Outfit Post - J.Crew Cheri Tee With Piped Andie Shorts

Leather trim clutch/pouch, or match the sandal here
Kate Spade bracelet, also available here and here
Tissot watch (mine is older)

I've been absent from blogging this month because I've been focused on working through a seasonal flare-up of health issues. I'm hoping I can get back to regular blogging again soon. Truth telling, feeling miserable can and often does lead to the need for some retail therapy. Consquently, the Drapey tee in Cheri, Keeper chambray shirt (also in light wash),  Oui Mon Cheri sweatshirt, and two colors of the Cleo loafers joined my closet recently.  My J.Crew sale picks are comfortable throw on and go separates that reflect the way I feel like dressing these days. :)

I love J.Crew's drapey knit t-shirts this season and the colors on this one will make it easy to transition into fall outfits. I'm planning to wear it later under cardigans and my navy Schoolboy jacket.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you're having a great Thursday!


Pretty Print - J.Crew Hibiscus Floral Medallion Scarf 2 Ways

Sandals (J.Crew, old) - similar here

The hibiscus floral and floral medallion items feature my favorite print from J.Crew's recent new arrivals for summer. The combination of classic red, white, navy, and yellow makes this scarf an extra versatile accessory that works with a lot of basics in my closet. 

Floral Medallion Scarf
This print also comes in a dress, skirt, shorts, tank top...the list goes on. The reason I chose the scarf is because it was on sale (of course), I loved the floral print with the addition of the medallions, and it's large enough to wear in a number of different ways. I'm brushing up on my scarf/sarong/pareo tying skills! ;)

Rattan clutch (mine is older, J.Crew)
Kate Spade Charming Key bangle (extra 25% off with code MORESALE)
Madewell sandals (old), similar here, also here

Are you adding one of J.Crew's Hibiscus or Floral medallion pieces to your wardrobe this summer?


Metallic, White, and Grey Inspired

Half-flower fringe necklace (watch for it on a pop-back), similar here
Tissue v-neck tee (mine is older)
Old Navy cuffed denim shorts (mine are the flirt fit)
Sandals (J.Crew, old), this or this are versatile and these are very cute

I still have big love for the older rose-gold accessories kicking around in my closet from J.Crew. The pretty half-flower fringe necklace was a recent addition that goes perfectly with the color of these sandals and my other rose-gold items. If you missed the necklace, keep an eye out for the occasional pop-back and grab one on sale. 

The Outfit Inspiration

Today's outfit inspiration is actually from Banana Republic. It feels like a heat wave where I am so it was perfect timing for an easy does it themed email.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you're enjoying this last day of June!


Outfit Post - J.Crew Linen Dolman Tee On Repeat

Toothpick jean in ecru (mine are older)
Skinny belt (J.Crew), similar here
Classic link bracelet (mine is older), similar here and here
Quorra ballet flats, similar here and here in red
J.Crew metallic leather tote, similar here

I've worn this Linen dolman tee several times already since I got it, mainly with white skinny jeans and shorts, the Drapey drawstring pants, and these ecru toothpick jeans. It's definitely one of my favorite J.Crew tops this season. 

I added some bling to my outfit yesterday with a metallic tote and link bracelet. Mine are older versions of these classic accessories but similar styles are always available on the website. The Quorra ballet flats are also back in new colors this year. They're warm weather flats that offer more coverage than strappy sandals and keep the feet cool on warm days.

Have a great Sunday and thanks for visiting my blog! :)


Kate Spade New York Bags - The Sale, My Favorites, Styling Ideas

Capri Espadrille Francis over the shoulder bag

I couldn't resist the additional 25% off sale going on right now at KateSpade.com. I think the lemon themed print on this bag is so pretty and the sale price is just as sweet. It's on the way to my closet right now and I'm fairly sure that I can put together more outfits for it than there are days to wear them. Here's just a few styling ideas with items from my closet. 

Kate Spade Style


Additional 25% off sale price with code MORESALE...

Whether you're an established Kate Spade handbag fan, or just starting your collection like I am, this weekend is the perfect time to check out the sale section of the website - there are still plenty of styles to choose from but they're going fast!

Additional 25% off sale price with code MORESALE...
The Capri Espadrille Francis that I ordered is a fun bag for summer. Although it's season is too short where I live, I think it's a bag that will look great for years to come. If you're looking for a classic style bag to wear all year, here's a few of the lovelies that caught my attention:

Claremont Drive Marcella
Additional 25% off the sale price here

Cobble Hill Curtis
Additiional 25% off the sale price here

Charles Street Audrey
Additional 25% off the sale price here

Kirk Park Britain
Additional 25% off the sale price here

Veranda Place Patent Small Evie
Addtional 25% off the sale price here

I had a hard time choosing just one favorite bag because there are SO MANY pretty and reasonably priced options available right now.  The Cobble Hill Curtis made my shortlist because I need an all purpose black bag, and the Beacon Court Jeanne will be perfect with fall and winter outfits.

Additional 25% off sale price with code MORESALE...

Have you checked out the Kate Spade sale? Are any of these Kate Spade handbags on your wishlist or in your closet already?

Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. :)


Old Navy Style - Tasseled Bucket Bag

Linen these are the days tee (still pops back occasionally)
Also this, this, or this tee are fun options with the tan or navy versions of the bag.
Side-slit soft pencil skirt (love this skirt!)
Maya ankle strap sandalmetallic is also versatile, and similar here and here in black

Old Navy has been my go-to retailer for inexpensive basics this spring. I redeemed my Super Cash earnings recently for this bag and a few dresses that I'll post photos of soon.

The bag is available in three colors online (two in Canada). The black trim looks quite sharp on the white and tan bags. The faux leather is quite realistic looking, lightweight, and holds its shape well (ie. the bottom doesn't sag) even when I packed it with some fairly heavy items.

I've always liked white purses for summer but haven't owned one for years because they discolor so quickly with regular wear. If you don't want to invest in a more expensive leather version, this is one to consider, especially on sale or with a discount code that Old Navy frequently offers. The strap is fairly long so it can be worn on the shoulder or as a crossbody.

I'm wearing it with my favorite skirt from J.Crew this season, the side-slit soft pencil skirt. I grabbed this skirt in more than one color because it's the perfect length for tall gals, plus the partial elastic waist is really comfortable. I tucked in the linen tee in front and let it hang loose to cover the elastic back of the skirt. The tee, flat sandals, and bucket bag give the outfit a casual vibe - exactly the look I'm trying to get with pencil skirts this summer.

Have a great Friday! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)