24 Apr 2013

Jenna Lyons And The J. Crew Style

The many faces of Jenna Lyons… In and out wearing J.Crew.

It would seem that her home in Brooklyn, New York is as stylish as her way of dressing.

Jenna Lyons gets loads of press… and deservedly so… She has put J.Crew very firmly on the map.

Lyons has given them that fashion edge… translated her distinctive but wearable style… and made J.Crew a label to love.

I wear J. Crew, my daughters wear J. Crew and my friends wear J. Crew… I have even given my mother J.Crew.

That is quite an achievement… We not only span the ages but our taste and styles are very different.

Jenna Lyons mixes the prints and the plains… the classic with a twist… and she symbolises the J.Crew style.

The merchandise is affordable and of good quality… the shops are pretty and the online experience a pleasure.

My test with a brand is how often I would like to buy… if I wasn’t disciplined I could be at the J.Crew ‘checkout’ every day.

I wear their trousers, their cashmeres, their shirts and their jackets. The fit works for me and they generally have my size.

There is nothing more frustrating than making the decision to buy… clicking… and only finding size 2… Demoralising and irritating.

I can mix J.Crew with so many pieces I already have… I can dress it up and I can dress it down.

And as for the jewellery… that’s the very best part…

Jenna Lyons… you are one very clever woman… xv

My J.Crew Edit

Carrie Cami   Italian Cashmere Jacket   Collection Neon Tweed Blazer   Collection Pleated Maxi Skirt   Collection Silk Crepe Tee   Collection Beaded Shirt   Cafe Capri

 

for the jewels… my favourites…

Martha Bracelet wear two together… or one on each wrist   Martha Necklace   Crystal Circle Necklace wear this one together with Martha…

 

and I do love a good pair of pyjamas…

Vintage Short Sleeve Pyjama Set

 

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48 Comments

Pamela

i have been wearing J.Crew for many many years. i remember my first barn jacket. i still have roll neck sweaters from the early 90’s. i have been coveting the Etta calf hair pumps all winter!
flying home to the states this summer…first stop..J.Crew.
great post vicky!!!

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Pamela

do you have them? are they comfortable? i love that it’s a chunky heel…i still haven’t quite figured out how these parisian women where heels all over this city!

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Vicki

Yes, they are comfortable Pamela… as heels can be… and I can wear them for a few hours… which is a good sign! I do think it’s practise… :) And those Parisian girls work at it every day… xv

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Vicki

Yay… send me a snap when you are all ready to walk out the door… :)
How fun would that be if we all showed our favourite heels… Ok… I am off on another idea…. :) xv

The Enchanted Home

I also have my fair share of J Crew and she deserves all the credit she has gotten for reinventing the brand in a huge way! Overall love their look, quality and ability to remain current but classic. I also really like their costume jewelry, I have gotten so many great pieces from J Crew. Her apartments not too bad either:)

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Vicki

Yes Tina… I have a love for those necklaces… I love mixing them in with a few real bits… :) And the bracelets… I might just have ordered a couple of Martha bracelets… :)

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Vicki

I know what you are talking about… ;) Where, were, wear… it’s all good… xv

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Deborah Peterson Milne

Jenna IS a very clever woman as J Crew was definitely slagging when she took the reigns. Now it’s my go-to for getting ideas what to wear each season. I adore her fearlessness to mix patterns as I struggle more with that. I’m afraid that shows my old school thinking. Thanks for the tip of the 25% Vicki! Have a lovely day xx

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Vicki

YEs that 25% off has been teasing me all morning Deb… my basket is growing… :)

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Vicki

And for you Pam… there are so many great basics… and not so basics… that look wonderful…
Yes the closet is wonderful… :) xv

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Rita

I’m a JCrew girl too – love the Ts, the jewelry, the shoes, the classy separates…thanks to Jenna. I don’t know her background, but my guess would be she grew up in a parochial background. We always used to try to find ways to make our preppy uniforms stand out…with socks, shoes, collar pins, etc. Some things never change. :)
Rita
PS…JCrew offers a 15% educator discount always…for anytime there’s not a special otherwise (which is most of the time). Just call customer service or ask at any retail store (I’ve used my Emeritus Professor husband’s). :)

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Rita

You’re welcome! To clarify, one just has to provide their email for educational institution; hence, my use of husband’s. :)

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24/7 in France

J Crew is such a classy look with great quality products, and I was frequently a customer when I lived in the U.S., and now, for gift certificates for my daughter.

