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February purchases

I’ve been trying to keep strict tabs on purchases this year (especially clothes), in the hopes of being able to look back and make better choices. So here is everything I bought in February:

  • The gray tshirt is nice, and the buttons down the back are a cute detail. I would love it even more if it were a tad longer, but it’s no big deal.
  • I returned the sequin stripe tee because the color was way too close to my skin color, and it looked terrible on me. In retrospect, it also wasn’t worth $40 and would have been a pain to clean, so I’m glad I took it back.
  • The cardigan is great, except I just noticed yesterday that there’s one spot on the trim in the back where the stripes don’t match up, and it drives me a little crazy. Of course, I’ve already taken the tags off and worn it a couple times, so there’s nothing I can do except remember to examine every detail closer next time.
  • I love the necklace – adds a sparkly punch to any outfit.

Maybe I should lay off the stripes now. Easier said than done.


Purchase Du Jour

Banana Republic
Heritage Ruffle Peplum Jacket
Currently on sale

All Crewed out

La-di-da…random OOTD from last weekend.

J.Crew stripe sequin boatneck tee in pumice
J.Crew herringbone Fiona jacket in rhubarb
J.Crew black ankle stretch toothpick jeans
LV monogram shawl in beige
Steve Madden black riding boots


I love:
– the stripey sweater
– the layered bracelets/watch
– the messy bun
– the fun, bright lipstick

Xmas shopping OOTD

Saturday, we braved the mall crowds to finish up Christmas shopping. Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve gone shopping this holiday season – love the Internet, and free shipping!

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J.Crew black Buffalo check boy shirt
Gap Always skinny jeans (saturated dark wash)
Steve Madden cognac Intyce boots
J.Crew Factory snood
J.Crew red coat
Balenciaga black Giant City w/rose gold hardware



The title refers to the bridal salon I visited yesterday.  It’s a very small boutique located in the basement and first floor of a quaint West Village townhouse that only just opened in April 2010.  They carry just a few lines, but there’s a good range for all budgets. The layout of the shop is a bit cramped but the upstairs, where the three dressing rooms are?  It’s beautifully decorated and spacious.

This post isn’t meant to be a review of my experience there, although I guess it would be hard for me to not make a few comments.  Overall, I enjoyed myself and really liked my SA.  I think they could work just a bit on their hospitality.  We were about 5 minutes early, and aside from asking my name, the SA that opened the door didn’t say much else.  It just seemed strange to allow your new brides to walk into the shop and not suggest we look around while we wait, or to ask if we need water.  Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by the J.Crew experience.

Enough of that and onto the pictures!  I tried on 5 dresses:  2 short and 3 long.  I’m only posting up the two favorites right now.  Short dresses are really cute, but when else am I going to get to wear a long white gown?

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I do not have a picture of my OOTD, and there was nothing really exciting to see. But I did get a pic of my favorite part – my new necklace that I picked up from the J.Crew outlet last weekend! Cute and cheap = music to my ears!

J.Crew grey stripe vintage bateau top
J.Crew navy Jackie cardigan
Helen Ficalora alphabet charm necklace
J.Crew elephant enamel necklace
(Not pictured) AG Stevie jeans
(Not pictured) Converse charcoal chucks