The Fourth of July is coming up and that means it’s time to rock one of our favorite color combos…we’ve shared our favorite red, white, and blue pieces below!
What will you be wearing for the Fourth?
I think everyone has a few silly things that they get hung up on and can’t let go of. I’m a little embarrassed to share that for a long time, I was obsessed with wanting to be able to wear jumpsuits. Weird I know. I love how the look is effortless and a bit quirky, but due to the jumpsuit’s one-piece nature, my one size on the top and one size on the bottom body did not get along with it. Well, thanks to some new versions of the trend being introduced (and many months of hot yoga and barre classes ) like wide-legged and more relaxed fits…IT HAPPENED, I could wear a jumpsuit!
Naturally, my obsession has now moved from wanting to wear them to purchasing them to wear. The great thing is that because they are so popular right now you can find them nearly everywhere at every price point.
We will be sharing more of our favorite “trends to try” so stay tuned and share what trends have made it into your closet this summer in the comments below.
Exciting News! We’re happy to announce that The JCR Girls are participating in the latest #JCrewChallenge. We’re tasked with wearing 1 print, 5 ways, over the course of 5 days.
Follow along to see how we style the bright and cheery ‘Into the Wild’ print. This jungle-inspired motif was discovered in the archives of Ratti, one of Italy’s most renowned print houses. The rich colors were achieved using new digital printing technology, for an especially vibrant effect.
We’re thrilled that J.Crew has revived this amazing print, and can hardly wait to share our outfits with you. Tune in on Instagram as we kickoff the J.Crew Challenge (℅ our friends at @jcrew)!
Day 1: J.Crew Challenge
Taking casual Friday up a notch with a punchy print and Cleopatra Collar (aka, I doubled up on necklaces).
J.CREW BOY SHIRT IN RATTI® INTO THE WILD PRINT
Day 2: J.Crew Challenge
[Ad]venturing into the weekend in a J.Crew Ruffle-sleeve Top and bright red skirt.
More to come!
One of my favorite things to do with my outfits is surprise people. Not necessarily with what I’m wearing (my style is pretty tame), but with where what I am wearing was purchased. It gives you a little sense of validation as far as your shopping skills go to hear someone say “I can’t believe you found that THERE!”.
I decided to do a post on this because the above reaction has been occurring more and more frequently when I’m wearing pieces from (drum roll please)…OLD NAVY. My roommate has actually said to me “please do not tell me that you bought that at Old Navy” because she really can’t believe that I’m finding all of these super cute pieces there. If you are looking to stay on trend on a budget and haven’t taken a look at what they have in awhile, make a trip there ASAP. Check out some of my faves below (apologies in advance for the number of items, but really I love pretty much everything):
Let us know if you find any fun new pieces for your wardrobe at Old Navy in the comments below!
Demand overwhelmed supply very quickly, and only the first to add to cart were able to get their hands on these cult beauty favorites so far this year. I snatched up Generation G in ‘Crush’ and just can’t get enough. It is the perfect compromise between lipstick, lip stain, lip gloss and balm. I want to collect them all (and not run out of my current supply before July – we’ll see!).
Also on my list upon restock is Glossier Stretch Concealer. Based on the blogger reviews to date, I have no doubts that this product lives up to its promise!
So, what is in stock?
Shop Glossier here, and get 20% off your first purchase + Free Shipping (over $30) and Free Returns on everything.
Don’t let yet ANOTHER gift giving occasion stress you out. We’ve rounded up our favorite cards and gifts for Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8, 2016):
SHOP: World’s Greatest Mom Card / Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle / Best Mom Ever Card / Mer-Sea & Co. Candle / Thymes Kimono Rose Bath Salts / Pretty Plum Sugar Robe / J.Crew Fleur-De-Lis Necklace / Aveda Hand Relief Lotion / Mer-Sea & Co. ANYTHING (available at Anthropologie and independent retailers near you!)
And for those moms with the travel bug, we highly recommend Jet Set Candy. Warning: there are too many options to chose from!
I’m sure we’ve missed some fantastic ideas. Comment below and let us know what you’re thinking for Mother’s Day gifting this year!
Glossier is a modern beauty brand inspired by real life. We’re big fans of this mentality, given the “Style Tips for Real Life” angle we’ve woven into many posts over the years.
Glossier was founded by Emily Weiss, the blogger and CEO behind Into the Gloss (now leading the helm at Glossier, too). Her team of 35 employees (and counting) have set out to rethink, reclaim, and redefine beauty. Gotta love a bold and ambitious #GirlBoss!
