Friday, March 16, 2018

5 recent purchases

It's Friday! Hooray! and it's time for a Five for Friday edition, so I thought I'd share five things I recently purchased.

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Soft Jersey Open Cardigan • Banana Republic • $58
Navy blue druzy studs $11.90
A+D blush open cardigan $27.95
Printed scalloped cami top • J.Crew Factory • $34.95
Steve Madden Feather-L Genuine Calf Hair Loafer Flat • Steve Madden • $89.95

I warned you there would be more pink and blue in my wardrobe this spring. I just love those colors together and separately. I have purchased most of these things for my GYPO Spring Capsule 2018.  Everything except for the cami will be styled in the challenge. I have held off on the blush cardigan for a couple of years now, but it was also part of the 2017 Spring Challenge (which you get access too if you purchase the GYPO Spring Capsule 2018) and a part of another capsule I loosely followed,so there are a ton of ways to wear a blush cardigan.  I just held off on cardigans for the last year or so because temps were not really favorable. I subbed a taupe cardigan last year, but noticed a stain on it, so out it goes and in comes the blush cardigan

I'm super pleased with both of these cardigans. They are soft but have some shape and a nice drape. Both are nice enough for me to wear to work. I have this thing with cardigans. If they look too casual- chunky knits, or some jersey knits, then I won't wear them to work. I like for them to be a little more polished and both of these fit the bill for me. I can't believe I have never had a navy cardigan. I have a heathered navy but not a true navy. I know this will be a classic investment too. It says it's a jersey knit, but it doesn't look cheap like some jersey knits, so I can wear it to work.  It's a little pricey at Banana Republic but wait for those 40 or 50% off sales to snag it. I did that plus used one of my Gap visa rewards to bring the price down. (And don't forget Ebates to get some money back!)

I have listed my old leopard flats on Poshmark (feel free to make me an offer) and replaced them with these. I think these will be a keeper, although I'm still making up my mind. I have a thing about flats too. If they are "too flat" I don't think they are flattering. They have to have a little sole and heel, or my chunky legs look like stubs. This pair doesn't have quite the heel and sole I wanted, but I will put them on this weekend and examine them more.  I wanted to upgrade my leopard flats with something that would be more appropriate for work. I just don't think ballet flats work with my work attire. Although I have worn them to work before, I felt like the looks were off and not flattering. Most of my work pants are trousers and look better with a heel, but loafers work with ankle pants and some straight leg pants, so hopefully this pair will see more wear between work and casual. You can get these leopard loafers from Nordstrom,Zappos , and Amazon I applied credit card rewards to my purchase to keep the cost down. 

And this cami! I have not ever been a fan of camis but I love this print and scallop detail. I took a risk on ordering this one during the 50% off and free shipping sale at JCrew Factory this week. (And they shipped super fast for free shipping!)  I was afraid it would not fit or I would not like it. I'm in love! It fits true to size with adjustable straps and it's lined! It has structure and I don't think it will sag or loose shape. Now if I can get my comfort level up to bearing that much chest, lol. I'm certainly not bearing boobs, but this shows a little more skin than I normally show. 

Thanks for sticking with my rambling! Do you like this much detail on current items? Or no? Is it helpful? I always like to hear what others think of items and to see them on real people and not just the models, so I maybe it was helpful for me to share my thoughts on these purchases. 

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