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!)
Taken on a much sunnier day ☀️🕶️ I used to think I could live somewhere gloomy and rainy, but… after this bout of clouds, downpours, and overall gloom, I’m realizing I wouldn’t last a week. #tuckernucking
I was so excited that @MyMyrtleBeach invited me to come play pickleball with them! I am obsessed with pickleball and had a blast playing at City Pickle, right here in NYC. We brushed up on the rules, practiced some dinking, and got to play a few rounds of the game– it was the perfect way to spend the day because everyone plays at the beach! #ad
I loved watching The Parent Trap growing up and still do to this day. It is one of my go-to comfort movies… There’s so much I love about it: the cast, the soundtrack, and (of course!) the wardrobe. We all have a little Annie James and a little Hallie Parker in us! I’ve always been drawn to Annie’s style, but love the carefree nature of Hallie’s. #parenttrap @nmeyers #tuckernucking
The British brand @me_andem is now available in the US! If you are on the hunt for beautifully tailored, quiet luxury pieces for your wardrobe, you have to take a peek. The clothing is the highest quality and feels designer, but since they are direct to consumer, they don’t have the typical designer markup. The brand follows what they call “The Three Fs”: flattering and functional, with wear-forever appeal with each piece they create checking all three boxes! #meandem Shop my head to toe look with @shop.ltk! https://liketk.it/4j8Hg #liketkit
I`ve been looking forward to cooler temps and fall activities.... and the outfits that go along with them! @saksoff5th is having a sitewide sale now through 9/24– save an additional 25% OFF orders $150+ with code ITSON (excluding select brands and products) The perfect time to stock up on pieces for your fall and winter wardrobe. @CollectiveVoiceHQ #ad #SaksOFF5th
Wearing vs styling an outfit with a bump! I feel so much better when I’m wearing something cute (dress well to feel well maybe?)… I’ve been fighting the temptation to wear comfy clothes while pregnant though! So far I have found blazers and cardigans an easy way to dress up my second trimester bump, especially as we enter fall.