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Sunday, August 31, 2014

J.Crew Picks for Autumn

You all know I'm a huge J.Crew fan; My work wardrobe is pretty much a solid 50/50 split of J.Crew and Zara. It's serious. And now, it's going to get even more serious: J.Crew is finally opening in my city this week and I'm about to get very, very poor.

In anticipation of blowing a bunch of cash within moments of stepping in the door, I've done a bit of pre-shopping to get an idea of what I'd like to buy (instead of being distracted by pretty but totally unreasonable items). These are three outfits I'd at least like to try on together - as fun as Polyvore is, clothes inevitably look different on every individual body - and that aren't stupidly expensive. This is especially the case in the event of a "grand opening" sale (which would be welcomed) (hint hint hint to J.Crew, Chloë wants needs a sale).

J.Crew Wishlist
J.Crew Painter Tee with Zips - (link!) |  J.Crew Pleated Lattice Skirt - (link!)
J.Crew Merino Wool Tippi Sweater - (link!) |  J.Crew Sophie Embroidered Loafers - (link!)
J.Crew Pixie Pant - (link!) | J.Crew Downing Tote - (link!)
J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer - (link!) |  J.Crew Collection Gilded Paisley Pencil Skirt - (link!)
J.Crew Elsie Suede Pumps - (link!)  |  J.Crew Crystal Bug Earrings - (link!)

One of the main things I'd like to invest in this fall is a new blazer. I've seen the Schoolboy blazer styled on various blogs and it looks absolutely perfect for me and my work style. Classic and chic. It's not crazy expensive either in the grand scheme of things. Someday I'd love to own a really luxe blazer from a brand like Smythe, but my bank account just isn't there yet. So J.Crew will have to suffice. 

Another item on my list this fall is a skirt (or two). My two favourite skirts for work are J.Crew's No.2 Pencil skirts, but they're now two years old and have always been a tad large. It's time for something new. I love pencil skirts for work, but I'd also like to try experimenting with other shapes and silhouettes. That way a skirt could do double-duty and be wearable on weekends as well. 

I'd also like to update my work-flats situation. I'm pretty set for heels, although I wouldn't say no to a great deal on a new pair, but my current flats are getting a big ragged and old. And to be honest, they're a bit boring with their simple black leather. Time to upgrade to something a little more fun. 

The new store is set to open after my no-buy ends, so keep an eye out for some shopping confessions and outfits on here and on my YouTube channel. Fingers crossed my pre-shopping faves end up being as lovely in real life! What are you looking forward to buying this fall? Anything special on your wishlist?

xo Chloë


  1. YES, J.Crew is ah-mazing! Looove that store as well. Some of their things can be pretty pricey though. :/ It's great when they have sales. Actually, I picked up a few pieces from the store during their summer sale in July. I love your pre-shopping items. That paisley pencil skirt though! Wow, I'm obsessed. It's fabulous. The Sophie embroidered loafers are so cute too! They're definitely fun.There's nothing that I 'need' for fall, however, I would like a new pair of riding boots. Maybe some new cardigans as well....lol.

    BTW, I'm loving the new layout! :)

    1. Thanks Kim! I thought it was time for something different, I'm glad you like it :) I ended up ordering the blazer online, so I'm on my way towards a solid fall outfit or two! I love riding boots for fall, such a great look!


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