Jacket Weather & Early Birthday Present


LOFT coated long anorak (old from last year, review here)
Forever 21 windowpane print scarf (recommended by @thedarlingbrunette)
Old Navy The Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans (really old wash called ‘campfire’, 2P)
LOFT Metallic Bar Cateye Sunglasses
Ann Taylor Pebbled Signature Crossbody Bag (review here

Bandolino Mikea Sandals*

*Runs true to size to 1/2 larger; black available here and here; similar here



My husband and I enjoyed a lovely spring stroll in the city on Sunday and he surprised me by getting this pretty Prada continental bow wallet as an early birthday present. I adore the pretty light blue (astrale) color with the silver hardware. I’ve been trying to get more practical bags and wallets for everyday use but I splurge on a new luxury bag every few years if something catches my eye. Last year it was the Marais BB by Louis Vuitton. However, the last time I bought a luxury wallet was in 2008/2009 and I was surprised by his sweet gesture. I also asked him to take a few shots of my outfit for the blog and he ended up snapping up a storm so I had plenty to choose from. Most of the pictures were unusable because I was busy making angry faces at him while he told me to do yet another pose. Ha. If you’ve followed my blog for a while then you’ve noticed that I like to take my photos in the comfort of our home. I’m admittedly quite shy so it was a good thing these side streets didn’t have that many people passing through or I would have really slayed him with my death stares.

Prada Bow Continental Wallet

LOFT Neutral Rondelle Chain Necklace
Prada Bow Continental Wallet in Astrale

Ann Taylor Dotted Chiffon Ruffle Shell, size XSP

Ann Taylor Dotted Chiffon Ruffle Shell, size XSP

I was also able to find this dotted chiffon ruffle shell at my local Ann Taylor in size XSP (see regular size XS on me here) during the 40% off sale promotion. It comes with a cami that has adjustable straps for the lining but I found the cami to be on the shorter side. I may switch it out for one of my own if I wear it untucked. If you plan to wear it tucked in then the regular size may work since the petite sizes are currently sold out online. I’d say this top runs true to size.


Thanks for reading!


  1. what.jess.wore
    April 14, 2015 / 5:26 am

    What a sweet hubby!! Happy early birthday hun! XOJoycewww.teawithmd.comA dermatologist's guide to health & beauty!

  2. what.jess.wore
    April 14, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    Such a great gift! It's beautiful. He's so sweet. Happy early birthday!

  3. what.jess.wore
    April 14, 2015 / 10:15 pm

    LOL @death stares. Hubby really takes fantastic pics! I'm shocked how quiet and lonely the city seems….i'd would have thought more hustle and bustle on a weekend at downtown. 😉 God bless you on your special day, Jess!

  4. what.jess.wore
    April 15, 2015 / 3:21 am

    Thanks Joyce! 🙂

  5. what.jess.wore
    April 15, 2015 / 3:22 am

    Thanks Jess!

  6. what.jess.wore
    April 15, 2015 / 3:24 am

    Thanks so much Madie! I think everyone was at the Boston Public Gardens or on Newbury Street. I believe these side streets tend to be less crowded and we usually luck out and find parking around there.

  7. what.jess.wore
    April 15, 2015 / 4:59 am

    Early happy birthday, Jess! Glad you enjoyed a nice day with your hubby. 🙂 And what a lovely and thoughtful gift!!

  8. what.jess.wore
    April 18, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Thanks so much, Caitlyn! 🙂

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