A little taste of J Crew

Last week I was delighted to attend the J Crew event, at J Crew Brompton Cross, hosted by Laura Fantacci the shopping editor of Red magazine and WIT blog. 
Me leaving J Crew....a happy shopper
It was a fabulous evening with lots of champagne flowing and a chance to look at the cream of J Crew's Spring Summer 2014 collection including the stunning range of Sophia Webster for J Crew's shoes.

What I Saw:
A rainbow array of J Crew 'Tippi' sweaters
A range of 'build your wardrobe' outfit ideas chosen by Laura Fantacci
Stunning jewellery in pastels and brights 
A fabulous array of beautiful and practical sandals
The highlight for me was the Sophia Webster collection for J Crew, so feminine yet quirky,  shoe perfection
Almost my favourites - Sophia Webster for J Crew Finn Pumps £460
My favourite shoes Sophia Webster for J Crew Riko Pumps £525 (eek!) ...adore.them. sadly none in the world in my size!
My Cinderella's ugly sister moment..my big feet were just too big!

What I Wore to the Event:


Blazer: Zara - similar here
Jeans: Gap - similar here
Breton Top: Petit Bateau £58
Shoes: H&M £39.99
(Shoes..for walking!...Russell and Bromley - similar here
Bag: H&M £19.99
Sunglasses; Marc Jacobs £125

My J Crew wishlist:

Sleeveless Drapey Top in Cove Coral £98
This would look fab dressed down with ankle skimming pale blue jeans and navy/tan strappy sandals
Or dress up for a special event with the matching skirt below
Surf Skirt in cove coral £128
This skirt is in a neoprene fabric and would look good dressed down with a grey t-shirt and strappy tan sandals, or worn for work with a navy silk puff sleeve blouse and navy heels or worn with matching top above.
Embroidered tassel top in Chambray £79.50
A great holiday staple top, wear with short denim cut offs or white skinny length jeans and flat gold sandals.

Embroidered Tunic in Chambray £118
Another classic boho top in beautiful fabric, look stunning on I have ordered this top.
Merino Tippi Sweater in Heather Dusk £69.50
A great basic will go with anything from slouchy distressed boyfriend jeans to a floral pencil skirt, a capsule wardrobe must have.
Vintage Denim jacket in Melrose wash £150
Alex from The Frugality bought this at the event and it looks fab on, would be so versatile, wear with maxis, shorts, white jeans and throw over cocktail dresses.
Vintage Straight jean in Abbot wash £128
Flower Fan Necklace £49.50

Crystal Venus Flytrap Necklace £98
Sophie Small Body Crossbag £89

I have selected the items above as I see them as capsule collection pieces that will see you through a few seasons if not more,  J Crew is on the pricey side but the styling and details just make each piece a little different and a little bit special.

It was a fab evening and a great opportunity to catch up with lovely bloggers including Keri from Chronicles of Dolliedaydream, to talk all things fashion!

I love a little trip into town for a little inspiration, are you a J Crew fan, have you bought anything from there, if money were no object my wardrobe would be full of lots of lovely items but as that is not the case a girl can dream and maybe buy one or two pieces!!

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments as always, Frances xx

23 comments:

  1. You've picked out some brilliant pieces there Frances. I'm just admiring your sandals too, loving those xx

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    1. Thanks Donna, the sandals are stunning!! Xx

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  2. Those Sophia Webster Riko sandals look amazing on.....brilliant with the turned up jeans too! xx

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    1. And they were actually comfortable...if money and the size of my feet were no object they would be mine!! X

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  3. The pink bag is beautiful, so simple and elegant. Looked like a great night via Laura's Insta hashtag!

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    1. It was a really lovely evening I thoroughly enjoyed it and that pink bag is divine!

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  4. Gorgeous picks - I've been eyeing those shoes for a while too!! I have the denim jacket - their denim is gorgeous - and I just ordered the jeans as we have 25% off here with PACKME code - I love J.Crew more than ever these days!

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    1. I love that denim jacket it looks so cool on, wish the prices were slightly more like US prices!! Xxxx

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  5. firstly you looked lovely and the shoes you tried on are Divine!!! I love the chambray top you have ordered and I have been lusting over that online also but I have spent up!!! ..... Great picks wouldn't know what I would do without my grey tippi. xx

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    1. Thanks so much AnnMarie I do love that chambray top and the grey tippi just fab basics xx

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  6. My sister went into J Crew in Chicago to buy some Sophie Webster shoes, and was told they were only online! She was seriously disappointed. I'm now wondering did she go too early, before their launch? Seems odd

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    1. It does doesn't it? You would have thought they would have been in flagship stores too, they are fab!

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  7. Those J Crew jeans are divine, I am obsessed by the deep turn up and yours look fab too! Loving the H&M tan shoes, must drag out my old Hobbs ones xx

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    1. My jeans are ancient post baby ones but luckily are big enough for a huge turn up!! Ooo yes get those Hobbs shoes out! Xxx

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  8. Looked like it was a great evening, love those shoes that you love too! Can't imagine we'll ever get a J Crew here sadly- probably best though. Loved your outfit, very classic but so cool!

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    1. Thanks so much Trea, it was a lovely eve xx

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  9. Frances .. The Riko's they are just to die for - I can't stop thinking about all those shoes a week later!

    Lovely to meet you, you looked fabulous and perfect choice with the Chambray Tunic, that will look ace on you. Think I spotted the Cove Coral in a little pair of shorts as well and stood looking at them, wishing I was still in my 20's! xxx

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    1. So so lovely to meet you too, you looked stunning love your green dress you looked fab hope to catch up again soon xx

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  10. Lucky so and so. I would love to have gone as I have been a big fan of Laura Fantacci for a long time. I love her simple style. I have one problem in that I cannot replicate the heeled look (anything over 3 inches and I am buggered) I adore your' picks and you looked gorgeous for your' trip. H xx

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    1. Yep, Laura is stunning and has such immaculate style, I am rubbish on heels too but those Rikos were so well made it kinda made it possible to walk!! Xx

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  11. I was thinking about finally giving in to a grey Tippi jumper but now I have it in my head that I want a yellow one! Must be all the sun that we've just had, going to my head. Your J Crew night outfit looks just perfect and good move about the spare shoes in the bag. I finally got my H&M tan sandals - they're keepers!

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  12. Your outfit looked lovely - understated but so chic and stylish. I love some of the things you've picked out, especially the drapey top in the first pic!
    Abbi x

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  13. That must of been an amazing evening! Some gorgeous pics & I really love the pastel jewellery! You looked lovely & your H&M shoes are soooo nice! Ax

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