Broke-Ass Tag: J.Crew


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Happy Friday, BABs! You know how much we love a solid wedding dress around here, and while we’re still on the fence about rompers (though they look super cute on some) we are definitely on board with wedding pants options. After digging through the archives and realizing we, um, haven’t really covered wedding pants, I figured it was high time we had a Five for Friday dedicated to the sophisticated, sleek and super chic option for your nuptials. Not everyone is a dress person — hell, I’m barely a dress person, but man do I love wedding dresses — and there are some amazingly stunning pants options out there for those ladies.

Black Halo Jackie Jumpsuit

Black Halo Jackie Jumpsuit, $390 from ShopBop
J Crew Lace Pants
Floral Lace Pant, $450 from J. Crewbhldn-aurore-jumpsuit
Aurore Jumpsuit, $300 from BHLDNdessy-marlowe-tuxedo
Marlowe Tuxedo Jacket, $275 and Marlowe Tuxedo Pant, $125 from DessyBHLDN Lola JumpsuiteLola Jumpsit, $220 from BHLDN

Would you opt for pants on your wedding day? Or are you a die-hard dress person? Tell us in the comments below!

  • 9/1

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    Suit shopping is hard — take it from someone who shops A LOT. Let’s just get rid of the suits for work and wear T-shirts and jeans forever, #amirite? Well, certain occasions call for a fancy suit and a wedding is one of them. Whether your a groom, a groomsman or just need an inexpensive suit, the list below is just for you. Pick your style, pick your suit. Simple as that.

    The Guy You Always Trust
    Bonobo Foundation Suit

    Bonobos Foundation Cotton Suit, $450

    He always shows up on time. He remembers all your stories. And you’re not sure you’ve ever seen him lose his cool. He’s so put together, when he puts on a simple navy suit he looks better and more comfortable in it than most people do in pajamas. This is the most versatile option for just about any wedding or occasion. The details: Breathable 100% cotton in four color options with traditional notch lapels

    The Collegiate
    J Crew Ludlow wool suit

    J. Crew Ludlow Tweed Suit, $425

    Hey Smarty Pants. When someone asks about your outfit, just say, “Oh, this? It’s just my Donegal tweed suit. No big.” They’ll immediately wonder what your doctorate was in at Yale and where you’re hiding the Oxford Dictionary. This is a great one for rustic weddings or something between formal and informal. The details: Wool tweed, so best in the cooler months, and comes in three colors.

    Laid-back Jack

    Dessy Khaki Suit

    Classic Summer Suit by After Six at Dessy, $159

    This guy doesn’t even know what Xanax is. One time he took a melatonin to sleep on his plane ride to that one tiny exotic island you’ve never heard of. He invited you to go skydiving once — yeah right, dude. Just like that guy, this suit is at home on the beach or basking in the summer sun. The details: Khaki cotton. It’s a pretty classic fit, though it might be cut a little slim in the jacket. Avoid the flip flops, just this once (except in the sand).

    That Slick Motherfucker
    Combatant Gentlemen slim suit

    Combatant Gentleman, $160

    He wears a suit everyday because, you know, that’s what everyone does, right? People see him at work, on the street, at that really cool cafe and think, “Damn, he’s really got it together.” And this guy is smart, too, because this suit is appropriate for pretty much any occasion, all year long. Bonus, it’s hella inexpensive. The details: 100% Italian wool, cut in a slim fit. Pick your choice of 24 freaking colors and style options.


    Men's Wearhouse Three Piece Suit

    Men’s Wearhouse Pronto Uomo Platinum Black Pinstripe Suit, $399

    This guy is smooth AF. Like, they should just put this suit in the dictionary under the word “charm.” 50 Shades of Grey much? This suit needs no bondage accessories to look and feel sexy — it just IS. That’s how it goes with a three-piece suit, you look good no matter what. Add a pocket square or a lapel pin to be real pimp. The details: Comes in five dark shades of 100% wool. Notch lapel and side vent features.

    What kind of suit personality matches your favorite fella?

  • 2/19


    Hello my lovely BABs! Are there any Bostonians out there? I don't know whether to be thankful the midwest hasn't seen THAT much snow, or jelly because of how much fun yous guys are having. I mean, snow tunnels to get to work?! Sledding off roofs? C'mon, can it be that bad? OK, I know snow sucks but at least you're having fun with it,…

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    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

    Hello my BAB's! BHLDN strikes for a 3rd time since I started writing this column. Don't worry, though, in this case 3 strikes doesn't mean you're out. We love you too much here! I am not surprised one bit either. They always have a super stunning collection of gowns from some totally amazing designers. This week we're helping Katie get over a WTOO by Watters…

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    What up, BABs?! This week we are helping yet another lovely, bride-to-be, Lauren find the perfect dress. Yay! Something about Amsale's "Harbor" dress spoke to her and she has fallen in love. The almost $5,000 price tag, however, is NOT so lovable. I fell in love with Amsale myself a few years ago when I watched an episode of "Brothers & Sisters" where Rachel Griffiths'…

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  • 8/28

    Hello, BAB's! How y'all doin'? This week we're helping KAYlin get over BHLDN's KAYleigh (I had to).  When I first saw the dress I was like, "Grecian Goddess." I know it's been a while with all the amazing requests coming in, so I hope you're out there, girl. Kayleigh wrote in saying:  "Help me BABs, you're my only hope! I fell in love with the…

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    I asked, you answered and here you go! I put out a Facebook call the other day to see which deal categories would get you stoked on this Fourth of July Ten for the Weekend, and home decor was the answer! So I found a nice balance between home and fashion, so both you and your abode can look like your hottest selves without breaking the bank!…

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    Hey, BABs! Happy Independence Day eve! With holiday staring us down, our Can't Afford It? Get Over It! guru Elaine was booted out the door early by yours truly to enjoy her weekend. So, in lieu of her amazingly accurate CAI/GOIs, I'm bringing back one of our most popular posts in the column, featuring not one but TWO different gowns to get over. Keep in…

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  • 5/30

    It's that time again, dolls! I've scoured the far reaches of the Interwebz for deals and discounts to help you shop a little easier this weekend. Me? Oh, I'm going to relax with some watermelon juice and hopefully a pool. xoxo! I don't know about you, but having fancy stationery always makes me want to actually want to send letters so I can show it off. Paper…

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