Birthday Wishlist

Today is my birthday (yay!), so I thought I’d create a post about my current wishlist and recent purchases. I’ll start with the recent purchases. I really like the fit/colors of the Eden Cardigan, so I grabbed the Heather Dark Grape and Bright Dahlia.

This sweater is super comfy and versatile; it’s currently 30% off!

I’m also loving the Boy Shirt in Stripe Crepe de Chine. Initially, I overlooked this shirt because I have both the Elodie and Blythe blouses. After trying on the navy version of the Boy Shirt in Stripe Crepe de Chine, I couldn’t pass on it. And, I’m a sucker for stripes!

I’m really looking forward to wearing this blouse with a bright pencil skirt such as the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool in Vibrant Flame. Finally, I grabbed the following three blouses: the Natasha top in polka-dot and Vivid Poppy, as well as the Silk polka-dot tee. I think the Natasha tops have endless styling possibilities. I intend to wear the polka-dot version of the Natasha top with bright pencil skirts as well.

I just love the feminine details of this top. See it on Rose of the wonderful 1 More Shopping Blog. I LOVE how she pairs it with the No. 2 pencil skirt in Vintage Tweed in blush, which I also own.

My wishlist includes the following items: the Madewell Archive boots seen here:

The wonderful Shopwithm gives these boots two thumbs up here

My final two wishlist items are non-j.crew. I am a sucker for bright colors and classy collars. So, I am all over the Cherie Coat from Kate Spade.

This color is absolutely beautiful!!! And, finally, I have my eyes on the Colorblocked Sweater Skirt in Blue at Anthropologie.

What are you currently eyeing?

The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line by jcrewismyfavstore featuring polka dot tops

J Crew polka dot top
$98 –

J Crew wool skirt
$120 –

J Crew low heel boots
$298 –


Hi Everyone!
I stopped by my B & M today to try on a few of the new arrivals. I just couldn’t give up on the Hacking Jacket in tipped double serge-wool. Boy, oh boy, am I glad that I didn’t. I LOVE the black. And, since I missed out on the Lexington Blazer, I just couldn’t pass on this one.

I really like the product shot on the website. I can think of several outfit combinations.

Here’s a really grainy fitting room pic (excuse the t-shirt!). Sorry for the bad image.

What do you think of this version of the Hacking jacket? What new arrivals are you currently craving?

Back to Basics

I love to wear basic sweaters, tees, and cardigans on my non-teaching days. I write and prepare for class in coffee shops, so comfort is a must for me! Here are a few of my favorite basics from J. Crew:

J Crew cardigan

J Crew cardigan (see more v neck cardigans)

I LOVE the colors of the Perfect-Fit Mixed-Tape Cardigan; the Perfect-Fit tanks are super comfy layering pieces too. I’m also crazy about the Vintage Cotton V-neck tee .

I always layer. I have a tough time wearing a woven/button-down shirt without a tank underneath, so the perfect-fit tank is my best (clothing) friend.

What are your favorite basic pieces from J. Crew (or elsewhere!)? Do tell!

P.S. I have a great giveaway planned when I reach 75 followers! Spread the word!

Review: Loft Lace Pencil Skirt

I popped into Ann Taylor Loft today because they’re offering 30% off of everything. I tried on and purchased the Lace Pencil Skirt with Ponte Lining. Let me tell you dear readers, this skirt is perfection!

LOFT skirt

LOFT skirt (see more knee length pencil skirts)

I will post pics later today! Have you tried this skirt on? Do tell!