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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


I Think You’d Like to Take a Hike

Take a hike! Seriously. Because before you know it we (those of us that bravely reside in the Midwest, at least,) will be covered in snow. For this very reason I knew I had to get out and hike before the blizzards blew in and ruined my chances.

So last weekend Matt and I did just that. Although we missed the peak of fall autumnal elegance, it was a beautiful day and we happened to stumble upon some nice fall foliage and naturey goodness:

The-JCR-Girls-Hike-1 Pike Island | St. Paul, MN





Minnehaha Falls | Minneapolis, MN (Or as my GPS likes to call it MinneHaHA!)

So now that you can’t wait to get out and hike, what’s a girl to wear?

Because fancy boots (although I’m in LOVE with these) might very well get muddy, a pair like this is practical:

Affordable Riding Boots *I wore a pair just like this all over Ireland during my semester abroad. Trashed them in the end, but the faux-leather lasted thru many a hike!

Because when it’s on the brink of winter in MN, you really don’t know what you’re gonna get! Any combination of these will do:

Go for something cozy and cashmere like this infinity scarf, or a chunky cable knit.

The name windbreaker cracks me up for no apparent reason, but I’ve got this bad boy and approve of it. And this one is nice, too.

Because it’s fun! We (boyfriend R3dline Photo and I) shot the photos above with a Canon EOS Rebel.



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)!

Life Lately: 5 Things

A lot has happened over the past month! Jocelyn packed up and made the move from Milwaukee to Brooklyn; Martha got a new office – moving only a mile but to a much larger, much more creative space…and we’ve both been blessed with exposed brick in our new settings, WIN!


Also, we’ve both set out on antiquing adventures (what else is new?) and had to restrain ourselves from purchasing all of our September Style Guide Faves and this Ridiculous Long List of Riding Boots.

Here’s a recap of our adventures of late:

1. J’S New to New York!

New-York-City | The JCR Girls

NYC’s the place to be!


2. We Heart Exposed Brick
Exposed-Brick-Apt-Office | The JCR Girls


3. We Heart Antiquing
The JCR Girls Go Antiquing


4. Do It YoSelf

Project #1: Leather Bow DIY
Leather Bow DIY | The JCR Girls Step 1: Find scraps of leather (found mine at the fabric outlet)

Step 2: Follow this tutorial. If you’re like me, take a few creative liberties. (Namely, I didn’t make them into bracelets…)


Project #2: Nautical Pillows!
Nautical Fabric | The JCR Girls
Step 1: Buy Nautical Fabric Nautical Pillows | The JCR Girls Step 2: Follow this Slipstitched Pillow Cover Tutorial. 



The JCR Girls | DIY Nautical Pillows
5. And then I Went House Hunting!
Dream House | The JCR Girls
Just Kidding. I Wish. This actually happened in my #DreamLife.


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