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Falling in love all over again…

with…wait for it…Loft!  Wait!  Wait!!  Don’t run away scared!  Let’s start at the beginning.  Back in my corporate days I loved Loft.  Cheaper than Ann Taylor, but great quality and did I mention CHEAP!  They ALWAYS have some kind of offer going on – so once we are done here remember to sign up for their newsletters.

I popped in yesterday – why I have no idea as I had the kids with me…but I saw this in the window and it drew me in like a magnet.  The skirt is a beautiful cream with a hint of pink in the tulle – but what I really love is the grey stretchy, jersey lining that makes it not only super comfy but also incredibly easy to dress down with a t-shirt for a super cool party look.

tulle skirt


Here’s what I’ve ordered to wear with it.  Two fabulous t-shirts – in my opinion as nice as J.Crew but CHEAPER!  What’s not to love?

beads Bow tshirt


And of course I couldn’t check out without at least trying these – the sweatshirt for layering and the shoes for that finishing touch.  They’d also both look perfect with jeans.



gold shoes


It’s funny how popping in those stores that you’d long ago dismissed can be quite the revelation!  Take a peek – I dare you not to find something you love in Loft!

Oh and the best bit?  Right now using code ENJOY you can get 40% off all your cart:)

(p.s. this is NOT a sponsored post – I genuinely adored what I saw!)

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The pantone of 2013.

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty
that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald color of the year 2013

Now I’m not typically a fan of ‘green’ though I have noticed that I am more and more drawn to it, in fact all bright colors in general.  I am in love with the color blocking trend for spring.  J.Crew and J.Crew Factory have some great, wearable options that follow the trend, for great prices too.  I’m currently lusting over this beautiful yellow mini skirt – a much cheaper option to the one seen in the Michael Kors Spring collection at $695!  I’ve promised myself it when I return from the UK, assuming I haven’t squandered all my earnings in Primark.

J.Crew Factory:



Michael Kors:


My new found obsession with J.Crew led me to these lovely café capris, again sale bargains at $30.  They were a risky buy as I purchased my ‘wannabe size’ and they’ve been hanging in my closet for a few weeks.  With some trepidation I tried them today and they fit!!  Hooray!!  Given it’s going to bounce up to the 70s again today, and that we are now in the last throws of January, I decided to celebrate and bring Spring forward on the calendar.

The blouse is Ann Taylor.  I NEVER shop there these days as I don’t have a ‘proper office job’ anymore.  As I wandered past the other day this blouse caught my eye.  It’s actually really similar to a J.Crew collection printed top that was crazy expensive (the photo floral print that is no longer available).  This Ann Taylor version was just $78, and currently they have a buy one get one 50% off on their new collection.  I was really impressed with what I saw – lots of great black and white prints and bright colors.

J.Crew Collection version:



So here’s me today wearing the pantone of the year accessorized with the Zara black court shoes and my fabulous Boden folded leather clutch.



Finally don’t forget it is Boden’s Catch of the Day again and today it is the turn of selected knitwear and jackets – you can get 25% off today so don’t delay!


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