A Sweater for All Seasons!

Hi Beautiful People!

Last week I went shopping with a friend in Walnut Creek. I love going to WC because it is very upscale compared to what I am used to. We headed over to Loft because there was a fab skirt I saw online that I wanted but alas it was sold out in stores. The skirt is now sold out online as well. Damn, I have good taste.

As luck would have it, Loft had a 40% off already reduced prices sale, which I was very excited about!! My plan was to get tops/sweaters/blouses because I can’t wear grubby t-shirts to work anymore. Believe me, this is both good and bad. But, I digress.

I happily rifled through the clearance rack in the petite section in Loft and picked out a few things to try on. After I fitted a few too big peasant blouses and a “too short for work” skirt, I went back to see if I missed anything.

It was then that I found what I feel is a fantastic sweater that can be worn for most of the year. Maybe it is because I am living in California, but I love a short sleeved sweater. I found a gorgeous beige sweater with a bit of gold thread glinting here and there in the yarn. Three buttons located at the back of the collar and a slightly longer hemline in the back make the sweater current. I love this top! I feel that it is versatile, can be worn with a variety of bottoms, and can be dressy or casual.

Ann Taylor Loft $17.99 on clearance

Ann Taylor Loft $17.99 on clearance

I scored this fantastic sweater for only $18!



New Favorite: Old Navy Animal Print Cardigan

Hi Beautiful People!

A month or so ago I bought a couple sweaters and a pair of jeans online from Old Navy. Well, the stuff didn’t fit (NONE of it), so I alas I had to do what every shopper dreads: RETURN/EXCHANGE.  ::SCREAMS:: Needless to say I was NOT happy.

I went in fully expecting a poor experience that would leave me hating life and never wanting to enter Old Navy again. This was sad to me because I have recently re-discovered Old Navy as a mecca for trendy items that you are not totally convinced are right for you but you buy anyways only to discover it was all a horrible mistake. Yes, I have also been known to make questionable purchases of the trendy item from the sale rack in a color that would flatter no one. dammit. Old Navy is great because you won’t break the bank while making those trendy but questionable purchases. But, I digress.

While I was in the store I learned that I really do not like Old Navy jeans. BUT I really do like some of the tops and sweaters. My favorite item that I got on the exchange that day was a crew neck cardigan in cream and beige animal print. I absolutely LOVE this sweater. It is warm and comfy, it washes beautifully and the buttons are spaced correctly. I hate it when the buttons are spaced wrong and the blouse/sweater gapes in the wrong spot as to show the world your two best girls.

Button Front Stretch Sweater in Brown Animal ($24.94)

I highly recommend this sweater to all who are looking for a versatile sweater that can be worn anywhere. I am considering buying the red one as well!

Finally, I was happily surprised that the exchange process was simple and quick. Thanks Old Navy!



P.S. Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic is offering 30% your entire purchase with code THANKYOU until Oct 2. Happy shopping!

Kirna Zabete The Shops at Target REVIEW

Hi Beautiful People!!

Today I am happy to report on the Kirna Zabete collection for The Shops at Target Fall 2012 line. I wasn’t too impressed with the summer 2012 collections for The Shops by Target–there were a couple of accessories I liked but I didn’t buy them. Obviously I didn’t like them that much.

I went over to Target yesterday to look at the KZ collection with an open mind. I had my eye out for a skirt I liked in the lookbook. My store had about three kiosks of the collection. I would say there was about half of what I saw in the lookbook at my particular Target.

Kirna Zabete collection for the Shops at Target (Fall 2012)


Kirna Zabete collection for the Shops at Target (Fall 2012)

I was specifically interested in the high-low hem skirt in geometric blue and was delighted to find it in my store. I grabbed it and a few other pieces to try on. My first impression was the low quality of the fabric. I liked the pattern of the fabric on the skirt but the polyester was rough and the elastic waistband was cheap. Plus, the high-low of the hem was a bit too much of a contrast. The skirt did not flatter my short frame at all. So I passed.

The other pieces I tried on were less than awesome. I liked the pattern on the sleeveless tie front button down blouse in black and white polka dots but the fabric was so damn itchy. I took it off immediately and wouldn’t have wanted to wear it for two minutes. I would convert to catholicism if I wanted to wear a hair shirt.

Sadly ladies, Kirna Zabete is no Missoni. Personally, I bought nothing.

Did anyone else find something they liked in the collection?





Fall 2011 Thrift Store Score!

HI Beautiful People!

With all this talk of designer collaborations such as Missoni and Versace I felt the need to get back to my roots. So, I headed over to my local Goodwill Industries to browse through some used clothes.

While I was there I tried on a few things…a couple blazers that didn’t necessarily work for me (boo). I am on the lookout for great classy blazers lately.

However, I did find a great camel colored DKNY JEANS sweater in fabulous condition for only $6.99! This sweater is perfect for fall 2011 because neutrals, especially camel (fancy way for saying tan), is particularly hot for the season.

I love the details on this sweater: tunic shape, sweet bell-shaped 3/4 length sleeve, and metallic stitching at the hem; all of these dress the garment up. The deep V-neck necessitates a camisole or t-shirt underneath, which allows you to dress it up or down. I absolutely love clothes that are versitile enough to wear to work, school, or play! This sweater is great for any occasion, which is perfect for the lady on a budget. Ignore the wrinkles…I haven’t washed it yet! I was so excited I had to share with my lovelies ASAP. :-)

DKNY Jeans Sweater ($6.99)

DKNY Jeans Sweater

DKNY Jeans Sweater (tri-colored metallic detailing at hem)

DKNY Jeans Sweater (sleeve detail)

Whaddya think of my latest Thrift Store Score?? Not bad for $7 right?



How would you wear it? (ZigZag Sleeveless Sweater)

Hi Beautiful People!

Yesterday I wore a great casual outfit that I want to share with you.

I paired my new Missoni for Target sleeveless sweater with a pale pink button down, my Citizens of Humanity jeans, and Gucci patent leather loafers. I wore some awesome peacock earrings from H&M athought you can’t really see them in the picture.

How would you wear it??

Missoni for Target Sweater $29

J.Crew Pink button down (final sale clearance) $20.99

Gucci Loafers (Used–consignment shop) $20

Citizens of Humanity jeans (Used–Goodwill) $16.99

Peacock Earrings from H&M $5.99

Total cost: less than $100!! Yay!




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