. I really wanted this DVF dress but I will happily settle for 4 wrap dresses from Old Navy at $25 each!
The Limited Cami, White
Kate Spade Kiki Suede Wedges, Taupe

That “wraps” up some OOTDs from the past few weeks. Have you seen/tried the Old Navy wrap dresses yet?

I had a salon appointment Thursday afternoon and since I was so close, I headed up to the outlets. I was very interested in seeing the new arrivals at the J Crew Factory Store, after hearing on Saturday they would be in Wednesday. There were lots of pretty new things, bright colors, new accessories and almost everything was on promo. Add the additional 20% off if you spend over $150 (see Alexis’s post here on the JCA blog) and you’ve got some good deals.

40% off Gallery Tees
30% off Fisherman Cable Sweaters, The Skimmer Pant, Footwear, Blazers, Jackets, Jackie Cardigan, Tunics/Cover-ups, Belts, and Jewelry
20% off Shorts, Skirts, Dresses and Suiting
Crewneck S/S Tee $16.99 promo
V-Neck S/S Tees $19.99 promo (The striped ones are very cute and I was tempted to get them in all colors.)

There were lots of cute little critter necklaces along with some new types of pearls and other necklaces. Here were just a few I was able to snap pics of.

Crab Necklace (I meant to get this, being a Cancer and all, but I completely forgot.)

Ship’s Wheel Necklace

Jeweled Bee Necklace

Ladybug Necklace

Round Bauble Necklace in Blue, also comes in a Mustard-y Tan (at the bottom of the pic)

Jeweled Bee Earrings

Belts in a lot of colors
Striped Jackie Cardigan – #65041, M, Navy – So I was eyeing this Loft sweater last week but it fit too cropped and tight in the arms, in a Medium, so I passed on it. This cardigan fits TTS and has bracelet sleeves and I don’t have a striped cardigan. And navy and white is so classic. – .$54.50 plus 30% off

Sailor Sweater – #65022, Sm, Sailor Blue – I sized down from my normal Medium. This fit well in the Small. I suppose it is meant to be loose and slouchy. Also comes in Black Linen. $69.50 plus 30% off

Floral Tunic – #12572, Sm, TAM – I believe this is meant to be worn as a cover-up, otherwise you’ll need a cami underneath to avoid exposing the girls. I have this pulled up some to avoid exposure. $59.50 plus 30% off

Factory Cap-Sleeve Blouse in Gingham – #66618, Sm, AGI Azalea Gingham? – Mary Ann or Ellie Mae? Cute but not for me. I don’t like elastic on my sleeves. See it here in Chambray. $44.50 plus 20% off

And look what’s made another come-back? I don’t/can’t see the style # but it is $59.50.

Cotton Shift Dress – #36740, 6, Navy – This is a very cute dress. It comes in Navy, Modern Red, and Natural. The Size 6 fit well through the bust and good through the waist seaming.

Modern Red, Sz 8 – You can see the pleating at the bust lays a little flatter than the 6. I preferred this size to the 6 but I would say get your normal size if you are interested in this dress. I would have bought this in both the Navy and Modern Red, if there had been an 8 in the Navy. $98 plus 20%

Cap-Sleeve Dress – #69414, 6, Popsicle Pink – This was a little tight in the bust an arms for me (elastic sleeve), and short. It zips up the back with an exposed zipper. And it a very PINK dress. I couldn’t not try it on, it was so bright. I would size up to an 8 but there weren’t any to try on. $89.50 plus 20%

Striped Dress – #68389, 8, Black – This is a very cute dress. It’s a pull-over style, with no zipper and only a button at the back of the neck. The waist is elastic in the back. As you can see it is a little blouse-y on top. I would have sized to a 6 but there were none left.

Dotted Strapless Dress – #23064, 8, Navy – This is a teeny tiny polka-dot dress, with pockets. I want to say this is the Lorelei style, in the retail version. Very cute.

Same Dress in a Size 6. This fit a little more snug in the top but I was able to zip this up all the way. I’d stay with an 8, which is what I’d normally get in a strapless dress.

Seersucker Mini – #23294, 8, Classic Navy – Very cute mini skirt with some adorable buttons. $59.50 plus 20%

Textured Cotton Mini – #25807, 8, Wild Blackberry – I liked the texture of this mini. I have a pencil skirt in the same texture. It has a slightly exposed back zipper and comes in Natural and Rhubarb. I could have sized to a 6 as this was a little loose in the waist and hips. $56.50 plus 20%

Twill Bell Skirt – #61251, 8, Poppy – I prefer to wear an 8 in these elastic waist skirts so I can adjust how I wear it to give me more or less length. $58 plus 20% off

Agate, 6 – If there had been an 8 in this Viridian Green-ish color I would have brought it home with me. Love!

Vineyard Pencil Skirt – #65816, 6, DPE – A remade-for-factory retail skirt from last year. See it on me here. Fits TTs and just as cute as the retail version.

I did not try on any shorts but here are some in-store right now.
Pink Gingham

3-inch Critter Chino Short – Navy Ivory Anchors

 Bermuda in Modern Red and Pale Coral

And finally, here’s my OOTD and new ‘do.

Tippi Sweater – Heather Dark Grape
Anthro Havana Fresca Maxi Skirt
Cece Ballet Flats 

So what do you think of the New Factory Arrivals? Anything catch your eye?