I fell a bit out of love with J. Crew after the exit of Jenna Lyons, but I still keep coming back to the well.
With their sales becoming as frequent as Banana Republic’s, it’s also almost impossible to pay full price for anything at J. Crew.
I bit at a recent 30% off sale and picked up this open front sweater blazer, which is a pretty perfect fall camel hue:
I *just* noticed that it also comes in a cool looking olive color, which sets off all kinds of justifying in my mind why I need two extremely similar sweaters.
I decided to pair the sweater with a striped turtleneck that was only $11.99 on sale, a price I could not resist. The vision was to wear the turtleneck, jeans and sweater blazer together for fall, maybe with leopard print sneakers.
The side slits on this sweater – also a turtleneck– intrigued me, and many of my black turtleneck sweaters are looking a bit sad, so I put this in my basket. A fresh (read: not faded or pilled) black turtleneck sweater is a wardrobe must, and it should be replenished the same way that a good white tee needs to be frequently updated.
I *also just* noticed that this sweater, too, comes in a cool olive color. And now I am self-justifying the purchase of nearly-identical sweater #2.
The last thing that I bought for fall 2017 was this pair of earrings:
Statement earrings aren’t my thing the way that statement necklaces are, but I saw a segment on the Today Show recently where both the interviewer and the interviewee were wearing oversized crystal danglers like these, and I liked the look enough to try it for myself. I was happy that they were bold but not too heavy. It’s hard to tell from the picture but they also have a slight yellow-diamond type tint, which makes them look great with the camel sweater above.
While none of these pieces from J. Crew is a huge style risk, I think they’ll fall into the safe space of being new and versatile enough to feel like I updated my wardrobe more than I did.
What do you like at J. Crew this fall?