Monday, February 15, 2010

The Glimmer Mist Tissue Tee Goes Out with a Boyfriend...

Hi, all! I am kind of worn out tonight (read: really tired), so I will be brief in summing up my outfit of the day...

Above is the polyvore. It is true, I have now worn either sequins or embellishments three times in a row. I guess I am on a one-woman mission to show the world that you can be sparkly and casual, all at the same time. Plus, it allows me to "justify" buying the ridiculous tees that J. Crew over-charges for. :)

Okay, so technically the glimmer mist tissue tee is no longer available, but it is such a lovely tee, that if it pops back, run, do not walk, to the checkout. I ended up getting it for far less than it cost originally (I believe it was $135), and that is good, because even me, Miss "I love nearly everything J. Crew makes" realized that was a dear price for a tissue tee and some pretty detailing. But since it is no longer that insane price, I believe it is a worthwhile investment. Based upon how I felt while wearing it today (and yes, I was out with the kids), I know I will wear it the winter under a cardi and in the summer on its own.

The boyfriend cardi by Boden is from last fall and is delightful. It is not too long (hello, Forever cardigan) yet it is just the right length and fit to qualify as "borrowed from the boys." I bought it in yellow, but I believe it was available in a variety of colors. I definitely got it on sale, and get this (Boden's customer service is awesome, part 321), USPS LOST the original package it was in, and Boden went ahead and sent a replacement, no issues or problems, whatsoever. :) Love ya, Johnnie and co.

And finally, the Amore wash toothpicks? Well, the name says it all. It is love. I am 100% amazed at how perfectly these fit. Just the right amount of stretch to make them skinny jeans, yet in no way do they suck in and hurt while wearing them (I am looking at you, Matchsticks from postpartum days). Only one thing I wish? That the Amore's ankle length came in talls, like the twilight wash. I know it seems silly, but 28 inch inseam is not ankle on me. 30 inch is ankle on me, and while I don't think either inseam length looks bad on me, I feel the 30 will stand the test of time better. But until these puppies are deemed "dated," I will happily wear them!

Okay enough chatter from me (I thought I was supposed to be "brief").

Cardigan: Size UK 12, or US 8 (I believe). I may have ordered a UK 10, US 6, but I am too tired to go and check. Sue me. :)
Tee: Size Small.
Jeans: Size 30.
Shoes: Size 10.

And would you look at that? Both kids are in the pic!!! Miracles never cease. I actually love baby's pose. I sort of think she looks like me in this pic.

Close up of the tee, cardigan, and the lovely gold and crystal cluster bracelet.

You all have a great night. Sleep well. :)

P.S. The dress from yesterday was the pinwale cord Linda dress (rust color) from the Fall of 2007. I vaguely remember seeing it in Real Simple magazine (in the wool version) and swooning over it. When it went on sale in the late fall, I jumped on it. However, I couldn't wear it...was way too snug for almost TWO whole years. I am now at the point where it fits well (bit loose in the waist, but that is why I belted it). I guess good things are worth waiting for!


ashley said...

that's a pretty color combo! i totally agree w/ you about the amore wash jeans- they have just the right amount of stretch w/o making them saggy butt jeans. (if you know what i mean!) love the tee on you! i could never justify the price and ooh you've reminded me that i have that bracelet too and i reeeeally should wear it! :) btw, you look great! you've seriously shrunk in front of my eyes!

Anonymous said...

You are ready to MODEL for J. Crew directly!!! YOU look great!!! I really like yellow and green/aqua color combo!

kristin said...

I love the outfit! It is very flattering and the colors are great!

Pamela said...

I love that outfit combo. Those jeans looks great on you!

Kathy said...

CW does lookm like you today! She has the same facial expression and is holding her head in the same pose! Cute!

Rachel said...

Great outfit - you look so purty

MCC said...

This is a fantastic outfit, Dina! I love the color scheme. I've been searching for those ballet flats in a size 9 for months. If anyone sees them on ebay/JCA, let me know!

