taking a cue from jcrew.

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LC Lauren Conrad gray cut-offs (Kohl’s clearance) | Anthropologie plaid blouse (secondhand) | Madison cardi (Belk sale ages ago) | Antonio Milani yellow leather espadrilles | Olsenboye foldover tote c/o jcpenney 

 

Last night, my friend Lauren and I glanced through her February JCrew catalogue as we semi-watched the end of the Superbowl and cooked up the most amazing bite-size s’mores with Perry and Meghan (Pinterest has changed our lives… or at least our get-togethers). We were smitten with the bright color palettes, creative pattern mixing, and bold bags and accessories. We decided we both need skinny leopard belts, more vibrantly hued pants, and a bevy of candy-colored ballet flats. For starters.

While I rarely shop at JCrew — as in, my last purchase was over three years ago, and it was from an outlet  — I always defer to their catalogues and website for new styling ideas. That Jenna Lyons is a genius, and her style guides are cool, sophisticated, and completely wearable. I took bits and pieces from the catalogue as inspiration when I dressed myself through my Superbowl food hangover this morning.

I’m craving more color in my closet for spring. I fed this craving by binging on colorful pants and shorts at Kohl’s Saturday afternoon after a whirlwind day at the shop {three cheers for retail therapy!}. All on clearance, of course. I’m a reformed shopaholic, remember?

It’s gonna get Rainbow Brite up in here, ya’ll.

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7 Comments

  1. rhiannon wrote:

    love this look! love those shorts and heels.

    http://www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  2. Jessalyn wrote:

    I love your cute bright cardi!

    4eyednerd.blogspot.com

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  3. Anita wrote:

    me to, I’m a shopaholic. well, as far as no shop rings at our door because we can’t pay, i think it’s okay!
    I love this outfit!
    xxx Anita

    Posted 2.7.12 Reply
  4. shannon wrote:

    Beautiful look! Perfect for Spring.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

    Posted 2.6.12 Reply
  5. cessoviedo wrote:

    It’s so admirable that you are a smart shopper, wish I could “reform” ha ha … love the look pretty cute and colorful! Kind of missing spring myself, miss colors!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

    Posted 2.6.12 Reply
  6. Megan wrote:

    Oh, the new J.Crew catalog is beautiful and I want everything… meaning, I will need to thrift similar pieces! I agree, I want more color in my wardrobe. Love those yellow shoes :) Happy Monday!

    Posted 2.6.12 Reply
  7. I think J Crew is great for inspiration… I just can’t do the price point :) I love your bag by the way!

    Posted 2.6.12 Reply