Thursday, June 28, 2012

In Pursuit of Eyelashes

Greetings, Earthlings!

Kathryn here.

In this day and age where we are constantly asked to do more with less, I found myself at a workshop on process mapping late last year.

Process mapping, in case you're not familiar with the term, is basically a visual depiction of the flow of activities of a process. You have an input, you have an output, you have your steps that transform your inputs into outputs, yadda yadda yadda. You get the picture, right?

The beauty of process mapping is that it can often highlight the problems that exist within a current process, which can lead to streamlining those processes and making things more efficient. Or something. (I'm not exactly an expert at this after one workshop.)

Anyway, to practice making process maps, the workshop leaders had all the attendees make a process map of how we get ready in the morning.

What I learned was, I spend a stupid amount of time on my eye makeup.

Granted, I don't have to. It's a personal choice. But all my life I've envied girls who have naturally long and feathery eyelashes, and every morning I would spend an inordinate amount of time curling, mascara-ing, re-curling and re-mascara-ing my eyelashes just so they wouldn't be invisible and/or stick straight down into my eyes. And for special occasions, I'd glue on the strip lashes.

All of this, for the pursuit of prettiness.

So in this workshop I realized that my stupid step of eyelash-primping took me forever, and it was there that my getting-ready-in-the-morning process screeched to an interminable halt every morning. I wish it was simply a matter of sweeping on a coat of mascara and running out the door for me,'s not.

And then, one day (several weeks after I'd gone to the workshop) a co-worker of mine mentioned that a few of her friends had gotten eyelash extensions.

I'd never really wanted to get eyelash extensions before, since it seemed like the kind of thing that only High Maintenance Girls do. But my co-worker talked about how nice they looked, and how they lasted for almost two months before they needed refills, and I got excited. I've mentioned once or twice on this blog that I'm kind of lazy. So when the possibility arose to cut down on the time it takes me to get ready in the morning and grab a few more precious minutes of sleep (or "shutsy" as the hockey players like to call it), I jumped to action and started doing research.

Because, you know. YOLO. And all that. ^_-

After some checking around, I settled on a lash specialist in the Irvine area named Trang. She came highly recommended to me by my friends, so a couple of weeks ago I went in to get lash-ified.

Here are the before/after pictures (compiled using DipTic):

Trang was very gentle and sweet, and spent some time asking me questions about my daily makeup routine so as to have a better idea of what kind of "look" to give me. There are so many shapes and sizes of lashes that can be used, it's important to know what kind of look you're going for so she can pick the right lash look for you. Since I was planning on heading to Las Vegas for the NHL Awards (yes, again), she opted to give me a "natural" look with just a little extra "oomph" for the Vegas-y part.

She started at my inner eyes with a 7mm length, and she extended them out as far as 12mm at the corners to give me a "cat-eye" look. Each extension was glued straight onto my own natural lashes as I laid comfortably on a massage table and listened to classical music.

I've had my extensions on for over two weeks now, and I have to say - I like them a lot. I don't have to wear any mascara at all, and it cuts my makeup routine down by a ton. I love waking up in the morning and not having to grapple with my eyelash curler. In fact, just the other morning, my husband looked at me and proclaimed, "It's like you already have your makeup done!"

It's like having an easy button for my eye makeup! ^_^

Here's how they look, two weeks after application and with no makeup (sorry for the blown out picture quality)...

...and because no Kathryn post would be complete without something somewhat hockey-related, here's a quick Instagram snap of me at the Wynn Las Vegas, meeting Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators (yes, again)...

Mr. Rinne didn't walk away with the Vezina Trophy this year, but...he...has the...trophy to my heart?


I hope you don't mind this little (well, not so little...rather verbose, actually!) non-outfit-related post!

As always, kiitos käsittelyssä!*


*thank you for reading! ( least, that's what the Finnish-English translator said it meant.)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hakuna Matata

A meerkat family, adorning a cotton, machine-washable sweater? Yes, please!!!

