Preppy Pastel

From On May 27, 2011

I can’t remember when I first saw these J brand skinnies (maybe online), but I do remember seeing them in Bloomingdale’s and knowing I had to try them on. They ran a size small and of course, the next size up wasn’t available. I thought about them for days and even pictured what I first wanted to wear them with. I loved the light rosey pink color, going back to my spring obsession with this particular shade. I knew I wanted to wear my orange and white striped Trina Turk cardigan with them. I had gotten it from a sample sale a while back. Although it was a size large I was still determined it’d be coming home with me. I washed and dried it in hopes of shrinking it. It worked even though it was still a little big. Right down my alley, though. But yeah, I thought the pink and the orange together would be fun.

The pants I ended up ordering online. They’re originally meant to be capris, but on my 5 foot frame come to be ankle length. Perfect. I gave myself the challenge of not wearing anything from J.Crew. I failed. I chose to wear this look with a pair of shoes from ALDO, so this belt from J.Crew worked perfectly. Whatever, they have great accessories! I completed the outfit with a basic white tank.

What’s with the hair you ask? My faux bob fro (say that five times fast). Just experimenting, I guess. Oh and sorry if the pics look a little washed out. We have overcast skies (and maybe the wrong setting on my camera) to thank.



What’s On Cortnie’s Wish List?

From On December 13, 2009

C's Wish ListUsually I don’t ask for much, if anything, for Christmas these days. As I get older all I really value is the time I get to spend with my family. Receiving gifts doesn’t really matter, although I do love giving them just to see surprised looks on people’s faces. Don’t get me wrong, everyone likes to receive them from time to time as well, but if there was anything I would want it would be these items:

1. Gorjana Key Necklace (
2. The Proposal
3. Virginia Johnson Leaves Scarf (
4. Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera (Bestbuy)
5. Pelle Moda Yaritza Platform Wedge Sandals (
6. Rebecca Minkoff Stud Devote Handbag (
7. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark (Ulta)
8. Loeffler Randall Matilde Snake-Embossed Boot (
9. Trina Turk Sessilee Sweater (