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Week in Review: Summertime Gladness

Hard to believe we’re over halfway through August! Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…

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Summer may be fleeting, but there’s no better time than the present to purchase a new pair of sandals (that’s what I told myself, at least). This time, I went with the Jack Rogers Capri Sandal in Platinum. Super comfortable + great for narrow feet! Rumor has it, there’s an “End of the Season” sale on now at jackrogers.com with savings up to 60% off!

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In addition to my go-to summer sandals, I’ve been getting a ton of use out of my @seabagsmaine tote this season. Many of you asked [something along the lines of…]
Q: Would you recommend this oversized, excessively nautical tote bag?
A: Oh for shore! (Aren’t you relieved I didn’t say tote-ally?)

In all seriousness, I do really like it. The bag fits multiple beach towels, beverages, sunscreen – you name it! Also pretty cool that it’s made of recycled sails. ♻️ I went with the Large Navy Zip Top Anchor Tote + Hanging Pocket (I’d recommend both the zipper + pocket upgrades!).

Minnesota-Summer-Lake-Minnetonka-SailboatSo, I’m still saving up for that boat, but until then I’ll continue to snap photos like this and live vicariously though them. Follow along on Instagram @TheJCRGirls for more where this came from!

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The title of this post isn’t entirely accurate. While I’m trying my best to embrace “Summertime Gladness,” the end-of-summer blues is really starting to hit home. To combat this, I’ve been spending tons of time outside – running, biking, festival-going and dining al fresco (that is, in addition to yard work, but I doubt you want to hear about that…).

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P.S. – Still getting plenty of wear out of this Ratti “Into the Wild” print – as seen in our recent #JCrewChallenge series!

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In the spirit of back-to-school season, I’ve rounded up some of our favorite geek chic accessories including: “You Got This” Trinket Dish, Gold & Acrylic StaplerShop Sonix Palm Print Case, Rose Gold Scissors, Rifle Paper Legal Notepad & Warby Parker Tortoise Glasses!


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You know we can’t resist a good nautical motif, so this new necklace from LK Meyer (handcrafted in Rhode Island) and “Sail Away” notebook needed to join the collection of nautical necessities.

Back-to-School-Desk-Accessories We stretched the “back-to-school” theme even further and decided it was a great opportunity to refresh both desk and bar cart accessories.

From L to R: Mariposa Napkin Holder + Boat Shoe Weight / Moleskin Notebook / Papyrus “Dress Your Desk” Accessories / Target Scissors / Hair Tie Holder Bracelets Cuffs / Leatherology Envelope / Monogrammed Mariposa Wine Coaster.

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And in true JCR girl fashion, we’d be remiss not to mention that the latest J.Crew Style Guide IS THE BEST ONE IN YEARS. Back us up on this, will you?

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We started parsing through the pages and familiarizing ourselves with the 226 shades of pink (not a typo!) to bring you some a roundup of our favorite new blush tones in the form of:

Tune in next week, as we share details of our recent travels AND an exciting announcement!

-Marty

Red, White & J.Crew

Uncle Sam is all tuckered out, which can only mean one thing…
It was a successful 4th of July weekend!

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Hope you enjoyed it! I had a relaxing weekend at a friend’s cabin on the lake and wore nothing but red, white and blue. Which reminded me… I really love this color combo–it’s surely influenced by my nautical obsession, too!

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So even though the bunting and star-spangled beach towels are no longer necessary, sporting red, white, and blue (at least thru September) is acceptable in my book!

Here are my Red, White & J.Crew picks:

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Arabelle Dress in Silk Chiffon / Jeweled Arrows Necklace / Stripe Leather Passport Case

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J.Crew Factory Stripe Linen-Cotton Sundress / J.Crew Factory Twisted Rope Short
Factory Pleated Stripe Short

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Collection Featherweight Cashmere Shell / J.Crew Stretch Matchstick Jean in White
Collection Cashmere Zip-Front Hoodie

 

 Let’s ride this patriotic wave a little bit longer, shall we?

