Are you really breaking up with J.Crew?

Are you really breaking up with J.Crew?

The article “J.Crew, We’ve Grown Apart” published in The Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2015 reports that J.Crew has recently let women down. It maintains that J.Crew has been a disappointment to women this year due to its  poor fabric quality, inconsistent sizing and bewildering styling. The article notes that many former J.Crew devotees are fairly upset by the changes made to this much loved brand. Read more

Tuesday Toss or Treasure

Tuesday Toss or Treasure

toss or treasure

A frient of mine found this sweater in the back of her closet and was wondering if she should toss it, or treasure it. She bought it more than 5 years ago at Anthropologie and was wondering if it looked dated.

Does this happen to you? Do you have something in your closet that you adored years ago, but are now having a hard time looking at objectively? Well, send me a photo! My email is ckgstyling@yahoo.com. I’ll advise as to whether it’s a “toss” or “treasure”. If it’s a treasure, I’ll also give you ideas on how to style it. If it’s a toss, I promise I’ll be kind!

I think the sweater is … Read more

Date Night!

Date Night!

Anthropologie shirt

Sometimes you search for days for the perfect outfit, and sometimes you happen upon it within minutes. Fortunately, the latter was my experience as I was looking for the perfect “Date Night” outfit for my beautiful frient. I had this top in my cart and was checked out of Anthropologie’s  site in record time.  Granted, this frient doesn’t look bad in anything (which makes my job really easy!), but she’s spectacular in this Cornflower Tiered Top. She’s modeling it with bright blue denim, but it would also be lovely with a fitted pencil skirt. Top (click here) available at Anthropologie. Similar jeans (click here)  available at 6pm.com.

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date night top

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Now, if Only I Could Find my Tiara!

Now, if Only I Could Find my Tiara!

 

embroidered scroll skirt

 

Yesterday I saw the movie Cinderella. I’m not a movie critic, but I really enjoyed it. The characters were beautiful, the scenery was beautiful, and the costumes were beautiful. On the other hand, one could argue that this movie is anti-feminist, and that in general, princess fairytales are disempowering to women. But, I don’t really want to engage in that conversation. Cinderella delivered exactly what I needed: an escape to a magical place for a few hours. And, I hate to admit it, but I had a little princess envy when I left the theater. To be clear, I don’t want to actually be a princess, I just want to wear princess dresses.

Fortunately,  I found this skirt at Ann Taylor, and it’s rather”princessesque.” It’s very flattering, flowy, and twirls nicely when you spin. I’ve paired it with a  rather tailored top, but I think it’d be smashing with a feminine fitted sweater. Wouldn’t a tiara complete this look nicely?

ann taylor skirt

Skirt available at Ann Taylor (click here), everything is currently 40% off. Similar blouse available at Banana Republic (click here), everything there is also 40% off.

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