Shopping Haul!

I did some shopping recently and wanted to share my buys with you guys!  Plus it takes me forever to post lookbooks so hopefully if you like the stuff you can grab it now before it’s sold out of your size.  I went to the new Forever 21 in downtown Seattle and it’s super overwhelming in there because it’s 3 floors just PACKED with stuff and usually that turns me off from shopping but since I wasn’t in a rush, I took my time and found some cute stuff!

I got this adorable ruffled top, that looks way more expensive than the 15 dollar price!  I recently wore while hanging out with the adorable Ro of La Sea, see the picture on my facebook here!

 Forever21 Ruffled Woven Top
 There’s also a similar version with sleeves.

I got a size small and the fit is a little baggy.   It could use some tailoring on the sides but worn with slim jeans, it looks fine.  I don’t really love the length one me as it ends at a weird place and with the ruffles, it makes me look a bit wider so I tucked it in at the last ruffle and it looks much better that way.

Here’s a preview of the lookbook.  The necklace and bracelet are both t+j Designs new collection that will be launched in the next few weeks!  Check out our blog for more of the collection!

I also purchased this polka dot top as I realized that I have way too many stripes in my closet so wanted to mix things up with some polka dots!  I love the peter pan collar and the slightly sheer layers.   I plan on wearing this with my white jeans before it gets to be fall and I can no longer wear them!

I bought the size Small and the fit is a bit baggy on the sides.  I think this under a white blazer would be super cute too!

I’ve really been into plaid boyfriend shirts as I think it looks so cute with a pair of shorts or even dressed up with a skirt.  I got a similar shirt to this except mine is navy blue/white plaid.  Love this pink one though!  I think I’ll go back to the store to see if I can find it.  I like to girly up my plaid shirts by rolling up the sleeves, unbottoning the top 3 buttons and then topping it off with a sparkly necklace!  (my favorite is to pair it with our luxe crystal drop necklace.  The casualness of the shirt plus the sparkly-ness of the necklace makes for the perfect combo.)

The size small is pretty big but probably right on for a “boyfriend look”.  Although I do like that there is no chest gap like most button downs do on me.

Now onto my fall buys from J Crew!

J Crew sends their card members a 25% discount from time to time so I had to take advantage of it and order some stuff online.  Luckily all the stuff fit and I love it all!  I always stock up on sweaters from J Crew for the fall.  They are great quality for a good price and always last a long time.  I thought about being adventurous and get this very fall appropriate “vibrant flame” color but instead I went with a safe navy color.  Maybe I’ll wait it out to see if the “vibrant flame” color will go on sale and get it then.

J Crew Merino V-neck Sweater
I got an XS and the fit is great.  It’s pretty much like on the model, a little bit loose but fitted in the right places.

As I was just saying, I have too many striped shirts in my closet but of course I had to add more!  I love this one as it’s a bit more dressy and could definitely work for the office with a pair of nice trousers, perhaps the cafe capri pants that I thought about getting but wasn’t sure about the fit.  Of course, since I didn’t get them, I now want them!  (Thank you to Jackie for your feedback on them!)

J Crew Stripe Out Tee
The XS fits a little loose and slouchy which is exactly what I was looking for.  It’s made from a nice very smooth and silky jersey so it’s different than my other striped tops that are mostly cotton.

I was looking for a top that I could just throw on with jeans for a “casual chic” look and this top is perfect for that. You would think that I would already have a bunch of tops that would work but when I pull them out, I feel like it’s either too dressy or too sloppy and I just don’t like it.

J Crew Boatneck Painter Tee
The XS is very slim fitted which will look great with both my skinny jeans and my new bell bottom jeans.  I love this tee because of the long length.  I have a short torso so longer length shirts always look much better on me than cropped lengths.

That’s it for now!  I’m probably going to save my monies for some fall shoe shopping, I need new boots!  So what about you guys?  Have you bought anything lately that you are loving?  Please share!

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  • Make Mommy Chic
    September 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    What great buys Tiffany! I love the polka top and the sweater from J crew. No doubt that they will be great additions to your closet. Thanks for the post!

  • cinzee
    September 8, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Wow, i love both tops!!! Ruffles, polka dots, and stripes are all my fave too:)

    But that ruffle top's hot pink color or whatever color you call it, is absolutely gorgeous!! i love vibrant colors:D I miss Forever 21!!! I only went there once when i went to visit New York. Gjavascript:void(0)otta admit, it was pretty much of a mad house when i went in but i had all the time in the world, and so i stayed there for 3 hours!!! lol

    Oh yeah, i got the same probs with ruffle tops, it makes me look wider and so i gotta tuck it in unless i'm wearing skinny jeans, then it seems to look more okay-ish, hehe.

    J Crew? I've never bought stuff from them but they seem to do good basics.

    Have a fab wkend Tiffany!!


  • K.M.
    September 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    cute 🙂

  • CessOviedo
    September 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Cutest tops ever! Fall is going to be all about polka dots, can't wait to see how you style it!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • xxayeexx
    September 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Love love the 2 forever shirts in the 1st pic! You just made them even cuter hanging them like that! I use the same hangers! haha

  • modniza
    September 8, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    lovely,like it! xooo

  • Stephie
    September 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Great buys! I love the necklace you're sporting! I went straight to the t+j Designs website and didn't see it. I am going to be checking back frequently because I am in LOVE 🙂

  • JustPatience
    September 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Great finds from forever 21. The tops are so cute. I love that J Crew V neck sweater, I ended up buying the blue one though.


  • Meisha.Style
    September 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    cute tops! especially the dottie one with the collar! checking them out. thanks for sharing! =)

  • April
    September 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Ohhh I want to buy everything you hauled! Hehehe! I love the Jcrew stripes!

  • A Stylized Hysteria
    September 8, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I just got the same polka dot shirt from F21! You've got great taste. 😀

  • katattack2000
    September 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Love the finds! The ruffle is really cute 🙂

  • Carly
    September 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    TOO CUTE! I adore both of your new tops, they look adorable and are so inexpensive 🙂

  • Jackie
    September 8, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    No problem! 🙂 Vibrant flame is such a gorgeous color. I want something in that shade too! Maybe the stripe out tee?! That shirt feel sooo good! And I love that it's kinda slinky. Then again I do have quite a few striped tees… decisions, decisions! Haha.

    The F21 polka dot top with the Peter Pan collar is adorable! I've always thought polka dots were too cutesy for my liking but it's starting to grow on me! I have a sheer long sleeved blouse from h&M that I got this past winter with smaller polka dots that I can't wait to pair with some polka dot tights!

  • K.Rae
    September 9, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Just ordered new winter boots from LL Bean and I am so psyched to get them! I'll be wearing them every day for about 5 months (I live in Chicago) so they must be awesome, and I think I found a winner.

    "Vibrant Orange" would look great on you, btw. I will definitely be hitting up J. Crew for sweaters in the next couple of months.

  • M.R.
    September 9, 2011 at 4:03 am

    love the polka dot top = so cute!!

  • kileen
    September 9, 2011 at 4:22 am

    oh i totally love the F21 ruffle top! great buys!!

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  • Michelle
    September 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    fab haul – i tend to buy similar items as well (stripes and v-necked items are the most common). i really love the little polka dot shell and am floored it's from f21!

    happy friday! ♥

  • DiamondsandTulle
    September 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Cute stuff! I need to go find that polka dot blouse!

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