Monday, September 5, 2011

Rainy Labor Day Movie Date

Rainy Labor Day Movie Date

J Crew pocket dress, $50
J Crew paisley top
J crew jewelry, $30
Women's shoes - ballets - Zip-front ballet flats - J.Crew, $70

Can you tell what my favorite summertime acquisition has turned out to be? Here's that versatile little Urbanite shift dress again, making good new use out of my beloved old Trastevere cardigan and Glass Cylinder necklace, plus the cute Zip-Front Ballet Flats I found on sale at my B&M.

It's just miserable weather here, but we're making the best of it with a relaxing day and are headed out to see an early movie.  An umbrella will complete my ensemble for this evening!

Happy Labor Day, everyone!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Urbanite Shift Part II, Featuring Tortoise Accessories

The wonderful Urbanite Shift dress again, slightly "dressed up" as I wore it for a garden club luncheon with girlfriends. 

I ordered these Cece leather & tortoise ballet flats weeks ago and was waitlisted -- and honestly nearly forgot I'd ordered them til they suddenly arrived on my doorstep! They're back in full stock, it appears. On first wearing they were SUPER comfy all day, and I think the color is going to be really useful going into my fall wardrobe of skirts and matchstick cords.

The sunglasses, earrings, purse and watch in this Polyvore set are all pieces that I own and really love, but you can see how easily you could substitute anything with a touch of tortoise to achieve the same complementary look with the Cece flats.

Once again, y'all, enjoy your holiday weekend -- and send Atlanta some rain, will ya? :-)

Urbanite & Tortoise Part II (feat. Cece Tortoise Ballet Flats)


Urbanite Errands!

Hey everyone, happy Labor Day weekend!  

Sorry I've been gone all summer -- I haven't been away, but I haven't been online much at all.  The construction and repair issues at our house have continued on and sucked my attention and my budget nearly bone dry (like what this relentless drought and heat have done to our poor plants!) 

But I have picked up a few J. Crew pieces here and there, because sometimes a girl's just gotta have a little retail relief, ya know?  

One of my recent finds was the Urbanite Shift Dress, still available in a few sizes and colors and in Petites.  I bought it in Spiced Olive and took the size 4.  This dress has gotten mixed reviews, but I decided to take a Final Sale gamble on it and am so glad that I did because it is sheer perfection on me.  Perfect shape for my rectangular, boyish build -- it accentuates my broad shoulders in a nice way, and the color's great, too.  Warmer and richer than I'd thought it would be.  And while I was afraid the cotton would wrinkle, it really doesn't at all, maybe because of the touch of stretch in it. 

Another great find -- and I owe this to the lovely Dina, who pointed these out -- is the Antiqued Stone Flip Flops.  Hands-down the most comfy flippers I have ever worn, and straight out of the box.  I bought them in Metallic Gold first, and within days stampeded back to buy them in Safari Fatigue and in Ebony.  I know they'll be go-to's for me for a long time.  Merci, ma belle ami Dina, for yet another fabulous recommendation! :-)

Here's how I paired the dress and shoes to run a few errands on yet another sweltering Atlanta August day.  The necklace, by the way, is the Factory Tortoise & Cylinder Fireball necklace.  Lightweight, fun and a bit sparkly.  Perfect summer fun!

Urbanite Errands