August 28, 2012

Sponsored Post: Swirl App Review and $50 J. Crew Giveaway!

Do you remember the days where shopping was no big deal?  The days where you'd wander in and out of local boutiques on a weekend, maybe pop over to the mall after work one night?  Sound familiar?  Obviously, these were the days before running toddlers, whining preschoolers, and crazy-hungry, MILK NOW, MUM babies.

As you can imagine, I do a lot of online shopping these days.  

But the downside to online shopping is, invariably, the surprises.  Fabric that's too sheer, a fit that's just weird, or – even worse – a shoe that's uncomfortable.  Online shoe shopping is the worst.  I can look at reviews all night long, but there's really no substitute for trying something on.  (Which is why my Zappos orders tend to be $2000 worth of merchandise, even for a $100 pair of shoes. Everything else gets sent back.)

So I was intrigued when Swirl asked us to do a review of their iPhone shopping app.  This app blends the art of online shopping with the in-store try-before-you-buy experience. 

Here's an example:

Based on extensive internet research (and some store visits several months back), I know that Abercrombie & Fitch has the best destroyed skinny jeans on the market. (I stand by this Mamas – I challenge you to find a better pair!  These are the perfect old-denim blue, not too destroyed, have a good bum, and come in a higher rise.  LOVE.)

Ok.  So I know I love these jeans, and want to add them to my Fall shopping list.  I could Pin them (that's what I usually do)…but instead I tried Swirl's app.

First I "clipped" them from my computer using Swirl's Clip To Swirl bookmark button (find it here):

Swirlclip

From there, I was able to specify which "collection" I'd like to add the jeans to.  I added them to my "Weekend Style" collection.  Here's how it looks in my iPhone….

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…and here's my Weekend Style Collection:

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But here's the thing!  Swirl actually tracks offers, coupons and deals for the stores that you are interested in.  And guess what?  

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Oh, baby.  Since Swirl notifies you when your clipped items drop in price…I found that these jeans are actually half off. 

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Nice, right?  But click on the little Info icon (the i), and you get this information:

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And since I'm not driving out to King of Prussia with two kids just to see if they have my size in stock…you can simply call the store to verify.

Or at this point, since I've already tried them on, I could just order online.  But seriously!  Half off!  Score.

I'm also loving their Browse Popular Clips feature. It's dangerous, though.  Did you notice that one of my  collections is named, "Want But Can't Have"?  

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Yeah. Everything on there starts at like $600.  I created it in the (vain) hope that they might go on sale for 95% off.  You know.  Just in case.  Cause if it happens, Swirl will tell me

Obviously, I'm loving the wedge sneaker.  Don't judge.  I so love those stupid shoes. 

In any case, using their Browse Popular Clips page, I happened upon a pair of affordable wedge sneakers.  And yay!  Swirl found me the store.  (You can see the sneaks right below the words "My Clips").

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I've also been using my Swirl app as a way to manage horrific in-store shopping experiences.  (Forever 21, I'm talkin' bout you!)  There's nothing worse than digging through racks at Forever 21.  And while I don't think the 13 year olds who work there will willing look up anything for me via a phone call, at least I can go into the store armed with a list.  

Specifically, this list:

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Lastly, see that Offers page?  When you click it, you get a whole list of store offers:

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Just in time for Fall shopping.

You can download your Swirl app in the iPhone store

Speaking of which…want a $50 gift card to J.Crew?  Leave us a comment telling us how you'd spend your J.Crew gift cert (hmmm…and I might clip your finds to my Swirl).   The winner will be chosen at random.  The giveaway will close on Tuesday, September 4th at 10PM EST.

Gang, this was a sponsored post, meaning we were paid to write it, but all thoughts and opinions are our own.  Always.  And we'd never write about something we didn't LOVE.

xo,

S

 *****The Giveaway is now closed********

Congrats to Tamara of GlowingColor, the winner of the $50 J.Crew giftcard!

 

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  • Whitney
    August 28, 2012

    How would I spend $50 bucks at JCrew?
    Quickly, in about five seconds.
    But seriously, the outlet is looking mighty tempting these days and they have some gorgeous (interesting) sweaters.

  • Mami2jcn
    August 28, 2012

    I would get some fall boots!

