Pattern Play


Jacket: Zara  /  Shirt: Gap  /  Skirt: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes: Steve Madden (similar here) /  Sunnies: Target (similar here)  /  Necklace: Ann Taylor (old)

Every once in awhile, a “magical” article of clothing will appear before my eyes and make me want to spend full price just to have it in my possession asap.  Congratulations Ann Taylor, you and your perfectly patterned paisley skirt did it.  I am officially obsessed with this print and cannot wait to style this all sorts of ways.   Luckily, you sent me a coupon baiting me to spend more than I wanted to in order to receive a dollar amount off my total.  Funny how marketing works, isn’t it?  I did find a gorgeous pair of tan leather boots there on mega sale.  I think this was a personal best in sale shopping; originally $328, but scored them for just $20 dollars.  Thank you, thank you! I feel the congratulatory pats:)  I guess my little shopping excursion was worth it.  Like my friend Al says “I wasn’t bad, but I wasn’t good!”

Best Buy Boots:

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Spring Favorites with eShakti





Look 1: Dress: c/o eShakti  /  Shirt: Target (old, similar here)  /  Jacket: Old Navy (old, similar here)  /  Shoes: Target (similar here) /  Belt: J.Crew (similar here)  /  Bag:  Zara  /  Jewelry: Nixon watch, J.Crew bracelet, Ily Couture pave bracelet, Solomon Brothers necklace

Look 2: Shirt: Old Navy (old)  /  Skirt: eShakti (similar style here)  /  Shoes: Target  /  Bag: Mango (similar here)  /  Sunnies:  Anthropologie  /  Earrings:  Gems&Jam

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for warm weather so I can wear fun skirts and dresses!  Spring cannot get here fast enough, especially since I had the chance to review eShakti’s spring collection.  If you are unfamiliar with this online  clothing company, check out my last review here.  Basically, eShakti is perfect for women of all shapes and sizes since they will customize any piece to your specific measurements.  You can even alter necklines and sleeve types to fit your liking.  Needless to say, I always have a hard time choosing just one piece.  I decided to order a dress, but also a skirt because I wanted to see if sample pieces given to bloggers were treated differently (i.e. quicker shipping).  I actually ordered my skirt a day later and it arrived on the same day as my sample piece, so no preferential treatment here.  Just a perfect fit!

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Femme Floral









Jacket:  J.Crew (similar  here)  /  Shirt:  J.Crew  /  Pants: Ann Taylor  /  Shoes:  Steve Madden via TJ Maxx  /  Bag: Calvin Klien via TJ Maxx  /  Sunnies:  TJ Maxx  /  Earrings: Forever21 

I should have named my blog “Biscuits & Bargains!”  Besides my Jacket (which was a Christmas present, so that doesn’t really count)  and my purse (which was still a good deal), everything else was $20 bucks and under. New too.  I bought this J.Crew shirt decades ago for cents on the dollar during the times when you could actually get a REALLY good deal there.  The shoes were 20 bucks from TJ Maxx.  For some reason, unless they are Manolos (which I do not own), I have a hard time paying more than 30 bucks for shoes.  I don’t know why;  guess it is because I’m cheap.  The pants I found for 14 dollars at Ann Taylor.  So what if I had sale goggles on? And the earrings were a whopping $2.99 from F21.  Moral of the story: it pays to be cheap.

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Have a Great Weekend!