Tuesday, June 23, 2015

My Recent Purchases

Happy Tuesday, y'all! This week as been rough so far- jet lag is not my friend! I've had the most difficult time readjusting from my 3 hour time change last week in Arizona. Hopefully I'll be back to normal tonight or tomorrow night. Mornings are already rough for me, I don't need to make things any more dramatic! Before my business trip last week, I did a little last minute shopping to put my best foot forward at my meetings. I wanted to share a few of my favorites out of my recent purchases!

Recent Purchases

1 J.Crew Factory Polka dot blouse. One of my challenges with work attire has got to be finding cute blouses. I have a difficult time finding age- and work-appropriate tops. During the summer, I prefer short sleeved blouses so that I can forgo the cardigan yet stay modest. This was the perfect fix for me and I love how light the material is!

2 J.Crew Factory Mini-Skirt. I bought this same cinched skirt in a beautiful emerald green before the holidays and absolutely adore it! The fit is perfect and it's just the right length to still be fun for happy hour after work! I desperately needed a navy skirt, so I thought I'd go with a tried and true silhouette.

3 Kendra Scott Alex Earrings. You may not believe me, but I found these cuties on CLEARANCE at Nordstrom Rack! Not only are they a beautiful color, but I couldn't pass up the price. I was a little worried about the weight, as I normally wear studs, but they were manageable for me. I paired these with the polka dot blouse and white jeans for my travel outfit to my meeting. I will definitely be repeating the combo- I got a ton of compliments! Who doesn't like that?!

4 LOFT Eyelet Skirt. This scalloped skirt is so on trend for several reasons- beautifully scalloped bottom, flowy silhouette, and laser cut-outs around the edge! It's perfectly flirty yet tasteful for work. I have already worn this twice and am sure it will get a heck of a lot more use as the summer weather is here to stay!

5 Cole Haan Leather Tote. I have been carrying a tote bag from Target for the past 1.5 years and it has officially seen it's last day. It was so overdue, I probably could've retired it around Christmas and that may have seemed like I was stretching it. Needless to say, I am so excited for this new bag! I removed the exterior dogtag and love the sleek look. It has a coy zipper that lines the pocket for extra storage. I love having organization in my bags, and this has plenty of room for everything I need. I am not sure how long I will make it without multiple interior pockets, but this will be a great bag to have in rotation if I decide to pick up a second bag.

6 J.Crew Factory White Shorts. Obviously I've blown up the J.Crew outlet near my house, but I couldn't resist these! I didn't have a pair of white shorts before, and love these! Yet again, I have a pair in another color and was surprised at how thick the white pair turned out to be. I am very aware of the delicacy of white shorts these days and don't like when you can see everything including white/nude undergarments underneath! That's ridiculous. Thankfully, these fit my thickness requirement and were perfect with wedges for casual dinners in Arizona!

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and thanks for stopping by to read! I truly appreciate every person who takes the time to read my ramblings and am thankful for those who come back post after post. You have no idea how much that means to me. Thanks, y'all!

Which item is your favorite? What have you purchased recently?


  1. I am basically in love with every item that you posted!
    So cute.
    Those skirts from J.Crew Factory are my work staple -- that's for sure.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. These really are great work staples! Love.

    Xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

  3. Love the new tote! It's pretty!


  4. I love the J Crew outlet too, I don't have a physical store near me but I'm always ordering a million pieces online. Love that polka dot top and the skirt too! (:

  5. Such fun purchases. Love J Crew!

  6. I can't believe you found those KS earrings on clearance!! What an awesome find! Loving all your purchases!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  7. You can never have too many leather totes and white shorts. I just bought a few new pairs of white shorts this past weekend!

  8. Love the J Crew shorts! I absolutely love my legs so I'm happy for any chance to get them out. Which is why summer is my favorite season. :) Great purchases though!

    Ade || She Be Knowin

  9. Love! Such great purchases. Love the KS earrings!

    The Fashionista's Diary

  10. I'm asking for similar Kendra Scott earrings for my birthday!

  11. I love the eyelet skirt from Loft and the leather tote!! And of course, Kendra Scott! It's been on my wishlist for the longest time :)

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  12. I typically am not a polka dot person, but I LOVE that blouse from J Crew!

    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  13. It's all so cute and that tote looks beautiful! Great find on the KS earrings!


  14. So jealous that you found those Kendras on clearance!! They are GOREGOUS.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  15. Everything looks awesome i especially love the black purse.
    I blog about jewelry, give me your feedback.

  16. Love the J Crew shirt and Kendras!! You got some great goodies!

    Carley @ preppylane.blogspot.com

  17. These are all really great purchases!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  18. I adore those Kendras! Lucky you to find them on sale. I also am addicted to J. Crew Factory and the items you got are so cute.

  19. The Cole Haan tote is so cute! These are all totally great finds :)
    xx, emily // www.shrewdandchic.com

  20. I'm loving that eyelet skirt! LOFT has some really great work-appropriate stuff that can also be jazzed up for cocktails after a shift. I can't wait to start shopping for stuff like this in the next year or so as I enter the big girl world :)
    Great finds!

    Melissa | These words are my own.


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