Hello to anyone out there who's still stopping by.
I'm moving - permanently, this time - to a different blog. Maybe when things in general calm down for me, I'll take up this blog again, but for now, I'll no longer be posting here.
You can come check me out at Girl.Dog.Kitchen. I can't promise you'll see anything fashion-related over there, but it's a much more personal blog, and thus much closer to my heart than clothes (and a blog about clothes) can ever be.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Hello to anyone out there who's still stopping by.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The wool herringbone is really nice and soft. It's midweight I'd say, and is a nice thickness. I'd say that it's a really nice fall hat. It's cute and fairly stylish, and is availabe in some really nice, neutral colors. The hat has a band that goes around the front which is attached with buttons on either side and adds a nice detail to an otherwise basic hat.
This is J.Crew's Silk Frances Cami (item #17428), which is also available in petites (item #17932), which retails for $88. It's alpha-sized, and is available in a number of different colors. This is the deep rose color.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
This is Gap's Rolled Henley Sweater (style #635778), which retailed for $39.50. It was alpha-sized, and was available in a number of different colors, a couple of brights and some neutrals. I tried this on in a small, and found that it fits true-to-size, maybe even a bit large, depending on how you would want to wear it. If you're looking for a more fitted look and are on the smaller end of your size, you could consider sizing down in this sweater. If you want a looser, more casual look, then I'd start with your regular size and size down if necessary.
The sweater is made out of 100% cotton, and is a nice, soft knit. It's a nice, breathable fabric for a spring and summer sweater. The sweater itself is lightweight, and it is on the sheer side, at least in this color.
I liked this sweater, but left it behind. I wasn't crazy about it, although I will say that it was super comfortable on.
Monday, July 20, 2009
This is the Printed Jessie Blouse (item #12576) from the J.Crew Outlet. I believe this top was out last summer from retail, and I see it pop up from time to time in the sale section on J.Crew's website. This blouse is numerically sized, and retailed for $54.50. It was available in several different patterns.
I left this shirt behind, as I'd already picked one up in a different yellow pattern that I prefer to this pattern. I also like this pattern, but didn't love this shirt enough to get it in two different patterns.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
This is Gap's Eyelet Sleeve Tee (style #655036), which originally retailed for $29.95, and is currently on sale. The tee is available in a few different colors (white, red-orange, light brown, and this light blue color), and is alpha-sized.
This tee is 100% cotton, and is a really nice, soft jersey-like fabric. I really love Gap's knit tees, as they are wonderfully soft and smooth. It moves and hangs very nicely. The tee is meant as a casual, more flowy top, and nice and roomy, especially at the bottom.
This is a dress from the J.Crew Outlet that I'm calling the Pique Strapless Dress (item #15039). It retailed for $59.50, and was numerically sized. It may have come in other colors, but I honestly can't remember right now, as I tried this on awhile ago (sorry :().
I left this dress behind because I thought it was just okay. I didn't hate it, but I didn't think it was really anything special, either.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This strapless top is from the J.Crew Outlet. It's item #12646, and retails for $54.50 (the white was on sale for $39.99 when I tried these on). It is numerically sized, and was also available in a white color (at bottom of post). It is the same style as the Floral Eyelet top I reviewed a few months back.
The length is nice - on the longer side, hitting at mid-hip, and the top has side vents at the bottom to allow for a bit more movement.
I left these tops behind because I don't wear a lot of strapless tops. I preferred the blue top to the white (even though I think the white is more versatile), and couldn't be swayed by the price.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This is Anthropologie's Above-A-Blue-Sky skirt (style #920067), which retails for $68. It is alpha-sized, and is available in this one pattern, multi. It is available in petites and regular. The skirt is by Edme and Esyllte, and Anthropologie describes it as such:
In Edme & Esyllte's topsy-turvy paradise, wildflowers flourish atop the deep turquoise heavens.
- Side pockets
- Pull-on styling
- Cotton; cotton lining
- Machine wash
- Regular: 18"L
- Petite: 16.5"L
This was my first (and so far only) trip to Anthropologie, and this was one of many really cute things I tried on, but one of only two things I ended up taking home. I love Anthropologie's stuff, but a lot of it is pretty pricey, in my opinion. I do think it is a nice place to get some really feminine, pretty pieces and can't wait to check it out again!
