Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For the love of J.Crew

Disclaimer: This is a very silly post as I am no fashionista, but I was thinking about this company last week as I was working for my mom, and thought they deserved a shout-out!
My favorite clothing company and I go way back. 
My mom introduced me to J.Crew as a teenager.  She would order a few things out of their clearance catalogue for us girls for Christmas.  And guess what!  I am still the proud owner of those items.  Talk about quality!
For example, these hunter green rubber boots have my maiden name initials in them (making them over 8 years old), and they are still going strong.

I've also had this robe for almost a decade and just can't seem to get rid of it.  I recently told my husband that should something happen to me (God forbid!), he should cut it up for my kids to have, since they snuggle with me in it every morning.

This coat is so old, but still looks new.
Poor clip has been so abused (going back to high school), but is still my favorite.

They pull off funky-girly-sophistication like no one else. 
I think one of my favorite things about the store is how they put outfits together.  The perfect mix of textures and the unexpected in a very classy/non-trashy way. 
Pearls are a staple in their ensembles, which I love. 

picture via J.Crew

A few of their t-shirts that I own...
The detail is amazing!

No, they are not as cheap as Target, but you can score if you watch their sales, and they have outlet stores. 
I am not buying anything from them these days, but thanks to their quality, I don't need to.

And while we are on the topic of clothing, I am also so very grateful that I don't need to be buy very much in the way of clothing for the little nuts for this new season.  I was switching over their closets for fall/winter last week and was tickled with what we had put away.
It really pays to buy at the end of the season for the next year!
I had forgotten about these boots that my Mom picked up from Marshalls for $7 last year! Not bad! They are still a size too big, so we'll just lace them up tight and she'll get to wear them for 2 years ($7 stretched over 2 years).
Or this warm, like-new Baby Gap coat from the G.W.
A little trick that I liked from last year is we got a few skirts for Olivia that were too big, but just pinned the waist, so she can wear them again this year.  I did this with Peyton and a few of his coats.
I am also a firm believer in hand-me-downs.  Olivia has clothes in tubs that go up to 8 years old.
Okay, that wraps up my rant on clothing for one day... :)

1 comment:

  1. I picked up a couple of GAP maternity shirts this week because they looked like J Crack stuff :)

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