Camel, Gray, and Fanfare

Blue Print Jacket + Camel Sweater + Gray Crop Pants + Leopard Clutch

I’m in love with this old J Crew fanfare jacket! (See, I did not make up the title of this post – like *cue fanfare* LOOK at my jacket! – although truthfully,  that is how I feel whenever I see it hanging in the closet :-)). Now that I think about it, most of my clothes make me feel like doing a happy dance. A year or so ago, I took a cold, hard look at my wardrobe, really being honest with myself about how I wanted to dress and if/how each item fit into that vision. I realized how many things were just taking up space for no good reason and that many of those items I’d bought just because I thought they were too good of a deal to pass up. I still go for great deals of course (you know me!), but now I make a point to buy only things I truly love. If a piece doesn’t make me want to hug it and squeal *cue fanfare*, then back on the rack it goes. This, along with periodic closet reorganization**, has really helped me to spend less on clothes and assemble a wardrobe of pieces I love and actually wear.

** This tip is from Tia, the Chic Stay at Home Mom: In this post, she describes how cleaning out her closet helps her 1) easily see what she has and 2) realize that she doesn’t “need” to add more. It really works!

Blue Print Jacket + Camel Sweater + Gray Crop Pants + Leopard Clutch 2

Blue Print Jacket + Camel Sweater + Gray Crop Pants + Leopard Clutch 3

  • Jacket, Shirt, and Clutch: J Crew
  • Turtleneck sweater: Banana Republic
  • Pants: Juicy Couture (also in this post; absolutely one of my One Hundred)

Gray Crop Pants + Bow Shoes

  • Shoes: Seychelles


  1. I LOVE the pattern on that jacket with the contrast of the sweater!!! Soo cute!!

  2. I love your take on the fanfare jacket J&S! It looks great with the camel and grey. The pop of animal print is fab! I also agree with you on not buying clothes just because they are a great deal, but because you love them;) Great reminder today!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! J Crew additional 30% off sales are a constant test, but I’ve been consistent with only buying what I love. Happy to hear from you!

  3. I love it when you wear that jacket!! Ca-yute!!!

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