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Friday, July 29, 2011

Book Club Outfit

Last night I hosted Book Club for my moms' group.  Somehow I got them to agree to read a book of my favorite genre, a celebrity tell-all book.  We read Stories I Only Tell My Friends:  An Autobiography by Rob Lowe.  We all agreed the front cover picture of him is just really, really, really gorgeous.

It looks like my cardigans are getting big on me.  I really don't want to buy new sizes. 

After a year of looking I am so happy I finally found denim bermuda shorts that
1. are a dark rinse and has NO bleaching or whiskering (most important)
2. the hem does not fall below the knee
3. the hem does not fall too high above the knee
4. are mid-rise
These bermudas meet all of my requirements except that they are slightly higher than mid-rise.  A true mid-rise is about 9.5 inches.  This rise is 10.5 inches.  Okay by me.  I found these by Not Your Daughter's Jeans with a big bonus of them being 50% off.  Oh dear, I must be getting older if I'm wearing this brand.  Oh well, they are a beautiful dark rinse with no ugly bleaching on the hips or thighs so they work!  I must remember I am no longer 20 years old.  I can wear these brands now.  LOL!

Book Club Outfit

Halogen elbow-sleeve cardigan, Heather Fair Grey -
Shimera horizontal stripe tank, Grey/White -
Not Your Daughter's Jeans 'Hayden' denim bermuda, Resin Wash -
Another Line skinny patent belt, Grey -
Cole Haan 'Air Olivia' stud ballet flat, Golden Yellow Snake Print -
Stella & Dot Turquoise Sea Drop Earrings -
Alfani two-tone bracelet, silver/hematite - Macy's

Shoe detail:
 Earrings detail:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

All Neutral Outfit

I am wearing this TODAY and it's actually posted!  This gold petal tee is one of my favorite purchases this year.  I've worn it with a cream cardigan, denim jacket, black blazer or just by itself.  I can wear it with jeans, bermudas or a pencil skirt.

Sandal detail pic:

All Neutral Outfit

INC petal detail tee, Gold Shimmer -
MICHAEL Michael Kors 'City' bermuda shorts, White - Nordstrom Rack
Söfft 'Montera' cork wedge patent sandal, Brown with gold hardware -
Nordstrom 'Plissé' crinkle leather handbag, Khaki -
Alfani wood bangle bracelet - Macy's

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Favorite Mid-Rise Dark Rinse Jeans on Sale + Promo Code

I must share with you all this incredibly awesome deal on my favorite jeans.  Remember how happy I was to finally find jean with a true mid-rise, dark rinse, dark and simple detailing on the back pockets with absolutely NO BLEACHING or WHISKERING?  Clinton & Stacy recommended them!  They are just about impossible to find on sale, but I have found them on sale 40% off at plus a 20% promo code is available, so you will get a total of 60% off these amazingly perfect jeans.

Originally the jeans are $165 and they are marked down to $97.45.  With the 20% discount they will be $77.95.  I have seen premium jeans between $79 and $150 or so at stores like Nordstrom Rack, Loehmann's, Marshall's, TJ Max but I have yet to find at these stores a true dark rinse with no bleaching.

1.  Sign up here to receive e-mails from's clothing store.  Immediately they will send you the code for 20% off.

2.  Go here and find these beautiful, basic dark rinse boot cut jeans by 7 For All Mankind.  They say "high waist", but they are a true mid-rise which falls about one inch below your belly button. These are the jeans shown on the What Not To Wear 'Full of Glee' episode where the participant wore a sparkly tank and black blazer with these jeans.  These are the best jeans ever because it is so difficult to find a true dark rinse without bleaching and whiskering which adds emphasis to your hips/thighs. 

Here is a photo which shows the back pocket better than the link.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hawaiian Themed Bunco Party Outfit

Lately my focus has been eating healthy and doing some serious exercise, so my time in actual nice clothes has been very limited.  I've been running around in jogging clothes.  Wearing workout clothes while doing errands and taking my kids to summer classes and playdates is so NOT what I'm into, but I really needed to change my horrible eating habits and do something about my lack of exercise.  I realize when spending so much time planning meals and doing exercise there really isn't much time to take a leisurely shower and change to nicer clothes and actually take the kids anywhere and get them there on time.  So, I've been really super frumpy lately.

This photo is from June at a Hawaiian themed Bunco party.  What a fun time that was.

Hawaiian Themed Bunco Party
Strapless Tie-Front Hawaiian Dress, black - borrowed (Thanks Kim F!)
beautiful blue lei, party gift (Thanks Kat!)
Natasha two-toned floral earrings Silver/Gold - Nordstrom
Franco Sarto 'Carnival' patent wedge, Black -
Alfani bracelet, Clear Red - Macy's