Sunday, August 30, 2009


Happy Sunday. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekends! I just wanted to post some updated to previous posts.

First, thank you for your advice on the nude pumps. For some reason, I was having a really difficult time deciding between the two!! And the funny thing is, if I had just ordered one pair, I would have been happy with either pair! It's so true that the more options I have, the tougher the decision! I decided to keep the leather pair. I figured they would suit my life style better (work, etc.). But I would recommend either pair to anyone!!

Second, my chocolate lab puppy is now just over 3 weeks old. I can't wait for the weekend we can bring him home! For now we are trying to stay busy and are preparing the house for Winston's arrival! When he is 6 weeks old, we get to visit and pick out OUR puppy, so I will take plenty of pictures that weekend to post.

Also, guess what popped back in my size on the J.Crew website? This shirt:

I had accepted the fact that I would probably never own it, since it flew off the shelves at all stores, and purchased this one instead:

Once I receive the contrast-stitch shirt, I will have to some how decide between the two! I will post pictures once it arrives.
On Friday, I stopped into my local J.Crew to see some new items. I left with the cadet funnelneck cardigan and the whirling ruffles cardigan in the buff pink. I will post pictures, but since it's over 100 degrees here right now, I can't bring myself to put on the sweaters!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hello Lover

Any advice on how to convince the hubby that these are truly an investment???

Monday, August 24, 2009

Oh J.Crew, why do you tempt me so much

I finally got the new J.Crew catalogue. . . and I want EVERYTHING!!!

J.Crew Fall

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekend Review

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you had a great weekend! I had a pretty busy one. Friday night the hubby and I just hung out at home. We usually don't have much steam come Friday night after a long, busy week at work. So we rented some movies and hung out around the house.

Saturday, we went to a baseball game. It was a lot of fun, even though it was pretty hot out. After the game, we met some friends at a fun Mexican restaurant for some drinks. Here is what I wore out for drinks:

I got the dress at the J.Crew outlet back in May. The belt is from Banana Republic, and the gladiator sandals are from Nine West (got them last summer). I LOVE these sandals and will be very sad when they die :(

In preparation for fall, I picked up some jodhpur clips to clip on my jeans when I wear boots over my jeans. Here are some pictures:

I got these clips at a nearby equestrian store for only $3.50 for a pair. I have a feeling these will be very handy in the fall to help avoid the bunchy jeans syndrome.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

It's Time to Make It Work

I can't wait! I love Tim Gunn!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Which pair do I keep???

Okay, I need your help! I recently ordered 2 pairs of Nine West Rocha pumps - one in a patent taupe, and one in a leather taupe (I was looking for that perfect pair of nude pumps to add to my collection). I got them both today, and I can't decide which ones to keep!

Here are some pictures:

the leather one is on my left foot, patent on my right

leather on the left, patent on the right
I wanted some nude pumps for everything - for work, play, etc.
Here are the links to both:
Which ones should I keep???!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why I Love Fall

I Love Fall

I mentioned earlier that fall was my favorite season. Here are some of the things I LOVE about fall!! I can't wait! Can you tell I am a true Oregonian and not a native Los Angelean?
What is your favorite season? Why?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

These babies are on their way to me

As I was searching Kate Spade's website, I noticed two things:
1.) They are offering free shipping on all orders now, along with 20% off full price items. (Click on shop locations, and then you will see the coupon)

2.) I noticed these babies:

They will soon be mine :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Loving Mrs. Spade

Is it too early to start a Christmas list????

More on my latest J.Crew run

So I had called my J.Crew and asked them to hold the animal print cardigan in XS for me. No problem. I had a 20% coupon to use (I got it after I gave in and applied for a J.Crew card). I got to the store and asked for my cardigan. Not in the cupboard. uh oh. So the manager went to go see if they had another XS while I looked around. I tried on a few things (the Anton sweater the falling ruffles tank), and when I came out the manager broke the news to me. . no XS in the animal print cardy. I wanted to purchase a navy Jackie cardigan and the falling ruffles tank, so I explained to him that I had planned to buy those things and use the 20% off coupon (there was a minimun $$ to be spent, of course). He said he would order me the cardy and apply 20% and give me 20% off my in-store purchase. Perfect. He was very helpful and apologetic, which I appreciated. The best part? He gave me back the 20% off coupon! YAY! That means I can use it again when I am ready to purchase the Anton sweater!!
Here are some pictures, sorry for the poor quality:

falling ruffles tank (this color is in-store only) with my toothpick ankle jeans

The outfit with the navy cardigan. I really like these 2 colors together!

Sunday Night = Date with Mr. Don Draper

I CANNOT WAIT for Season 3 of Mad Men to start this Sunday!!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My J.Crew Trip

I went to J.Crew today, and I finally got the chance to try on the Anton sweater. It seemed to be selling out quickly, because there were only 2 left. Luckily one was in my size so I could try it on. I am waiting for the camel color. Here is a picture. I am trying it on with the denim pencil skirt (the in-store version, not the online one). I like the Anton, don't really like the skirt on me (maybe it's just too big???) I will post pictures of my entire purchase later.

Guest Blogger at Shop It To Me

I am going to be a guest blogger over at the Shop It To Me Blog! It will be posted today, so go check it out!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My puppy was born!

My puppy was born! YAY!! Now I only have to wait 8 weeks! It feels way too long! I will just have to keep myself busy for the next 2 months. . . .

Monday, August 10, 2009

Favorite nail polish color?

I painted my nails with OPI Miami Beet last night. It is a nice reddish-purple color. It got me thinking though - what is your favorite OPI or Essie go-to color? What is the one color you go to no matter what season it it, just whenever you want to wear a classic color?

I'd have to say mine is OPI's Mrs. O'Leary's BBQ. I think it's a nice red, not too dark, not too blood red.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

J.Crew Perfect Shirt

So after reading everyone's reviews of the J.Crew contrast-stitch perfect shirt, I decided I wanted it. Well I think I decided this a little too late, because apparently EVERYONE wanted it. I couldn't find a zero. Anywhere. However, I did discover that The Grove J.Crew in L.A. had the washed chambray perfect shirt in a size 0, so I braved the 101 Friday afternoon traffic and headed to The Grove, skeptical. When I got there, I was pleasantly surprised with the shirt. The material is great, and I love how the shirt has the button on the sleeves so I can roll it up! Here is
a picture:

Sorry for the bad photo quality. I am wearing the shirt with some Old Navy shorts, which are on sale for $15 now!
What do you think? Is this shirt a good substitute for the contrast-stitch shirt? I am thinking I like it. . .

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Casual Fridays

Another reason I really love Fridays is that it's casual Friday at work! This helps me justify purchasing normal non-work clothes such as jeans. I always start thinking about my Friday outfits at the beginning of the week. Here is what I am thinking for tomorrow. The only thing that I absolutely cannot wear are flip flops. Not too bad really.

I Love Casual Fridays
Happy almost Friday :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

My Dress!

I was just browsing the interenet when I came across this photo:

I bought this dress a few weekends ago at the outlet for $25! It's always nice to see celebrities wearing your clothes

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I hate how weekends go by soo quickly!! After work on Friday, I had time to hit J.Crew before the hubby was off work. The sale section was pretty sparse, but I did manage to score these Jakarta shorts for about $20 (with the 20% off):

After that, we headed to the beach for the weekend. It was great, very relaxing. I read quite a bit of Twenties Girl. So far so good! We came home today, and hubby sent me to the mall to get him some more button-up work shirts. I managed to score this white short-sleeve button up for myself at Banana Republic (with the 30% off coupon):

All in all, a great weekend! I hope everyone had a fun one as well!