Sunday, December 18, 2011

Outfit Recp for Third Week of December

Ann Taylor Blouse
Banana Republic Outlet Cardigan
American Eagle Skirt (Still in stores, not online)
F21 Booties
Kenneth Cole Bag
New York & Co Infinity Scarf
F21 Gloves
F21 Necklace
Loft Pin
Target Cowl Neck Sweater
F21 Cape (Thrifted & Altered)
American Eagle Trouser Jeans
Payless Peep Toe Pumps
Jessica Simpson Bag
Banana Republic Outlet Bracelet
Ann Taylor Turtleneck Sweater
H&M Skirt
Steve Madden Booties
JC Penny Bracelet
Loft Puff Vest
Loft Long Sleeve Tee
Express Men's Scarf
Express Cropped Pants
Aldo D'orsay Pumps
Francesa's Clutch
Loft Wrist Wrap
F21 Dress (Altered)
H&M Bag
Steve Madden Flats
F21 Bracelet
Loft Military Cardigan
Loft Bow Front Blouse
Areopostle Avery Jeans
Target Flats
Banana Republic Outlet Bracelet
New York & Co Blouse
Banana Republic Cardigan
F21 Scarf
Banana Republic Skirt
H&M Pumps
Marshall's No Name Bag

I ran out early Saturday morning to purchase the American Eagle Skirt in the first picture at their 40 % off  sale this weekend one hour before I had to be at the party that I was wearing it too!  It's not that I hadn't prepared my outfit beforehand, just turned out that I had bought the wrong size (which is what happens when I don't try things on before purchasing).  Luckily they still had my size in stock, which I bought with the additional discount and I managed to snag another skirt along the way!  Don't you just love a great silver lining?!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Don't buy it, Recreat it: JCrew

JCrew is one of my favorite catalogs to get in the mail.  Their looks are always fresh, inspiring, visually interesting and even exciting!  Their November catalog, where I got the picture above did not disappoint. 

My first thought when I see an outfit I like is "what a great look" which is quickly followed by "how can I replicate it"?  For this look I chose a skirt that I felt mirrored more the style rather than the actual fabric of the JCrew skirt. 
I was thinking that it might be fun to receive catalog looks from you guys that you might like to see replicated.  What do you guys think?.......sound like fun?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Outfit Recap for Second Week of December

This outfit was inspired by A Bigger Closet
Loft Blouse
Loft Skirt
MaxStudio Heels
Hype Bag
Armitron Watch
F21 Blouse
Loft Slim Jeans
Target Fur Vest
Chinese Laundry Boots
Hype Bag
Loft Sweater Dress
Loft Cardigan
Loft Scarf
Chinese Laundry Boots
Eckles had to have a chin rub :)
Simply Vera Tunic
Loft Slim Jean
Dkny Outlet Booties
Hype Bag
Old Navy Necklace
This outfit was inspired by Jean from Extra Petite
Target Skirt
Kenneth Cole Sweater
Bandolino Boots
Francesca's Clutch
Armitron Watch
Avon Ring

I have really been paying out for tailoring costs lately.  So when Mr PEMS suggested I simply fold over a bit of the extra waist material on this skirt and sew it secure with a button, I gave it a try.  I have to say that I love the extra visual interest it adds (and the money it saved me)!  What do you guys think?......Too contrived or easy solution?

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Outfit Recap for First Week of Decembeer

Banana Republic Outlet Dress
Target Chambray Shirt
Banana Republic Jacket
Rhiana Booties
Hype Bag
Old Navy Vest
Bandolino Boots
Marshall's Bag
F21 Turqouise Ring

Same outfit.......just added F21 coat.
AE Trouser Jeans
Bandolino Boots
Limited Necklace
Loft Outlet Cardigan
Banana Republic Tank
Loft Cords
Steve Madden Ballet Flats
Anthro Necklace
Francesa's Ring
Target Ruffled Tank Dress
Loft Sequined Tank
Target Cardigan
F21 Infinity Scarf
Nine West Crossbody Bag
F21 Ring
Banana Republic Outlet Bracelet
Nurture Boots

Hello Lovely Friends!  I know it's been forever since I've posted, I've missed you all so much!!  I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving ;)