This week’s black striped mani (which was chip-free seven days later, btw) got me thinking about stripes and basics. As much as I love color, there is an elegance to simple black and white and (of course) my favorite navy and white. Here are my selections from the J. Crew New Arrivals and some great classic buys from the sale section.
I really did not want to like the just launched New Balance for J. Crew active wear. I have a lot of active wear already. I was lured in by the color and styles (Hello, navy pattern mix!). Then I tried it on…It is ridiculously comfortable and the rise and waistband are at the perfect spot. The price point is just over half of some other active wear brands, to boot. My only concern became how much to buy and how I would make room for it, as I wanted it all. The look below is going to be on constant repeat. My other active wear is about to feel neglected.
Bring on the cold! I recently featured the J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER capsule collection in All of the Stripes. At the time I thought this amazing striped faux fur coat in my favorite blue and white was sold out. I was so excited to pick it up at J. Crew at The Grove recently. I have been wearing it around our LA home every evening when the temperature dips into the 60s. I must convince my husband to visit his family on the East Coast for the holidays so that I can enjoy the gorgeous coat for more than an hour at a time. Regardless, I will be grateful for the fake snow at The Grove during the holidays.
My husband and son are more into fashion than most, but are sometimes bored with my photo shoots and five day a week blog posts. Yet when I brought home both the faux fur scarf (featured in All of the Stripes) and now the faux fur coat they each wanted their turn.
Who wore it best?
The coat is still available in each size at press time on NET-A-PORTER. If you live in a colder climate, this is a no brainier. I also have lots of ideas for wear on the West Coast.