19 posts tagged JCrew
We have been so excited to hear the feedback from the new series we launched on Monday! We are seriously so grateful to the women who are joining us in styling our staples - the best part is that it’s a total inspiration to us too in this blogging journey.
Today we wanted to share more details and outtakes from our outfits on Monday - partly because Michelle + Jessie took such great photos for both of us!! - and also because I think this challenge gave us a newfound appreciation for the versatility of the pencil skirt! Fun. Classy.
It’s everything the Refined Woman loves all wrapped up in one piece.
Get Kat’s Look :
Pencil Skirt: JCrew
Lace Top: TJMaxx (similar)
Belt: Thrift (similar)
Cell Phone Case: JCrew
Get Em’s Look :
Pencil Skirt : Anthropologie
Shirt : Jcrew (Similar)
Necklace : Jcrew
Satchel : Dooney + Bourke
Pumps : Banana Republic
How are you going to wear your pencil skirt now? We would love for you to join the conversation with us on our facebook page!
Kat + Em
In T-Minus 20 days the Mr. + I will be frolicking around the streets of Paris and I am SO excited.
I might already be outfit planning. Last time we were in Paris was 2 years ago while on a backpacking tour across Western Europe and I packed like it was spring break… and it rained. I’m not gonna lie being unprepared makes me cranky.
This time, I’m layering with knits and scarves and swingy skirts… and I’ll probably make sure I have at least two pairs of jeans with me too.
If you have any Paris recommendations I am dying to hear them!
// photos by Rachelle Derouin
It’s still only slightly spring in San Francisco - that’s what we love about it right? It’s always changing it’s mind. One day it’s 80 and the next 68 and foggy. Whenever I’m headed up there for a shoot I bring about 3 layers of sweaters + jackets and it’s a good day when I don’t need all 3 of them.
The thing I love about this mini skirt is the multi stripes - the reds, greens + blues all work well with all my various black tops. I realized the other day that’s pretty much all I wear.
I guess Kat would say that it’s okay to own a bunch of neutrals as long as the cut + texture is good + you accessorize! So get on with your bad self! And then she’d dance and I’d be jealous of her moves.
You know you’re running a blog with the right partner when, independently of one another, you choose basically the same blouse to blog on the same week. I guess given our devotion to J Crew it’s not that surprising, but STILL.
This outfit I was inspired by the combo of that classy peter pan collar + carpet bag + bow pumps = all the best elements of a grandmother’s wardrobe. Grandma’s are the original hipsters.
errr…my version of the white t:)
Basically, all it is jeans and a white shirt? Boring right? (Well…here’s a little secret, I’m not the biggest risk taker in my wardrobe. Neutral colors are my best friend, and I’m kinda ok with that).
How do you keep such a simple outfit interesting? Here are my thoughts :
- Fabric + Texture + Cut: Yes; it’s a simple white shirt, BUT the eyelet lace and peter pan collar make this white blouse classy, feminine, with a hint of whimsy.
- Accessories: Since my top and jeans are neutral, I was able to have some fun with my accessories: leopard + burberry never hurt anyone, and my Kiel James Patrick Anchor bracelet is a spring staple!
- Shoes: In my opinion, as soon as you add heels, any outfit takes a few notches up. I always feel confident and a bit sassy when I prance around in my heels (maybe because they make me like 6’4)
Would you believe it if I told you my super cute Mint + Pearl earrings were less than $5 from Forever 21? Well…b e l i e v e i t.
My sweet friend and fellow fashionista + photographer Michelle Kim took all these photos! She’s uber talented and has a heart of gold!
Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick
Blue works for me, so I wear lots of it. Look in your closet: what are the top three colors in your wardrobe? Chances are those are actually the colors that look best on you, your skintones, your eyes.
What’s your it C O L O R? Find it, and don’t be ashamed for wearing lots of it!
This A-Line Blue JCrew skirt has been in my closet for several years, yet I hardly wear it, because I never know what to wear with it. Today, I stumbled upon it with new eyes and thought why in the heck haven’t I been utilizing this skirt; it’s pretty great!
Since it’s flowy on bottom I prefer a more fitted top.
Two other ways you could wear this:
- A scoop back fitted long sleeve shirt like this one from American Apparel would look great with it as well!
- Simple White T V-Neck tucked in with wedges. (We’re all about versatility folks!)
This is my new Kelly Moore Songbird camera bag. It’s amazing. There is so much unexpected storage, I can fit my Nikon D3s with 3 other lenses comfortably in the bag. The great thing too is that it’s super cute and doesn’t SCREAM “I’m carrying a bunch of expensive camera equipment with me!!!!”
Photos by: Michelle Kim. Darlin, you are such a blessing!
Top: H&M (several years old - similar)
Bag: Kelly Moore Bag
photos : simply jessie
I’m sure that little girls playing dress up and fashion stylists/bloggers everywhere have been hip to the idea of wearing a dress under a skirt for a long time.
It’s probably not the most revolutionary idea to some, but to me, it represented a pretty huge shift in my brain. The first time I saw it done was by my friend Melanie who was styling the wardrobe for a shoot I was photographing - she paired a gold sequined anthropologie shift under a big tulle skirt and I’m pretty sure right at that point my brain exploded.
Since then I’ve approached my closet with totally new eyes. I love this floral dress that I picked up thrifting last time I was in Paris but it’s pretty tight all over so there aren’t that many occasions to wear it, and especially because even Spring in the city is quite chilly. So I love this skirt layered over it to transition it to warmer weather. I’m ready for the sunshine people!
One dress four ways.
Upon first glance when I saw this Amazing Cobalt Blue Dress at Madewell I wasn’t completely sold. BUT then folks I tried it on, and DIED; the length, the a-line cut, the stretchy ponte fabric; it all made me melt.
I knew I wanted the dress, but wasn’t convinced I needed it. Then, walking around the store I thought of at least 4 different ways I could wear the dress, and remember our last lesson: don’t buy a piece unless you can think of at least 3 distinct looks with it.
After realizing the options with the dress were endless, I really had no other choice other than to buy it!
Here’s my take on how to spruce up your classy dress that’s just sitting in your closet dying to come play with you!
Photos Courtesy of: Sarah Shreves
Dress: Madewell / White Collared Shirt: Zara old (Similar) / White Blazer: Club Monaco / Belt: JCrew (Similar via Club Monaco) / Penny Loafers: GH Bass Weejuns /Lace Top: BP Nordstroms / Booties: Urban Outfitters (Similar)
I’ve been incredibly inspired since we saw the JCrew Fall Presentation at Fashion Week to mix more prints in my outfits.
I find that prints in the same color family work well for me, as I usually tend towards solids in most of what I wear on a daily basis. My next plan of attack is mixing more stripes and florals with polka dots.
I’m also having a momentary love affair with navy blue as an alternative to my standard black for everything.
And me + polka dots, well we’ve been having a thing since I can remember getting dressed. They make me wanna dance. It might not surprise you that my even my wedding dress was polka dotted.
I am always running late and I’m always realizing I needed to leave the house like 5 minutes ago. I think it’s a genetic defect. I can’t seem to keep accurate count of time in my head.
One thing that has saved me has been those few closet staples - outfits that I know work well together. A dress and a chambray shirt for example. Because in my wisdom I never make time to check the weather forecast either.
What is a girl to do.