Friday, April 29, 2011

New Free People at the Jersey Shore

Free People has just opened up it's very own store at The Grove in Shrewsbury, NJ.  I visited today for a quick 10 minutes and plan to go back soon.  It's right off exit 109 on the Parkway and is a sure stop on your "Jersey Shore Shopping" list.  I only had a few minutes to try on one skirt and it, unfortunately wasn't a good match. However, just look at these clothes.....   

Here's the sweetie pie who helped me while I was there.....I imagine we'll be getting much more acquainted with each other.

.....and here's what I walked away with.  You didn't actually think I could leave this place empty handed did you?   

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Trend Alert: Pleated Skirt

You'd think I've had enough of pleats with my eighties inspired high waisted pants but I'm not....I'm just getting started my friends.  I'm quite excited about The Pleated Skirt, a current spring trend.  I'm hoping to find one in a brilliant color to brighten up my spring wardrobe.
The pleated skirt has been all over the fashion blogosphere as of late and I'm optimistically hoping to jump on that bandwagon. Unfortunately, I won't be able to use my old cheerleading skirt from high school. These pleats are petite and dainty in silky, airy fabrics. Lengths are tea or maxi. I'm particularly in love with Liz's translation with the sheer maxi over the opaque shorts or mini skirt.  
What do you think of this trend?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saucy Sara

Meet Sara. This little whipper-snapper is actually one of my bosses (having two jobs I have quite a few bosses.) Anyway, can't you feel the "sass" just coming off the computer screen right now?  Sara has great boho-chic style.  I love the bold colors and the seventies inspired print of her skirt with the striped cardigan.  She's as fun as she looks and always makes work a positive experience with her fun loving spirit  and saucy sense of humor (I sincerely appreciate that Sara).

The statement Sara's legs make: feminine, sensuality meets the cattle-herding cowgirl.  Speaking of cowgirls.....see any resemblance with another well known horseback babe?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fishing Cages

 Why, oh why did I not insist on an hour conversation with the hairdresser before I trusted  her with one of my best assets? Why? Why did I not bring a picture? Oh woe is me....
Sweater: Thrifted, Cargos: Paige, Jacket: Marc Jacobs, Bag: Abaco (gifted), Shoes: Richard Tyler,
Belt: Anthropologie, Necklace: Sunshine Daydream (Point Pleasant)
These were taken when John and I went for lunch at Spike's, right by the fishing boats in Point Beach.  When we came back.....I had the lovely Aunt June cut my hair AGAIN!
Did I mention I went back to the hairdresser the day after the original cut two weeks ago?
I'm ashamed to say I am STILL fixated on my hair and seriously need to let this one go.  But just one question for you ever trim your hair yourselves.....or cut a few pieces that you think the hairdresser did not cut short enough?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Color Blocking It Eighties Style

Trench: Banana Republic, Top and Pants: Anthroplogie, Belt: Thrifted, Shoes: Forever 21, Sunglasses: A total mystery

Here is my translation of the 'color blocking' trend of this season.  Simply saying "pairing bright solids together is an upcoming trend for this spring "   would sound tragically boring.  Hence, the "color blocking" phrase was invented. 

Update: The hair is up in a ponytail due to my Adjustment Disorder brought on by a recent haircut.  My next post will reveal this said haircut...........stay tuned.