Let me start by saying that I am not one of those people that buys things because it’s celebrity endorsed. These last few posts have been purely coincidental.
This past weekend, while my friend and I were driving down back to NYC from a girls’ weekend in Cape May, NJ (Yes, I have a life aside from my day job at tech giant EMC and night jobs of blogging & mother/wife/house manager AKA CEO of the Brunetti Family ) we stopped at a mall in Freehold, New Jersey. As we were perusing the mall, my friend spotted a 50% off all items sign at New York & Company so we had to go in. Can’t pass up a good sale! I discovered that Eva Mendes had collaborated with the store to create a line of clothes. The clothes are really colorful and quite stylish – several pieces that would be perfect for the office. A couple of things caught my eye but I eventually left the store with just one (no reflection on the clothes – this was the last store we hit and I was exhausted so I didn’t want to try much on.) Below is the Isabella Polka Dot Bow Blouse that I picked up. It’s a great blouse that can be paired with so many things – think an endless array of solid colored bottoms and even large prints, possibly plaid. I am wearing it with a red skirt and black pumps. I went light on the accessories because that bow is pretty massive but I did add statement earrings that really stand out, although I forgot to take a picture of them. Check out your nearest New York & Company to find the collection or shop online.
I should mention that the shirt was not on sale, but almost everything else in the store was. Shirt retails for $49.95, which is still a good price for such a versatile piece.