WHAT I WORE: tip to toe!
photos by: Rosa Loves DC
Why do I still shop at J.Crew? It's one of those stores that gets me with its marketing, even though I know full well they are not talking to me. All I ever need to know about J.Crew is Jenna Lyons. She's an extremely tall, extremely thin, extremely waspy white woman and J.Crew is a store full of clothing tailored to fit her.
That said, the folks over at "The Crew" have been pumping out overly styled catalogs - that look more like travel guides - since way before Jenna graduated from Parsons. In fact, I'd venture to say that many a blogger (this one included) borrow heavily from the strong artistic direction of the early J.Crew catalogs that showed fresh faced women on holiday in chunky cable knit sweaters or neon shorts surrounded by breathtaking backdrops all over the world.
I got a degree in Journalism, specializing in Magazine Editing, so I could scout locations and set up shots (like the ones that give me temporary amnesia about the fact that J.Crew clothes don't fit my body) every time the catalog arrives.
So as usual I popped in to see what J.Crew had to offer and walked out with this ill-fitting peplum top in a beautiful shade of blue - which I might have to adopt as my new signature color - and this adorable button up shirt that is whimsically stripped with tiny polka dots. The peplum top is boxy and therefore runs extremely large (I'm wearing a Medium) and it also has a very short torso so the peplum doesn't skim my hips as its supposed to. The button up shirt I had to go a size up (I'm normally a 6 and I'm wearing an 8) because my shoulders are too broad, but look how much fun I'm having wearing this outfit!
J.Crew is a fun store. I've worked as a stylist at the Santa Monica, CA location and I love seeing what creative twist on the classics they'll come up with next. So I keep going in there, buying their offerings, wearing them, realizing they don't flatter me, but I'm having so much fun anyways. I eventually donate or resell the pieces I purchase...wait a season or two and do it all over again. C'est la vie... No regrets!