Black & White Stripes






It’s a veritable heat wave here!  With temperatures close to 70 degrees it is not feeling a lot like Christmas.  But it is feeling like a nice day to go to the playground so that’s what we did.  And I wore one of my favorite playground ensembles that takes me easily for a bite to eat on the way home.  I was happy to bring the boyfriend jeans out of the close and not have to bundle up in boots and socks.  But I’m ready for temps to go down and still holding out hope for a white Christmas!

shirt: j.crew factory // sweater: gap // jeans: gap (old.  similar here.) // necklace: tildon // shoes: tory burch (old. similar here.) // watch: michael kors // bracelet: michael kors

Happy 100th Post (Let’s Celebrate with Boyfriend Jeans!)





This is my 100th post!  I can’t believe that I have shared this many outfit ideas, style crushes and trends I love with you.  It seems like just yesterday I was on vacation in Cape Cod plotting out my first 10 posts not even thinking about what it would take to get to 100.  Thank you to all of you who have been reading from the beginning, and to those of you who may have just joined the party.

Okay, now to the outfit…It’s starting to look a lot like winter here.  The leaves are quickly going from a beautiful rainbow of colors to cluttering the ground.  But recently, the weather hasn’t been that cold.  It’s perfect sweater weather which is my favorite.  I love being able to layer a sweater and jeans and throw on some booties with no need for a bulky jacket.  I’ve always wondered how to put my boyfriend jeans into the mix when the weather is like this.  Turns out, all you need is the perfect cuff and a great pair of booties.  And the biggest trick to the look – no socks!  At least not for this pear shape.  I am sure if you have twiggy legs, an adorable pair of patterned socks would suit this outfit perfectly.  It’s just not for me (hidden Pear Shaped Pointer here).

Sweater: Talula / Shirt: Splendid / Jeans: Gap (Old.  Similar here.) / Booties: Steve Madden / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Necklace: Gorjana / Belt: Gap

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An Amazing Deal





Monday’s are tough, aren’t they?  I had a great weekend though and I hope you did too.  So, at least I get a chance to bask in the glow of two glorious days off in a row; however, heading back to work can be like getting tossed on cold cement.

I got a few minutes this weekend to flip through People StyleWatch for a little wardrobe inspiration.  I stumbled upon this picture of the new style “It Girl” Lily Collins rocking a killer moto vest with boyfriend jeans and a feminine blouse and I immediately started searching for the ultimate translation for me.  My criteria: a more fitted moto vest so that I don’t accentuate my hips and look larger, and a sweet collarless blouse, all for a reasonable price.

I did a lot of online research and finally stumbled to the mall.  After browsing a few stores, I landed at H&M but wasn’t hopeful I’d find the perfect fit, in my size and within my budget.  Boy was I wrong.  Not only did I find this gem, it was on super sale.  And the blouse happened to be marked down too.  With the use of a $10 store credit, I walked out of there only spending $10.  I seriously feel a little guilty about it.  But at least it’s one of those things I can bask in the glow of on this manic Monday.

Have you found any amazing deals lately?

Moto Vest: H&M (In stores and on super-sale.  Similar online here and here) / Blouse: H&M (In stores.  Similar here and this one would be even more perfect.) / Jeans: Gap.  (Old.  Similar here.) / Shoes: J.Crew (Old.  Similar here.) / Bag: Prada (Similar at J. Crew with 25% off)

Linking up with Monday Mingle, My Style Mondays, Monday Bloom