Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yes Please!!!

Felted Colorbar Cardigan 
I saw this cardigan in Anthropologie last week and immediately fell in love with it! The color, the silhouette, and the pretty little yellow buttons...absolutely adorable! They had it styled over the Diverse Density Tank in yellow (with the bow peeking out over the top of the cardigan) and a pair of flare cute! :)


Review: Madewell Widelegger Jeans

The Madewell Widelegger Jeans in 'Explorer Wash', item #39456, are on sale now for $79.50 with Free Shipping and Free Returns. The Madewell website describes them as:

Soft, fluid and perfectly lightweight denim with a high waist—it's a polished look we love day or night. Cotton. Belt loops. Zip fly. Slant pockets, back welt pockets. Import. Machine wash.
  • Sit above waist.
  • Fitted through waist and hip, with a wide leg.
  • 34 1/2" inseam.
  • 23 1/4" leg opening.

The jeans are actually 100% cotton and lightweight making them perfect for warmer weather, which is probably why they finally got marked down with cooler temps quickly approaching. They also feel and look more like navy blue chinos than a pair of jeans, IMO.

I ordered the jeans in my regular size 27 and they fit perfectly at the waist, but feel a bit snug on my thighs. However, this is a common problem for me since I have 'athletic thighs', so if your legs are slim, the fit shouldn't be a problem for you. I could size up to a 28 but then the waist of the jeans will be too big. Not necessarily a problem, as I could have them tailored to fit or wear one of my Instant Button for Jeans to take in the waist, but the denim feels as if it has some 'give' and will stretch out as I wear it, so if I decide to keep them I will probably stay with the size 27. The inseam is 34.5 inches and I have on 4.5 inch platform wedge heels in this picture, so the bottom hem doesn't quite touch the floor when I wear them (for reference, my inseam is 31 inches).

*You can also see the Madewell Widelegger Jeans here on Tippy. :)

Do you own a pair of the Madewell Widelegger Jeans ? Are you planning on taking advantage of the Free Shipping and Free Returns to try out a pair at the sale price? Please do share! :)

**There is still time to enter my Giveaway to win an assortment of items from Blue Sky Home Series Organizational Products if you haven't already (it ends at 5pm EST today).

Have a lovely day!


Monday, August 29, 2011

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

Hello Everyone! I hope you're having a great week so far! It's time for another edition of *You Look Very Familiar...Have I Seen You Some Place Before?*, so let's get started! :)

J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer in 'Decadent Red'

J.Crew High-heel Flare Jeans in 'Indigo Wash'

By Malene Birger Rufe Faux Leopard Coat

Anthropologie Concise Denim Jacket

Laundry by Shelli SegalLace Shift Dress

A big THANK YOU goes to LauraK and maqsad for sharing the next *Familiar Finds* with us:

From LauraK:

From maqsad:
J.Crew has previously offered several items with rosettes on them such as the Rosette Tee
and Silk Dupioni Rosette Dress

Then Talbots released several items as well, such as the Silk Rosette Skirt
*Now Banana Republic is offering the Rosette Skirt.

J.Crew Edie Purse in 'Flame'
*A larger option in a deeper shade is the Red Leather Satchel

Thanks again ladies! :) Btw, if you have a *Familiar Find* you would like to share, please feel free to email it to me:

That's it for this week's edition...I hope you've enjoyed it!

Have a beautiful and blessed day! :)


OOTD: 8.27.11

Time for another Outfit of the Day! :) This is what I wore this past Saturday, 8.27.11, to run errands, get a French pedicure, and take the boys to a friend's birthday party.


The Details:

*Rachel Pally Caftan Print Maxi Dress in 'White Pinwheel'. I was able to get this on sale back in March from Piperlime, and I absolutely adore it. It is definitely one of my favorite purchases and receives numerous compliments every time I wear it. It flows beautifully when I walk and the fabric is absolutely yummy. Buying this one has made me realize that all maxi dresses are not created equal, and trust me...I have a LOT of maxi dresses, so I know the difference. I would absolutely buy another one in a different color/print if I could get it without paying a small fortune. (Similar here and here.) 

*My Pavé Ball Earrings were a gift from my parents for my 40th birthday and they have quickly become one of my favorite pairs to wear. (Similar here and here.)

*Shimmering Croco Pattern Strap Watch in white. This is very pretty IRL and comfortable to wear, as well.

*Isaac Mizrahi Live Perfect Crystal Bold Stretch Bracelet. This is another one of my favorites and I wear it quite frequently. (I own it in the silver version, as well.) It really is so pretty IRL, and I get compliments, as well as asked where it's from at least once every single time I wear it. As a matter of fact, the last time I was in Anthropologie, the SA who was helping me asked about it and was planning on buying one for herself and one to give as a both colors. 