Some other cute creature-print options:

1. Clever Critters Cardigan, Modcloth (foxes and rabbits!)
2. Arctic Mini Dress, Anthropologie (polar bears!)
3. Owl Print Shirt, Asos (owls!)
4. Francophile Feline Top, Modcloth (cat!)
5. QSW Sable Sleeveless Blouse, Quicksilver (horses!)
6. Crossback Printed Tank, Pim + Larkin (seahorses!)
7. Night Bird Print Shift Dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs (birds!...sort of...)
8. Elephant Print Top, Quotation: Yumi Kim (elephants!)
9. Camel Caravan Printed Scarf, Kate Spade (camels!)
10. Penguin Print Scoopneck Tee, Marni (penguins!)

When it comes to our furry/four-legged/fine-feathered/finned/scaled friends, where do you stand? Do they belong on your clothes or not?

*I am fully aware that in most parts of the country, a long sleeved sweater may be out of the question for the current season. However, consider how useful this could be the other three seasons of the year...

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Smattering (Fitting Room Reviews)

Hi everyone! Hope your week has gotten off to a great start. This past weekend, I was at the mall, hosting an early-morning birthday party for Rowan (he wanted to go to a Lego Store Club meeting with some of his friends) and well, as those of you who live in San Diego may know, the Lego Store at the Fashion Valley mall is in easy eye-shot of both J. Crew and Anthropologie.

Really, what sort of friend would I be to you if I didn't pop in and do a couple fitting room reviews? A very poor one indeed. Which is why I risked all, made the great sacrifice, and donned pretty dresses.

It's a hard life. 

Let me begin by saying I REALLY HATE SHOPPING BANS. This is J. Crew's Lucille Dress in Lace - an eye-popping yellow lace - which I tried on in a size 0. I was a little afraid to put this dress on, mostly because I was highly skeptical that I'd be able to take it off. I really, really love it. I love it despite the fact that there's some slightly awkward bunching going on over my rear (I suspect it's because the aforementioned rear is larger than optimal for this dress - see photo above right). It reminds me a bit of the fantastic DVF dress Chloe wore that I wanted so badly, it hurt. It makes me think that despite the fact that I probably own 2 dozen party dresses, I really want this one to wear to a wedding in a couple weeks. It makes me think that even though I'm supposed to be saving for a grown-up camera, I could manage to swing this dress, somehow. Did I mention that it's got pockets? And that I love it? There's a back zipper, it's lined, and it's dry-clean only. Want, want, want. The skirt hit at my knee and the whole thing fit me comfortably everywhere else. VERY wishlisted. 

Stripe Derby Dress:

I loved the Stripe Derby Dress on the hanger. On me? Hmm...not quite as much. I'm wearing this dress in a size 0, and overall, the dress fit very comfortably. The skirt hit right at the knee and the bodice fit nicely. The spaghetti straps were a touch long for petite, short-waisted me, but shortening them is a super easy fix - something even I, with my very limited sewing skills, could manage. The dress is a linen/cotton blend which is lovely for summer, has pockets, and is machine washable. There's a side zip that's a bit sticky over the waist seam as these things often are, but not a deal breaker. So why didn't I love it? Well...I think it was the horizontal stripe and how it made me feel...wide. Now, you all know that I'm a fan of horizontally striped dresses, but something about this one - yeah, hm, I'm not sure. In these photos, it doesn't look that bad. What are your thoughts? Do I look wide in this dress (particularly over the hips) or is it just my imagination? Wishlisted for further consideration at sale time.

Garment-dyed Drawstring Shirtdress:

I saw the Garment-Dyed Drawstring Shirtdress and was immediately drawn to it because...well, it's a shirtdress. And it was on sale. With an extra 30% off. Soooo...I thought, what could it hurt to try on? Well, I'm glad I did, because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have ever known how much the sleeves of this dress  kinda suck. I'm wearing the dress in a size 0. Overall, the dress is great - casual yet not sloppy, comfy, and machine washable. No side vent pockets (booooo!) but that wouldn't have been so bad. I might still have been tempted to bring this home. Except for the sleeves. Surprisingly snug! Very difficult to remove. I had to do the world's wiggliest shimmy to get my arms out of those sleeves without surgical tools. Just saying, in case you see this dress in-store and decide to try it on - you have been warned. Pass for me.

So, what about you? Are you eyeing anything in J. Crew or elsewhere? What do you think about these three?

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Sun And Other Pesky Issues

Disclaimer: A close-up photo of Carol's face without glasses as well as a candid discussion of age are contained within this post. Viewer discretion is advised.

