I am delighted to announce my participation in the Behind The Blog series on Confetti & Curves. Thank you Karen for giving bloggers an opportunity to interact and learn a little more about one another. Karen is a very talented writer and was one of the first people to follow my blog. She has been super supportive since and I am thankful to know her. Do pay her blog a visit if you haven’t already. She has a flair for writing and is a delight to interact with. My interview can be found here. Enjoy!
If you follow my blog you may have noticed my adoration for J.Crew, in particular their jewelry. In a previous post, I have talked about paring down my jewelry collection and only buying items that are unique. Unfortunately, almost all of J.Crew’s jewelry is unique. So how could I turn a blind eye to all those sparkly baubles? Luckily they have been having a plethora of promotions and I was able to get these at %25 off.
For Black Friday, J.Crew is doing 30% off. I may get into trouble because there are still a few more pieces that I am coveting.
Are you a jewelry connoisseur? What other fashion items do you have trouble resisting?
My mom and I visited the Proctor District in Tacoma last weekend. This beautiful area has Victorian homes, shops and restaurants.
Our first stop was Hidden Treasures Antiques & Collectibles. The color of the building caught my eye immediately with horizontal pink and blue stripes. The window displays were perfectly curated, so we decided to explore.
Inside the store was a lovely cabinet filled with odds and ends. I loved the pink Pyrex bowl! The rest of the store had more collectibles and antiques, along with on-trend clothing from the Simply Elegant Boutique.
Our next stop was at a candy shop called Sugar. It had the most adorable store front window! My mom and I each bought a bag of Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels.
For lunch we stopped at Pomodoro, but not before walking through the local farmers market. The market was winding down for the day so we will have to make another trip.
After lunch we went to Compass Rose. So many unique pieces and gifts; artisan jewelry, housewares, baby/kid’s clothing and toys, locally made goods, cards and books. I got a head start on my Christmas shopping and purchased the cutest bear pillow made out of Pendleton blankets for myself.
The gal at the register recommended that we check out The Modern Cottage Co. The store was beautiful and had lots of shabby chic furniture and home decor. My dream home could be completely decorated with Modern Cottage pieces.
Cardigan: J.Crew Factory | Blouse: Ann Taylor (sold out online)| Jeans: J.Crew | Boots: Dankso (similar) | Bracelet: Loft | Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) | Ring: Gorjana | Lip gloss: M.A.C in color Sinnamon
This dalmatian print blouse and cranberry cardigan are a match made in heaven. And to think I almost returned this blouse because I wasn’t sure how to wear it. Pairing it with a brightly colored sweater took it to the next level, showcasing the print. I have been wearing this pair of coated skinny jeans on repeat since purchasing.
A big thanks to my mom for playing photographer this weekend and capturing this look.
Image Source: Elle
Have you seen “The new look of Banana Republic?” They recently brought on new creative director Marissa Web and the results look fantastic! Web previously worked at J.Crew as the Vice President of Womenswear Design for over a decade. She didn’t design the current BR collection but her influence is evident in the styling of the fall/winter line. When I first checked out the collection, I was blown away by how on trend it was. I wanted every single piece. I eagerly made my way to a nearby store and picked up a few item at 40% off.
One of the pieces that I purchased was the below coat. I love the tweedy texture.
Image Source: Banana Republic
Last week, Web showed her first BR collection for summer 2015 and it did not disappoint. The perfectly curated collection (below) is so bright and upbeat. I am ecstatic!!!
Image Source: Racked
Web is not only talented but also has amazing style. Can we say girl crush anyone? I can’t get enough of these looks; feminine with a bit of edge.