Thursday, September 1, 2016

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. Three things:
    1. Their was a huge update in the sale section this morning! Of course, when their is no additional percentage off.
    2. Madewell is offering an additional 30% off sale items as well as 30% off "right-now" picks.
    3. Anthropologie has upped the percentage of sale items from 25 to 40%.

  2. The story of the gold studded gladiator sandal...I have wanted a pair since they came out in 2014 but could only find them in brown when they went on sale. When they were introduced again this year I started to stalk them online. They finally got marked down to $99.99 at the beginning of the week but still just couldn't pull the trigger. I went to the clearance store yesterday and low and behold they had one pair, they were my size and $15.00!!! I also got a polka dot jackie, another cardigan I had missed out on but can't remember the name, a pair of e2596 Sperry boots(the brown with the citron sole) that I had wanted last year but could never get, and the pleated polka dot midi skirt. I may drive back over Saturday since they said they would probably have a lot out for Labor Day weekend but I really need to stay home.

    1. Congrats! I love happy shoe stories!

    2. Doodle D, you give me hope! I'm going to the clearance store this weekend, then! Maybe I'll be as lucky as you, I'll let you (all) know.

    3. Please do, love to hear what other people find. Which store do you visit, Arden or Lynchburg?

  3. I did forget to mention that when I went by my local store on Tuesday night, there was a pair of f2413, Collection Cigarette Pant in Shantung Ikat in my size, that had been returned. They were marked $34.99 with additional 40% off. I got them for $20.00. They told me it was a mistake(which I knew it was) but they honored it of course. One of the managers fessed up that she had put the wrong price on them. I really like them and I have both of the tops that are shown online with the pant and the skirt.

  4. OT, but if anyone is like me and totally obsessed with Cap toe shoes (like the Kiki, which is basically sold out, the Gemma and that other sling back) I just found a pair of Clarks, style Cala D'or' on sale under $40. The toe is patent, which I may or may not like, and it might be slightly rounder than I prefer, but it's a risk free situation.
    Last year I had a pair of nude, gold toe Kikis that I painted black since my daughters scuffed up the toes, and I'm trying the Gemmas too, but I find them a little flat. Ive always loved a cap toe and I'm thrilled this look is so big this season.

  5. October Style Guide...if you want a preview, I posted pics on IG (peterst1).


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