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Happy Fourth! Here’s Our Roundup of Holiday Weekend Sales…


Ready to Shop?

Anthropologie - Extra 20% off sale items. Use code: BUZZ20

Banana Republic – 40% off online and in stores. Use code: BRJULY

BaubleBar – $10 off orders $30+

Cole Haan – Take an additional 30% off sale with code: AMERICA

GiGi New YorkSummer Sale + Free Shipping and Gift with Orders $75+

Hanky Panky
- Save up to 65% off!

J.Crew – 40% off final sale with code: SHOPMORE

J.Crew Factory – 40-60% off everything!

ModCloth – the Wow Factor Sale – 50% off!

Piperlime – Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles

Poppin.com – Take 25% off select products (P.S. Did you read our recent “True Life: I‘m Obsessed with Office Supplies” post yet?)

Sole Society - 60% off select styles

Urban Outfitters – up to 70% off

Waiting on Martha – 15% off summer collection with code: AMERICA


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





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…
 This outfit, does it come in my size? (This catalog featured the debut of Crewcuts!)

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

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

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

Navy Blue Swiss Dot Top

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

JCrew-Catalog-2006-ArgyleI 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-SkirtThis striped skirt (and striped wallpaper). Can I have it?

JCrew-Catatlog-Bikini-SeersuckerSeersucker 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

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-DressAnd whatever happened to this $470 wedding dress? Seriously – $470?? #BringItBack

What are your favorite JCrew styles of yesteryear?



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


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

A few of our faves

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

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



Brighter Days Ahead

So my black, grey, and navy wardrobe is really starting to get me down. Despite the fact that the temps for most of this week were in the 20′s and 30′s…it’s technically Spring so I can start really thinking about what to stock my closet with to brighten it up! Here are the pieces I’m absolutely loving for the brighter days ahead…

Oh, and make sure to check out Gap like NOW! They are having 40% off site/store-wide through today. What better time to scoop up some of their cute pieces like this (could the back be any more perfect?!)


Travel Tips: Ireland

The JCR Girls absolutely LOVE St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s because the majority of our childhood was dominated by Irish dance practice, performances, and competition.

Even though J and I both grew up in Milwaukee, we were in separate (read: rival) dance academies. The rivalry was fierce. It wasn’t until the end of high school that we even became friends!

The point is, we were raised on Irish music and tradition. Which is why my study abroad destination during my junior year of college was none other than Ireland. My first day in Dublin I met Aislinn and knew we’d be friends from the minute I saw she was wearing a Navy Blue Velvet Schoolboy Blazer. True Story. We spent the next five months traversing the country (oh, and studying a little bit). Here are some of the highlights:

Hiking in Howth


Because sometimes all you want to do is sit on a cliff by the sea.

Cliffs of Moher

Pronounced “More,” as in, “Gimme Gimme Moher Moher.”

Giants Causeway

Are you sensing a theme yet? I like nature when it involves Irish cliffs.

Also worth noting: Enchanted forests, secret gardens, Irish moss, little islands, cake…


Avoca-Carrot-CakeWords cannot describe the magic that is Avoca carrot cake.

Croagh Patrick


Upon hearing that we wanted to climb Croagh Patrick Aislinn’s dad said, “I’ve climbed that mountain nine times. And I did it barefoot, drunk, and in the middle of the night.”

The Homestead

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One of the highlights of my first trip to Ireland – visiting the thatched roof cottage where my great-grandmother grew up!

So I guess there weren’t as many “Travel Tips” in that post as you maybe were expecting. Feel free to tweet me if you want some actual advice for your upcoming trip to Ireland, @MissMarthaMae.

The moral of the story – Go to Ireland and go adventuring!

True Life: We’re Obsessed With Marble MacBook Decals

So, we’re obsessed with our new Faux-Marble MacBook Decals! So much so, that we debuted an online shop to bring them to our favorite fans and followers! Please do check out our Shopify Site for more information. If we don’t carry the specific dimensions you need, just shoot us an email or comment below and we’ll try our best to accommodate your special request.

Because we’re OBSESSED
ere’s a bunch of photos of this baby:



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*P.S. Did we mention shipping is FREE?

In addition to marble for MacBooks, we like marble for other things, too. Like Etageres, cheese knives, soap dispensers… you get the idea.



Reading List: February

So, I’m already failing at my NYR and didn’t finish any books in February to share with you guys (judge me). So instead I asked my boss (and friend, and NYC spirit guide), Erika to share one of the books she read this month and absolutely loved! I can’t wait to borrow it to include in the books I WILL be reading in March! See below for her review of How I Live Now.


How I Live Now

Let’s face it, YA books love their clichés, especially ones about children in times of war. Not so for How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff. Set in the near future, at the outbreak of a third world war, this is a story of first love and survival told in a refreshingly realistic teenage voice. Daisy, a smart mouthed New Yorker, is sent off by her father and evil stepmother to live with her distant family in the English countryside. When political conflict kicks off, stranding their only adult supervision in Oslo, Daisy and her gang of somewhat mystical English cousins are left out in the country to fend for themselves. In the midst of this madness she falls in love.

Unlike her YA counterparts, Daisy doesn’t possess extraordinary skills or abilities, she isn’t exceptionally beautiful or smart, and if we’re being honest, she isn’t especially likable at the start. Yet, you root for her every step of the way, because underneath that jaded New York shell is a vulnerable teenage girl with a heavily guarded but warm heart. Adult yet childlike, graphic yet tender, and violent yet romantic, this is a book my angst-filled teenage self would have greatly benefited from.

What books are on your “must read” list for the coming month? Share in the comments or tweet us @JCrewReview!



J.Crew: The News You Need to Know

Have you seen the March Collection? Over 200 new arrivals, just in!

BONUS: Cardmembers receive 20% off. Use code CARDSONLY with your J.Crew Card.
DOUBLE BONUS: For a limited time: Enjoy free shipping on all orders.

That’s not all…

The Wedding Event is still on thru March 4th!

Which 2014 dress styles are your favorite?

We know you love J.Crew, but investors do, too! J.Crew said to be in talking with banks about a 2014 IPO.

“With 451 stores and about $2.4 billion in annual sales, J. Crew may fetch a valuation of as much as $5 billion, one of the people said, asking not to be identified discussing private information” via Bloomberg.com.


Francesca Joy + York Design Co. *Giveaway Alert*

Did you hear? We’ve teamed up with Elise from Francesca Joy to bring you an exciting giveaway! Elise is an extremely talented designer and entrepreneur – read all about her business in our recent interview, “Current Obsessions: Francesca Joy.” Enter to win two of our all-time favorite Francesca Joy designs:

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Elise sells hand painted canvas totes on her etsy shop, FrancescaJoyTotes. These custom totes feature a variety of colorful prints. Here are a few of our faves:

Roy Destination Compass Medium Tote

Bali Honeymoon Toile Tote

Palm Beach Breakers Bag

Keith Richards Coral Medium Tote

Charleston, SC Scene Tote

Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Blues Tote

Connect with Francesca Joy on Social: Facebook / TwitterPinterest / Instagram

Elise also designs needlepoint bracelets for York Design Co. Their range of needlepoint accessories spans cuffs, belts, handbags and headbands. Here are some of our favorites from the online shop:

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Connect with York Design Co. on Social: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram


The giveaway ends Friday, February 21st. Winner announced Saturday, February 22nd. Best of luck!