I’m so excited about this post today. WHY? Well, because I have actually had a reason to get dressed this week. AND ALSO TOO. I went shopping. EEEE!
I realize that last part PROBABLY doesn’t sound like news, but honestly, I have NO time to shop anymore. It’s a sad state of affairs, I know. BUT. Melissa and I have been working with Mainline Parent Magazine to pull looks for their spring publication so I have been forced to go shopping. (Tough life, right??) And I discovered some really cute new boutiques because they want all the looks to be from local shops.
I’ve been tiring of shopping at the same three stores over and over so this was the perfect opportunity to broaden my horizons. For you local yokels, my two favorite new shops are Skirtin Around at Spread Eagle Village in Wayne and Jennifer on the Avenue in Berwyn. Skirtin Around is a little more upscale. I didn’t purchase anything there (yet!), but I do have my eye on a blouse and a handbag (no surprise there, right??).
Jennifer on the Avenue has a great price point, and they were having some awesome sales to boot! That is where I did my shopping. In 30 minutes, I managed to accumulate 6 items — 2 pair of colored jeans (YAY! I have been wanting a pair for months), 2 sweaters, a tank and a really cute faux leather skirt! My husband likes to say I have the most expensive job in town. Ha!
This time of year tends to feel ho-hum so it was so nice to have some new clothes to pull from when I packed to go to the Family Travel Conference in NYC last weekend, and now I’m all set for Blissdom too!
Okay, so let’s get down to bidness.
What I Wore This Week
WEDNESDAY: This is the outfit I wore the day I went shopping. I am STILL trying to figure out what works with this sweater. I thought the teal was a nice color with it, and I put them with black jeans rather than regular denim. When I laid out the combination on my bed, I was excited to wear it. But looking at this picture, I’m not sure I LOVE it. Maybe it needs boots? Or maybe I need to give up on that sweater.
long cardi: Nordstrom (last winter)
teal ruffle-neck tee: Ann Taylor LOFT
black skinny cords: Bloomies (on sale last winter)
black ballet flats: Nine West (years ago)
long necklace: can’t remember
THURSDAY: On Thursday I had lunch at the mall with two gentlemen from Cradles to Crayons to discuss ways we can work together. They are doing an incredible work. PLEASE check them out.
striped sweater by M. Rena from Jennifer on the Avenue
high waist skinny jeans . . . be still my heart!! from Jennifer on the Avenue (on sale!!)
(also at Zappos: Joe’s Jeans – Visionaire Skinny in Raisin Deep Purple)
silver bold link bracelet and chunky hoop earrings
FRIDAY: This is the day I took the train to NYC and Day One of the Family Travel Conference so I wanted to be comfortable but chic.
asymmetrical cardi: Theme
black tank: M. Rena
red jeans: DL1961
black ballet flats: Nine West (years ago)
necklace: Stella & Dot
This outfit is entirely from Jennifer on the Avenue. The red jeans were an impulse buy. I’ve been wanting colored jeans, but I never intended to go with anything so bold. But when I saw these, and they were on sale to boot, I decided to try them on for the fun of it. I love them. I like the ankle-length, I love how they feel on, and the color makes me smile. I’d never heard of DL1961, but evidently they are known for their 4-way stretch fit, and I can attest. They feel divine! I have worn them twice now, and they stretch with you but don’t fall down. They are truly THE most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. I’m going to try to find a pair in regular denim.
The sweater is kind of funky. While I love the color and fabric, I can’t say I’m in love with the asymmetrical action. I tried it both buttoned up half-way and open like the photo, and either way it’s sort of annoying. I looked and looked until I found the sweater on Theme’s website, and they picture it buttoned all the way up with the top in a bit of a cowl. Lemme find it . . .
Maybe I’ll try it that way next time.
SATURDAY: I was at the travel conference, and I wore this old stand-by outfit. Actually, I’ve never worn it with flats before. I think I’ve always worn this outfit with boots.
purple drapey sweater: Nordstrom (years ago)
black tank: Banana
gray skinny cords: Paige from Bloomies
same black flats from Nine West (the most comfortable ballet flats EVER)
Speaking of boots, I changed for the train ride home because I couldn’t fit my boots into my suitcase. Ha!
I also threw on the scarf because it was a chilly day in NYC. The scarf I can go either way on, but I definitely like it best with boots.
For more fashion fun, check out The Pleated Poppy, Glamamom and Momma Go Round.