Come Sail Away – Nautical Necessities from J.Crew and…

It wouldn’t be spring without us posting our roundup of nautical necessities at least once.
For reference, see: Ships Ahoy! J.Crew Nautical Necessities & Nautical Necessities Round 2.

And this collage we made when Bazaart first launched: Nautical-Style-Blog

We also have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to our love for all things nautical:

Follow TheJCRgirls.com’s board Come Sail Away on Pinterest.

And several snaps on Instagram…
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As you can see, we ♥ everything navy, white, striped, anchor emblazoned – especially if it screams LET’S GO SAILING!

So now that you’re fully aware of the severity of our addiction, and seeing as you’re still reading this, chances are you’re a sucker for sailing attire, too. So we bring you our favorite Nautical Necessities of late:
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Saint James® for J.Crew slouchy tee / Chambray headscarf Boardwalk and Talk DressSail Through My Dreams Top in Red‘Authentic Original’ Leather Boat ShoeVintage cotton scoopneck tee in stripeInfinity Knot Ring / Anchor Bracelet

 And remember: Breton stripes and Sperrys will never go out of style!

XO,

Marty

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Packing for a Weekend Trip

As Marty so subtly pointed out in her recent post I have yet to begin packing for our trip to Dallas this Thursday. However, I am known among my friends as an impressive packer, especially when it comes to short weekend trips. I’m honored because it has been a long road to get here. Honestly, to this day, sometimes my packing process is longer than the trip I’m going on. Since I’m leaving tomorrow it will have to be expedited quite a bit! And when it comes to anything longer than a couple of days…well lets just say thank GOD for Southwest and free checked bags. Well I’m here to share some of my expert packing tips…yes, expert.

1. Buy a cute weekend bag.

You are 50% more likely to make responsible packing decisions if you have a cute weekend bag. Actually you are just more likely to pick out a better travel outfit to live up to the chicness of your weekend bag which is just as, if not more, important. Anyways – you should get a cute weekend bag really just because it makes packing more fun!

2. Think about what you’re going to be doing and what you need to pack to do those things.

The way I phrased it may make it sound like a dumb tip but it’s actually an amazing one. Very frequently in my days as a novice packer, I would throw all of my favorite pieces into my suitcase. Once on my trip, I would realize I didn’t have anything I needed for what I was going to be doing on that particular getaway. By analyzing the purpose of your trip and the activities you’ll have going on, you’ll make smarter packing choices. Trust me, you will not have a gang of cardigans waiting to revolt against you upon your return because you didn’t take them on your vacation.

3. Packing a few things that you can mix and match will not cause people to judge you.

Lets be real, I don’t even remember what I personally wore yesterday so I’m not going to remember what anyone around me was wearing. Sorry to tell you, nobody really cares what you are wearing outside of the one second they are telling you “OMG SO CUTE.” So, if you pack a few pieces that all go together and you can just mix and match into lots of different outfits, nobody will notice. If anyone does they are a freak and need to find some hobbies.This can be easily accomplished by laying outfits out on your bed so you’ll be able to see how everything works together and also to see if you have any random pieces that ultimately won’t work with anything (helping you to also accomplish tip 2).

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4. Accept that you will probably wear only 2 pairs of shoes your entire trip. 

You will wear your “casual these go with everything” shoes and the one night you go out…you’ll wear your “going out” shoes. Pack two pairs of shoes, end of story.

Hopefully these tips help you in packing for your next weekend trip – they’re nothing revolutionary but sometimes it’s the small, simple things that slip your mind when you have so much going on prepping for your vacation! Do you have any good tips for when it comes to packing?! We’d love to hear them – share in the comments!

XO

JD

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The JCR Girls Do Dallas (#rSthecon here we come!)

Hey Y’all! We’re SO EXCITED to be heading back to Dallas this week. [For reference, see what fun we had on last years' Dallas Trip!]

