my recent loves

Camo hooded jacket; Tassel sweater (also here at 30% off, here & here); Striped beach caftan; Grey leopard leggings; Moto vegan leather miniskirt; Easy Breezy ankle socks.

Happy November to you! Here are a few recent purchases that I’m seriously loving.

I ordered a size Small and Medium in the camo quilted jacket, but I kept the Medium. I am going to wear the jacket over sweaters and sweatshirts, so I needed to go up one size from my usual Small. The weight is great for transitional fall weather and I love the deep hood to keep my head and neck warm. It has two exterior hand warmer pockets and it’s machine washable. I highly recommend this camo jacket.

I ordered this pricey tassel sweater on a whim because it was instant love, yet I was hoping to hate it due to the price. I paid full price for it too, which is rare for me. But of course, it’s perfect. The slouch factor is on point and the details are really special. It looked especially cute with skinny jeans. A total keeper. I’m not the only one who thinks this way, because it’s nearly sold out already. I have a size Small and it runs true to size.

The striped beach tunic was just ordered online so I haven’t received it yet. I’ve been stalking this caftan for months and it’s now 65% off. I’m hoping it will be a great addition to my summer wardrobe. We also have a family vacation planned for this winter so this number should come in handy. I ordered a size XS/S for reference.

The grey leopard leggings are fun and inexpensive. I plan on wearing my oversized tunic sweaters with these leggings. I also ordered a regular leopard pair and a camo pair but it looks like they have sold out online. I’d check back to see if they have been restocked though, because cute. I went with my usual size, Small.

I’m very excited for this moto mini in faux leather! I haven’t received it yet and I am praying that the size 6 I ordered fits. I followed the size guide on the website. I can see this being versatile. And cool.

The socks are just fun. And on major sale. Easy breezy, right?

Happy Election Day, don’t forget to vote!

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blazer for the win

Ruffled cutout top; Boyfriend glen plaid blazer (also here); Skinny jeans (old, similar); Loafer Mules; J.Crew earrings (old).

This serves as a follow-up to my last post and I’m happy to report that the plaid blazer is a hit. I am wearing a size XS above and the fit is generous but not overwhelming. I’d say this blazer is true to size to slightly generous. This blazer adds polish to my outfit in about 5 seconds flat. This particular trend is a must-have item since it’s functional, stylish and easy.

I returned the glen plaid pants that I featured in my earlier post. The wide legged cropped length hit my calves at a weird spot and the overall shape of the pants was not flattering.

I’m wearing a top that was an unexpected find. I’ve yet to try the ruffle and cutout trends and this cute little number tackles both and comes in under $20. I really like this feminine and flirty top. I’m wearing a size S, so it’s true to size.

Have s great week, lovelies! xx

got glen plaid?

Glen plaid boyfriend blazer (similar here, here, here & here) & Glen plaid cropped pants.

Have you noticed that oversized plaid blazers are one of the hottest trends right now? It’s an easy top layer that you can throw over a tee, turtleneck or a lightweight sweater and you have instant polish as a result. I really like the look of this particular blazer and the price is right. Plus, promo code FRESH gets you 25% off your clothing purchase. I’d hurry ordering this blazer, though. They just offered online and it’s almost sold out already. If your size is not available, I’d keep checking for popbacks. Otherwise, I have four more options that are all (and well) under $100.

I ordered this blazer yesterday and the pants, which are fully stocked in all sizes. The online description for both the blazer and pants says the print is herringbone but I disagree. The blazer and pants look like they are a glen plaid.

Have you been wearing oversized plaid blazers this fall?

Happy Saturday!

friday stripes

Free People sweaterdress (old, similar here, here & here) & fishnet socks in black (also here, on sale); Dolce Vita white ankle boots (also here, similar styles here, here & here); Personalized script name necklace in rose gold.

Free People fishnet socks in black (also here, on sale); Dolce Vita white ankle boots (also here, similar styles here, here & here).

Free People sweaterdress (old, similar here, here & here) & fishnet socks in black (also here, on sale); Dolce Vita white ankle boots (also here, similar styles here, here & here); Personalized script name necklace in rose gold.

