Fall Fashion: J. Crew

30 September 2008

I’m a huge fan of J. Crew. I’m also a huge fan of reading magazines, tearing things out of them, and squirreling my finds away in an elaborate filing system. {Seriously – the carrying case I keep my stuffed manila folders in must weigh 10 pounds!} But that’s a story for another time.

Today I’d like to share with you some of my favorite fall inspirations ripped from the pages of J. Crew catalogs from the last three years or so. Even though many of the exact products aren’t available anymore, I hope you’ll be inspired nonetheless.

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As you can see, I love J. Crew jackets. Though their prices are usually hard to swallow, I think the jackets – with their unique tailoring and dreamy, impossible-to-find-elsewhere colors – could be worth the price. I’m also loving the layering (of both colors and textures), the trim shirts tucked into full skirts, and the mixed prints (i.e. floral under argyle and topped by tweed). Somehow, it works.

Check back tomorrow for some of my favorite (current!) items, but in the meantime…

What’s your favorite J. Crew fall trend?

Cool Hand Luke

27 September 2008

“We are such spendthrifts with our lives,” Mr. Newman once told a reporter. “The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.”

{Photo and quote from the celebration of his life in the New York Times}