I am thoroughly enjoying my summer despite the 100 degree weather. Hence the lack of posting. But I’ve been taking pictures and here they are.

Skirt: J Crew Garden Skirt, Sage, 6
Espadrilles: Christian Louboutin

Dress: J Crew Silk Serenade Dress, Deep Lagoon, 6
Cardigan: J Crew Jackie, Bavarian Blue, S
Shoes: J Crew Joley Flat, Pink, 6 1/2 (ebay!)

Jeans: Gap, 6 (similar)
Shoes: J Crew Ballet Flat Cocodrillo, 7 (ebay!!)

Complete outfit remix from here

Shoes: Old Navy Denim Espadrilles

Blouse: Ann Taylor Twist Knot Front Top, Fruit Punch, S
Shoes: J Crew Capri, Pink Ombre, 7
Hope you’re having a great week! I’m on “stay-cation” and I’ve been super-busy. I’ll need a real vacation when I’m done. I haven’t stopped moving. Just this morning I drove 75 miles in my truck taking The Boy to Driver’s Ed, picking up a friend and dropping her off at my house, picking up The Boy and dropping him off at his strength and conditioning work-out, running errands while he’s doing that and then picking him up and going home. I am exhausted and it’s pretty much non-stop the rest of the week. It’s my birthday on Thursday and we’ll be going to my favorite restaurant with my whole (immediate) family. My brother is visiting from Singapore and my other brother and his family will be joining us as well. Then, on Saturday, we’ll have a birthday/hello-goodbye Brother/4th of July party. We try to have our 4th party on the Saturday before just so people are not travelling home so late on the 4th. Especially if they have to work the next day, which is the case this year. 
Have a great day!

I am really liking the Mirabel pattern right now. Having bought two dresses and passing on the pencil skirt, only because I have the dress in the same color, I saw the shorts in-store as I was checking out. The pattern is different with each short. The size 0 was more like the online photo with less embroidery in the front and more in the back. The size 8 I purchased had more in the front and less embroidery in the back.

This is the city fit and a 4 inch length. I’m not much of a light pink person but with the yellow embroidery I liked it. I wear an 8 in all J Crew shorts now. I have a few pair from pre-2009 that are a 6 that fit just like the 8s now. It was pretty humid Friday evening so I chose these shorts to wear instead of my original white jeans/navy linen shirt combo.

Short Sleeve Selvedge Chambray Shirt, S (sized down in this, see it on Ema)
Joley Patent Flat

Right after I took these pictures I sat down and the shorts ripped!! It was on the inside seam right at the hem and if you look at the 2nd picture up close you’ll see that it was already starting to rip. I’m not sure if it was like this when I bought them or after I put them on but they’ll be going back and not be re-purchased. Other than buttons popping off I’ve never had a bad experience with J Crew clothing like this. And I’ve heard the stories. The cotton wasn’t thin and these shorts are lined so it totally sucks.