*LOFT Serena Mini-Stud sandals in white, which I wear on a constant basis. I have been looking for an alternative to these since the soles are just about worn out now and recently purchased the 'Farley' sandal from Report (in white). They don't have the gold studs, but I like the solid color since I will be able to wear it with both gold and silver accessories. I haven't worn them yet, but from trying them on they seem incredibly comfortable.

*J.Crew Gold Large Metallic Thompson Tote. This bag has turned out to be another great purchase and the CPW (Cost Per Wear) is in the negative numbers at this point. If you're interested in finding one, I have seen them listed occasionally on Ebay and even on the JCA Weekly Exchange, otherwise there are similar options here and here


That's it for now! Enjoy the rest of your day! :)


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Inspiration: Give A Smile


Sunday Shopping: Fall Wish List

Hello Everyone! Sunday Shopping is back this week and this time I'm going to share my Fall Wish list with you. This year I am focusing on only adding items that will supplement my current wardrobe, giving new life to the pieces I already own by providing more ways to wear them with minimal expense. :)

*BLK DNM Blazer 1. Ok, so this one is completely out of my price range, but I would truly love to find a Camel blazer similar to this at an affordable price. I have been searching for the perfect Camel blazer for several years and have yet to find it, so my quest continues again this year.

*J.Crew Edie Purse in 'Flame'. I love the size and silhouette of the Edie purses, and this color is so pretty IRL.

*Edie purse in Italian calf hair. This one is at the top of my list...the size, the silhouette, not to mention that it is leopard AND calf-hair. Need I say more?

*J.Crew Skinny calf hair belt in 'Grey Black Leopard'. I already own the brown colorway from last year and love it. It really is a versatile piece that gives added visual interest to otherwise basic outfits, so I would love to pick up the grey this year to have even more styling options at minimal expense.

*J.Crew Dream ribbed yoga cardigan . I would like to pick this one up in 'Heather Carbon', 'Navy', and 'Heather Acorn'. I tried it on in the B&M last week and fell in love with the silhouette and overall 'comfort factor' of wearing it. I love this type of cardigan for wearing over a tee or turtleneck with either a pair of flare jeans and platforms or skinny jeans tucked into knee boots. If it wasn't made of the dream yarn then I would consider paying full-price, but knowing how badly it will pill I am waiting to get it on sale.

*Kate Spade New York 'Eryn' Calf Hair Flat. I adore the pointy-toe with the chain detail, not to mention that they are leopard, love, love!

*Anthropologie Concise Denim Jacket. I am looking for a cropped denim jacket to wear over many items in my wardrobe such as maxi dresses, sleeveless tops, and tees to help transition them into fall and extend their lifespan. This one is adorable IRL and a perfect length to wear over those items. I have tried it on and would go with the XSmall for a more fitted look.

*Bass Wayfarar Penny Loafers. I already own a pair of black patent penny loafers, but would love to pick up a pair of brown ones this year. I love the idea of wearing them with jeans/blazer outfit combinations in place of ballet flats or ankle boots, which is what I normally wear in the cooler weather months.

*J.Crew Wool Herringbone Bella Jacket in 'Pink Azalea'. This is one of my top wish listed items of all time. I am looking for a size 0, 2, or 4, so if you happen across one or have one to sell (please no over-inflated Ebay prices), please let me know! :)

*J.Crew Wool Herringbone Bella Jacket in 'Orange'. Another one of my top wish listed items. Just like the pink colorway, I am also looking for a size 0, 2, or 4 in this one.

*J.Crew Sapphire Tweed Pencil Skirt. I have mentioned before that pencil skirts are not the best silhouette for my figure (not horrible, but also not optimal) and that is why I rarely purchase them. However, this one is an exception, and I would love to find one in a size 2 or possibly a size 0 depending on the measurements. So once again, if you come across one or are looking to sell, please contact me! :)

*TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Steward Open Hem Flare Jean. Once again, these are a priced a bit higher than I would like to pay, but they show an example of what I'm looking for...winter white denim. I am of the 'old school' who prefers not to wear white in the fall and winter months, so I am looking for a pair of winter white jeans to wear instead. I own a pair of J.Crew trouser cords in 'Sea Salt' (the Polyvore below shows how I wore them last year), which is a winter white, but I would like to find denim in the same color as another styling option.

What's on your Fall List? Are you looking to completely overhaul your fall wardrobe or just supplement it like I am mine? When it comes to the purchases you do make, will you wait for sale or purchase full-price? Have you already started acquiring some of the items? Please do share! :)

Have a lovely day!