Friday, July 25, 2014

American Made Jewelry at J.Crew

Hello, my name is Heidi, and I'm a former J.Crew addict. Chances are if you wanted to know where I bought something I was wearing in college the answer was J.Crew. I used to leave room in my suitcase and money in my wallet just to stop at the Hagerstown Outlets on my way to and from school. That was back when the outlets weren't the Factory stores and actually had last season's "real" J.Crew pieces. Yes, I'm that old. 

My grandmother, aunt, and even the hubs further helped fuel this addiction. J.Crew became my defacto brand to pick up dresses for sorority teas and weddings. Then, I suggested my bridesmaids wear J.Crew for my wedding and they were happy to oblige. Of course the groomsmen needed new ties and J.Crew happened to be the only store visited for that purchase.

The final straw cementing my addiction was when I talked my own beloved sister out of pink bridesmaid dresses and into black cocktail dresses from you guessed it - J. Crew. "We can add pink sashes to them!"

Yes, I've gone to J.Crew at midnight to shop Black Friday Sales. Been there done that.

However, when I started to buy only American made clothes I had to give up my J.Crew addiction because as much as I loved them, the little "made in China" tags on everything including my cashmere sweaters was really started to wear on me. J.Crew and I were done professionally.

Last week one of my favorite stores, Catbird, sent out an email blast that they were doing a collaboration with J.Crew. Of course I had to check that out. Sure enough, while perusing the J.Crew website I found a few other gorgeous gems from other American made designers - Maya Brenner, Miansai, Jennifer Fisher, Mociun, BRVTVS, Lulu Frost (not every piece is made in America, check the description).

Thanks J.Crew for bringing me back to you. Now, please add a MADE IN THE USA section to your women's collection and we'll be good to go.

Which jewelry piece is your favorite? Those Catbird Diamond Elfin studs just might make me an everyday earring wearing type person because they're that good!


  1. Well, you know I love my stuff from Catbird. Can't you just imagine Jenna going bananas there? Well done, J.Crew.

  2. I also have a long lasting love affair with J.Crew... and to now know it's American made too- that's what I call Eco Chic and Fabulous!!

  3. lovely blog :)

  4. Love, love, love Catbird!!! So excited to see them at J Crew now, too :)

    PS—loved your input to last night's #glamfamchat!

    Blonde in this City

  5. I love the star pendant