Tag Archives: J. Crew

Random Things I Am Liking Lately

Hi — thank you for your encouragement yesterday with the One Room Challenge.  It’s time to motivate my husband to start painting!

Here are a few random things that I am liking lately.  Remember these posts from back in the day?

One Kings Lane has so many beautiful and accessible pieces of great art these days, including Michelle Armas, Brittany Bass and Jennifer Latimer, some of my favorite artists.  Check out this sale: In Fine Form.


{Bester by Michelle Armas}

This is my go-to summer t-shirt this season.  They are so soft, wash well and are the perfect length.  I used to buy Target and Old Navy tees, but found that they shrunk immediately, got stretched out after a couple hours of wear, and were so thin that they were see-through.  I have upgraded this year.  They come in a ton of colors and they are now on sale for $19.99!  If you order online, they run true-to-size (Ms fit me great).


{J. Crew Vintage Cap-Sleeve Tee}

Have you tried Blue Apron?  Each week they deliver the ingredients for three full meals to your door.  I have been loving it, especially the pre-measured portions and the minimal weekly meal planning.  Of the 9 meals that have been delivered so far, this one was the best!


{Blue Apron Beef Ramen Noodle Soup with Choy Sum and Enoki Mushrooms}

This bathroom designed by Sherry and John Petersik of Young House Love is seriously perfect.  I love that nothing is “to the trade” and all so accessible to everyone.  I seriously COVET those shower tiles.



{Photo source and full post HERE}

Have you read this book?  I loved it.  I am trying to whip this stressed-out voice in my head into shape and not let the small stuff constantly derail me.


And, finally, here is my new fave Tar-jay find for under $20.  He is prominently on display in our family room.  In person, mine is a little more distressed and imperfect.  Kind of like me.  🙂


{Nate Berkus Tortoise Shell Box, Target}

Happy Friday!  Have a fabulous weekend.  xxoo

Still Crushing Hard Core

If you see some random chick walking down the street in head-to-toe PURPLE, it’s probably me.  I’m still in love, and completely craving….

{Mo & J Ruffled Boiled Wool Jacket, Nordstrom, $98}

{Spun by Subtle Luxury, Animal Print Scarf, Piperlime, $40}

{Just-So Hat, Anthropologie, $39.95}

{Line of Latitude Sweater, Free People, $168}

{Betsy Johnson Owl Ring, Piperlime, $35}

Natalia dip-dyed satin ballet flats

{Decker Chronograph Purple Dial Watch, Fossil, $115}


Heading out to the Pool….

Because when I go for a swim in July, I bring along a $300 leather bag, a long sleeved chunky sweater, and my rhinestones.  At least I won’t have to do a thing to my hair since waking up this morning.  Oh, and lemme tell you how flattering those boy shorts are on us non-supermodel types. 

J. Crew, I usually love you, but are you kidding me? 

{Image from J. Crew’s July 2010 Catalog}

Buy This, Not That: Looks for Spring!

It’s been a while since I have put together a “Buy This, Not That” post.  I am featuring Boden today because I was so inspired by their Spring catalog!  This company, founded in the UK, is my new favorite source for versatile clothes with great quality and good value.  Boden’s Spring look reminds me of Kate Spade meets J.Crew, for less….


{Bali, Kate Spade, $198}


{Strappy Wedges, Boden, $138}


{Grosgrain Plisse Priti, Kate Spade, $355}


{Flutter-Flower Clutch, J. Crew, $128}


{Fabulous Clutch, Boden, $98}


{Connect Four Reina Dress, Kate Spade, $395}


{Must Have Shift, Boden, $148}


{Regina Metallic Leather Ballet Flats, J. Crew, $278}


{Embellished Flats, Boden, $118}


{Watch Hill Zippered Darcy, Kate Spade, $295}


{Patent Stripe Tote, Boden, $228}


{Bettye Muller, Heirloom, Piperlime, $220}


{Colourblock Wedges, Boden, $148}

Check it out!  There is so many more fabulous spring items at Boden right now.  Happy bargain hunting and come on Spring!

P.S.  As I write this, a foot of snow sits on the ground and we have two more snow storms on the horizon this week.  Before last month, we didn’t even own a snow shovel!  Sooooo, as an understatement, I am desperate for Spring!

Hip or Skip?

Today is the first post in a recurring interactive series, “Hip or Skip?”, which allows you to VOTE on whether you think that a look is HIP or one that you would SKIP.  Fun, right?  🙂

Check out the poll below and vote!  Once you have voted, you can see the results.  Also, if you have more to say on the topic, please leave a comment!  Here goes:

The J. Crew Textured Jersey Ribboned Collier Tee ($49.50):





What do you think???