This past April, I turned 36 years old. While 36 can hardly be counted as old, it's certainly hard to think of it as young (let's be real - I'm only 4 quick years short of 40, after all) and thoughts of my advancing age were certainly with me as I passed by and through that milestone. I'm fortunate in that I look younger than I actually am. This is something I hated when I was a teenager (no 17 year-old likes being mistaken for 13) - except when playing that carnival game where the barker has to guess your age. You know the one I mean? Suffice it to say, I always won that one. People used to tell me then, "you'll appreciate your youthful looks when you're older."

Their predictions have come to pass. I do appreciate my youthful looks. When I bemoaned the fact that I was turning 36 this year, friends were kind enough to assure me that I could pass for a woman in her 20s. I didn't really believe them (I thought they were just being nice) until my younger sister and brother (who actually is in his 20s) confirmed that they agreed (siblings can be pretty ruthless).

If I actually do look as young as they claim (some days I believe them and other days I really don't) I attribute it to my skin, and in regards to that specifically, three things: 1) my Asian genes, 2) good skincare, and 3) sunblock.

Having grown up under the southern California sun can be brutal and back in the late '70s and '80s of my childhood, sunblock was almost totally eschewed for tanning oils (anyone else remember that stuff?). I remember regularly getting sunburnt when swimming at my friends' homes during the summers, because people just didn't seem to think about sunblock a whole lot back then. In fact, I blame the (albeit minor) sun damage on my face to the fact that my mom never thought a whole lot about sunblock. This despite the fact that she thought about skincare a whole lot - so much so that when she saw that my sister and I were using Noxzema cleansers (we thought that tingling sensation meant it was really cleaning our skin), she went out and bought us an Estee Lauder cleanser and admonished us, saying, "You only have one skin. Make sure you take care of it."

I think I was 13 at the time.

This stuck with me as I got older, and by the time I graduated from college, I had begun regularly using a cleanser, eye cream, softener, and moisturizer from Shiseido's skincare line (I still use Shiseido products though not the same ones I used when I was in college). But it wasn't until I was 22 years old that a colleague of mine (I was teaching at the time) convinced me it was a good idea to start using a daily sunblock. I'm grateful to her that she started me on this path, because I do think that it's helped keep my skin younger looking, and only regret not having started protecting my skin from the sun at a younger age. 

When I say "daily sunblock," I mean, "daily sunblock." Applying sunblock is part of my morning skincare routine, and I put it on whether it's clear and sunny or pouring rain. I even wore it during snow storms, over the years I lived in the Northeast. I have no idea if it was at all necessary during those days (probably not), but it's a habit and one I'm thankful for, as it means it's very likely that I am wearing sunblock on those days when it's working hard on my skin's behalf. So here I am, just a couple weeks ago, aged 36 years old, with only eye& eyebrow make-up on (I don't usually wear any foundations or tinted moisturizers):

I'm sure things like two pregnancies and smiling a lot (drat those facial expressions) have contributed to my skin's aging. I'm also fairly certain that my skin looks a lot better when I've been getting plenty of sleep (something in low supply for me in the last few months) and drinking lots of water. But still, with the summer sun beginning to beat down on us, I'm grateful for the sunblock I reach for every morning, and would highly recommend it to others as well. If you're looking for one to add to your morning routine, here are some to try:

1. Shiseido Ultimate Skin Protection for Face and Body, SPF 60 (This is my daily - one bottle lasts forever. When applied to just the face, a bottle can last for over a year...)
2. Shiseido Ultimate Skin Protection Stick Foundation, SPF 35 (unlike the first one, this stick runs down super fast. However, it's handy to have in your purse for reapplications on those long outdoor-days)
3. La Mer 'The SPF Fluid Tint,' SPF 18 (I love a high SPF, so when I do wear this, I almost always have it layered over my SPF 60 - I don't know that it's necessary, but like I said, habit...)
4. Kiehl's Vital Sun Protection, SPF 40  (for kids) and SPF 30 (for adults) - good for those days when you're planning to be active (will protect for up to 80 minutes, in the water)
5. Kiehl's Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ (haven't tried this one, but I've had lots of good experiences with Kiehl's products, so imagine this would be similar)
6. Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunblock Stick, SPF 60 (I bought this when Kate was a baby and use it now for myself too. Cheaper than the Shiseido stick version, higher SPF, and feels nice and non-greasy on the skin)

