Ok, so really that’s a lie: I always love jcrew, even though their most recent catalogue was a super let-down. It wasn’t that there wasn’t cute stuff, it was that they combined it all in truly horrendous ways on angry weird-eyed models, as if trying to prove that you can spend a lot on clothes or be a model and still look truly awful. Plus, they have been pushing some really stupid and ugly things lately, like this crazily expensive shirt covered in SKUNKS. Oh, and there is a matching skirt. Because why not just let the bad ideas continue to come.
But on the whole, jcrew is one of those brands that I usually love. Unfortunately, it is also one of those brands that I can very rarely afford, unless I hit a great sale or factory deal.
Or unless I get up at 4am Saturday morning to drive 4 hours and wait in line for the warehouse sample sale event, where the usually super pricey tops and bottoms go for under 20$. Yes. You read that correctly. James likes to make fun of how late I sleep in every morning (yay grad school!) and has taken to reminding me of the Proverbs 31 women who gets up before the dawn to bring glory to her husband by spinning flax into clothes or whatever. Well on Saturday, I shall be said women of the modern day, rising early to bring home stylish clothes for a steal.
Now, because there are no dressing rooms at the warehouse and it is kind of intense, I decided it would be an awesome use of my time to explore the website and make a wish-list. Will they actually happen to have all these things in my sizes? Most likely not. But a girl can dream.
1. Ponte Swing Dress/ 2. Stretch perfect shirt / 3. Pencil skirt / 4. Printed Paisley Scarf / 5. Translucent stone necklace / 6. Classic medium bangle / 7. Janey patent flats / 8. Painter-elbow boatneck tee / 9. Linen city mini / 10. Origami Dress
Another one of the reasons for going, is to find a bridesmaid’s dress for James’ sister’s wedding this summer. She is being one of those cool chill brides that is letting us pick our own dress so long as it is pale pink, and I have my eye on something like this, which is to say pretty much any one of their silk chiffon bridesmaid’s dresses. They usually go for 250$, but at the warehouse, they run around 20$. WIN. Are you a jcrew fan? What spring styles are you excited about this season, from there or elsewhere?