Friday, July 25, 2014

Club Monaco - July

Recently I visited Club Monaco briefly to check out some of the pretty new arrivals. I posted my picks here before. One of my favourites was the Caiden Top. I loved the beautiful colours of the paisley motif and the silk fabric. I am wearing size XS, which is one size smaller than I normally take in Club Monaco and other tops.
Caiden Top (similar here, here, here)

Next is a pretty silver linen tee, the Rainey Silver Foil Tee size XS and 'white/ silver foil.' There is also a darker one in a grey background with silver foil all over. It looks much nicer in real life than in the photo below.

Nichole Floral Dress size 4 and Monique Jacket size S and 'black' This jacket seems to be very popular, and currently only S shows up on the website. However, I saw quite a few in the store, so you can always call them to find your size. The floral embroidery on the silk is beautiful. This dress would be gorgeous to wear to a summer event.

  Monique Jacket (similar here, here, here)

Lastly, a photo from a previous visit, of the Daisy Tunic Dress, size 2. I liked the fun orange colour of this dress a lot. The fabric is quite thin, hence the tunic name, and is perfect for the beach.

What I scored at Club Monaco during one of their 40% off sale items promos: it's the Maeven Skirt. What the description on the website doesn't say is that it's a stretchy, very thick jersey similar to my Pixie Pants from J. Crew. I love the side lace details on this skirt and can't wait to wear it!

What about you? Have you shopped Club Monaco during one of their current sales? If so, wat did yo find there?

Hope your week has ended on a high note, and have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

The new, long-awaited roll-out from J. Crew came out today, and I just had a chance to take a closer look at it. There are lots of items I really like, and a couple of pairs of jeans got my attention instantly: the McGuire for J .Crew Gainsbourg Slim Jean and the Point Sur Hightower Straight Jean in Rhys Wash:
McGuire for J .Crew Gainsbourg Slim Jean  (left)
Point Sur Hightower Straight Jean in Rhys Wash (right)

The Ruched Knit Dress in 'heather chalkboard' has my name on it already. I love the ruching, the colour and the fabric of this dress:
Ruched Knit Dress

I never get tired of seeing a heart motif. Here it is on the Vintage Cotton Gold Hearts Tee:
Vintage Cotton Gold Hearts Tee

The Quilted Denim Pencil Skirt also has my name on it, I think. I love that it has back zipper. Most skirts I have seen have a front zipper, which creates unnecessary bulk.

Quilted Denim Pencil Skirt

Collection Black Floral Pencil Skirt reminds me of the Seamed Matelasse Skirt I just got. I am usually a sucker for pencil skirt, but I liked how the bottom flare skirts fit me as well. 
  Collection Black Floral Pencil Skirt

Cropped Jacket has the same shape as past cropped jackets from J. Crew. This one is in easy to maintain poly:

Cropped Jacket

Collection Martina Calf Hair Wedges are back this season in the same colour. I got mine last spring at the end of the season and they fit and look great. I received many compliments on them. I sized up half a size in these. See my previous photos of it here.
Collection Martina Calf Hair Wedges

I love bracelets more than any other piece of jewelry and one that has pink flowers in it is just perfect, in my opinion - the Posy Bracelet:

I was also pleasantly surprised to see a lor of gold jewelry this time. Although white gold is the metal of my choice, I liked the dainty Gabriela Artigas 14k Solid Yellow Gold and Single Black Diamond Ring. It aso comes in rose gold as well.
That's about it for me. What about you? What did you like at J Crew this roll-out? Please share!

Hope your week has been going well so far, and have a great Thursday, everyone!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gap - July

Last weekend I stopped briefly at the Gap to see what's new. I had stopped on a couple of occasions in the past, but each time, the items I was interested in had already been sold out. This time I was a bit luckier. I really wanted to try on a couple of dresses. One of them was the Eyelet Shift Dress size S and 'true black.' It has two lateral pockets and is fully lined. The hem is about 2 inches, but I would just go for a Tall size instead. I really liked this dress and looks nicer in real life.

The Sweater Hoodie in 'oyster,' size S. The cotton is really soft to the touch and liked the hood.

Another sweater I liked a lot is the Cable Step-Hem Sweater in 'charcoal heather,' size S again. This is my favourite shade of grey, but it also comes in a lighter shade, as well as four other colours. The skirt is the Rugby Skirt in 'gray stripe' and size M. There was no S to try on and M is sitting lower on my hips. I liked both 'gray' and 'black' stripe this skirt comes in.

Rugby Skirt (similar here, here, here)

Lastly, my favourite piece: the Rugby Short-Sleeve Maxi Dress, size S and 'black stripe.' The knit is a cotton and modal mix, with a bit of spandex. This is a great dress, and I like it almost just as much as the J. Crew dress I tried on here.

Here's what else I lie at the Gap right now:
How about you? Have you been to the Gap lately? What did you think of their stock?

Have a great Wednesday, everyone!