step into summer with jcrew

this post is sponsored by my dear friends at JCrew… getting the chance to collaborate with brands I have shopped for 20+ years is an absolute dream come true and i hope you enjow this special feature

Summer starts for me in just a few weeks… basically known as the last day of school for the girls happens on May 21st and then it’s game on for this family! With so many camps, events, happenings, festivals and fun on the agenda, it’s high time I dressed the part [whether for business, play or my fav getaway] and I’m thrilled to get to showcase some of the newest debuts by way of JCrew for you today!

I thought it would be fun to show off four distinct looks… one to act as the perfect travel attire, another for a ladies lunch type of look, an OOTD for a casual work environment and then a final ensemble that fits the bill for any everyday occasion! So let’s get right down to business and help you create the perfect summer wardrobe:

LOOK ONE. THE PERFECT TRAVEL ATTIRE

Knit Cutaway Maxi Dress | You can NEVER go wrong with a little black maxi for travel and this one checks off ALL the boxes for me. Before we dive into the details, let’s talk sizing: I’m wearing an XXS and this cuteness runs TTS and also comes in four colors – ummm I might need the others at this pace. With it’s subtle a-line silhouette, it’s a classic style that’s versatile with just the perfect amount of stretch. And the wrinkle-free fabrication ensures you can wear it over and over again without a care in the world.

Abbie Leather Double T-Strap Sandals | Flats never fail me when it comes to everyday style and these square toe leather finds are perfectly put together, while still effortlessly chic and simple. They are SUPER cushy, which makes them perfect for lots of walking! They come in three colors and run TTS.

Round Rattan Crossbody Bag | Another vacay essential?? The cutest crossbody that was made for summer fun… this round rattan brings an all new circular shape that is great for wearing while out and about. The fold over closure keeps your items super safe, too and this is a staple everyone is sure to love.

Wide Brim Packable Straw Hat | Hat season is officially here and I don’t go anywhere without a straw hat [or two] packed in my suitcase. This one is GREAT in that it’s packable so you don’t have to worry about your other items smushing it while in transit and I love the classic black detail for good measure. Keep the sun out of your face and protect it right with this classic style everyone will want to wear.


LOOK TWO. LADIES WHO LUNCH

Classic Fit Short Sleeve Blouse | One thing that JCrew does each and every summer is a collaboration with Liberty of London and it NEVER disappoints, especialy for those of us who love the florals and lots of color. This all new Eloise pattern combines loads of pinks + blues together in a fab colorway that’s made for lunching it up with your go-to gal pals. A little dressy, a little low-key, the fit is just right with the puff sleeve and tiny chambray piping. As I wanted it to be a little roomier, I opted for the XS and I love the fit!

Pull-On Camp Shorts in Eloise Liberty of London Print | For you friends that love a longer inseam on your shorts, these 5″ pretties are just the ticket for a sophisticated summer occasion. I love the pull-on elastic waistband with all the polished details you’ve come to expect from JCrew. And of course that it’s a matching bottom to the top makes it picture perfect! These shorts run TTS and I am wearing a size XS.

Seville Espadrille Wedges in Metallic Gold | One thing EVERY summer wardrobe needs is a versatile pair of espadrilles and these check all the boxes in term of fashion forward, yet perfect enough to wear daily. The metallic colorway dresses it up and makes it a bit more fancy and the round toe is super flattering to pair with shorts, skirts, denim and dresses alike. P.S. they run TTS and I am wearing a size 7.


LOOK THREE. A CLASSIC CASUAL WORK ENSEMBLE

10″ Demi Boot Crop Jean in White | Now there is no need to school you in my love affair of these jeans, as I have them in ALL the colorways and washes. This slighty higher rise is great for summer styling and the silhouette is PERFECT for so many shapes and sizes as they are fitted through the hip and thigh with a crop kick-out leg opening, ideal for showing off sandals and pretty flats. They have a bit of stretch to them but keep their shape day in and day out and run TTS [I’m wearing a size 25]. P.S. they also come in petite AND tall sizes as well!

Cashmere Crewneck Sweater in Sea Mist | Nothing feels as good as cashmere and this all new spring sweater was made to make sure we treat ourselves to something soft and sweet this season. In 15 colorways, everyone is bound to find their signature hue… I love the pullover design with crewneck style and is super lightweight to wear now and later.

Liberty of London Wedge Sandals | Told you I LOVE the florals and these all new dressy-ish espadrilles are absolutely adorable for stepping into summer! Cotton fabrication with leather lining, they are a great way to jazz up any work ensemble or strut your stuff on the weekends, too. All the marigold and pink = can’t be beat!

Canvas Camera Bag | There is nothing more practical than a crossbody in this camera size… just big enough to fit the essentials, yet small enough to carry all the time, it’s versatile and this neutral colorway ensures you can pair any fun bag strap to suit your mood AND your outfit. It also features an external pocket [perfect for your phone] and a zipper top as well to keep everything safe inside.


LOOK FOUR. THE EVERYDAY OUTFIT

Vintage Cotton Fleurs Savages Graphic TShirt | I LOVE a good graphic tee situation and something JCrew does right all year round is creating original finds you want to wear over and over again… you know those shirts that get softer with each wash?? Yep, that’s this one! They run a bit large [I am wearing a size XS] and I have no doubt you’ll want to add one or two to your tshirt collection. P.S. if you need more inspiration, check out the Riviera TShirt I already own and this Beach Rose Tshirt, too.

Dusty Ivory Solid Cotton Headband | The hair flair queen is BACK once again [although I’m not sure she ever left]! Summer was made for headbands and adding a bit of pizazz to your OOTD and these cotton headbands are just the ticket to keep you cool, collected and chic–all at the same time. And in a ton of colorways, you’ll want to grab one for everyday of the week.

Tortoise Hoop Earrings | Fab find alert!!! The lightest weight hoops EVER in the neutral tortoise colorway that goes with everything summer… just $19.50 for these oversized pretties. Yes you need these NOW.


Ready to shop the full summer lookbook so you can step up your wardrobe game?? Check out the full assortment of New Arrivals Now. I hope the outfits above help you find some treasures you’ll wear with confidence in easy styles and silhouettes, breathable fabrics that keep you cool and of course make this the best summer yet!


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