Tag Archives: J. Crew

How to Do Red, White, and Blue

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?



Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

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!)

Flowers (or succulents) are always a good idea:
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This iPhone case is by watercolor artist Laura Trevey, available on Amazon ♥.

It’s hard to go wrong with Aveda gifts. For birthdays, Mother’s Day (any day…).

SHOP: Aveda Comforting Tea / Hand Relief / Stress-Fix / Shampure Composition / Wooden Paddle Brush


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!

Our Guide to 2014 Holiday Gift Guides + Black Friday Sales

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Especially when it comes to saving a ton of money at your favorite retail stores. Browse the gift guides, and get your discount codes organized, because Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday is upon us!

Step 1: Check out the pre-selected gifts at your favorite retailers and add your favorites to your shopping cart:


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Kate Spade

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Ann Taylor

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Step 2: Don’t forget the discount codes! Use the following codes to ensure you get the best possible price while shopping this weekend:

Ann Taylor – 50% off your entire purchase. Online Only. Use code: THANKS

J.Crew – 30% off full-price styles and extra 40% off sale styles.* Use code: HOLIDAY

Tory Burch – Holiday Sale Event. Save 20-30%. Use code: LUCKY

Shopbop – Take up to 25% off your order with code: GOBIG14

Don’t forget the Kate Spade Surprise Sale is up to 75% off (but the good stuff goes quick!) and Nordstrom is offering up to 40% off thousands of items.

Happy Shopping!

Happy Holiday Shopping Season! ~ J.Crew Gift Ideas


It’s here (whether we’re ready or not)! In an effort to avoid shopping malls and make the holiday shopping experience as painless as possible, we’ve decided to organize a series of Gift Guides (at every price point) plus roundups of the best sales + deals at your favorite retailers.

We’ll kick things off with one of our all-time favorites, J.Crew.

If you live in a frigid climate like me, you’re likely looking for a cozy new coat with a feminine fit. Take advantage of holiday sales (Black Friday + Cyber Monday, in particular) to treat yourself to a new winter coat (or point Santa in this direction…)

The Chateau Parka

The Chateau Parka comes in six luxurious colors and is made from J.Crew’s exclusive stadium-cloth wool (from Italy’s Nello Gori mill).

I’ve also been a long-time fan of the J.Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat.

And you really can’t go wrong with the Classic Majesty Peacoat. I love the way the gold buttons pop on the navy version.

This season, you can have some fun with saturated hues like Turquoise, Golden Sun, and Neon Electric Flame.

If you’re shopping for a little crewcut, the Girls’ stadium-cloth peacoat with furry collar is as cute as can be!

Need some boots, too? Get them at J.Crew (but hurry, these sell out quickly)!

If you’re in the market for some under $50 gift options, we recommend:



Time to Layer Up! Our Favorite Coats + Sweaters + Scarves

Classic neutrals in cozy fabrics will never go out of style. As fall turns to winter, these chic additions to your wardrobe will keep you warm all winter long.JCrew-Cozy-Chic-Gift-Ideas-2

1. Chateau Parka | J.Crew // 2.  LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Cashmere Blend Wrap Coat//
3. Fair Isle Sweater | J.Crew Factory // 4. Collection Cashmere Chunky Turtleneck


5. Daylesmoore‘ Wool Blend Trench Coat // 6. Banana Republic Factory Camel Crosshatch Cape // 7. Classic Pave Link Bracelet | J.Crew //  8. Mixed Knit Eternity Scarf | Urban Outfitters

Don’t forget the accessories! A little holiday sparkle never hurt anyone.

And oversized infinity scarves? They’ve become a winter wardrobe staple.

What are you most looking forward to this winter?


Black is the New Black

Because black never goes out of style.

If you’re updating your wardrobe on a budget, invest in the classics (but we’re not talking boring black basics here). Here’s a new take on classic black:

Ladylike with a Modern Twist

Black is the New Black: The JCR Girls

A Little Bit Edgier

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Speaking of black… Abercrombie & Fitch has recently lifted their ban on the color black [this Refinery29 article provides the deets].

So the question is: would you shop there again? My immediate answer is NO, NEVER!

But I mean these ponte pants and culottes are pretty on point…

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I’ll leave you with some “All Black Everything” street style inspiration:

Street Style On Pinterest ***All Images via Pinterest***

P.S. Don’t miss out on these Columbus Day Sales!




