Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

 Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Between my parents being in town and gearing up for the holiday crowds at work things have been even crazier then normal (I wasn't sure that was even possible). Now it is over and I can breathe a sigh of relief until tomorrow when it is time to start finalizing Christmas planning ;)

Here is what I wore on Thanksgiving (excuse the super duper pale legs). These are all recent J Crew purchases (besides the shoes which are older and off eBay) and I love them all seperately and together. The Sunnie Pencil Skirt is sold out online but it didn't hit stores until recently so it shouldn't be too hard to find (hopefully).
Patent Tortoise Juliets-J Crew

Here is a picture of the table before they all dug in (that is sparkling apple cider in the wine glasses, just as an FYI).
I didn't get to do the Black Friday shopping thing because I was working it but I did do a little online sale shopping. I picked up the Wii Fit and some J Crew goodies. I was able to combine the extra 25% promo with the 40% off factory and made out pretty nicely. There were so many other things I wanted but the budget would not allow it.


And here are a few outfits I wore last week that I didn't get IRL pictures of (sorry). For anyone considering the lace tee-get it. I LOVE it and I have had zero problems with the lace snagging:


Lace tee love


Lace Tee

Did you brave the Black Friday crowds or score any great deals??

Monday, November 15, 2010

LOFT Friends & Family Picks

The sale starts tomorrow (actually today if you are a cardholder). You do need the coupon for the discount so don't forget to print yours out and bring it along.If you haven't gotten your coupon yet, the link is here

For my LOFT Friends & Family Sale picks I thought it would be useful if I put some looks together so you had some outfit ideas before you head out to shop.

LOFT F & F look 1

LOFT F & F look 2

LOFT F & F look 3

LOFT F & F look 4

LOFT F & F look 5

LOFT F & F Look 6

LOFT F & F Look 7

LOFT F & F look 8

LOFT Friends & Family Sale

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ahead yet still behind

I managed to take some OOTD photos last week (just didn't find time to post them). I am trying to get ahead this year for far so good but everytime I think I am in good shape I think of other things. So far I have all the Christmas cards ready to mail next month, all the big presents and everything I need for the packaging of my homemade goodies. Yet somehow I know I will end up rushing around like a mad woman at the last minute. I keep trying to remind myself of the true meaning of Christmas so I can keep it all in perspective.

Oh yeah.....and there is Thanksgiving to host still.....oops. Well here is some of what I wore last week:
long lean cardigan-LOFT
buds and bunches tank-Anthropologie
Denim Pencil Skirt-J Crew
Come Dancing shoes by Seychelle
necklace-Banana Republic

cardigan-J Crew
Long Sleeve Tee-LOFT
Pencil Skirt-J Crew
Come Dancing shoes-Seychelles

Terra Paisley Shift Dress- J Crew
Bling Cardigan-J Crew
Shelley Pumps-Bandolino
Skinny Belt-J Crew

Perfect Shirt-J Crew
Maya Cardigan (factory version)-J Crew
Long & Lean Jeans-GAP
shoes-super old

Saturday, November 13, 2010

For Liz

Blog Reader Liz recently wrote:

".....I recently purchased LOFT's Painted Stripe Boat Neck Tee (navy stripe) and the Foiled Printed Cardigan (it says grey but it looks taupe-ish to me). Do you have any tips for styling those two tops? I love the infinity scarves at LOFT now, they have some really cute stuff!"

First up...the foiled printed cardigan which I totally agree is more of a taupe then a gray. Online it is sold out but there are plenty in our store so I know you can find one. My store is 1583 in Escondido, California just in case ;).  This scarf would also look great with it but my Polyvore clipper is on the fritz so I couldn't use it in the sets.

Foiled Again

Now for the Painted Boat Stripe Tee-I love the fit of this one. It looks large when you hold it up but it fits TTS.  This one can probably be found in a store search too, we have a few left but I think they are in our back room because they hadn't found a new place for them on the floor yet.

Painted Stripe Two

Painted Stripe

Painted Stripe

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ruffles, Sequins and a Secret....shhh

So I know I have been missing lately but I promise i have something good for you at the end ;) My J Crew orders arrived and here are the verdicts: yay-Arrow Jacket, denim pencil skirt, traversa cardigan. nay-muse tank, skinny ultra lounge pant. I will post some IRL pics tomorrow of the Muse tank since I know a lot of you were interested.

traversa tank-J Crew
Ruffle Cami-LOFT
Modern Slim Jeans-LOFT
Kady Boots- Target

Here is an outfit I wore the other day (I have lots of catch up to do)
scalloped zipper cardigan-J Crew
Sequin bin tank-J Crew
ultra thin cotton pencil skirt -J Crew
Vera Sandals-Banana Republic

So, now for the good stuff. LOFT's Friends & Family Sale is coming up on the 16th (preview day for cardholders on the 15th). I should be getting the link soon so if you want  a coupon, please do the following:

send an email to with the subject LOFT coupon

that's it! I will work on a post with my new LOFT favorites and some IRL pictures next week

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The (two) Dog Days

Today was an immunization day. I really hate when they get old enough during their shots to give you the "how could you let them do this to me" look. So I treated them all to Starbucks chocolate milks and tonight we are having our family date. Chase is making Pizzas and we are going to watch Toy Story 3 while munching on popcorn with M & M's (the best combo ever). Here is what I wore, yikes...check out the roots! This is one of my favorite "go to" skirts, I love the print and color but the fabric allows it to be casual. If you come across one on eBay....grab it!: 

*sniff....I miss my tan*
Two Dog Tee-J Crew (factory version)
Peacock Bling Cardigan- J Crew
Anstract Lattice Pencil Skirt-J Crew
Shoes-Mootsies Tootsies

And yes, we do have our share of earthquakes here in San Diego but my house is not tilted now. My seven year old photographer was getting a little creative. Diagonal and at a lovely low angle making me look sweet ;) This is what I wore to work last night, I ended up adding a cognac belt to the dress that matched my boots:
Striped Cowl Neck Sweater Dress-LOFT
Kady Boots-Target (last winter)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Cheat

Okay, so I am cheating a little bit by using a picture from this post but I hadn't actually worn this outfit yet and it seemed perfect for Halloween. The only difference was that I had my hair pulled back (and I have lost the summer tan) and I was too tired after church and work (I very RARELY work Sundays) to snap a picture so I am recycling.

I figured we'd be slow on Halloween but it was crazy busy! I love days when a lot of customers want to be styled and have their outfits put together and Sunday was definitely one of those days.....loved it!
And today I received my "let's kiss and make up" gift from J Crew (although I could never stay mad at them) that I talked about here.

I had decided to hold on to it for awhile and save it for an in store visit. That lasted a few hours before I took advantage of the extra 25 promo (FALLSALE) and ordered these:

Chase just had to have the tee since it said "defeat is impossible" and he seems to think he is the next Hulk Hogan. Did you get anything during the promo? Also, what did you think of the November catalog that just arrived? I thought it was funny they shipped me an October catalog with the gift instead of the new one but I am far from complaining!