My office to the J.Crew Georgetown location is a 20 minute drive. The event I was attending (hosted by my friends over at The Fashionably Broke) was at 6pm. So if I left work at 5, let’s do the math… Somehow I managed to get lost, ended up in Dupont Circle, up Massachusetts Ave, and near the Embassy of Iraq- in NO WAY AT ALL CLOSE TO GEORGETOWN. Seriously.
The entire adventure, I was thinking to myself “Why in the world am I going to a J.Crew event? I am so not at all a poster child for J.Crew.” As I am getting lost even further in thought and on the road, I began to cry, and panic. At 6:10pm, the Mr. calls asking “Why haven’t you gotten there yet?” I panicked, and was almost in tears. Sweating (cause of course it was 90 million degrees out, the sun was beating on my car, and I was panicking.), I began to cry. He then advised “Just take a selfie with Natalie when you get there so I know you are okay.” Seriously, within 10 minutes, I managed to get myself to the Wisconsin Avenue mall parking garage. Thankfully, my journey was so close to over. So close, yet so far away.
Why J.Crew First Look? We know that J.Crew is totally not my style. I even went in with my Stitchfix #9 dress and denim jacket (faking it til I make it, UC in J.Crew style). It was like she knew I was frazzled, Natalie and I immediately took a selfie and sent it to the Mr. (Why? Cause the Mr. and she used to work together, and we’re all friends). but we (Natalie and I) were really on a mission.
Follow me on Twitter, and you’d have seen that I was determined to get this jumpsuit. I’d been tweeting back and forth with Natalie/Erika, and asking for help to convince the Mr. that the jumpsuit is destiny. And it was. See for yourself.
Seriously. How did the Mr. not think it was a good idea to own one of these? The linen cotton blend is amazing, the waistband is not too high, not too low, just right. The pattern is very fun- totally not at all “Clare at J.Crew” and had I not told you it was from there, I feel as though I am not at all in a J. Crew piece. Remember, I banned myself from shopping there due to overly preppy, patterned, expensive “so not my style” pieces. And it only took one invite (and a box of coffee) from Natalie to convince me to try it again…
How comfy? Like pajamas. Like this should be illegal to wear out in public. So easy to wear. Not so easy to slip on and off- don’t plan on drinking a lot of water when wearing this. I may nor may not have asked a random stranger in a rest stop restroom to help me start unzipping the zipper for me…not easy, but that’s a minor oversight. Still, the suit is so comfy, so fun, and so easy, and although the print is super busy, actually, flattering.
I was highly reluctant to try this jumpsuit trend. But with a little help from my friends and a lot of coaxing the Mr., we are on the right track to stay trending and super amazingly awesome all summer long. Be prepared, this outfit will more than likely repeat numerous times this summer…
What’s one summer trend you are reluctant to try? Have you even considered trying it?
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