Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Print Mixing

J Crew Sweater Jacket
Bella White Shirt
J Crew Bow Skirt
Bandolino Sandals

Inspired by this catalog image from 2008, from JCA.  I thought 3 different patterns (aka the striped shirt too) would have been a bit much, but I think this is just right for me.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Party weekend, July edition

J Crew Perfect Tee
Anthropologie Odille Skirt
Merona Sandals
The Webster for Target necklace

Last night was my next-door-neighbor/super-close-friend's birthday and we went over for cake and ice cream and looooooots of champagne to celebrate.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer Shower

Not a rain shower, a wedding shower!  This was for the future wife of our good friend Rich...they're getting married in September.

J Crew Jackie Cardigan
J Crew Beach Dress
J Crew Bubble Necklace
Bandolino sandals

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Wear Your Heart on Your Skirt

J Crew Jackie Cardigan in Modern Red (or maybe Bright Flame?  Persimmon?  Don't remember.)
J Crew Perfect Tee
J Crew Jardin Skirt in Heart Throb
Kelly and Katie Slides

New photography spot--because the lighting was so atrociously weird in the old one tonight.  The curtains were billowing around due to the air conditioning vent so we tucked them up.  Note the Amazon box in the corner.  This place is a photographer's dream set!

Saying cheese in other languages (I believe this was "Fromage!") sometimes does not result in a big smile.  Sometimes it gives you Sour Snark Face.

The photographer's assistant was the best in the business, though.  (I hear he pays her in ice cream.)

Also, LOL:
Tom: Mom looks smoking tonight.
CJ: Mom is so hot she caught fire and burned herself and then yelled "JEEZ LOUISE".

Four year olds are somewhat literal.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Celosia in Summer

J Crew Factory Ruffled Celosia Cardigan in Aqua (the factory version was cotton, not merino wool, hence summer appropriate)
Banana Republic Blouse
Citizens of Humanity Kelly Jeans
Bandolino sandals

Today I had to go get an emissions test done on my husband's car.  When I got back from doing that, I received a notice that my car was due for its emissions inspection in the next 30 days.  UGHGHGHGHHHHH--so that's what I'll be doing tomorrow...

Gratuitous CJ picture of the day--playing movie star before bed:

Monday, July 16, 2012

J Quickie

The notice about an extra 40% off on sale items popped up in my RSS feed approximately 650 times (not really but a lot!), so I thought I'd pass it along in case anyone is interested and hadn't yet seen it.  This is good online (with code OURTREAT) and in retail stores.  The factory stores were running this deal last week and it may still be good there.  NOTE: You can use your 15% off student/teacher discount with this deal.  Thanks to Alexis at JCA, Gigi, and FFM among others for the tip!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Super Saturday

J Crew Jackie Cardigan in Modern Red
J Crew Perfect Tee
J Crew Hipslung Cropped Jeans
Merona Canvas Espadrilles

Team O had an early afternoon full of fun--Thai food for lunch, painting an extremely large unicorn at Color Me Mine, ice cream at Cold Stone, and a little shoe shopping.

Stuffed animals getting fancy for a day of adventure.

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaam.

CJ was super bummed that I did not buy the rubber rain boots OR the satin pumps in this picture.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Minty Fresh

But not really because I'm totally exhausted in these pictures.  Also please excuse the lack of natural lighting which is making me look like a (non-sparkly) vampire.

"Who's got two thumbs, speaks limited Spanish, and is super glad she isn't going to debate camp tomorrow?  THIS SENORITA!"

"Do not mess with me.  I had a glass of white wine with lunch and then had to ride the metro back home, today is not the day."

J Crew Factory Seersucker Blakely Dress
J Crew Lightweight Cardigan in Mint
Tory Burch Reva Flats

CJ decided it was her doll's birthday and so we needed to make a "strawberry cake with very fluffy frosting" (and sprinkles obvi, what kind of fly-by-night home bakery do you think I'm running here?).  (NB: Pilsbury's strawberry cake mix kind of tastes like if you dumped way too much Sweet N Low on a very small overripe strawberry.)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

It's Magic

Went to see Magic Mike last night.  My main complaint was that Channing Tatum kept getting in the way of Matt Bomer.  Also, that there was not enough Matt Bomer and they should make a sequel to this movie that is all about Matt Bomer  (Magic Matt?).  YUM.

(Yes, I know he's gay.  I love how people keep telling me that as though it's the only barrier to us being together foreversies--not my marriage or the fact that he's a movie star and we don't know each other.  Oh, he's gay?  Well now it's impossible, never mind.)

Anyhoo, here's what I wore:

Tommy Hilfiger Cardigan (I thought I'd need this for the movie theater, but I guess when it's 106 outside, even the freezing cold of a theater for 2 hours feels good)
J Crew Perfect Tee
J Crew Chambray Swing Skirt
J Crew Grosgrain Espadrilles
J Crew Bubble Necklace

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Etsy Favorites--the Preppy Edition

We've been at my parents' house since Saturday morning because the power is out.  (Good news, it's back on, we go home tomorrow night!)  My parents play golf almost every day and have been taking us to their country club pool, so I'm in an extremely preppy mood.  Doesn't hurt that I've been living in Bermuda shorts (mint green with embroidered anchors and seersucker, to be exact).

Treasury is here.

Here are my absolute faves:

NO. WORDS.  They are too perfect for speech.

This makes me want to host a party featuring fruity boozy beverages.

Cute cute cute!