J. Crew is to my closet as my favorite ex-boyfriend is to me. A source of passion and fury, a symbol of broken loyalty. Will never quite have all of me, but has forever stolen a piece of my heart.
Except for the fact that I left the guy but I just can't quit J. Crew. The truth is that, in my mind, no one does it better. No other brand, store, or purveyor of clothes and accessories epitomizes classic, chic American style quite like J. Crew. At least for my life and style.
But it angers me, too. Like the time I applied to be a copywriter and wrote a 14-page edit test that probably took me a good six hours to complete and I NEVER EVEN HEARD BACK. Not even a "thanks but no thanks". And then while angrily shopping on their website a month or so later saw that THEY USED ONE OF MY PRODUCT NAMES. Not cool, M. Drex. Not cool at all.
But as long I'm paying the J. Crew credit card bill, I might as well keep on shopping. And dreaming...
Mmmm. Cabernet is the color of the season, and it's oh-so-delicious in this Peter Pan collar sweater. Classic Little Teds.
I absolutely cannot resist this cheeky French hen scarf. I think I need to bite the bullet next time I see it.
A question I ask myself daily is, "How many pairs of flats can a gal really own?" For me right now, the answer is 'no more', but if I would squeeze one more pair in, I'd likely pick the Classic patent ballet flats in Cinnamon. They are so appropriately and fabulously fall.
I really like the look of bright blues and rich browns paired together. I could wear the Lulu Frost for J.Crew resin and marcasite bracelet by itself, with my tortoise shell watch, or maybe even with a stack of gold bangles.
My heart beats for the Zigzag sequin dress. I know I've written about it before, but it still consumes my black and white dreams.
My love for fuchsia knows no bounds! I would so throw this Excursion quilted vest over the sequin dress.
... and then I'd put on these Opera earrings. For sure.