TGIF! I think fall weather is here to stay and it’s time to break out the sweater dresses and ankle boots, both of which I’m wearing above are from last year. The fishnet ankle socks are new and have I sold you yet on these? As I mentioned before (here & here), it’s a fun and cheap refresh for nearly every outfit you have. I really love this particular pair of fishnet socks for the striped hem. Sporty, yet not that sporty. Post-Sid & Nancy punk but with preppy rugby stripes. I mean, these socks are already so complex and have personality for days. For less than $10 a pair too, this is a no-brainer.

Speaking of stripes, my baby girl had her own stripes outfit that she wanted to share with you. Does this girl know how to pose for a selfie or what? The proverbial apple from the selfie tree.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend, friends! xx

transitional ootd

J.Crew boiled wool coat in camel; Wayf lace top (sold out, similar); Sanctuary cropped flare pants; Steven Madden Razzi mules; Free People fishnet socks in nude (also here);
Rhinestone and tortoise shell earrings (old, similar here, here & here).

Sanctuary cropped flare pants; Steven by Steve Madden Razzi mules; Free People fishnet socks in nude (also here).

Wayf lace top (sold out, similar); Sanctuary cropped flare pants; Steven Madden Razzi mules; Free People fishnet socks in nude (also here); Rhinestone and tortoise shell earrings (old, similar here, here & here).

Hello! It was finally cool enough today to try on the camel topcoat. I really like this topper but I’m afraid it’s a bit too small. I tried it on over a lightweight sweater and it was a touch too snug in the torso and sleeves when I buttoned the coat. I ordered a size 0 based on Instagram reviews (it runs big), but I suppose that I did not account for myself as a larger size. Le sigh. It’s a great transitional layer since it’s not too light nor too heavy. There is no lining and the boiled wool fabric has a bit of stretch to it.

The croppped flare pants are fairly new and are quite comfortable. They are a stretchy ponte material that has plenty of give. I’m in need of pants, yet I don’t want to spend a fortune on them. I still have hope that I will lose more baby weight. The ponte pants are true to size, I bought a Small. I love that they are truly cropped for my shorter legs.

How cool are these fishnet socks? They are such a fun detail and add plenty of visual interest with some attitude. I also purchased these socks in black and in wine. Macy’s is currently running a sale on these, 25% off with code FRESH!

Have a great night, it’s almost the weekend. Yay!

boho mama

Good morning and Happy Wednesday to you. Here is the review of the rest of my Macy’s VIP promo order (discussed here):

Free People boho maxi dress in ivory & green; Gap cross strap slides in cognac (old, similar).

I really like this boho inspired maxi dress, it evokes such a chill vibe. I’m deciding which color to keep and which to return. The length is perfect for my 5′ 6.5″ frame and as mentioned in the online reviews, it’s true to size since the shoulders and upper arm areas are fitted. I ordered a size Small for both colors. It comes with a slip that you wear underneath, which comes in handy since the neckline is very low. It’s very easy to throw on and walk out the door. It’s machine washable, which is always a plus. I’d recommend this maxi dress if you’re looking for something effortlessly boho chic.

Kale sweatshirt in navy/white (also in grey/green); Old Navy white shorts (old, similar); Navy espadrilles (also in gingham or silver); Banana Republic sunglasses in mint.

This Kale sweatshirt is soft and cozy! It’s brushed inside just like the sweatshirt we grew up with as kids. It’s generous in its sizing though. I ordered a size Small and I do like the fit but the sleeves are a bit too long and it’s a bit boxy in the torso area. I don’t want a fitted sweatshirt, but I would love to try on a size XS to compare and contrast the two sizes. Otherwise, it’s a great sweatshirt and a definite keeper for me.

Oversized sweater in red; J Brand ‘Houlihan’ skinny pants (old, but reissued here & here); Banana Republic sunglasses in mint; Steve Madden ‘Ecentric’ leopard slip-on sneakers (old, similar here & here).

I already provided a review of the tomato red sweater (featured here), but I wanted to show that this shade of orangey red looks great with army green and leopard print. I also wanted to show off my two girls!

