Friday, October 21, 2011


I am in love with the Rachel Zoe collection blazers and jackets! This is my second Rachel Zoe jacket and not my last. The shimmery Jacquard fabric gives it glamour but the military cut keeps it from being too formal. It has a real rocker look.

It's surprisingly versatile. It looks great with jeans or glams up dresses.

I will say the shoulders ran really narrow. I wear a 4 in the camel military jacket but this one I had to go up to a size 6 to make it fit my broad shoulders. I wear a size 2 in most J Crew jackets some times a size 0. The size 4 fit better in the waist and chest but I couldn't move my arms!

Just a beautiful blazer I will love forever. It looks much more expensive than it it was( used more nordstroms notes to boot!). I think it kind of looks sort of Balmain.....? No?


I bought so many stripes in the last few weeks I had to split this post into two parts. And they are still coming in! American Apparel has a lot of stripe tees and sweaters right now. This sweater is one of my favorite! I love to wear it with a really chunky feminine crystal necklace. The J Crew crystal brulee necklace it a prime example and I, by the way, have ordered three of them when J Crew had the 25% off . I want all the colors they are Amazing!

I like to mix girly accessories to this sweater to keep it from looking too boyish or frumpy.

Bought this J Crew sweater when they had their big sweater sale. Wore it with my new J Crew
crystal brulee statement necklace! It's hard to see sorry not a good photographer.

sweater J Crew
necklace J Crew
shoes payless!

The American Apparel Saint James knock off shirt pared with Bebe tux blazer. I love my new Bebe tux Blazer I wanted to glam it down and I think it looks pretty good with a casual stripe. This would work well here in Oregon.

blazer Bebe
J Crew necklace
American Apparel shirt
payless shoes!


During a recent 30% off sale items from J Crew I went a little crazy buying up stripe shirts. Then I just couldn't stop, some of which haven't even arrived yet! They add such a fresh and preppy look to all of my blazers and jackets and I don't own many or any prints. This J Crew sale shirt I loved so much but it is about 2 sizes to big. I think it still works as a slouchy casual look.

shirt J Crew

Bag Kate Spade

shoes vintage J Crew

Add an old J Crew Lexington blazer.

Another J crew sale tee shirt. This one in navy and white.

I love the Saint James french stripe shirts they sell on the J Crew website but they are spendy and you never know how they are going to fit. I found the exact knock off at American Apparel!

I wanted to see if you could layer prints and it seems to work. Stripe with animal prints.

The shoes are one of my fall boot purchases, by Alexa Chung for Madewell. They are such a great neutral, not too high and the staked heel more wearable.

shirt American Apparel

Jacket J Crew

shoes Madewell

part II next