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‘Tis the Season for Textures – Our Favorite Tweeds, Plaids, & Stripes.

If you know one thing about our fashion sensibilities, it’s probably that’s we’re drawn to the classics. For fall + winter, that means tweeds and plaids, cotton and wool. And then there’s our perennial favorite – stripes. Whether layered under sweaters and vests or incorporated as thicker sweaters or coats, stripes are always on standby.

Tweeds
These cold temps aren’t going away anytime soon. Tweeds provide the weight and warmth you need to combat to frigid temps in style.

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These chic dresses and jackets are perfectly suited for wearing to work. Then, just add some bling and you’re on your way to holiday parties!

I’ve been finding so many ways to style the Lady Jacket in Metallic Tweed. For one, the bracelet sleeves make it easy to show off a pop of color. And the mannequin at J.Crew SoHo posed a style challenge – wear the lady jacket like a cape. Challenge, accepted.
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For this iteration, I’d like to thank Jenna Lyons, Jackie O and Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe stylist for the inspiration. These Over-the-Knee Boots only look high-end, on major sale ($64.50) – snatch up a pair while you still can!
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Plaids
Must be the holiday season, because plaids are present throughout the home. These Pottery Barn throws come in the prettiest color combinations, and these oversized Target pillows add a splash of Christmas cheer to our brown leather sectional.

Moving on to festive attire, J.Crew does it again! We’ll take one of each of the following, please:

Stripes
Winter, spring, summer or fall – stripes are 100% appropriate for every season. For the dead of winter (hate to break it to you, it’s upon us), opt for cozy knits and use your cotton Bretons as layering pieces under sweaters, scarves and vests.

When it comes to stripes, Saint James is the gold standard. J.Crew has been collaborating with Saint James for years, and we adore the collections season after season. This season, it’s the Saint James for J.Crew Slouchy T-Shirt that is really catching our eye. Also comes in a short sleeve slouchy version, in 4 fun colors!

While a serious investment, here’s what you can feel extra good about when growing your Saint James collection: Careful attention is given to every step of the manufacturing process. For example, after each part of the shirt is cut, the pieces are then applied to a needled table, which allows for each stripe to be perfectly aligned from front of the shirt to back. Talk about a lot of love and personal attention! Read more on the Saint James website.

Saint James sells their tried-and-true pieces, such as nautical shirts and knits on their website, saintjamesboutique.com. Here’s a sampling of our faves:

Weekend Wish List

I’m leaving on a trip today to my dream world (I may or may not go every weekend). Here is what I will be buying at J. Crew during my stay.

Painter tee in colorblock via The JCR Girls

Painter Tee in Colorblock

Caftan tunic in pineapple via The JCR Girls

Caftan Tunic in Pineapple

Button front dress in roller girl via The JCR Girls

Button Front Dress

Boardwalk linen skirt in stripe via The JCR Girls

Boardwalk Line Skirt

Collection bow pumps in Ratti Regatta via The JCR Girls

Collection Bow Pumps in Ratti Regatta

Tiered stone necklace via The JCR Girls

Tiered Stone Necklace

And just because I can’t pass up anything with a cute critter…

Kangaroo BAGU via The JCR Girls

Kangaroo BAGGU

What are you currently lusting over from Crew? Share with us on Twitter or show us your most recent purchases on Instagram!

XO

JD

What We’re Into Right Now

Watches. Riding Boots. Chandeliers and Stripes.
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Ships Ahoy! J. Crew Nautical Necessities

Whether you are sailing the Atlantic, lounging by the pool, or catching a baseball game with friends, nautical attire is always appropriate. Anchors, stripes and ship wheels have long been a summertime staple when it comes to casual dressing. Learn to embrace the theme with the help of J.Crew’s talented team who expertly crafts a boat-friendly collection year after year.

This season, standout items are all about the anchor. From a charm bracelet, to a scoop-neck blouse or comfortable T-shirt dress, anchors are a coveted symbol that certainly makes a statement, in a modest way in comparison to other loud symbols.

J. Crew Review Nautical Attire Ahoy! Nothing screams nautical more than bold stripes, particularly stripes in the all-American, spirited colors of red, white and blue. Borrowing from the boys has never been so stylish, as the Saint James unisex tee is absolute striped perfection. Tailored linen and cotton shorts are, as J.Crew called them, the ultimate secret weapon for summer.
J. Crew Review Stipes, Nautical, St. James Tee The J.Crew catalog, coined as the style guide, is a fashion magazine that embraces what we all know and love: the never-ending possibilities of J.Crew ensembles. Who doesn’t want to look like they just hopped out of the catalog? To no surprise, June’s style guide featured a number of nautical looks,
J. Crew Review Navy and White Maritime Anchor Dress Soludos for J. Crew J. Crew Review Nautical Striped Dress

This post is brought to you by Kelly J. (@KellyFrancess) All images c/o jcrew.com.