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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

Sweet Karolina

Continuing the KS love…these pumps are so cute. I love the stripes on the heel – they remind me of Paul Smith – and think they would look so cute peeking out from under a pair of wide-legged pants. So, is this the shoe equivalent of a mullet (business in the front, party in the back)?

Black and white and red all over

Love the new outfits at Kate Spade. Good rule of thumb: when in doubt, stick to neutrals and a bright splash of red.


Current object of my obsession — Cartier love ring:

My interest came suddenly, and out of nowhere, but now I can’t stop looking at it. Help.

J.Crew goes to Hollywood

These images from J.Crew’s new rollout make me happy and excited for spring. Although, if we’re being honest here…the weather now is pretty much the same as it will be then…and always, and forever, until eternity. Don’t mind me – still just a little bitter about the lack of four seasons in this neck of the woods.

Somebody stop me before I buy everything striped in sight! A stripe-tervention?

Shoe shopping

Ahhh, I never considered myself a huge shoe person but I do enjoy shopping for them!  Usually when I visit my parents on LI, I work in a trip to the local mall to see what’s on sale.  The sales out here can be ah-may-zing, especially at Lord & Taylor’s and Macy’s.  Sale item + 50% off sale sticker + 20% off total purchase?  I don’t even need to think about it.

I picked up three pairs this weekend.  Two at L&T’s and one on Amazon (a Prime account is the best thing ever) after I was able to try on a similar shoe in store.  I got all three pairs for under $125!

Vince Camuto “Penn” in black (couldn’t find a pic)
Can’t tell with the pic, but the leather is soooo soft.

Softt “Florence” in grey suede
I thought these were ahjumma shoes at first, but they looked cute on and were really comfortable!

Calvin Klein “Renni” in black patent
Finally!  Been thinking about these for a while.  Current style is same shoe with a higher heel, but this was still on Amazon, at 1/2 the price it was when I first wanted it.  Yay for patience!