Navy blazer (approx. $88)
Whenever I get an email to tell me J.Crew (or any of the other international online sites I shop from) have a sale I pull out my shopping list and trawl through their store to see if anything I want to add to my wardrobe for the upcoming season is available and on sale.
Now in autumn and thinking forward to winter there are some basics I’d like to refresh. I find J.Crew is a store that works well for that – for my style and budget.
As you can see from the things I’ve bookmarked to mull over and decide upon before the sale ends I largely stick to a very basic color palette of navy, black, grey, white with the majority of my color and fancy provided by my decoration (shoes, bags, belts, etc)
Linen Tee (approx. $22)
I wear navy tees all the time under my blazers and need to update them regularly. I like the fabric, neckline and sleeves in this one.
Glass bracelet (approx. $36)
I don’t wear a lot of jewelry but I do love a bit of occasional sparkle. I like this because it has an antique feel.
Navy A-line skirt (approx. $108)
One of my 2014 style challenges is to attempt to add more skirts and dresses to my wardrobe. A simple classic skirt like this can be worn in so many ways dressed up or dressed down.
White jeans (approx. $53)
I like my white jeans to be a little bit looser than my regular snug fitting jeans and at the moment my favourites from Topshop are on the firm side, so I’m looking for a new pair to wear through autumn and winter.
Cable knit (approx. $71)
Each year I buy myself one or two beautiful classic knits that I intend to take very good care of and have for years. I’m yet to add a cable knit to my collection. This would be perfect for the football with a pair of jeans and ankle boots. *It’d also look great with the white jeans and the navy skirt. (Check out some of the other colors. The yellow is spectacular, just not versatile enough in my wardrobe)
Dark denim skinny jeans (approx. $89)
I’m not sure I need another pair of jeans. I’ve picked up some fantastic bargains lately from Gap. But I do like these. It’s the color of the denim that gets me.
Shantung pants (approx. $74)
I think it’s the vintage fan in me that has a thing for shantung and brocade. I’d wear these with a simple white shirt or my navy and white striped top and gold glitter pumps.
Black blazer (approx. $167)
I recently had to let go of my very well worn and loved black blazer – so now I’m looking for a new one. I like the shape of this. If I decide to buy it I may change the buttons. I have a few jackets with gold buttons, I don’t really need another.
Stripey knit (approx. $177)
Another yummy knit to consider..
Cross body bag (approx. $177)
These little bags are perfect for me when I’m shopping with clients. Not too heavy to lug around and they make searching through the racks much easier than with a big shoulder bag.
Stretch wool trousers (approx. $102)
Most people think black pants are the most versatile thing in their work wardrobe, but I argue, particularly if you like to wear a colored top, that navy are. Bright colors with black is not always a good look. I like where these sit on the ankle too.
Don’t be put off by my (classic) choices. There are plenty of beautiful colors, patterns and fabrics to check out , if that’s more your style.
The J.Crew extra 40% off sale items sale. Enter BIGSALE at checkout. Shipping to Australia is $10. Ends midnight March 6 (US time)
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