Another week of too much work and not enough play, but it's Friday, so I'm in an upbeat mood.
This week I came to the realisation that the smallest things can lift the spirit in times of stress and overwork.
I'm not talking about clothes or anything like that (shock!), but the fact that I finally got round to cleaning the windows in our bedroom.
They haven't been cleaned for over a year, so they were pretty vile and dirty.
Anyway, every morning since cleaning them, my spirits are lifted and I experience a sense of deep happiness that they are clean.
The world looks better through clean windows.
Enough of that.
J Crew had a few new updates online this week, which cheered me (sort of) too.
A few things caught my eye:
|Collection silk/wool A-line skirt|
I'm intrigued to read reviews of this skirt. I love an A-line skirt, but am concerned by its length (19"!!!) and the fact that it's wool. We're approaching Spring here, so my wool wearing days are now numbered.
This will be a wait and see item.
Next up is the Andie Chinos, which have been receiving some good reviews on the JCA blog.
I'm very tempted by these, although probably not in that coral colour. I'd probably go for the steel grey.
They come in petite sizes too. I'll ponder these further.
I'm not usually a great fan of chinos. They're too loose and casual for me, but these do look as if they'd be a bit more slim and structured on.
Any thoughts? Have any of you tried them?
|Emerald Tweed dress|
Finally, the emerald tweed dress. I'm a sucker for tweed, and if this were sleeveless and a cotton blend, I would snag it for sure. I'm not fond of short sleeves, though. Long or 3/4 sleeves would be fine, but for summer here, it would have to be sleeveless.
Anyway, it was fun to have a look at the new stuff, even if most of it isn't particularly fabulous.
Here are a couple of outfits from this week, featuring purple.
J Crew purple V-neck dress, black opaques and suede boots.
With J Crew Punk floral scarf.
J Crew Monarch scarf, grey Country Road knit, black Acne jeans, beige Acne boots and J Crew Schoolboy blazer in purple:
Are you sick of seeing my scarves with every single outfit yet?
I hope you've had a good week.
Any reviews of new J Crew items?
Any items on your wishlist?
Do you love clean windows too?