Monday, August 1, 2011


We all yearn for J Crews legendary Wool Oxford blazer circa 2007 and for the first time I think found a comparable solution to this and other items that have reached fashion myth status.

LUST J Crew has come out with some good blazers this season. No, we will no longer see the quality and style of years past with the exception of the "collection" pieces but at thousands of dollars you might as well buy designer!

The J Crew hacking jacket in midnight blue is as close as we're going to see to the Oxford. I would run as fast as you can to your local fabric store and get some awesome gold buttons to replace the lame ones this comes with. I have done this to blazers before and I swear it will make an enormous difference! DO IT!!


LUST This is from the fall Balenciaga 2007 show and the many die for blazers from this line were the inspiration for the Oxford blazer. Just go to and check out the fall 2007 Balenciaga rtw show and you will see what I mean.

I was sooo excited when I saw the J Crew Academy stripe schoolboy blazer. I have loved and seen many stripe prep blazers before but could not either afford them like the Balenciaga above or could not find them online. I had a gift card that had been burning a hole in my pocket waiting for a special item to use it on and this is it! It should be here next week, I hope I'm not disappointed.


Next is a dress from the Chloe fall 2008, still soo pretty. I realized J Crew had one with a similar feel to it.

J Crew floral Maisie dress.
This has a real basic shape but could be fixed up easily with a chunky men's leather belt or a great military jacket. I would love to own but it's really over priced for what it is and at nearly 400.00 I'll wait until it goes on super sale.


I am always looking for a good cape cod fisherman sweater.

J Crew's Fisherman's Henley caught my eye but I will have to see it in person before I get too excited.


MUST I also found some good ones that I may like even better than J Crew's.

These are from Abercrombie and Fitch but once again need to see them in person to see if the quality is any good.

They both have a very vintage, Marilyn Monroe feel to them.

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