34 posts tagged JCrew
I can’t take credit for the title of this post, my sister-in-law came up with it when she saw Aaron and I decked out to go chop down our Christmas tree this weekend.
I’m mastering the art of wearing men’s shirts these days, holding down the fort at 23 weeks pregnant and the belly is really popping out. I don’t hate it. Although these Gap maternity jeans have been doing okay, I haven’t found anything affordable that comes in a long enough length for these legs. So I broke down and bought some Citizens + J Brand maternity jeans online today. I promise to report back soon on this front.
Each day that passes in Brooklyn is another completely new adventure. This fall and winter in the city is full of firsts.
In the last couple of weeks, I bought my first REAL big girl winter jacket from JCrew. I cannot sing their praises highly enough, as I’m pretty sure I tried on 100 jackets in store at least 3 different times before deciding on this gem. People literally stop me on the street asking me where I bought it, and even better is it’s super warm and long enough on my crazy long arms!
Another first: snow boots. I didn’t even know where to start looking, and honestly didn’t really look anywhere, because when you think of winter boots you think of LL Bean’s classic duck boots. Sold. And I love them.
Today is another first: my first time EVER going ice skating in Bryant Park! This is a total dream. I
am feel like Blair from Gossip Girl. I’m sure I’ll instagram the heck out of the adventure! My only hope is that I don’t completely wipe out and break something (here’s to hoping!).
And the firsts continue. Next week I’ll be celebrating my first Thanksgiving in the city with my little sister Laura. We have a full week of plans including going to the Jimmy Fallon show + the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!
So cheers to a year of firsts in this wonderful city!
All Photos by: Chaz Cruz
This week is a big week for my friends over at 31 Bits. They’re celebrating a website relaunch and the launch of their winter “Give with Glam” line featuring one of my favorite bloggers Julia from Gal with Glam.
I’m not a big jewelry girl. I like to keep it simple, but there are a few go-to pieces I have that I wear on almost a daily basis. Those pieces belong to 31 Bits. Ladies not only do they have amazing product, but the best part…all of these pieces are handmade by women in Uganda, providing them with jobs and education to get out of poverty.
Months ago, Em blogged about making her very own Boyfriend jeans. Let me be honest, I just can’t make my own jeans; it stresses me out. I envy Em for it, but just didn’t have the gumption for it! Since then, I have been looking everywhere for boyfriend jeans. Thankfully I ran into JCrew today to return something, and it was like this wall of jeans was beckoning me. I floated to the boyfriend jeans, tried them on, cried, bought them.
Now they’re my best friends. Once again, JCrew nails it.
Shop the Look…
Boyfriend Jeans: JCrew
Necklace + Bracelet: 31Bits
Yep! It’s happening! We announced just the other day that the Mr. and I are currently expecting a little baby in March 2014!
It’s still very surreal for sure - but I’m very happy to be mostly through the worst of the first trimester. It could have been worse but it definitely was rough shooting all those weddings in August! And not to mention hard finding time to work on the blog. I have to say I am so blessed to have Kat doing this with me - she really pulled through for me last month when all I wanted to do was sleep and eat top ramen and watch vampire diaries.
There’s a barely there little bump now but it’s definitely challenging to get dressed! I decided early on to invest in these Hatch drawstring pants as a piece to get me through all three trimesters. And I love them! The fabric drapes beautifully and they are so versatile. Who doesn’t love some fancy sweatpants?!
Excited to share my adventures in maternity style with you my friends! Hopefully I’ll start to get excited to wear things other than sweatpants in the coming months… ;)
Vest : Jcrew
Cap : Jcrew
Tee : American Apparel
Pants : Hatch Collection
Flats : Jcrew
Watch : Michael Kors
This last week I was back in LA for some shoots, and although I’m loving my new life in Brooklyn the people, the weather, and the ocean on the West coast completely melted my heart.
The weather all week was just enchanting, and this polka dot number from JCrew was sort of my newfound best friend this week. I even tried to get out of my comfort zone a bit by mixing some patterns into the dress by adding my leopard CWonder flats! Baby steps friends…baby steps.
Photos by: Sarah Shreves
Polka Dot Fall Dress: JCrew
Red Belt: Target
Leopard Flats: CWonder
Stewardess Bag: Coach
I mean honestly, we have seen color blocking everywhere? Are you tired of it? From the looks of what’s in store for us this fall (jewel tones galore), color blocking is here to stay. As with any trend I believe you can make it your own!
One of my number one fashion rules is: stay true to yourself. BE you. Fashion can be such a beautiful journey of self discovery; it’s an artistic expression of y-o-u. Get to know yourself with what you wear. Don’t wear a trend because you feel you have to, try out a trend because you want to, because it excites you!
Now this is just what I did last week when I met up with fellow NYC blogger Brynn Watkins of Being Elliott. She is just darling. We decided we both were going to color block when we met up that day (kinda like in second grade when you used to call you friend and say wear our matching umbros tomorrow with pig tails. Then you’d show up at school and act all surprised…no? I’m the only one??)
The best part was to see how differently and uniquely we both interpreted color blocking as well as how we both were able to stay true to who we were!
Key Pieces to my outfit:
Pencil Skirt: JCrew
Men’s Button-up: Old old old (similar at JCrew)
Michael Kors watch: Nordstrom
Also…it was a gorgeous day in Soho!
We are so honored to have been featured on Rue Magazine yesterday under their style section. Rue is such a wonderful place to be inspired whether you’re looking for your closet, home, or entertainment. These girls have it down!
Em + I were guest bloggers yesterday, and talked about the high waisted trouser, because they are totally having a moment. Ladies get a pair for the fall!
Go check out the full post at RUE!
High Waisted Trouser: Zara
Trousers: JCrew (similar)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Kat + Em
Our emphasis for the day: the high waisted trouser! They’re having a major moment, and we wanted to show y’all a few ways to rock them!
PS. Check our blog tomorrow for more details on our outfits!
A new series is here, and we are thrilled about it! Over the next three months we will be highlighting two different men in our lives and their style. (Because…you know refined women love to share the spotlight)
These men will be more than well dressed, because really any man can put on a tailored suit and call it a day.
The men we have chosen to feature are clothed with integrity, honor, character, ambition and vitrue. His ability to put a solid outfit together isn’t what makes him who he is. He embraces his outfit as a form of expression, not his essence.
He is a rebel, a misfit who refuses to follow the path of fame, monetary gain, and cultural popularity. Instead, he is paving a new path, taking himself and those around him into deep places, leaving a fresh trail to venture upon.
He is a warrior, a poet who respects himself and others with his style.
He is creative, fearless, and committed.
Now that the table is set, say hello to Johan Khalilian.
He is The Refined Man.
All Photos by: Kat.
Men we cannot tell you how much us ladies appreciate a well tailored double breasted suit. We love Johan’s urban take on this Club Monaco suit.
Tie: Club Monaco
Kat + Em
The Refined Women
cutoffs, my navy blazer and cheetah flats (cheetah is totally a neutral).
there’s actually NOTHING I have found that doesn’t benefit from the polish a little blue blazer adds.
I’m loving this striped tee. I’m wearing it with everything.
thanks to a little glamourizing from jane kim + for snapping a few of these pics for me during our date last week.
navy blazer : jcrew
jean cutoffs : urban outfitters
striped tee : jcrew (on sale!)
satchel : dooney + bourke
glasses : warby parker
flats : madewell