Dress Code: Wedding Edition

This post is brought to you by our lovely wedding blogger, Aislinn! And with Marty getting married next year, we have weddings on our mind more than ever 🙂
The best thing about being a bridesmaid is that you get told what to wear (thanks, Marty!) I had to wear a Catholic School Uniform for 13 years, so, sometimes I crave the uniformity of not having to make fashion decisions.  I also like it when people just do things for me.  Unfortunately, one cannot be a bridesmaid at every wedding that they go to. Number one because that would be weird.  Number two because that would cost a fortune. Number three because obviously.
Never fear, my non-bridesmaid folk, the JCR girls are here to help you out with a Wedding Dress Code. Rule number one: Never wear an actual school uniform to a wedding. You are not Madonna.
White Tie/Black Tie Attire
What. does. that. even. mean? Formal Dress is a scary concept for a lot of women.  For men, there are some pretty set rules of what to wear and what not to wear, but for women?  For women, it’s admittedly somewhat open to interpretation, which is the worst thing in the entire world. Here’s what you need to know about White Tie or Black Tie: You’re about to be surrounded by some rich people.  White Tie is much more formal than Black Tie. Tradition says not to wear a short dress, but hey, tradition, shmradition!  For Black Tie and White tie we say: long or short dresses are a-ok, but think formal. Think elegant. Do NOT think prom.
If you are going to go for a full-length dress, keep it sleek. Seriously, unless you are attending the wedding ceremony of Queen Victoria, do not wear a ball gown. (The wedding of Queen Victoria took place in 1840.  Capicse?)  If you are going to wear a short dress, keep the hem line no shorter than where the tips of your fingers brush your thighs.  Remember, if you’re going to a wedding this fancy, there will be parents, grandparents, old people of all sorts, and they will be judging. Keep it classy.
Cocktail Attire
Hooray! You just got an invitation with more interpretive nonsense!  Cocktail attire for men at weddings means suit and tie, or dinner jacket.  And for women the all-encompassing term: “cocktail dress.”  Traditionally, this means any dress that falls above the ankle. We say that you should probably be keeping the dress-length mid-thigh for this as well, because it’s a wedding, but you can probably get away with it being a little on the shorter side. Remember, if you are like us, you’re about to dance up a storm. Leave some wiggle room!  (Always avoid the risk of someone seeing your spanx!)
We quite like the idea of switching it up a little bit and wearing a sleek jumpsuit; keeping it classic with a vintage-inspired midi; or a cute mod shift.  If you want to stand out, the best advice we can give for cocktail dresses is: Have fun with your shoes and make-up.
Casual Attire
If you’re like us, seeing this on an invitation totally freaks you out!  Are we going to be over-dressed?  Or under-dressed?!  Here’s the truth of the matter: Casual Attire on a wedding invitation means your Sunday Best, not your favorite blue jeans. For men: slack and a button down, or collared shirt.  For women: a dress, a skirt and shirt, or slacks and a blouse. You can probably have fun with this!  Remember, it’s always better to be slightly overdressed!
Note: A personal preference. The color red is the color men find the most attractive, and women find the most threatening. Really!  There are studies! If you are going to wear red to a wedding, we recommend a short, modest dress. Red + full-length dress = center of attention, which isn’t the best thing to be at someone elses’ wedding.  Another note on color:  steer clear of the white.  Even if the bride says she doesn’t care, or if it’s fashionable, etc…. if we’re being honest: it looks weird in Facebook pictures.
Our final rule in our Wedding Dress Code Guide For People Who Aren’t Bridesmaids is to wear something you love and you can move in. Weddings are FUN, full of energy, and full of love. Bring those great vibes with you  🙂  Tell us what you’re wearing to your friends’ wedding!

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


Color Obsession: Cobalt

I’m completely obsessed with anything navy, and while the color totally owns a place in summer adorning plenty of nautical inspired, must-have pieces; I want to go (a little) outside of my comfort zone and brighten things up this summer. As I’ve been browsing online I’ve fallen in love with several pieces in bright blue cobalt. It’s still blue, but it is just a little happier and just what I need to get me out of my cold weather rut.

What color are you obsessed with now that warmer weather has arrived?!



Sales to Shop:

Madewell: Additional 40% off sale styles. I scooped up this Bungalow Maxidress that I will be living in all summer.

Gap: Buy 4 items get 30% off. Buy 5 or more items get 35% off. They have the best selection of the most stylish chambray so now is the time to stock up on this closet staple.

J. Crew: Extra 30% off sale styles and additional 50% off final sale styles! You can’t pass this one up. (Use code: SALESALE)

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