Here are some recent OOTDs.

Loving the Perfect Linen shirts from J Crew. I am taking a 6 in all of them even though my normal size in the perfect shirts is an 8. The Summerweight Bermuda Shorts are my all-time favorite shorts. With the newer styles I take a size 8. The Look Through Wedges had an accident the day I wore these. A piece of wood chipped off! From the front! I think if I dirty that spot up a little it will blend in with the rest of the shoe. This was only the second time to wear them so I am quite disappointed.

Shirt: J Crew Perfect Linen Shirt in Navy, 6
Shorts: J Crew Summerweight Bermuda Shorts (’08) (similar), 6

Looking at this picture I think the tee might be the crewneck not v-neck. Either way it is the Vintage Cotton Tee which are another yearly staple for me. The Apothecary skirt has been one of my favorites and I love all the colors through-out it. The shoes were just a bad purchase. They fit weird and the back strap falls down a lot, even though it’s buckled on the last hole. There are just some shoes not meant for “Shoes-day”.

Tee: J Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck, OPA Orange ?, M

Another new staple in my summer wardrobe has been linen tees. I have a few from J Crew, which are quite see through. I recommend a tank top underneath. The ones from Zara are thin as well but can be worn without a tank underneath. I love this purple and it goes well with the purple in the Waterlily Floral Soiree Skirt. This skirt, in both colors, has been another happy purchase. Like the Apothecary skirt, there are so many colors in both skirts that sometimes it is hard to pick a top to wear with it. I think I will have brought the CPW of these Tory Burch flip-flops down to mere pennies by the end of the summer.

Tee: Zara Linen T-Shirt, Dark Magenta, S
Skirt: J Crew Soiree Skirt inWaterlily Floral, 6 (in-store sale $59.99)

I have been trying to wear skirts and dresses this summer. They are just so quick and easy to wear and if you find some like the ones above, with many colors in them, you’ll have endless options to pair with them.

Have a great day!

Here’s what I’m wearing today in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

J Crew Summerweight Bermuda Shorts, 6
Toms Wedges, 7

And here are some other outfits I’ve worn over the past week or so.

For the Royal Wedding – I missed the ceremony but was up in time for the 2 kisses. I then watched the replay of the ceremony on E! I figured gold was appropriate.

J Crew Gold Linen Lame Bermuda Shorts, 8
J Crew Serengeti Cami, 8
J Crew Jackie in Beechwood, M
Toms Wedges

And I painted my nails in Butter London “Snog”

Over the Weekend…

J Crew Broadcloth Scalloped Shirt, Navy, 6
J Crew Cocodrillo Shorts, 8
J Crew Capri Sandals, 7
It was pretty chilly on Monday, compared to our warm weekend weather so I was able to break out my Casbah scarf! 
J Crew Vintage Cotton Ruffle Tee, White, S
J Crew Factory Bling-Button Cardigan, White, M
J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jeans, 30
Toms Glitter Shoes
J Crew Casbah Scarf

It was a little warmer yesterday but still nice enough for a cardigan.

J Crew Featherweight Cardigan
J Crew Whisper Linen Tee, Black, S
J Crew Garden Skirt, Sage, 6
J Crew Tri-Buckle Waist Belt, S
J Crew Loretta Wood Heels, Modern Red, 7

The Tee and Skirt are currently available online and in-stores in various colors. The Linen Tees are sheer, hence the “Whisper” in the name. I am wearing a cami from The Limited underneath it. Even through these are sheer they are perfect for summer. I bought the tee in several colors and plan to get a lot of use out of them. The tee runs big so size down one. The skirt fits TTS and I had a hard time deciding between this skirt and the Perfect Linen Shirt in the same color (which is not online BTW).

And now for the shoes. These fit TTS. I am a consistent size 7 in J Crew shoes. The wood base/heel reminds me of the Dr. Scholl’s Shoes. I don’t like the way it ties and they are a little loud when you walk. I do like the color and style of this sandal and I think these will be a fun summer sandal.

Have a great day! VIVA!

Here’s the J Crew Casbah Dress. This is my new favorite print and I love the green jewel tones.

Size 8

It is a side zip and has and extra zip for the bust paneling. I’ll try to get a shot of it later.  I tried a belt right under the bust but it didn’t look great, IMO. There is pleating right under the center of the bust which gives it that “float away from the body” look as well as the “I may be pregnant” look. It will be good when hiding “food babies” too.

J Crew Jackie in Beechwood

I also bought the scarf in this print. Even though it’s wool it is very lightweight and sheer/thin. Texas seems to have skipped Spring and jumped right into Summer (92 today!) so I may not have a chance to wear this outside until next Fall.

This is what I wore today. It’s our wedding anniversary and Husband and I spent the day together by having breakfast, getting our free coffee, and getting massages, facials and pedicures. Here’s the new Anthropologie Apothecary Skirt. There are so many colors in this print but they all go well together. Also, this buttons down the front, just like the J Crew Dorrie Skirt. While at Anthropologie last night I spotted and met Molly, from AnthroMollogies! It was so cool to meet another blogger in person for the first time. And she is so nice and stylish in person!

J Crew Max & Molly Tee
Apothecary Skirt – 6
J Crew Capri Sandals

Wednesday’s outfit

J Crew Indigo Silk Shirt
J Crew Summerweight Bermudas
Tory Burch Flip-Flops

And this was Thursday’s outfit.

J Crew Milla Tank – 8
J Crew Lunette Mini – 8
Tom’s Metallic Wedges

I’m off to get ready for dinner. I will be wearing the Casbah Dress this evening.

Have a great Easter weekend!

New arrivals online and in store…Here are some IRL pics.

Maritime Dress, Medium – I could have probably sized down to a Small. The length is actually perfect but I won’t get much use out of it South Texas. I do like it belted but it’s just not me. Maybe on sale…if it makes it there.


Gingham Scout Chino, 6 – The 8 was way to big and almost fell off me. Usually it fits in the hips and is a little loose in the waist (Lolli pant). I liked this on but then I saw this picture.

In-Store “Big Daddy Lou’s” Tee, Small – #38219, $29.50 –

Summerweight Chino Bermuda Short, 8, Organic Green – I have plenty of shorts in the classic colors (Navy, White, Khaki). I like this color and will wait until a sale.

Schooner Short, 8, Indigo – Cute…They were very soft and comfortable.

E’te’ short, 8, Nightfall Blue – I really liked these of the 3 shorts I tried on. And love the color.

In-Store “Vineyard” Pencil Skirt, 6 – #38061, $128 – Fits TTS


In-Store, Rialta Tweed Pencil Skirt, 6, #38793 – Lovely colors. I brought it home to see if I could pair it with someone other than a denim shirt or a tee. Fits TTS. Here’s the jacket.


In-Store Wagon T, M, #37790, $32


Liberty Vintage Floral Mini, 6 – Cute

Collette Dress, M – I could have sized down to a Small. Very “FlashDance”. I really don’t want to re-live the 80s.

I don’t know the name of this one and I moved the tag when taking the picture. Size 4, $138 – I think this was cotton with chiffon paneling on the shoulders and sides with a racer-back and drawstring waist.

Tulip Ruffle Cami, 6, Dragonfly Blue – Cute but I think I need to size up to an 8.

There were quite a few other items in the B&M but I didn’t have a whole lot of time. I was really looking for the Plaid Bermuda shorts from the catalog but they were not in yet.

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.