Tweed Lovin’

October 16, 2011 in Balenciaga Part Time

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I dont think its any secret that I have a bit of a J. Crew obsession. Their pants and skirts in particular fit me perfectly and come in the most amazing colors and textures. The No. 2 pencil skirt in vintage tweed is no exception. I originally wanted it in the pink. Then I saw it in store in the blue and fell in love with it. I really think I need it in both… and their most recent beauty, the No. 2 pencil skirt in harvest tweed. I will definitely be doing a lot of selling so I can afford these two!!

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Top: Deletta from Anthro (similar); Cardigan: J. Crew (similar); Skirt: J. Crew (here);
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Pump (here); Bag: Balenciaga Part-time; Coat: H&M (similar)

Flats, Mocs, Loafers…

October 12, 2011 in Shoe Reviews

Up until quite recently, the overwhelming option for flat womens shoes was ballet flats. Im in no way against ballet flats (as long as they’re comfy!), but I’m so glad that other cute options are becoming more readily available!!

Here are my current top 3 favorites:

1) Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish Boat Shoe 


3) Frye Alex Venetian Loafer

Because I’m the type of person who can’t pay full price for something, I got a pair to hold me over, hehe. Review as soon as I get the Frye James Penny Loafer! I got these for ~$65 from 6pm in size 5.5. If they’re (sadly) too small, they’ll be up for grabs if anyone’s interested!!

October Shopping 2011 Goals

October 6, 2011 in Monthly Shopping Goals

I didn’t anticipate last month being so crazy busy!! It ended up just flying by. I managed to work out, eat more healthful foods and save some money. I didn’t do too well on the September shopping goals:

  • Flattering white button up blouse No Luck
  • Tweed Pencil Skirt (or anything tweed) Not in my price range… yet?
  • Knee high black leather high heel boots Didn’t really try to find any
  • Wool pencil skirt Got camel and black J. Crew minis from Ebay
  • Blue colored pants Probably giving up on these
  • Nude Pumps Still on the search for comfy nude pumps
So, which ones will carry over to October? Not many. Here are the keepers:
  • White blouse. This will stay on here until I find one. If ever…
  • Tweed Pencil Skirt. Tweed is so fun. Im still lusting after this J. Crew one, but I know it will require alterations. The search goes on.
  • Knee-high black boots. Classic, but I’ll definitely wait for a good deal on some!!

I’ve had to wear professional clothes every day for the past month, so I’m getting a feel for the items I grab. I’ve wanted to take pics of some of the outfits, but never had a chance while it was light out! Oh well. Regardless, items I’ve added:

  • Flattering wool slacks. Skinnies, straights, boot-cuts. In any color. Wide open here!
  • Easy to wear knits to wear alone or layer under cardigans.
  • Tights. Black, cream, gray… patterned or textured, thick or thin. TJ Maxx, anyone?
  • Moccasins. Comfy, fuzzy and casual. Almost giving in one these from DSW!
  • Scarves!! There are tons of cheap options on Ebay. Classic designer scarves like McQueen or Burberry are always nice too, although they’re very hard to justify for me ($200 for a rectangle of fabric?!?)
  • Wool coat in a flattering color, like mustard, olive or plum.
new October wants