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J. Crew Factory Fitting Room Outfits

I have been obsessed with finding something at J. Crew. I think because the last time I shopped at J. Crew I found a coral button down shirt that is now a basic necessity in my wardrobe. You can see how I styled it during Thanksgiving here.

After walking around for 20 minutes, I decided to try on a couple of items.

This coat is a size 2 Regular. It fits very nicely. Not too snug, not too loose. But looking at the color, it was very gloomy. I was wanting a more vibrant colored coat. Electric blue, royal purple or even a coral red. None were available. It was a very bare J. Crew Factory store. Most items were repeatedly displayed. There were many sale racks however, more mediums – xx large sizes. I find it odd how I fit a size 4-6 in majority of brands, but I’m a 2 in J. Crew. I don’t like how J. Crew plays with my mind like that.

Next, I took a page from Wendy’s Lookbook. Her Layering Video was amazing (View here), so I decided to layer beyond my comfort zone. I layered using a blue camp shirt, a black/white checkered shirt with a field jacket layered over. A very different look eh?

I was hoping for a more pulled together edgy look with all the layers, but that didn’t happen. I look more rough and bikerly. I put the field jacket back but decided to purchase the camp shirt and the checkered shirt. I think I can work with these two pieces in various ways.

Anyone pick up something interesting?

Ann Taylor Loft Cowl Neck + Layering Striped Shirt

Top: Cowl Neck Long Sleeve and Striped Boatneck Layering Shirt – Ann Taylor Loft

Bottom: Petite Modern Slim Leg Corduroy Pants – Ann Taylor Loft – sz 28 Petite
Shoes: Banana Republic Studded Wedges (old)

I bought the Cowl Neck Tee in 3 different colors – Desert Sand, Ultra Plum and shown Mystic Ocean. I love these cowl necks. They are soft and comfy. I like these more than a turtleneck because it’s looser and doesn’t constrict. So if it gets too hot outside, I’m less likely to overheat. For a nippier days, I’ll add the boatneck tee underneath for extra warmth. Now it hasn’t been getting that cold. It’ll be windy, and chilly in the morning but by noon it’s in the High 70s. Perfect for shorts and a tee. By putting on thin layers and just pulling them off when the weather changes, I’m able to adjust my outfit right at work or wherever I’m at.

I don’t feel like I’m wearing that much layers. It’s very light. The same goes for the Modern Slim Leg Cords. The ones I’m wearing is Incense Khaki. I also have it in Pink Rouge and Grey. These are lightweight cords that hug to my body and don’t feel like denim at all. The only complaint is that when I walk, the fabric on the inside of my thighs rubs together and it makes this grrrr, grrrr noise. A bit annoying.

Sunglasses: Cat Eyes – Ralph by Ralph Lauren

These glasses are not the average dainty sunglasses. I love the tilt of the glasses – the cat eye expression- very seductive. Why I had to have this pair? It’s PURPLE! Yes, the other side is striped purple to give a funky edge to the sunglasses. This is my go to pair now. It fits nicely and doesn’t pinch the sides of my head (like my Michael Kors one) and there is no pressure on my ears.

This entire outfit is easy to wear. I can wear it grocery shopping, hanging out with my kids, even go to my work (my office doesn’t have a dress code but still need to keep it professional). The pieces of clothing are easily mixed and remixed.

Have you run into any versatile pieces lately?

Where I’m Shopping for Black Friday…

Asos.com – 20% off – code HAPPYBLACKFRIDAY
Loft – 40% off – code SHOP40

Shopbop.com – code BIGEVENT – Spend
$250 – $50 off
$500 – $100 off
$750 – $150 off
$1000 – $250 off
$1500 – $500 off

Talbots.com – 30% off – code FRIENDS
50% OFF In Stores on Black Friday

American Eagle – 40% off – code 72429831

Have a great shopping day!

Shopping Addiction

Along with my dieting, I found out that my craving for shopping gets really intense when I’m losing weight. I’m down 12 pounds, with 8 pounds to go. I find myself constantly shopping online.

Whether it’s for deals or just plain shopping, I feel like my closet is becoming way too cluttered. I am not sure if I’m buying necessary items. It’s mostly jeans and shirts that I’m buying.

Currently I’m obsessed with Loftonline.com and cusp.com.

Outfits I really want:

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