Thursday, December 9, 2010

Some J Crew Fitting Room Reviews

Today I had two returns to make at J Crew which means return shopping...whoo hoo! Perfect timing with the 25% off promo on all purchases over $150. Today was one of those days when I liked everything I grabbed and if my budget had allowed they may have all come home with me.

Bright Dahlia Wool Lolli Pants $118 (Size 8) These pants have been all the buzz since gracing the catalog. I hadn't thought too much about them since I usually gravitate to skirts but when I saw them in store I had to try them out. They are so comfortable and the color is stunning. What I didn't expect is that they are lightweight and unlined which works well for me (since it doesn't get too cold in San Diego). I found the fit TTS. I used to wear a 6 in their pants but since I have gained some weight the 8's are much better (I always have worn and 8 in the skirts though go figure). The 6's would have fit but they didn't have any left and I honestly think the 8 will work better anyways.

Silk Bloussana Tunic $98 (Size 6) When I first tried this on my initial thought was no way...the sleeves are a bit poofy at the shoulders but that lasted under a minute and I really fell for this top. It is soft and flowy and fits TTS.
This is a new dress that was in the store in denim and a soft pink. I don't see it online yet but the price was $128. Call me crazy but I like this one. I would never wear it bare legged like this but I can see it with leggings and riding boots.....once it goes on sale that is. $128 for a casual dress is too much for me. This is a size 8. I found it TTS if not a little small

 Starry Night Cardigan $128 (size M)-this cardigan is gorgeous IRL. It is really light and although it is a jersey knit you would never know just by looking at it. This runs a little large. Small would have worked better but my store didn't have any. I tried on a XS but the arms were too tight.

Lace Rows Tank on sale for $69.99 (Size 8). This runs TTS, I usually wear a 6 in these tops but they only had an 8 left. I like this top a lot  better then the Lace Love Tank I returned. I didn't find it too boxy but is is a looser fit through the waist

 Drapey Sequin Tee $79.50 (Size Small). I really loved this tee. It sold out online but there were plenty in the store in this colorway. The fit is great and I was able to size down easily. One thing is itchy. In fact the lady in line in front of me was returning hers for that exact reason.
 Here is what I wore shopping:
J Crew Perfect Fit Striped Boatneck Tee
LOFT double breasted jacket with patch pockets
J Crew denim Pencil Skirt
J Crew Tortoise Juliette Heels

And here is a little bonus I found when checking out. The glass ornament earrings  for $14.99. With the current promotion they came to $11.24 down from $50. Woo Hoo
Are you planning on shopping this promo? I would have passed if it weren't for the returns...hard to justify shopping for myself this close to Christmas......

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Clothing Tri-Fecta

J Crew, Anthro & LOFT wrapped up into one outfit. The perfect fashion tri-fecta for me! Sorry for the quickie post but dinner is ready and then I've got to run to work...I'll catch up with you tomorrow

Here is the Polyvore with the outfit details:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Velvet Shell for Erin

Here are some styling ideas that reader Erin requested for the Velvet Shell. Remember today only it is 30% off at the LOFT (40% off when you like them on Facebook and get a code)

Velvet Shell 4

Velvet Shell 1

Velvet Shell 3

Velvet Shell 2

Friday, December 3, 2010

I may need a sequin intervention

I just can't help myself....I love a good sequin! Casual or dressed up, a sequin can fit anyone's lifestyle.

Here is how I wore my sequin stripe henley yesterday to run errands with the kids, I really love this top and I am so glad it was restocked and then marked down because I skipped its first release.
And here is how I wore my sequins a little dressier tonight for an early dinner with the family and then off to work:

Here are the Polyvore's for the two outfits so you can get all the details. Also remember that tomorrow is LOFT's big event. I also saw on their facebook page there is a link on how to get an additional 10% off tomorrow (totalling 40%) so be sure to check it out!!



Tano 4650, $198

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Can you believe it is December??? Christmas is right around the corner so I got into the spirit the other day by throwing on a big red sweater. I realized I had zero red in my wardrobe so I have been trying to add a few red pieces in my wardrobe here and there.

Here is the Polyvore for this (the items will be listed below each set) and what else I have been wearing this week. I have not been able to get back in the OOTD pic habit since the kids went back to school but I will get better....promise.

'Tis the Season

Tano 4650, $198


And last, but SURELY not least.....Chase wanted to show off his muscles for you. What can I say? He is a character