Some of my J.Crew faves!
Some of my J.Crew faves!
Some of my MUST-HAVES for FALL! 1. Bobbi Brown ‘City Twilight’ Anniversary set (Nordstrom exclusive). 2. Zara jacket 3. Stella & Dot Tempest bracelet 4. Brahmin ‘Mitchell’ Satchel (Nordstrom exclusive) 5. Zara leather leggings 6. Betsey Johnson Ziah Fringe boot
Corduroy is everywhere…and I’m not talking about that cuddly bear. From runway models to red carpet celebs, corduroy was popular this fall. I just received my graffiti green corduroy skinnies from J. Crew!! They were a final sale purchase which was risky but ended up being well worth it. They fit great and I can’t wait to wear them with a cute top and blazer while it’s still chilly out then pair them with a flowy blouse and wedges for spring!
This is the first morning I’ve ever willingly gotten up at 8:30 on a weekend to do anything that wasn’t required of me. After grabbing my laptop to check out the Jason Wu merchandise that hit stores today and seeing how the majority of it was already sold out I jumped out of bed, got in my car, and drove to the only Target here in Columbia, Mo.
Just as I had expected the Jason Wu section was already wiped out. There was one striped shirt hanging on the rack, cute but not what I was looking for. Weeks leading up to this event I had viewed the collection online and fell in love with a yellow/gold peplum top and a black pleated skirt. Neither were there. I wandered over to the shoe section trying to regain my spirit. I found a cute pair of black wedges that I decided were a necessary purchase and as I was walking to the front of the store to check out I noticed a girl with an armful of Jason Wu…where did she get that?!?! I then noticed more of the clothing had magically appeared on the racks. I grabbed a cute blush tone blouse a size too big and decided I would try it on.
I was excited to find out that most of the merchandise was hiding back in the fitting room, no one had put it back out on the floor! I quickly searched through the rack for my two treasured pieces and came across the black pleated skirt in my size! It was a perfect fit! I left the blouse for someone else, held my skirt and wedges in hand and proudly walked to the register. I’m happy with my first Jason Wu purchase and I’m still keeping an eye out for that peplum top.
This checks one thing off my summer wardrobe list, pleats. They were seen all over the Spring 2012 runways….pictured below is one from Christiano Siriano’s collection.
Next up, my colorful corduroys from J Crew that are expected to arrive on Tuesday!
BACKSTAGE: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012
ON THE RUNWAY: New York City Fashion Week
Fashion week….wish I was there
Here is some backstage footage from the Beauticontrol show…..a mere glimpse into my summer internship with Jan Strimple.