Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oops, I did it again.

It's no secret how much I love J. Crew (and as of this post, Britney Spears). But what you may not know is that I am addicted to their online sales. What I have learned about J. Crew shopping is that if you fall in love with something, wait to buy it--that sucker is most likely going to go on sale. And really, is there anything worse than seeing that overpriced dress you just had to have being sold a week later for a fraction of the price you paid?
When I saw Elizabeth's post about her latest J. Crew indulgence, I instantly related. During a recent sale, I was mesmerized by the low prices and high style, and found myself with an embarrassing amount of items in my cart clicking "submit order." Unfortunately, the sale is now over, but I am sure there will be another soon.
Full disclosure: here are the items I just had to have...
1. Stowaway Dress- I know what you're thinking: another striped dress. I can't help it! They're just so easy and chic. I love this one for its demure collar, drawstring low waist, and pockets. My justification for buying this? It's the first aqua-striped item in my closet.
2. Striped Button-Back Tee- Yep, more stripes. But its mustard, my absolute favorite! And what you can't see is that it has buttons all down the back--too cute.
3. Esplanade Short- I love that the stiff material and chic color makes these shorts just a tad dressier. Perfect for trying out the shorts + heels combination.

4. Veranda Pant- I was in need of more pants in my life. I tried these on in store before purchasing to ensure a good fit. The rise is slightly high, which I love, and the heavy linen material makes these pants seriously versatile. They also have a nice, fairly wide leg, which makes them extra flattering. 
5. Printed iPhone Cover- Since getting an iPhone, I've been on the hunt for a unique and pretty case. Also on my list of requirements? A color that could be seen at the bottom of my purse. I adore this case, both for its beautiful, arty design and its functionality.
6. Collins Suede Platform Peep Toes- Since I practically live in ballet flats, I don't often buy heels, unless I really fall in love, which I did in this case. I went crazy for the mustard color and platform, and I feel like I can wear them for any occasion. 

7. Crystal Rays Necklace- I had been on the hunt for a slightly edgy, chunky necklace to add to my collection. I'm obsessed with the large chain and art deco-y feeling of this one.
8. Honeycomb Bracelet (out of stock)- The item that started it all! When I saw this bracelet on Emily's just-purchased list, I fell in love and knew I had to click over to the sale to snatch one up for myself. It was such a good price for a very luxe bracelet. 
9. Marissa Crystal Cuff- I'm always on the lookout for beautiful bangles to add to the stack on my wrist, AKA my own personal Arm Party

Phew. Now you know why I am officially on a shopping hiatus. 


  1. ooooo Love your picks! I also have the stripe button back tee and LOVE it. Its like my go-to shirt now mainly because the color goes with everything in my closet. Oh so lovely :) Great post!


  2. haha! I know exactly what you mean. J.Crew's sales always lure me in. My nemesis is J.Crew Final Sale + additional 30%-40% off. I always try to stay away from Final Sale, but I just can't help myself.

    Cute shoe pick! I'm excited to see how you style everything!


  3. Great picks! My fave is the the striped tee, so perfect for summer!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  4. Love everything! Especially the Crystal Rays Necklace, TDF!

  5. J.Crew jewelry is my favorite! Love love love that crystal necklace! Also, just wanted to say I love your blog...I'm a fellow fashion magazine intern (in NYC), so I love seeing what other fashion interns are wearing. You have great style :)

  6. ohhhhh I LOVE the crystal rays neckalce, it's so beautiful and fun!!

  7. I am also obsessed with the J - the sales are great...crew cuts for the kids also!!! loving your new jewelry!

  8. Love the iphone case, the striped tee, and those SHOES! Ok, I love it all. Good thing I didn't know about the sale (or so I am trying oh-so-hard to convince myself). Great picks, lady :)


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