So gorgeous is this tote! It has been repeatedly re-stocked and then sold out despite its crazy price tag. I was wishing for it to go on sale =) Below is JCrew’s description for their navy tote…
“A bag to end all bags (and the one every girl in our office is drooling over), combining all the utility of a take-anywhere tote with the utter fabulousness of piled-on bling—think bag and jewelry all in one. The lightweight, rumpled satin body is bedazzled with double-sided sequins sourced from one of Italy’s most esteemed mills, then edged in tulle for a delicate textural touch. The strap—a myriad of luxe chains fashioned of antiqued gold-plated brass with a leather shoulder patch. Wear it day or night (we’re big supporters of round-the-clock sparkle). Rumpled sateen with a hint of shine. Top interior hidden magnetic snap closure. Interior back-wall zip pocket. Cotton twill lining. Part of the J.Crew Collection. Import. Comes with dust bag. 11″ handle drop. 15 3/4″H x 16″W x 2 1/2″D.”
I was just thinking today how much JCrew has evolved over the past couple of years. For the longest time their fabrics were so-so; there designs were practical yet dull. Now feminine, fun, even whimsical… Kudos to their design team! It’s like they’ve read my mind. But the truth is they’ve probably found a successful angle against their competitors. Here are some current season picks… BTW, where were they in 2003 (their Bridal Collection I’m referring to)? I would have loved to wear one of their floral numbers down the aisle.
Flower pins which have a vintage nostalgia and superbly dresses up an outfit. I have a wine colored flower pin I’m planning to pair with my Tocca fitted long coat. Can’t wait to finally get it in the mail =). I love to see colorful accessories and totes on people during the pale wintry season… just breathes in new life as we impatiently wait for Spring’s arrival. JCrew is collaborating with Dulken & Derrick for their Fall Collection. I think the release date is in October, 2008. I’m so excited!
Two words… exquisite, ethereal =). I would have loved to wear this gown for my wedding. The price is much more affordable than a Vera Wang. I can be a very practical person and decided that it would be a waste of my money to blow an outrageous amount for a gown that I would only wear once. I’d rather spend that money on a much loved designer handbag or diamond accessories. I ended up going down the aisle in a white tulle embroidered floral and pearl beaded Mori Lee number on top of having two other diva changes (a red and pink burnt velvet spaghetti strapped dress and an Audrey Hepburn worthy teal and cream strapless gown), haha =))… Oh and Bea, if you’re reading this, don’t rule out JCrew’s bridal collection… Hey, when are the invites going out =)?