Saturday, April 27, 2013

April budget

Or... as I shall say, ouch. I went way over budget this month. New York really threw a wrench into my plans. I thought I was done.. and then there was C Wonder. And J Crew. And no sales tax on clothes if you spend under 110.
At least everything I got was on sale? :/

April budget

April budget by lnforner featuring j.crew tees

C Wonder jeweled necklace: 28
C Wonder Chevron sweater: ~35
C Wonder Long sleeve striped shirt: ~25
J Crew silk collared blouse: 35
J Crew factory tissue tee: 7
J Crew factory white button down: 25
J Crew dot blazer: 55
Ralph Lauren long sleeved blouse: 35

Not pictured:
J Crew outlet convertible skirt/dress: ~30
J Crew peter pan collared sweater: ~30

So yeah. I'll have to be really, really good in May. Although I do need a new swimsuit for the Mexico trip that may be the only thing that I allow myself for next month.

Linking up with Franish - how did you do this month?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

New York

New York you are fantastic. I've prolly left your fantastic city with a few more pounds to my hips but that's okay.  I had such a fun time with all of my coworkers and being able to stay and visit with my in laws, but its always good to come home and sleep in my own bed and be with the furkids.

Here's some snapshots from our trip:
Near Columbus Circle, a few blocks away from the inlaws 
Yankee Stadium
Cheese fries at the ballgame.
Baked by Melissa peanut butter chocolate cupcakes. YUM!
My friend I made walking to work on 28th..
Globe outside 59th St Station
View from office 1 
Empire State Building 
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Office number 2's pool room 
A flagel. It was good! 
Central park 
Manolo store
C Wonder goodies
Whew. I swear each night we had something going on after work and the jet lag messed with me for a few days. But I had a great time and hope to go back soon. Next month is Mexico... so I might need some beach clothes!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April wishlist

April wishlist

Life has been busy lately.. but here's what I'm dreaming of for the rest of April and May. 

What are you eying lately?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Liberty for J Crew Floral Blazer

Oh Liberty, how I love you, let me count the ways. There is something about the Liberty of London for J Crew line that seems to get me every time. Whimsical floral prints that before I'd shy away from have suddenly become some of my favorite go-to's in my closet. And these little notebooks found their way home from London with me, too.

When I first spotted this blazer I was too sure about it... but it eventually grew on me. So I took the plunge this past weekend when it was marked down in store to 99.99 - 30%. I figured it would be a good transitional piece from spring to summer here - and since our summers often go through September I'm hoping to get some good use out of it. The material is a lighter fabric and the buttons are gold with an adorable coat of arms on them. I took my normal size 8 in this blazer and its the schoolboy fit.
And oh look, crooked smile up above. Because it's almost 5 PM.

I'm also really excited about the chain necklace my mom got me - I might need to add an extender on to it but its a good weight and good length.

Blazer: Liberty of London for J Crew
Turtleneck: J Crew, exact
Necklace: Gift (thanks mom!), similar
Jeans: Seven for all mankind
designed with love by beautiful dawn designs