Thursday, March 4, 2010

Winnie Twinnies...and how is it that Dina & I always end up at J Crew?

First up...what color are Winnie Twinnies?  In my world...yellow.  Big, bold, bright yellow.  And why is that important?  Because tomorrow I am wearing yellow...and you may want to as well.  Tomorrow is Wear Yellow for Chelsea day (see Debye's very moving post on her blog Modestly Styled, Modestly Me) to honor the memory of Cheslea King who lived in Debye's community. Obviously our hearts, thoughts, and prayers are with all dealing with the tragedy...but I really love the message in wearing yelllow - keeping the symbol of the light she brought to everyone.  Hug your loved ones close tonight.

(And on a totally shallow note...does anyone have a Polyvore sub for the in store J Crew vneck painter tee in bright citron?)

Now on to Winnie Twinnies...I met dinagideon and drewablank last Thursday at Tysons for a quick Starbucks lunch and some J Crew time to check out the new arrivals.  I'm trying to think if I actually got anything...oh wait, yes, one thing.  More on that below.  But it's always so fun to see them, esp before drewablank heads off on her fabilis trip back home to the Phillipines. 

The fun part was that dina & I were actually wearing our matching Winnie coats (since, you know, I kinda live in mine...) and of course, we had to get a picture...

Outfitwise, I once again wore my new men's half-zip cotton sweater (size M).  I am loving this sweater!!  And then the classic-stripe tissue tee (size M), Chicos Ultra Slim Leg jeans (size, 0.5, which always make me feel great), and the new J Crew crystal fireworks earrings (one of my 20% off purchases a few weeks ago).  The earrings are adorable - but they aren't small.  The only issue I have with them is that I can't do my usual "hold the phone between my ear & shoulder while I talk and do other things" trick.  Not that I really should be doing that anyway...it's bad for my chiro issues.  The fab AnneG was smart enough to suggest BlueTooth to me on PV...not quite realizing that I have seriously tiny ear canals - it's very weird - M has them too - but the vast majority of ear things don't actually fit in my ear.  

And it was such a yucky day from all the snow melt and dirt and mud, that I just threw on the pink rain boots.  I do love them with the yellow & navy.  And with cozy socks, they keep my feet quite warm.

Polyvore from last Thursday:
2/25/10
2/25/10 by HeidiGblog featuring J Crew

Since hitting J Crew once a week with Dina isn't quite enough, we met up at the Montgomery Mall J Crew on Sunday morning for the crewcuts fashion show...with our mini-JCAs in tow.  The SA? Manager? at the B&M who was running the show pronounce my E as a dead ringer for Jenna Lyons...so her new name is now mini-Jenna.  (We did pick up a way cute dress for E - the tiptoe dress in heather aluminum- and headband.  Marvel at my restraint, please...)

What did I wear?  Remember I mentioned that I only got one thing when I met up with drewablank & Dina?  It was the CFDA Fashion for Haiti tee.  I had tried it on and hemmed & hawed earlier in the week.  Then I decided that I really did like it, and at least I could say it was going to a good cause...100% of profits to Haiti relief.  You can get the tee here on J Crew's website, or in store.  And as you probably know, lots of retailers are offering the tee.

Size-wise, I got the W1, which would equate to "Small" on the website - these are unisex sizes, folks. If that's too large for you, you can get the crewcuts version here (like dina did, in size 14, I believe; it's currently backordered, but only until 3/16 - not too shabby).  I love the graphic on the tee, not that you can really even see it here...And all I can say is that they must have pinned the daylights out of the model's tee in the online pic.

So for the fashion show, I wore the new Haiti tee with black Minnies (8), black cashmere cardigan (L), and a lime scarf from I don't even know how long ago.  Plus the black Born Lovely flats and some sparkly jewelry.  Very comfy and then very warm when E & I headed to the ice rink to meet Hubby & M for the kids' ice skating lessons.


Polyvore from Sunday:


But I think Dina and I need a new hobby.  When she stopped by her regular B&M yesterday with Rex, he asked "Where's Miss Heidi?"  And I share that with you in hopes that you'll enjoy it a bit and it will add a little lightness to your day since Hubby just wouldn't appreciate it so much if I shared it with him.  Knitting anyone????

26 comments:

dinagideon said...

OMG. Haha. This post has me in tears...partially because I lived it and now I get to re-live it. ;)

As far as new hobbies go, at least I am turning to J. Crew to return things! I made money at the Crew yesterday! Love it.

Rex loves seeing you...I think if we met at the library and we saw a library he would say "where's Ms. Heidi?" But really, there could be worse places to associate you and seeing you with...Hooters, Victoria's Secret, etc., etc.

Thanks for your e-mail earlier...very sweet. :) I think I am taking the night off from blogging, but will be back at it tomorrow. And yes, I will be blogging in a yellow outfit!

AnneG said...

Cute post and equally cute Winnie outfit...love the pink rain boots and the yellow Winnie together. I got the JC Clearance Center deal on the Winnie, too (and gulp...also bought the Navy because it was such a darn good deal) Love that JC Clearance Center...but, I digress! I have to say...your Tall Minnies look really good especially with the black flats -- not so much daylight between the bottom of the pants and your shoes like with the regular Minnies. Very Audrey Hepburn!! Fun post.