  • Tracy
    August 28, 2012

    Oh man I would love to win! I’m pregnant so probably would use it to buy some accessories that make me feel more stylish lol. The Swirl app looks awesome!

  • Michelle V
    August 28, 2012

    Id buy myself a brand new postpartum one piece swimming suit from JCrew!

  • Megan
    August 28, 2012

    Cool app!
    Ever since your last post I’ve been thinking of the j crew flannel you posted, so I’d likely use it toward that… Though the sweatshirt in houndstooth or stripes also caught me eye! Thanks! :)

  • erin lewis
    August 28, 2012

    Tshirts!

  • Ilana Chlebowski
    August 28, 2012

    i would buy some vintage cotton tshirts from jcrew!

  • Robin L.
    August 28, 2012

    Updated sweatshirt, for sure.

  • fran
    August 28, 2012

    Maybe the 4″ chino shorts that are on sale.

  • Sarah S.
    August 28, 2012

    I would love to get one of their chambray tops or a cute plaid long sleeve shirt!

  • Axon Parker
    August 28, 2012

    Tortoise button sweatshirt! Or maybe some plaid or chambray….

  • Jen
    August 28, 2012

    J Crew jewelry!!!! Swoon!

  • Kate
    August 28, 2012

    either some of their fantastic jewelry, or a nice sweater for the fall!

  • Emily
    August 28, 2012

    $50 at J Crew? I would use it to start my post partum/never getting pregnant again/nursing friendly but not “nursing” tops wardrobe. Which needs help. serious help.

  • Erin
    August 28, 2012

    Probably some vintage tshirts or maybe I would splurge and use it towards a new sweater!

  • Katie
    August 28, 2012

    Mama needs a new pair of ballet flats in Poppy:
    http://m.jcrew.com/img?url=http%3A%2F%2Fs7.jcrew.com%2Fis%2Fimage%2Fjcrew%2F36243_RD5790%3F%24pdp_fs418%24&ttl=1d&pt
    (And by need, I mean to add to my already ridiculous collection.)

  • Kathy
    August 28, 2012

    Put it towards some leopard flats!

  • Bre
    August 28, 2012

    The Peter Pan Collar tee

  • Katherine
    August 28, 2012

    Would get the denim shorts that are on sale.

  • Shelly
    August 28, 2012

    This is easy, because I’ve been obsessed with this item. It would go towards the accordion pleat top, in black seen here:
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/tanksandcamis/PRDOVR~97869/97869.jsp
    I can see it with a pair of ankle length skinny jeans or a bright pencil skirt.

  • Andrea Jay
    August 28, 2012

    silk swirl all the way. i love the black peri one. love.

  • Holly
    August 28, 2012

    Tough choice! I’ve got my eye on a cashmere popover hoody!

  • Karoline
    August 28, 2012

    I would have to put it toward a new Fall sweater, for sure!

  • Amy
    August 28, 2012

    Button ups, for sure!

  • Annie
    August 28, 2012

    Well, I saw the PLAY COMME DES GARÇONS® STRIPE SWEATER and fell in love until I saw the price. :( I’m also really digging the OXFORD BOY SHIRT IN POLKA DOT. What do you think?

  • Grace in TN
    August 28, 2012

    I would definitely go for the Peter pan collar t shirt!

  • Rach
    August 28, 2012

    Eyeing on that statement necklace!

  • Lindsey
    August 28, 2012

    I’d use it for one of the things I had to weed out last week in my order to stay under my $200 limit! Oh to limit it to one thing would probably lead me to spend more, though I could tell my hubby that package at the door wasn’t all my fault! I love their dresses!

  • ONE little MOMMA
    August 28, 2012

    Thanks for the heads up on the app. I’d likely put it towards the Peter Pan collar tee or a few tissue tees.

  • Annika
    August 28, 2012

    I am loving the jewelry.

  • Denise
    August 28, 2012

    Shirts and jewelry!

  • Jania
    August 28, 2012

    The boy shirt in red plaid!

  • Crystal
    August 28, 2012

    Love the Peter pan collar tee or of course some chambray!

