So I really bit hard on the latest ‘MUSTSHOP’ promo at J Crew – take 40% off sale and Final Sale items and Free Shipping on $100 or more.

Cashmere Gloves$48 $29.99 $17.99
I bought these in every color available for Christmas gifts next year.

Convertible Jeweled Gloves$198 $99.99 $59.99
I’ve been eyeing these for a while. 
Not being able to find my Coach gloves this week was a good reason to buy new gloves.

Pearl Cobblestone Bracelet$78 $69.99 $41.99
I really wanted the Olive Moss but this is such a unique dress the Dark Charcoal is just fine. Once I saw it pop back I was not about to let it get away from me again.
See it on One Fashionista Diva – doesn’t she look gorgeous?
Short Chalet Shearling Boots in Desert Brown – $198 $150 $89.99
Love that these were a pop-back. 
I have been wanting some “wear-out-of-the-house” cozy, Ugg-type boots. I think these will do.

Lindy Leather Platform Peep-Toes$265 $149.99 $89.99
I plan on wearing these with several of last year’s pencil skirts (Pastiche, Contrast Pencil Skirt, Turkish Delight, Impressionist Pencil Skirt).
Vintage Cotton Ruffle Shirt – $45 $19.99 $11.99
I bought the white a few weeks ago in the B&M. It’s a little shear but a great layering tee with some detail. 
I bought the Bright Dahlia and the Olive Moss.

Cashmere Crewneck Tee – $145 $99 $59.99
I have a few of these in the short-sleeved version and love them.
They have been very versatile, with jeans and skirts. 

Have a great day!

This post was totally inspired by Ginger Girl who also found some great items. Check out her picks here.

All day I felt like a 50s housewife in this dress. I kept thinking I should meet my husband at the door with a martini in-hand. But that’s not me!

I love that this dress has pockets. It has a little belt as well. If I had left the house I might have changed it to a patent black belt.

Dress: J Crew Factory Store Claudine Dress in Balustrade Print
Shoes: J Crew Caribe

Shoes and toes match the dress.

Have a great day!

Every post should probably have that title. I think I go by my store at least once a week. There were a few new arrivals I tried on today.

But first…my first OOTD.

Dress: Picked up in a boutique in Chattanooga
Shoes: Miss Trish of Capri for Target
Then, OMG!, so freaking HOT! Long story short, our “older” car has no A/C. In Texas, that’s considered a sin in some parts. It’s really not so bad until you stop and wait at a light. So, I changed into this when I got home.
Shirt: Max & Molly Tee J Crew
Skirt: Cotton Cavalry Skirt J Crew
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: J Crew Caribe

Now on to the IRLs.

Ruffled Carly Dress – This comes in Navy and White. I’ve been looking for a white casual dress and this is so cute. The Navy is a 6 and the White is a 4. I like the fit of the 6 but the 4 would work as well (there was no size 6 in store in the White).

Flourette Pencil Skirt – Size 6 – This is a great print in a linen/silk blend. Size up at least one size maybe two; this runs tight on the hips. See it on dinagideon.

Ink Blossom Pencil Skirt – Size 6 – This is my normal size and the fit is great. If I didn’t have the Wildcat Ombre I would have bought this.

Island Paisley Perfect Shirt – Size 8 – With all of the J Crew “vanity sizing” going on, the perfect shirts are always the same. I have to get an 8 to accommodate my shoulders. The 6 is tight and I’ll either pop a button or a sleeve seam (LOL!).

Island Paisley Pocket Cardigan & Cotton Calvary Skirt (Sales $19.99 in store, at least mine) – Size M, Cardi; Size 6, Skirt – I almost never size down in cardis or sweaters. Medium is always my size. Cute print, just like the Perfect Shirt but a little more saturated.

Island Paisley Bubble Skirt & Perfect Fit Stripe Boatneck – Skirt/Shirt – Size M – Run to get this shirt. OMG! This is so comfy and soft. I love it. See it on Debye. The skirt is short. Shorter than the standard minis but it is just too cute. All the SAs said it would be fine, so I brought it home with me to try it out. The waistband is elastic but doesn’t really look right sitting directly on the hips. I am still unsure about this skirt but, OMG!, TOO CUTE.

See what I mean!

My store had tons of stuff on sale. Starfish print shorts, lots of tees, lots of scarves, lots of cardis (no Jackies),  Frankie Mini Dress (see it on yogagirl), just tons of stuff. I bought the Calvary Skirt and the Watercolor Garden Shell. And I just went for a return. 🙂

Have a GREAT evening!

It feels like I have been waiting on this dress FOR-EVAH! But it arrived today and I immediately put it on to make sure it fit. I tried on the black in the store but you never know.

Here it is with some gladiator flats, almost like the styling in the magazine, with the exception of the brown belt.

Here it it with my new ON wedges.
I love this dress!