I've been running out of outfit ideas lately. For one, it's still too hot. The temps have cooled down a little bit, but humidity has still been hanging around. Lest, you forget, D.C. is built over a swamp. Secondly, my days have been consisting of going to the gym and studying with the occasional trip to Starbucks to read. I've had no need (or desire) to get dressed in more than just cut-offs and a tank. As a result, my blog has been suffering a little bit, but I'm trying.
This outfit has more of a fall color scheme, but I love the classic and pared-down look of it.
Top: Jacob Cap-sleeve Drape Neck Top (Camel, size XS).
Skirt: Jacob (Black, size 0).
Belt: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Leather Belt (Black, size XS).
Shoes: LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pumps (Black, size 6).
Clutch: Botkier Charlotte Clutch (Black).
Bracelet: from my grandmother.
Bracelet: from my grandmother.
I was at Yorkdale mall a few days ago when I was in Toronto and saw the new J.Crew store. I wasn't going to go in after hearing about the insane Canadian pricing, and living in the U.S., I really didn't have much a reason to go in. However, my friend was late meeting me, so to kill time I went in to check it out. I didn't bother paying too much attention to the price tags, but I looked at the items that they had because this store is big. Probably the biggest J.Crew store I've ever been in. They had lots of items my own local J.Crew store does not have. They even had shoes and bags. And let me tell you, the shoes seem to be pretty impressive with respect to quality despite being a bit on the pricey side. I tried on the Mona, and I actually didn't walk out of them like I normally do with pumps! With a discount code, the shoes could definitely be worth the price. What I wasn't impressed with were the Schoolboy blazers. I've been eyeing them in the catalog for months now, but for the American price of $188-98, I was expecting a lot more. The material seemed to be very thin, flimsy, and cheap and I was expecting much more structure to the jackets. On super sale these blazers *might* be worth it, but for their regular price, I wouldn't even consider it. I also saw a really great chambray shirt, that I didn't recognize from the catalog. The material seemed much lighter than the Selvedge and the color was a really nice medium blue. The Canadian price is $98, but I can't seem to find anything online that might correspond to something similar. I'm starting to think it's the chambray popover, but I distinctly remember double checking to make sure that it was a full-button down. If anyone makes a trip to the store and can check this shirt out for me, please let me know!
On a side note, I met one of my readers at the wedding I went to on the weekend! Hi Julie! LOL. My blog has been a secret from all my friends until now. My cover is now blown. Ha ha. If anyone questions my true height, Julie can now vouch for the fact that I'm truly (not quite) 5'1! And yes, the wedding was beautiful! If I find some good shots on my camera, I will post a few in the coming days. :)