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The Jenna-tics of Lyon Dressing

Hello JuiceHeads!

Today we are going to explore the Jenna-tics of Lyon Dressing! Ehhhh, say what now? At this point you are probably asking yourself…..what the hellz is that Canadian Kook on aboot now?  If you live in a van down by the river, then you may not know of the formidable Jenna Lyons, creative director of J Crew, and might I add – a freaking force of nature when it comes to style mixology. Jenna’s knack for combining dressy and casual in one amazing ensemble has J Crew cha cha chinging all the way to the bank.  She has single-handedly changed how we think about style vis-à-vie: dressing up. I think we can all agree that J crew apparel is absolutely gorgeous…..yes?  Unfortunately this gal (moi) has a real hard time swallowing the “Crews” pricing strategy, especially here in Canada.  The preppy fashion chain is charging (on average) 15% more in Canada than in the U.S. Extremely frustrating seeing as the dollar is basically at par.  This just doesn’t make sense! So with that said, I have figured out a way to achieve the J Crew aesthetic – for less. Enjoy!

The Glitter

Step 1: The Glitter
A statement sequin mini is a must have in every gals wardrobe.
This particular skirt is from French Connection.
Borrowed from my mate Shanna.
Thanks again girl!

The Woven Shirt

Step 2: The Woven Shirt
A great check woven shirt is definitely an essential basic to have in your wardrobe!
Search H&M, Old Navy, the Gap, these retailers always launch a great selection of wovens for the Fall.
I purchased this one recently at Joe Fresh for a mere $19

The Tailored Blazer

Step 3: The Tailored Blazer
A fantastic tailored wool blazer is another staple to add to your Fall wish list.
Camel is a great colour as it basically goes with everything.
Tweed, charcoal, and black are also great choices as well.
I purchased this blazer at Value Village for $5.99
On Monday the Double V is having another 50% off sale!
I believe that the U.S. stores have the same sale on September 5th.
Happy Thrifting!

The Statement Necklace

Step 4: The Statement Necklace
You don’t have to spend gobs of money to get great statement jewelry.
Forever 21 has an amazing selection of necklaces at extremely affordable prices.
I try to steer clear of purchasing anything gold from F21, as it tends to turn your skin green!
Stick to “pearl-esque” and or beaded necklaces if you can.
The F21 sea foam green necklace was paired with a “pearl” necklace from Jacob for an added pop!
Neck Partay!

The Embellishments

Make the look yours by embellishing it as you see fit!
I popped the beautiful sea foam green hue found in the necklace and the skirt with sea foam socks!
Wasn’t sure about it at first – it’s growing on me.

A pop of orange-y red lips, a chunky watch and my geeky glasses….
The look is complete!

The Finished Product

……and there you have it!
A little prep, a dash of sparkle, some sharp tailoring , and last but definitely not least – a  neck partay!
That dear JuiceHeads,  is the Jenna-tics of Lyon Dressing.

The estimated cost of this look is approximately $75.00
It did help that I was able to borrow the sequin skirt….
Isn’t that why we all have G-frens?

What do you think?

Have a wonderful day!



8 Responses
  • Angie
    August 24, 2011

    what do I think?  I think I am dead.  this is freaking perfect!  You need to put this on fabsugar immediately!

  • lexy
    August 25, 2011

    Just stumbled on your blog! Um ME OH MY YOU ARE FIERCE. You’re totally ROCKING this look. I don’t have a sequin mini and I now desperately want one! Beautiful!

    Check out mine?

  • j m
    August 25, 2011

    Just found your blog via Fabsugar and I must say I’m LOVING this! Anyone who sings the praises of J. Crew is the greatest in my book. This outfit is stunning!

    sorelle in style

  • Ellie
    August 25, 2011

    This outfit is freaking fantastic! I love how you mixed the patterns but they come together so well. Jenna Lyons is a genius, and I can’t wait to see what she unveils in NYFW this sept!


  • Carla
    August 25, 2011

    Please teach me your ways o great fashion stylist.
    This look is awesome and when I get hot long lean legs Imma rock me a mini too! haha

  • simi
    August 25, 2011

    Love the way you put them all together!

  • Youngandseamless
    August 26, 2011

    At first I was iffy about the outfit because of the conflicting patterns and what not but then when I saw the final outcome, I’M IN LOVE! TOO PERFECT! New follower :) xxAnisa

  • Anonymous
    August 26, 2011

    Oh woooow!! I adore the mix of textures and prints on this outfit – GREAT colors too!! ;)

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