Thursday, January 9, 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! :)

25 comments:

  1. any suggestions how to pair giant bow shift dress in green and blue from last winter? item 29178?

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    1. Cute dress!

      I saw a PV set navy, green and modern red (which is more of a dark orange) and thought it looked great. I would also dare a fuchsia/purple and stay away from yellow.

      There are some colour suggestions at colorcombos.com if you do a search for navy blue. HTH

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  2. Anyone had any luck having their Pixie Pants professionally shortened? Even the short for me have to be rolled up but when I looked at the hem I don't know how easy it would be to alter that fabric without having it pucker.

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    1. TeriLynn13, good to know that someone else finds the short Pixie pants too long :). I know an SA told me she had hers shortened but I returned mine not wanting to take a chance. Interested in hearing responses also.

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    2. I purchased the factory version and had them shortened,alot. I was worried about loosing the tightness at bottom. They turned out fine. She pinned them first so I could get an overall feel of how the hem would look. I would make sure amd find a good alteration place. I never take my clothes to be altered at a drycleaners. Just my opinion,unless somdone gives you a good rec. For reference I am barely 5'1"and have short legs! I hope this helps. Sorry it was so long winded!

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  3. I had it done in jcrew store, came out fine

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  4. Any advice on what tights to wear with a nude shoe in winter? I have the metallic blush cap toe everlys and am not sure how to style them except for nude tights.TIA!

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    1. Have you tried those called 'nightshade?' I have a photo of how they look on my blog in a post called "Suit Up." (Sorry, tried linking from my iPad and for some reason didn't work).

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    2. I think nude tights are your only option. Everything else looks pretty bad, in my opinion!

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    3. I like how this blogger styled lighter-colored shoes with black tights:

      http://dashdotdotty.blogspot.com/2013/12/dotty-grayd-and-day-twenty-nine.html

      (Hopefully I copied that right. I can't cut and paste on my tablet!)

      It got me rethinking how I could wear lighter-colored shoes in the winter. If you want to further elongate your legs, you could match your skirt to your tights, and your shoes can provide a contrast and pop of color.

      Along the same lines, I would imagine your blush shoes would look nice against burgundy tights. You could compose an oufit in burgundy, blush, and a pop of fuchsia (like one of the looks from last winter's style guide shot in Tokyo).

      Ivory, navy, and blush would be another nice combination.

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  5. I have had my "short" pixies shortened and they look fine. Just make sure you trust your tailor and you shouldn't have a problem. I have even hemmed my Minnies and you could never tell.

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    1. Hi Gigi! The Twisted pearl necklace is $99.99 in US stores :)

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    2. Anyone know the price of the tipped silk tee in the red or the navy solids?

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  7. Does anyone have tips on layering a button down shirt under a Tippi? I bought 4 Tippi/Charley sweaters around Christmas, including the gorgeous Fuchsia Charley. It's a little bit sheer because it's not a dark color, and everything I tried on visibly bunched up underneath it. I tried several different shirts, too! Frustrating! Tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. Preppy picnic. Maybe a little weird but I wear more substantial undies than a thong. So if I get bunching I tuck my shirt in my undies and that tends to stop the bunching. But I would be curious if someone has a better idea. :)

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    2. A silk button-down might layer more smoothly under thinner knits.

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    3. PreppyPicnic, I wear more fitted shirts with Tippi/Charley, like a boy shirt in the crinkled cotton, where they are fairly thin. And I make sure to wear shirts with a short length, so that there isn't much fabric that tucks in. Finally, I'm a big, big fan of the Brooks Brothers wrinkle free oxford shirts. They're silky smooth, have a nice sheen to them, tuck in beautifully, and do not bunch.

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    4. Thanks for the advice everyone! I mostly meant the shirts I tried were bunching everywhere, not just when I tucked them in. I think the one shirt had way too much fabric, you could see wrinkles and excess right through the sweater. Sounds like I should look for a shorter, lightweight shirt in a silky fabric. :-)

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    5. How about this?

      http://franish.blogspot.ca/2012/11/double-layers-half-frump.html?m=1

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  8. Anyone pick up the cate gilded paisley cami? How are you wearing it? Do you think adding a necklace to this is too much? Maybe just earrings?

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  9. Would love help with the Tweed Flare Dress (item 06846) - thanks!

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