  • Catherine
    August 28, 2012

    I would get some new tees – I love their basics like this:
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/knitstees/longsleevetees/PRDOVR~18098/18098.jsp
    Colors! :)

  • Amy
    August 28, 2012

    sweater, sweater, SWEATER!!!! :)

  • Kimberly L
    August 28, 2012

    I would use it to get myself a cozy flannel staple! BTW, I installed the Clip to Swirl bookmark, but can’t get it to work.

  • Alyssa
    August 29, 2012

    I would use it on some new sweaters. I love them, and I can’t get enough of the ones J. Crew has!

  • Kristin Ward
    August 29, 2012

    I would use it towards some new jeans. Back to pre-baby weight and ready to shop!

  • Michelle H.
    August 29, 2012

    I covet the Merino V-Neck Sweater in heather gray which would go perfect with my gry cords and black boots for winter and it’s on sale for $49.99.

  • Prea
    August 29, 2012

    I would get a flannel as a fall must have!

  • Ashley E
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy 2 Tissue long-sleeve V-neck tees. they’re a wardrobe staple for me

  • Amy
    August 29, 2012

    sweater! no, no, no… boots! no, no, no… skirt! no, no, no…a fedora! :)

  • JAL
    August 29, 2012

    Something from your last Starter Mom-Drobe post — I realized I need everything! Probably starting with an interesting sweater.

  • Katie
    August 29, 2012

    Swirl sounds awesome! I’d spend my $50 on a Jackie-style cardi, I desperately need one.

  • Rachel
    August 29, 2012

    $50 at J Crew? That’s a hard one, but I loved that flannel shirt you pictured yesterday and I must have a chambray or denim shirt. Would also love some colored denim…a reddish color, I think!

  • Jill Simon
    August 29, 2012

    The matchstick cords in burnished terracotta. Oh, how I am coveting thee…..
    With some booties and a flanel shirt.
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/NewArrivals/pants/PRDOVR~95977/95977.jsp

  • Danielle C.
    August 29, 2012

    a bib necklace!! i have been wanting one forever now!

  • Grace
    August 29, 2012

    cardigans cardigans cardigans —- for maternity and postpartum wear!!
    love the looks of the app!!!

  • Kate E
    August 29, 2012

    Jewelry!

  • Njklhoward
    August 29, 2012

    Thanks for the tip on the Swirl app. (And the A&F skinny jeans!)
    As far as what I’d use a JCrew gift card towards… one word… cashmere!

  • Terri
    August 29, 2012

    the sweatshirt w/ tortoise buttons you featured yesterday. sorry no capital letters, there’s a wee babe on my lap.

  • Carly H
    August 29, 2012

    Going to have to check out the AF skinny jeans…thanks! I would be getting a striped pullover sweater from jcrew for this fall…cashmere would be my dream!!

  • Heather
    August 29, 2012

    Cute tees!

  • Kate L.
    August 29, 2012

    I’m loving all the polka dots they’ve got happening this year, so it would be a tight contest between the scarf and the clutch. Waaaaant.

  • Bobbisa
    August 29, 2012

    I would put it towards t-shirts or Jewelry, or maye Dream of a Cashmere sweater!! OOHH

  • Karen
    August 29, 2012

    I would get a new fall sweater – so excited for cold weather after this hot hot summer!

  • Holly Hanna
    August 29, 2012

    I am in dire need of some new accessories. I was a statement necklace kinda girl, but now there’s this baby that keeps ripping them off. Maybe it’s time for some belts?

  • Charissa Stamm
    August 29, 2012

    Tortoise Button Sweatshirt!!!!

  • Amanda
    August 29, 2012

    I’d put the gift card towards a cashmere sweater. Love their colors.

  • Christina
    August 29, 2012

    THANK YOU! I just scored new jeans, half off :) I hope I chose the right size b/c I haven’t been in an A&F in years. This app sounds amazing. I’ll have to start working on that. Hmm. JCrew. I think I’d choose a new sweater for fall. I’ve been eyeing a few already.

  • Eliza
    August 29, 2012

    I think I would buy a few of their tissue thin turtlenecks to get the fall wardrobe basiscs under way.
    Or maybe something fun instead!

  • Camilla
    August 29, 2012

    This is not hard at all. I would use it to decrease the cost of the Metro coat in retro jade: http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/outerwear/wool/PRDOVR~49622/49622.jsp

  • Melissa
    August 29, 2012

    Love J. Crew! I would put the $50 toward a short-sleeve cashmere T. I’m dying to wear it in the fall over a tailored shirt.