What about you? Do you wear a daily sunblock? And if so, which ones? If not, is it something you'd consider doing? Are you concerned about aging or is it something you don't think much about? Let us know, below!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Quickie Giveaway: Threadless T-Shirt for CARE

Just wanted to let you know that we're doing an impromptu and totally spontaneous (completely unplanned) giveaway on In Pursuit of Pretty Thing's Facebook page for this darling tee:

One hundred percent of the proceeds for the t-shirt go to supporting CARE, a humanitarian organization fighting global poverty, with a specific focus on helping women and girls. I love everything about their work, and when I saw this shirt posted on Facebook, rather impulsively decided that In Pursuit of Pretty Things would give one away. I love the name of this tee's design, "Mother is a Daughter is a Mother." Isn't that the truth? 

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment under the post about the giveaway on our Facebook wall. If you share the post to your own wall, you can have a second entry too. There are, as of the time of this writing, just two entries so far, so your chances of winning are pretty good! The entry period for this giveaway will close Saturday night, at midnight. We'll announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck, and thanks for helping us support organizations like CARE!

And the Sales Keep Coming... (Madewell)

Madewell, sister-brand to J. Crew, started up their sale-on-sale (an extra 25% off, with promo code WHYNOT) today. With their more relaxed aesthetic, Madewell's styles are perfect for long lazy weekends (or super busy ones, even) and vacations. I'm still on my shopping ban, so trying to resist this sale, but with the summer stretching ahead of me (vacations or not) and a gift card for this store sitting in my wallet, it's harder than hard to ignore it. Here are some of the things that are calling my name...

1. Meadowlark Skirt or Guidebook Skirt (these remind me of Dea's wonderful Silk Canyon Skirt)
2. Soft-dot Dress (So soft and pretty, despite the way they styled it in the product shot.)
3. Northsquare Shirtdress (I've been eyeing this since it went on sale. Now that it's an extra 25% off, I may bite, despite the shopping ban, as I have a gift card burning a hole in my wallet. I've got a soft spot for plaid and you know how I am about shirt dresses. Combined, they become kryptonite for me.)
4. Denim Wrap Skirt (I can't quite put my finger on why I like this skirt, but it just makes me smile. Love the full silhouette.)
5. Fine Farewell Maxi Dress (So glad this is sold out in my size, because it would have been hard to resist. Not sure what my fixation with maxi dresses are lately - particularly considering my less-than-statuesque height - but I love this one's full skirt and saturated color.)
6. Stripecast Pullover (I love a stripy sweater! How cute would this one be, paired with that Denim Wrap Skirt?)
7. Lacy Waves Top (Just gorgeous. Simultaneously really sad and very relieved that it's not available in my size anymore.)
8. Sidestep Skirt (such a fun, killer red. Yes, I just put "fun" and "killer" right next to each other to describe the same thing. My writer-self is keeling over right now.)
9. Colorband Slipdress (I think I recently saw Roxy wearing this dress or a dress very similar to it. Super cute!)
10. Silk Smockpleat Dress (I'm picturing this, at the beach, worn with a floppy hat. Love the detail across the bodice and the effortless ease of the loose, flowy cut. Weekends were made for dresses like this. I bet it looks very finished when paired with a belt too. Oh...I just talked myself into adding this one to my shopping cart...)
11. Dotted Indigo Ink Tee Dress (looks so comfy! The quintessential weekend dress.)

Please note that many of these sale items are final sale - same sort of hard-line policy as J. Crew's. After the J. Crew sale and yet another set of markdowns at Anthro this week, is there any room in your closet or your budget left for Madewell?

Monday, June 18, 2012

Promises, Promises (Wishlist)

A few weeks ago, I promised Kate J. that I'd post here when J. Crew and other of my favorite retailers do sale promotions. So in keeping with that, I am letting you know (in case you didn't, yet) that J. Crew is offering an extra 30% off Summer Sale, right now. The promotion runs until the end of Thursday, June 21st, and you need to use the promo code "SHOPNOW" (not very subtle, are they?) to get the extra discount.

