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Ugly Dollies + Shiny Ponies

I have expressed my love of Jenna Lyons and her creative eye numerous times here. I find that anytime they turn the camera on her the passion she has and love for what she does just radiates. Yet another fantastic example of this is in the new video J Crew released this morning called “Shiny Ponies.”

Between leopard being a “neutral” and proclaiming that when she throws on a silver, 5-inch pump and all of a sudden she feels prettier; I love her honest passion about not only shoes, but the ones they make as a brand.

What do you think? Do you have certain shoes that make you feel empowered or put an extra spring in your step? I sure do. Maybe even my fully golden glitter mary-jane pumps I picked up on sale at their store to celebrate finally selling my car…

“There’s a sense of sparkle in a shoe… and I don’t mean sequins.” – Jenna Lyons

Spring Fever!

Shorts BDG from Urban Outfitters $39, Cap Toe Heels from Zara $89.90, Silk top from J Crew $198, Leather Shopper from Zara $79.90, Kate Spade “Meet Your Match” Bangle from katespade.com $58, Necklace from Modcloth $12.99, Floral Top from Modcloth $37.99

With hints of spring showing up in Portland, I can’t help but have a wandering eye at all things Spring. So with that, here is my round up of the things I am lusting over to round out my Spring wardrobe. My absolute favorite jean shorts, the shocking pink silk blouse I have been obsessing over at J Crew,  a great floral, and the perfect mint pumps with a metal cap toe… all on a nice friendly budget.

Happy Friday lovelies, have a fantastic weekend!



I stumbled upon the new shots for J Crew Spring 2012 collection thanks to being tipped off by Glitter Guide in my inbox this morning. I love the range of color they are offering and that they work in such great scales together. You could just roll around in the store and come out looking adorable no matter what. Might be making a pit stop down there this weekend…


The Color of Style

For quite awhile now I have been drawn to J Crew’s styling like a moth to a brightly colored, layery, sometimes-sequined-flame. It’s also not unknown that Jenna Lyons is behind most of the gorgeous styling and design over there. They started “Jenna’s Picks” awhile back (which I have even reblogged on here a few times) and it started a cult following of not only her closet and covetable items, but the designer herself.

Her style is such a smart mix of high-to-low, as well as just wearable items that make you feel gorgeous in your own skin. I remember seeing her at the Kimberly Ovitz show in New York last Spring and seeing first hand what a presence she has, and yet, how effortless it really was.

New York Mag did a great article on her for their Fall issue, and you can find it online here. A great read about her journey with J Crew, and I can’t even handle how cute her little man is! When big companies can start to feel cold and corporate, she is a breath of fresh air as a face of the brand. Check it out!

[Photos from nymag.com]