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I have been waiting to wear my new Flair Skirt since I received it. I thought today would be the perfect day to wear it. I have errands to run, baking to do and, of course, my actual job. Also, this skirt is not meant for Thanksgiving Day, if you want to eat. I cannot hide a food-baby up in this flair.

This a very simple outfit and I feel very 50s housewife/mom in this.

J Crew Cashmere Tee, Black
J Crew Flair Skirt in Floating Rose
Easy-Peasy…so simple. 
Have a Great day! 

Here are a few OOTDs from last week. This first outfit I loved! I’ve had this belt for years and love it. It can be reversed so the multi-buckles are at the back. The skirt was so comfortable to wear and the weather was nice enough to be cozy but not too warm. Unfortunately, this skirt had a big issue. After I took it off, I noticed the seam where the waistband meets the skirt had come unraveled. There was at least a 5 inch hole in the skirt! The seam was stitched with the same merino wool it’s made out of and apparently any slight tugging or pulling on it made it come undone. I had to return it. If any of you have this skirt just be aware of the stitching. I don’t need anything falling apart for $128. And it’s too bad because I was eyeing the black skirt as well.

J Crew Silkspun Sweater
J Crew Merino Pleated Skirt
Corso Como Boots
Anthropologie Belt

One of my favorite shirts from J Crew. I have it in the Almond color as well. It runs big so I was able to size to a small in this. The purple is gorgeous IRL. And of course, my Cece Ballet Flats don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into. They will be my work-horse flats for most of the Fall and Winter. I’m glad I have multiples!

J Crew Silk and Sequins Scoopneck
GAP Curvy Jeans
J Crew Cece Ballet Flats

I wore this to a wedding shower on Saturday. The Bride-to-Be was gorgeous in a Shoshanna dress. My fashionable NYC prima wore the Nanette Lepore Cafe Sheath Dress (see on Chloe here) (LOVE!!!) for her engagement pictures. The Blouson Dress is a favorite dress style of mine. I have the lace in both colors as well as the stripe in black. The Royal Paisley does not disappoint. I was excited to see I have so many cardigan and sweater options for it, including this Jackie in Buttercup…perfect match!

J Crew Jackie in Buttercup
J Crew Blouson Dress in Royal Paisley
Cole Haan Mary Janes

No OOTDs so far for this week. Husband has been home ruining my daily groove but I’ll give him a pass. He’s been sick for 7!!! weeks and now has shingles. Poor hubby. Luckily I’ve had chicken pox and The Boy has been vaccinated for them. But there is no kissing going on ’round here right now. I’m too busy to be sick. Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? I’m busy every weekend starting now but I love this time of year.

Have a Great evening! I’ll be back with more reviews this week from that crazy 25% off sale. I am certainly shopped out. Luckily I’m not into all the Black Friday shopping. I go, but only to be my mom’s chauffeur. I can do a curb-side drop-off and then find a parking spot in BFE and not have anyone complain about how far they have to walk. I also run packages back to the car so our hands are not full of bags. And now that I’m old enough and have my “own” money, I can go eat anytime I want. My brother and I would starve for hours begging to go eat while she was in a zone shopping. Of course, I’m exaggerating…only slightly. Those marathon shopping trips my mom took us on is probably why I like to shop alone. Fun times.

Do you ever pair the same print together and wear them at the same time? I have done that for the past two days.
Exhibit A

Cardigan: J Crew Factory Vintage Zebra Stripe Cardigan
Skirt: J Crew Factory Vintage Zebra Stripe Mini
Tank: J Crew Perfect Fit Flower Tank in Gray
TOMS Glitter Shoes

Exhibit B

Cardigan: J Crew Factory Evening Primrose Cardigan
Skirt: J Crew Factory Evening Primrose Belle Skirt
Tank: J Crew Perfect Fit Flower Tank in Burnished Olive
GAP City Flat in Purple

But I’m not alone in this. J Crew has matched the same print together as well. The first time I saw this image I thought “What an interesting dress?” But it’s actually the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley and the Talia Top in Royal Paisley (either that or a sweater in the print that hasn’t reached online yet.)

Have you ever dressed in the same print, as separates, top and bottom? 

I am really happy I am finally able to wear something other than shorts. It’s nice to finally wear clothes you readers have wearing for weeks – cardigans, booties, long-sleeves. I created a Polyvore of this same outfit but with the J Crew Seacomb Sweater. Unfortunately, the sweater completely covered up the Arced Crosshatch Blouse, which was not my intention. I wanted to keep the look in the black/gray color scheme and when looking through my sweater boxes I came across my J Crew Plaid Boyfriend Cardigan. So I also give you a little pattern mixing.

J Crew Plaid Boyfriend Cardigan
J Crew Ankle Toothpick Jeans 
(I have 2 pair in this color. I cannot express how much I love these jeans.)
Now, here’s a quick little Shoes-day about the Perry Peep-Toe Booties. 
I’ve had my eye on these little booties for a while. I was very leary of making a purchase because they looked like the same style as the Odeon Oxford Booties which did not work out for me because they ran small. I hadn’t seen anyone mention these until The Chic Chauffeur wore them a few weeks ago. She confirmed my suspicions that they fit just like the Odeon’s. 
When JC offered 30% off sale I ordered these in a 7 1/2 as opposed to my usual size 7. They were just a little tight in the width when I first put them on but stretched a bit as I wore them throughout the day. I like the menswear pinstripe tweed on the gray tweed. It’s such a fun bootie and I may try to wear them with Blythe Shirtdress. 
Speaking of the Blythe Shirtdress, I saw it in the San Antonio La Cantera store for $59.99 plus 30% on Thursday in both the Navy and Poppy. Also, there was one more Merino Skirt in a Large on sale and lots of the Maisie Dress in Getaway Green for $59.99 plus 30% off. Just putting that out there if you were looking for any of those. 
Have a great day! 

Just another gorgeous day around here. Great for layering one of my new favorite blouses and a favorite cardigan.

J Crew Jackie in Burnished Olive
GAP Curvy Jeans
Cece Suede Ballet Flats in Bright Flame

I was able to find another pair of Cece Ballet Flats on ebay, this time in the Bright Flame. They are not as red as they show online but still great for a subtle pop of color. The Retro Lemon has now caught my eye. As for the Lemon Liftoff Blouse, my Anthropologie (La Cantera San Antonio) is having the 40% off sale items and there were a few of these blouses still available, if you are looking for one.

Enjoy your day!