It's been a bit of a tough week for me this week, just trying to get things done, being a bit incapacitated with my back issues. You can tell by my lack of blogging and slow response time to comments (I'm reading, promise!)
I do have to actually keep moving a bit, to help my back, but not too much. Sitting is the worst, ugh! Lying down is lovely, but with a 4-year-old, we know that's a bit pie-in-the-sky. :) I probably should have had a lie-down during his preschool today, but I got my J.Crew Rewards card, and it was obviously burning a hole in my pocket. Plus, doc said to keep moving, to stretch a bit. What, stretching open my wallet doesn't count? ;)
The extra 30% off is still happening in stores (though signs don't show this. One of my stores didn't see to know about it, thereby losing a sale from me).
Anyway, I found several things to pick up at the more reasonable sale prices, including the Big-shot Dot Circle Skirt. This had both yays and nays in blogville, but I think it's really cute and wearable. Not too dressy, not too casual, and the length is appropriate. I think I'll end up wearing it very simply, likely first with my green, navy and neon azalea Spindrift Sweatshirts (Um, I love these!!). The skirt is full price online, but in store is $56 with discounts, and I think that's a nice price. As for sizing, this one is actually kind of a chameleon for me. I've tried 2, 4, and 6, and each time I think it's fine, but for different reasons. The 2 fits at my waist, but is shorter. 6 is longer, but poofier. Anyway, I went with a 4. :) Here are a couple pics of me in the skirt, first is a 2, second is a 6:
Next, I took home the navy (shadow) Scallop Sateen Skirt. I tried this when it was rolled out, and thought "definitely too short." Part of my reaction was b/c it was winter and bare legs freak me out until about mid-summer. I tried a 4 (too short!) and then sized up to a 6 during that try-on session (see pic below), to wear it a smidge lower on the waist and get a bit more length. It's still a mini though. This time, I found an 8 and gave it a whirl, and actually kind of love the whole fit of that. Alas, I didn't get a good picture. I was able to wear it lower on my waist, get more length, and it went a bit more a-line for me. It came to $35 with discounts. I plan to wear it with the neon azalea Raindrop Lace Top as a bit of dress-up (when will this go on sale?!), and for Target runs, with the neon azalea Spindrift sweatshirt or v-neck tee and some navy sneakers/sandals. Like so:
neon azalea & scallop sateen skirt by shopwithm
Here's the pic from my original review of the skirt in the size 6:
Next, I found the apple Mini-prints Scarf on sale for $28 with discounts. This one I love, although the price tag was still a bit of a sting for me. But it's sooooo cute with all the navy and orange (modern red) in my closet, that I know the CPW will dwindle. I tried it on with the striped Amie dress (which was $69 I think before discount?), but didn't take home the dress.
Here it is with my OOTD: Old Navy Cropped Trench Coat (found for $12 on clearance!), AG jeans, Talbots flats, J.Crew Linen Cowlneck Tee (see 2nd pic, in case you're debating this as an add-in for an online order. I'm wearing a small, think it's worth the $10, needs a cami IMO):
Finally, I broke down and took home the Chambray Top, which I love (took a size 2). Nearly every day I find myself thinking, ooh, that would be PERFECT to wear today. I'm sure it will drop to $20 next week, but for now, I'm ok with it, since I applied my Rewards money toward it. :) Maybe I'll luck out and get a price adjustment.
Do you have a Rewards card burning a hole in your pocket?
Have a wonderful weekend!