Preview of What Is to Come

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA lately and not posting on a daily basis. I haven’t been putting in much solid online shopping time because I’ve been preoccupied with getting a new camera and a piano! That’s a whole other story. I did get a chance this morning since we all get the day off, so here’s what you can expect to see up shortly on Crewlade:

J.Crew Sequin Necklace Tank – in Heather Stone or Wild Mushroom

J.Crew Sequin Necklace Tank

I love and need more comfy knit tanks this summer that have a certain edge or oomph to them. This is where my love of sequins perfectly aligns with J.Crew’s recently ostensible obsession with sequins. Plus this tank is made of slub cotton, so you know it will fit comfortably and relatively loosely, while remaining breezy and light. I do like to point out that this picture above reminds me that J.Crew really knows how to take great marketing shots of their products, because the Zafrina skirt pictured with this tank does NOT look that cute in real life. Why do they insist on showing it as an A-line shaped skirt when it’s a droopy tube? But I digress. Get the Sequin Necklace tank from J.Crew here for $64.

J.Crew Cotton Pimm Skirt – Wild Mushroom

J.Crew Cotton Pimm Skirt

I can’t get over how pretty this Wild Mushroom color is. I’ve never really seen this color in a skirt anywhere before, but I feel like it could be a great new neutral for me…but more chic and feminine than your blacks, greys, and whites. J.Crew promises that it’s 18″ long with an A-line shape (aka Cotton Nico Skirt reinvented and $5 more), which means this is a potential winner for me this summer. The fact that it’s slub herrington cotton and totally machine washable is icing on the cake. Get it here from J.Crew for $64.50.

J.Crew Sequin Falls Cardigan – Fawn

J.Crew Sequin Falls Cardigan

I realized the other day that I have so many cardigans, but they’re all boring solid colors. I have like 5 black ones alone. Plus for some reason, they are all long. Total lack of wardrobe planning on my part. This Sequin Falls cardigan fits what I’m now looking for perfectly. It’s cut shorter and therefore more casual for summer, the Fawn is a great match-with-everything neutral color without being boring black/white/grey, AND it has the extra oomph of sequins! Get it here from J.Crew for $118.

J.Crew Dejeuner Silk Shorts

J.Crew Silk Dejeuner Shorts

Every time I’m about to make a large J.Crew purchase, I always have one or two items I’m most excited about. These are it this round. Every time I’m on the J.Crew site and I come across this photo, I pause and stare. This outfit looks so stunning yet casual. The matching of the casual but sparkly (which then feels dressy) tank with such beautifully colored shorts is really unique and gorgeous. Throw on a blazer and you got a very dressy look. Take it off and you have a casual but put-together look. That’s the beauty of these silk shorts. They’re comfortable (comes with elastic waistband!), breathable, and can be dressed up with heels and jewelry for night, with blazers and button-downs for the office, or with a casual tank for weekends. Since I already own the Sequin Stripe Henley, this outfit will not be hard to recreate. Get it here from J.Crew for $88.

J.Crew Drapey Wool Mackenzie Jacket

J.Crew Drapey Wool Mackenzie JacketJ.Crew Drapey Wool Mackenzie Jacket

I love the look of blazers because they make any outfit – even this one above with broken down jeans – look put together. I don’t own any blazers but I’d imagine this would be a perfect staple blazer. It’s short enough that I can even wear it with a belt, which I’m excited to try as it’s a look that is super cute on everyone I’ve seen with it. Plus, I’m not sure why but this blazer is down to $59.99 right now from $198. That’s a 70% discount! I just can’t resist. Get it here from J.Crew for $59.99.

J.Crew Studio Blazer

J.Crew Studio Blazer

This is the quintessential J.Crew blazer. It’s cut long and lean and I’d imagine ultra flattering. J.Crew says it’s the ultimate wear-everywhere jacket and I don’t find that hard to believe. Supposedly it is also wrinkle resistant, which is a huge bonus. It’s also on super sale right now, down to $79.99 from $215. Sweet deal. Snag it here from J.Crew ASAP.

As a last note, how gorgeous and versatile is the Sequin Stripe Henley? Looks stunning with this outfit.

J.Crew Sequin Stripe Henley

Anthropologie Rise and Fall Cardigan

Anthropologie Rise and Fall CardiganAnthropologie Rise and Fall Cardigan

Love this cardigan for many aesthetic and practical reasons. It has many colors, so it’s super easy to match whatever else you are wearing, but unlike other sweaters where having so many colors may overwhelm the sweater and make it look like there’s too much going on, the Rise and Fall cardigan looks very simple and whimsical. I love the detailing on this as well – the cute ruffles, the flattering v-neck, and the crystal gem buttons. I’m waffling on which color to get because I love both; the blue reminds me of the beach and the red one reminds me of the sunrise. Wearing either would make me happy, but the decision may come down to which one has colors I would wear the most with the cardigan. Get it here from Anthropologie for $128.

