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4.16.2015

Outfit Post - Madewell Inspired Casual

Sweatshirt: (J.Crew Factory) more options
Jeans: Old Navy
Sneakers: Gap
Crossbody: (J.Crew) more options


I borrowed a casual jeans and scarf look from a Madewell email last weekend. My printed scarf and the black sweatshirt are recent purchases from J.Crew Factory. The scarf is the perfect weight for spring outfits. 

These were some of the items featured in the original Madewell outfit:
  1. Crop tee in boating stripe
  2. Snowstar hoops
  3. The post wallet
  4. Silk woodcut diamond scarf
  5. The skinny skinny mid-rise jeans or The perfect summer jean
  6. Vans® Classic slip-on sneakers in embossed check



4.11.2015

J.Crew April Outfit Inspiration - Pink and Green

Pink jacket - options for spring herehere, here, and here
Pink tee - similar, or try a pretty spring version in lace and linen here
Necklace - inspired by this one
Chinos - a few sizes left here, or try the style shown below
Shoes - some favorite animal and reptile prints here, here, here, and here


I'm breaking out a couple of favorite J.Crew pink separates this weekend to wear with green chinos and wildcat print flats. The color combination was inspired by an outfit in J.Crew's April Style Guide that features the Shadow stripe top, Iced quartz necklace and Coated cavalry twill pants shown in the set below. 

  1. Collection silk crepe top, available in more colors and sizes here
  2. Teardrop stone necklace 
  3. Elizabeth and James Cynnie mini snake-effect leather shoulder bag
  4. Coated cavalry cotton-twill pants, available in more colors and sizes here
  5. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder - Starlight
  6. See by Chloe Harriet hobo
  7. MK Colette rose gold-tone watch
  8. Iced quartz necklace
  9. Sam Edelman Lynn haircalf espadrilles


3.23.2015

Outfit Post - J.Crew Photo Floral Tank Top

Top: get it here.
Cardigan: similar here, herehere, here, and here.
Necklace: here, or here.
Purse: options herehere, or here.
Pants: similar here.
Watch: here, and here.
Bracelet: similar here.
Shoes: similar here.

I ended up ordering the Photo floral tank top to go with the pink cashmere blend cardigan that I found in the sale section of J.Crew's website recently. The colors match perfectly and both pieces also work with other items in my closet for spring. I wore this pink, grey, black, and burgundy combination yesterday. 


Spring may have arrived according to the calendar, but the cashmere and wool content of the cardigan is still needed to stay warm where I live! 






3.14.2015

Outfit Post - Pleated Skirt Inspiration

Sweater - similar here and here.
Skirt - similar here, here, and luxe here.
Shoes - similar here, here, and luxe version here.
Necklace - options herehere, herehere, here, and here.
Clutch - options herehere, here, and here.


My outfit was inspired by Banana Republic's midi skirt in print with loafers and a sweater look featured here. Pleated skirts (especially with a black print) are great for between season dressing because they work just as well with tights and ankle boots as they do with bare legs and sandals.

Cable knit crew cropped sweater, or a spring version in cotton blend here.
Watercolor pleated midi skirt (in regular, petite, and tall sizes).
Mesh cropped pullover in cotton blend.
Floral pleated midi skirt (in reg. petite, and tall sizes).






3.13.2015

Outfit Post - Striped Sweater, Pink Skirt, Denim Jacket Inspiration

Striped sweater - similar here.
Denim jacket - similar here.
Skirt - pretty options herehere, here, here, and here.
Classic pump - similar here, and here.
Watch - on sale here, and here.

I remixed older favorites from my closet for an outfit based on a pink skirt with striped top look from J.Crew featuring the new arrivals below. I'll be switching the combination to a pink top, navy and white striped cotton skirt and sandals later in the season.

  1. Laser-cut circle midi skirt, also a style for the office here.
  2. Saint James® slouchy tee
  3. Beaded crystal cuff
  4. RMS Beauty® lip shine
  5. Parker crossbody bag
  6. Ray-Ban® retro round sunglasses
  7. Denim jacket in Tyler wash, also this wash
  8. Ankle strap high heel sandals





3.11.2015

J.Crew New Arrival Favorites - Shades of Pink

  1. Photo floral tank top
  2. Tassel sandals
  3. Stacked sequin shell
  4. Sleeveless silk shell
  5. Falling pansies twill tank top and also the pant
  6. Laser-cut circle midi skirt
  7. Printed striped pom-pom scarf
  8. Pre-order Super™ Mona Ferragosto sunglasses
  9. Lace-hem sweater
Well it's finally beginning to feel like spring where I live. While it's been fun to see spring styles at J.Crew since January, this is the first roll-out that I'm truly inspired to shop because I may actually be able to wear the items before they sell-out!

I'm usually drawn to soft pink shades, and these were some of my favorite pieces from today's new arrivals on the website. It's also nice to see more cotton and silk pieces in both tops and skirts this time around.






2.27.2015

J.Crew Sale Picks - Blurred Ikat Print Outfit Ideas


  1. Blurred ikat drapey pant
  2. Linen miracle tee
  3. Harper mules
  4. Metal drop necklace
  5. Metal drop bracelet
  6. Pique bib shirt
  7. Downing embossed clutch
  8. Blurred ikat skirt
With so many items on sale at J.Crew, I didn't even notice the blurred ikat separates until I came across the pants and skirt and all the outfit ideas for them (see below) on Net-A-Porter. I really like this versatile black and white print, especially after seeing how well it works in spring through fall outfits.

Top row outfit details: here and here.
Bottom row outfit details: here and here.






2.23.2015

J.Crew New Arrivals - Green and Black


  1. Silk dot scarf
  2. Tag ring set
  3. Regent blazer
  4. Parker crossbody bag
  5. Crystal studded bracelet
  6. Swing skirt in drapey twill
  7. Rolled-sleeve pocket tee in stripe
  8. Colorblock d'Orsay flats
This is an outfit I'd like to wear right now if we actually had spring weather. The autumn bluegrass colorway on the Regent blazer seems like such a versatile shade. I think it would look great in outfits from spring through fall.

Colorblock d'Orsay flats are everywhere for spring. If you're looking for a cheaper option, try either of the cute flats available from Old Navy here and here.






2.22.2015

J.Crew Pleated Midi Skirt in Stripe - 2 Styling Options

  1. Mini Crosby bag
  2. Collection double-knit tee
  3. Marbella sandals
  4. Pleated midi skirt in stripe
  5. Rope cord earrings
  6. Make® supermatte lip pencil
  7. Cyprus sandals
I predict that J.Crew's Pleated midi skirt in stripe will be a spring and summer outfit workhorse. It has all the things I crave in a spring and summer skirt, like the classic print and colors, full lining, pockets, enough length and movement, and the elastic waist makes it more comfortable to wear on warm days.

There are so many tops and an equal number of colors that can work with the skirt. I chose two of the new arrivals for styling, the Collection double-knit tee and the Scattered floral sequin shell. Outfits with this skirt are also easy to accessorize. Try eye-catching pieces in timeless gold, silver, white, navy, and red, or opt for trending colors like citron, mint, coral and vivid blue. Pretty heels, strappy flat sandals, and espadrilles are all great footwear choices with the midi length, or slip on a pair of metallic sneakers for the weekend.

  1. Perforated mini MAC bag
  2. Scattered floral sequin shell
  3. Ray-Ban® Erika sunglasses
  4. Pleated midi skirt in stripe
  5. Make® supermatte lip pencil
  6. Ridged cuff bracelet
  7. Swarovsky crystal bracelet
  8. Mirror metallic kitten-heel sandal