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:

Perfect shirt in Liberty Art Fabrics Margaret Annie floral

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.

27 comments:

  1. I laughed out loud when I saw the setting! Hilarious! Almost as good as my constantly taking pictures with my pants down while I try on dresses.
    I love that liberty blouse and almost bought it but missed out when it was on sale. Love the bold combo with the gold color of the skirt.

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    1. OperaRach, thanks for stopping by. Once upon the time I was a class clown, can you tell? I do love your blog and I don't mind the dresses with pants down, very familiar look, lol.

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  2. Well this is a great day for us, you have a blog! Could I be more delighted, no way. :) :) That's right it's a double smile!
    That bathroom does have good lighting and taking those iphone pictures is absolutely tricky, I think yours are great. Most of my photos indicate my too-much-coffee habit.
    I love your weekly themes, what an excellent idea.
    Oh and I don't remember the name of that shirt: we need Dina for that!
    AND great blog title!

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    1. Dani, thank you so much for the compliments. I am a little nervous about it to be honest... but I am so happy you joined me!

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  3. Happy that you started a blog! I've always appreciated and enjoyed your reviews. Besides that, you always report on the Garden State arrivals so I get an early peak at what's coming next! Thanks.

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    1. Hi Jen! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, I do shop at GSP and they get their inventory couple weeks before others, so I will report on upcoming arrivals whenever I can.

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  4. I am SO glad that you started a blog!!! I am adding you to my blog roll now!

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    2. Hi Rynetta, thanks! I will add you too (and others) as soon as I figure out how to do everything on Blogger. I am still learning.

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    1. Hi Fred, nice and bright, isn't it?

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  6. hi ajc!!!!!!!

    dani sent me over. so glad you joined in on this crazy world of blogging. most of the time it is great fun. i love that yellow liberty print blouse too. but $150? are they kidding? i guess not.

    xo
    janet

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    1. Janet, I am so flattered that you stopped by! You are one of the bloggers I look up to.

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  7. Yay! So happy to see you blogging. I am following you now and added yours to my blogroll.

    The photos are great, it's not easy to take photos of yourself and honestly, no one cares about the background I'm sure. At least you can see the outfit in the bright lights. You look fabulous, BTW. I have those Glenbrae boots too and they have held up well, I often wear them with pencil skirts. I like the pairing of blue with ochre, will have to try that. I don't have any Liberty print but I do have another small floral print in navy and a tiny bit of fuschia and green, I think it was called wildbloom. Not as colorful as Liberty but quite pretty.

    Looking forward to your reviews and other posts. Congrats on your blog!

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    1. hi xoxo,
      Yes, it is not easy to take those pictures, I never realized that before I tried. So hard to get an angle that shows an outfit and does not distort the picture.

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  8. Glad to see you started a blog :)

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    1. Hi mini, thanks for stopping by!

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  9. So glad you decided to start a blog ajc! I'm looking forward to more pics and reviews. Thank you again for all the new arrivals pics you posted to flikr too, btw. :)

    P.S. Love this outfit on you, too!

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  10. Hi FFM, thanks for the compliment! I tried Flkr, but could not figure out how to separate newer pictures from older, so I took the plunge here.

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  11. Hello,
    Dani invited me to join the party... Nice meeting you
    I have never counted my closet items and I probably know why... I started decluttering last year and I still have a long way to go... I don't think I will ever get down to 33, but your first post has inspired me and I might try to do a list... I said might ;-)
    Stephanie

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    1. Hi Stephanie,
      Good to see you here! You'd be surprised how low can you go :)
      I know I was. I think I will show the content of my closet in the next post.

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  12. So glad you started a blog, I love reading your reviews

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    1. Thank you simplydreaming, I love your handle, btw.

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  13. I thoroughly enjoy that these pics are from a public bathroom, LOL! Such a nice outfit, too!

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    1. Hi J.CrewJD,
      Haha, I am just waiting for somebody to come in and think I am a narcissist or something. Thanks for the compliment!

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  14. Welcome to the blogosphere! Love reading your reviews, and just wanna say great OOTD! Enjoy blogging, this is not your day job so just do it when you can!

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