I really liked last year;s GAP Boyfriend distressed jeans. So much that I bought two pair, in regular wash and light wash. I should have bought more. They are my go-to jeans for super-casual and around the house wear.

Here’s an outfit I wore last week.

Blouse: Joie – gift from my Momo T
Jeans: GAP Boyfriend Distressed
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: Steve Madden Gladiator Wood Heel 

“R.I.P” – Literally!
I ran errands in this and it was not pretty at the end of the day. There was a frayed “hole” right above the knee. As I got out of my car I heard the “rip”. It wasn’t big. But then I had to get in the car and back out again and each time the “hole” got bigger and bigger. I made sure my other pair didn’t have fraying in the same place. (It doesn’t.) Now I’ve got to find another pair. GAP has some but they are too long. I hate that their “Ankle” length is still 3-4 inches too long. 
Have a great day!

Here’s what I wore today while working from home and making TWO trips (yes two) to J Crew. That 30% off sweaters plus the “red” card was too good to pass up!

Confession: I cheated with the pics which were taken a few weeks ago. But I did wear this same outfit again today.

Cami: Tucker for Target
Cardigan: J Crew Jackie in Pearl (LOVE this color. So versatile.)
Jeans: GAP Boyfriend Distressed
Shoes: Louboutin Flat Mary Janes

As you can see the outfit looked better with the cardi buttoned rather than open. (Sorry for the plain, non-smile face. I did have a good day.)
I hope to get back into the groove of the blog again. I do have some work outfits from last week I will be posting along with my “red” card haul.
Have a great evening!

I promised The Boy lunch but ended up having to work through lunch so instead we went for a treat. We found a Gelato place at the mall that just happens to be near J Crew. You know I can’t walk by without stopping in. Just a quick peek I told him. Sure mom said The Boy. He knows me well.

My store is having a Luxe event as previously blogged about by Dr. Drama and Alexis on JCA. When I stopped in the store one of my favorite SAs told me new arrivals would be here Tuesday, the event on Thursday and Tax Free weekend starting on Friday. And then he told me he was leaving. He is staying with J Crew, just another store in a different city. The store I frequent has had some shake-ups and changes the past two months. I hope things settle down soon.

So, anyway, I tried on a few skirts and one top I’ve been waiting to see. I’m glad my store had it because sizing was EXTREMELY OFF!

Novo-stripe Wrap Top – #28560, $98.50 – This is silk and I love the stripe contrast. It has a side zip and a wrap shape with a little ruching/gathering on the side. For some reason I grabbed a 6 and a 4 to try on. Normally I would do a 6 and 8 but something told me to get the 4. I’m glad I did because this sucker runs loose. I mean, REALLY LOOSE.

Here’s the 6. Very loose in the waist, chest, side/armholes (bra was showing).

And the 4…Visually not much difference between the 4 and 6 but it was still loose in all the same places.

The 2…A little better, but a maybe a little too much cleavage.

AND THE ZERO…as in never been a 0 in MY LIFE! And this was the best fit (although I did have to do a small dressing room wiggle to get it off, but just a little wiggle.) It was fitted but not tight in the waist and chest (for reference I’m a 36B). The side/armholes weren’t too low, showing the bra. I am getting this top but I’ll wait until Thursday or Friday, praying they don’t sell out of the 0 or 2. I think I will probably go with the 2, just to be safe but I’ll try them both on again before making a final decision.

Dotted Metallic Pencil Skirt – (not online yet) – #29265, $118 – I love J Crew Pencil Skirts. ‘Nuff said.

Cord Atlee Skirt – $59.50 – Comes in Navy, Rich Brown, Buff Sand, Alpine Moss – This is a very cute skirt and I love the Moss color. It’s a darker green IRL than online. The navy is very pretty too. The style reminds me of the Deco Shirred and Terra Paisley skirts from last fall.

Size 6 – I brought an 8 in the dressing room but didn’t try it on. I’ll do that when I go back next week. I think the 8 might give me a little more length but we’ll see. The green makes me want Fall to be here now. I can’t wait to wear it with tights and ankle booties.