Jocelyn will be leaving the Big Apple and I’ll be leaving the Minnie Apple to meet up in Dallas on Thursday to prep for #rSthecon. We haven’t even seen each other yet this year, so it’s highly likely that a run hug will be happening.

 

One of us has started attempting to pack…
So far I’m thinking neon pink + sparkly things + lace = good idea.
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Also drawn to black + gold (per usual). rsthecon-dallas-4

And somehow I managed to narrow my shoe selection down to 3 pairs of heels

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Must not forget the essentials:
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And I may or may not have packed a dozen dresses. To see what we actually end up wearing, follow us on Instagram: @JCrewReview, @MissMarthaMae, @JDorszynski.

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    1. jcrewcrew Post author

      Hi Kerry,

      Thanks for the heads up! What browser are you using? Feel free to email us –> hello {at} thejcrgirls.com. Thanks!

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Current Obsession: Catbird

I’m going to be honest here, this is actually a “by association” obsession. My roommate Britt loves Catbird (located in Williamsburg in BK) and I love everything she gets there SO… I won’t allow myself to visit the store. But I will make a trip up there soon on a day my self control is at a good level (I’m doing some conditioning for this by browsing the website regularly).

If you’ve caught midi-ring fever (it’s a thing) then this is the place to stock up. The rings really are so simple, but, if you are like me and do things like wear a midi-ring around your house to get comfortable with it, then simple is perfect. It’s also nice because then you can wear a lot of them and not give off a Liberace vibe (creepy, gaudy, etc. for those of you who don’t want to Google):

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Image c/o Catbird Jewelry website

You can also look really trendy whilst helping a child blow his nose:

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Image c/o Catbird Jewelry website

Sorry I just had to.

Okay so…not only do they have amazing jewelry:

Catbird Collage

They also have beauty and home products, and cute cards. Please see below for the only greeting card you will ever need. I mean, this could really work for any occasion:

You're Magical card

If you ever find yourself in Williamsburg, definitely make it a point to stop into Catbird (and take me with you!). If you don’t live in New York, or if you’re just not in the mood to bob and weave through groups of dirty hipsters, check out their website here.

PS – Check out some more of our favorite midi-rings that you can mix in with the ones you are sure to purchase from Catbird:

XO
JD

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The J.Crew news you need to know – April Edition

 

 

 

 

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Flashback Friday: Faves from JCrew Catalogs of 2006…

While I don’t miss the bootcut jeans, bermuda shorts, or cargo chinos of ’06, I’m still rather fond of the following…
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 This outfit, does it come in my size? (This catalog featured the debut of Crewcuts!)

JCrew-Catatlog-Plaid-2006 Mother-Daughter Madras. Because: adorable.

JCrew-Catalog-2006-fish-in-the-sea-dress I must eBay stalk this fish print dress… 

JCrew-Denim-Vest Denim vest done right (still not sure I could pull it off, but I’ll pretend I can)

JCrew-Catatlog-Swiss-Dot-Top
Navy Blue Swiss Dot Top

JCrew-Catatlog-Sweater The always-in-style Navy Blue V-neck Sweater (I wear mine religiously)

JCrew-Catalog-2006-Argyle I love the look on the left from the knees up. Pretty sure I tried to copy this knee-high look back in ’06..I now realize how ridiculous I looked.

JCrew-Catatlog-Striped-Skirt This striped skirt (and striped wallpaper). Can I have it?

JCrew-Catatlog-Bikini-Seersucker Seersucker swimwear is always a good idea. I liked it then (note: dog ear) and I like it now!

And polka dots? Yes, polka dots are also always a good idea. JCrew-Polka-Dot-Bikini-Top

JCrew-Catatlog-Bridesmaid-Dress-2006
I had this bow dress in fuschia. Then had to gift it to my roommate because I was only a size 0 for like, 2 months.

JCrew-Catalog-Wedding-Dress And whatever happened to this $470 wedding dress? Seriously – $470?? #BringItBack

What are your favorite JCrew styles of yesteryear?

