I had lunch with my mom last week and we were talking about my blog (my parents love my blog and they always ask me about it, which I love!) and she asked “Does J Crew pay you to write about them because you’re always wearing their stuff on your blog!” and I laughed and said No (but I wish!) and to tell you the truth, I knew I liked shopping at J Crew but I didn’t think I liked it enough for my mom to notice and then as I was putting together this lookbook, I realized that 95% of it came from J Crew (and Madewell which is owned by J Crew). Dang! I think I need to step away from the Crew and shop elsewhere until they pay me to endorse them. LOL!
What I’m Wearing
Blazer: J Crew
Tunic (worn as a top): J Crew
Belt: Nordstrom (really old)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin – New Simple Pumps
All Jewelry: J Crew
Speaking of moms: I think almost everyone I know has read the controversial Why Chinese Mothers are Superior and I have to say that I related to a lot of this article (I’ve felt the pain of getting my first B. I thought my life was OVER). However, my mom (and dad) still let me attend sleepovers, choose my own extracurricular activities (although I did play the piano and violin too), heck I was even on the cheerleading and dance team which I suspect the author of the article would abhor. And you know what? I still turned out fine! My parents are proud of the way I turned out and I’m proud of myself and my accomplishments. I love my parents for raising me the way they did. It was definitely hard for me when I was in high school and my parents’ strictness/rules made me think life was SO HARD but I now realize why they were strict with me and how it’s helped me with everything I do in my life now. It was just an interesting article and while I think that the author is a bit extreme in her thinking (but I also realize that she IS trying to sell her book), I did actually agree with some of it, although I could pinpoint the areas that, if I had children, which areas I would not be adhering to, only because of personal experience. <—- when I was 8 or 9, I had a Chinese piano teacher who made me play the same area of the song 100+ times if I messed up. And I had to mark it in the book for every time I did it. Before the lesson was over she would hand me a long list of areas that I needed to work on and the amount of times of each piece I had to practice every day which amounted to hours every day! Traumatic much? No wonder I won’t touch the piano anymore! Did you read the article? What did you think about it?
Christian Louboutin Simple 100 Patent Pumps
I’m wearing the New Simple pumps and the yellow color was sold out last year but they always have the Simple pumps which I own too and are my favorite Louboutin style. The New Simple pumps are great because they have an extra platform and give you just an extra bit of height!
I bought my belt forever ago but you could do the same thing with this belt (for $5!) or this navy/pink combo is cute! Mine has the same kind of rings but I just folded the end part of the belt over it to cover the rings.
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