I will wrap up with a review (no pictures however) of the fishnet socks and racerback bralette. Two winners from Free People. The fishnet socks are fun and edgy. Who knew that socks could lift your mood, even by a little bit?

The bralette is amazing! So comfortable and no bra straps that constantly fall down due to the racerback design. It is true to size (I have a size Small) and I love the low plunge in the front. The mesh lace is quite pretty (love when it peeks out a bit from underneath a top) and very soft where there’s no itchiness whatsoever. Both the socks and the bralettes are highly recommended.

Did you buy anything from the VIP event? Planning any Columbus Day sale purchases?

Have a great day! xx

sweater reviews

Happy Wednesday (how is it Wednesday already?)! So a few items arrived from my online Macy’s purchase last week (detailed here). The three sweaters and two pairs of camo sweatpants were delivered and I tried them on.

I did not take pictures of the camo sweatpants (my apologies) because I already returned them. They were true to size and were nice sweatpants but the inseam length was too long for my short legs (I have about a 28″ inseam). If they were shorter in length, I would have kept the army green pair. However, I was on the fence with the sand color as it looked too authentic, military-wise. It was less purple and more peachy in person than they appear in the stock photo.

Oversized sweater in white & red; Madewell Alley Straight cropped jeans (old, similar here & here); Gingham espadrilles (also in navy or silver); Rhinestone and tortoise shell earrings (old, similar here, here & here).

I already bought this Free People tunic sweater last year in wine (I’m wearing it here, here and here) and it was one of my favorite sweaters because the length was long enough to wear with leggings and the generous cut in the torso was quite forgiving in flattering coverage. But the best part were the fitted sleeves, which made it easy to get a thick coat on and off the sweater. The knit is ottoman ribbed which provides a nice substantial texture. The knit doesn’t pill either, nice. I ordered a size XS in both colors and the fit is perfect. So I’d say to size down one size since I’m a size Small now.

I love both the white and the red colors. The white is a true white while the red is orangey-red or a tomato red. It’s bright, but in a good way I suppose. It screams Fall! Love that.

Oversized tri-color sweater in wine; Madewell Alley Straight cropped jeans (old, similar here & here); Gingham espadrilles (also in navy or silver); Rhinestone and tortoise shell earrings (old, similar here, here & here).

How funky cool is this tri-colored sweater? It’s part vintage and part Punky Brewster, yes? I am really loving this fun sweater. The length is cropped but not too cropped since it successfully hides my major muffin top (remember that I have a longer torso too). I ordered a size XS and it fits perfectly. So again, order one size down from your usual since I’m a size Small now.

I will return with more reviews as the rest of my online order gets delivered. What do you think of the sweaters? Did you partake in the Macy’s VIP sales event?

Have a great day! xx

30% off at Macy’s

Until September 25th, Macy’s is running a mega sales promo for 30% off your purchase of selected clothing, accessories and shoes (25% off selected jewelry/watches and home; 15% off selected cosmetics/fragrances; 10% off selected electronics, furniture, mattresses and rugs). So, it’s a great time to get something on super clearance or to add to your fall and winter outfits. Simply use promo code VIP to get your extra savings.

Here are my 30% off VIP clothing picks:

Oversized sweater in red; Oversized tri-color sweater in wine; Oversized sweater in white; Camo sweatpants in army; Fishnet socks in black (also in nude or wine); Camo sweatpants in sand.

I have the exact same sweater that you see in red and white above, but my sweater is wine colored (a purchase from last year, I’m wearing it here, here and here). I really love this Free People sweater and it was available only from Free People and it never went on sale. So imagine my glee when it’s now available at Macy’s and in more colors. And on sale! I bought a size XS last year and I just tried it on and it still fits. I’m a true size Small now so the fit is very generous if the XS still fits me.

I’m hating pants right now as they are not doing any favors for my postpartum belly. Enter the camo sweatpants as a solution. I loved my black and leopard pairs of sweatpants after I gave birth to my daughter in March. Soft, comfortable and easy to wash. Why mess with a winning formula when it worked well last winter/spring? I ordered a size Small and I hope they fit.

