Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why I don't Get "Borrowed From The Boys"

"Borrowed from the boys" It seems to be on everyone's lips recently. You can't see Jenna Lyons anywhere without hearing this. Sorry Jenna, I'm a woman. I don't borrow from boys. At least not like that. I don't want to have messy hair, tons of necklaces and ripped pants. Nor will you ever see me in short socks and heels. To me that looks very odd. I want to look like a classy feminine woman who has style and class.

I keep coming back to class. I do have 2 fabulous sz 14 boys blazers from Brooks Brothers. Both cashmere, brass button classics, one in navy, one in a blackwatch plaid. Looks great with jeans, a white shirt and heels. That's my version of "borrowing from the boys".

I think that difference sums up my recent disapointment with Jcrew. I hear it on other blogs as well. Well made pieces don't have to be stuffy or boring. Heck even Talbots (which I have considered really dull in the past looks like it have stepped up their game). I find myself scouring ebay for classic Jcrew, not investing in the newer stuff. The set above is one I've used before but it represents what I would consider "borrowed from the boys". What do you think?


  1. I agree with you completely. I like to look feminine and frilly sometimes, and while technically I may "borrow from the boys" with certain looks, I will never do that on purpose. I don't wake up on certain mornings and think, "hm, I want to look manly today!" I wear what I like, and if that happens to be a more structured blazer over a feminine cardi, so be it!

  2. I totally agree with you. I love being a girl and therefore tend to dress feminine and love it!

  3. I'm in agreement- I may wear a button down or a blazer from time to time, but always in a feminine manner.

  4. I love to be feminine! God made us differently on purpose, right? I do think your choices are feminine and classy!