Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Tipped Blazer- Banana Republic
Victoria Cami (2009) J.Crew
Wool Cafe Capris in Maraschino Cherry, J.Crew
Cap-toe heels, Tahari
Headband, J.Crew

Ok this should be the last day of blurry pictures because I finally figured out I had my camera on the wrong setting.  See...I'm so not tekky.  I don't know if I can handle this whole blogging thing but I'm having fun trying. Bright pants two days in a row?  I know, I live on the edge.  So I know some fashion gurus ( ie,Tim Gunn) don't approve of capri pants.  But I believe they're referring to the capris that hit between the knee and ankle, and can really shorten the leg.  These pants, which are more ankle-length than capri, hopefully don't fall into that camp because I really love them!  They're all the rage in J.Crew land...and you know the saying...if J.Crew is wrong, I don't want to be right.  Or maybe that's just my saying.  Because I am J.Crew obsessed.
Anyway, next to my first two loves, J.Crew and Anthropologie, Banana Republic is probably my third favorite for professional wear.  I know many fashion bloggers have complained that the quality of Banana Republic items has been going downhill for a few seasons. While I don't disagree with that, I can usually find a few good work wear items there.  I admired this tipped blazer for a while before it went on sale, then when the store had one of its extra 40% off promos running I snagged it for a deal.  See, it's those "deals" that get me in trouble.  So hard to resist.  And don't get me started on my loss of control when I see "extra 40% off.."  Back to the jacket- it's quite similar to a wool J.Crew version from the winter season, but this cotton blend is much better for spring.  I must admit,  felt a bit like a ship-captain in this outfit, as if i should be saluting people all day or shouting "Ahoy!" But my preppy self still loved it.

Day 4 of no shopping.  Really, my focus has been on planning my outfits and this blog.  Maybe this really is a good thing?  I'm using my free computer time to blog rather than stalk my favorite websites.  A step in the right direction, for sure!  Thanks for stopping by!


  1. So cute! And you can thank Char for passing the "can't pass up a good deal" gene on to you! Totally her fault. You're doing great and looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings :)

  2. The blazer is really cute. I tried it on and the fit was nice. I love how you styled it w/the maraschino capris.