Thursday, July 12, 2012

J. Crew Love: Nautical Stripe Shorts and Embroidered Jacket

I'm back to loving all things J. Crew for this post.  I haven't bought shorts in probably five years.  All of the ones I have are worn and have lost their fit.  It's all about the fit.  So when I hopped over to J. Crew South Park for a little one on one with my girl Meghan, J. Crew Personal Shopper Extraordinaire, I was super excited that she pulled these shorts for me to style.  Since then, I've been wearing them a lot.  Most recently, I wore them casually on Independence Day Eve.  If they weren't so well made, they'd be on tap to join all my other worn out pairs!  This look is everything I love about J. Crew: tailored, fun, classic and cool.  To offset the variation in pattern, I added my Grandmother's flaming red sash, taking classic to vintage classic.  For a more casual look, I unzipped the jacket to reveal a basic solid aqua tee underneath and exchanged the neck tie for a splash of color tied to my clutch.








Shorts: J.Crew, Jacket: c/o J.Crew, and here's the print in a dress. Shirt: c/o J.Crew, Wedges: Michael Kors (old), here's a similar pair, Clutch: Coach, (old), but here's a perfect summer bag. Sunglasses: Blinde, here's a similar pair. Sash: My Grandmother's. Necklace: Cache (old). Rings: Melinda Maria, Tiffany, Custom by Diamonds Direct. Bracelets: Stella & Dot here and here, J. Crew. Earrings: old, but here's a pair I love.

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For the love of cool summer style, thank you so much for reading!!
Whitley

16 comments:

  1. Head to toe I'm obsessed... this is my favorite outfit from you.... PERFECTION!

    XO
    http://pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those shorts! The whole outfit is pretty amazing actually. I definitely need to go to J.Crew asap to try those on!

    XO Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. GOt to get to the Crew!!! Happy Weekend to ya!!

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  3. Still loving those shorts! The fit is too cute!! And that jacket is amazeballs.

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    1. Thank you! I must say I agree with you on the clothes :)

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  4. Whitley I just LOVE this outfit... the two patterns and the colours are soooooo good together - I've already Pinned this - such a great outfit, sweetie! You look amazing!!!

    Catherine x
    http://www.notdressedaslamb.com/

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    1. Catherine, thank you!! My J. Crew stylist friend, Megan Stevens, put the shorts, shirt and jacket together, so I give her mad props. The girl has got an eye! Thanks for your kind words. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I loveeeee this! I cannot tell you how much I want to kick myself for not purchasing that fabulous blazer... the mix of pattern is just delicious eye candy:) Once again.. you have done it again and look amaze!! Can't wait for fall collection to come so we can develop more outfits!

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    1. hhhmmm.... Can you not get your hands on it somehow?? I've done it again, thanks to your fabulous self!! I look forward to hearing from you!

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  6. I love this outfit, the striped shorts are so cute and the pattern of the jacket is very beautiful!

    xxx Anita

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    1. Anita, thank you so much for taking the time to comment and for your kind words. I've worn those shorts more times than I can count in the last few weeks!

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  7. Such a great jacket! I thought about getting it myself and it's cute with the shorts. My favorite part though is the pop of aqua in the tshirt mixing with the other colors. It adds such a fun, summertime brightness!

    xo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

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    1. Thanks so much Nicole! As I said in the writing, I had some help with this one from my fabulous J. Crew personal shopper extraordinaire friend, Meghan Stevens :)... I am a fan of the aqua pop, as well!

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  8. I love these two patterns together! Those shorts are so perfect for summer--anything striped is always okay by me! What a great look!

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    1. Thank you so much, and thank you for taking the time to comment!

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