Confession of the Week: I Love J.Crew

I Love J.Crew.  There, I said it.  It’s out in the internet for everyone to Google.  A huge weight as been lifted off my back as I write this.  You see, for years I tossed and turned about my style.  Why didn’t I have more of it?  Why didn’t I understand how to make crazy outfits like the cool kids?  And then one day I strolled into J. Crew and the truth hit me like a thousand pound brick.  I have style.  And my style is the stuff that preppy kids dream of.  My style may not make heads turn on the mean streets of LA or NYC, but it’s sure a hit in Connecticut or Martha’s Vineyard.

For years I would try to act like I belonged at the flea markets or vintage stores.  But really, all those places do is make me break out in hives.  It always feels like a thousand hip eyes in thick glasses are staring through me knowing my secret – that I don’t understand how to put together their outfits.  Yes, I would sometimes purchase a dress or two.  Perhaps even an old pair of cowboy boots.  And then they would sit in my closet, never to be worn.  Hopefully they’ve been scooped up at Goodwill by people who will love them.

So today I am laying to rest my fantasies about throwing together an outfit that would grace the pages of hip blogs like this one.  Today I am proudly owning the fact that I love catalogs that boast freckle-faced models wearing v-neck tees and corduroys that make me dream of fall.  I may always get a pang of jealousy when I see my friends and their funky style rock vintage … but you know what?  I’m rocking a headband and a cardigan.  What can I say?  I love the classics.

  • K.D. Cox

    You go girl!

  • Gretchen Mummert

    I love j.crew too, so much, I work at a j.crew factory store and before I got the job I never even shopped at one, now I love it, it’s wonderful. In fact I am sitting on my break RIGHT now! 😀

  • Mr Kate

    you’re so classy!

  • Abigail Moss

    This is my life! Thank you!

  • Keren Kanter

    J. Crew is definitely a little pricey but the well made quality and nearly tailored fit of all their pieces win me over every time, can’t beat their timeless looks.

  • Elisabeth Miller

    No matter how hard I try to “mix it up,” whatever I buy tends to be preppy. Except maybe my sundresses. Even then, they’re probably vintage preppy.

  • Sarah VanSlooten

    i’m often told i look as though i just stepped out of a jcrew catalog, so you’re not alone. LOVE j.crew! its simple and classy, but can also be fun.

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  • Sílvia Juncà

    totally related to this thoughts! :)

  • Katie Wauchope

    its like we grew up together! I feel the same way about style, and especially about J.Crew!

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