Fashion Week: Lands’ End

Fashion Week rolls on with the Friends & Family Sale at Lands’ End going on through 11:59 CST tomorrow: 30% off your entire order! If you roll your eyes when I say Lands’End and think adventure outfitters, you are missing out!! Yes, there are still squall jackets and yes there are still things your grandmother would like but there’s so much more. I remember years ago when I used to buy khakis and rugby shirts for my husband from J. Crew. They’ve certainly undergone a transformation and, while not quite as dramatic an about face, so has Lands’ End. While still my go to for jeans and knit tops, a lot of the more fashiony pieces remind me of a J. Crew/Ralph Lauren mashup. Let’s take a look at some of my current favorites.

Harbor Trench Coat in Meadowland Green
Regular $99.00, Sale $69.30

A trench coat is a classic but that doesn’t mean you have to play it safe. I love the brilliant green and oversized buttons on this beauty! And something about the super-wide lapels and high back collar give this trench a very Audrey-esque quality. Also available in Crimson Dawn or if you’re keeping it classic, Black & Warm Khaki.

Cotton Duffle Jacket
Regular $139.00, Sale $97.30

What says preptastic more than a duffle jacket? This cotton one is just the thing to see you through some of the cooler days & nights of spring. Pop it on over a de rigueur striped tee with some red skinny jeans and cute flats and you’re set for the day: from brunch to shopping to drinks.

Waterfall Cape Sweater
Regular $89.00, Sale $62.30

This one definitely has a whiff of Ralph Lauren to me. A little less rustic perhaps but all-American has through and through. A long-sleeved tee, dark jeans, espadrilles and a tote and you are ready for any adventure the weekend throws your way. 

Short Sleeve Chambray Tunic Dress
Regular $89.00, $62.30

This is the perfect blank-slate of a dress! Chambray is one of my favorite fabrics and there are so many ways to go with this one. I love that neckerchiefs are coming back! Take a cue from the model and tie a bright silk square around your neck or add a belt or slip a long sleeved striped tee underneath. This dress can unleash your inner stylist!

 Fringe Trim Skirt

Currently on Sale for $44.99, After Discount $31.49

Okay, now tell me that this above the knee, plaid, fringed skirt doesn’t look like it wandered over from J. Crew? It hits all the right style points but look at that price!!

Dark Indigo Wash Pencil Skirt
Regular $69.00, Sale $48.30

Despite what the description on the website says, this is not a jean skirt. This is a classically styled, subtly sexy pencil skirt that just happens to be made out of a dark washed denim. A fun twist on a wardrobe basic.

Ponté Pencil Skirt in Hot Pink
Regular $59.00, Sale $44.30

And speaking of pencil skirts, how about this hot peony pink number in oh so comfortable ponté knit? Pair it with a classic button down shirt and neutral heels and let the color speak for itself! Also available in classic black.

Woven A-line Skirt in Radiant Navy
Regular $89.00, Sale $62.30

Pencils not your style? How about this ladylike A-line? Fully lined with a geometric eyelet overlay, this one can definitely go from work to casual and back again with just a change of top or accessories. Also available in eggshell white.

Mixed Stripe Elbow Sleeve Top in Ivory/Deep Sea Thin Stripe
Regular $35.00, Sale $24.50

I’ve already confessed my abiding love for striped knit tops, but, oh, these stripes! Horizontal in the front, vertical in the back, diagonal on the sleeves and fabulous all around! Also available in Ivory/Crimson Dawn Thin Stripe.

Supima Print Cardigan Sweater in Ivory Spots
Regular $79.00, $55.30

Lands’ End Supima Cardigans are one of my staples with new colors and prints every season. This modern mixed spot is definitely on my short list to add to my cardigan collection. And since you know my love of twin sets, there’s a matching short sleeved jewel neck pullover to complete the look.

Chino Tie Waist Pants in Smokey Olive
Regular $79.00, Sale $55.30

Boyfriend fit? Check! Tie Waist? Check! Olive, the not so boring neutral? Check! Your closet needs these chinos!

Mid Rise Kick Crop Jeans
Regular $69.00, Sale $48.30

Oh how I love my Lands’ End denim! Quality, consistent sizing, waist not too high, not too low and priced so reasonably that if I want to try one of this seasons trendy silhouettes, the kick crop, I can do so without hesitation! These will be in my closet soon!

