Posts tagged ‘j. crew’

May 30, 2012

The Summer of White

It’s official, while it’s not quite Summer yet, the weather is bringing out the summery clothing and this Summer, it’s all about the White. Somehow we are supposed to embrace the bright colors of colored denim, neons, and at the same time, white. Not just a little white either – ALL white.

I love the all white look but it can be daunting. To me, it always looks better when you embrace simplicity. The more simple, the better!

If you’re not comfortable doing the all white look via a dress, you can do just white pieces. A skirt here, shorts there or pants. I know people get scared with skinny white denim. They always worry that it shows too much and to be honest, it can, but – you can work around this. Earlier this Spring, I purchased a pair of very white, slightly thin white skinnies from Joe’s Jeans. I love them! They’re just so damn versatile. They bring casual up-a-notch.

When I wear them I do have the ultimate problem that most people have, I have to know that I’m wearing them before picking out my underthings otherwise when I have my jeans on, I have pink underwear staring back at me in the mirror. It’s no bueno. I have a trick to solve this though and I shared this on another blogger’s comment section. I bought a pair of seamless nude colored boyshorts from Victoria’s Secret that I actually wear over whatever undies I chose that day. I started doing this for two reasons: 1) because they’re boyshorts they remove lines and cover you’re entire derriere – meaning, it doesn’t look like you’re wearing anything, even though you most certainly are and 2) I could just wear the boyshorts themselves, but with the way white jeans tend to be, the more coverage I have, the more comfortable I am. So, that’s my trick, you may find it silly, but it makes my white jean wearing days so easy!

Now that I’ve told you my story, enjoy some fresh, summery whites: (and, as always, if you want to purchase, just click the image)

Joe’s Jeans – The Skinny in Frost – $158

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April 10, 2012

Polyvore: Summer Straw

Summer Straw
March 31, 2012

Dots on Dots

Earlier this week I wrote a post on pattern mixing. One thing I never considered was polka dots on polka dots. I don’t know how I managed to forget that option, but I did. And, well, the J.Crew April catalog demonstrated this fashion option and frankly, I love the look. This outfit comprised of their No. 2 Pencil Skirt ($118) and Silk Chiffon top ($98) makes such an amazing outfit. It’s half fashionable half classic. It’d be perfect for work or a nice dinner. What do you think of J. Crew’s dots on dots?

March 8, 2012

Embrace the Lace: Tops

Tops. The simple part of an outfit that can simply make an outfit. With embellishments or patterns, stripes, cutouts, straps, or … yup, you guessed it, lace.

Honestly, while I love lace, I’m really not a fan of plain lace tops. Ones that have an under-layer I’m a fan of; just plain lace, not so much. I must’ve been traumatized as a child with itchy lace because I put lace on and I’m sure I’m going to bust out in a red rash the second it makes contact with my skin. Anyway, I’m gonna get over my fear this season and try some lace. Hopefully you’re not as odd as I am and have no problem with this trend.

Here are the tops that I found that will help you embrace the lace. I found a lot of affordable options for these, so hopefully you will find one you can add to your wardrobe!

Charlotte Russe – Antiqued Lace Crop Jacket – $39.99

Antiqued Lace Crop Jacket

Free People – Daisy Lace Baseball – $98

Express – Lace Back Shirt tail Tank – $29.90

Z Spoke Zac Posen – Lace S/L Top – $290

J. Crew – Rainbow Lace Top – $110

Raindrop lace top

Charlotte Russe – Zip Back Lace Tee – $20

Zip-Back Lace Tee

Delia’s – Floral Lace Pullover – $29.50

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