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Fast Forward to Spring // I Need a Vacation

J.Crew’s email this morning – “Time to Plan A Vacation. Polar Vortexes – best excuse for a sunny escape” got me thinking. I really could use a vacation. At least for some sun, warmth, and the ability to wear shorts or a skirt again!

This winter has been long and harsh enough already. So let’s just fast forward to spring, shall we?

For Spring 2014, let’s shine the spotlight on Blue + White:

J.Crew Review: Spring 2014 Blue and White |  The JCR Girls Blog From L to R:
Sarita Dress // J.Crew Factory Striped Swim Top // Noelle Tunic
 2 Park Avenue Beau Bag // Zigzag Stripe Short // J.Crew Factory Swiss Dot Shirt
J.Crew Factory Polka Dot Skirt // Tory Burch Miller Stripe Sandal // Spade Skirt

Additionally, I’m ready to add all of these things to my life. Then maybe spring will get here soonerthat’s how it works, right?

What’s on your spring wish list? Let us know in the comments below!

When in Rome…

It’s the hometown of Jackie Kennedy, lobster rolls, and Nantucket reds- trust me, I could go on forever.

In spite of the horrific events at this year’s Boston Marathon, I have never been more proud of my hometown than I am today. It is such a beautiful place, and truly has something for everyone in the summer: sailing on the Charles, meandering the historic cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, grabbing a patio lunch on Newbury Street (Boston’s own version of Fifth Avenue, but significantly more charming, in my humble, unbiased opinion).

Have I convinced you to start planning a weekend getaway?

Bostonians are friendly people (once we’ve had our obligatory morning iced coffee), but no one likes a tourist. Keeping with a less-is-more, just off the harbor, homage-to-the-classics philosophy, the quintessential Bostonian keeps her wardrobe in a careful balance between functional and fashionable.

J.Crew Cashmere + Jackie O Style

A luxurious cashmere tee (part of the J.Crew Collection), bringing one of the best parts of your fall wardrobe into summer (and who’s to say this piece can’t roll over into fall?) It’s also Jenna’s homage to one of Boston’s best dressed.

 

 

  Sea Bags for J.Crew

Sea Bags, made from retired sails (some of which likely floated up the Charles a time or two), are found all over Boston, tucked away in tiny shops, like these ones I found last week in the trendy neighborhood of Beacon Hill. Luckily, J.Crew’s taken the hard work out of the search!

 

Collection Cashmere Anchor Sweater

More cashmere for impromptu, breezy dinners on the harbor. This model has even got the right idea- a baseball cap with your alma mater or favorite team is great for covering up unwanted summer flyaways (Yankees fans need not partake).

  J.Crew Cafe Capri in Seersucker

 

I just added these to my vast collection of Café Capris last year, and I guarantee they work with almost anything.

 

 

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Black may be the way to go for summers in New York, but save your tortoise for Boston. These A.R. Trapp sunglasses, even though they’re made in New York, are Bostonian in every respect.

 

-Brought to you by Stephanie

About Stephanie: I am an Economics and Art History student at Boston College, former J.Crew employee, life-long J.Crew enthusiast, and currently a Marketing Assistant at Argopoint LLC, a management consulting firm in Beacon Hill that works to improve in-house corporate legal department performance and efficiency at Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit http://www.argopoint.com

The Spring Breakdown

With Spring Break rapidly approaching, the only thing more stressful than finalizing your tropical getaway is deciding what clothes your suitcase has room for.  Since most destinations lack laundry facilities, packing versatile pieces is key.  Luckily, J.Crew’s resort 2013 collection has an abundance of versatile pieces that are perfect for a springtime getaway! So many, in fact, you’ll likely need to sit on your suitcase to get it zipped!

Regardless of the potentially unsightly toll that winter may have taken on your physique, J.Crew swimwear is full of options for all body types. For those of you who managed to stay slender this winter, the bandeau bikinis are amazing.  Not only are they available in fun patterns and prints, but they are totally mix and match-able! Don’t be afraid to mix polka dots with solids or stripes with florals!

As for those of us who aren’t particularly thrilled for our bodies to make a…big…splash at the pool this spring break (myself included), there are still fabulous options with a bit more coverage!  I know it’s tricky to find a modest swimsuit that doesn’t scream “frumpy,” but J.Crew is here to change that mentality!  Check out the Painters Floral Tank or the Liberty Underwire Tank.  These one-piece suits are perfect for someone seeking more coverage without sacrificing style! Also, BE SURE to bring along a cover-up, like the Embroidered Rope Tunic. If you’re not on the beach or pool, a little coverage is the classier route to take.

Spring Breakdown | The JCR Girls

Spring Breakdown | The JCR Girls

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The Spring Breakdown | The JCR Girls

For daily excursions, dresses are key. The Tiered Ruffle Dress has been a staple for the past few years, and continues to be a classic and simple option to throw on in the morning and wear throughout the day.  The Lightweight Washed Chambray Dress is also a great option.  It’s beachy without being too casual, so you can wear it almost anywhere during the day!

The JCR Girls | Spring Breakdown

J. Crew Chambray Shirtdress

As for nighttime, nothing screams resort dinner to me more than a flowy maxi skirt with a simple tank.  The Striped Jersey Maxi Skirt is a lightweight and breathable fabric, and with a plain tank tucked in, is perfect for dinner and cocktails.

Stripes on Stripes | The JCR Girls

Accessorizing isn’t extremely crucial on spring break, but there are a few must haves for the beach.  Firstly, a sun-protective hat.  Regardless of whether you prefer a floppy straw hat or an androgynous fedora, a hat is never a bad idea, especially for peak sunning hours (or to wear to breakfast after a night in the discoteque…).  You also need a go-to pair of sunglasses.  Aviators and Wayfarers are always a safe bet and the Ray-Bans that J.Crew carries are fantastic quality – I’ve had my Clubmasters for over 4 years and they’re in perfect condition. Throw a few bangles and some bold necklaces in a durable beach bag, too, like the Farmers Market Tote, and you’re good to go!


The Market Tote
Tortoise Ray-Bans Aviators The Spring Breakdown | The JCR Girls

Lastly, SHOES.  They are the absolute most annoying things to pack, so make your decisions wisely.  The likelihood that you’ll wear a pair of heels isn’t great, so leave those at home.

Bring three things:
1. A cute pair of sandals that can transition from day to night, like the Kira Sandal
2. A pair of beach appropriate sandals, like the Tortoise Capri Sandal
3. A pair of closed toed shoes, like the Sperry Metallic Boat Shoe

Tortoise Capri Sandal

Metallic Sperry Topsiders | J. Crew

See, it’s easy.  Once your suitcase is packed, the only thing you need to enjoy your trip is a piña colada and a chaise.  There’s no reason your packing experience should be any less relaxing than your vacation!

-Brought to you by Bennett / @BKerwinOfficial!