I kinda want these. But I am having a really hard time committing to this whole combat-lace-up-bootie look. But there’s something about these that I WANT. Maybe it’s the white sole. Yo no se.
J.Crew – Eliza Lace-Up Boots $350
Hi ya’ll. Hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth of July! Reno and Tahoe were great, but I definitely saw a lot of people doing very foolish things, which always makes the worry-wart in me freeeeaaak out. This is a really fun quality to have at parties. But whatevs, at least I looked cute.
Aaaaanyways…I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I spend an entire weekend/vacation wearing the same pair of sunglasses, I come home wanting new ones, like REAL BAD. I think this longing is caused partially by boredom from wearing the same retina shields day after day, and partially by extensive scrutiny of how they look on your face in every picture taken over the entire trip. So when I got home this afternoon, the first thing I did was search for eligible sunnies. I came across these Karen Walker pairs, like I have time and time again, and was reminded how much I loooove them. Brown glasses look best with my colouring, and I really dig the high contrast tortoise on these two; it spices them up juuuust enough.
Helter Skelter $170
Deep Freeze $170
This may sound outrageous, but considering the amount of money I’ve spent on sunglasses in the past, the aren’t too bad at $170 (especially for good quality, name-brand, dope as f*ck sunglasses). You could easily pay double, or nearly triple, for a similar pair of shades. Case in point: these A.R. Trapp troubadour sunglasses from J.Crew:
I have to be honest with you guys…I like the A.R. Trapps a LOT more, but poor people can’t be choosy!
Not even Chuck Bass would wear these!!!
Ok, so in case you didn’t know (although I think you all did know), I love J.Crew. It is a huge part of my life, mostly because it dominates my wardrobe, but also because I work there a couple days a week. I anxiously anticipate the release of the catalogue every month; I LOVE working overnight roll-outs so that I can be the first person to see new stuff; I cried the day Mickey Drexler was supposed to do a store visit and then couldn’t make it; and I died the day I met the head men’s designer, Frank Muytjens. I heart J.Crew. You heart J.Crew. Fashion editors and Women’s Wear Daily and Net-A-Porte heart J.Crew to. Lately it seems like J.Crew can do no wrong, but I’m here to disspell that rumour. I love J.Ccrew (yes, we established this), but I also like to make people feel good about themselves. So for the sake of Banana Republic’s self esteem, I’m going to create a “What Was J.Crew Thinking?” (WWJT) segment, wherein I will highlight particularly ugly items that the retailer generates. First up: Women’s Gallery Overalls at $168.
Next up on my fugly list: Tie-Dye Perfect Shirt, for $78.
Basically all of the “art tees”. What, did Jenna get her kids to sponge paint them?
Drop Cloth Art Tee. On sale for the not-low-enough price of $29.50!
Oh my gosh – Which one are you gonna get??? Morning Glory Art Tee, $24.99
J.Crew, I love you, but I also love to make fun of you.
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