Where is Spring, give me some J.Crew

I had really good feedback when I did my picks from the J. Crew September Style Guide, so new year, new picks! Also, it’s fitting to write about J. Crew since GIRLS come back tomorrow and Jenna Lyons makes a cameo appearance. After further ado, here are my picks from this month’s style guide.

j. crew pixie pant

I think every girl needs a strong, sturdy black legging that can double up as black pants on the weekend or for Casual Friday’s at work. I love the Pixie Pant with the leather tuxedo stripe because they just look warm and its January. Be prepared for 20 degree weather forecasts until beginning of March.

j. crew sequined sweater

I bought a sweater from J. Crew in the fall that had jewels around the neckline, so of course I’m going to pick this blue embossed floral sweater. I don’t just like it, I love it. (Sweaters forever, until its 55 degrees again).

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I love a good funky patterned shirt and I would like to add this button down to my collection. Where is the 30% off sale? 🙂

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Procrastinators Unite! Last Minute SALES to Save the Holiday!

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Ah, only two days before Christmas and the last minute holiday shopping has commenced for procrastinators. [Did you see this great article from Refinery 29 about this very topic?]

Luckily, since I work at a mall, I know all of the great sales that are going on NOW and I plan on hiding my credit card from myself so I don’t buy myself a treat or five. Take a look at the sales below and pick up any last minute gift items for your loved ones or yourself. (If you do shop for yourself, I’ll never tell.)

ASOS: The Crazy Ass Holiday Sale is still going on now. Get up to 50% off winters warmest apparel.

I want [this and this]

J. Crew: Get 40% off your purchase when you shop online and 30% off your purchase when you shop in-store. Use Code – GIFTNOW

Gimmie [this, this and this]

LOFT: 40% off the entire store (YAY) Shop online use code: GIFTS

Dear Santa – please for [this and this]

H&M: Shop in-store and get BOGO 50% off everything OR Buy 2, get 1 FREE on Sale

(No items picked because I’m currently running to 16th and Chestnut to buy, buy buy)

Forever 21: 500+ items were just added that are $5 and below. ACCESSORIES GALORE!

Urban Outfitters: Shop Online, Spend $50 and get it by Christmas Eve. (Shop by 1PM though!)

Now that I have over sensitized your shopping needs, tell me where are you going?!

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Happy Weekend!

flapper holiday partyWho doesn’t love a themed holiday party? Tonight I’m kicking up my heels at a friend’s apartment for a Great Gatsby themed party! 2013 was definitely the year of Great Gatsby so why not have one more party?! Above would be my dream 1920’s flapper outfit: black, sequins and a pop of bright pink. What would you pick out?

The rest of the weekend will be crafting, shopping and working out (gotta get ready for my half marathon training!). Whatever you do, I hope you have a great one!

SALES:

J. Crew: Take an extra 40% off Winter Sale Items plus free shipping! Use Code: GIFTNOW

LOFT: Take an extra 40% off EVERYTHING. (Goodbye paycheck)

ASOS: 50% off – Its their Crazy Ass Winter Sale

Happy Weekend!

rain

It’s the weekend and the rain is here to stay for a little bit. I have been on the hunt for a new pair of short rain boots to make my commute to work a little bit easier and more stylish! I love my pair of Hunter Rain Boots – but I can only rock Hunter Green for so long, alas it doesn’t go with every single outfit. Despite the rain, its date night! Part two of my birthday present from Scott we’re going to the Pinot Botique in Olde City for a wine tasting, then we’re having dinner at Kanella – a perfect little Greek BYOB.

Here’s what I scored this week during the great sales at work: JCrew | LOFT | Express

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J. Crew Amazingness

Yesterday, bigger than the debut of Lady Gaga’s new video, was the J. Crew September Style Guide that premiered on Pinterest. As a part of my routine at work, I check all of our retailers corporate social media accounts to see any product updates or current sales, to my delight J. Crew had posted their “big news” Sunday evening.

Baseball Cap J Crew

Grey Sweatshirt Oxfords

J Crew Kiss T Shirt

sparkly sweater

 

J Crew White Shirt

 

I have been seeing hints of Fall in the J. Crew window displays and through their tumblr pages, but nothing had prepared me for my fall in love moment with all of their Fall 2013 apparel. (Are you reading this mom and dad? My birthday is soon and I would love all these items!) Above are a few of my favorite pieces and all the looks become available on Wednesday, August 21st.

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The Obama Family Style – Inauguration 2013

I love Michelle Obama. I love her style so much, that I geeked out when my boss was asked to talk on Good Day Philadelphia about Tracy Reese dresses the morning after the First Lady rocked one at the Democratic National Convention this summer. Flash forward to last Friday morning when my father texted me saying “Michelle Obama got bangs!!! They say she is on trend this season, but it all started with you!” (Isn’t my dad such a sweet heart?)

Now a history lesson…

Regardless about how you feel about the political race, my father, a baby boomer has always told me what day it was in history since he lived through most of the 20th century and saw the changes of Civil Rights in our country. He was on the playground when JFK was shot. He was a teenager with a packed car ready to drive to Canada when the lottery was going on during Vietnam. I was 9 years old when we talked about All the President’s Men and the Watergate Scandal. I was also very confused why no one in high school had ever read To Kill A Mockingbird before since I read about it in 6th grade. I was also way too fascinated with the hippie movement and named one of my hermit crabs Woodstock. Maybe I was an early bird but my parents and grandparents have always instilled in me to learn about American history and our family’s history since my mom, only three year’s ago, became an American citizen. Yesterday watching the Second Inauguration of our first African American President on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was kind of emotional for me. To think of how my life would be so different if it was 1953 and not 2013…

Let’s Celebrate, with style!

The Obama girls rocked designs by J. Crew during the swearing in ceremony. (You can’t get more on trend and preppy then J. Crew) while Michelle wore a Thom Browne coat and dress. She rocked Cathy Waterman earrings and J. Crew shoes to match her daughters.

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The Inaugural Ball, Michelle Obama went back to an old favorite, Jason Wu. Her jaw dropping and stunning custom red gown was elegant, gorgeous and embodied everything that a First Lady should be. I have nothing else to say besides, four more year’s of style!

 

Michelle and Barrack

Image 1 via MTV Style, Image 2 via Luke Sharrett for The New York Times