Tuesday, September 2, 2014

White Sweaters for Chilly Nights

Light white J Crew sweater for late summer
Sweater: J. Crew Factory (exact and only $20!)
Shorts: J. Crew (similar)
Shoes: Nine West (similar)
Necklace: eBay (similar)
Purse: Tory Burch (similar)

I love wearing light sweaters with shorts.  I wore this for a night out to dinner this past weekend.  It was chilly enough to wear a sweater and I was so happy.  I recently ordered this Clare pullover from J. Crew Factory with the idea that it can carry me into fall.  It is currently only $20 and in all sizes!  I tend to order a size up in the Clare and Charley pullovers. For some reason, my regular size is too tight in the bust.  I don't know why because I wouldn't consider myself a busty gal.  Also, I'd like to be able to wear a shirt underneath once the weather gets even chillier. And I don't care about the "no white after Labor Day" rule.  

Light white J Crew sweater for late summer

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Tracy

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Monday, September 1, 2014

It Was Meant to Be

J Crew Factory Purple skirt, Express lace baroque blouse, pink pumps, purple agate slice necklace
 Blouse: Express (exact)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory (pretty lace option)
Clutch: eBay (splurge option)
Shoes: Old Navy (exactanother option)
Necklace: DIY 

I had my eye on this J. Crew Factory skirt forever and then it sold out.  A few weeks ago, I was checking out the clearance section during one of their awesome sales and there was only one size left - my size! I got it for less than $20. Score!   And, I promised that you'd be seeing the pink pumps again. They go perfectly with the skirt. It was meant to be. 

J Crew Factory Purple skirt, Express lace baroque blouse, pink pumps, purple agate slice necklace

J Crew Factory Purple skirt, Express lace baroque blouse, pink pumps, purple agate slice necklace


J Crew Factory Purple skirt, Express lace baroque blouse, pink pumps, purple agate slice necklace

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Tracy

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Stripes and Pink Pumps Pin-spired

pink pumps, jeans, leopard belt, stripes
Shirt: Old Navy (exact
Jeans: Joe's Jeans via Piperlime (similar)
Shoes: Old Navy (exact)
Necklace: J Crew Factory (exact)
Belt: Banana Republic Factory (similar)

I just got these pink pumps from Old Navy and I'm so glad I did. They really are the final touch to so many outfits.  Are they practical?  No, but everyone needs at least one (or more?) pair of a shoe like this. Plus, they were super cheap so I could justify buying them.  

I turned to Pinterest to see if I could find a few outfit ideas and there are tons of pins with pink shoes. I think I've stumbled onto something. You're going to be seeing a lot of these shoes over the next couple of weeks.

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pink pumps, jeans, leopard belt, stripes

pink pumps, jeans, leopard belt, stripes



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Tracy

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dressing up a Knit Dress and Getting Back Into It

Old Navy black and white fit and flare dress, Gap denim jean jacket, Zara cognac purse, Old Navy 2 tone block heel sandals, pink layered necklac
Dress: Old Navy (same in red and black stripe)
Jacket: Gap Outlet (similar at Gap)
Shoes: Old Navy (same, a few sizes left)
Purse: Zara (similar at Piperlime)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similarsimilar at Forever 21)
Earrings: Target (similar at Target)

I'm finally "feeling" the blogging thing again. We're mostly settled in and I have been able to take a few deep breaths.  I even have a list of outfits I want to put on the blog with most of the items already in my closet.  The dress and shoes were included in my spree before I instituted the shopping ban. Has the ban been lifted?  Um...yeah. I am so excited for fall and have purchased a few things. But most of what I have bought lately is for the house. That kind of shopping is fun too.

I had to laugh when editing these photos. Can you tell we're still trying to figure out the sun and the best spot in the yard for photos?  Can you say squinty?  Where were my sunglasses?  I am so happy that we can now take pictures without sweating our butts off. I was even able to wear a jacket.  Yay!

Old Navy black and white fit and flare dress, Gap denim jean jacket, Zara cognac purse, Old Navy 2 tone block heel sandals, pink layered necklac

Old Navy black and white fit and flare dress, Gap denim jean jacket, Zara cognac purse, Old Navy 2 tone block heel sandals, pink layered necklac

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Tracy

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Leopard Slip-Ons and Paying My Photographers

Leopard slip on sneakers
Top: Loft
Jeans: Express
Shoes: TJ Maxx (Sam Edelman, Forever 21)
Necklace and bracelet: eBay
Purse: Zara
Sunglasses: Loft

It seems like everyone and their sister has leopard slip-ons. Well, at least bloggers.  I had my eye on a Sam Edelman pair but I just couldn't bring myself to pay the full price.  While waiting for a sale, I found this off-brand pair at TJ Maxx on clearance - for $11!!  This probably was best because I buy and go through (meaning get bored with) so many shoes. 

And some may notice that the scenery is new! This is our Ohio backyard.  Now I just need to convince my photographers (Laila, Jacob, and Rob) to take more pictures. They are way past the point of thinking it is even the slightest bit fun to be a photographer. I actually have to pay the kids now. Their salary is $5 payable at the end of the month. That's a pretty good deal - for me!

Leopard slip on sneakers

Leopard slip on sneakers


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Tracy

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