21 April 2009

April 21st, 2009 § 40 comments

21 April 2009, originally uploaded by academichic.


  • Blazer – J Crew
  • White Tee – J Crew
  • Jeans – BR, borrowed
  • Green Flats – BR
  • Necklace – Faces
  • Bangles – various


This week we are pushing ourselves to try out trends we might normally shy away from.  My look today is drawn form the pages of J Crew.  I often love many of the pieces in this catalog but have a hard time imaging myself styling them the way the models wear them.

J Crew Inspiration, originally uploaded by academichic.

I’ve had this blazer for a while now but have never worn it with pushed up sleeves and a white tee, but loved the way it looked in the catalog.  I am still hesitant about these oversized cuffed jeans but am trying them out.  The “boyfriend look” is one I’m having trouble getting behind for many reasons not the least of which is that I just don’t like the term!  Today I am wearing my girlfriend’s jeans which are two sizes bigger than I would normally wear but create the slouchy look that seems to be in this spring.   As S. said, the flats are still a necessity one-day-post-marathon.

scrunchy-slouchy, originally uploaded by academichic.

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§ 40 Responses to 21 April 2009"

  1. V. says:

    I usually don’t like this look, but I think it’s adorable on you!

  2. Clare says:

    Well, I think you pulled it off nicely, and I love the touches of green in your necklace and shoes! Oh, and congrats on that race, lady…I’m very impressed!

  3. Nic Ridley says:

    I LOVE this! Very J.Crew! Effortless chic.

  4. Diana says:

    I’ve felt a bit unsure of the boyfriend jean look too, but I love how it looks on you. The green accents are the perfect touch!

  5. yolio says:

    Wow, this look is for you. I think it may be my favorite look on you yet. I agree with V, I usually don’t care for the boyfriend look, but it really works on you.

    I am trying to decide what I like about it. The slouchy jeans offset the formal blazer which makes the whole look sophisticated but at ease. The necklace is my favorite part, it adds that dash of elegance and fem.

  6. Sal says:

    Really well done, lady. Too bad this isn’t your favorite look, because it’s just fantastic on you!

  7. Richard says:

    Yeah, I agree with the positive feedback above. You shouldn’t shy away from this kind of thing at all. Looks good on you.

  8. Danielle says:

    This is SO fab! Just love the jeans on you, and paired with the blazer! Love!

  9. elyse says:

    i love this on you!

  10. RubyBastille says:

    Those flats are adorable. :) I’m a fairly new reader, but I just wanted to let you know that I’m enjoying following your posts and that I’ve linked to you in my blog!

  11. Libby says:

    The green necklace adds a great kick to the outfit!

  12. Kimberly says:

    As soon as I saw the pic I thought J.Crew. You totally pulled this look off and look fantastic doing so! The green accents are so great with it also.

  13. Winona says:

    Oh my god you are a J.Crew catalog page COME TO LIFE. I think you look amazing and are totally rockin’ those girlfriend jeans.

  14. Madeline says:

    I have never thought much of the “boyfriend” (what a lame name for them) jeans, until I saw this. Well done! I love the blazer and tee too. All together, I think you more than pulled it off!

  15. Anna says:

    I HATE the term boyfriend jeans too! I also really hate wifebeater shirts. Are you three studying feminist theory, or are you feminists in your individual disciplines?

  16. Ally says:

    I love this on you – that green is a great shade on you too.

    If this were the first time I’d ever laid eyes on you and you were wearing this, I’d totally think this was your normal, typical, cool style. Looks so good.

  17. You look great. What you have to remember about models is that they are usually exceptionally tall, and may be able to pull off a look that a normal woman can’t.

  18. Penny says:

    hey!I have been reading this blog for a while and I just wanted to say that you are all extremely elegant and my God this trend is soooo good on you!It’s perfect!

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  20. admin says:

    Thanks everyone for all the great comments. I solemnly swear to NOT shy away from J Crew inspired looks anymore!!

    Anna – we do all study feminist and gender theory and are feminists within our own disciplines too!


  21. Ooh, i love it! JCrew looks are easy to spot and I love them so. I think you did a great job. It helps having the pieces to create the look. WIsh I could buy everything from their catalog. Often I just have to recycle it immediately for fear of getting sucked in. ;)

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