Friday, November 12, 2010

A Glimmer of Hope: J.Crew's Holiday Roll Out

There may be hope yet, peeps, for J.Crew. I'm going to go on the record and say that Holiday 2010, though not 100% fabilis, is a standout compared to the rest of the year. I may just want to buy a few things full-price. I haven't said that for 11 months, so this is a day that may just be my turning point. It's like that scene from the first Sex in the City where Miranda and Steve have to meet on the bridge. She's hoping he's there, he's hoping she's there, and then... well, you know the rest. Let's hope there's a glimmer of that hope for the Crew et moi.

*Cue the Al Green music!

Dusted Sequin Shift Dress, $275
Perhaps I've been watching one too many episodes of Boardwalk Empire, but this dress is a fabilis, fabilis option for a Holiday Party. I find it tres speakeasy. With hair done in a loose, side-done chignon and red lips, this is something I would consider. I also believe it's Collection. Always an added plus for a J.Snob.

Starry Night Cardigan, $128
I know we've seen (and own) a plethora of sequined cardigans, but I like this one for the jacket effect, and the dreamy chiffon at the edges. I also like the three-quarter sleeves and the punk way the model's styled with just black moto pants and a grey tee. I would want to wear it with a white tee, those moto pants, and a pair of fab heels for a sit-down party, or slouchy and flat moto boots if I'm expected to stand all night.
This, peeps, is wearable. Finally.


  1. I want that sequined jacket/cardigan. WANTTTT ITTTTTT.

  2. I have the starry night cardigan in my cart! It is just beautiful and looks like a keeper for many years to come!

  3. I've seen the starry night cardigan and agree that it's something you can actually wear. Only issue i had with it was the material / quality: the inner lining is tissue cotton and the outer is nylon mesh; thus, the sequins kinda weigh the jacket down. I think it's overpriced for what it is.

  4. Hi Cleo, thanks for the mini review. It's really helpful especially when I haven't seen it in person and can only stare at how cute it looks online. Will keep that in mind.

  5. the starry night cardigan is at J.Crew Ala Moana. And yes, its over priced for the workmanship of the cardi.

  6. Hi Anon, thanks for commenting and good to know it's at Ala Moana. I'll have to go see it!

  7. Love, love all the sequins! Every girl needs a dash of sparkle!
    Kristina J.

  8. That jacket is lovely! I am digging the sequins this year like mad.

  9. I looooove the sparkly time of year. Seriously thinking about this jacket fir holiday photos this year!