Oxfords

As a child, I was absolutely obsessed with oxfords. I owned at least three pairs by the age of 12. I used to walk around the house in them all day, while trying not to crease the top of the shoe while a walked. This basically meant that I was waddling around the house in my super shiny new shoes all day and all night. I eventually got over wearing oxfords when I discovered heels as a teenager. =)

A few years ago, I decided that I again wanted to own a pair of oxfords that were somewhat reminiscent of the ones that I owned when I was younger. When I saw these Vince Maye Oxfords, I was pretty confident that these were “the ones”.

Camel Coat + Vince OxfordsCamel Coat + Vince OxfordsCamel Coat + Vince OxfordsBabaton by Aritzia Carmichael Jacket / Vince Maye Oxfords / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Club Monaco Emily Pant / Ann Taylor Shirred Blouse / Forever21 Rings

One of my favorite purchases from 2016 is this camel coat from Aritzia, that now appears to be sold out. Aritzia has just been killing it in the coat department this season.  And I actually purchased two coats late last year and have not regretted it for a minute. This particular coat is just the right color of camel that I was searching for, and as an added bonus, the collar can be buttoned up right at the top for those extra windy days when you want to be covered right to the chin. I’m so happy I can cross off another one of those “clas

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Ruffle Trim

And we’re back. Somehow a two week break turned into a three month break, but nonetheless, I’m ready to try and get back into this as my favorite fashion season has started. And what’s a better post to show off my new nude pumps! I finally snagged myself a pair when Ann Taylor re-stocked these in my size and I’m thrilled. After years of searching for the perfect nude pump that was just the right color, with just the right heel and toe shape, AND actually fit my feet! Not that you’d expect otherwise, but you will likely sees these pumps many of my upcoming posts. 😉

J.Crew Pencil Skirt + Winter white pencil skirt / Banana Republic Ruffle Trim Blouse + Ann Taylor Mila Pumps + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel
J.Crew Pencil Skirt + Winter white pencil skirt / Banana Republic Ruffle Trim Blouse + Ann Taylor Mila Pumps + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli SatchelJ.Crew Pencil Skirt in 120s Wool (similar) / Banana Republic Ruffle Trim Blouse (stripe version here and on sale!) / Ann Taylor Mila Pumps / Forever21 Rings / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (medium version with silver hardware here)

Family and Friends season is quickly approaching (not that I haven’t already made my share of fall purchases including this suede moto jacket) but there are already some great “sale on sale” promotions going on right now including extra 60% off at Ann Taylor (but final sale!), extra 40% off at Banana Republic and extra 30% off on final sale styles at J.Crew.

Other great sales worth checking out: Bauble Bar Family & Friends Sale, 25% off (code: YESPLEASE). Club Monaco Fall Event, 20% off $200, 25% off $300 and 30% off $400 purchase (code: FALL16).

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Linen

It somehow feels wrong to be wearing these linen trousers when just a few days ago I saw snow and hail falling from the sky. That’s right, I said SNOW. You can probably guess how I feel about that. But on to a little review of these J.Crew full-length linen pants that I have fallen in love with.

J.Crew Full Length Linen Pants + Sleeveless Mockneck J.Crew Full Length Linen Pants + Sleeveless Mockneck J.Crew Full Length Linen Pants + Sleeveless MockneckJ.Crew Full Length Linen Pants / Ann Taylor Mila Leather pumps / Wilfred Michael mock neck top / Forever21 rings / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel / Babaton Nicky Trench / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch

I’m usually the first to shun high-waisted pants because of my short torso, but these hit me and just the right place on my waist to give that leg-lengthening look I only see in catalogs. It is probably due to the fact that these are petite-sized and therefore perfectly proportioned so that there is some sort of separation between my underarms and my legs. Thankfully these pants come in a 32″ inseam, which is a quite a bit longer than most standard petite sizing and allows me to wear heels. Whether this is due to the fact that these are expected to shrink–since it is linen after all, I have yet to find out. I do wish these had side pockets, but I suppose it’s a fair trade off for such a great fit. Are you wondering about wrinkling? Yes, definitely, no doubt about it. You can see it pretty clearly in these photos but it really doesn’t bother me much.

Measurements on 00p:

Waist: 25in.
Hips at base of zipper: 34in
Inseam: 32in
Leg opening: 21in
Rise: 9.5in from crotch seam

These trousers currently on sale for $99 plus an extra 30% with your J.Crew card and free shipping on all orders. Use code CARDSONLY. And for those of you without a J.Crew Card, you can still get 25% off with code SUMMER.

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