The shift from blogging about beauty products to creating beauty products was a natural one. As they put it, “We are creating a highly edited collection of modern staples reflecting how you get ready every day, starting with the most important thing—a perfectly primed canvas (your skin!)—and working our way up.”
After hearing rave reviews of Glossier skincare products from many female friends (both on the Internet and IRL), we had to try them out. They are simple, straightforward and hard not to love!
Glossier recently launched Phase II: Makeup. A 3-piece line including Generation G Lips, Stretch Concealer and Boy Brow. Like their skin care line, these beauty basics are designed to leave you fresh & glowing : )
The reviews of this new product line have us *adding to cart* as we speak!
Shop Glossier Phase II
If you’re new to Glossier, you’re eligible for 20% off your first purchase. Shop via ➞ http://bff.glossier.com/dJ7b8 to unlock your discount!
Did we mention it comes with adorable packaging complete with a sheet of Glossier stickers?
UPDATE: 4/20/16 – While the Stretch Concealer has been SOLD OUT for some time now, we were able to get our hands on Generation G Lip Color (in Crush), Boy Brow in Brown & the Mega Greens Galaxy Pack aka ‘juice cleanse for your face.’
As anticipated, we understand why these products have a cult-like following, and anxiously anticipate future product lines (and current ones coming back in stock)! Shop Glossier skincare and makeup on Glossier.com.
No time like the present to purchase at least one item on your wishlist! Here’s mine:
Soludos Espadrille Slip-On / Bobbi Brown Shimmer Gloss / RayBan Classic Wayfarer Polarized Sunglasses / Packable Straw Hat / Marc by Marc Jacobs New Q Natasha Crossbody Bag in Classic Black / Zoey Pleat A-line Skirt / Michael Kors Chronograph Bradshaw Bracelet Watch / Limited Edition NARS Blush Duo / Kate Spade New York Peephole One-Piece Swimsuit (also love it in stripes!)
If you’ve never owned a pair of Frye Boots, be warned, they require a bit of breaking in. In the end, so worth it!
I’m tempted by Kiehl’s Skincare Products…although I should only pick one.
Do you have a favorite among Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Dermatologist Solutions™’ Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate, and ‘Clearly Corrective™’ Dark Spot Solution?
Last but not least, I’m really feeling these beachy blue vibes…
Ray-Ban Original Aviator Sunglasses / Belted Print Chiffon Maxi Dress / Kendra Scott – Rayne Stone Tassel Pendant Necklace / Kendra Scott Danielle Large Oval Statement Earrings / Eliza J. Cotton Stipe Shirtdress
J.Crew Italian Matte Underwire Bikini Top + Bottom in Bright Azelea / Kate Spade New York Ice Cream iPhone6 Case – Nordstrom / Kate Spade New York ‘Admit It’ iPhone6 Case at Nordstrom / J.Crew Collection Cashmere Long-Sleeve T-Shirt in Shocking Pink / J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck T-Shirt in Pink Bouquet / Lilly Pulitzer UPF 50+ Sophie Dress / Soludos Espadrille Slip-Ons at Nordstrom.
With spring just around the corner (*Fingers Crossed*) I’m attracted to all things pretty & pink. While I’m totally on board with this ‘lighter later’ thing, tbh I’m still getting over the whole Daylight Savings ‘steal an hour’ situation. More daylight + warmer temps = more opportunities to soak up the sun–even if the opportunities are still few and far between.
In preparation for spring + summer, I’ll be introducing some more brights to my wardrobe (already ordered 3 x J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-Neck T-Shirts (neon dahlia, bright grotto, and white), and I’m already thinking neon citron and pink bouquet should be added to the collection ASAP.
While I’m not taking a spring break trip this year, I’ve learned my lesson when it comes to J.Crew Swimwear – shop early for best (i.e. any) selection. My next beach vacay is scheduled for mid-July, but I’ll be making my final decision shortly. Tempted by the bubble gum number above (I have the same style in cobalt and it’s fabulous), but this Kate Spade New York Nahant Shore Striped Bandeau One Piece Swimsuit is also on my radar… Comment below and help me choose. PLEASE!
Are you headed somewhere warm for spring break? Tag us on instagram @TheJCRGirls to show us what you’re packing (or, let’s be honest…drinking on the beach!) #5OClockSomewhere
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