Monday, May 14, 2012

you guys. i just shopped at j crew.



it was a dark moment.

i was desperate.

DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO FIND A GOOD 100% COTTON TANK?

anyhoo....


i just wanted to say: i get why you shop there. they do have some decent basics.

i only started hating on them in the first place because everyone fucking loved them so much. but i feel like now that the catalogue has gone off the rails (c'mon who thinks this is a good outfit? or THIS?) it's cool if i buy a tank top or two.

right??

29 comments:

  1. I feel like I've lost all faith in the internet now.

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  2. Is it possible to die of irony?

    In other news, aren't you the High Queen of Who Gives a Fuck? Enjoy your tank tops.

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    1. that may in fact be the best compliment i've ever received.

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    2. SERIOUSLY BEST COMPLIMENT.

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    3. I do what I can.

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    4. High Queen of Who Gives a Fuck= new tagline under header.

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  3. Sorry, but it's fine. I love my J. Crew tees and I'm wearing them until they fall off me. The rest of their stuff isn't anything I want and I think it's so funny how expensive some of their shit is. But, they can make a soft pretty tee like nobody else.

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  4. Good for you. No, really. GOOD FOR YOU. I'm so fucking sick of poly blends and motherfucking MODAL I could puke.

    I almost emailed you the other day after I spiraled into a white hot rage over Anthropology's overpriced polyester BULLSHIT clothes. Yeah, sometimes I look at their website. It's a form of self-flagellation akin to reading design*sponge.

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    1. Ugggh I know! I was so excited for Karen Walker for Anthropologie...until I saw that her dresses were made of freaking polyester. And they still cost $150. Lame.

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  5. Shame. On. You.

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  6. Yep. J Crew kills it on the basics front. It's just the truth.

    Going to Italy in a week, and I fully realize I can't compete with the Italians on the fashion front, so I'm packing entirely basics: pretty colored 100% cotton t-shirts and button-downs from J Crew, a couple pairs of great fitting jeans, a couple skirts and good shoes. Keeping it simple and clean.

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  7. I will own the shit out of their perfect tees. Their long sleeve shirts I've had for 4+ years and washed the crap out of them and they're still some of the favorite clothing items I own.

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  8. their vintage tees really are the perfect combination of soft/thin/and not too short.

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  9. The best/worst was their catalog cover 6 months back that had a girl wearing mint pants with a mint TURTLENECK. Because monochromatic turtleneck ensembles look good on most people...? I was still like "I want that."

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  10. you like Madewell but hate Jcrew? say what?

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  11. I have very long legs, and I have so say that j crew really comes through with the 35'' inseam skinny cords and work -type pants. That shit is not easy to find. They're overpriced but everything goes on mega sale eventually.

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  12. I. LOVE. JCREW. Sorry, I do. Their style is exactly my style - like, slumming trust-fund kid hanging out in a European cafe meets 55-year-old retired fine artist living in a cabin in the woods. I'm not being sarcastic.

    The catalogues are like fashion runways. It's not necessarily supposed to be a literal representation of what you'd wear on the street.

    Anyway - all of my favorite clothes and accessories are from there. And not just the basics.

    [Madewell stuff looks awesome but I have yet to buy anything...it just doesn't fit me right - Oh, wait, I bought a pair of boots but returned them b/c I wasn't brave enough to rock them]

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  13. So does this count as a non-game changer?

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    1. I believe it does. I'm wearing one of my new tanks, and I feel.... fine.

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  14. I don't generally buy from J Crew because it's kind of expensive for me...but I did just buy my wedding dress for $200. Hate all you want but I bought a wedding dress for $200 and I love it.

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  15. no one should ever feel ashamed of where they shop, am i right?? (i am.)

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  16. off the rails on the men's catalog looks, too. Stuff should actually fit the models, right?

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    1. I work as a retoucher...if only you knew how stuff DOESN'T fit the models.

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  17. i love both of those jcrew outfits you mentioned!
    Seriously, I do and I love your blog...so what does that make me? Twisted I suppose....

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  18. Thank you for mentioning how the catalog has gone off the rails. I just don't even get it.

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  19. The catalog is completely ridiculous. I am proud of you for overcoming your J. Crew hatred for one purchase though.

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