Now that I’ve finally accepted that it is, in fact, December (didn’t it kind of sneak up on us out of nowhere?!) – I can finally officially start my gift shopping. Even if you are on a budget, you can still check everyone off your list and show all of your friends and family just how special they are to you with these gifts that are $25 and under!
Hard to believe we’re over halfway through August! Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…
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!
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!).
So, 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!
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…).
P.S. – Still getting plenty of wear out of this Ratti “Into the Wild” print – as seen in our recent #JCrewChallenge series!
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 Stapler, Shop Sonix Palm Print Case, Rose Gold Scissors, Rifle Paper Legal Notepad & Warby Parker Tortoise Glasses!
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.
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?
- Sunwashed Pink Coin Purse in Italian Leather + Embossed Bag Tag in Italian Leather
- Martie Pant in Bi-Stretch Wool – Spiced Guava
- Sam Sunglasses in Blush Crystal
- Floral Cascade Necklace in Coral Shell
- Classic Leather Belt in Blush Pink
- Contrast Glitter Heels in Suede – Delicate Petal
- Tie-front Silk Top in Soft Peony
- Lena Leather Pumps with Patent Cap Toe in Faded Blush
Tune in next week, as we share details of our recent travels AND an exciting announcement!
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.
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.
Ahh Black Friday. The Christmas morning of November. There’s no better time to get a start on your holiday shopping – and with all of your savings you can buy a little something for yourself. Skip the crowds and craziness this year and scoop up those amazing deals from the comfort of your own home. Here’s a roundup of some of the sales going on tomorrow and a few of our favorite picks from each! (And take a look at Marty’s round-ups of some more great sales here and here.)
Bloomingdale’s (up to 50% off on a selection of items site wide!):
The holidays are all about giving and Everlane has done something really awesome that will allow you to give back. All of the profits from its Black Friday sale will go to their partners in Hangzouh, China. The money will go towards updating recreational facilities for individuals who live and work at the factory! You can join here.
Here are a few more sales that are going on now as my early Christmas gift to you:
Alice + Olivia (25% off sitewide + free shipping!)
Brooks Brothers (15% off + Free Shipping)
Nordstrom (Up to 40% off select products and an additional 20% off select sale items)
Revolve (Select items up to 80% off!)
Theory (40% off sitewide)
Happy shopping! Be sure to check back later for more of our favorite Black Friday picks in Part II!