Monday, January 30, 2012
Liberty on Monday
To make things more interesting (or is it more complicated?), I sometimes challenge myself with weekly themes. For example, I would decide that this week I am going to wear pencil skirts every day. Or I will attempt color-blocking or monochromatic looks. Is this a little OCD? Do you ever do that?
So this week is a 'Blue Week' and everyday I will wear something blue. Blue includes navy in my book, btw. Today, I wanted to wear my double serge wool pencil skirt in Bronzed Ochre from fall 2010. My blue item is Liberty print shirt from Spring 2011. I forgot the name of the print, do you remember? It is one of my favorite shirts. I know many of you don't like the silk/cotton blend that J.Crew does because it is thin and sometimes sheer, but I do like them, for they are easy to tuck in, don't add bulk, are soft and perfect for layering.
Coincidentally, today J.Crew sent us an email about the new Liberty print shirt. It is called 'This week's discovery' and they are talking about this shirt:
This happy printy is very pretty but $15O? I have few other Liberty shirts and I bought them all for much less. I think the highest I paid was about $79, but most were between $30 to $60. I will wait for this one to go on sale.
Wait! It was not on my shopping list, darn it! Could it be my extra item? We shall see. There is another advantage in waiting for sale. By the time it gets there, many times I don't want it anymore. But I may order it to try the size before it gets to the dreaded Final Sale.
Did I mention that I am a Serial Returned? Yep, guilty of charge. If I order it, I will surely review it here.
For now, I will stick to my old Liberties. Here is another OOTD shot:
My boots and belt are also J. Crew, I am hopeless. Boots are from 2009 and I wear them a lot. I recently had them re-heeled and they are good as new, yay!
My sweater is J.Crew Cashmere Boyfriend cardigan in navy blue. This cardi is everything I expected from it. And by this I (also) mean that I do expect some pilling. I am sure it will not disappoint me ;)
Yes, I took the pictures in the bathroom, is that weird? It does have the best lighting.