  • Rachael J
    August 29, 2012

    JCrew has some fabulous blazers I want but can’t justify. Maybe with a gift card (and a sale?)?

  • Smitha
    August 29, 2012

    I would use the gift card to purchase the gold pave bracelet that I want so badly!

  • Anne
    August 29, 2012

    1/5 of their oh so yummy cashmere sweatshirt!

  • Stacy
    August 29, 2012

    Ok, that’s a pretty sweet app.
    I think I’d finally take the plunge and get a cashmere T. Either that or I’d get the tippi colorblock sweater I’ve been eyeing up.

  • Jennifer Sword
    August 29, 2012

    Jewelry!

  • Crunchy Con Mommy
    August 29, 2012

    I’d be torn-J Crew is really more my SIL’s style than mine so it would be the perfect Christmas present for her! But probably I’d spend it myself on cute stuff-I really need belts, and looks like I could get a couple of clearance ones with $50. And a pair of pink espadrilles.
    Also, this is probably an indication that it is too early in the morning for reading comprehension for me, but is it a paid or free app??

  • Samantha
    August 29, 2012

    That Peter Pan Collar tee is calling my name! The Swirl app is a stroke of genius. Thanks for featuring it. I’m downloading it now:)

  • Alice
    August 29, 2012

    $50 a jcrew? A sock maybe?
    Seriously though – probably a Tippi sweater – they are SO versatile.

  • Kirstin
    August 29, 2012

    $$ at J.Crew? Hmmm… Cozy sweater, and maybe another pair of colorful shorts (just ruined one of my favorite pairs… boo!)

  • Carrie
    August 29, 2012

    I would use it toward a great cashmere cardigan – would never get one otherwise!

  • Emily
    August 29, 2012

    What wouldn’t I get at jcrew? Probably a fab “grown up” purse…

  • Cynthia Maxey
    August 29, 2012

    J Crew Cashmere! it would be so wonderful to use the $50 for a beautiful new sweater in a gorgeous color and expand beyond the same three black cashmere sweaters I have been rocking for more than a decade (a v-neck, a cardigan, and a short sleeve. I’m a SF Bay Area Momma, cashmere sweaters are worn year round!

  • Rachel Starr
    August 29, 2012

    oh man, $50 at J.Crew? i would have to buy one of their insanely cute & colorful sweaters. love me a J.Crew sweater for fall…

  • Kelly M.
    August 29, 2012

    Interesting app. I’ll have to check it out!
    As for JCREW – i’m loving their sweaters and shirts along the lines of their Liberty perfect shirt in Margaret Annie.

  • Megan
    August 29, 2012

    I must know more about these jeans…. How does the sizing run? Considering dragging 4 kids to the mall to try them on. Eek!

  • Marie
    August 29, 2012

    I’d use it to buy anything pretty that distracts from my growing pregnant belly!

  • Lindsay-Jean
    August 29, 2012

    After losing my baby weight (and then some), I’m swimming in all of my shorts, so I’d hit up the sale section and pick up a couple of pairs to be ready for next summer!

  • Melissa T.
    August 29, 2012

    I would use it to buy some COLOR! Man does my neutral Fall wardrobe need it!

  • Emily
    August 29, 2012

    I would definitely spend $50 on a great new sweater for fall.

  • Laura B.
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy myself one fall colored postpartum sweater (that I can nurse in of course!) or another pair of Mini pants. Man, those pants are magic.

  • Katherine K
    August 29, 2012

    With a brand new baby, I desperately need to expand my professional wardrobe to accommodate nursing and pumping … I thought the navy and peach “Polly Popover in Silk Screened Dot” would be cute both with shorts at home, and under a blazer for more casual days at work.

  • Christine
    August 29, 2012

    I NEED some matchstick cords and CASHMERE!!! (btw, S, was one of your Swirl collections maternity wear?!?!?)

  • Jess
    August 29, 2012

    It would be a toss up between a nice cardigan and something in seersucker. I just love seersucker so much!

  • Alaine
    August 29, 2012

    I’d buy some new dress pants!
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  • Kimberly
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy a pair of jeans. I love J. Crew jeans and I’ve just lost some weight so I need a new pair!

