During the last 20% off promo from Anthropologie I purchased several tops including the Rosewood Lace Blouse. I thought it was a little snug in the neck due to it being a high-collar and buttoning in the back but when I tried it on again, it seemed to fit fine in that area. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this unique top and have found several ways to style it with items currently in my closet.

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Wide-Leg Sailor Jeans, Anthropologie (one, two)~
~ Classic Wool Fedora, J.Crew Factory (Navy, Black)~
~ Dangling Disc Necklace, old J.Crew (one, two) ~
~ Magnifying Glass Necklace, gift (one, two)~
~ Anna Oxford, Frye (one, two) ~

This is the most obvious way to style this lace top with a floppy hat, layered necklaces and wide leg jeans. I had an little trouble with the shoe decision and eventually chose some oxfords from Frye. Booties would be a better choice. The Dangling Disc Necklace is from J.Crew around 2009 I believe. It is really long and able to looped twice and adjusted to different lengths. The magnifying glass necklace was a gift from my Husband around the same year.

~ Dangling Disc Necklace, old J.Crew (one, two) ~
~ Magnifying Glass Necklace, gift (one, two)~

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Vintage Cropped Jeans, J.Crew (one, two, three)~
~ Quilted Leather Moto Jacket, Victoria’s Secret (one, two, three) ~
~ Strappy Heeled Flats, Zara (one, Splurge)~

This next outfit is probably my favorite and I can’t wait to wear it. I purchased the moto jacket a few years ago from Victoria’s Secret. I had no idea they stopped selling clothing and shoes but I never understood why they ventured into that market in the first place. At least I was able to get this great leather jacket in a gorgeous burgundy color. The jeans are from J.Crew, the Vintage Cropped Jean. I only wish I had grabbed another pair of these. I would like to eventually have these hemmed up another inch or two but they work for now. And the cute strappy flats? Those are from Zara.

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, J.Crew ~
~ Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, J.Crew (one, two, three) ~
~ Printed Janey Flat, J.Crew (one, two) ~

Of course this lace blouse works with the Sammie Cords in Masala Chai. I love those pants but still have yet to wear them. The weather is changing but not enough for cords yet. I found this cardigan a few years ago on sale and it’s one of my favorites. The color is gorgeous and it’s cashmere. I have the Etta Pumps in the same print as these flats and wear the flats more. The heel height of the pump is now a little to high for me so I really need to find a new home for them. The Janey Flats aren’t the most comfortable but the print on this pair is is one of my favorites.

The Rosewood Lace Blouse is completely see-through so you do need a cami underneath. I prefer the Seamless Cami from The Limited. I have several colors, purchased years ago but the one I’m wearing is the nude color. This cami is now offered in a reversible style so you now have the option of a scoop-neck or a v-neck. I find seamless camis to be the best for layering as they are fitted but not constricting and are not bulky under the layering item. I’ll share a few ways to style the Tory Burch Ryder Dress next week.

Christmas Day went by in a flash for me. I was up really really early (4:30 a.m.) and had to wait for everyone else to wake up. We finally had to wake up The Boy or he would have slept all day, Christmas or not! Once presents were opened I was in the kitchen until our guests started arriving, still in my Christmas PJs (pj pants, tee, slippers).

I knew I was going to wear my new Cashmere Sweatpants. They were such a splurge, even with 40% off, but they were so cozy and comfortable once I put them on. I really didn’t think I would get into the sweatpants trend but they really did look nice with my Janey Printed Flats. (I chose a Leopard Kiki option in my image below.) I went with a size Small in the pants, based on the reviews, and I think I probably could go to an XS in these. They do stretch out a little. I’m hoping I can catch the Navy or Heather Acorn color on sale. Today’s the last day for 30% off on these.

The Merino Wool Pocket Tunic in Deep Forest has been waiting to be worn since I purchased it. The tunic was just enough warmth for the day. The stones in the Gemscape Layering Necklace (now on sale + 40% off!) paired well with the green tunic.

I am now officially on vacation, which is through all of next week and am totally ready for it. We are hoping to see some friends in Dallas for New Year’s. I’m shopped out right now but I’m sure I’ll be refreshed by the time we get to Dallas!

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The Deco Shirred Skirt was one I loved a few years ago but had to sell because it no longer fit. I was happy to find add it back to my closet last year, albeit in an bigger size. I had a busy day last Wednesday with work and HOA business so I dressed up a little better than usual. I paired the skirt with the Short-Sleeve Chambray Shirt and my Lanvin Espadrilles.


But, I’ve started back up on the treadmill and my shins were hurting so I changed my heels to the Janey Printed Flat. A much better choice and they gave the outfit a touch more color.

Have a Great Day!

I love my Fluted Skirt in Black (worn twice already!) that I purchased the Ivory too. I thought I would change up the review and make an outfit with it. Of course, Ivory goes with everything but I love it with Navy best.

Since we are still in Summer weather this is a good office look for me that will keep me warm in the cold A/C building and cool outside. I layered the Silk Gingham Top (on sale now for $79.99) under the Jeweled Collar Short-Sleeve Shirt in Navy. If I happen to go to an event, happy hour or dinner after work I can take off the s/s shirt and still look put together. Of course, when cooler temps arrive I’ll be throwing my Schoolboy Blazer in Navy over all of this. Lastly, I added the Janey Flats in the Vanilla Multi/Mai Tai Print.

I invaded Gus’s nap area. He’s so tired he doesn’t really care. 
I did want to show this skirt with heels. Don’t my legs look a touch longer in the Bead-Stitch Etta’s

Other sleeveless options for layering…
Ruffled Rhinestone Top or Tilda   (check stores for this one)
Silk Keyhole Top  (on promo as of 9/4)
Silk Draped Collar Top  (Where did this come from???) (on promo as of 9/4)

I am pretty sure I’ll get plenty of wear from this skirt. I was surprised at how versatile the Black skirt has been. Both skirts are currently on Back-Order. It is a bit short for someone taller than me (5’2″) but would probably look cute with leggings.

I hope you enjoyed this review of the Fluted Skirt in Ivory. I’ll post a Que Bella as soon as I wear it.

I’ve liked the Janey Flats since they were introduced but they felt “fancy” to me. I usually wear heels when needing a “fancy” shoe and not a flat. After seeing the Printed Flats in Vanilla Multi, but what was really the Mai Tai print, in the catalog, I looked for them online during the last big roll-out a few weeks ago. They snuck in last week and were immediately sent to sale during the 40% off/Final Sale.

Here’s the stock pic. Notice the blues are more prominent in the print.
And here are mine. Not so “Blues-y”; more “pink-y”.

The lighter portion of the silk-cotton is more prominent at the front. You can also see the pattern doesn’t match up. That doesn’t bother me as this is a fabric and it would be hard to manipulate each piece to match on each shoe.

The heels are plastic and not leather. Not sure why I noticed as every pair of flats I own, except for my Louboutins, have a plastic heel; even the pumps/heels from various brands.

I took my normal size 7. There’s a little room at the heel but that’s nothing an insert can’t fix. A 6 1/2 is tight at the front.

I do like these I just wish they were bluer. Though these were Final Sale I am thinking of calling to see if they can’t do an exchange for a pair that has more Navy in the print. 
What do you think about the Janey Printed Flats? Anyone try these?