Laundry Confession here – I bought this blouse last year. Loved it. Wore it twice and put it in the dirty clothes. When it came time to do laundry I accidentally put this in the wash too. The silk front shrunk while the polyester lining stayed the same. Ugh! I really liked that shirt. But…Yay! for popbacks! I was able to get this in the same size on sale and a percent off. I’ll be very careful on which laundry basket I put this in next time.


The texture of the pants is very subtle but I like how it does mix with the silk of the blouse.

~ Silk Gingham Sleeveless Top, J Crew ~
Hampton Pant in Emerald Medallion, Banana Republic ~

Another laundry confession – That wasn’t the first time (or second) I ruined something that shouldn’t have been laundered. So, if you ever need anything shrunk just send it to me. I seem to have the skills for it.

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The next 5 weeks are going to be super busy. To make at least getting dressed a no-brainer I’ve decided to do a mini-Remix each week. This will accomplish a few things. First, I only have 6-7 items to wear for the week. Second, I will force myself to include my new purchases from the last few weeks, bringing down the Cost-per-wear. Lastly, it will help me decide what else I need to purge from my closet.

With the help of my Stylebook App, I have created Looks for each week. In those Looks, I’ve pulled 6-7 items, not including shoes. I will try to use the same 2-3 pairs of shoes for the week. I even have a Black & White week set up with only one t-shirt included! I tend to buy Navy over Black clothing so that week will be interesting. The other thing is I’ve tried to incorporate something I’ll wear for the special event of that week. This way, I’m not deviating from my original choices.

Here are the items for this week. I would call this my Blue & White with a pop of color week.

without shoes
with the shoes
~ Puff-Sleeve Blazer, J Crew ~
~ Zora Tee, Tory Burch ~
~ Lidia Linen Polo, Tory Burch ~
~ Silk Gingham Sleeveless Top, J Crew (Velvet, Mango) ~
~ Cropped Skinny Jean, Tory Burch ~
~ Audra Sandals, Tory Burch ~
~ Gilda Skirt, Kate Spade (Tommy Bahama, J Crew) ~
~ Hampton Pant in Emerald Medallion, Banana Republic ~
And here is today’s look, the first day for this week. I purchased the Lidia Linen Polo during the Tory Burch Friends & Family. I just love the ruffle at the collar and button-placket! I could honestly wear these jeans every single day. I really really need to get another pair!
~ Lidia Linen Polo, Tory Burch ~
~ Cropped Skinny Jean, Tory Burch ~
~ Seville Wedge Espadrilles, J Crew ~
And a sneak peek for the next few weeks. Depending on how I feel this is going I may modify it some.
Mother’s Day

Black & White Week
College Grad Party
The Boy’s Grad Party
I’m excited to try this out, having been inspired recently by ABC. She just puts together outfits so well in her capsules (scroll down on the right-hand side of her page).
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Quite a few of my favorite purchases are currently on sale, plus the 30% 40% off Sale can be applied at checkout. There are some great deals to be had and all not Final Sale…yet!

Gold Stripe Mini Skirt, Size 8, $99
Cashmere Tee, Medium, Black (not on sale but 30%)

Mini-Bows Sweatshirt, Medium, $79.99 – Easily dressed up or down, I’m tempted to get another as a back-up.

Merino Fair Isle Sweater, Medium, Black/Natural, $79.99
Crinkle Boy Shirt in Black Check, 8, $79.50
Matchstick Cord, 29, Sunwashed Sand, $69.99 (other colors are varied in price)

Embroidered Peasant Top in Green Plaid, 8P, $79.99

Italian Silk Secretary Blouse in Tapestry Print, 8, $199.99 – I don’t regret this full-price (with a discount) purchase but lucky you who will get this at sale price and 30% off, with no Final Sale.

Medallion Tie-Silk Skirt, 8, $99.99
Cece Leather Ballet Flats, 7, Black, $89.99 – Another item I’m considering ordering as a back-up. I wear flats so much and black flats are a necessary item in anyone’s closet.

Schoolboy Blazer in English Tweed, 10, $219.99
Ruffled Rhinestone Top, 6, White, $79.99

Silk Gingham Top, 6, $79.99 – Don’t accidentally put this in the wash as the silk will shrink and the Polyester lining will not. Not that I might have done that. Just giving you a little tip.

Collection Embroidered Neon Floral Skirt, 8, $169.99 – I cannot wait for Spring to wear this again. I thought about a Black Cashmere Tee but that seemed a little harsh against the neon bottom. If I figure out a way to wear this for Winter I’ll post the Que Bella.

And finally, this is not on sale but I am SO HAPPY I purchased the Tuxedo Topcoat!
Those are my “no regrets” sale items. Just a few of my favorite things this year.
Happy Shopping!

When I woke up Wednesday morning I was prepared for a bad hair day. I wanted a bad hair day because I wanted to wear the J Crew Colorblock Wool Baseball Cap. It was going to cover up my uncooperative hair and match my outfit. Then I was going to walk into my salon like the men do with a baseball cap on to cover up how bad it looked. But I had no such luck. I brushed out my hair and it was flowy and thick and wasn’t doing it’s own thing.

I can’t wait to layer this Silk Gingham Top under my Navy Schoolboy Blazer. And can I just tell you how much I love these Citizens of Humanity Dylan Boyfriend Jeans? I bought them originally in a size 29. Then went back for a PA and tried on the size 28. They fit better so I bought those too. $89.95 for $238 jeans…I’ll take two please.


I bought this Fan Necklace during one of my trips to the Factory Store this Summer. First time to wear it though. I wish I had grabbed the other colors.

And I love my new ‘do! My Stylist is awesome and easy on the eyes too! I wish he could style my hair every day. Going to the salon is one of my favorite things to do every 8 weeks.

What’s your “Bad Hair Day” go-to?

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.