I’m Loving…

From J.Crew: Minnie pants in vibrant flame | Striped Boatneck popovers (not online anymore but the store had a ton in both colors) | Fanfare cardigan | Villa Dress | Other: Lucky Brand Ester Flats

I realize that I discuss clothing and style a lot on the blog, and yeah, it’s because I totally adore it and am constantly daydreaming about it. However, I will let you in on a little secret. Until this past weekend, I had not been shopping in months. And not just a few months… I mean like late last summer months. The reason, of course, is I had sort of made a conscious decision to go for it blog and business wise, and was saving every last waking penny that I could. Okay, maybe that’s a stretch. But I certainly wasn’t allowing myself to blow money on clothes. My grandmother got me a couple things at Christmas time, but those were the only new items I’d gotten in a very long while!

So when my mom was here last week, we decided to hit up the shops in search of some cute summer wear for her…and of course, I got lured in to the awesomeness that is J.Crew. I’m a spoiled brat, because my mom was kind enough to indulge me a little with most of the goods here — and it helped that The Crew was having a MEGA sale. Seriously…get thee to your local store. A lot of the stuff was discounted way more than it is online. I wonder why they do that?

Anyway, I came home with the above and it made me feel so much better about a few upcoming trips and photo-related situations I’m going to find myself in. Thank goodness for moms, am I right?


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  1. 4.16.12
    Annie said:

    Totally relate to this post. Thank goodness for moms, indeed!

  2. 4.16.12
    Julia said:

    Love the picks! Guess I need to hit up J.Crew now!

  3. 4.16.12
    alyson said:

    great finds! I adore the minnies however have found that the waist stretches a ton. Have you had that??

    • 4.16.12
      vmacandcheese said:

      Hmm…maybe a little? I also bought one size below my normal to accomodate for any stretching. That’s what the store clerk told me to do previously. My other Minnies stretched a little bit, but not a ton.

  4. 4.16.12

    Great scores! Sweet mama.

  5. 4.16.12

    Such lovely additions! J.Crew is so dangerous for me.

  6. 4.16.12

    Such a nice momma! I have those red minnies and love them. Perfect for summer nights!

  7. 4.16.12
    Emily said:

    Moms are the best! That green dress is divine!

  8. 4.16.12
    Ana said:

    So much colour…that’s all I’m craving for spring! The red Minnies and the green dress will be in my dreams. :P

    It must be nice to indulge a little bit after such a long time of no shopping; I think I’m nearing that point too. Being in school and jobless, I haven’t seen the inside of a clothing store in quite a while.

    Hope you’re having a great Monday!

  9. 4.16.12
    Neda said:

    Bravo to you for being so disciplined about shopping and saving money. I really respect that will power! Yes, my mom always saves the day and knows what I need exactly when I need it. She has taught me everything I know about fashion! Have a wonderful week! xx

  10. 4.16.12

    I have the red minnies and LOVE them! Also crushing on that striped sweater.

  11. 4.16.12
    brighton said:

    I’ve been crushing on those j.crew red pants for so long!! And i finally went to try them on and was so sad they didn’t fit me right!! Love them though!!

  12. 4.16.12
    Kate said:

    I literally laughed out loud when I read this! This is a scenario I am all too familiar with :) Yes, moms are great that way…I feel J.Crew is a very mom friendly store – they always find stuff they like and they think it all looks adorable on you too which means…PRESENTS!! The red minnies are redic. Wish I didn’t know about the sale though, I could never keep away from a J.Crew sale…eek.
    <3 Kate

  13. 4.16.12

    Gorgeous choices! And I kinda love that we both posted about J.Crew today. Great minds…:-)

    XO – Marion

  14. 4.16.12
    Keren V. said:

    I love a nautical boatneck! Ahoy.


  15. 4.16.12

    These are fabulous finds, made even better by the fact they were on sale! Moms are good for so many things but indulging us in a little shopping spree here or there is one of the best! :)

  16. 4.16.12
    taylor said:

    okay…. give me those striped sweaters – NOW! love love love.


  17. 4.18.12

    I hit up this sale too! I came out with the Olympia suede heels at over 50% off! Although they were still a splurge, 50% makes them seem practically free :) right?