Well, today was the last day of the infamous J.Crew 25% off “red card” promo. Of course, being a lazy online shopper, I dreaded and procrastinated going to the store to shop until the last day. I decided I’d pick up the coats I’ve been obsessing over and decide which one to keep later. At least take advantage of the discount when I can, right? So I picked up something that is the epitome of classic – the Schoolboy Blazer in Navy.
I love the brass button detailing on this classic, fitted, go-with everything blazer. I love that you can throw it onto a very casual outfit and you’ll look instantly dressed up and put together. I threw it on over my favorite skirt of the month for a quick modeling pic; sorry these are not the best pics.
I’m wearing: Loft Chunky Tweed Mini Skirt, Naya Irina Clogs / Wedges
I tried to take a second photo to show the cuff buttons better, but I didn’t really succeed, did I? Anyway, is it weird to wear this under a coat for winter? It’s too thin to wear as a standalone jacket when the weather gets a bit chilly, but it seems weird to wear under a coat. Oh well, it’s perfect for this season – not too hot, not too cold.
Get it here from J.Crew for $188.
I managed to do a bit of shopping this weekend, so hopefully you’ll be seeing some new stuff up soon! In the mean time, I realized I forgot to post this review of my new favorite staple shoes for Fall/Winter – the Naya Irina.
I know I’m not alone in the eternal hunt for the super comfortable but flattering go-to shoe. For me, I need something I can comfortably wear under jeans yet also look great with skirts. Something I can turn to on a daily basis when I’m feeling lazy, yet not look like a lazy slob. Something as flattering as those thin-heeled-feet-killers but as comfortable as flats. It’s an “eternal” hunt because it’s almost impossible. I used to think it had to be booties (or ankle boots). I’ve always found them relatively comfortable and cute with both jeans and skirts. However, I haven’t had much luck with comfortable booties this season. So I turned to wedge clogs – slip ons, low heel pitch, and very on trend this season.
I’m wearing: Banana Republic Leather Patch Pocket Jacket (still available in store but find similar jacket online here), J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck Tee , J.Crew Houndstooth Mini (similar here)
3 inch heel, 1 inch platform in a wedge. Equivalent of 2 inches. I got it in black suede, which is I think the most leg-lengthening, especially with black tights. It also makes my legs look much longer and leaner in jeans, because it makes them look like they miraculously grew 3 inches. Best of all – uber comfortable, super cushiony. Slip on and go. I can’t recommend these enough. Only thing I wish was not there are the studs around the side, but for some reason they are ubiquitous on clogs. As icing on the cake, these are also very eco-friendly – chrome-free, biodegradable, etc etc.
Get them here from Zappos for $149. I think the consensus is to go a half size up!
Nothing I’ve seen lately has piqued my interest, hence the lack of posting. What items have you guys purchased recently that you love? I’m all ears.