One Great Brand, Two Distinct Styles
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Happy Monday friends, I am super excited to share my collaboration with J Crew especially because they are having a HUGE sale today! But, before we get to that, I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. It’s definitely one of my favorite weekends of the year because it kicks off the holiday season. We start with Thanksgiving and go all the way to New Year’s Eve – so it’s about 5-6 weeks of fun! The other reason I love this weekend is because of our annual tradition that transitions us into Christmas.
On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, my family goes out to breakfast and then heads to one of the local tree farms to cut down our Christmas Tree. When we get home, we light a fire, play Christmas music, sip on hot chocolate and trim the tree. It takes us hours, and I love every second! Once the tree is up and decorated, it immediately puts me into the holiday spirit and my thoughts turn to all the fun events, gatherings and holiday parties. If you are looking for ideas and inspiration with what to wear, J. Crew has you covered. Let’s get started on my top picks from J. Crew to have you looking stylish this holiday season.
Top on this list, is my favorite parka, and a J. Crew icon.
We’ve already had a snowfall and winter is here. This coat I am wearing is going to sell out very FAST! Made from Italian wool with a removable faux-fur trim, this parka is so warm and stylish! It comes in seven fabulous colors – click HERE to buy. I am 5′ 9″ and wearing a size 8 for reference. Another icon piece that J. Crew continues to carry is the classic roll-neck sweater (see below). It is preppy and classic New England style.
One Great Brand, Two Distinct Styles
If you are like me, you have holiday events that range from casual wreath decorating to girl’s night out. Then there are office parties (which are hit or miss) but hopefully there’s a cocktail party with close friends too! If you live in Connecticut, these gatherings can take you all over Fairfield County. I think it is important to dress appropriately, not only for the occasion, but also for where you are. And, despite the size of our small state, there are distinct “looks” for some towns. This is where my collab with J. Crew came into play!
J. Crew asked me to create two looks, one for Westport (where I grew up) and one for New Canaan. J. Crew has stores in both locations (yay!) so it is easy to find a shop near where you live. For their store locator, click HERE. I’ve linked everything I am wearing to make it easy for you to find online or in-store. If you stop into a store, please let them know you read my blog post!
For the Westport look, it is all about a chic and edgy vibe in this fast-paced urban town located only an hour from the city. For this look, I selected the everyday cashmere turtleneck in camel, demi-boot blue jeans with a frayed hem, a sleek cheetah-print belt and the Sadie suede booties in melted caramel. The cashmere sweater is soft (not itchy) and J. Crew named it perfectly because I could wear it everyday. Thank goodness is comes in a bunch of colors! The navy is to die for. These jeans are a new favorite, I love how slimming they are.
NEW CANAAN LOOK
For the New Canaan look, I went in a different, more colorful direction. New Canaan is way more relaxed than Westport (at least it seems that way to me) and I selected a light pink mock-neck sweater, straight leg black jeans, the same Sadie Melted Caramel Booties (sorry, the earrings sold out) to pull the entire outfit together. J. Crew’s Daphne wool top coat in dark moss is the perfect color to pull this look together when colder weather requires an extra layer. It comes in other colors too. Lastly, you’ll notice that I couldn’t resist the Harper Mini-Satchel with it’s olive green handles and faux snake skin in shades of pink! Heads up, the Sadie Ankle Booties will sell out fast, they also come in velvet, this seasons’ hottest fabric!!!
We can’t forget about the cult accessory from last year – velvet hair ties! They are back again this year in a variety of jewel tone colors. A lot of us get caught in the “mommy ponytail” which basically means that we are too harried (no pun intended) to do anything with our hair but throw it up into a ponytail. J. Crew gets us. So wear a ponytail, but at least make it pretty with a velvet hair tie.
** a huge thank you to J. Crew for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own **