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!

Review: J. Crew Hacking Jacket–Heather Dark Grape

I’ve been eyeing the Hacking jacket since it was released on the J. Crew website. I initially ordered the Midnight Ocean color. I couldn’t figure out how it would fit into my wardrobe and my in-store PS didn’t like the color on me. So, we decided to try the Heather Dark Grape color. This color didn’t work on me either. And, I think the fit is off on me. I think I need to stick with the Schoolboy Blazer.

So, I exchanged the Hacking Jacket for this Schoolboy Blazer (I don’t see it online).

What do you think of this Schoolboy Blazer?

See the Hacking Jacket on AppGal, ShopwithM, LizPoms, Audrey Bella, and fshnonmymind

Bust or Must?

Initially, I overlooked this blazer. However, I became intrigued by it after one of my daily visits to the J. Crew website.

J Crew blazer

J Crew blazer (see more wool jackets)

See it on AppGal, Shopwithm, and Lisa

What do you think of this blazer?

Pencil Me In!

J. Crew really knows how to make a classic, professional pencil skirt.  I am loving the array of colors from their most recent roll-outs (and from last year).  The Viridian Green color has received lots of love in the blogging community.  This is my favorite purchase of the year!  And, I hear that there is a new retail only “teal” color.  I can’t wait to see it–I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be sold in a size 14.  And, I’m hoping that the teal color isn’t too close to the Nightfall Blue color from last year.

J Crew skirt (see more wool pencil skirts)

J Crew skirt
What a great color!

The other colors of the no. 2 pencil skirt in wool are just as beautiful.  And, of course, I had to grab the vibrant flame, spicy gold, and jazzy purple too!  These skirts are beautiful basics; they jazz up any wardrobe/outfit.  What colors do you own?  Do tell!