XO,

Marty

P.S. There’s a sale on current J.Crew items.
Shop it here:

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  1. TeriLynn13

    I miss the different variations of beach dresses that came out every year, they were fun and casual with a decent price point. Most of the dresses now are too formal for my lifestyle in the summer. The beach dresses were super versatile. How could they not bring that seersucker eyelet bikini back!

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Friday Favorites – April Edition

What We’re Into Right Now…

SPRING!
Fiiiiiinally. We’re loving spring dresses like these ones:


Dainty Jewelry
These gold pieces from gorjana and griffin are GORGEOUS!

 

Whole Foods Gelato
I’m partial to the strawberry, but they all look divine…
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Cute Babies
Upon entering their home, new parents H&C handed me a beer and a baby. Cute-newborn-baby I didn’t complain about it.

Anything Black, Gold, & Vintage (vintage-inspired counts, too)
Which is my I’m so in love with my new Kate Spade Odometer iPhone Case!
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Speaking of vintage things, I’m pretty pumped to attend Junk Bonanza this Saturday. It’s like walking into a giant treasure chest of vintage + antique goodness. I’ll be tweeting and gramming my finds here and here.

XO,

Marty

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My Bittersweet Birthday

So, I turned 25 last week. It was a bittersweet experience. Just before midnight Jewlz (my friend since Kindergarten. Scratch that, 5th grade – she was a bully in kindergarten) texted me a sweet little emoji-laden happy birthday message noting that it’s now acceptable to lie about my age. That’s what she does, and that’s what I plan on doing.

Too add to the bittersweetness, my April 3 bday (which is typically springlike and lovely) got hit by a blizzard. Like, a serious blizzard. So yeah, it snowed on my parade.

North-Loop-Minneapolis Photo Cred: my friend Carrie – @carrielmcgregor on Instagram!

A stark contrast to last year when I was in Cabo (85 and sunny) with Matt. This year he was traveling for work, then had to head back to Chi, so I don’t get to see him for a few weeks : ( Cabo-Beach-Photo

Ok, ok, enough complaining. On to the sweet part! Specifically cupcakes! And cake! And cocktails! And tulips! I have the best friends : )

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And the really sweet part? My best friends’ baby was born at 9:00am on my bday. In Wisconsin. Guess who was born at 9:30am on April 3rd in WI? ME. Seriously, what are the chances? I was placing bets on him coming March 17th so I was not expecting this at all. It was super fun though, we drank beer at the hospital (Helen’s husband packed a cooler and set of signature pint glasses. Obviously.) We remained entertained for hours as Baby Theo made funny faces and the occasional tiny pterodactyl noise. What a little cutie pie!

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Also, he insisted on taking his first selfie with Auntie Marta.
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I kinda treated myself to a new car, too. My lease was just about up so it was necessary, but I’m sure the quarter-life crisis in me made it difficult to decline an upgrade, so I went for it. But before I acquired that shiny black car I bought what I thought would be my one and only splurge to myself… a shiny black pair of discount designer shoes (thanks Opitz Outlet –just my size–nothing short of miraculous)!

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Sometimes, you fall head over heels for a pair of heels and just can’t help but purchase them and put them on a pedestal. Or in this case, a cake stand.

As bitter/sweet as this bday was, I‘m really look forward to the next, because I must cross that brdige before THE WEDDING, and I have a feeling Baby Theo will stick his face in a cake and it will be super entertaining.

XO,

Marty

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The Spring Sale Roundup: Early April Edition

So many great sales going on right now!

1. Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale {as detailed by Jocelyn here}

2. Sephora Beauty Insiders Get 15% Off!

A few of our faves

3. J.Crew has EXTRA 30% off sale items and extra 50% off final sale items – ENDS TODAY!
Use code: SHOPNOW
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A few of our faves

4. BHLDN is having a GREAT BIG SALE (as Aislinn has so kindly alerted us!)

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Warning: You may fall in love with a few items then come to realize that your size is SOLD OUT. Just a heads up!

XO,

Marty

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