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Early Access: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Selections

Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicked off last week, and we won’t even blame you if you’re sick of hearing about it already! In an effort to hold your interest (and hopefully be helpful!), we’ll keep this short, sweet, and to the point. Below, find a roundup of picks from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale [Early Access: July 13-20. Public Access: July 21 – August 6].

I mean, how fun is this Split Sleeve Tee? The best part — it’s only $28!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t stop collecting candles. Especially when they are divine-smelling Diptyque Candles (they never go on sale… so seize the opportunity!)


Treat yourself to Tory Burch boots, pumps or sandals (while they last!)

Ok, so the CALPAK Marble Luggage isn’t part of the Anniversary Sale (unfortunately), but they are just too fun, I couldn’t resist including them in the marble roundup. I did go a bit crazy on the DKNY Marble Bath Accessories though. Can’t wait until they arrive and everything is matching and streamlined.

That’s it! If you’re wondering what authority I have to report on the most anticipated sale of the season, the answer is… I’m really no expert. Just practical person who loves a highly anticipated sale.

P.S. Pajamas! I forgot the PJs! These Moonlight Pajamas by Nordstrom Lingerie are insanely comfortable. They come in your choice of 5 colors and there’s a short version, too.

Thanks for reading! Let us know what else you find in the comments below or on Instagram, @thejcrgirls.

Last Minute Gift Guide: For the Beauty Lover

Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit quite like the promise of a colorful new eye shadow palette for my collection. It’s the one time of the year I don’t have to justify my want of designer mascara or sparkly caviar nail pearls because that’s the beauty (see what I did there?) of gift-giving season.

So I say away with you practicality! Pop open a can of Champers and treat yourself (and the ladies in your life) to something pretty, like one of these gems below:
1.. Because you can never have too many eye shadow palettes.
2.. This cult mascara stuffs stockings and changes lives.
3.. Save the calories for Santa and smell like an iced gingerbread cookie instead.
4. You want the men in your life to look good too.
5. Ultra-rich hand cream ornaments for your tree? Yes please!
6. Lip glosses in every shade for holiday celebrations and the year ahead!
7. Erase a year of skincare sins with this hypoallergenic Re-Everything Treatment Toner.
8. Ring in the new year looking looking fierce with this edgy 24/7 Eyeliner Collection.
9. Then glow all winter with this hydrating skincare set.
10. Countdown to Christmas with this advent calendar of festive nail polishes and sparkly goodies.
**This post was brought to you by our beauty obsessed best friend, Erika!**
The JCR Girls

Scouted: Favorite Finds of the Week

1. Flash Tattoos
I’m not even a tattoo person, but how fab are these hyper-realistic jewelry-inspired tats?
Did I just say tats?!

Flash-Tattoos Josephine // Chloe // Lena 

If you’ve never been to Shop Waiting on Martha brace yourself, because you will find so many adorable things that you need in your life. While nothing here is necessarily a “necessity,” a 20% savings should erase that shadow of a doubt.

Use code: SOLONGSUMMER for 20% off everything. Yes, EVERYTHING. Like art prints. Adorable notepads. The cutest dog toys in the history of ever.

Ok, I‘m Hooked
Naturally, we’re head over heels for Tory Burch’s new fall boots.


Oh, hello dream boot closet!


Oh, and this is going on now – Sept. 1 #Dangerous!
***Enter Code LaborDay14 on TORYBURCH.COM***




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):

Catbird Anatomy of a Stack

Image c/o Catbird Jewelry website

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


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:


My Weekend in Instagrams

Running on (almost) perfect fall days.


Roommate brunches to start off Sunday shopping.


Strolls in the park. Equip with the proper accessories for the chillier temps thanks to Pendleton.


Taking advantage of J. Crew sales.



I treated myself to this sweater from J. Crew during their 25% off $100 sale.

What did you do this weekend?



*All photos are from both the JCR Girls and my personal Instagram accounts.

The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is Here!

And you know we can’t pass up a good sale…


Our sale-section faves include:


SHOP NOW (before it’s too late)!

Banana Republic: Milly Collection

I am so excited about the Milly Collection at Banana Republic. I wouldn’t even let myself walk into the store on my trip to the mall during my lunch the other day, knowing that I would only come out having spent too much money. Once I develop a little more self control (or my mom agrees to go shopping with me to remind me that I DON’T NEED ANYTHING!) I can’t wait to go in and see the pieces I’ve been adoring online, in person.

