Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Banana Republic Ashley Bow Flat

I have had great luck with Banana Republic shoes over the past year or so. My Royal Blue Ashley Bow Flats arrived the other day and they are just as perfect as I expected. My first thought after slipping them on was how cushy the insole is. Nicely padded. I ordered my usual 8.5 and they are a nice fit so I would say they are TTS.

My April J Crew catalog arrived the same day as these BR shoes, with a great styling idea on the first page. I can't say I'll be sporting the pink shorts but I really like the idea of this pink sweater with the flats and white denim for Spring:

Royal Blue Ashley Bow Flat #1

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, March 12, 2012

J Crew March 2012 {catalog inspiration}

Anyone else think J Crew did a great job with March?

Over the past few seasons I'll admit I'd been losing interest in J Crew. Much of the clothing and styling just wasn't appealing to me. That's all over with this month's catalog. I've found several pieces that would work effortlessly into my Spring wardrobe... and also some inspiration for styles and color combinations for similar pieces that could be found at lots of shops. Here are some looks I particularly like:

So that up-an-hour-earlier is not the most fun for the kids... dark and rainy this morning. I think I'll be drinking a lot of tea today and looking forward to a Poirot or some film noir and a fire tonight.

Happy Monday!


Friday, March 9, 2012

OOTD 3.9.12 {Heather Hydrangea}

OOTD 3.9.12

This sweater is just the most gorgeous shade of blue...
much brighter than it looks in my pic above. Makes me
want to do a search on "heather hydrangea" on
and buy whatever comes up. One wear and quite a bit
of pilling though, be advised. Thank goodness for
sweater shavers.

Happy Friday!


Friday, March 2, 2012

A Short Vancouver Weekend {in iPhone snaps}


Tulle coat, J Crew Brewster boots, Hermes Nuees Imaginaires, Mulberry Bayswater, black & gray


roasted beet salad + bruschetta

at Zefferelli's

crepes at Cafe Crepe on Robson



J Crew is coming to Robson Street.

Mavis and Beau souvenirs


Fairmont housekeeping had children's robes delivered when they saw our three.

...and tied for the most fun:

the pool

taking sweet Beau for a walk around the block

Happy Friday!