|CRYSTAL FEATHER NECKLACE £50.46|
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.
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...)
|An exciting invite coming through the post!|
|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.
On my list, amongst others, was the multi tasking stripe T-shirt, the figure flattering one pice swimsuit a pair of fabulous flats the Panama hat and the dress-me-down grey tee..
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.
|Behind the scenes - getting ready for a shot on the beach|
|Dressing down my stipey tee with a Tunisian sarong|
|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.
DISCOUNT ALERT! FOR WIT READERS ONLY!!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