"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?