Saturday, May 23, 2015

Loft - May (II)

Last weekend I also stopped at the Loft. I have always liked their pants, as they fit me well, so when I saw the Skinny Cropped Chinos in Marisa Fit (size 4), I had to try them on. The colour is not listed online, for some reason, but I recall it was one that JC called a few years back 'irish moss.' It's a great, universal colour, in my opinion, as it seems to go with almost everything. The tee is the Leaf Cuffed Vintage Broken In Tee (size S), all cotton and machine washable. I loved the blue print of this tee a lot.

I also found this really cute dress. It's the jacquard style Lou & Grey Montecito Tee Dress (size S, pure ivory), made of poly & spandex.

Another pair of pants, this time the Linear Eyelet Riviera Pants in Marisa Fit (size 4, summer navy). They are all lined, cotton and machine washable. They fit a bit tighter than the pants above.

Summer is just around the corner, so I thought I'd try this Chevron Drawstring Maxi Skirt (size S, night watch navy). Small is my usual size, but this felt a bit too loose for my taste. Next time I visit I may try on a smaller size.The fabric is a cotton & poly blend and is machine washable.

Lastly for now, the Button Pocket Utility Blouse (size S,burning red). The rayon fabric feels very cool against the skin, which I prefer in the summer. I loved the intense colour, which is an orangey red in real life.

I have a few more photos for the next post, plus I will end up at the Loft again tomorrow, so watch for new photos next week some time. 

Have you been to the Loft lately? Do you like it better these days? I know that I do.

Thanks for dropping by, and have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

J. Crew - May (IV)

Since I happened to be downtown again last weekend, I took a quick look at J. Crew with a friend (who is slowly becoming a convert too). :) I love my J. Crew Stretch Perfect Wide Stripe Shirt a lot, so when I saw the Vertical-Striped Shirt, I had to try it on. I took a size 4 in this, which is my usual size in this type of shirt. The pants are the Drapey Patio Trouser (size 2, black). They are very comfortable and should look good on worn with high heels.

Next was the adorable Women's J. Crew for Buglife Save The Bees Tee size S, my regular tee size. This is a tee with a cause: fifty percent of the retail price will be donated to Buglife to help save bees.

Women's J. Crew for Buglife Save The Bees Tee (similar here)

One of my favourites this spring is the Linen Cargo Pencil Skirt which I have already blogged about here. This is also size 4, but in olive colour.

Linen Cargo Pencil Skirt (similar here, here, here)

The Lena Leather Heeled Slides in 'dark cognac' are size 8, my regular shoe size at JC. I loved the look and how they wear. They seemed comfortable on my feet as well.

Lena Leather Heeled Slides (similar here, here, here)

Lastly, my favourite shoes right now, the Elsie Suede d'Orsay Pumps (size 8, black). Usually I have had to size up half a size in the JC pumps, but these fit TTS. They were easy to walk on as well, so they are definitely on my wishlist. Can you tell I really like them? :)

That's about it for now, but hope to see the latest arrivals this coming weekend. 

Hope you are having a great week so far, and have a lovely day tomorrow!

Monday, May 18, 2015

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

It came as a surprise to see new arrivals posted yesterday on the J. Crew website. I was used to seeing them on Wednesdays, but I am not complainaing at all since I see a lot of summer items I like already. One look I am really digging from the new collection is the Collection Holographic Sequin Tank Top paired with the Linen Cargo Pencil Skirt in Stripe, the Chevron-Braided Leather Belt in 'caramel' and the Raffia Ankle-Tie High-Heel Sandals. It's such a simple & pretty look!
Collection Holographic Sequin Tank Top
 Linen Cargo Pencil Skirt in Stripe
 Chevron-Braided Leather Belt

Raffia Ankle-Tie High-Heel Sandals

The Collarless Popover in Seashore Stripe looks similar to the Stripe Popover (scroll down) from the summer of 2012 which I have and have worn a lot. The popover is all cotton and comes in Petite as well as Tall sizes.
Collarless Popover in Seashore Stripe

Another pretty summer top, the Short-Sleeve Popover in Zigzag Eyelet. I love the look of the black one, but it also comes in blue or white.
Short-Sleeve Popover in Zigzag Eyelet

An interesting sweater is the Garment-Dyed Linen Swing Sweater in Pinwheel Batik. I love the 'indigo' colourway for myself.
Garment-Dyed Linen Swing Sweater in Pinwheel Batik

I am a sucker for skirts, so when I saw the Crossover Pencil Skirt in Plumeria Jacquard, I knew it had to be on my wishlist:
Crossover Pencil Skirt in Plumeria Jacquard

Lastly, the Hayden Canvas Hobo looks like a great summer bag:
 Hayden Canvas Hobo

Did you check out the new arrivals? Which ones are your picks? Please share!

Hope you had a great start of the week. We had a long weekend here and I am exhausted from all the hiking I've been doing.