And I’m back. How did you all enjoy my scheduled posts, including the Disney-fied post from Charley? Awesome, yes? So I’m straight back into outfit posting with no backlog of pictures from weeks ago for once in my life. This outfit consists of some of my brand new clothes from America, the jumper and skirt, both from J Crew. Now I’m not sure what kind of opinion you all have of J Crew – I’ve heard some people don’t like it, because of the prices maybe? But take this into account with this outfit – these pieces are both from an outlet store and were 40% off; I got a further 10% off with student discount; and with the exchange rate, these were no more expensive than things I’d pick up in places like New Look or somewhere similar. Now a word on the sizing of J Crew: weird!! Seriously. This skirt and another I bought in there are both size 0. Yep, seriously – as in the apparent equivalent of a UK size 4 (I generally wear an 8-10 for comparison). And they’re not even tight on me, in fact they could have been a little smaller. But then I tried on a pair of shorts in the same store in a US size 4 – too small. So a size 0 is too big but a 4 is too small, right…I also got a pair of jeans in Hollister in a size 5 which only just do up, so what’s going on with your sizing America?! How do you ever know what size to buy?!
Pink Jumper: J Crew (outlet store)
Mini Skirt: J Crew (outlet store)
Flats: Tesco Clothing
I wore this outfit to work on yesterday and definitely felt like I was channeling Clueless. I did plan to wear heels but felt it might be a bit over the top, plus I had to walk into town, so went for my trusty Tesco flats instead.
So anyway, a word on the holiday 😀 We got back on Saturday, early morning, after a night flight (always so much fun….). But we had an amazing time 🙂 We stayed one week in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, and another week in Killington, Vermont. But we spent a lot of time travelling around so spent some time in New York state and New Hampshire too. Of course, I’m going to have posts going up from the trip – but first I need to finish the ones from my last America holiday, oops!
Ben’s actually away again at the moment, just down in London. It’s only 2 days this week and 2 next week, but it’s kind of scary being in the house by myself at night – I know, I’m a wimp! He’s due to come back at some point in the next hour or so tonight, which means I haven’t had my tea yet because I’m waiting for him – starving! So I’m going to go and start making something in the hopes he’ll be back soon.