Happy-Fourth-of-July

XO,

Marty

Fall Five

We all have that brother or guy friend who claim they don’t care what they wear but want some sort of approval before heading out the door. It was my brother’s 21st birthday and he said, “how does this look?” slightly arrogantly. So, naturally, I assumed it was an outfit I had taught him. You know, a polo, khakis and some Sperrys.  I almost fell off my chair when I saw him wearing plaid shorts and a striped button down. “Just because the blue on your shirt matches the blue on your shorts does not make the outfit match, Michael.” In order to avoid more of these sad situations, I present you with the list of Fall 5’s to secretly (or not so secretly) pound into every guy’s head you know.

The Fall Five

  1. Plaid is always in. Pair it with a neutral and you’re ready to go. (Examples: Plaid shirt = neutral shorts/pants. Plaid shorts = neutral shirt. Plaid pants = you’d better be on your way to the golfing range, in which case I fully support the pant choice).
  2. Let me introduce you to one of my favorite acronyms – QZ. Also known as the quarter zip. And we don’t want to forget his brother QB, the quarter button. The only time I have sprained my neck was when I heard, “Guy to your left, 10 o’clock, QZ.” True story. Trust me on this one, you can thank me later.
  3. There is a difference between fitted and too tight. The only thing I allow to be too tight is a henley and you better have the body to pull that off. If you are questioning it right now, then the answer is no. But seriously, I am all for fitted jeans and pants in general, but unless you are in your hipster phase (which nobody should be, so automatically not an excuse), don’t let them be too tight. Leave the skinny jeans to the girls, please.  We pull it off better than you – no arguments there, am I right?
  4. If you’re going to own one pair of shoes, let them be Sperrys. They work year-round and can be a great conversation starter (No, seriously). And for all those guys who love comfort over style, this shoe is a win-win. Comfortable and stylish.
  5. Fake it till you make it. Argyle socks are totally underrated. Stylish socks make it seem like you are really put together. Not that I condone it, but if your outfit is questionable, throwing on those socks will instantly make it better!
XO,
Laura
Meet Laura. A JCR girl by association, one of our best friends, and professional hashtagger:
Laura is a Midwestern city girl living in Lincoln Park. She is a marketing graduate of Loyola Chicago who loves all things social media, business, and analytics. You’ll find her at a cozy café next to the fireplace sipping her hazelnut latte while reminiscing of living in Italy. She explores her artsy side by painting, Instagramming, and pinning her dream life. “Do more of what makes you happy” guides how she lives her life, and it just so happens that J.Crew makes her very happy. Follow her on Twitter at @lfaerber.

Endless Summer

If any of you are like me, you love summer. Not just because of the sun, sand, and margaritas, but because of the effortlessness it takes to throw together a cute outfit. A fun sundress, cute sandals, and bright jewelry and bam: instant outfit. With fall quickly approaching, it may seem as though it’s time to retire these summer staples to the back of your closet. But fear not, there are plenty of ways to take your favorite summer pieces and create a whole new look that is perfect for fall. A maxi dress, mint colored anything, neon, and peplum might seem like they belong only under the sun, but these summer trends can work their magic in the autumn with just a few simple additions.The maxi trend this summer was by far one of my favorite summer staples. With everything from prints to stripes, strapless to cap sleeve, where can you go wrong?! I plan to wear my favorite maxis all through the fall by spicing them up with an edgy motorcycle jacket and swapping my sandals for flats.  A chambray shirt with a belt over a maxi is another way to make this summer trend fabulous for fall.
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Peplum has been hot on the scene since the beginning of summer. This trend has usually stuck to floral prints and bright colors, but this fall peplum is getting a makeover. This Rebecca Taylor peplum top takes it up a notch with tweed and frayed edges. Burgundy is red hot this fall, so continue the peplum vibe with a flirty burgundy top. Pair with Skinnies and ankle booties for a night out. I love the look of peplum jackets for fall as well. It’s an awesome piece to throw on with a simple look that will take your outfit to the next level. I can’t wait to get my hands on this Walter Baker top. The contrast in fabric on the peplum is just the perfect punch for a night out.  Better yet, add a fun skirt to move your outfit to a daytime look.
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I was obsessed with the neon trend this summer. Neon pink frequented my closet and to be honest I’m just not ready to give it up yet. Keep rocking those neon skinnies through the fall by adding a fun sweater or a tweed top, like this J.Crew look I’m loving right now. This statement jewelery also keeps the neon look flowing through the fall. I love this bracelet paired with a chambray shirt for an effortless look.
Mint anything was huge this summer season. My personal favorite had to be my mint denim. Instead of stashing these away for fall, I can’t wait to pair these jeans with a neutral or navy sweater and flats for a fun fall look. Keep your mint accessories rocking this season by pairing with deeper hues, such as navy, burgundy, or eggplant, all hot colors for fall. Even better, rock the polka dot trend with mint in these fun tops and accessories!
You tell me, what’s your favorite way to rock your summer staples all the way into fall?
XO Lauren

