Wednesday, February 17, 2010

JCrew Completely Preppy or Not So Much?

Oh J.Crew, I love you, truly I do... but darling, honestly... you're so hit and miss. Completely unreliable, and I'm not quite sure if there is another love in my life who can so completely get it right, while simultaneously be so diametrically opposite of preppy. These un-preppy looks of yours J.Crew, make me want to hide my head in the sand for the next roll out...


Recent examples:


J.Crew Jelly Shoes ("Rainy Day Ballet Flats") - what is wrong with a good ole pair of wellies?

These remind me of the shoes Smurfette wore.

J. Crew Camo? Even with a pretty name like "Blossom" the pattern still looks like something one would wear on "America's Greatest Deer Hunters."


And perhaps the grossest offense yet, Really J.Crew rolled up sweat shorts? Paired with a ruffle vest, REALLY? I'm pretty sure you can name them whatever you want, they are still rolled up sweat shorts. And for heavens sake, run a comb through that poor girls hair... 


I am now stepping off of my soap box, but please, J.Crew, darling, can we at least return to the era where we pretended to be preppy?

8 comments:

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I totally agree! I don't get JCrew's advertising right now.
On another note, I just started following you...and thank you for your encouragement on my last post!! I couldn't find an email to email you about it. But yes, let's stick behind one another! :-)

KatherineAnne said...

Thank you for posting about this! I thought that maybe I had lost my mind and forgotten what "preppy" was...thanks for letting me know I'm not alone!
xo,KA

The Wife said...

I agree! Not good looks!

lifeofadoctorswife said...

You are so spot on with this! J Crew sometimes has awesome stuff... and sometimes I am so baffled by the designs!

My husband worked at the Crew for a while, and we would laugh over the crazy patterns and designs... and then he would tell me that they'd totally flown off the shelves.

Go figure.

Scientific Housewife said...

Those flats would work well in Florida but I can't see myself wearing them

Keri said...

hahah so funny that you posted this! I used to work in the corporate offices of JCrew right out of college, and I could not agree more! Most of the time with them I either love it or hate it.

CRICKET said...

I completely hear you! But then I guess they have a wide age range to appeal to. I started wearing JCrew in High School and that was more than 20 years ago....So if a 17 year old and a 40 year old shop in the same store there a going to be some issues.

Bella Michelle said...

Ick! Camo???? at J.Crew.....who knew!!!