Heart to Heart

Please excuse the hair. I’m about a month overdue for a haircut and my appointment with my stylist isn’t until Wednesday. =/

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 Jacob Heart print blouse  / Talula Babaton by Aritzia Trousers / Banana Republic / Ann Taylor Perfect Pump
 

I thought this Jacob heart print bow blouse was just the cutest thing. The print adds a little something to the basic bow blouse. It has a slim cut, so petite ladies who have very small waists might find this a little less boxy than a lot of flowy blouses out in the stores right now.  BTW, good news for Canadians (who live in Canada), Jacob now offers online shopping! Woot. This makes my life a whole lot easier now that Jacob has closed quite a few of their stores lately. Now I don’t have to go on a hunt for a Jacob store whenever I go home, I can just shop whenever I want!

And as a bonus to this post, I shall show you my J.Crew Hacking Jacket in double-serge wool:

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I never intended to keep this, but the longer I have it in my possession, the more I want to hold on to it. It’s beautiful. The double-serge wool is amazing, along with the quality, details, and overall fit. The only problem I have with it is the bracelet-length sleeves:

J.Crew Double Serge Hacking Jacket

It hits right at my wrist bone. Being the obsessive nerd that I am, I studied all the stock photos on the J.Crew website where the models are wearing the jacket, and it seems that it really is supposed to be this bracelet-length. It looks great layered over a blouse or sweater, but on it’s own, it seems a little weird. If I keep this, I might consider letting out the sleeves at a later time. Other than this sleeve “problem”, this is well worth the $200 I paid for it (purchased during the 25% off sale), and I would certainly purchase another in a neutral color if I could when it goes on super sale. As much as I’d hate to, I may have to return this due to budget constrictions.

One of Three

I made a promise to myself that I would only buy three sweaters this fall and winter season. So far, I’m doing OK, but it’s only October. It will be interesting to see how I handle the end of season sweater sales, especially since I would love to get my hands on more of these J.Crew Tippi sweaters.  I already have already purchased sweater #2 (which I will show in a later post), but I’m thinking long and hard about sweater #3. I’m pretty sure I want it to be a big and cozy cowl neck sweater. I saw a great one at the Theory outlet but I convinced myself at the time that it was overwhelmingly big for my small frame. However, now that I’ve left it behind, I’m having second thoughts.

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I purposely left out the jewelry in this outfit. You might find this hard to believe, but I like the slight masculinity that the lack of jewelry gives off (yes, that was sarcasm :P); the three-quarter sleeves and the pop of color of the sweater helps balance it out a little bit.

You can’t really see much of my feet, but I’m actually wearing Coach wedge boots. They’re a perfectly classic almond toe, that is just the perfect height I want in a wedge boot for work. I’m generally not a fan of Coach handbags, but I have to admit, whoever is designing their boots is doing a pretty impressive job.

Day Six

 I’ve been trying to come up with different ways to style this pussy-bow / neck-tie blouse:
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T. Babaton by Aritzia Collette Silk Georgette Blouse / LOFT Cardigan / GAP Really Skinny Pants / Express Bracelet / Michael Kors Runway Watch / Marc Fisher Kevins Boots

 
 Today is day six of my 80 hour marathon work week. I’m not feeling too bad yet even though I do look a little sleepy in the last photo (it was 6:30am!), but it’s usually after I’ve gone about two weeks without a day off is when I start to get super tired.

I know I haven’t had any EOTD posts in a long while (and I see some readers have protested by un-following me), but along with not having the time (it’s dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home from work), I’m also really trying to figure out what I want to do with this blog — and my life for that matter! I’ve hit such an impasse in my life, and it’s really been illuminated by watching all my friends “grow up” and settle down and have seemingly decided what they wanted out of life while I sit and watch from the sidelines. It’s really a very strange and trying place to be, to say the least.