Yo JCrew people,
It dawned on me a few months ago when I never came back to write the follow-up post that I'd promised that I honestly & realistically don't have the time to maintain this blog, in addition to the other one I just started, so I'm canning it. Frankly, I don't want to just blog about JCrew. I'd rather blog about fashion in general. So, get your Furious Fashionista fashion fix at my new blog, "Furious Fashion Fix." See ya over there.
Over and out,
P.S. I'll keep this blog up for a while, but then might decide to delete it at some point. Not sure just yet. Later....
Monday, November 22, 2010
Yo JCrew people,
Posted by Furious Fashionista at 11/22/2010 01:18:00 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I've decide to change the website address to http://jcrewaholicsrus.blogspot.com to distinguish it from my predecessor's (i.e., Cyberpenguin's) creation. And let's face it, that's actually the name of this blog anyhow, so it actually makes a whole lotta sense to change the URL to match the blog name. Also, some copy-cat bastard stole the "JCrewaholic" domain name (Cybepenguin actually coined the "JCrewaholics" name & created the site first), so that's yet another reason to make this site's URL unique.
I'll still keep the old http://jcrewaholic.blogspot.com up & running for those people who happen to bumble into the old address via some older links, & will include a redirect link there to bring them to the new & most current blog address.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The coins in my pocket are jangling together. There are two of them, so they can barely rub together to make any noise. More a soft, wind-chime noise than an actual jangling. Ha!
The economy's still in the crapper the last time I checked, so what I want to know is this: Who the HELL is buying the $595 Beaded bazaar shift or the $110 dollar Coral Reef tank? Probably some rich bitches that have the expendable cash and secure jobs, that's who!
Maybe when I get some cash in my pocket, I won't be so cranky anymore. :) However, I don't think I'll be pissing it away on a $110 tank. And a hideous one at that. No thanks!
These days when the JCrew catalog comes in the mail, my usual response is to chuck it into a pile. (And please note, there are several JCrew catalogs in that pile!) I might thumb through it for about 5 seconds, looking for something NEW and EXCITING that I haven't seen before (Uh, hello?!!!), but there's usually nothing these days to truly grab my attention. I don't know, the stuff just looks so... so unlike something I would want to buy. For a lack of a better word.
Maybe it's because I've just looked at one too many JCrew catalogs, but after a while, the stuff just starts to look the same. A ruffle here, a grosgrain ribbon there. It's all so... expected.
I want something exciting and unusual, but also PRETTY. A tall order perhaps, but I'm not gonna be smacking down the cash anytime soon unless JCrew can give me a little bit of that ole' JCrew magic. They were hitting their stride for a while, but frankly, I feel like they've hit a few bumps in the road -- potholes (or sinkholes!) to be exact. They are stuck in their ruffle-ly, ruched mode, and can't seem to go anywhere else. Sigh.
Maybe what I'm craving is just something other than JCrew. I guess I can't expect them to stop being their brand, but geez, give us something other than frickin' ruching and ruffles already! Also, seeing the same design templates over and over again is really starting to bore the crap out of me. I already own enough of your Jackie cardigans. Give me some other reason to buy, please!
Also, I'd really like to see some creative fashion that doesn't require spending an arm & a leg. I don't want a basic tank for $12. I want something fantastic for that $12. Please, the economy is killing me, and I've got to make the most of those $12, if you want to convince me to loosen the change from my pocket. ;)
As for the frilly, beautiful-but-costly, candy confections I do actually like on the JCrew website right now, i.e., the $285 Seraphina dress, etc., I will just sit back and sigh in heavenly bliss.
I guess a girl can still dream.
Hello there JCrewaholics,
Posted by Furious Fashionista at 4/22/2010 01:03:00 PM