7.11.2012

Wednesday's Wardrobe: J.Crew Inspired

You probably don't know this but perusing the J.Crew catalog is one of my favorite pastimes.  I jest, but seriously who doesn't draw inspiration from their carefully edited catalogs? Those glossy pages hold so many interesting color combinations, pattern mixing tips and layers, not to mention all of those beautiful red colors! As much I admire their ability to put together outfits, I don't buy many things from J.Crew. Their prices are a little steep for me but that does not stop me from re-creating the looks I see on their pretty pages.  Here are two I've re-crew-ated.
Gotta love my ripped page edge there, but I loved the idea of pairing two hot colors, mint and cobalt together for work
White Shirt - Marshall's, Tank - Old Navy, Pants - Loft (similar here), Shoes - Seychelles, Bracelet - Banana Republic, Earrings - Eastern Market



Again, I love how J.Crew pairs unexpected colors (at least to me) like pastel purple and pastel yellow with black and coral.  I actually switched to a coral and black necklace after I took these pictures but didn't get a picture. Doh!

Shirt - Lulu*s, Jeans - DKNY, Shoes - Tory Burch (similar here), Necklace - DIY



Where do you get your wardrobe inspiration? Am I the only one who still rips up magazines and catalogs in this Pinterest-obsessed world?

16 comments:

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love this post! J. Crew is definitely out of my price range (I'm a more F21 kind of girl) so I loved this post. The 2nd look is my favorite look that you have done for sure!

Amy




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Annie said...

That's one of my favorite past times too :) I've even copied that yellow, purple & orange outfit myself! Love your J. Crew inspired outfits Cara - so cute!

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Melody said...

Oh I love both looks! I think the second one is my favorite. The purple and yellow look really great on you!

Loulou said...

Hi Cara :) You've done so well at getting the look of your inspiration pictures. I love both outfits, especially the violet shirt! And it's so funny ... only yesterday I was wondering why I haven't come across a post on Gazpacho on any blogs and lo and behold, you have one! It is so delicious ... I must make some.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i love reading through the j crew catalogue! i actually wrote about a j crew CNBC special today on the blog. i remember jenna lyon saying that each j crew piece isn't that great, it is how they piece them together which is amazing. and that is also why you will continue to open your mailbox to find your "style guide."

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Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls said...

I love your interpretation of these outfits. Both color combos are killer. I actually have pictures ripped out and post on my closet door. While I love pinterest, I don't sit in front of my computer while deciding on an outfit so having pictures in print in front of my face is way more helpful!

Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

TheTinyHeart said...

The JCrew catalog puts me in prepster heaven :) I can't afford most of the stuff they have though so I love how you recreated the looks with more affordable pieces! I'm a new follower :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Tiffany Auerbach said...

love the color combinations for both of your outfits!
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Laura Go said...

I LOVE these recreated looks! That second one with the Lulu's top is soooo pretty! (Ok both are pretty, but I'm just smitten with ♥ laura
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Krystal said...

love these! esp the purple and yellow!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Awesome job Cara! I love their catalogs too! The vivid colors, styles and location always get me. I usually by their shoes, because as you mentioned the prices are very steep. I love both of your outfits! That purple and yellow is smashing girl! hahaha Love it!
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Blue Dog Belle said...

I love all of these! Great job lady!

Katie- Hems for Her said...

Love your recreations! Especially the second one! Very cute :) I am now following you! Thanks for visiting my blog; I hope you'll be back!

Andrea said...

i agree. i think they neatly pair things
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The Midwest Muse said...

Wonderful inspirations!

Caro * said...

Cute outfits with beautiful colors ;)

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