I have been eyeing the J. Crew Plaid Ruffle Mini Skirt in Double-Serge Wool since it appeared on the J. Crew website! The skirt is the cutest, but I was concerned that at about 17 1/2 inches it would be too short. So, I decided to try the tall version for extra length. I am SO glad that I did because this skirt is spectacular. I see why it has received multiple 5-star reviews on the website. The quality of the fabric is outstanding; the material is substantial, sturdy, cozy, and heavy. And, the fit is SO flattering. Moreover, this piece is so versatile The styling possibilities are endless. Here are a few IRL pictures of the skirt:
I love idea of wearing this gorgeous skirt with navy Tippi sweater, tights, and sparkling booties! Again, the styling possiblities are endless. Here is another styling option:
I highly recommend this gorgeous skirt! Fit is TTS.
Happy Holidays! Yesterday, someone with the username atastylelife1 tried to leave super a rude and offensive comment on my blog. As she sees it, I'm overweight, J. Crew does not offer my size (she said that I "squeeze" into my clothes), and I need to go on a diet. Whoever you are (we will never know because you're an anonymous coward, I am praying SOOOOOO hard for you. I pray that God blesses you beyond measure. I pray that you find the love for which you are SO desperately searching. I pray that you know that your comments are meaningless to me. I'm SO grateful that I am confident in who I am and that I am surrounded by SO much love and support. God bless you!
Now, here is the outfit that I wore to church earlier today! I LOVE this coat--it's super soft and cozy. Fit is TTS:
I LOVE a great coat! And, I'm a total sucker for a great J. Crew coat! So, on this chilly Saturday, I'm sharing three of my current favorite J. Crew coats! I love a great pop of color up top, so I am a huge fan of the J. Crew Lodge Coat in Italian Stadium-Cloth Wool in the Vibrant Flame. This coat is super cozy because it has an insulted lining! And, the coat is super stylish! Fit is TTS. Here are two IRL pictures of the coat:
Finally, I am absolutely loving all of the faux fur pieces at J. Crew this season. This faux fur coat is AMAZING. I love wearing a coat is the focal or statement piece and this beauty is ALL that! Fit is TTS:
I am waiting on more photos from my photographer, but here is one IRL picture of this amazing coat:
This coat is a bold and striking statement piece. I think that it pairs well with SO many other J. Crew "holiday" pieces. Fit is TTS. I love how the coat is styled on the website pairing burgundy on burgundy with the J. Crew Tissue Turtleneck T-Shirt. I also love the idea of pairing this gorgeous coat with stripes. I'm wearing this fun turtleneck. I cannot wait until this shirt ships. Finally, I think that this super cute tartan clutch adds the perfect touch. More photos of this coat are forthcoming!
And, here a few of my favorite pieces that sold out quickly initially, but are back in stock:
The J. Crew Parke Blazer in Tartan has quickly become one of my favorites. I own the velvet version of this blazer which is equally adorable. This blazer is SO adorable. The quality is superb, the fit is fantastic, and the design is the cutest! This blazer is super flattering! Here is an IRL picture of the tartan version of the blazer:
The blazer fits TTS. I plan to wear this blazer beyond the holiday season. The tartan pattern is not limited to the holidays in my opinion. The pattern is festive, but I think that black helps to tone that festiveness down a bit. The satin lapel adds an extra special touch to the design. I highly recommend this beauty!
And, here are a few other "tartan" pieces that I adore:
I am SO glad that velvet is on trend because I am crushing on so many fabulous J. Crew velvet pieces. This gorgeous skirt (available here, too) is one of my favorite wardrobe pieces. I love how flattering and versatile this skirt is. It pairs SO well with many pieces including sweaters and graphic t-shirts.
Here are a few IRL pictures of the velvet skirt with a denim jacket and graphic t-shirts:
These skirts fit TTS if not slightly roomy. I am typically a size 14/16 on the bottom depending on the cut, the shape, and the style of the skirt. I took these skirts in a size Large. I tried the XL, but it was too roomy in the midsection. The elastic waistband is SO comfortable and super flattering. The waistband really helps to hide the lumps and the bumps if the midsection is a "problem" area. It really sucks things in, LOL! The skirts are fully lined. I love that these gorgeous skirts look great with graphic t-shirts for a dressed down and casual look.
I am also loving velvet blazers this season! I love the idea of pairing a velvet blazer with a graphic t-shirt, too!