Give a warm welcome to one of our new guest bloggers, Lauren:

Hi! I’m fresh out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and currently living in Fort Myers, FL. My style could be basically described as preppy chic, and I love all things J.Crew, Lilly Pulitzer, and Kate Spade! My go to outfit is always skinny jeans, a comfy tee and flats, with fun jewelry (ahem bubble necklace!). I love to run, write, travel, read, and getting away to the beach.


Happy Fourth of July from the JCR Girls!

Our favorite Red, White & Blue from J. Crew!

Ok, so it’s not exactly red, but I’m currently lusting after the
Ink-dip popover in neon persimmon

Ink Dot Pop-over in Neon Persimmon via J. Crew Review Blog

Painter boatneck tee in stripe.
Can’t decide between Byzantine Blue and Brilliant Flame.
J. Crew Byzantine Blue Striped Tee via J. Crew Review Blog J. Crew Bright Red Striped Tee via J. Crew Review Blog

Flowy Cami in Polka Dot(on SALE $50 online…and $19.99 in store?!)
J. Crew Flowy Dot Cami Sale via J. Crew Review Blog

Stripe Derby Dress

J. Crew Navy Blue and Red Striped Derby Dress via J. Crew Review

Minnie Stretch Pant | Bright Flame

Minnie Stretch Pants in Bright Flame Twill | J. Crew Review Blog

Cropped Matchstick Jean in White

J. Crew White Cropped Matchstick Jeans via J. Crew Review Blog

Silky Pleated Pant in Navy

J. Crew Shiny Navy Blue Cropped Pants via J. Crew Review Blog

Marci Patent Wedges | Casablanca Blue

J. Crew Navy Patent Leather Wedges

Magic Wallet in Dot

Magic Dot Wallet | J. Crew Review

Not Crew, but pretty darn cute – Dorothy Perkins Striped Skater Dress
Dorothy Perkins Navy and White Striped Skater Dress

Which Red, White and Blue Crew items am I missing? What are you #CurrentlyCrewing for the Fourth of July? Tweet us @JCrewReview!

Brought to you by MM (@MissMarthaMae). All images c/o of JCrew.com

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My Week in Crew

I love EVERYTHING J. Crew…this isn’t a surprise. But what items could I just not get enough of last week? Here’s my week in Crew! (PS- I am no wiz when it comes to Polyvore, but I really tried for you guys so hopefully you’ll appreciate the effort to spice up the blog a bit!)

J. Crew Accessories and Clothing for winter A: I’ve been carrying my Archie Grand notebook in my purse every since Martha gave it to me for Christmas! I’ve been jotting down everything from to do lists to blog ideas!

B: The weather has been all over the place the past week, but on the extra chilly days I’ve been throwing on my earmuffs to keep me toasty. They are so cute and the perfect way to keep your hair as you styled it when you left the house!

C: My black Jackie has been a savior this past week (and for the past few to be honest) I have to wear all black at my job. Sounds easy but is much harder to do when you are forced. I have been throwing this on over everything to follow the dress code.

D: The Painter Turtleneck and the Pintuck Tank were both purchased during my trip to Indianapolis and their sweet little details have been adding just enough visual interest to my daily ensembles.

E: Of course, I can never forget my sparkles and statement jewels.

Say Hello to Spring: Skirts & Shirts

I cannot wait for spring! I have exhausted my winter wardrobe and am ready to bust out my skirts & shirts. I am LOVING this easy-peasy-breezy spring style:

Step 1: Pick a shirt

Step 2: Pick a skirt

Step 3: Tuck it in and accessorize

It really is that simple! Take a peek at this styleshow for inspiration. Dress it up, dress it down, infuse your own personal style.

Which Looks are Your Favorite?

 

Who is ready to BRING on SPRING?

Pics via JCrew.com