Fringe Slide Sandals in Denim
Regular $65.00, Sale $45.50

There’s a definite denim shoe trend this season, J. Crew and Talbot’s both have adorable versions as well, but how cute are these fringey denim slides? This just might be THE shoe of summer!

Slip On Sneakers in Pineapple Stripe
Regular $59.00, Sale $41.30

Do you know what a synonym for fun is? Slip on striped pineapple sneakers, that’s what!

Leather Tassel Belt in Crimson Dawn
Regular $45.00, Sale $31.50

This is another item that looks like it snuck over from J. Crew or maybe even Kate Spade! I mean, honestly, who could resist a bright leather belt with darling little tassels dangling down? Also available in Dandelion and Navy.


So, do you agree that it might be time to rethink Lands’ End? What’s your favorite thing from this list? 

Until next time fashionably yours, 

XOXO

Crystal 

Fashion Week: Nordstrom Rack

Next up on Fashion Week here at The Quirky Quaintrelle is the Clear the Rack Sale going on through tomorrow at Nordstrom Rack, both online and in stores. The sale is 25% off of clearance items but also includes free shipping over $100 and in most cases 90-day returns by mail or to a Nordstrom Rack store.

This one was a little tricky to pull items from for the reason that since Nordstrom Rack is already an outlet store and the sale is on clearance items; sizes, colors & quantities are limited. My best suggestion for you is to jump online and do a little digging yourself or head straight to your local Nordstrom Rack store. There are some AMAZING deals here! 

Here are a few things that caught my eye.

CeCe by Cynthia Steffe Evia Metallic Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress
Regular $198.00, Sale $59.98

Felicity and Coco Navy & White Stripe Fit & Flare Dress
Regular $118.00, Sale $22.13


Vince Camuto Sequin Off the Shoulder Sheath Dress
Regular $188.00, Sale $56.23


Nanette Lepore Nomad Cardigan
Regular $348.00, Sale $56.18


Rebecca Taylor Fringe Trim Cardigan
Regular $395.00, Sale $106.43


Fleurette Notched Collar Double Breasted Coat
Regular $675.00, Sale $177.19


L. K. Bennett Heidi Glitter Pump
Regular $345.00, Sale $112.50

BCB Generation Aleyana Wedge Pump in Pumice
Regular $98.00, Sale $33.74

Charles By Charles David Libra Wedge Sandal
Regular $99.00, Sale $25.99

Sole Society Sequoia Block Heel Sandal
Regular $99.95, $29.98

Via Spiga Arnelia Leather Espadrille Flat
Regular $155, Sale $40.69


Natori Mikado Nightgown

Regular $120.00, Sale $29.98

Natori Mikado Robe
Regular $180.00, Sale $52.48


Gorjana 18K Gold Plated Joplin Stud Earrings
Regular $45.00, Sale $10.13

Melrose and Market 10mm Malachite Ring Stud Earrings
Regular $12.97, Sale $7.29

Nadri 18K Gold Clad Pave Flat Crystal Hoop Earrings
Regular $148.00, Sale $33.30

Ted Baker London Reann Rosette Pave Crystal Ring
Regular $75.00, Sale $19.69

Emilio Pucci Women’s Plastic Sunglasses
Regular $270.00, Sale $50.63

RAEN Women’s Rotas Round Sunglasses
Regular $135, Sale $25.31

Persaman New York Women’s Faith Sunglasses
Regular $99.97, Sale $48.75

Marc by Marc Jacobs Gingham Sliding Mirror iPhone 6 Case
Regular $78.00, Sale $11.70

Nanette Lepore Lasercut iPhone 6 Case
Regular $40.00, Sale $8.42

Happy bargain hunting!

Until next time

XOXO

Crystal

Fashion Week: J. Crew

Sorry for the long absence but one of our senior dogs had a little accident and I’ve been on 24-hour nursing duty with him. We’re still not sure what the outcome will be so any good thoughts you’d like to send along would be appreciated. 

I know I promised a continuation of the Intuitive Eating series, and I swear it will come. But I need a little light and bright in my life right and I’m feeling fashiony. With the holiday weekend, transitional season sales and the incoming Spring fashions, quite a few of my favorite stores & brands have amazing clothes and accessories to snatch up for the warmer weather to come. 