What pieces are you most excited about….or which ones have you already purchased?! Tweet us @JCrewReview or show us via Instagram!


Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Moms can never get enough credit.

As kids, they taught us how to make our beds, brush our teeth, and wear something that matches. As we grow older, they help us pick new bedspreads for college, keep extra toothbrushes on hand for our friends, and, well, shop with us for something that matches.

With everything our mothers do for us over the years, it’s only fair that they get a day completely dedicated to spoiling them right back. Spending time with your mom and letting her know you care is by far the best gift; however, you did get your sense of style and love of shopping from somewhere. Show her what excellent taste you inherited – I don’t think she’ll mind a little something all wrapped up!

J. Crew Liberty Vintage Floral PJ | J. Crew BlogC. Wonder Ikat Dinnerware | C. Wonder Blog

There isn’t anyone (mom or otherwise) who wouldn’t love a new summer PJ set, kicked off on Sunday with breakfast in bed. I can say with no shame that I make a terrible cup of coffee, but I buy cute mugs to make up for it. #distractionbyikat Also, the coordinating colors? That was no accident.

J. Crew Translucent Stone Necklace | J. Crew Review



J. Crew Translucent Stone Necklace

J. Crew Factory Summerweight Cashmere Cardigan

J. Crew Factory Summerweight Cashmere CardiganJCrew-Havana-Clutch J. Crew Havana Clutch

I always like to pair a few things when gifting clothing. Whether she wears them independently or altogether with her favorite outfit, your mom is guaranteed to get a lot of use from these pieces as well as plenty of compliments. Plus, you can always borrow them. Didn’t they warn us when we were younger about dressing like our mothers?
Anthropologie Apron | Anthropologie Blog

 Anthropologie Cookbook | Anthro Blog

If you have Instagram and/or don’t live under a rock, you know how trendy (and delicious!) macarons are right now. Why not try making them with your mom? I’ve heard they can be difficult – although this is coming from a girl who can’t make coffee – so pair this cookbook with a sweet summery apron in case things get messy.

If all else fails, take her out to lunch, buy her some flowers, and let her forget all her responsibilities for the day. You can make macarons or terrible coffee anytime, but there’s only one day a year when your mom knows the real reason why you’re doing it!






What We’re Into Right Now

Hammered Waif RingThis here Hammered Waif Ring

Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick!

Kate Spade Supercalifragilipstick (in every shade)!

Michael Kors Collectors Edition

Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch Collector Box Set

Chevron Chairs J. Crew Review Instagram

These Darling Chevron Chairs
(from T.J. Maxx!)

Ecosmart Fire Ghost Ventless Fireplace

                                                                                                                            Ecosmart Fire Ghost Ventless Fireplace

Black + Blum Box Apetit for West Elm

  Black+Blum Box Appetit

Black Vintage Style Plastic Cutlery

Black Vintage Style Plastic Cutlery  via The Fancy

Leather Strap Packing TapeLeather Strap Packing Tape
Seriously though, how cute is that?

J.W. Hulme Leather Envelope | The JCR Girls J. W. Hulme iPad Clutch
J. W. Hulme Envelope and iPad Clutch in Oxblood (add a complimentary embossed monogram!)

Wax Seal Stamps on Etsy These Gorgeous Wax Seal Stamps

Oh, and J. Crew New Arrivals of course!

It’s a Sample Sale…Full of Sequins!

That’s right JCR Girls,
Sequin NYC is having a Minneapolis Sample Sale this weekend!
And all of us Minneapolites know how exciting this is (especially considering the lack of sample sales that make their way to the heartland)!

60% to 80% OFF jewelry sold at:
Henri Bendel
Neiman Marcus
& other fine retailers

Time to Stack Up!
Sequin NYC Bangle Bracelets Neon Stack Bangle Bracelets - Sequin NYC
If you’re going, tweet me personally @MissMarthaMae! I’d love to meet up and gush over J. Crew with you whilst perusing the goods.

P.S. Did I mention Blake Lively will be there?
Ok, maybe she’ll be sitting this one out, but her gorgeous necklace might be there!

Blake Lively Gossip Girl wearing a Sequin NYC necklace

More info: Sequin Sample Sale – Minneapolis
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