Walk into a bar...
Oh, wait, no. This is not the beginning of some off color joke.
Rather there are three recent outfits which I wore that include two greens and a tan...jacket.
First up...The Green Herringbone Bella-esque Jacket from J. Crew Factory/Outlet (2008):
The pants are the trouper pants, size 8, shadow. I got them for 40% off recently, and although I like them, I am REALLY irritated with the fact that the upper waistband is roughly 2.5 inches bigger than my upper hip (which is where I wear it). I should have sized down, but I had read that they ran tts. Grr. Anyone want to sell me a size 6 at the 40% off price? I can't even wear a belt as the belts can't cinch it enough. Having said all that, I wore this to a local Arbonne meeting on Monday night and it was comfortable for just sitting around and hearing people speak. *But* had I needed to be up and walking around, these pants would have constantly needed the ole "hitch 'em up" treatment every few minutes or so. (Oh, and by the way, I have determined I *do* have a navy pants curse--these darn pants prove it.)
The boots are the Miller Short Motorcycle Flat Boots in a size 9.5. I love LOVE love everything about these boots. I have now worn them with tight pants and with a frilly girly skirt (you will see that pairing in another post) and I truly believe the sale price plus 40% makes these boots very much worth it. I feel kind of cool and kind of chic while wearing them, and have received multiple compliments already. I could have gone down to size 9, but they size 9.5 is only a bit big, so I will deal.
The top is from last year, and you have seen it before, in one of my all time favorite outfits ever.
Up Next...the actual Velvet Bella in the Leaf color from J. Crew's stellar fall 2007 season:
See it on me in purple here.
The top is a fab silk ruffled cotton sweater job that was on ridiculous sale last summer for $15 or some such nonsense. I guess people were tired of fraying ruffles, and I get that, but I loved the top and figured that for $15 I could deal with fraying.
The cords are the matchstick cords in glazed pecan. I have worn these a lot this winter.
The boots are another Miss Albright find from Anthropologie. These Petite Chou boots seem a bit silly with the ruffles AND the shearling, but they have worked with so many of my casual outfits this winter, so the designers must have know what they were doing. Got these in a 9.5.
CW was all about the posing this day, as well. I think we may have been doing a preschool run this day, if memory serves.
Third is the Chimera Jacket from last winter's season:
The Chimera is a size 4 and the tee is a size 14. You can still find the "family tree tee" at J. Crew.
I think we were going out as a family that day.
Okay, then! Thanks for reading! :) I will be putting up a Boden review sometime later today. Would you all prefer the dress review, the tunic review (there are two tunics that I will split into two review posts) or would you prefer the top review?
Have a great afternoon!