Wednesday, August 15, 2018

J.Crew Factory Dressing Room Notes


I have to try on clothes to see how they fit or know if I really like them. My size is different depending on the store and the item or style of clothing. It makes shopping online, especially time-sensitive sales, a little tricky. So I thought it might be helpful to share some dressing room notes and photos for stores I frequent to help you get ready for your fall stock up. First up is J.Crew Factory. 

In the first photo I am wearing their oxford button down and skinny jeans. Although it looks a little wrinkled, the shirt has a nice weight to it, making it feel a little more high quality than some of their other shirts. It comes in this classic blue, which goes with just about everything. I'm wearing a small. 

The skinny pants have a nice fit, but the fabric does not have much give, especially in the high waist, where I found them a little tight. I couldn't find the next size up, a 28, so I'm curious to see how those fit. I especially love the rust red color of these for fall.


I was also impressed with the quality of this quilted puffer vest. It's not incredibly thick, but it does have some plush to it and the material is nice and soft. The zipper moves easily. It could be a little longer, but overall I was pretty happy with this. I'm wearing a small in navy blue.


I tried on this dress because it looked so interesting on the hanger. It has this flared skirt and floral print that seems to be really "in" for fall. I was happy with the fit and quality. I'm wearing a size 4.


Lastly, I tried on this skirt. It's lined, has pockets, and the material seems durable, which is a must for any work pieces. I'm wearing a size 4 in black. I would probably go down to a size 2, since the 4 looks a little boxy and the waist is elastic.

So what do you think? Do you like seeing dressing room notes and photos? What do you like at J.Crew Factory for fall?

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Shaker Woods Festival

This weekend and next, a forest in Columbiana, OH, will turn into a crafter's/maker's paradise with more than 200 craftspeople selling their wares during the Shaker Woods Festival. I had the chance to check it out last weekend, and I was really impressed! There were countless sellers of quality handmade goods, including holiday decorations, primitive dolls, wreaths, quilts, apparel, furniture, signs, home and garden decor, soaps, toys, art, and candles. I scooped up this fabric pumpkin, wooden tray, and beeswax candle. It's definitely an interesting experience to walk through a craft fair in the woods, made even more intriguing by the crafters who are dressed as shakers.

They have live music and food vendors, so it's a fun activity for families. Wear comfortable shoes! Admission is $8. Shaker Woods is located 1 hour from Pittsburgh and 1.5 hours from Cleveland. The address is 44337 County Line Road, Columbiana, OH.

Besides my purchases, I shared a few photos of other vendors I liked and felt inspired by.










Wednesday, August 8, 2018

White Flower Earrings


Details: Baublebar Earrings / Thrifted J.Crew Top (Similar) / Articles of Society Jeans / Jack Rogers Sandals

These white flower earrings are my favorite new piece of jewelry. I've been wearing them all summer with everything from casual outfits like this one to party dresses. They add such an interesting element to any outfit whether my hair is up or down. I especially love them with this white and red striped J.Crew top I found at Goodwill. What kind jewelry have you been gravitating toward lately?

P.S. My jeans are currently 40% off at Nordstrom.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Striped Summer Espadrilles

Details: Soludos Striped Espadrille / Banana Republic Shirt Dress (On Poshmark, Similar Option)

I love these sandals! As soon as I saw them I knew I needed to have them. The stripe is perfect for summer. It can be paired with everything from crazy patterns and bright colors to this crisp, clean shirt dress. And the little bow ties had me at hello. Soludos has come out with a lot of really nice espadrilles for summer. Some are embroidered with cute phrases and others feature quirky designs like avocados or flamingos. A few Soludos Sandals are on sale as part of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. And as someone who is new to this brand, I can confidently report that they are very comfy! Have you bought any cute sandals this summer?





J.Crew Factory Dressing Room Notes

  I have to try on clothes to see how they fit or know if I really like them. My size is different depending on the store and the item ...