Saturday, March 31, 2012

Red Hot Chilli Pepper

I have been wanting a pair of non-black, non-blue, non-brown, non-gray pants for awhile now. But I have found that those non-colors have a tendency to make my stumpy legs look like stumpy sausages.

Flipping through the latest J.Crew catalog and mentally making up my "I WANT" list, I decided to try out the Minnie pants. Touted as the pants that will flatter everyone, I wondered if it included short stumpy me. 

JCrew, Louboutin, Chanel, JCrew Minnie Twill in Vibrant Flame, Louboutin New Declic, Chanel Cerf

I like them. They may not necessarily look the same as the darn model, but I think it's passable. And will be even more so once I finally work on fulfilling my promise to start up yoga and running sessions again!

Jcrew Minnie in Vibrant Flame

I ended up with a regular size 00. Typically a size 0 in skirts, the size 0 in these pants were slightly loose on the waist, and I was afraid that it will end up stretching out to baggy bums as the day wears on. 

The length hits right at my ankle (I'm about 5'4", with a longer torso). I am now curious on the petite sizing. 

This is probably the first time I bought something from J.Crew at full price, with no coupon code whatsoever. I got tired of waiting for one. I may end up getting the other colors if it goes on sale. 

Cardigan - J.Crew Factory
Shell - Talbots
Pants - J.Crew Minnie twill in Vibrant Flame
Shoes - Christian Louboutin New Declic 120mm in black kid leather
Bag - Chanel Cerf with GHW

Monday, March 19, 2012

Juliet and Vintage Matchstick Cords

A quick outfit of the day, since I had to run out at lunch time to collect this :


As I grow older, I start to dread wearing jeans, especially during the cold months, mainly because jeans have a tendency to shrink a tad bit and I really don't want to deal with anything tight.  I want warm, comfy, and soft clothes when I have to go out, and there are so many morning where I stand in front of my closet, bemoaning the fact that I can't stay in my Juicy velours. Out of fashion as they are, they are still extremely comfortable and soft.

The J.Crew vintage matchstick pants have come in so handy, that I wished I've bought more colors (Although my short stumpy legs resembled stuffed sausages in the lighter colors)

They are true to my regular jeans size.

Theory Juliet and Jcrew Vintage Cords

Sweater - Theory Juliet (infamous from Jessica Simpson's style years ago)
Pants - J.Crew Vintage Matchstick Cords (from outlet)
Flats - J.Crew Lulu leopard ballet flats (on sale here )
Bag - gift from an aunt from Malaysia

My granny purse that has seen some better days =)


Which wreaked havoc on my sweater due to the chain catching on the yarn. Gah.

It is a GORGEOUS day out today, and after collecting the package from the UPS pickup center, we veered towards the store where my daughter and I collectively acquired these in our cart:


Yum, Easter eggs.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I Spy...

Something with my little eye....


That begins with L...


Hello, beautiful...


New Declic 120mm in black leather

They are surprisingly comfortable. I was pleasantly surprised. In terms of sizing, definitely go up 1/2 size from your normal Louboutin size.

Oh yes, I'll be keeping them