Saturday, April 28, 2012

Birthday party fashion

Lexington Blazer in Bright Yellow: J.Crew, old
Floral silk top by Porridge: Anthropologie Fall 2011
Skinny Jeans: Banana Republic
Red patent leather bow wedges:  Me Too, DSW- no red, but buy in black or tan here
Turquoise necklace and earrings:  Ann Taylor, old
Without the jacket
Ok so here's the deal:  With three little guys ranging in age from 7 to 2, we go to A LOT of birthday parties.  And while we may be hangin' with the shorties I don't want to look like the frumpy mom who's thrown in the towel.  (Don't you always feel bad for that mom?)  So I always make an effort when we go to these celebrations.  And as most of my friends will tell you, even if I am chasing my boys around a bouncey castle, I probably will be wearing heels of some sort.  Not to say I don't love some flats...I just prefer heels.  My "uniform" for these parties goes something like this:  pretty top, jeans, wedges, and some sort of topper, either a cardigan or blazer.  This way, I always feel pulled together yet still comfortable.  Rule #1 is no low-cut tops that will have me flashing the world every time I have to bend over to help a kid (which is about 100 times during a party, trust me).  Rule #2 is no short skirts.  I don't want people to say "whose mom is the hooch over there?"  And Rule #3:  Someone better have brought wine.  Oh wait...that's not a fashion rule.  Anyway, that's how I handle kid birthday party fashion.  What about you? 
This J.Crew Lexington blazer is several years old...2008 or 2009...but I still adore it.  The fine wool, the pretty gold buttons with an anchor painted on them...classic J.Crew.  I still get compliments every time I wear it.  If you ever see one on Ebay, (I still see some floating around) grab it!  You won't regret it. 


  1. Love those shoes and the bright yellow of that blazer is amazing! You could wear it with so many things - shorts, dresses, jeans, business wear - fabulous!

  2. Londyn, so glad you stopped by! I love your blog and style. Please keep visiting! Thanks for the kind words...this bright yellow jacket has proved to be far more versatile than I expected...and now that brights and neons are's unintentionally on- trend!

  3. Jeannie, I need your help. I would like to buy that bilion petals pullover but I don't know what size would be the best for me. I'm 5,5 and 103 lbs. What do u think - S or XS? Sorry to bother you... Cheers :-)

  4. Correction - my height is 170 cm which is something around 5'7'' not 5'5''. I'm from Europe and this metric system is still a mystery for me ^^

    1. Anon... I am wearing a small.... I would go with an xs for you since you are a bit smaller than I am. :)

    2. Thank you very much for your answer and advise. Really appreciate it! Have a great week :-)