Friday, April 30, 2010

Chambray and Cognac


IRL:

The handbag is the Goa 4-Pocket Hobo in Cognac from Banana Republic (replacing the LV in the polyvore set).





The Details:


*Old Navy *The Weekend* Jeans in Bright White, similar here and here (in white).

*Ann Taylor Chain and Jewel Tiered Necklace, similar here and here.

*Monet Gold Hoop Earrings purchased at Macy's (not available online), similar here and here.

*Talbots Gold Bangles. Similar here (in Gold) and here.

*J.Crew Leather Equestrian Belt, similar here (in Cognac).

*Cynthia Vincent for Target Gladiator Wedge, similar here and here.

*Tortoise Sunglasses, similar here and here (in Dark Tortoise).

*Louis Vuitton Speedy handbag...definitely an *investment* piece. Several less expensive handbag alternatives for this look are: this handbag (in Cognac) shown above, from Banana Republic which looks gorgeous with the CV wedges and outfit. This bag would add extra visual interest and color, and this one is interesting with the ruffles, ruching, oversized buckle accent and chain strap.

*Btw, if you don't already know, I'm having a giveaway this week. Click here for more details. :)

Have a wonderful day! :)

xoxo,

*Stripes with Flare*

I wore this outfit on 4.20.10. The gold accessories compliment the camel stripes of the bateau top beautifully, and I love the overall silhouette of the flare leg jeans paired with the top, as well...comfortably chic. :)
4.20.10 *Stripes with Flare*

(The Bateau top is left untucked.)

The Details:

*J.Crew Vintage Bateau Top in Pale Camel. Similar here and here.

*J.Crew High-Heel Flare Jean, similar here and here.

*Anthropologie Urchin's Shell Earrings in Crystal. Similar here (in Gold) and here.

*J.Crew Crystal Chain Necklace, similar here (in Gold) and here.

*Isaac Mizrahi Live Perfect Crystal Bold Stretch Bracelet, similar here and here.

*Aviator Sunglasses, similar here and here.

*Kork Ease *Bette* Wedge Sandal in Natural. Similar here and here in Natural.

*J.Crew Large Gold Metallic Thompson Tote, similar here (in Gold) and here.

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great day! :) It's time for another edition of *You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before*? Let's get started.







In-store only *Tribal Graphic Tee*





*Tassel Pendant


**A big THANK YOU goes out to Joanne who shared these *familiar* finds with us:

J.Crew Dip-Dyed Ribbon Art Tee

*Side Neck Ruffle Tee

J.Crew Cabochon chandelier earrings

*Vivianne Jewel Earrings

Anthropologie Bright Lights Ring

*Nugget Cluster Ring (in Gold).

What do you think? Do you see anything you're interested in? Have you seen any of these items IRL? Do you already own any of them? Please free free to comment. :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

Monday, April 26, 2010

LOFT: 30% Off All Full-Price Tees & Tanks

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your week! I wanted to let you know that LOFT is now offering 30% Off on all their Full-Price Tees &Tanks. You will also receive Free Shipping on orders of $125+ until 4.27.10.


Lots of cute pieces to choose from...















Happy Shopping! :)

xoxo,

Inspiration: Everyday Joys

Find everyday joy
in the simple things in life...

The smell of hot coffee and
pancakes in the morning,

Fireflies flickering in the clear night air,

The cool morning fog as the sun comes up
and warms the day;

The colors of a beautiful and peaceful sunset,

A bee buzzing in a patch of spring flowers,

The kindness in the smile of a stranger;

The warm feeling of a hug
from someone who loves you,

The quiet sound of the ocean on the shore,

The twinkling of the stars in the sky...

The reassuring thoughtfulness from
someone who calls you friend.

And, then relax, and be thankful...

for your everyday joys.

~~ Author Unknown ~~

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday Shopping: Boden

Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far! For our Sunday Shopping this week, we are visiting Boden.

Boden is a retailer based in the UK that specializes in colorful and fun clothing, shoes, and accessories. The website is enjoyable to look at with the smiling models (some of them former J.Crew models) and informative customer reviews. It even has video of the models wearing the garments so you can see how the clothing truly fits and moves on the body. Not only does Boden offer clothing for women, but also for men, teens (with the recently released JohnnieB line), and the littles, as well (with their mini Boden line).

There are so many cute and colorful pieces available at Boden right now...perfect for the spring and summer months, so let's do some online window shopping together and look at some. :)

Sequinned Tunic...very cute with the sequins on the placket, and available in 3 fun color combinations, as well.

*Rosette Top...how cute is this?


Essential Top, in 8 fun prints/colors.








*Crinkle Cotton Skirt...love the pink and green print.

*Long Everyday Skirt. The white is a great alternative for those of you who are leary of wearing white jeans or pants.



*Bow Cardigan...absolutely adorable.

*Rose Cardigan...such a pretty embellishment, and in 6 pretty colors, too.

Short Trench...I love that plaid.


*Suede Ruffle Heels, in 4 yummy colors.

*Embellished Flats...these are so pretty.

Canvas Bag...OMGoodness! How absolutely adorable is this? It also comes in 3 other color/pattern combinations.