I'm personally sitting this one out (oh shopping ban, you suck the joy right out of life...) but if I were indulging, here's what would be in my shopping cart:

1. Tippi in linen (I can't get enough of these totally easy, beautifully colored summer-weight sweaters.)
2. Maritime Anchor Dress (erm...the last time I checked, 30% off $39.99 is under $30 for a dress. Have I mentioned I hate shopping bans?)
3. Midsummer Maxi Dress in Raj Print (I love the striking colors of this print. For those of you who find it to be a touch too much drama, the solid version looks great too.)
4. Perfect Fit Mixed-Tape Cardigan (This is one that Kendi sports a lot. And I always kick myself for not getting it. AUGH.)
5. Vintage Cotton Boatneck Tee (This cut looks so versatile - easy to dress up and dress down. And I love the texture of J. Crew's vintage cotton. Sigh. I can feel myself being talked into this by my own blog post. This is very bad. This is very, very bad.)
6. Amie Double Stripe Maxi Dress (While I know I'm about two feet too short to wear this dress effectively - I have to say, I love it.)
7. No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Caribbean Tweed (This *cough* may already be hanging in my closet *cough* from my last trip to J. Crew *cough*. There seems to be something tickling my throat. *cough*)
8. No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral (Okay, I'm so relieved this one seems to be sold out in my size. Because yikes...that would have been hard to withstand.)
9. Tessa Top in Safari Cat (I know, I know that by the time fall rolls around, I'll rue that I let this one slip by...heck. I'll be rueing this next week.)
10. Natasha Top in Polka Dot (so pretty and so sweet. It's very Kate Spade, isn't it? Only for...oh...about $200 less. Sigh.)

What about you? Are you sitting this sale out, or are you succumbing to the temptation?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hi, again! (Variations On)

Hi, everyone! How've you all been? I know I've been away for a long time (a whole week!) and I apologize for disappearing without notice. I was at a weeklong training for something called Vocal Awareness, and unlike any other training or professional development I've ever been to - it was actually life-changing. The level of work was so integrated and deeply engaging that I actually had difficulty thinking about anything else - even clothing.

I'm hoping to get the blog back to its normally scheduled programming (whatever that is ^_-) in the coming week, but bear with me if my posts are still spotty. Like I said, this past week, my life actually changed (in a good way), and I'm still figuring things out. 

Until then, take a look at this adorable styling I came across on Nordstrom's website (in the "Complete Looks" section). I love the fun, casual, youthful vibe of the whole thing, and the contrast created between the more masculine oversized plaid shirt and very feminine lace skirt. I'd personally choose a slightly longer length for myself personally (this skirt and this skirt -aaahh, that second one is SO great!- seem like more reasonable options for this mid-30's mother-of-two), but overall, I just love this. All of this. Tomorrow, I'm diving into my closet to see if I can't somehow recreate it with stuff I already own as I am, once again, attempting to renew my shopping ban. 

In the meantime, here are details for the original styling and some variations on the theme:

Hope you're all having a great weekend! And happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in your lives!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Catching Up (OOTD)

I got to sleep in 'til 11 AM today. I'm not entirely certain how that happened. I attribute the phenomenon to the intervention of the DH. And I count it as a win, even if I did still wake up on the hour, every hour, from 8 AM, on. I could have continued to sleep past 11, if it weren't for the fact that I felt horribly guilty for still being abed at that late hour.

Don't know if I've mentioned, but I have a strong suspicion that I might have the best DH ever. 

Dress: Jenny Han Silk Maxi Dress (from 2009; similar here, here, and here)
Necklace: J. Crew Bubble Necklace via eBay (other yellow necklace options here, herehere, and here)
Shoes: Lanvin Ankle Strap Sandals (similar here, here, and here)

I got all dressed up today to do load after load of laundry (I'm not just playing catch-up on sleep, but chores as well), other housework, and hang out with the kids, eating junkie snacks. I thought that'd be the extent of it (and really, I'm not complaining), until the DH came downstairs, to tell me he was taking me out to Cafe Chloe for dinner. 

I think I mentioned - best ever.

Hope you're all having a great weekend too!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Night

Really, does it get any better?

Short(s) Summer

With the onset of June, I'm struck with an overwhelming desire for a summer vacation. Do you remember those? The kind where school would end and you'd come home with your desk/locker contents emptied into your backpack and/or shopping bags taken expressly to school to carry home all that crap and a long, school-less three months stretching before you, blank, boring, and hot.

