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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:



Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: $50 and Under

Looking for gift ideas that won’t break the bank? Here’s a roundup of our favorite finds under $50 from Baublebar, Nordstrom, Sephora & Shopbop!

Pave Arc Pendant – $34.00 // Back Me Up Mobile Charger by Ban.do – $30.00
Stila Sparking Rose Gift Set – $50.00 

Kendra-Scott-Alex-Drop-Earrings-Moon-Jade Kendra Scott ‘Alex’ Drop Earrings Maroon Jade – $44.00


Voluspa-Candles-Nordstrom VOLUSPA Candles – $8.00 – $50.00


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Buffalo Check Cheese Knives – $38.00  // Stag Bottle Stopper – $24.00
Bubbles Champagne Flute Glasses – $38.00 – C. Wonder


Small Square Stud Earrings – $38.00 – Kate Spade New York


Thanks for checking out our Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: $50 and Under.
Stay tuned for more guides in the coming weeks. XO!

Holiday 2014 Gift Guide: Fun, Quirky, and Handmade Gift Ideas

Now that it’s November, we’re getting into the gifting spirit. This is the first of a series of holiday gift guides featuring gift ideas representing a variety of styles and price points.

Here’s a roundup of our favorite fun & quirky gift ideas: TheJCRGirls-Quirky-Gift-Guide-2014-Collage

1. 2015 Travel the World Wall Calendar // 2. Cruise Ship Double Shaker | Pottery Barn // 3. Los Angeles Cosmetic Bag // 4. Happy Hour Glitter Coaster Set // 5. Gray Malin iPhone Case

No matter what climate you live in, these Gray Malin iPhone Cases will have you feeling sunkissed and summery all winter long. “You’ll be able to take a piece of the adventure along with you wherever your busy life takes you. Also, makes a great gift for your favorite jetsetter.”

And a few of our favorite handmade gift ideas (found on Etsy.com)!


1. Handmade Natural Soap
2. C
hunky Cable Knit Infinity Scarf
Monogrammed Tie Bar
4. Knitted Boot Cuffs / Leg Warmers 

Etsy is a great spot for handmade gifts for everyone on your list. Not only is the variety fantastic, but you can feel great about supporting small, independent artisans and retailers. For winter, I love cozy knit accessories. As always, I’m a big fan of anything with a monogram. These simple, chic, personalized pieces of jewelry are at the top of my list.

What’s on your list this year?


The JCR Girls

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?