*Fabulous Clutch, available in 4 fabulous colors.




**Many JCAs are fans of Boden, including Dinagideon, who often writes about Boden items on her blog My Superfluities, and even started a Boden Polyvore group called Boden is Bodacious!!!
***I also want to mention that Boden's Customer Service is truly remarkable...they strive for customer satisfaction, going above and beyond the expected, as seen in this letter that Twiga shared on JCA Friday:
___________________________________
We're writing to apologize to you for the delay to your Boden order.

Unfortunately our excuse is the geological equivalent of 'The dog ate my homework'. Because, as you may have heard, a cloud of volcanic ash recently grounded all flights in and out of the UK and northern Europe. Although flights are now getting back to normal there is still a shipping backlog to clear, and while there wasn't much we could do about the volcano itself, we're very sorry that we weren't able to stop it affecting your order.

After all, nothing should come between you and your Summer wardrobe, least of all an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name.

So to thank you for your patience, we'd like to credit your account with $20 to use against future purchases (and there's no expiry date to worry about).

Now that flights have resumed we're working overtime to deliver your parcel. To make life simpler we've slapped on FREE 'VOLCANIC' RETURNS on anything returned from this order. So if you're not completely satisfied when your order arrives, please remember to take advantage of this 'emergency' offer.

Yours sincerely, and with big apologies once again.
____________________________________

Isn't that just so fantastic? I think some of the retailers here in the States should take note...

So, what are your thoughts on Boden? Do you see anything in their current offerings that you're interested in? Have you ordered from them previously? If not, are you considering placing an order? I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Basic

I love the look of a simple white button down worn with a pair of jeans and fabulous accessories...basic, yet incredibly chic at the same time. :)

Basic
Basic by FFM featuring Old Navy jeans

The Details:


*Old Navy *The Weekend* Jeans in Weathered Wash, similar here and here.

*Ann Taylor Chain and Jewel Tiered Necklace, similar here and here.

*Monet Gold Hoop Earrings purchased at Macy's(not available online), similar here and here.

*Talbots Gold Bangles, similar here (in gold) and here (also in gold).

*J.Crew Black Leather Jeans Belt, similar here and here.

*COACH Large Leather Ergo Handbag, similar here (in black) and here.

*Cynthia Vincent for Target Gladiator Wedges (in black), similar here (in black) and here (also in black).

***You could easily add a jacket to this outfit, such as one of the Tweed Jackets that I blogged about earlier today in this post. :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

A Little CHANEL for Saturday

I love Chanel jackets and dream of owning one someday...
In the meantime, I was able to acquire this as my stand-in:
It's the Snapshot Jacket from Anthropologie, now sold out online, but still available in some stores. The picture does not do this little jacket any justice at all. It is much prettier IRL, well-made, very flattering, and oh-so feminine...love it. :)

Tweed jackets are such a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe. Highly versatile and always extremely chic, they can be dressed up with a fabulous little pencil skirt, or dressed down with your favorite pair of jeans...a perfect little jacket to own.

Several options currently available:

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

Friday, April 23, 2010

Clean

I love the look of all white with cognac...so clean, crisp, and perfect for warm weather months.
Clean
Clean by FFM featuring Old Navy jeans

The tank is tucked into the jeans and the button down is worn open.

The Details:

*J.Crew Solid Three-Quarter Sleeve Stretch Shirt, similar here and here.

*J.Crew Favorite Tank, similar here and here.

*Old Navy *The Weekend* Jeans in Bright White, similar here and here.

*Ann Taylor Chain and Jewel Tiered Necklace, similar here and here.

*Monet Gold Hoop Earrings purchased at Macy's (not available online), similar here and here.

*J.Crew Crystal Supernova Bracelet, similar here (in Clear/Gold combo).

*J.Crew Leather Equestrian Belt, similar here (in Cognac).

*Cynthia Vincent for TargetGladiator Wedge, similar here and here.

*J.Crew Jericho Tote (in Seashore Beige), similar here and here.

*Tortoise Sunglasses, similar here and here.

***I styled this set at the beginning of the week, and then received an email with this pic from Piperlime yesterday...looks as if they love the look of all white with cognac, too. :)

Have a beautiful and blessed day!

xoxo,

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Piperlime: 20% Off Flat Sandals Today

Since the warm weather months are officially here (at least in most places), it's a great time to update your spring and summer wardrobe with a pair of Fabulous Flat Sandals, and Piperlime is offering 20% off on them for TODAY only with code SWEET at checkout.

Here are a few of my *pretty picks*:

Hayat in Sand Suede (shown in pic) or Black Suede. I have a similar pair that I purchased at Target and wear them quite frequently, as seen in this post featuring the J.Crew Vintage Zebra-stripe Mini.

*Gem n Toast...especially love these in the Camel color.


Monaco, available in Beige (shown in pic) and Black.



*Genevvaa...a bit funky, but I really like them in the Cognac color. Paired with the right outfit they could be super cute. :)


Navajo, available in 7 colors.

*Peggy-1...love the floral embellishment. Available in Gold, Bronze, and Black.


3574, available in Gray and Light Blue (shown in pic), as well as Bronze Mother of Pearl.

Happy Shopping! :)

xoxo,