Thursday, January 16, 2014

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)

31 comments:

  1. some outfit ideas as usual over at ebelandi. By the way, anyone knows difference between lady day coat and the metro coat I love the metro I have but I ordered lady day this time in final sale....hoping will not be disappointed...

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    1. lady day coat has functional pockets, that's the major difference IMO. I have both and prefer lady day coat

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    2. I have to size up in the lady day coat versus the metro but that may be because of where the band hits me. Pretty coat though.

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    3. I have both and agree with rcbshops that the lady day coat is slimmer in the torso. It also has more of a defined waist and the band as rcb mentioned. I didn't size up but find that I can only wear a thin sweater under my lady day but can layer more under my metro coat.

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    4. Thank you all for the reviews! I'm patiently waiting for mine now...I went with my regular size :( hopefully it will work out.
      Thanks again!

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  2. OT, but if anyone sees a black excursion vest in a size small in their store, please let me know. I have been desperately trying to find one. Thanks.

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    1. savvy shopper, if you need a personal shopper who is very good at finding things, e-mail me.

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    2. Thanks Rose. Just sent you mail.

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  3. OT: Madewell is still offering 40% off final sale styles until 1.20.14. There are new promo-priced items today (they also receive the discount), so I've updated the Madewell Promo-Priced items list with the new additions...

    See The List Here.

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    1. If anyone is looking for the Silk Director Shiftdress in Brushstroke Floral Silk dress in XS. I saw one last night for $69.99 + 40% discount at Cherry Creek, CO store.
      silk director shiftdress in brushstroke floral

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    2. Got the calf-hair skimmers on this promo (based on a JCA poster recommendation. Love them!!!!

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    3. Got the striped skirt in linen/silk it's brown and black. Also the green silk plaid shirt. very pretty.

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  4. There is a new tee at the B&M with polkadots on it.
    Colors are white/red white/blue and grey/ silver dots.
    i have pics on instagram inawonderland5.

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  5. If you're looking for some 80's styling inspiration, I unearthed a 1989 Teen magazine at my parents' yesterday, and have shared some choice sections on my blog today. I especially loved the DIY embellished sweatshirt and denim that I'm sure inspired J.Crew! Dying.

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    1. This is so great. I love stuff like this! I used to have milk crates full of old magazines, but my parents threw them away years ago. I wish I still had them. Sassy and Teen and Seventeen from the 1980s and early 1990s. There was so much good stuff in there. I would love to go back and look at them.

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  6. OT. But there was some discussions about J Crew not putting Final Sale on invoices, receipts. I noticed last night I made a purchase in store and it says.. '50% off Final Sale'. I never had that when it was 40% off either on-line or in store. As far as I am concerned if I make a purchase and it does not say Final Sale on my receipt, it is not Final Sale.

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  7. What goes with the wool bomber sweater-jacket? Step this way, my JCAs.

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  8. OT Has anyone tried out the COLLECTION BLACK TWEED JACKET item a0028 and can you comment on fit and what you would wear with it?

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    1. Amahendra - TTS on the black tweed jacket. It's nice. When I tried it on, I felt the longer neckline would make it a little more difficult to style. Notice the model has her chambray top unbuttoned to meet the buttons on the jacket. It might work to have a chambray top unbuttoned 4 buttons, but with another top under that. Will try to get review up soon.

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    2. Thanks Gigi! Would you take the same size as your school boy blazer? I was thinking of doing a charge send if I didnt have time to run out today.

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    3. I had posted yesterday that this jacket is on sale at my store in Canada ($150 plus 50% off). It fits small, I had to size up 1 size from my schoolboy size. The stylist that helped me said everyone was finding that it fits small also... HTH!

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    4. Thanks for the sizing info and the tip on the price snowbrdgrl!

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    5. Np, and she was recommending the windowpane silk ss top with it, or the crinkle boy shirt in black and white check to wear with it!

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    6. Nice suggestions, my vps also suggested the white with black jewled top or be super casual and wear it with a t shirt and a long necklace

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    7. At the sale price point it's a steal for this jacket. I love it :) I hope you do too!

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  9. Just saw a preview of a plaid pump in the new people style watch spring edition.
    $ 279

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    1. Pics of the pumpand the dotted tee on my blog here.

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  10. New in-store pricing info. Visit the In-Store Price Guide. Look for the dates in red. Recent updates on 1/13 & 1/15. There are links to irl pics for many of them.

    Let me see what I can do from memory. All prices before any additional discount:

    * $39.99 in-store - Fair isle leggings both colors

    * $49.99 in-store - boy shirt in bird print, boy shirt in printed bows (red w/black), boy shirt in grey tartan

    * $69.99 in-store - silk metallic tunic (the gold w/tassels)

    * $119.99 in-store - berry bouquet top

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  11. In other news, Rynetta pointed out some of the new arrivals on her blog. Incl a navy No. 2 pencil skirt.

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  12. Two more:

    * gold-stripe mini $99.99 online vs $49.99 in-store (review)

    * ratti geo print popover $79.99 online vs $59.99 in-store (review)

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