Let’s start with one of everyone’s favorites: J. Crew. Now through Monday at midnight EST, almost everything on the J. Crew website is on sale at 30% off with the code WEEKEND. Here are the lovelies that caught my eye.

Ruffle Tippi Sweater in mermaid floral  (Regular $85, On Sale for $59.50)
I mean seriously, how adorable is that mermaid print? Add a ruffle around the neckline of the cult classic Tippi and you have one stunner of a sweater.

Embellished cotton Jackie cardigan sweater in faded peri (Regular $98, On Sale for $68.60)
The famous Jackie cardigan in summer weight cotton embellished with firework bursts of sequins! Swoon! This periwinkle/coral combo screams spring to me, but this lovely sweater is also available in a vibrant yellow with gold sequins and a chic tan on tan option. And since there’s no such thing as too many twin sets, there’s a contrasting striped shell for each color.

Jackie tie neck cardigan in stripes (Regular $89.50, On Sale for $62.65)
I have to admit that this beauty already lives in my closet and I ❤ it! The stripes! The tie neck! So cute, so versatile and it never fails to garner compliments. Also available in a saddle/navy/ivory combo.

Boat neck T-shirt in vintage stripe (Regular $39.50, On Sale for $27.65)
I have several weaknesses when it comes to clothes and stripes are at the top of the list! This boat neck beauty in a vibrant navy/azalea multi stripe not only makes my heart sing, it would be a nice addition to the navy striped brigade in my closet. Seriously, it’s an obsession!

Gathered popover shirt in vintage plaid (Regular $78, On Sale for $54.60)
I recently remarked to my husband that aside from the basics of black, white, camel/tan & denim; I would be perfectly happy if everything in my closet were pink, green or blue. I think this shirt heard me. The perfect green & blue in my beloved popover styling. I prefer popovers to button-ups because they look so neat tucked in or left out. Most button-ups require a little extra work (tied tails or a half tuck) to keep from looking sloppy if worn untucked. Popovers always look great.

Chambray Regent blazer with ruffle trim (Regular $168, On Sale for $117.60)
Cropped chambray ruffled pant (Regular $89.50, On Sale for $62.65)

Chambray & ruffles. I’m sold! The original blue collar fabric has been feminized with sweet little ruffles and the juxtaposition is delightful! Pop a neon pink, green or turquoise shell underneath for an added layer of wow with heels for the office or flats for brunch and you’re the picture of perfection! 👌🏻

Scalloped chambray skirt (Regular $88, On Sale for $61.60)

Too short for me but too cute not to include. Faux wrap chambray skirt with a piped scalloped panel and a single sassy button. I can see this one on repeat all summer long! Pair it with tees and tennies or a gingham shirt and cute flats.

Charlie slides in glossy navy leather (Regular $188, On Sale for $131.60)

I’ll admit I’ve been a little late to the mule/slide trend. I’m old enough that the word mule conjures up childhood memories of Mrs. Roper from Three’s Company. These luscious navy slides are just the thing to get me over the hump! Perfectly preppy tasseled loafer up front, fresh air slide in the back and not a whiff of caftan anywhere! Also available in pampered pink color block and snakeskin print.

Seavees for J. Crew legend sneaker in gingham (Regular $88, On Sale for $61.60)
Remember my stripe obsession confession a few items back? Well, my gingham love is right up there too. I’ll put it down to my Southern heritage. These gingham Seavees are amazing!! Shorts, crops, ankle pants, casual skirts? Check, check, check & check! Errands, brunch, lunch, shopping? Check, check, check & check! Honestly, I’m not sure it’s possible to survive spring and summer without these in your arsenal! Also available in red & white skinny stripe and navy multi stripe.

Metallic ankle strap sandals (Regular $168, On Sale for $117.60)
What’s rarer than a unicorn sighting or a perfectly ripe avocado? Party shoes that make you want to dance all night but don’t leave your feet hating you in the morning. These might be the perfect shoes. Gold metallic leather says party. The traditional t-strap design says classic. The just under 2-inch block heel says comfort. And they’re all wrapped up in a dainty bow for added sweetness!


