J Crew styling- marled wool cardigan and cami, $23
J.Crew - Vintage slim jean in worn-in wash, $98
Tory Burch Reva patent leather flats, $195
Uptown Tote - Leather Bags - Women - JCrew.com
Wedding Rings | Antique Diamond Platinum Wedding Band | New York..., $950
Once in a while, I get tired of J.Crew. Why, why, why, how, how, how, can anyone be sick of their favorite store? Well, for one, I get tired of justifying buying $50 tees that I don't LOVE, but I do anyway, because frankly, it's new, I don't have it, and yeah, it looks like everything else I own, but it's got a TAG I CAN SNAP OFF and make that ultra cool sound that says, yup, your day is going to be better if you wear something new.
Well, during one of my "not feeling so hot about jcrew and their bland color palette" moods, I explored. How far did I go? Well, I searched the Gap. I was in dire need of some holiday color. Or something cute. I don't care. Give me something I can wear, it doesn't even have to say jcrew! Gap had TONS of holiday plaid. I love holiday plaids, with bright yellows, bright blues, bright Christmas colors. Greens, and Purples. Skittles, taste the rainbow. But, Gap is Gap and they didn't have much that dazzled me. I went to BR, and same old, same old, stuff is a repeat of every other season, with some new stuff, but I don't really follow their lines, so I wasn't aching for anything they had.
Forever21. I have been laughing about this store for YEARS now. It's like they took over the Wet Seal (remember this store??), and the name cracks me up. I remember how I was at 21, and although I was a newbie in a very important field, I was unsure of myself, playing a grown up, in a child's body. I remember having to try to prove myself at every turn, wondering why no one would take me seriously. So, 21, although my skin was like a baby's ass, and I was 5 lbs thinner, and I could legally drink and gamble, I would never want to literally be Forever 21. Oh, and I didn't have any money, which is why this store is attractive to those looking to stay stylish and not go broke right? I've been in like once, for 10 seconds and would crack up at the quality of the clothing. This store carries what I like to term "disposable clothing". By the time you wear it once, it's usually out of style and you dispose of it.
Maybe it was the Parisian theme, or maybe it was because I was longing for something that was childish, cute, and respectable at the same time. I saw this online, and it struck me that for $14, I could own this, and buy 2 more as gifts and still feel good about myself. Pretty cool. So, I rocked a couple of Xmas parties with this outfit and everyone thought it looked so cute. Ohhhh, snap, that's because it was.
Paired with my chunky hunky marled cardigan, vintage slim jeans, and my red/black check man scarf, I was ready to hit the town....