S said...

You guys are so cute! I love reading your blogs. I live in the DC area as well and frequent the Tysons, Montgomery Mall, and Chevy Chase stores so I have to be on the look out for you guys.

ashley said...

lol you two are so funny! i love that winnie though! super cute! :)

im really digging your fashion show outfit! i reeeeally need to try some minnies!!!

C said...

that is a funny picture... at least you all do actually look somewhat different and do not have identical wardrobes... that would be too weird.

Cloggsy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture of you and Dina - hope you have it framed somewhere!

Rosa in DC said...

You guys look so cute together!

yogagirl said...

The Pink Rain boots look HAWT with the yellow coat! Total luvee!

Jemma Ruby said...

you two look adorable and it is so nice you guys have each other for jcrew shopping! :-))

La Belette Rouge said...

You so make me wish I got a Winnie. It is such a cute and vibrant jacket and I love it in that first Polyvore. You have such fantastic style!

Cleo said...

Love your Winnies! Glad you had a great time.

gigiofca said...

Where is Miss Heidi? *rofl* I'm so glad to find out this comment you didn't want to hear Mr. Heidi Man to hear about ;-)

I also was thinking of getting the Haiti tee, too. For a good cause & I like that pop of green.

casual-crew said...

I love the picture of you two so cute, and I can relate to the getting a new hobby, I need to find one too.

HeidiG said...

dinagideon - so happy to amuse you!! And you're right...there are worse places with which Rex could associate me. Glad you are taking a day - sometimes we just need it! :)

AnneG - You have both Winnies? Love it! And thanks for noticing the difference with the Tall Minnies. Now I'm just trying to decide whether to order the coal or british khaki next...one pair of Talls is not enough, and who know when they'll have another promo (and I doubt these are going on sale anytime soon, if ever)

S - We'd love for your to join us some time!!

ashley - you haven't tried the Minnies yet? I think they would be so fab on you!!

C - you're right - it would be a bit weird if we had on the same outfits underneath - I already have 1 twin. Given our usual color palettes, that is highly unlikely, however. :)

Cloggsy - thank you! I actually have an even cuter pic of us with the girls at the fashion show, but since E's in it, it's not postable. I should upload to FB however....will do that shortly.

Rosa in DC - thanks! And you were my inspiration for pulling the rain boots out even though it's not really spring weather yet - yours that your wore to the JCA outing the previous weekend were so darn cute, so I decided to go ahead and pull mine out and start wearing them - they may be boots but at least it's a change from the FUggs & snow boots!!

yogagirl - thank you! I have a lighter weight spring coat in yellow that I wore with these boots all last spring - I love pink & yellow together. I think I'm wearing a pink scarf with my yellow top today, too.

jemma ruby - thanks! We just hope in all your fab geographical boucing around that you hit DC soemtime!! :)

La Belette Rouge - well, there's always the popback! And thank you!! I'm hoping that JC will continue bright jackets - they make (my simple/neutral) outfits so much more fun.

cleo - thank you!

gigofca - yes - that pop of green - I love the color combo on the tee! And so glad you appreciated Rex's comment...I'm still giggling.

HeidiG said...

casual-crew - yep, new hobby indeed! The funny thing is that our last JCA outing was supposed to be at the regular (i.e. non-J Crew) Tysons but the restaurant didn't have tables large enough...so we switched to the other Tysons, aka "J Crew Tysons". :)

CECE said...

HEIDI!!! Im officially envious! I missed out on the WInnie =( If you ever find one please put it on hold for me! Looks great on the both of you! I just love the Winnie! I need a size 6! I WANT ONE!!!! HELP!!! hahaha

Jen said...

Adorable winnie outfits - makes me grouchy I didn't pull the trigger on one when they were on sale. You guys have tons of fun in VA, don't you?

OneFashionistaDiva said...

i love how you two are wearing yor winnies!!! i have it too, and i LOVE it! I also love how you styled the haiti tee. i will purchase that shirt as well. i will be sure to do a post when i wear yellow. how wonderful of you to find a creative way to reflect rememberance.

post-fab princess said...

You and Dina are too cute. You twinnies both look fabilis in your winnies.

This reminds of me of my own 'need a new hobby' moment: when the guy behind the post office counter automatically brought my package from the back room without having to ask my name...

prashant said...

your shoes like with the regular Minnies. Very Audrey Hepburn!! Fun post.
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Couture said...

The yellow coat is lovely!

Judith
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Suzy said...

You too look adorable! I wish I could have been there (with or without my Winnie, hahaha). After Italy, next Bethesda trip for hubby, I'm there!

Suzy said...

Oh, boy, do I teach English? haha

I meant you "two"!!!!! Ahhhhhh!

FabulousFloridaMommy said...

Oh you two look absolutely adorable together! :)

I did get the Haiti tee, but actually ordered it from Tory Burch instead of J.Crew. I love the way you wore it to the Fashion show...cute, cute, cute! :)

tres tippy said...

that's so funny that you were both wearing the same coat! you both look great though. it's so nice to see how JCA's have formed such great friendships!

Simply Southern said...

love the yellow jkt.. so cute!