Denim ankle-wrap flats (Regular $138, On Sale for $96.60)

This hybrid ballet flat/ankle wrap/sling back is one of the cutest shoes I’ve seen this season. These little shoes are ready for anything! Day or night. Work or play. Casual or dressed up. Absolutely adorbs! Also available in sequined gingham.

Gemma suede flats with pom-poms in festive green (Regularly $118, On Sale for $82.60)

The PERFECT shade of green and pom-poms. Cunning turquoise trim and pom-poms. Sweet little bows and pom-poms. Oh, and did I mention pom-poms? These are my very favorite thing on this list! Because, pom-poms!! Also available in tropical sun.

Pop Stripe tote (Regular $158, On Sale for $110.60)

In my book there are several things a lady can never have too many of: black shoes, white shirts, twin sets & totes. Be careful though; this scrumptious tote in azalea/navy combo with TASSELS is bound to make all of your other totes feel left out. When has utilitarian ever been so snazzy?

Honeymoon tassel earrings (Regular $65, On Sale for $45.50)
Tortoise look flowers with rhinestone centers, enameled caps and white beaded tassels. These earrings are so on trend that if you look up the word trend they might be pictured there! The tortoise and white looks so fresh to me, but these beautiful baubles are also available in a tortoise/navy combo.

Dipped enameled hoop earrings in sweet jasmine (Regular $19.50, On Sale for $13.65)

Classic gold hoops partially enameled in pink & green. Ladies, I think we’ve achieved prep perfection! Also available in warm jade & black combos.

Don’t forget, the sale ends Monday at midnight EST and you know how J Crew sales are; things are going quickly! I hope to be back tomorrow with another batch of fashion.

Until next time!

XOXO

Crystal

Treasure Hunting: Terrific Tassels

Hello friends! Today I’m introducing a new weekly feature called Treasure Hunting in which I share with you some of the goodies that have caught my eye recently. This week’s theme: tassels! I adore tassels! So let’s get start, shall we?

This lovely lamp from Ballard Designs would look equally charming in a beachy-chic or light & bright transitional setting. Even the cute little finial gets in on the overall design.

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I love all the pretty beaded tassel earrings popular these days, but most of them are so long! I’m not a shoulder duster kind of girl so I was thrilled when Bauble Bar introduced a mini, and to my mind, more wearable version of their piñata tassel drops. They come in gem and regular versions and an array of colors. But this turquoise pair is making me think ahead to summer.

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Denim hems all over the place these days! High, low, multi-level, it seems like anything goes. These très cute tassel hem jeans from Topshop for Nordstrom are a fun way to try out the trend. Sub in a bright shoe and sashay down the street in style.

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Are you thinking about zhuzhing up your bed after the worst of winter is over? Maybe something bright and playful? This tasseled duvet cover & shams from PB Teen might be just what you’re looking for. The tassel trim comes in six different color options but I think the navy against the crisp white takes this set from girlish to grown up. And as a bonus, the set can be monogrammed when you order! Tassels & a monogram? Score!

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If you’re looking for a touch of richness for your decor, this pillow cover from Pottery Barn has you set. The look of an ancient Persian rug crafted out of sumptuous velvet with jaunty little tassels at the corners. Surely there’s just the spot in your home that could use a little glamming  up with this gem.

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And lest you think all tassels are inherently feminine, take a look at this suede throw pillow in rich cinnamon from West Elm. This one would be quite at home in any man’s desk chair, reading chair, recliner 😖 or man cave.

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Now this one gets me on two levels, a tassel & animal print! I’m sure many of you are familiar with the beautiful clutches from the brand Clare V. Well, you can get a similar look for a fraction of the price from Etsy seller ljcdesignss. Use it as a clutch. Use it as a tablet case. Use it to pack your jewelry for traveling. The array of colors, patterns & sizes is mind-boggling! And for that added bit of personalization, you can pick from a multitude of tassel colors! This beauty, but with a green tassel, will be heading my way soon as a case for my iPad.

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And last, but certainly not least, I am in love, love, love with these charming denim D’orsay smoking slippers from Talbots! I would wear these from right now until the heat of summer demands that we free the toes and then break them back out in the fall. So much cute in one pair of shoes!!

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So there you have it, friends. Some of my favorite tasseled treasures. Which ones would you choose?

Until next time!

XOXO

Crystal