Saturday: Weekend Style

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Top: Ann Taylor | Jeans: NYDJ | Necklace:Cameron” c/o Kristin Biggs, Stella and Dot | Flats:Mary” c/o Ecco | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

My weekend style is pretty simple – solid or striped knit top with jeans. When it's cold those jeans are covered with tall boots, when it's warmer the flats come out. Yes folks, I do own flats and wear them on weekends to give my feet a change of pace. Ecco sent me these flats and I adore them because they are a soft leather, have good structure and arch support, and I love the soft metallic finish.

This top was a final sale from Ann Taylor online and I wish it wasn't for I would likely return it. It's extremely boxy which makes me look a bit like a linebacker and the side zippers scratch my stomach. Oh, and even though I bought it online and it arrived with tags, it smelled like another person's deodorant and perfume and had blonde hairs twisted into the knit. Seems to be a running theme lately with online shops as I made my first MYHABIT purchase – a lovely red Latico leather crossbody that is the perfect color and size for casual spring and summer activities (and half the price of what it's selling for online). Though it had tags on it, the bag came with a “purse score” (festie terminology: when you find something random and good on the field after a performance at a festival it's called a ground score) of a Yogi Bedtime tea bag and a clay bead. I get that shops re-sell returned items, but where is the quality assurance that checks pockets, sterilizes and cleans items before retagging?

On a positive note, The “Hayden” jeans from NYDJ in petite is a pretty good straight jeans for the spring per my fantasy fashion wish list!

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  1. I so wish I could pull off aviators. You look ready for Spring here lady. I know y’all had snow today, but at least you had a few days of sun. I love those shoes, the gold color is nice.

  2. You look lovely as always, but what really caught my eye was that GREEN GRASS…man on man, we’ve still got two feet of snow! It’s been a tough, snow filled, long winter here on the Canadian Prairies!

  3. What a huge bummer about your shirt not arriving in “brand new” quality! And the fact that it isn’t quite what you’d hoped? Boo. 🙁 On the flip side, your hair looks great in these pictures!!!


  4. I too am on the hunt for a good new skinny jean that works on petites — and these look great! Would you say the sizing runs true? I don’t even really know my size anymore! Also, do you know if these are available in any stores? thanks!

    1. NYDJs are sold at most major department stores. They run big, go down a size (I am wearing 10s in this picture). Each style and fabric runs a bit differently but those with the more traditional denim feel seem to be best down one size.

      1. Tough noogies? Well, tough noogies for THEM, there’s this nifty thing called the internet that puts a lot more control into customers’ hands than we used to have…

  5. Oh Ali…..final sale on a top that is not new? Of course it is new…but in poor condition. Obviously someone wore it, returned and there was no quality control. I would push the issue and tell them that a final sale should not apply to a used item (if it smells and has hair its used!)and that if you order a new item thats what you should get!

  6. I was just thinking how good that top looks on you! Yes, it’s structured, but in a good way I think and the colour is great. Maybe wear a singlet under it to protect your tum?

    Also, I am SO jealous of that sunshine. It’s freakin’ freeeezing in England a the mo.

  7. eBay the top? Or take it in at the sides – put it on inside out and pin it at the sides, take it off and it will only need a few stitches either side to give it a bit of shape. The zipper problem can be fixed by sewing (or ironing on with bonding tape if you don’t actually need the zippers to function) a fabric placket inside the zips. It’s a great colour on you.

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