Wooh. We have had a rough twelve hours in this household. Last night at around 10:30 pm we heard a pop sound and thought it might have been the heater starting up. Oh, no, it wasn't anything that simple. It was the water heater EXPLODING. We leave to go upstairs to get ready for bed and we see water, water, everywhere. The entire first floor (our basement, we live in a raised rambler, so it also has living space) was flooded except the very front part (thank goodness, that would have been catastrophic). My hubby has a HUGE collection of action figures and books and comics that were in the two rooms that flooded. If you think I have a lot of clothes, you should see his museum quality action figure rooms. Yes, rooms, two to be exact. That is why he "tolerates" my obsession so well, he understands it. :)
So basically we had to rip out our floors (not real hardwood, phew) and Mr. Dina has lost some of his precious, but we managed to salvage quite a bit. We are still looking at THOUSANDS of dollars of expenses, though, and that is with the insurance. Sigh. BTW, there are "mitigation" teams that can come in an emergency and they know how to fix damage to stop the spread of further damage. Amazing...I love that these jobs exist, how cool. The folks came at 4 am...and are still here. Yes, 8 hours later...
Onto brighter and happier topics...
This is the VERY LOVELY textured jersey splatter tee. I really like it, a lot. However, when I received it, I almost broke out into hives...I saw them, hundreds of clear sequins attached to the front of the tee. I freak out with sequins because they have to be very well attached for me to want to wear the item. In most cases, the sequins are not as well attached as they should be. However, J. Crew's sequined items are usually a shining (haha, pardon my pun) example of well-made sequined items (like the stardust skirt and the microsequin cardigan).
This tee's sequins are just attached...you know, if you have a nice clean, not especially active life (read: running around after crazy and insane toddlers) then this may work for you. When I tried this top on I was torn...do I want to look pretty and get stressed every time I wear it (the kids will want to touch it and play with the sequins) or do I just return it and hope that I can get it in the future on super-sale (say $29.99 with 30% off)? I can see buying this at 20 dollars and not being sad if a sequin here or there falls off...but at nearly $50 I would be sad if the tee got "ruined." Oh, and I know some of you all will state the obvious, so I will do it for you...why not wear it out without the babies? Umm. That rarely happens, and when it does, I really splash it out, you know head to toe glamour, so this tee wouldn't make the cut.
If the sequins were very well attached I would keep it at its current price. If the price drops and I can get it for much less, I will buy it and wear it a lot, but until then, this tee is not part of this SAHM wardrobe.
So you know, I am modelling a size small.
A Bigger Closet did a great review of this tee in the lovely lilac color.
I returned the sequined tee on Monday. I went to the Tyson's J. Crew and knew that I was going to buy the tee that is pictured above (let's call it the hot pink jersey splatter floral tee--J. Crew loves their long item names), because I saw it on the very beautiful Ema from My Closet, My Baby, and I. I literally spied this twenty minutes before I left the house. As soon as I saw the graphic floral in the very pretty bright pink, without sequins, I was sold. I got to the J. Crew, got a couple in a size small (I want the MOST perfect fit) and fell in love. I will wear it for you all at some point, promise. BTW, this is about 6 dollars less than the sequined tee. Unfortunately this is a retail only (for now) item.
And onto my very basic outfits of the day. This above is from Monday. (I wore it to Tyson's.)
Info and sizes:
Cardigan: Merino Michelle V-Neck Cardigan, Spring 2009, J. Crew, Papaya (?), Size Medium.
Top: Button Down with Pave-Looking Buttons, Holiday 2004, J. Crew, Light Pink, Size Medium. I recently found this in my tub of clothes that I thought I had outgrown. Yay! They fit again!!! :) I had never worn this top, the tags were still attached, in fact, but it is such a lovely item (wait till you see a close-up of the buttons), I was very excited it fit again!
Pants: Minnie Pants, Fall 2009, J. Crew, Charcoal, Size 8. (These have been dry-cleaned once, I have not noticed any fading...)
Shoes: Montebello Driving Mocs, Fall 2009, J. Crew, Toffee, Size 9.
Close-up of the placket of button-down with the pretty pave-looking buttons. Swoon for shiny things that I don't have to stress about (don't make too much fun of me for my weird behavior). ;)
I wore this yesterday. You have seen it before, yes, I am wearing the same thing twice, shock. :) Only things that are different are the jeans and shoes.
Info and sizing:
Jeans: Matchstick Jeans, Spring 2009, J. Crew, Dark Denim Rinse, Size 31R.
Shoes: Penny Loafers, Fall 2009, Merona, Peacock Blue, Size 9.5.
Isn't CW precious? She is posing just like Momma. :) Funny.
Enjoy your Wednesday. I don't know how much we will...but life goes on, right?