This is J.Crew's Printed Silk Chiffon Whitney Short Dress (item #11440), which originally retailed for $225, and has been on promotion for $159.99 for quite awhile now. This dress is numerically-sized, and is available in this one color, sweet cantaloupe. J.Crew describes the dress as such:
Whether it's for a wedding or a warm-weather getaway, this dress is a sensational choice for any special occasion. Crafted from lightweight silk chiffon with a delicate crinkled texture, its strapless silhouette features a fitted bodice with knot detail at the center front, a slight sweetheart neckline and a pretty lettuce edged hem at the waist. A-line skirt. Back zip. Interior corset for added support. Fully lined. Falls to knee; 25" from natural waist. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/jcrew.com only.I picked up this dress in a size 4, which is my normal size in J.Crew dresses. The dress fits true-to-size, and is a nice, comfortable fit. The fit is based on your bust and waist measurements.
This is Old Navy's Smocked Jersey Maxi Dress (style #633407), which retails for $29.50. It is alpha-sized, and is available in black, blue, purple, pink stripes, and navy stripes. I had been resisting the maxi dress trend all year, but finally caved and tried one on when Old Navy was running a special on skirts and dresses (picked this one up for just $15), and was surprised to find that I actually liked it.
Posted by JTS at 11:11
A soft silk pencil skirt makes an elegantly feminine statement in a gorgeous dark, floral print. Sits at waist. Curved pockets. Back zip. Back vent. Fully lined. 22 1/2" long. Import. Dry clean. Catalog/jcrew.com only.I am not usually a fan of brown (a running discussion between Boyfriend and me), but I love the way it is paired with the shades of blue in this skirt. I pre-ordered this skirt, and am really glad I did, as it appears to be sold out already.
Monday, July 13, 2009
This is the Marguerite Dress from J.Crew Outlet. I picked both dresses up about a month ago. The dress retails for $79.50, but I was able to get it for about $47 after promotions and discounts. The dress is numerically sized, and was available first in the navy floral pattern, and then in the black polka dot pattern. I don't believe that these patterns were both available at the same time at my local outlet.
This is a dress I picked up this weekend at New York & Company. I'm not positive on the name, but the same style is available online in a print. It is alpha-sized, and was also available in a bright teal/green/yellow combination in-store, which I really liked, but was not available in my size. I also saw the same style dress in some solid colors (white, black, coral). The dress originally retailed for $42.95, but was on sale during the summer clearance, so I snagged it for about $21! I cannot find this exact dress online, but there are a couple of other options: CityStretch Tiered Printed Dress (#07448645) and CityStretch Color-Block Flounce Dress (#07465709).
This is J.Crew's Dressy Jersey Empire Dress (item #12564). I'm not sure what the original price was, but I picked it up when it was marked down to $39.99. It is alpha-sized, and came in this tea rose color, and I believe it also came in at least a light heather grey and a dark grey.
I cannot find this dress on Gap's website, but I'm pretty sure it is style #655030. It is alpha-sized, and retailed for $39.50. It was available in a number of saturated colors, including bright pink and bright blue. This is a rich, purple color in size small.
I was tempted to pick this one up, on more than one occasion. The first time I tried it on, and another time I almost grabbed it in the pink color, but I resisted both times.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Boyfriend and I have decided to try to eat at home more often. When I was at school three nights a week, it became really easy just to go out to eat every night (Chili's Happy Hour!), but now we're trying to cut back and get back to eating at home. It's cheaper, and to be honest, we like it better. (Except for the dishes. Why would I want to do dishes?) Since the beginning of the year, we've tried to reduce the amount of red meat in our diets, so we eat a lot of chicken.
- Italian - crushed tomatos, basil, oregano, Parmesan cheese
- Asian - soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, shredded veggies
- Other - caramelized onions, thyme, Cheddar cheese
Sunday, June 28, 2009
- Yellow print dress (Eddie Bauer) [Heavily tailored]
- Black sweater with white faux-pearl buttons (Vintage, from my mom)
- Black Jinger sandals (Payless)
- Black Publicist pants (Express)
- Black beaded cami (Gap Outlet)
- Red tie-front sweater (Banana Republic Outlet)
- Black chunky boots (Mudd)
- Pink cotton pants (Banana Republic via JCA Exchange)
- Black fine rib turtleneck (Gap Outlet)
- Pink flower necklace (J.Crew Outlet)
- Black Judy round-toe pumps (Payless)
- Dark purple tee (The Limited)
- Khaki chino shorts (J.Crew)
- Light purple flip-flops (Old Navy)
The waist is elasticized with a drawstring. There is pleating on the front with slant pockets in the front, and button flap pockets in the back. I don't like the waist detail - there is too much going on for me.
So I left these shorts behind because all I can see when I look at them is gym shorts. They remind me of the pair of shorts I would bring to school once a year, put in my gym locker, and then wear with shame once a week while I attempted to be athletic. I don't mind gym shorts, but I mainly keep them to inside the house (and SCUBA diving - you can wear whatever you want when you go SCUBA diving :)), and I already have a lot of "around the house" shorts.