Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Boden Fall 2012 Picks

I know.  Boden's fall stuff has been around for awhile already.  I hadn't really checked it out since I was trying to avoid getting sucked in to buying fall stuff in July.  But today the catalog arrived in the mail just as I was heading to a chiropractor appointment.  So I took it with me into the waiting room, and by the time I left that bad boy was covered with Johnnie's handy little "love it" stickers!

Anyway.  Here are my faves.  I like to wait for a review or two to roll in before I order Boden so I am going to try to control myself.

Scoop Tunic Dress
This just looks so cute and easy to wear with leggings or tights.  I am loving the floral options. 

Peter Pan Top.  
I am seeing the peter pan collars everywhere lately, and I think this top is a cute way to try the look out.  I like the dark grey and the indigo.  

Funnel Neck Jacket
This looks like such a cute, casual fall jacket.  

Vintage Heeled Boots 
Love these.  I have been searching for a heeled boot that I can dress up or down for the last 2 years.  These could work if the calf width isn't too big. 
What do you think? Are you buying anything from Boden for fall?

Monday, July 23, 2012

Shop My Closet!

Its that time again.  In order to make room for fall purchases, I want to sell some items that aren't getting enough love.

Both of these are new, never worn.  The skirt has the tags, the pants don't.   They've both been in my closet since early June so I am past the return deadline and just hoping to send them to a good home! 

J. Crew Jardin Maxiskirt, size 4, in the blue color pictured.   Asking $70 shipped.

J. Crew Cafe Capri in Foulard Print, size 2.  Asking $60 shipped.
Email me at, or reply to this post if you are interested!  Have a great day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

My Fall 2012 shopping plan (so far)...

2 posts in one evening.  I am trying to catch up! 

Fall is my favorite shopping season.  I love boots, jeans, coats and scarves.  I usually go way overboard in the fall, but this year I am attempting to work with what I have.  I do need some new things for work, a new puffy coat (although I guess that's technically a winter purchase), and the perfect pair of black boots, so those are at the top of the list.   I also need to update my long sleeved layering tees, and I would like to add a casual dress or 2. 

Anyway.  I am hoping that I can cross the black boots off of my list since I just ordered the Tory Burch Nadine boots from Nordstrom.  


Love the anniversary sale there.  I have a Nordstrom card so I was able to shop the sale earlier this week before it opened to the public, which was great because my size sold out as soon as the sale opened up to the world today.  Its no secret that I love Tory Burch but even I can't justify nearly $500 for a pair of boots.   I think the sale price is still on the high side but its close enough to the price of Fryes, Cole Haans, and the like that I can justify it.  Whatever works, right?  :)  The reviews so far say that the calves are narrow, which will hopefully work for me.  I don't actually think that I have skinny calves, but I haven't bought boots for 2 years because every pair I've tried have been too wide.  Annoying.   These particular boots come in black and a gorgeous cognac color, and are sold out in all but the smallest and largest sizes. 

So that's the plan so far.  Black boots, puffy coat, dress or 2, and some work clothes.  Cheap layering tees. Oh, and a new pair of skinny jeans or 2.  And maybe a sweater.   And a new scarf.  Maybe I need to tweak the plan a little bit. :)

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  The weather has been terrible here this week.  103 degrees with blazing sun on Wednesday, 63 degrees and raining today.   Hoping to get some beach time in on Sunday!

Still here!

I know.  Its been over 2 months since I've done a blog post.  I have been super busy with the end of school, a quick vacation, lots of summer activities for the girls, and longer hours at work.  I haven't been able to shop much, and my outfits haven't really been super exciting either.   I have been keeping up with my favorite blogs and loving all of the summer outfits and sale finds!

With the fall collections coming out all over the place, I know I am going to have a lot more to say since its my favorite shopping season, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, here are a few phone pics of recent outfits.

Tee and shorts- J. Crew Factory
Handprints on mirror- courtesy of my 3 year old 

Bag- J. Crew Canvas Tillary Tote
Sunglasses- Dior

Skirt- J. Crew Factory
Top- Boden 
Shoes- Jack Rogers

 Dress- J. Crew
Swimsuit- Lands End
Bag and flip flops- Tory Burch

Tunic- Random Lord and Taylor brand
Leggings- American Apparel
Flip Flops- Tory Burch
Flip flops- Tory Burch

 Tank- Ann Taylor
Shoes- J. Crew

That's all for now!  Hope my 20 followers are still checking in! :)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Shop my closet part 2

2 more things for sale. 

J. Crew Valentina pumps in leopard patent.  Size 9.5.  Brand new in the box, never worn outside.  I got these on final sale and they are just a tiny bit narrow for me.   I'd rather sell them than try to force them to fit, LOL!   Asking $50 shipped (US only).

J. Crew Ella strapless dress in Medallion Paisley.  Size 4.   Wore it once and still have the tags.   Asking $90 shipped (US only). 

I am open to offers, so let me know if you are interested! 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shop my closet- for real!

Hello!  Hope everyone is having a good week.  I have a couple of things for sale that I wanted to put up on the blog before going over to ebay.  Message me if you are interested! I am open to offers.   I have great ebay feedback under seller ID amymalta as well. 

1.  J. Crew brown and white seersucker dot dress.  Size 6, from Summer 2008.  Never wore this and still has the tags on it.  I bought it and had wanted to shorten it but I never got around to taking it in to the tailor.  I don't really wear a lot of strapless these days so I am letting it go.  Asking $40 shipped


2.  J. Crew green and white paisley skirt.  Size 6, not sure of the season.  Bought on ebay and never wore it because it is too big.  Again, never got around to taking it in.   Asking $20 shipped



3.  Boden jersey dress from Summer 2011.  Size 6 (UK 10).  Ordered it on sale and didn't realize that the return window was only 7 days.   Never worn.   Asking $30 shipped

Let me know if you are interested or have any questions!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 23, 2012


Look what I found at J. Crew yesterday!

I ran over there during my break at work to check the sale stuff out and it was hanging all alone on the end of a rack.  It looked so sad that I had to grab it and take it home.   My store was still doing 30% off sale so it was a great price.

I was so disappointed to have missed out on this bag online while I was on vacation last week and couldn't stop thinking about it after seeing shopwithm's review.   Of course I can't use it right away since its only 50 degrees and raining today (ugh, wish I was still on vacation).   See Gigi's review here too.

Did you hit J. Crew over the weekend?  I barely looked at the non-sale stuff since I didn't have a lot of time, but nothing really jumped out at me.  

Have a great Monday!