P.S. CW is definitely your mirror image there!

Cloggsy said...

Looooove yellow on you! And yes, the skinnies look fabulous!

HeidiG said...

Love the outfit - colors are gorgeous, and gorgeous on you. Fit is fantastic (open cardi + hand on hip = waistline shows in picture, hehehe). You look great!

Slastena said...

Dina- you make me want to run and get the tee ASAP. So cute! Love it!

amy kelinda said...

Dina, you look positively amazing today! You honestly look like you're glowing in that second picture! Also, the boyfriend cardi looks like perfection. The color is divine too, and you do the casual sparkles so well! The jeans look great, too! I just love everything about this outfit, haha!

I'm trying my first pair of "ankle" pants soon... hopefully, I look half as good as you do in them! Even if they are a bit shorter than you'd like, I think you look fabulous!

Drewablank said...

You have been positively radiant lately, my dear ms. lady! Like all the ladies have said, terrific combo - color and proportions - right on point! Hoorah! And to echo ashley, you HAVE SER.IOUS.LY shrunk in front of our eyes!!

Summerilla said...

Love this color combo - the cardi and tee go so perfectly together! You look beautiful in these photos.

Pakcola said...

Pretty outfit!

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

You look fabulous! I love it.

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

This is hands down one of my favorite outfits on you! You look gorgeous Dina! :)

dinagideon said...

Hi, all!

Wow. Well, I am just going to have to wear this outfit more often, huh??? :) Thank you all for your sweet words...I actually have been feeling kind of icky these past few days (and bloated, too), so to see these nice words written has made the "ickiness" a bit easier to take.

Ashley: I have never had the "saggy butt" phenomena, but I totally know what you mean!!! (I have saggy knee syndrome much more often...) ;)

Yogagirl: So sweet!!! I love this color combo, fresh and spring-like, even if the weather outside isn't! :)

Kristin: Thank you so much!

Pamela: I love good looking jeans that actually feel good, too...what a great thing J. Crew has here!

Kathy: Expression is so funny! Even though CW will often look "more" like Mr. Dina, she definitely makes faces like I do. It's weird to see a combo of my face and my husband's. Makes us laugh, actually! :)

Rachel: Purty? Well, now, I'll take that! Heehee! :)

MCC: Ooh, I hope you find them...they are such a lovely color, and the gold piping on the ribbon is so lovely and special!!! Help a gal, out...if you see a pair, let MCC know!

Cloggsy: Yellow is a great color...I wish more winter clothing was done in this color. Would brighten quite a few days!

HeidiG.: Oh, this pose thing...some days I get it and some days I don't (I guess it depends on my mood--LOL).

Slastena: You would look GORG in this pewter version...definitely get it if it comes back!

Amy Kelinda: You mean my "shin" jeans? Haha, just kidding! Definitely get a pair, you would be the pic of adorable in a pair of ankle skimmers and a pretty cardi!

Drewablank: I am glad you said it looks like I have been shrinking because I felt like crud yesterday and your comment made me feel better. :P So THANK YOU!

Summerilla: You know I was inspired to put these two together because of the Spring of the looks has a pretty aqua tank paired with a yellow just seemed I could do that with these pieces! :)

Pakcola: Thank you!!!

Sweet Tea: I appreciate it...esp. coming from you, Ms. Fab! :)

FFM: Oh, thank you! I love casual, but only every once in a while can casual transcend to something special...nice to know that I can accomplish a good look without having to go all out, you know, dress, heels, hose, etc. :)

tinypaperheart said...

love!! :)

Debye said...

I never looked twice at the tee, now I will be stalking it on eBay and pop backs!

I love the color combo and I am going to have to get a pair of the amore wash jeans....they look fab on you!!

Rachel said...

BTW Dina -
Are the amore wash jeans still available?

Anonymous said...

You like CrewCuts and this line has some serious potential. It's a teen line that I know you and your tiny torso can fit into!!