Hi! Before I begin a very photo-heavy post of my love affair with Liberty of London's fabrics, I wanted to let you all know that running around for two weeks after 7-9 years olds took its toll and I pretty much slept the entire weekend. I *almost* fell asleep at church, which lol, I am sure many of you do without being really tired, but for me is almost unheard of. :) So I just didn't have the energy to update my blog.
Regarding Boden, I have taken a look at the winter preview site and I think I will pre-order maybe two pieces. It's not that I am not inspired, no, much of it is very pretty, but honestly, only a couple of things will fill a need in my life, especially considering that I have a major closet overhaul to do before I can truly justify much more in the dress department, at least. I do have "picks," though, and definitely will publish those fairly soon. Also, the maternity coupon expired, which bums me out, but maybe that means a really good offer is coming soon? (We can hope? I will let you know if a good one comes along.) For now, there is a 10% off with free ship/returns running in my sidebar, if you need a coupon.
I did a review of it back at this post if you ever see it popback on J. Crew or you find one on ebay that you want.
The shoes are the Antiqued Stone Flip Flops, and are currently on clearance at jcrew.com. I took a size 9 (I usually wear a size 9.5). I quite like them, again, kind of dressy casual, you know?
CW's outfit is all girly a la the way the deep south likes 'em, big ole bow in her hair, gingham, and lots of ric-rac and ruffling. ;) Her shoes are the Surf and Sand Salt-water sandals that J. Crew sells. Since we get to our neighborhood pool by crossing a stream, we actually have a need for good water shoes for all members of our family. Rex even has toddler sized Tevas. ;)
The bag is the Frankie bag (Borge Gavari). I was lucky to be the only bidder on this on ebay a year ago. I think I ended up paying just around $100. It was in perfect condition, btw. Great bag, nice size, the pink isn't too pink, and if you use it every day, it ages nicely, and looks loved, not used.
The sunglasses are my only real splurge (the Long Floral Swing Skirt would have been one, but the eventual super-discount I was able to get from my amazing Personal shopper brought that down out of the stratosphere) in the past six months. They are Thierry Lasry and upon spying them at the stand alone Anthropologie accessories store in Friendship Heights, I knew that if the Anthro powers that be sent me a 15% birthday coupon, I would use it for these. They have the incredibly ridiculous name "Sexxxy," but I do love them so. :)
Converse Distressed Jack Purcell Sneakers for the especially great price of $10!)
BTW, those of you wanting Mona heels or a Edie purse? There were a lot of those, and it was barely into the fall season when I went. I think you can either go and get them for yourself, OR know that some ebay reseller will have them up for sale, I promise.
So you all know, the clearance centers sell really nice things. Only the purse had a slight stain on it, but one that I knew I could get out with leather cleaner. The other items were in wonderful shape.
The sandals are the Reese Studded Snakeskin sandals. Yet another ebay find. I know these were from the clearance center because they have the tell-tale black mark, but other than that, nothing wrong from my vantage point. And for $40 versus (I think) $400 (YIKES!), I will take a black mark, fine. with. me.
The shorts are from the J. Crew outlet and the sandals are old school J. Crew circa Spring 2005.
Alrighty, thanks for indulging my "have seen already" outfit choices. I guess, if nothing else, it does prove that I do wear items again and again. LOL.
Have a great night. Stay healthy! And long live Liberty!