Breaking away from black

I'm kind of obsessed with what J.Crew has been coming out with, especially their chunky costume jewelery. I got the August catalog yesterday and was very impressed with the styling. It's still got that Connecticut preppy vibe but a lot more modern and in tune with current trends. I especially loved the mixture of muted colors and neutrals, not just boring candy colored cashmere cardigans for soccer moms. It's nice to really drool over something that isn't high-end for a change.

You can't see very well, but she's wearing hot pink socks that are so cute

I felt like there was a slight nod to the Dries Van Noten Fall 09 collection, similar color palette.