When I was a kid, summer felt like it went on forever. Now? Well, now I blink and entire weeks zip by before I'm ready. I can't even begin to express my longing for that sort of languorous, slow-moving time we used to experience as children. It was so wasted on us, back then.

Because wow, could I use it now.

And with all these thoughts of summer comes thoughts of summer clothes. And what's more quintessentially "summer" than shorts? True, as a grown-up (sigh) I have many fewer opportunities to wear shorts, than I did as a kid. But that being said, it doesn't mean I can't find the times and places for them. And this year? I'm loving all the variations that are available - cut-offs, cuffed, printed, colored, boyfriend, etc, etc. Not even sure where to begin? Here are some of my favorites:

1. Blackbirds Shorts, Anthropologie (so cute and fluttery! Practically a skirt.)
2. J. Crew 4"Chino Shorts (a tried-and-true basic, in updated colors - what's not to love?)
3. Paige 'Silver Lake' Cut-off Denim Shorts; (the printed jeans trend shifts upwards for the summer - same style, different print on sale here)
4. Gap Ikat Canvas Shorts (a great way to ease into the printed-short trend, if you're feeling skittish - classic cut, basic colors, understated pattern.)
5. J. Crew Denim Shorts (So funny to see this silhouette comfy-but-frumpy silhouette come back. But who are we kidding here? You had me at "comfy.")
6. Kate Spade 'Nico' Striped Shorts (umm...high waisted, striped, seersucker? Yes, please! Love this retro silhouette.)
7. Scalloped Denim Shorts, Future:Standard (lady-like, sweet, and so versatile. Want!)

So what do you think? Are shorts a staple in your summer closet? Or are they something you tend to forego? Are this season's variety of styles tempting you at all?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Swagger (OOTD)

I'm not entirely sure what my face is doing in the photograph below...but I like the way the outfit details look, so I'm using the picture anyway. What could possibly have been going through my head at the moment the camera went off? Anyone want to take a guess? 

Jacket: Denim Jacket, Gap (similar here, here, and here)
Skirt: Calypso St. Barth Skirt (similar here, here, and here)
Shoes: Lanvin Ankle Strap Wedge Sandals (on sale here; similar here and here)

Has anyone else been following the Diamond Jubilee coverage? I feel like it's all over the place - which I don't mind all that much, because it's always fun to look at Royals in their outfits, isn't it? Especially Duchess Kate. But you know what? My absolute favorite one has to be Princess Anne in her uniform. I mean, who knew? Did you know that Princesses could have uniforms too, just like the boys? (And is she swaggering? Though I might too, if I was as wearing that.)

image via

Could she be any cooler? I thought not. Carry on.

Hope you're all having a great week! 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Father's Day Possibilities: Jack Spade

Father's Day is coming up and with it, the attempt to gift our favorite dads with things that 1) they really love and enjoy and 2) they wouldn't always buy for themselves. (Generally speaking, I find that fulfilling these two criteria are how you get as close as possible in giving a "perfect gift.")

I don't know about you, but I often struggle with this one, because while the DH and my dad have very particular and pronounced wants and likes, this very particularity makes for...well, not a lot of room for error if you get my meaning.

Which is why I really love these offerings from Jack Spade (a brother-brand of the better known Kate):

(Now, I have to say that I'm slightly tempted to buy this one for the DH, because I'm almost certain he wouldn't carry it. Which would mean I could use it... ^_-)

Speaking of Father's Day, I just received my Mother's Day gift a couple days ago. It was ordered for me before Mother's Day, but just arrived. I love them. Well played, DH. Well played, indeed!

The rings, stacked together on my finger.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Friday, June 1, 2012

How About A Tall Glass of Crewlade? (OOTD)

Remember those "indiscretions" spurred by the extra 30% off sale at J. Crew, I mentioned yesterday? Yes. Well. Those indiscretions arrived. And in case you were wondering, yes, sometimes I do buy entire outfits at a time. 

Sweater: Tippi in Linen, J. Crew
Skirt: Jardin Skirt, J. Crew
Necklace: J. Crew Bubble Necklace via eBay (other yellow options herehere, and here)
Belt: Braided Leather Belt, J. Crew
Shoe: Jimmy Choo 'Phoenix' Espadrilles (similar herehere, and here)

And Kate J. - the next time these sales occur, I'll be sure to mention them. You know, while they're still actually happening. ^_-

Happy Friday, everyone!