Thursday, October 23, 2014

Collecting

Classic J. Crew look, cabled v-neck orange-pink sweater, cafe capri pants, leopard pumps, crystal jewelry, fall outfit, fall look
 Sweater: J. Crew (similar)
Pants: J. Crew (similar)
Shoes: J. Crew (similar)
Bracelet and necklace: eBay (similar)

I mentioned last Friday that I was obsessed with the J. Crew from a few years ago. I've been looking for J. Crew items on eBay and Poshmark.  I am, what you could say, collecting. Well, this outfit is the product of my searches.  I have always loved this orangey-peachy color and was so happy to find this sweater.  I have also wanted a pair of J. Crew leopard print pumps and found these for a steal on eBay. I am in love! The heel is just the right height for my "old" feet.  

Do you love a certain brand and look for it on eBay or other 2nd hand places??

Classic J. Crew look, cabled v-neck orange-pink sweater, cafe capri pants, leopard pumps, crystal jewelry, fall outfit, fall look


Classic J. Crew look, cabled v-neck orange-pink sweater, cafe capri pants, leopard pumps, crystal jewelry, fall outfit, fall look

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Thanks for reading!

Tracy

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Finally a Fur Vest

Fall outfit, faux fur vest, faux leather leggings, red booties, Kate Spade bag
 Vest: TJ Maxx (similar)
Leggings: Forever 21 (similar)
Blouse: Old Navy (similar)
Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar)
Booties: Forever 21 (exact)
Necklace: Target (similar)

I have wanted a fur vest since they started becoming popular over 2 years ago, but it didn't make sense to have one while in Florida.  I found this one at TJ Maxx and it was a really great price.  It definitely is warm. I wore this outfit while out to dinner last weekend and it was a bit too much. I think the temps need to drop another 10-15F before I break it out again.  

I am hoping to get my hair cut tomorrow.  It really needs it. The ends are a bit frizzy. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do though.....

Fall outfit, faux fur vest, faux leather leggings, red booties, Kate Spade bag


Fall outfit, faux fur vest, faux leather leggings, red booties, Kate Spade bag


Fall outfit, faux fur vest, faux leather leggings, red booties, Kate Spade bag

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Tracy

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Fall Uniform

Fall uniform, fall look, sweater layered with plaid shirt, cognac boots and purse
 Sweater: J. Crew Factory (exact)
Shirt: Target (similar)
Jeans: Express (similar)
Purse: Zara (similar)
Boots: eBay (similar)

This is my fall uniform.  It's comfy, warm, perfect for a mom on the go, and it looks like I gave an effort.  I have so many sweaters and shirts to mix and match.  Living in Florida for the last 3 years, I didn't get to wear my uniform. And I'm so happy it's back.

Do you ever get that exhausted feeling on Monday even though you had a well-rested weekend?  That's how I felt today. I just hope I'm not getting sick. You know I am in the same state that the 2nd nurse that contracted Ebola visited last weekend.  Just kidding. The hysteria is getting a little bit ridiculous. 

Fall uniform, fall look, sweater layered with plaid shirt, cognac boots and purse

Fall uniform, fall look, sweater layered with plaid shirt, cognac boots and purse

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Tracy

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ladylike Blouses and Appliance Loving



Ladylike blouse, Joe's Jeans, Leopard Clutch, Fall look
 Blouse: Forever 21 (Another option)
Jeans: Joe's Jeans (similar)
Shoes: J. Crew (similar)

Bracelets: eBay (similar)
Clutch: eBay (similar)

I hope everyone had a good weekend. Our weekend was filled with soccer, play dates, new dishwashers, and Halloween cookie baking. In other words, it was pretty good.  About the dishwasher, the one installed for the previous owner started to just stop mid cycle and the panel was doing whatever it wanted. We had a credit, so we just decided to get a new one. Is it wrong to love an appliance?  My dishes are so clean.  

We are done with regular season soccer and the kids have a week off before starting indoor practice. That will be nice - no rushing to eat, do homework, and baths before bedtime. And, my mom comes in to town this Friday and we all can't wait. I'm sure we'll be doing lots of eating and shopping. 

I bought this blouse a while ago and just got the chance to wear it.  I love how you can get unique pieces for dirt cheap from Forever 21.  I've had a lot of luck with them lately. 
  
Ladylike blouse, Joe's Jeans, Leopard Clutch, Fall look



Ladylike blouse, Joe's Jeans, Leopard Clutch, Fall look

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Tracy

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Friday, October 17, 2014

What I've Been Up To


Just another What I've Been Up To Post. I hope you like these occasional departures from the outfit posts. And if not, Sorry (not sorry- he he)!

1. " Old" J. Crew - I am obsessed with the J. Crew from a few years back. Remember when they were all about bright, pretty colors, mixing patterns, and unusual color combinations?  I'm not into their current line. It's too blah. Actually, a lot of the stores' fall lines are in the same vein.  I know fashion cycles and the bright colors will be back, but let's just take a quick look at some old photos from their Style Guides.





I've been hunting down J. Crew sweaters on eBay and Poshmark like crazy. The below photo of me is a product of one of these searches.  It was in perfect condition. I don't even know if the original owner wore it.
** Cloudy, rainy, crappy weather = shadowy, sh*tty photos

I'm going to try this combo next:

original source unknown

2. The most re-pinned from my Pinterest boards are these Avocado Chicken Burgers. I find this kind of odd. I have made them and they're pretty good but there are a ton of other yummy recipes on my boards.  Why this one?  Maybe because it's somewhat healthy and avocados are a super food??



3. Introducing, our dining room.  I wish the photo lighting was a bit better, but it has been so cloudy and rainy here all week!  There are still a few things I want to do - get some bamboo blinds for the windows and change the fabric on the wood back chairs (again!) to a blue and brown striped material, but here it is:















If interested, here are the sources:
  • Table and wood back chairs - Arhaus (bought over 10 years ago)
  • Buffet - Z Gallerie (bought over 10 years ago)
  • Rug - Recent at Overstock.com. Get it here 8' x 11'
  • Blue end chairs - recent at Overstock. Get it here
  • Small cabinet in back corner. Overstock. From 2011, but they still have it here
  • Small wine/glasses cabinet - ?? I can't remember
  • Faux tree - HomeGoods
  • All paintings - HomeGoods
  • Mirror over small cabinet - Target
  • Lamps on buffet - TJ Maxx
  • Topiaries on buffet - JoAnn Fabrics
  • Wine rack on buffet - World Market. Recent and only $15! Get it here
  • Mirror above buffet - TJ Maxx
  • Pumpkins on table - Plastic pumpkins from JoAnns and taped and spray painted by me!
Thanks for reading and have a fabulous fall weekend!

Tracy

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