Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A little on the preppy side...

Last day of summer vacation for us today...and what do we have going on?  A lot!  We have the boys' play set being installed in the backyard (it's a little evil of us to install that with one day of summer left, right?! Didn't mean for it to work out that way but it happened...), we have school shoe shopping to do, #1 has a swim party tonight for Cub Scouts, and just general "getting ready" stuff to take care of for the first day of school.  Can't believe summer is over!  

A few weeks ago I posted on my blog that I had picked up the cute J Crew Factory Camp-Shirt at my local Crewlet and this past weekend I finally pulled it out (meaning I finally took the time to iron it) and wore it to church.  Here's how I styled it:


Camp Shirt-J Crew Factory/ Ackee Pencil Skirt-Anthropologie/ Belt-J Crew Factory/ Lyons Pumps-Banana Republic/ Pieced Prism Necklace-Anthropologie/ Strung Hoop Earrings-Anthropologie/ Bardot Spiral Bracelet-Stella & Dot/ Flower Bud Ring-J Crew

This is definitely a much more preppy look than I usually go for but it was kind of fun to try a different look.  And I LOVE this shirt...can't wait to try to style it with skinny jeans!  Hope I can pull it off! =)

Speaking of church, I have a particular bag I take to church every week to carry my things (and the things I bring to keep my kids happy).  It's a Vera Bradley bag so it's colorful and a pretty memorable piece.  I've had this bag for over 5 years now...it's served me well. The second or third week I went to church here in Ohio I noticed another girl had the EXACT same bag!  Ahh!  A little awkward, not?!!  So this gave me the perfect opportunity to finally take the time to find a new bag for church.  It's probably time to do so anyways after 5 years.  I was hoping to find a gold or silver bag of some sort to carry but after searching high and low I just couldn't find one I loved for the price I wanted to pay.  Then the Kate Spade surprise sale email popped into my inbox yesterday and I found a great option that I decided to go with:



The black with little white polka dots will be a great neutral to work with each week, which was one of the mail goals when looking for this bag. And it was 1/3 of the regular price with the sale...perfect!

Alrighty...off to enjoy our last day of summer!  Happy middle of the week everyone...have a great day! 



30 comments:

  1. Love it too. The KS bag is very cute and practical.

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  2. love this outfit on you!! Super cute.

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  3. Just bought that bag last night!! Funny. Cute, cute!

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    1. haha...we'll be twinners, but it's ok since we're like 5 or 6 states away from each other. Great minds! ;)

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  4. So cute Jenni!! Love that bag too! :)

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    1. Thanks!! I hope it works out for me!

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  5. I love Kate Spade bags - the one you chose is so classic - how lucky to have it on sale too!

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    1. I love KS too...they are the best! Always love a great KS sale!

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  6. Your outfit is so similar to my interview outfit! Cute!

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  7. I love how you styled your outfit and I'm so sad that I missed out on this skirt. I'm going to have to find something similar. I also agree with modernmom - both of your outfits are similar.

    Moody Girl In Style

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    1. Thanks!! That's what eBay is for!! I bet you could find one!!

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  8. I actually really, REALLY like the chambray with the ackee pencil skirt! It keeps it classy but not too done up, if that makes sense? hope your boys can enjoy their one last free day on the play set. :)

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    1. Perfect sense! =) Thanks! We had a great day!

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  9. Good HEAVENS I love that skirt. You have such great style!

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  10. haha setting it up that late was totally evil! ah well, i'm sure they'll have plenty of time to use it. and love that skirt- it's such a cute color and a fun pattern

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    1. Thanks!! And as for the play set...they were out there playing on it the second they got home from school! =) Silly boys.

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  11. Hi Jenni, I have the same bag coming my way too. We think alike!! I hope you've settled in and are doing well. Have you gone to Easton yet? I see you found Kenwood in Cincy, I worked there back in 1995-love that mall and the Anthro store there.

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    1. How funny! It's such a great, classic bag...I'm sure it'll be useful for many things! We are getting settled...trying to get the house decorated some. We did go to Kenwood...I loved it! It's a great mall. I plan to make it to Columbus in September a few times...can't wait! Thanks for stopping by and hope you re loving your new home too!

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  12. Love how this outfit came together, I'm giving this Chambray top a shot with the 30% off promo - I hope it works, I have a tricky time with button downs. I'm encouraged to see how cute it is on you and hear your positive review :) Gorgeous new church bag, I think it's going to be perfect and how cute will it look with your Loft Trench!!!

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    1. Oh, I hope you love the top and it works out for you! I love the weight of it and the look overall...just a great basic. Let me know how it goes!

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  13. I LOVE this look on you! So cute. That is seriously the perfect church bag!

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    1. Ahh, thanks! The bag just arrived yesterday and I LOVE it!

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  14. I love how you styled the skirt & your new handbag. Darling!

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