Monday, September 29, 2008

J Crew Necklaces

I am not a big accessorizer. I tend to be quite plain when it comes to accessories. Don't get me wrong, I was a huge accessorizer in my 20s. But then I just got downright lazy; my accessories nowadays consist of my Rolex Lady Datejust, my engagement ring plus wedding band. I might wear earrings; almost always, diamond studs and at most once a month. Today, I was feeling that I needed to accessorize a little more, so I threw on my tennis bracelet. I know, I know, I'm so boring. But I'm really trying not to be a boring dresser.
Recently, I've been spending more and more time checking out J Crew Jewelry. While I am not normally a costume-jewelry person, I have to say that I just LOVE their necklaces, and I think I might be able to pull it off - without looking like I'm trying too hard (since I don't normally wear jewelry).

Are you an accessorizer? Do you love J Crew jewelry? What are some of your favorite pieces?
Bubble Necklace
Glass-Bead Ladybug Necklace
Gold-Rimmed Bauble Necklace
Stone-Bead Ribbon Necklace

Friday, September 26, 2008

J Crew Metallic Giraffe Coat - A MUST HAVE

I believe that there's a direct correlation between an item's price and how much I MUST HAVE something.

Let's take the J Crew Metallic Giraffe Day Coat as a prime example. At the original price of $425, I didn't even give it a moment's thought. But suddenly, when it went on sale for $129.99, my interest peaked. And then when I found out that the J Crew stores were offering an additional 50% discount on all Final Sale Merchandise, the coat suddenly became a MUST HAVE. At $64.99, this coat is TO DIE FOR.
I am thrilled to have purchased this at 85% off and can't wait for it to arrive.

J Crew Andie Bag

I have been absolutely "in-lust" with the J Crew Andie Bag in the Flame colorway since I first set eyes on it in their July Catalog. But having just purchased the large Burberry Bowling Bag in the Super Nova Plaid, I could not possibly justify spending another $495 on another bag quite so soon. Furthermore, I really don't need another handbag; I only have, oh... about a dozen designer handbags. As my husband would say, I need another handbag like I need a hole in my head. Anyway, after months of obsessing over the Andie Bag, I finally caved in and ordered it from the J Crew Rockefeller Center Store yesterday. I cannot wait until it actually arrives. It'll look amazing with my new Fall wardrobe. Don't you just LOVE this bag?