Ikat Dress with Men's Fedora

 Have I ever told you guys I have a big head?  Not as-in big-ego, but literally, my head is really large in size.  Growing up, my nickname was Tweety Bird because I had a small child body with an adult size head.  I did eventually grow into my head a bit, however, it's still larger than most women.  I know because I usually need to shop in the Men's Department for hats and bike helmets.  

Example A: the fedora in this post is from the Men's Department at Nordstrom Rack.  I'm ok with it.  I once thought a big head equals a big brain.  Not so much the case.

 SHOP:  BB Dakota dress via Hautelook   |   Danielle Nicole bag (similar) via Ideeli   |   Fedora hat (similar) Nordstrom Rack (Men's)   |   Sandals (similar)  |  Necklace

Color Blocking with J.Crew Factory and Gilt Blouse


 SHOP:  Marabelle top from Gilt  (similar)   |   J.Crew factory skirt (similar)   |   Nordstrom Rack necklace (here and here similar)   |   Tory Burch flip flops (reveal and similar

Howdy friends!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  These pictures were taken at the end of a busy day of running errands and taking care of the dogs, hence the wrinkles and (you can't see) dog hair.  We went to Target, my favorite place in the world and did just a bit of personal shopping.  The rest was groceries and boring household stuff.  

I went to the return counter to return some not-so-flattering lipstick and the nice Target associate said, "You look really cute, where are you headed?"  I replied, "To the grocery store."  I think she was a little surprised by my response or was expecting something more exciting on my agenda.  Because in Oakland/Berkeley (GranolaTown) you wouldn't typically wear this just to go to the grocery store.  I do my fair share of granola-wear for errands, but the weather was gorgeous and spring was in the air.  No matter how confident one might be, a pop of color or a bright statement necklace can brighten any day.  Maybe for you it's a swipe of bright lipgloss, glitter nail polish, or a nice handbag.  No matter what it is for you, I know you can all relate to what I'm talking about.


Instas Of The Week

Instagrams of the Week for GranolaChris

I haven't ordered anything from Ideeli since last October but I've really like 90% of the items I have purchased from them recently.  They've also implemented 30 free days of shipping after paying for one shipment, just like Rue La La, which makes them a great alternative.  

J. Crew Sweater  |  Weather Tamer Plaid Trench  |  Danielle Nicole Purse  |  LOFT pants

Kooba Purse from Ideeli (not yet arrived)

Tweed Jackets from Old Navy  |   Couldn't decide which color.  TBD.

 C. Wonder Earrings from Ideeli

OOTD for work  |  LOFT Blouse, Pants, and Brooch  


J. Crew Factory Wishlist

Shopping on Gilt this morning I found a FREE deal for 25% off J.Crew Factory.  The voucher claims it can be redeemed in addition to any already marked discounts.  Score!

I've purchased from J.Crew Factory online before and have been happy with the clothing.  I would say the quality is slightly lower than full line J.Crew stores, but definitely not significantly noticeable.  In fact, I've lost track which pieces are Factory in my closet.

Here's my wishlist from J.Crew factory-- which realistically, blows my budget so I'll have to be picky in buying only what I need (I need everything, right?). 

The voucher details are listed below the photo.

  • This 25% off voucher can be used on top of J.Crew Factory’s already existing sales and promotions of up to 50% off.
  • Redeem by: Sunday, April 21, 2013
  • Valid through Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11:59pm ET
  • Valid on all items except gift cards
  • For online and in-store purchases; discount applied before shipping and taxes are added
  • No adjustments will be made to previous purchases
  • Purchases made with this offer are not eligible for future price adjustment
  • Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offer
  • Not valid in J.Crew retail stores or on jcrew.com
  • Valid on JCrewFactory.com & in J.Crew Factory stores only
  • One-time use only
  • Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only
  • After receiving an email confirming your order, please wait to receive a second email containing your voucher with redemption instructions

Click "Gilt City" to see the deal.


Week In Review: Stripes + Dots

I know, how predictable.  I am a lover of stripes and dots as evidenced by my week in review.

Here's my Instagram and Facebook if you'd like to follow along for non-post worthy pictures.

Sunday Brunch with Etsy Brooch and Ideeli Crossbody Bag

I put on this outfit because it was perfectly comfy for a bike ride across town to meet our friends for brunch.  Then we had to deal with our doggies and a million other things before leaving the house, so we decided to drive to make up for lost time.  I avoided helmet head, yippee!  

We love Sunday or Saturday Brunch and usually walk or bike to one of the many yummy spots around our place.  Brunch means you can semi-sleep in and it's a great excuse to have bloody marys or mimosas.  And since we usually walk or bike, it's usually combined with a bit of a workout.  Yea, Sunday Brunch is now officially a workout...in my wildest dreams.

* Excuse the gritty parking garage photos as we have to wait for our car to be called down, therefore, I usually request Mr. Granola to snap a few quick pics.

SHOP:  Etsy Brooch  |  Tory Burch shoes (similar) |   Joe's Jeans (similar)  |   Kate Spade glasses (similar)  |   Loft shirt  |  Ideeli Bag 



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