Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Outfit Of The Day: Yellow Scalloped Buttondown

What I'm Wearing:
Dogeared Heart Necklace

I LOVE scallop detailing. Pretty much every time I see a blouse with scallops, I know it's eventually going to be mine. And I got this Dogeared necklace at an awesome price at Dillard's additional 40% off sale last week. Originally $98, it was marked down to about $35 and then of course, it was an additional 40% off. Yay!

I love these jeans. They have such a fun print, and it's the closest I can get to Burberry's Heart Print Shirt ($795 - yikes!). So these pants, which I purchased for about $50, are a great alternative. The only problem - I purchased them right after I gave birth and still had about 20 pounds to lose. So I got them in a size 28, two sizes bigger than what I normally wear (and even back then, they were super tight). So now that I've lost all the baby weight, they're super loose, but I managed by tightening the waist with a belt. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Outfit Of The Day: James Perse White Tee

Nobody does jeans and a white tee quite like Jennifer Aniston.

She has mastered the look of casual chic. It's so simple, but she looks fantastic in every single photo.

So I tried to replicate this same look. It's definitely a lot plainer of an outfit than I normally wear. I was tempted to throw on a bright scarf or a chunky necklace, but that would've taken away from the simplicity of the outfit. 

What I'm Wearing:
James Perse t-shirt
Gap jeans
Banana Republic belt
Rainbow sandals

So I'd been wanting a James Perse white tee forever. But they're really expensive. Some of them can set you back about $70. So I was excited to find this one for about $20 at Off 5th. 

So what's so special about these tees? Let's investigate.

So why the high price tag? I'm not really sure. First of all, they're made in the USA, which is awesome, but does that really justify paying over $50 for a simple white tee? Also, not all James Perse tops are even made in the USA anymore. I've seen many made in China, which peeves me because they're still just as expensive as the ones made in the USA. What gives?

They're made with 100% cotton, which is a nice break from all the polyester, rayon blends you see nowadays. It's so hard to find non-synthetic clothes these days. This all-cotton shirt is likely to resist pilling and will hold up through many wears and washings.

There's also a slight twisty detail along the neckline, but again, nothing great that justifies paying such a high price tag. So I'm glad I got mine on sale. I think $20 is a completely justifiable price to pay for a 100% cotton, made-in-the-USA quality t-shirt that will last many seasons. I'm happy to own this basic piece that can be dressed up or down with an endless list of bottoms, jackets, and accessories. Look for these tees at discount stores such as Off 5th and T.J. Maxx.