Spontaneous Starry Saturday

My first Saturday blog post.  I had to share this Star-Print Windbreaker from the New Balance for J. Crew active wear collection.  I loved the first roll out of the New Balance for J. Crew active wear and featured it in Pattern Mix Hits the Gym.  I longed for a zip jacket.  I need a jacket to carry my phone and keys and I love to have a jacket for warmth in the cold and sun protection.  This jacket is perfect for all that and even makes it impossible to use rain as an excuse not to work out.


The star print is so cute!

Windbreaker / Cropped Leggings / Shorts / Crop Top

It is no secret I am partial to navy and the Star-print Windbreaker works perfectly with my Fitbit Flex 2 in navy and New Balance for J. Crew Performance Leggings, which are hands-down THE most COMFORTABLE leggings I have every worn. Best of all, I never need to pull them up, they stay put.

I have to admit there are days where I wear my active wear all day.  Sometimes it is one of those days where I intend to workout and won’t take it off until I do.  Other times it is just one of those busy days with back to back meetings and activities. Luckily, I  swap one piece (jacket or legging) and look professional.  I love that this line is so stylish that I don’t feel like I need to hide or apologize for my workout attire.  My real dilemma at this point is what NOT to buy, because I love it all.  I feel sorry for my other active wear that is just taking up drawer space while the New Balance for J. Crew is on constant repeat and it was just about half the price!

Rain or Shine – I will look stylish

Windbreaker / Jane Sunglasses / Vintage T-shirt (with monogram) / New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers/ Striped Capri Leggings / Performance Leggings / Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

I can see this windbreaker working with more than active wear.

Windbreaker / Lookout High-Rise Cropped White Jean / Liberty Gemma Flats (similar here) / Striped St. James Tee (similar here) / Fitbit Flex 2 in navy / Striped Gemma Flats (similar here) / Vintage T-shirt in navy  / New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

Be sure to take advantage of the current promotion, all active wear is 25% off through tomorrow, February 5th at 11:59 PM eastern with the  code SHOPNOW.  In addition to the star print, these two pieces are also on my list (if I can hold myself to only two more).

Pink Packable JacketIn-Transit pull-over in stripe

Here is a full list of everything in the post (there are also links below each photo).

Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy

New Balance for J. Crew 620 Sneakers

New Balance for J. Crew Performance Leggings

New Balance for J. Crew lightweight running short in star print

New Balance for J. Crew high-waisted performance crop leggins in star print

New Balance for J. Crew star-print windbreaker

New Balance for J. Crew performance crop top in star print

New Balance for J. Crew performance capri leggings in stripe

J. Crew Jane Sunglasses in Pink

J. Crew Vintage Cotton T-Shirt in navy (with monogram)

J. Crew Lookout high-rise crop jean in white

J. Crew Liberty Flats

J. Crew Gemma Cap-Toe Flats

J. Crew Saint James Tee

New Balance for J. Crew Packable Jacket in Pink

New Balance for J. Crew in-transit pullover in stripe

Happy Shopping!



New York Moment

I am having a New York moment with “New York Through a Fashion Eye” by Megan Hess while wearing mostly black.  This Edie top is one of my favorite silhouettes after discovering it in plaid here. This one in black and white is so versatile.  I styled it with my J. Crew black toothpick jeans, J. Crew black cashmere sweater, J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses and Tod’s Driving Shoes.


J. Crew Top

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Toothpick Black Denim

J. Crew Cardigan

Tod’s Driving Moccasins (similar here)


Click the image above for information on this beautiful book.

Happy Shopping!




Mad for Plaid

Plaid is on heavy rotation at this point and I love it.  I am wearing my J. Crew plaid pants from last year, but this year’s Martie Pant in Stewart Plaid are more comfortable and slightly more fitted.  I styled them with my new favorite tuxedo inspired t-shirt that I wore last week in Basic Black.  It is a sign of a good purchase when I not only immediately wear it, but style it multiple ways right away.  The top also comes in navy.  I am definitely mad for plaid and added my favorite plaid flats, plaid pouch, Ryan sunglasses and cashmere cardigan – all from J. Crew.


J. Crew Top

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses (on sale!)

J. Crew Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Plaid Pouch

J. Crew Shoes

J. Crew Pants (last year) very similar here

Happy Shopping!



Paisley Liberty

It is hard for me to resist a Liberty Print.  You can see part of my Liberty print collection and read about my love of Liberty prints in  May Liberty Flowers.  This paisley shirt has a different twist with a club color.  I have styled it with grey denim.  All of the details and links are below.


J. Crew Club Collar Perfect Shirt

J. Crew Ryan Sunglasses in Blush

J. Crew Necklace (similar here)

J. Crew Shoes (similar here)

AG Denim in Grey

Happy Shopping!



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I look forward to the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale every year. It is a great time to get some new fall looks at a third to half off before they go back to regular price on August 8, 2016.  It started today, July 14, 2016 with early access to cardholders. General access begins next Friday, July 22, 2016. I have put together six ensembles with my picks from the sale.  I have been looking for the perfect booties forever. This year I found two pair that fit great! All the items are linked in the captions.

Theory Pants / Rebecca Taylor Top / Rag and Bone Booties
Equipment Shirt / Frame Denim Jeans / Vince Booties
Rag and Bone Sweater / Paige Denim Jeans / Rag and Bone Booties
Theory Blouse / Paige Jeans / Rag and Bone Booties
Theory Blouse / Theory Pants
Joie Cardigan / Vince Top / Joie Pants / Vince Booties

These are just a few of my picks for women.  There is also a great selection for men, children and beauty.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is their best sale of the year.

Happy Shopping!