Sunday, November 13, 2011

Outfit Recap for Second Week of November

Ann Taylor Knit Cowl Neck Dress
Isaac Mizrahi Swing Jacket for Target
Ann Taylor Textured Belt
Merona Patent Pumps
Marshall's No Name Bag
Banana Republic Outlet Pearl Cluster Bracelet and Gold Ring
(Tuesday's "Don't buy it" outfit)
Loft Jacket
Banana Republic Outlet Shell
Gap Outlet Trouser Jeans
Bandolino Boots
No Name Bag
F21 Bangle
F21 Dress
Express Vest
Nine West Cross body Bag
DKNY Outlet Booties
H&M Ring
Thrifted Necklace and Bracelet
Ann Taylor Outlet Cord Skirt (Style # 263978)
H&M Teal Faux Wrap Top
Limited Scarf
Payless Shoes
No Name Bag
Banana Republic Outlet Gold Stretch Bracelet
Loft Sequin Tank
Banana Republic Outlet Sweater Vest
Loft Olive Jacket
Areopostle Avery Jeans (Hemmed)
Dkny Outlet Booties
H&M Bag
F21 Necklaces and Silver Stretch Bracelet
Fossil Watch
Loft Sweater Dress
H&M Camel Coat (Sleeves Shortened)
Bandolino Boots
Marshall's Bag
Fossil Watch
Express Silver Ring
Same outfit, just buttoned up the coat so you can see the fit. 

I wore this outfit out Saturday and received numerous compliments on this H&M coat.  It didn't break the bank at $49.99 + $18.00 to have the sleeves shortened.  If you're taller than 5'1" the sleeves will probably fit you just fine without alterations.  Sydney from Petite Little Girl does a wonderful review on this coat here.  If you've purchased this coat as well, please leave your information and I will link back to your post.

Thank you so all so much for your feedback on the new "Don't buy it, recreate it" post series.  I'm really looking forward to doing more of those!

Also very excited to announce an Allison Izu review coming up!  Especially after trying on 30 ................(I'm seriously not exaggerating) multi branded pairs of jeans at the mall Saturday and none of them fitting correctly.  If you've reviewed Allison Izu jeans in the past, please leave your link and I will add it when I post ;)

Have a great weekend dear friends!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Don't buy it, recreate it: Anthropologie

I received my Anthropologie Fall Catalog yesterday and almost lost my breath when I came across the picture of this jacket!  I would so love to purchase such a lovely piece but my closet is already stretched to it's limits, not to mention my wallet.  (The fact that it's already sold out online didn't help either) Lol

All of these obstacles gave me the idea to do a post about recreating outfits that I can't just buy for some reason or another.  This is just an experiment, if you guys like it "Don't buy it, recreat it" will be regular feature for this blog in future.

So using the pieces I had available in my closet, here is my rendition of the amazing look above.
I'm not saying that I wouldn't buy the Anthropologie Tartan Boucle jacket given half the chance (because I so would).....

What do you guys think?  ........Yes, no, maybe so?!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Outfit Recap for First Week of November

Ann Taylor Black Jacket
Banana Republic Outlet Shell
H&M Polka Dot Skirt
Max Studio Leopard Print Pumps
Francessa's Travels Bag
Ann Taylor Brooch
H&M Jacket
Old Navy Button Down Shirt
Loft Tiered Knit Skirt
F21 Booties
Francessa's Crossbody Bag
F21 Pearl Cluster Necklace
Avon Statement Ring
Fossil Watch
F21 Dress
Old Navy Vest
Sofft Pavia Shoes
TJMaxx No Name Bag
Francesa's Necklace
Banana Republic Outlet Bracelet
Loft long Sleeve Tee
Banana Republic Tee
Loft Trousers
F21 Scarf
Cole Haan Pumps
F21 Stretch Bracelet
Banana Republic Outlet Bauble Bracelet
Armitron Tortiseshell Watch

Banana Republic Outlet Denim Jacket
JCrew Printed Tee
No Name Long Sleeve Tee
H&M Skirt (Still in Stores)
Target Leopard Print Ballet Flats
Target Cross Body Bag
Loft Wool Felt Jacket
Old Navy Tee Shirt
Aeropostle Avery Jeans
Target Leopard Wedges
Anthropologie Necklace
H&M Bag
F21 Ring
Armitron Watch
Banana Republic Outlet Gold Stretch Band

So how's everyone's weekend going?  Mine is even more wonderful than usual because we get to sleep an extra hour tonight!  Whoo Hoo!!  (It doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy, top of the list .....nachos, new shoes, furry tummies and .........oh yeah!......extra sleep ;)