j.crew's 770/behind the line + prabal gurung collection

I've confessed my love (obsession...) for J.Crew several times (here, here and here).  When I received their most recent email, I was intrigued by a small banner going across the bottom which promoted "770/Behind The Line - A glimpse behind the design: inspiration, style and musings here at 770 (AKA the home base for J.Crew)."  I clicked through and discovered that J.Crew has quietly (unless I completely missed the memo) launched a blog in March!

770/Behind The Line is
awesome—and like all things J.Crew, I love it.  Their post today was about Prabal Gurung's capsule collection for the J.Crew + CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund collaboration which launched online and in select stores today.  The results are some incredibly sleek and refined basics with remarkable details.  Here are my three favorites out of the six piece collection.

{all images via j.crew}


sale section: asos

A couple of months ago, ASOS, one of my favorite online retailers based in the U.K. launched a U.S. site offering free shipping and returns on all orders.  I was ecstatic!  They have a huge selection of apparel, shoes and accessories at reasonable prices, and even offer up brands that aren't so easy to get here in Seattle like French Connection and Reiss (along with their own in-house brand).  I also love that they carry a variety of fits—Curve, Petite and Maternity.

I've only purchased one thing since then, but with summer on its way (any day now?) I've got my eye on a few items...




i heart mother.

Happy belated Mother's Day to all of you mamas out there!  I hope you were showered with flowers, chocolates, gift cards to the spa, and of course some hugs and kisses.  I heart my mother (she's the reason behind my love for fashion and style, after all). 

I also heart MOTHER—a new denim line I discovered at Nordstrom when I had a couple of Nordie's notes set aside for a rainy day.  I had been looking for a new pair of jeans, and knew I wanted to embrace the wide-leg trend for spring in a darker wash.  When I came across this pair, it was heart at first sight.

 {image via revolveclothing.com}