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Thursday, 8 August 2013

When WIT met Jenna... (and 20% off your next J.Crew shopping!!)

A few months ago I had the tremendous privilege to be invited to a bloggers lunch with the team at J.Crew to celebrate their imminent store opening in London's Regent street next fall. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with J.Crew (especially in Italy), it is the huge American fashion brand responsible for our love of stripy tees and layered sparkly necklaces, of brocade worn with denim and t-shirts worn with maxi skirts. So only all things WIT loves! Their website and catalogue are an endless source of inspiration, I religiously consult their "Looks We Love" feature every week.

So off I went - I wore my Top Shop green lace skirt, my favourite J.Crew grey Tippi Sweater, slipped on the first pair of heels in months and headed out to their King's Cross lunch venue.

An exciting invite coming through the post!
After lunch I visited their pop-up store to get a sneaky peak at their A/W collection (mouth watering- I wanted everything). I got chatting with their enviably stylish Digital Development and Social Media Manager, Lucy Laucht, and with my biggest style crush, J.Crew's president the one and only Jenna Lyons. A chat here and a chat there we agreed to get together soon to celebrate our mutual love of all things fashion. WIT is a huge J.Crew fan, so something good was to come out of this new friendship (read on for a special WIT-readers discount...)

With Jenna Lyons at their London pop up store
 A few months later, we decided on me selecting your twelve must-pack summer holiday essentials from the J.Crew collection, which I would wear on an upcoming holiday to Capri and document with daily snaps.

Behind the scenes - getting ready for a shot on the beach
On my list, amongst others, was the multi tasking stripe T-shirtthe figure flattering one pice swimsuit a pair of fabulous flats the Panama hat and the dress-me-down grey tee..

Dressing down my stipey tee with a Tunisian sarong
But because my luck doesn't end here, I happened to be going on this vacation with my best friend Julie Adams (dreamy fashion photographer + editor of all things Italian on line magazine, An affair with Italy), who kindly took the holiday "snaps" you see in the post.  My twelve must-pack buys worked a treat, and those of you who follow me on Instagram will know I've been wearing them well past my seven days challenge. J.Crew's effortless dressing is totally up my street and I've often thought that if I had to pick one wardrobe, it would be from J.Crew.

With Julie on our way to Capri
The result is this interview feature on J.Crew's blog, click here J,Crew Blog to see the full story.

But most importantly, because this year is all about you, don't forget to take advantage of your special WIT-reader 20% discount on your next J.Crew shopping! Simply enter this code: WIT20 in the promo code at checkout to get 20% off your next shop. The code is valid from the 8th through to the 13th of August, so be quick!

Happy J.Crew shopping!

Offer valid on purchases made online at jcrew.com from August 8, 2013, 12:01am ET through August 13, 2013, 11:59pm ET.  Offer not valid in J. Crew or J. Crew Factory stores, jcrewfactory.com, or on phone orders.  Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer.  Offer not valid on Ludlow suit styles and third-party branded merchandise.  To redeem, enter the code WIT20 in the promo code box at checkout.  Limit one promo code per order.  Terms of offer subject to change.

On my way to a dinner party wearing a Jil Sander skirt
and my all time favourite Vintage Cotton tee £25.66 


A Girl, A Style said...

Firstly, I am totally smitten with this post and the beautiful photos of you from Capri! And wasn't that lunch with J. Crew so perfect? I'm still ranking 'meeting Girl Crush Number One' as one of my favourite things of 2013 ;)

Briony xx


Anonymous said...

This is great. I'll definitely have a look at J Crew's website to see if I can put those 20% to good use :)
Loved your interview and photos on J Crew's tumblr (which I didn't know and looks very cool). And I so much want to visit Capri! Having spent the last 2 summer holidays in Sicily and Sardegna, Capri is next in my list of Italian destinations. xx

Maxie said...

How did I not know about your lovely blog until today?! Thanks to J Crew's Tumblr post, I am now a new fan of yours and was able to pick up the red maxi dress you wore in Capri! Love!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Laura! Just bought 3 things: a neckless, a vintage t-shirt in black and a grey hoody (inspired by one of your older looks when you wore one paired with jeans and a gorgeous red coat). So glad your blog is back! Layout is fab, too!

A Little Slice Of said...

Laura, a huge fan of yours and J.Crew! Congratulations on the recognition you deserve, LOVE your feature on the J.Crew website. I'm about to make use of the 20% off, thanks xx

Jennie said...

Probably your best post of all time and that is saying something since you set the bar pretty high! I Love Witblog, I love J Crew, I love the Amalfi Coast. What is there to say but More, PLEASE ...

Maria @ A bookworm's life said...

What a wonderful post! I love your pictures from Capri, you look stunning. And who doesn't love the J.Crew styling?!
P.S. I'm so glad your blog is back, and the new look is perfect!

Gaia said...

È una gioia seguirti! Spero non ti dispiaccia se scribo in italiano!

Unknown said...

questo è un ritorno un GRANDE STILE!!!
brava laura ti seguo interesse e aspetto nuovi suggerimenti per l'inverno che arriva-fatto ordine a j.Crew...thank you!A

lydia90210 said...

Very excited to see your new posts, the new look is gorgeous! I'm a huge J Crew fan, but I've only picked up a couple of items over the past few years. When starting a collection of the vintage t's, which colours would you recommend starting with? Do you go for the round neck or v-neck, or both? I'm hoping to wear them for work so V may be slightly smarter, but round neck looks so fetching with their chunky necklaces! Thanks!

Nikki said...

You lucky lady!! J.Crew is totally my addiction. I can't believe you met Jenna Lyons. I would have probably wet my pants. And you are on the J. Crew Blog! That would be my dream come true... besides working for them.


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