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!

I’m trying really hard to shop my closet as best I can. I haven’t worn the Potpourri Mini since Spring and warm weather arrived and the Tiered Silk Cami in Papaya has been sitting in my closet waiting patiently for the tags to come off. I don’t have any thing other than work (from home) today but this isn’t too much for just around the house.

When this top first showed up in stores I didn’t like the fit. The tiers looked to add extra weight but I did try on the 8 only. I didn’t jump on the bandwagon until two months ago when I saw how great yogagirl looked in one of hers. So then I stalked pop-backs and ebay not really knowing my size. Turns out the 8 is too big, the 6 is loose but fits but I can also wear the size 4 and 2. How’s that for vanity sizing? I was able to get the Papaya, Light Berry, Antique Stone and the Toffee in those random sizes. I’d love the Deep Violet/Purple yogagirl is wearing but I am satisfied with the ones I have. And the yellow is so bright and pretty too!

Blouse: J Crew Silk Tiered Cami
Skirt: J Crew Potpourri Mini
Shoes: Target Merona Essie Espadrilles (just like the J Crew Caribe)
A pretty good match.
Here’s the J Crew Trevi Shell that I changed into for the NJHS Induction Ceremony. I didn’t wear the little belt it comes with.

It’s taking all my will power to NOT go to Anthropologie to see their sale items. And J Crew should have more new arrivals in-store this week. ACK! Hopefully, the new outdoor furniture we are getting this week should be enough to satisfy my shopping cravings.

Enjoy your day!

This month has been so busy for me and I have lots to do the rest of it too. I have guests this weekend and the house is a wreck. It doesn’t matter how long I’m gone for work travel, Husband and The Boy become useless. Dishes aren’t done, clothes aren’t picked up, trash/recycling isn’t taken out. So now I have all that to do plus actually clean the house. BOYS ARE MESSY!

Here are my OOTDs from the past two days.

Top: J Crew Silk Tiered Cami in Toffee
Cardigan: (not pictured) J Crew Scalloped Zipper Cardi
Pants: J Crew Denim Minnie
Shoes: Brass Tack Wedges
Top: J Crew Outlet (orange and white stripes)
Pants: Express Denim
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: J Crew 
Nail Polish: Essie Chinchilly
I bought these shoes from jcbellemarie via the JCA Exchange. This is the first time I was able to wear them and I was surprised at how comfortable they are. She has them too so we are shoe twins. Thanks jcbellemarie!!

Off to clean – Have a great day!!

It’s only Tuesday and I really need it to be Friday. I traveled to my office today and found out I need to be there for training tomorrow and Thursday too. So an hour drive back home this evening and an hour drive early in the morning tomorrow. I am bushed. But here are some OOTDs from the past few days. And hopefully, there will be a J’Crewlet post tomorrow or Thursday.

What I wore Easter Sunday afternoon to my brother’s house.

Top: J Crew Silk Tiered Cami in Fresh Plum
Shorts: J Crew Bermudas
Shoes: J Crew Shimmerveil Flats

My casual, work from home, outfit for Monday.

Top: Anthropologie
Pants: J Crew Cropped Ripstop Cargo Pants (in my right size of 6 and still too big)
Shoes: Nine West Velas

And my outfit for in the office today. I LOVE this skirt. And THANK YOU Debra, who I purchased this tee from on the JCA Exchange.

Tee: J Crew Ringspun Rosette Tee
Skirt: J Crew Turkish Delight Pencil Skirt
Shoes: Nine West Velas

Long shot

Have a great evening. I’m off to bed.

Sorry I haven’t been posting. My week got a little better, then it got worse. My poor sweet little Bella is having back surgery today. She has a ruptured disc and has been in so much pain. She stayed at the vet hospital last night and will be there over the weekend. She looked so sad when we left her yesterday. But when she comes home she’ll get lots of “mommy-loving” while she recuperates. I may even let Husband make bacon as a treat for her.

Here she is with her “brother” Gus.

The sun is coming out today so here’s an OOTD using my Watercolor Potpourri mini from J Crew.

An option with wedges…
Here’s what I wore for St. Patrick’s Day. Husband and The Boy both wore green on their boxers, not realizing it until later and after they got pinched. I told them if you couldn’t see it that it didn’t count.
I think most people who purchased this top from the Liberty of London for Target wore it on Wednesday.
I didn’t put this back on but this is the top part of what I wore to the office on Tuesday. I love the Burnished Olive Jackie with the Rose Vines Shirt. I think it looks great together.
Have a great weekend. Husband says he’s taking me shopping today. I haven’t been to J Crew to see the New Arrivals so he’s in for a treat/surprise/shock to see me in action.