During the last 20% off promo from Anthropologie I purchased several tops including the Rosewood Lace Blouse. I thought it was a little snug in the neck due to it being a high-collar and buttoning in the back but when I tried it on again, it seemed to fit fine in that area. I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this unique top and have found several ways to style it with items currently in my closet.

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Wide-Leg Sailor Jeans, Anthropologie (one, two)~
~ Classic Wool Fedora, J.Crew Factory (Navy, Black)~
~ Dangling Disc Necklace, old J.Crew (one, two) ~
~ Magnifying Glass Necklace, gift (one, two)~
~ Anna Oxford, Frye (one, two) ~

This is the most obvious way to style this lace top with a floppy hat, layered necklaces and wide leg jeans. I had an little trouble with the shoe decision and eventually chose some oxfords from Frye. Booties would be a better choice. The Dangling Disc Necklace is from J.Crew around 2009 I believe. It is really long and able to looped twice and adjusted to different lengths. The magnifying glass necklace was a gift from my Husband around the same year.

~ Dangling Disc Necklace, old J.Crew (one, two) ~
~ Magnifying Glass Necklace, gift (one, two)~

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Vintage Cropped Jeans, J.Crew (one, two, three)~
~ Quilted Leather Moto Jacket, Victoria’s Secret (one, two, three) ~
~ Strappy Heeled Flats, Zara (one, Splurge)~

This next outfit is probably my favorite and I can’t wait to wear it. I purchased the moto jacket a few years ago from Victoria’s Secret. I had no idea they stopped selling clothing and shoes but I never understood why they ventured into that market in the first place. At least I was able to get this great leather jacket in a gorgeous burgundy color. The jeans are from J.Crew, the Vintage Cropped Jean. I only wish I had grabbed another pair of these. I would like to eventually have these hemmed up another inch or two but they work for now. And the cute strappy flats? Those are from Zara.

~ Rosewood Lace Blouse, Anthropologie ~
~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, J.Crew ~
~ Cashmere V-Neck Cardigan, J.Crew (one, two, three) ~
~ Printed Janey Flat, J.Crew (one, two) ~

Of course this lace blouse works with the Sammie Cords in Masala Chai. I love those pants but still have yet to wear them. The weather is changing but not enough for cords yet. I found this cardigan a few years ago on sale and it’s one of my favorites. The color is gorgeous and it’s cashmere. I have the Etta Pumps in the same print as these flats and wear the flats more. The heel height of the pump is now a little to high for me so I really need to find a new home for them. The Janey Flats aren’t the most comfortable but the print on this pair is is one of my favorites.

The Rosewood Lace Blouse is completely see-through so you do need a cami underneath. I prefer the Seamless Cami from The Limited. I have several colors, purchased years ago but the one I’m wearing is the nude color. This cami is now offered in a reversible style so you now have the option of a scoop-neck or a v-neck. I find seamless camis to be the best for layering as they are fitted but not constricting and are not bulky under the layering item. I’ll share a few ways to style the Tory Burch Ryder Dress next week.

I took advantage of the Black Friday/Weekend promo at Emerson Fry of 45% off and bought another Yoshi Sweater, this time in Natural. I stayed with the same size as my Midnight Red sweater, an XS. I get so many compliments when I wear either one. I think because it looks so oversized and cozy.


I’ve already worn the Natural color several times, just keeping it very casual.


~ Yoshi Sweater, Emerson Fry ~
~ Vintage Cropped Jean in Dark Rinse, J Crew (J.Brand, Mother) ~
~ Reversible Plaid Scarf (similar) ~
~ Sawyer Boot, J Crew Factory (Vince Camuto, Jack Rogers) ~
~ Classic Wool Fedora, J Crew Factory (Halogen, Nordstrom Rack)~


This was super casual after a lunch of Mexican Food. I changed into the Fair Isle Leggings and lounged the rest of the day watching football. 


~ Yoshi Sweater, Emerson Fry ~
~ Fair Isle Leggings, J Crew (Gap, Target, Nordstrom)~
~ Melanie Slip-On Sneaker, Frye ~

I debated for a while between the Natural, which was full-price plus 45% off, or the Charcoal, which was (and still is) $128. In the end, the Natural won out and I’m so happy with it. Oddly, it didn’t come with any tags on it, including the “do not remove if you want to return tag”. But that all worked out since I kept the sweater.

Have a Great Day!

I took a gamble on J Crew Final Sale last week knowing only one item would really work. Let’s see if the others are to my liking as well.

Striped Short-Sleeve V-Neck Sweater, Clay White, Small ~
I tried this on in the Navy Champagne back in May. I really liked it but didn’t think a sweater for Summer was worth the price at the time. The colors finally went on sale and I was able to get the Navy in-store for an additional 50% off. I waited for a good promo online to order the Clay White. This runs large and the Small fits me well and the way I want it to. I actually wore the Navy sweater this week when I had to go in to the office. I knew I was going to be in a meeting room all day and that the A/C would be really cold. Yes, I was hot and sweaty outside but the sweater was perfect for inside all day. I love that the Clay White will work well in the Fall. 

~ Wide-Leg Cropped Jean in Odell Wash, size 29 ~

I’ve been waiting to try the wide-leg cropped jean since it first arrived. Reviews are mixed with some saying to size down or that these fit weird. I LOVE them! I am so glad I was able to get them on sale and with a promo. I paid $42 for them but now they are part of the 60% off section making the Odell Wash jean 16 FREAKING DOLLARS! Of course I ordered another pair. The Lowry Wash and White are still on sale for $104.99 plus 40% off with GOSHOPPING.
I love the fit of these. I took my normal size 29 and the fit TTS for me. The waist does gape a little in the back but not enough to make them super loose in waist or feel like they are falling off. They skim my hips and upper leg and then go straight down from there. They are not a super wide-leg but I love the feeling of a non-skinny jean. The length are normal for me (5’2″) but I wore them rolled and liked the look. I can’t wait to try them with heels/espadrille wedges. I should order the Lowry Wash since I haven’t had a whole lot of luck finding a pair of non-skinny jeans. 
~ Vintage Cropped Jean in Rinse Wash, size 29 ~

I tried these on in the Parisi Wash not too long ago, though not in the correct size. The size 29 are the better fit, as I suspected. I like the dark wash on these as the two Tory Burch pair I have are a little faded from so many wears and washes. These are a nice fit but they are not cropped on me like I expected. Maybe once they are washed a few times they will shrink up a little. The denim is a little rougher feel than the Parisi Wash. Those were really soft but they were also a very light wash. These are a good price at $36 with GOSHOPPING and a nice addition to my closet.

It’s also a great time to get some Collection, 3rd-party and Cashmere items. All these are and additional 60% off. The scarves are great for Christmas gifts. I ordered the Palm Tree Scoopback Swimsuit for only $20. The Striped Eyelet Skirt comes out to $16 if you can get your size. 
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Have you taken a chance on J Crew’s Final Sale items? Anything from the 60% off section you tried and love? 

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