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Vicki

We are all fans in our family… my daughters loves J.Crew too… an easy and very appreciated gift… :)

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Anita Rivera

Good morning Vicki!

Well I am a huge fan of J.Crew and Jenna’s style is as eclectic as I would ever want to be; mixing traditional with that EDGE of playfulness and sass! What a beautiful woman as well, but who does not intimidate because the idea of mixing and matching to our own personal styles shines through with almost endless possibilities. Happy day! Anita

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Vicki

Yes…endless possibilities… that is a wonderful thought… ‘this goes with that… goes with this…goes with that…’ idea… xv

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caryl

Love the apartment but I am pretty sure she no longer lives there. After a difficult divorce, she
and her son have moved to Tribeca where I also live. I’d love to see what she has done with
her apartment. If it is anything like this Park Slope brownstone, it should be fab. Can you
believe her ex-husband’s walk in closet had windows?

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Vicki

Yes… this is her former home, I believe… such great style… I guess the closet was an entirely separate room! I am sure her new place is equally as fab… xv

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Vicki

Yes… cross over and get there quickly… ;) There are bargains to be had… xv

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Vicki

Yes I loved it… and meant to share it… it’s so fun… I will do that now… :)

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miss b

A very stylish home! The attraction of J Crew clothes is the fact that they are classic with a modern twist. The neon tweed jacket is so versatile and the Martha jewellery is an easy way to add a touch of glamour!

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Vicki

yes… I am tempted by that jacket… and already a convert to the Martha… :)

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lisa thomson

I love J.Crew and a store just opened last year here in my city. The accessories are the best. Her place is gorgeous! I love her signature stye and it seems she was the first to show casual with dressy mixed together and make it work.

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Penelope

Since my daughters were in high school we have been J Crew shoppers! Love the quality and it is so classic! The clothing for children is also absolutely wonderful! Our grandsons wore their shirts and trousers in a recent wedding and looked so cute! My husband even likes J Crew! Also, the prices are good. We live near a j crew outlet store and it is great also! I agree with everything you have posted! :)

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Elizabeth

Vicki, thanks for the 25% off tip! Although I am not too sure that my credit card will thank you when I am finished.

J.Crew is classic and I think has so many wardrobe staples that we all need and of course want.

Looking forward to seeing what you found at the sale, Elizabeth

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Jennelise

What a beautiful home she has! I love the contrast and the simple colors. Those chandeliers are spectacular! Thankyou for sharing!
Jennelise

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Debby

She certainly is one talented lady. It’s true now that you mention it – J. Crew is a store that both myself and my 17 year old daughter can shop at. Jenna’s home is amazing… Those chandeliers made my heart skip a beat! xo

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Tiffany

Adore J Crew clothes but despise the way they add a 40% markup if you’re buying from Australia …

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Vicki

Is that customs and duty? Because there are charges when I buy from Europe too… xv

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Erica

I started buying J. Crew when I was 16…I admit I had to save my allowances and buy off the sale rack, but oh, it was worth it! I sill have that first LBD. I love slipping into it just like the first day I bought it. (Enduring quality is so difficult to find in modern times!) I thought myself very classy at the time – compared to the other girls who wore cheap tee shirts and torn up jeans. But I did too, on other days because it’s fun.
I love jenna’s style tips. They’re like a permission slip for me dress classy, quirky and playful all at the same time.

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Whatisinmyworld

Garance Dore has an interview on her blog and a link to an article in Fast Company magazine about Jenna Lyons. Both are very interesting. Jenna is amazingly talented. The latest J Crew catalogue is beyond words. Truly one of the best collections ever from J Crew.

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Vicki

I loved that interview… she is one savvy woman… I sent it around on My Daily Click so I hope lots of readers had the chance to see it… xv

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