Anthropologie Field Game Cardigan

Anthropologie Field Game CardiganAnthropologie Field Game Cardigan

How cute is this cardigan? The whole dainty lace thing isn’t usually my thing, but for some reason on this cardigan, it’s adorable. Especially with the gold buttons. I could definitely use another short cardigan that has some oomph in the detailing. I’m just not sure which color to get, yet again. I think the grey is more feminine but I feel that may be too close to my skin tone to really stand out, whereas the gold buttons really pop better with the navy version and I’m a sucker anyway for navy stripes. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one (60 rave reviews on the Anthro site can’t be wrong!). Get them here from Anthropologie for $118.

Tory Burch Julianne Peep Toe Wedge

The Tory Burch Julianne Peep Toe Wedge is on sale (40% off) right now at Nordstrom! Good thing I looked it up to help me with this post. Yay for price adjustment! Anyway, the Julianne Peep Toe Wedge from Tory Burch is perhaps one of the most gorgeous and elegant shoes I’ve ever seen. It could be the deep bronze color or the gold hardware, but this is a shoe that will make any outfit look dressy and put-together. Not your average wedge.

Tory Burch Julianne Peep Toe Wedge

The beauty of this shoe is obvious, but what I wasn’t so sure of was its comfort. I mean, look at that huge wedge – and no platform in front to compensate? I had even read on other sites that this heel was 4″, not the 3.5″ Nordstrom purported it to be. Oy. But then I saw this shoe received 13 rave reviews, all claiming it was extremely comfortable, for an average of basically 5 stars. I rarely see that on any review site about any shoe, so I had to try it.

Tory Burch Julianna Peep Toe Wedge

Ugh, how gorgeous is this shoe??? First thing I noticed when I slipped them on was how incredibly leg-lengthening they were. I even had to take them off to look at my legs as they are normally to ensure that the mirror wasn’t distorting anything. I felt like a million bucks.

Tory Burch Julianna Peep Toe Wedge

The real million dollar question is, are they comfortable? I have to say, yes, they’re comfortable. They’re not rave-worthy comfortable, because indeed you can tell there is a relatively steep pitch there when you walk. However, they are not as uncomfortable as any other 4″ heel would be. They feel secure and stable with a lot of arch support. I wish the ball of feet cushioning was more substantial, because that’s where I can tell most of the pain would be if I were to walk for a while in these. I slipped in a couple of ball-of-feet cushions I got from Duane Reade and they immediately felt like the comfort shoe I had hoped they would be.

Tory Burch Julianna Peep Toe Wedge

For $295, I felt obligated to return them because they weren’t completely up to par in the comfort department – especially now that I’ve discovered Matt Bernson shoes; however, they are just way too gorgeous to part with. I’ve been stewing in this dilemma ever since I got them. Then today, as I’m coming here to post about them and this very dilemma,  I see they were marked down 40% on!!! Now they’re like $170 something. No brainer – I am keeping them!!

Snag these beauties now here from for $176.90! Also comes in Silver and a silvery python (also stunning – I just happen to love gold).

Matt Bernson Citro Wedge

I’ve recently become a huge Matt Bernson fan because the Isis I purchased a few days ago had the most amazing leather cushioning and was uber comfortable. I had hoped this comfort would translate into some really cute wedges for summer and purchased the Matt Bernson Citro Wedges from Zappos. Gotta love free overnight shipping.

Matt Bernson Citro WedgeThey look so rich and summery, but the pebbly tan leather and wooden wedge heel give it that earthy vibe. Plus look at that thick leather cushion inside!

Matt Bernson Citro WedgeMatt Bernson Citro Wedge

They are extremely comfortable. Barely feel like heels. The straps in the back help keep the heel on, so even though they are tall wedges, they don’t flop or clunk around and instead feel securely on your feet. They move with your foot and feel almost like flats. Incredible really, especially for a designer who doesn’t even do marketing about comfort or “new technologies” like Kenneth Cole’s 925 Silver Technology. They don’t need to scream to the world about how comfortable they are, because anyone who tries these will be a fan for life (or until the quality changes). This kind of comfort in a 4″ heel is kind of ground-breaking.

Matt Bernson Citro Wedge

I only have a few small complaints. I had ordered a full size up from my normal size and I still felt like my toes were hanging off the edge a bit. The straps, again, like the Isis, were way too short and I could only buckle them at the last hole, which made them kind of tight and constricting on my ankles. The front also felt a bit narrow and I don’t think my feet are considered “wide” so that’s a bummer. Other than that, I’d really like to keep these, but the tightness makes me question whether this would be a good investment.

Get them here from Zappos (love the free overnight shipping “upgrades”) for $191.