Wednesday, April 16, 2014

J. Crew Factory Punk Floral Pencil Skirt/OOTD

Hi Everyone!

I have a review of the newly released J. Crew Factory Punk Floral Pencil Skirt to share today.

Here are a few IRL pictures of the skirt:

I love this print!  I took my normal size 14 in the skirt.

There is also a new Cutaway Printed Shirt in this print:

Also, there is a Charley Sweater in this print:

And, here is the OOTD that I wore Sunday featuring the pencil skirt:

Details:  Sweater, Tank, Skirt, Necklace, Bracelet--not online yet (the necklace to the bracelet here)

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

30% off Promotion

Hi Everyone!

Thanks SO much for your responses to my Monday Musings post yesterday!  I will respond to everyone shortly!

Today, J. Crew launched another promotion for 30% off select items with code "Bigsale."

Here are my promotion picks!:

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Musings: On Being Childless by Choice

Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm sharing a very personal story and decision.

 I've been an anomaly ALLLLLL my life.  And, thankfully, I've always been comfortable in my own skin.  I believe the following quote wholeheartedly.  I can only be me, I cannot, and more importantly, I will not try to fit in.

So, I have a confession:  I've never wanted children.  Never.  Don't get me wrong, it's not that I (or my amazing hubby) don't like children.  On the contrary, we LOVE other people's children.  They're the best kind of children because you can babysit and spoil them for a few hours and then return them to their parents!  People look at us like we're on drugs when we say that we do not want children.  And, this brings me to my next point.  I teach my students to value difference.  I celebrate other people's choices in life.  If someone wants to be a mother, I am genuinely happy for them.  Parenthood is not my calling or desire. And, I wish that people would celebrate that choice.  With that said, I think that there are several things people should NOT say to a person (or a couple) who does not want children, including but not limited to the following:

1.  You'd be great parents.  My response:  Really?  How do you know?
2.  You're being selfish.    My response:  it's selfish to procreate when that's not your desire.
3.  Who will take care of you when you're older?  My response:  that's why senior care facilities exist.
4.  What about your legacy?  My response:  The Internet will document it.
5.  Children are totally worth it.  My response:  They definitely are if that's your desire.
6.  You will change your mind.  My response:  I promise you that I will not.  I love my sleep.  I love spending uninterrupted time with my amazing hubby.

And, just so you know, here is one of the biggest reasons why I'm childless by choice:  I LOVE my amazing hubby, and I do not want to share him with anyone!

Finally, I LOVE this book by comedian Jen Kirkman (it's really refreshing to see someone engaging the "I'm childless by choice and there is nothing wrong with me" segment of the population:

So, there you have it!  Are there any choices/decisions you've made that people criticize?  Do tell!

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My Favorite Things!

Hi Everyone!

Today, I'm sharing a few of my favorite things--I'd love to know yours! Do tell in the comments!

Here we go!:

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

J. Crew Sale Picks!

Hi Everyone!

J. Crew is offering up to 50% off on sale items with code FRESHSALE on their website.  And, if you're a Facebook fan of J. Crew, you recieve 25% off regular price items in retail stores and online.  So, today, I thought that I would share my sale picks!

Here we go!:

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Two Outfits: All J. Crew!

Hi Everyone!

I have two outfits to share today.

Here is what I'm wearing now:

Details:  Sweater, Necklaces (here and factory version of the Crystal Crush Necklace here). Bracelets (here and here), Jeans (here--on sale for a great price)

And, here is the outfit that I wore this past Thursday:

Details:  Jacket, Shirt, Necklace--old (similar), Bracelets (similar here, here, and here), Jeans--on sale at a great price, Shoes (I wore the Darby Calf Hair Loafers--similar here)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

J. Crew Factory Faves: What I'm Loving These Days!

Hi Everyone!

I thought that I would share my J. Crew Factory faves today.

Here we go!:

J. Crew Factory Floral Eyelet Tee
J. Crew Factory Crystal Crush Statement Necklace
J. Crew Factory Floral Web Necklace 
J. Crew Factory Fan Fringe Necklace
J. Crew Factory Lace-Front Tank

And, be sure to check out my review of the J. Crew Cleo Stripe Canvas Loafers with Bow. These shoes are absolutely adorable!:

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