Sunday, November 22, 2009

A Spicy Olive Day

As I sit and ponder over some new purchases at JCrew the other day, I pulled out one new item since I knew for sure it would be a keeper - the Perfect-fit Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee (#18098, online - $24.50 or 2 for $35, in store - $19.50 - pricing monkeys at work again)

I like to stock up on a few new ones each year. This time, I got white, spicy olive, and light berry. I was actually looking at the light berry in the tissue turtle but it was much less "crisp" in color than the perfect fit tee and other light berry items.

Fit-wise, I take an L in the perfect fit tees. I feel like they are still cut close enough to the body, but that gives me breathing room and doesn't show the bulgies so much. I love how long the sleeves and overall length are in this tee. Makes it a great layer under sweaters for warmth.

I started out the day with the tee layered under a JC dress for church. Yes, this looks a lot like the Gap dress I got a couple of weeks ago during the F&F event. But, not so. The Gap dress is a heavy knit and its waistband is about 1 or 1 1/2" higher than the JC dress. The JC dress is wool - it actually came from the lovely dinagideon, who was kind enough to pass it along to me after she got it at the outlets and the lower waist totally did not work for her. Also the JC dress is from HO 08 and it has pockets (and size 8). But yes, very similar shapes and I plan to be able to wear at least one of them every month of the year.

So, spicy olive long sleeve perfect tee, wool shift dress, confetti necklace, Allison Daniel design ring, and cuff link earrings - plus tights and black patent pumps. I was actually so comfortable that I didn't change until about an hour ago.

Why did I change? Honestly, I don't usually love to wear dresses to the movies and I have a date with the girls to go see New Moon. One of the friends pre-ordered the tickets, so we are all set. We'll see how insane the crowd is...

So, for the movies - kept on tee, necklace, earrings, ring. Added dark rinse Chicos jeans, black flats, and this cream sweater. Anyone have any idea what it's called? It's from HO 07. It's so swingy that I actually bought it in the S. I love this sweater. So comfy, such a fun shape - I love the swingy. And it works as long as you have a fitted piece underneath. This would probably work even better with Minnies or skinny jeans, but instead I am wearing the jeans I wore for all day family Tysons outing yesterday because hey - it's a long movie, want the comfy pants. Not to mention the butter popcorn...

I have some thoughts that I've been mulling over about New Moon and the whole Twilight series. Will post later tonight or tomorrow...

Have you seen New Moon yet?

Polyvore for today:

11/22/09
11/22/09 by HeidiGblog featuring J Crew


15 comments:

dinagideon said...

Oh, you look so much better in that dress that I ever did. I am so glad you like it!

And that color is just beautiful!

The cozy sweater is also very pretty and you look snuggly...I want to pet your sleeve (does that make sense?).

Hope you have fun at the movie. I would only want to see it for Robert Pattison...so probably not worth the ten dollars it would cost me!

Talk soon!

Ann said...

Great outfits!! I think I have that cozy cream sweater from last year...it's a dream sweater, right? (I also have it in a sort of lime/pistachio color.) I can't remember the name either. Mine has pilled quite a bit, but I still like the shape and style. It looks great over the spicy olive tee.

Kathy said...

Another bright color and it looks nice on you! Seashell says the movie is so great, better than the first one!

I hope you enjoy your outing!

Viva La Fashion said...

that color is gorgeous. i love it. :)

tastymoog said...

That is the luxe dream bateau sweater. I wanted a striped one so bad, but then they sold out. :/

dinagideon said...

Tastymoog: LOL! I have that same sweater in citron. Okay, HeidiG., I don't have to pet your arm, I can pet my own. :)

Does yours pill as badly as mine does???

Summerilla said...

Love the spicy olive color on you, these are my favorite long sleeve tee's. I usually size up in them too so they are longer and perfect for layering. I really love how yo paired the tee in both outfits. You look fantastic!

I didn't see the first movie until way after it came out in theaters, so I'm thinking maybe I won't see New Moon for a while either. I'm really bad about getting to the movies.

Bellwether said...

Heidi! That dress/tee/tights combo is my favorite to date of all your outfits - you look phenomenal in that color! You should wear it all the time! So stylish and flattering!
You have me seriosly contemplating a stop through j crew today to pick up a couple for myself... I'd been so good til now...

yogagirl said...

Both outfits are BRILLIANT! Luvee your looks today!

GingerSnap said...

First off, I love that spicy color! I too bought it in the effect fit tees and in a Jackie cardi! Love it!

Second, I loved the second Twilight! The worst part? I am a total perv because I now have a major crush on Jacob (wolf) ... Yeah apparently he's only 17 IRL. So I'm now a perv! :::hides::: You'll see what I mean when you go! He had grown up a lot since the first movie.

HeidiG said...

dinagideon - you should actually try that Gap dress I got - so similar, just slightly higher waistband. I thought you'd like the color - it's citron's darker half... And go pet your own sweater! Just not too much or it will pill (see note below to Ann)

Ann - Mine has pilled a bit, but not that much - but it's the shape that I do adore.

Kathy - thank you! Movie was great - lots of fun.

Viva La Fashion - thank you!

tastymoog - thank you for the info! Luxe is right - I love how thick the yarn is on this. I bet this was adorable in the stripe.

Summerilla - Honestly, the only reason I went this weekend is because my friend Rosalee pre-ordered the tickets. I'm usually horrible about seeing movies in the theater, too.

Bellwether - thank you! they are on special right now, you know...

yogagirl - thank you!

GingerSnap - I bet this color is gorgeous on you. And yep, Jacob has filled out quite nicely since the first movie, hehehe.

Rosa in DC said...

That's such a great color on you. I hope you had a great time at the movies.

Debye said...

That color looks great on you and I love the two different looks you came up with!

I saw New Moon last night and I really like it, especially compared to the first one!

HeidiG said...

Rosa & Debye - thank you!

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