Hey yall! I’m so excited to be guest blogging for my friend and first cousin, College Prepster! As it is the custom of College Prepster to use a fun pen name, you can call me Freckles! I’ve loved reading all about Sporty Sister’s high school graduation excitement…I just graduated from college (Geaux Tigers!) so I thought a post on preppy suiting outfit options would be perfectly fitting!!
I got my first fancy suit as a present from my parents for my 21st birthday (I know a lady never tells her age, but it was last July!)
After much research and contemplation (I’m almost as thorough as College Prepster!) I chose a J.Crew Stretch Wool Suit in Heather Carbon. I got the standard J.Crew pencil skirt and I chose the 3 button jacket for a more conservative look and to ‘lock and load’ my larger chest (Stacy and Clinton from What not to Wear would be proud!)
College Prepster Side Note: Lock and Load just cracks me up!!! It’s a phrase a lot of coxswains use during races!!!
The suit is beautiful with lovely silk lining and a little stretch! I’ve worn it on a few interviews so far. I love that J.Crew suiting is sort of mix and match…There are 3 varieties of pants that match my Stretch Wool Blazer, and even more options for mix and match if you choose a jacket in a different material (The Super 120s, 3 button is totally on my radar!). But I realize that one suit, does not a work wardrobe make! My sister, ‘LA Law’, has a whole closet full of J.Crew, but she claims it’s because her size is always on sale, and not because she has a J.Crew card (LA Law LITERALLY bought stock in J.Crew, It’s publically traded).
I’m applying for jobs on the Hill (maybe College Prepster and I will end up neighbors!) and eagerly scouring my favorite shopping websites for more work wear! Although I LOVE the J.Crew style, a whole new wardrobe of J.Crew staples would totally break the bank! But there are LOTS of awesome retailers that are *ahem* emulating the J.Crew style!
My favorite so far has GOT to be the new Talbot’s collection. I know what youre thinking, Talbots is NOT for young ladies….But you’re wrong! The Talbot’s brand recently underwent an update and although their famous ‘Red Front Door’ can still be found in malls and shopping centers around the country, this is not your Granny’s Talbots!!
What do yall think?
This one is a dead ringer for my lovely J.Crew look… but thats ok I still love mine!!!)
Talbots.com has tons of patterns, and accommodates all sizes, Ladies’, Womens’ and Petites!! Good luck on the job hunt yall!!
(Thanks this was super fun! I’d love to do another anytime CollegePrepster will have me!)
No one will know the size of your jeans but they’ll know if they don’t fit! Struggling with my postpartum body… and just decided to go to the store and buy jeans that fit! Who knows what will happen down the road (my postpartum body always feels foreign for a while), but for now I have jeans that fit and that I feel good in. 🏻
Leave a comment with “jeans” and I’ll send you links for my outfit! 🔗
Can’t wait to fill Rory’s @petitekeep trunk with special memories and treasures 🏻 Jack’s is tucked away in his closet and every once in a while I open it up to store another item and reminisce on all the wonderful moments of his life so far. Love these keepsakes 🤍🍼👶🏼
After quite a tough pregnancy, from the first days all the way to the very end, I’m finally starting to feel like myself again! Nothing better than feeling a bit more “me.” I am trying to prioritize taking care of myself by carving out little slivers of time to do things that I enjoy… I don’t have unlimited time for hobbies, but I’ll take what I can get! I’m working on a couple of small needlepoint projects and I’m excited to start on Rory’s stocking soon🧵 🪡
My Valentine + Valentine Baby ❣️ After a very stressful start to the year, Rory’s birth felt like a bright light of hope and positivity. I’m so, so grateful for a healthy (and speedy!) delivery with Mike by my side.
(If you’re local, I switched to @madisonaveobgyn and this experience was night and day compared to my first pregnancy/delivery. I am *eternally* grateful for incredible care both during pregnancy and especially during delivery. It makes a huge difference.)