Tuesday, March 13, 2012

j. crew lovin' and sales alert

Today's outfit is inspired by my all time favorite retailer J.Crew (how original right...everyone loves J.Crew!)

I've had this gingham shirt for a while now but have not gotten much wear at all since. I bought it about a year ago when it was on sale and I envisioned  it as a layering piece for lots of potential outfits. I feel like it's a bit much to wear the shirt by itself alone without looking like a walking chess board. Then, the other day when I came across a J.Crew stock photo, I went "hey, I totally have that outfit!"...Fashion story of my life.

Um...are you sick of this skirt yet?

 Shirt: J.Crew Crewcuts, $18
Belt: H&M, $12
Skirt: Urban Outfitters, $25 
Shoes: Target, $13

Speaking of J.Crew, I just checked their website this morning and they currently have 30% off final sale items with code "MUSTHAVE". I'm eyeing this Honeycomb cable sweater that many bloggers already have; I'm thinking the warm ivory color (see it on Lilly of Lilly's Style here) and I think it'll be pretty with this gingham shirt layered under. The $28 price tag is a pretty sweet deal; however, it's free shipping only on orders of $175+, plus the item is dry clean only and the lazy ole' me hates dry clean only stuff! And also, I heard this sweater sheds like crazy??? I'm pretty sure this will be gone soon if I don't act quick enough, but maybe I should just save my money. The weather is already super warm so I won't be needing no sweaters until next fall anyways.

These photos were taken at the tennis court around my neighborhood. I'm soooo ready to play some tennis on nice days like this, even though I suck at it! 

On a totally different note, my beautiful syands, Linda, tagged me on her blog so here's my response to her tag questions! Like myself, Linda is new to blogging, so please support her and check out her blog!

1. What is the best skincare advice you can give?

The very basics: drink lotsa water/tea (antioxidants), get enough sleep, always moisturize, and use SPF during the day.

2. What are some staples in your current collection?

I have a sad skincare/makeup collection but to name a few: Juju Aquamoist moisturizer, missha perfect cover bb cream, lancome juicy tubes

3. Favorite bronzer/contour powder?


4. Favorite nail polish brand and color?

OPI, nude and light pink shades are my favorite.

5. What are 2 interesting facts about you that no one would believe?

Honestly, nothing that no one would believe.

6. If you could splurge on one item, what would it be?

A classic Chanel bag.

7. Most comfortable pair of heels owned?

I like Kenneth Cole Reaction heels, the brand makes comfortable shoes in my opinion.

8. Where do you like to shop?

J.Crew, Banana Republic, Loft, Express, H&M

9. What inspired you to start a blog?

I've always been interested in fashion. Since I have no hopes of becoming a designer/stylist/magazine editor...etc, starting a blog is the easiest thing I can do on my own to still pursue this hobby.

10. Who are your idols/inspirations?

My parents, because they came from nothing to becoming successful small business owners. 

11. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

My attitude. With a good/positive attitude, I can change other things about myself easily.


  1. Love your inspiration posts recently. I have to give this pairing a try myself. Very cute.

  2. Nice outfit!! Your gingham shirt looks great with the skirt. Lovely blog! - xo

  3. thanks for commenting on ldotcdot! i`m sureeee you can pull it off! it`s very simple! it may seem a bit like maternity wear with the drape-y ness of the dress, but with some heels, it balances out perfectly!

    really enjoyed your tag questions, i try to drink lots of tea too (since i really dislike drinking water!)

    thanks again,

  4. thank you for mentioning me syands!!!! i love your outfit! its very spring-like and casual yet classy!!! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Check my blog for details :)


  5. Adorable outfit! Love the gingham, looks great worn on it's own but would certainly look amazing as a layering item too! :)

    Please check out my blog x


  6. Oh, I love the pairing of these two pieces!

  7. I like how this combination looks! I've seen this gingham shirt on quite a number of other bloggers too. I'm not such a big fan of checker print on myself, but it looks great on you!

    And I think the classic Chanel flap is every girl's dream haha :D

  8. adore this outfit. great combo. Fabulous post, love. Thank you so much for sharing. I have a new outfit post all about giving back through fashion. Love to hear your thoughts. xo


  9. Hahah, yup checkered shirts are kind of hard to combine. I've considered it only to be suitable with jeans and high heels :D . But this outfit is awesome !

  10. Adorable outfit! I also enjoy you fit into Jcrewcuts!


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