Thursday, June 22, 2017

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! :)


  1. OT - on the demise of B&M stores:

  2. Good morning. I have two sandal-related queries:

    1) Lottie colorblock suede sandals G4165 - there's a lot of color going on. What would be the best way to wear these? What colors would you wear these with? What type of skirt/pants? Thank you!

    2) sizing of sandals - sandals give a bit more sizing flexibility than pumps - but for a proper size, how much (little) shoe should be visible beyond the toes and the heels? I bought both the 5H and the 5 but am having problems figuring out which pair to wear. My feet widen out towards the toes (unfortunate duck feet shape). While I can wear the 5, I suspect the 5H is probably the smarter one to keep as it allows me to keep the foot back a bit more, but then I am concerned that there's a bit of excess shoe bed under the toes and heel. It probably doesn't matter as long as the shoe stays on the foot when walking but would be interested in hearing people's thoughts. Thank you

    1. Regarding the Lottie colorblock, what colors ARE they? Is it red navy and purple? Or is it red black and purple? I hate when the colors aren't listed because monitors shift colors.

    2. Hi, Suz Has

      The back strap is red, the base (footbed) is black (I'm pretty sure it's black, rather than a deep navy) and the strap across the foot is purple. I think some of the reviews said it was a shade of blue, rather than purple, but I would not say that myself.

    3. Hi Toronto Modern,
      Regarding sizing, I recall being told by a salesperson in Neiman Marcus that your heel should be essentially flush with the back of the sandal... so very little to no shoe showing in the back. Perhaps others have heard different advice though?

  3. ordered received. large 6X9 -( too large...dumb idea )
    thin black paper boxes are now what jewelry is shipped in. the cloth (black) inside is thinner as well. sooo cheap looking. looks like pkging has gone downhill big time...whats next/?

  4. Wondering if anyone has picked up and worn the ultra wide leg pants in cotton (G4369)? I have a pair and am seriously on the fence about them. I love them but am having trouble thinking of when to wear these. They seem really dressed up but not too much. Any ideas? Would love opinions on whether they are worth the price or if anyone knows of a cheaper alternative. Thanks!


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