Yesterday I got the mail from the box while we were walking in the house after dinner. Emerson asked to see the mail, and got super excited when she saw the J. Crew catalog. She sat down on the couch and began to flip through it, completely ignoring any other magazine or catalog. At bedtime, she asked me to read it to her in place of The Berenstain Bears or Princess Matilda. After putting her to bed, I slipped the catalog in her bookcase on top of a pile of her larger books; the next morning when I went to wake her I found the J. Crew catalog and only the J. Crew catalog beside her bed. I put it back in her bookcase.
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another edition of items I tried to add to my closet and whether they were keeps or returns! This is an especially interesting one because my body has changed a lot since last year. I’ll have a post on it soon, but I’ve been working out at the… Continue Reading Fashion Shopping Hits and Misses: Banana Republic, Boden, ELOQUII, J. Crew, Nordstrom
One of the best things about blogging g is the friends you make, and one of the most dear of friends I have made from this journey is Sally McGraw. Sal offers personal style advice and body image inspiration at Already Pretty, and each post she has gives me food for thought. I have always… Continue Reading Giveaway: Already Pretty Book
I am looking for your advice on some ultra-casual weekend looks. I want to look tidy enough to run to the grocery store or walk the dog in my neighborhood, but I want to be comfortable enough to do my household chores and lounge. I know a lot of people default to athletic wear like… Continue Reading Ask Allie: Weekend Loungewear Alternatives
My sister forwarded me this article from The Washington Post. Yet another article by Robin Givhan that I love… wanted to share with all of you as well. A First Lady’s Natural BeautyIn Place of Dazzle, a Taste for the Simply Pleasing By Robin GivhanWashington Post Staff WriterFriday, July 13, 2007; C01 The fashion industry… Continue Reading Remembering Lady Bird…
Welcome to the latest edition of Things Alison Bought and Whether or Not They Suck. I’ve been putting this off because I don’t have pretty photos, but I hope my words and stock photos can paint a picture in your mind of the awesomeness or awfulness of these different items. MIA “Margerie” Knit Bootie –… Continue Reading Recent Purchases, Hits and Misses (LOFT, Shoes, and More)
Earlier this month, I was invited to visit the DC M.M.LaFleur showroom and check out their summer collection. M.M.LaFleur gifted me four pieces of my choice, but it was hard to pick just four. I’ve struggled with M.M.LaFleur fitting my short, curvy body in the past when shopping online; going in person gave me a… Continue Reading M.M.LaFleur Travel-Friendly Capsule Wardrobe