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When Lulu Frost’s J.Crew collection was launched, this charm bracelet was number 1 on my wish list. I was very excited when the sale price was lowered to something I can deal with especially since I was very happy with my first Lulu Frost for J.Crew piece. Out of the box, I was underwhelmed. The gold looked quite dull. I can tell right away that the quality isn’t what I expected. Upon closer inspection, I can see that the circle links that hold the charms are worn, the gold plating was wearing off.

Lulu Frost for J.Crew heirloom charm bracelet

And then, I tried it on. It’s very pretty when worn. I am in love. It immediately reminded me of beautiful Indian hand henna because of the way the charms fell. I am on the fence about this one because of the quality. What a shame! I might ask for an exchange although I doubt that the next piece would be any different. Ah, decisions, decisions.

Lulu Frost for J.Crew heirloom charm bracelet


Isn’t she lovely? I’m talking about fashion blogger Atlantic-Pacific and her blush ensemble. She is definitely one of the most creative fashion bloggers out there. She is an inspiration. She makes me want to pile on accessories, play with color, and have fun with my hair. She exemplifies how fashion is a form of self-expression. I love love LOVE how she styled this feminine outfit. The shirt and sweater are J.Crew. If you want a piece of this lovely ensemble, the J.Crew Carrie Crochet Sweater is currently on sale (if you like it, grab it now! Extra 30% off today, weeee!).

The marriage of a button-up (button-all the way up!) and a statement necklace is one of my favorite styling tips from J.Crew. Lately I’ve been a little more “brave” by wearing this look to work. I was a little worried at first that the necklace might be “too much” for the workplace. The trick, I think, is to not wear any other jewelry pieces (another tip from the J.Crew stylists, take a look at the pictures below). I think that this is key to keeping the look balanced and tasteful.

J.Crew Styling Tips

J.Crew Styling Tip

J.Crew Styling Tips

J.Crew Eliza Lace-Up Boots

{J.Crew Eliza Lace-Up Boots in black, see here}

  • Size: True to size (I wear a 7 1/2)
  • Comfort: Very comfortable so far. I haven’t road tested these while shopping along Michigan avenue yet (my ultimate test for shoe comfort) but here is a helpful quote from one of my favorite bloggers in this post, “after hitting every floor at Barneys, lunch, an art gallery, a coffee break and some more shops, I was hobbling down the street.” Don’t let this scare you though, that’s a lot of walking : ) You MUST check out her illustration in this post of the boots, amazing!
  • Color: Available in black and olive moss. I was initially attracted to the olive moss color (thanks to the catalog, see pictures above) but decided to get the black because it is more versatile.
  • I love how this pair gives an edge to a simple outfit! I have worn it a few times and I have received a compliment or two each time.
  • I don’t like the material of the external platform. According to the site description, it is a “crepe” platform. Crepe white rubber to be exact. I don’t like it because it can get dirty fairly quickly. If you look at my video review, you’ll see what I mean. It looks great brand new, though (pffft!).

In a nutshell, I love them! It’s just such a different style compared to what I would normally wear. J.Crew shoes always make me feel a wee bit more stylish. This is a definite thumbs up for me!

J.Crew Lace Tee

{J.Crew Lace Tee, J.Crew Pearl-sprinkled crystal bib necklace}

First of all, I am so sorry for another half-half body picture! I’ll be better next time, promise. I received my second box from the recent 30% off promo today. In the box are the Miller short motorcycle flat boots (brownstone), Kerrington metallic leather ballet flats (in metallic pewter), and the Lace tee (black). I will be reviewing the Lace tee in this post.

The tee is see-through (not surprised) so it is critical to wear a nude tank underneath. I would even wear it with a black bandeau for a night out. This belongs in the category of what I call high-maintenance/high-risk tops. It is extremely delicate; almost too delicate that I am afraid to wear it because of the risk of snagging it. As far as the fit, this is definitely a “big” small – but I don’t mind it. Definitely size down if you don’t like the relaxed/loose fit. I think the lace married with the relaxed fit give an effortless kind of a look. Do I like it? Yes! It is beautiful! Is there anything that I don’t like about it? It’s definitely how I am almost 100% sure that I will ruin it one day. It was originally $110.00 and I paid $34.99 with the 30% off promo. Would I pay a penny more? Maybe. But just a penny. It’s definitely not worth the anxiety that it can cause because of its delicate nature.

J.Crew Apogee Necklace

Love at first sight. As soon as I received my little silver box, I giddily opened it, giddily giggled at the sight of the necklace, and then giddily tried the dazzling beauty immediately with my Tartan tuxedo shirt (as shown in photo which I also got during the 30% off promo). The combination makes me feel so stylish! I have to admit, this pairing is taken straight out of the J.Crew holiday catalog (photo below). I tried it with several other collared shirts and it works just as well. I might even wear this to work since the understated shirt balances this piece of bling so well. This was originally $118.00 and I was able to get it for $41.99 (extra 30% off the sale price). What a STEAL! Unfortunately, last time I checked, this is no longer on the website. But we all know this isn’t goodbye, sold out items frequently pop back the online store.

J.Crew Apogee Necklace

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