J. Crew Love: Animal Print Shorts and Neon Boucle Tweet Jacket

Happy Day Most Stylish Friends! The majority of today's ensemble comes straight to you from my  unequivocal favorite modern day retailer.  I struggle with labeling anything as "favorite," but I think it's safe to say J. Crew has held strong to that title since I was in the 6th grade. I remember my excitement in checking the mail to discover those preppy-casual filled pages of  J. Crew, and later, a second catalog, Clifford & Wills, just waiting for me to dog ear.  As I type this, we are half way through the month of June.  Where is the summer going?  I was shocked to learn the items styled here are part of the LAST of this season's summer designs and shipments!  How can this be true??  Better hurry into the Crew! I am 100% in love with this outfit from head to toe.  

I collaborated with J. Crew South Park's personal shopper extraordinaire, Meghan Stevens, to lovingly showcase some of our favorite pieces in the collection.  Accessorizing is the way to really style an outfit all your own.  Starting with the belt and necklace, I could have gone in a few different directions with this.  Admittedly, I often times have to real in the creative freedom associated with accessorizing, but in this case I relinquished the reigns and opted to let the clothes take center stage.  I did manage to incorporate some of my favorite pieces into this classic, yet colorful and fun ensemble.

Shorts: c/o J.Crew, Jacket: c/o J.Crew, Shirt: c/o J.Crew, Purse: My Great-Grandmother's, Shoes: Michael Kors (old), but here's a pair, Sunglasses: Blinde Natural Born Thriller, also here's a less expensive pair, Necklace: old, but here's one, Earrings: old, but here's a pair I adore, Rings: Turquoise-belonged to my Grandmother, here's my fav new cocktail ring, Custom from Diamond's Direct and Tiffany, Bracelets: Stella & Dot Nugget Wrap and Renegade Cluster bracelets, J.Crew and my Grandmother's.

If you're seeking a little creative influence while shopping at J. Crew South Park, don't wait to see Meghan or any of the talented personal shoppers at J. Crew. Call 704-365-9355. Working with these ladies is so much fun.  

Adding to the fun, take 20% off the purchase of your first appointment with Meghan. Have fun, and let me know what you get!

For the love of creative collaboration, in great style, 

thank you so much for reading!  Whitley