Wool Bell Skirt – #28704, Size 6

Velvet Bell Skirt – #29086 – This is a 4 but it’s the same style and the Wool Bell Skirt.

And, what I wore. Very basic and casual.

Another office visit and a high school prep day are good reasons to dress up.

Monday I headed into the office again and chose the Ink Blossom Pencil Skirt. I honestly love J Crew pencil skirts. They are so flattering. I originally thought of wearing the Kelsey Ruffle cami with this skirt and even took a picture to debate it.

What do you think? 

I eventually decided on being a little less bold and more match-y.

Cami: J Crew Outlet
Skirt: J Crew – Ink Blossom Pencil Skirt
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Pump in Porcini 

LOVE THESE SHOES. Lasted a 10-hour day and not a smidge of pain.

Here’s what I wore today for The Boy’s Prep Day at high school. Yay for me! I didn’t cry.

Dress: J Crew Bazaar Print Tunic Dress
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Hola Flat

Of course, since I went in to the office I had to stop by the J’Crewlet. I know I just went two weeks ago but you never know what new items could show up. I did a quick scan and saw nothing new. The Eden Corduroy Blazer was on sale for $59.50.

Then I saw this necklace on the way out. They just came in over the weekend. During the summer I saw this necklace in the B&M and wanted it so badly but I just couldn’t justify the cost. So when I saw this for $49.50 AND 30% off jewelry, I didn’t hesitate to march right up to the register and buy it.

Necklace: J Crew Outlet (similar to Pearl Twisted Hammock)
Style #27531
$49.50 + 30% off

This is the same necklace but in natural that I found at the outlet before Christmas, in the sale section. It was $19.99 plus 20% off sale items.

Pretty pearls…

Have a great evening!

Yes, I got a haircut over the weekend and LOVE IT! I’m going to “attempt” to start growing it out but it’s hard when I get cuts like this that make me happy.

Sorry I’ve been MIA. Sometimes the work-life balance leans a little too much to the work side. But I have been getting dressed so here are some outfits I wore recently.

Tank: J Crew Perfect Fit Folded Flower Tank in Faded Cobblestone
Skirt: J Crew Surf Tweed Charter Skirt
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser in Grey Leather
Lunch with The Boy and Husband – Husband HATED this outfit. He kept saying, “It doesn’t match. It doesn’t match. It doesn’t look good.” Coming from the man who’s main closet staple is navy shirts.
Top: J Crew Indigo Floral Blouse
Shorts: J Crew Jakarta Shorts
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser

Working at home – Not sure if the tee really works but I didn’t go out in public so no matter.

Tee: J Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck in aqua blue
Skirt: J Crew Surf Tweed Charter Skirt
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser
Belt: J Crew Leather Skinny Belt in Grey

I wore this to take The Boy to get his high school (eek!) ID.

Movie Night: Saw THE OTHER GUYS – The Boy was dying to see this and it was funny. I couldn’t get over Mark Wahlberg’s hair. It was a little too full. It bugged me. The theater we went to showed clips of “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” and old Will Ferrell SNL skits. The “Marky Mark” stuff was really funny to see. I told The Boy he was probably one of the first to wear his “pants on the ground” and was “The Situation” before “The Situation”.
Top: J Crew Silk Tiered Ruffle Cami
Jeans: GAP Distressed Boyfriend
Shoes: Steve Madden Trouser
Necklace: J Crew (in-store only)
So, you’ll notice a recurring item. I’ve been wearing these shoes every chance I get. Probably not the best choice when it’s 100 + degrees outside but I really like them.
Steve Madden Trouser in Grey Leather – They also come in Black, Brown and Navy Leather and Black Patent. The Grey is a nice neutral. They do come with laces but are comfortable without as well. I’ve been looking for a pair of oxfords-sans laces- for a while and found these at a reasonable price ($69.99). Once fall really hits I’m sure these will be my go-to shoe.


Have a great weekend!