How cool are these fishnet socks? They bring out the inner teenage punk in me. I got all three color and plan to wear with my many pairs of flats. I love the striped cuff and think they will play nicely peeking out atop ankle boots.

Boho maxi dress in green; Boho maxi dress in ivory; Striped sweater dress; Racerback bralette (front & back views) in black (also in pink); Kale sweatshirt in navy/white (also in grey/green).

Now this is a bohemian maxi dress. Major Moroccan vibes with this one. I love both colors so I ordered both to see which one I like more. I ordered a size Small since the reviews said the shoulders fit true to size.

The vertical stripes sweaterdress is amazing. I am on the fence ordering this because I don’t see an occasion where I’d wear it. If I still worked, I’d order this in a heartbeat. It looks very flattering for many types of figures.

I love my Free People bralettes but my current stash is too small for me right now. I ordered this bralette in a size Small. I’m in need of a racerback bra too, so the timing is serendipitous.

Lastly, this sweatshirt cracks me up with the Yale references in typeface and color scheme. I’ve recently decided to become vegetarian (maybe even vegan), so this is my nod to my new lifestyle choice.

Are you planning to shop the VIP sale at Macy’s?

TGIF and enjoy your weekend! xx

still summer

Eyelet shirtdress in white (sold out, similar); Gingham espadrilles (also in navy or silver); Navy tassel earrings (sold out, similar); Halcyon Days hinge bracelet (gift, similar).

Lilly Pulitzer romper in indigo sunseekers (print sold out, other prints here & here); Navy tassel earrings (sold out, similar); Halcyon Days hinge bracelet (gift, similar); Gold initial necklace; Gap slide sandals in white (old, similar).

The weather of Summer 2017 is still going strong as evidenced by my recent outfits. I will be sad once autumn officially starts next week since summer is my favorite season and this particular summer whizzed by so fast.

The only items I will review is the gingham espadrilles I’m wearing in the first image and the romper in the second picture. The espadrilles are made out of neoprene so they are made for the water. The soles are rubber and have decent traction on the bottom. These will be my beach shoes (bye-bye uncomfortable flip flops) and for running around town. True to size with a snug fit so as to keep out sand, bits of seashells, etc.

I picked up the romper during the recent Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale and I really like this romper. It’s a stretchy t-shirt material and the straps are wide enough for a regular bra. It’s so easy to get on and off. The print is vivid and beautiful in person. I ordered a size Small and I feel it’s an appropriate fit. It’s long enough for my longer torso and the shorts aren’t too short.

Hope you are enjoying these last days of summer! Have a great weekend, xx!

MOREPLEASE j.crew

Boiled wool coat in camel; Sweater-Blazer in grey; Navy espadrilles (also in gingham or silver).

J.Crew is running an up to 30% off your purchase (if you buy at least 3 eligible items) with promo code MOREPLEASE. If you buy two eligible items, it’s 20% off your purchase. There’s free shipping too! I took this opportunity to get some goodies for fall. I also had a 15% off sales card that my local J.Crew store handed me during my recent visit, so I was able to stack the two promo codes.

I have wanted a camel coat for a long time but I never seem to find exactly what I want until now. I love the minimalist look to this boiled wool coat. I ordered a size 0 since it’s very generous in its sizing. I originally ordered a size 4 but after seeing a few reviews on Instagram, I called J.Crew’s customer service and the rep, Carla, canceled my size 4 and re-ordered a size 0 for me. She also honored the two promo codes that I used earlier online, which I appreciated very much. So, J.Crew had great customer service.

I want to try out the sweater-blazer since it’s popular online. A little more polished than your regular cardigan, but it’s still soft and cozy. I ordered the light grey color. I’m jazzed that this is 100% merino wool, no blend here with subpar acrylic.

I have been stalking the website for the navy pair of espadrilles in my size. I love the gingham pair that I ordered earlier. They are true to size and are made of neoprene so they are made to dunk in water! So much better than flip flops, since they keep out sand and tiny rocks or broken shells.

Did you order any goodies from J.Crew?

Have a great Thursday! xx

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