Tuesday, January 18, 2011

OOTD: Sleep Shopping

As many of you have mentioned in your recent posts, I have been trying to avoid any extra spending since I obviously have plenty of clothes already and just need to mix things up a little to keep it fresh.
In spite of this fact, I couldn't resist browsing the Loft 40% off sale + free shipping offer that has been going on for the past few days.  And like many of you, I also fell hard for the abstract floral print pencil skirt.

This skirt reminds me of the seasonal printed skirts that are offered at JCrew but never for petites.  Unfortunately, similarly to the JCrew skirts, this one is not offered in petite's at this time (at least not on-line) it was affordable however (especially with the 40%off).
Haunted by thoughts of the many ways this skirt could be styled, I tossed and turned in bed, unsuccessfully trying to fall asleep.  Finally, unable to forbear any longer, I succumbed to temptation, quietly slid out of bed and padded to the computer ordering the skirt in a 00 regular.

I must not have been as quiet as I thought, because Mr. PEMS soon appeared in the hallway from the direction of the bedroom.  Looking from the order confirmation screen to my wide eyed zombie-like facial expression illuminated only by the glow from off of the computer, he sympathetically asked "Poor baby, were you sleep shopping again?"

It could happen  ;)

Outfit Details:
Gray Infinity Scarf: New York & Co
Jacket:  Ann Taylor (not current)
Long Sleeve Tee:  Hollister (thrifted)
Skirt: Gap (thrifted)
Shoes:  Ann Taylor Loft
Black Cuff Bracelet:  Ann Taylor Loft (sold out on-line)
Watch:  Fossil
Bracelet:  Simply Vera Wang


  1. LOL - sleep shopping, I'm totally stealing that one :P

    I love all the mixing of different textures and patterns in this outfit. And loving your hair!

  2. A very cute post :). I am the same way--sleep shopping. I would lay in bed, pretending to be asleep so that the husband won't be concerned, while thinking about all the different ways I can style a new arrival item.

  3. You look so cute..I love the skirt! I bought that skirt also in a 2 regular...I hope I can find it in petite to exchange! If not, I'll probably keep and get it hemmed..its too cute not to, and youre right, it has many styling options!

  4. Haunted by thoughts of the many ways this skirt could be styled, I tossed and turned in bed, unsuccessfully trying to fall asleep. <===LOL!!!!

    callandra....you are too funny. it's happened to me a few times. i also ponder some saturday mornings about how much designer clothes, shoes & handbags i can buy if i won the lotto. lol

  5. Happens to me all the time : ) Adorable outfit btw! I love, love, love the feeling here.. kind of anthropolgie inspired!

  6. Your pictures are awesome! I love the action shots!!

    Pretty skirt purchase! Cannot wait to see how you style it! The look on your face when your husband found you at your computer would have been a great pic to see! :) Lol!!

  7. Love this post! Your expressions couldn't have told the story any better. I've been lusting after that floral pencil skirt too, so I can not wait to see how it looks on you. Luckily, no sleep shopping for me ;)

  8. C&P, I swear, those were his exact words! I thought it was hilarious!!

    Sydney, Funny....glad I'm not the only one ;)

    Tara, Can't wait to see how you style the skirt! Very excited!!

    Ping, A bit dramatic?... hee hee Sounds like you have some great day dreams too ;)

    Thanks Bella Style. I copied this straight from the JCrew catalog but it does seem quite anthropologie doesn't it?

    Michelle, Have to throw in some silly shots once in a while right? Tara ordered this skirt too so we'll both have posts on styling for it. Yay!

    Cee, Crazily enough I took the pictures last week and wrote the post this morning without even realizing these pictures would be perfect for it! Good job on not shopping, it's very difficult to resist at times ;)

    Thanks Elaine! It does remind me of a skirt you might wear with your fabulous tsubo shoes ;)

  9. You remind me of young Natalie Wood and her daughter, Natasha Wagner. Very delicate and pretty at the same time.

  10. What a cute outfit and what a story! If only sleep shopping could explain away my poor online shopping habits! But at least this year, I'm doing well holding back from any new purchases. Btw, I bet the LOFT skirt will look amazing on you! =)

  11. I'm all about the infinity scarves these days. So chic and they do keep me warm!

    Stay Happy and Positive!




  12. That's hilarious! I don't think I've ever done sleep shopping but I've definitely had shopping insomnia where I stay up way past my bedtime just filling up my online shopping cart - and then not buying!!

    That skirt is really cute and I can't wait to see how you style it.


  13. Thanks Jess! Kudos on being strong this year, it's difficult.

    ML, Me too, I'm totally loving them! They have some beautiful prints at express right now.

    Petite Mom, I've done that too! ;)

  14. LOL- I toss and turn about fashion too! OMG I have lost so many nights of sleep thinking about how do I hunt this item down? :) Def agree with the 00 reg...this one is too big on you.

  15. The story is so funny! I wish this skirt is available in petite sizes. You would have rock this skirt in so many ways. I can totally see that :)

  16. You are so cute! Sleep-shopping can be dangerous, but it turned out well for you, that skirt is great. I love the combination of grey and raspberry, it's so pretty.

  17. Annie, I lose sleep over hunting down items too!

    Sydney, Hopefully the 00 reg will fit....fingers crossed!

    Thanks Mich! I visit your blog all them time but can't figure out how to follow :( Do you have a follow button somewhere?