  • Juliana B
    August 29, 2012

    Probably put it toward the classic shirtdress or the draped skirt in navy.

  • Brooke
    August 29, 2012

    I’d put the $50 towards a classic merino cardigan.
    Not sure which color, but I’ve been wanting one for a long time!

  • Meridith
    August 29, 2012

    I’d put it towards the oversized merino sweater…
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sweaters/vnecksandhenleys/PRDOVR~95622/95622.jsp

  • KAS
    August 29, 2012

    Swimsuit, blazer, sweater, jeans! Hard to choose but easy to spend! LOVE J. Crew.

  • Charyl
    August 29, 2012

    Western Chambray shirt I’ve had my eye one all summer…yes, please.

  • Sara Harms
    August 29, 2012

    Ballet Flats, for sure! J. Crew has the best, most comfy ballet flats…they have soft, but strong, leather uppers which never leave blisters on my feet like other cheaper pairs (Old Navy, I’m talkin’ to you!). BUT they ain’t cheap! So a $50 gift card would go a looooong way!!!! Fingers crossed =)

  • Cheri
    August 29, 2012

    I would put it towards the Downtown Field Jacket. http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/outerwear/cottonanddenim/PRDOVR~19034/19034.jsp
    From your starter mom-drobe you suggested a denim jacket. I’ve been desperately wanting to like jean jackets for the past 22 years ( since I was 10). I just can’t do it. BUT I feel like that cool jacket from J Crew in blue would stand in nicely. I could wear it to visit the Pumpkin Patch with my husband and 4 boys this fall. I could wear it with a cute dress, leggings, and my Hunter rain boots to one of my boys soccer games.
    Thank you for all you do! Your website has been one of my favorite finds of 2012!!!

  • Shazia
    August 29, 2012

    I would go for something from the moms robe basics… Losing weight finally and would like to get something that will fit :))
    Shazia

  • Calli
    August 29, 2012

    I would get a nice dress for my new job!

  • Colleen
    August 29, 2012

    I’d spend that $50 QUICKLY and then throw in about $200 of my own for sweaters and fall t-s – not to mention their ridiculous jewelry….drooling…

  • Vicki
    August 29, 2012

    My birthday’s next week, pick me! I would get a new pair of jeans.

  • Jesse Cingel
    August 29, 2012

    I’d use the $50 gift card to replace the perfect merino wool sweatshirt sweater that I shrunk this spring.
    As for swirl, looks like fun, but I already spend way too much time online shopping!

  • Margaret H
    August 29, 2012

    I am looking at the Cece ballet flats and the tippi sweater with polka dots.

  • Leslie Gearhart
    August 29, 2012

    J Crew! I’d spend the gift on some great, fall-colored skinnies!

  • nopinkhere
    August 29, 2012

    Given that plus-size and J. Crew do not go together, I’d get stuff for my kids. I’d ask my son if he’d like some of their bright pants (sun-faded chinos or slim-fit bright jeans). My daughter has decided she likes skirts not dresses (guess which she doesn’t have many of), so maybe a cupcake skirt for her.

  • Morgan
    August 29, 2012

    Swirl app looks pretty fabulous!
    If I won the Jcrew giftcard I’d raid the sale section and get as much bang for my buck as I possibly could. I freaking love Jcrew like nobodies business!!!

  • Kristen
    August 29, 2012

    Ooooh, the updated sweatshirt for me!! And maybe some new flats. Or new tees, that are nice and long… SO many great choices! Cool app, too, glad you shared!

  • Katherine
    August 29, 2012

    Don’t judge but I really want this sweater (I have 2 pet chickens and love that the hen on the black sweater looks like my Priscilla) http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sweaters/crewnecks/PRDOVR~14492/14492.jsp

  • Jess Edwards
    August 29, 2012

    I would either put it towards some new fall boots or stock up on some of the great basics that are on sale.

  • Gen
    August 29, 2012

    I’d spend $50 at JCrew on a comfortable, cozy fall sweater.

  • Callie
    August 29, 2012

    I just started a new job. One that requires a suit everyday. Ugh. So I’d use it on work clothes. Towards a new not too boring suit specifically.
    Callie(dot)a(dot)lloyd(at)gmail

  • Mary
    August 29, 2012

    I too would get some jewelry at JCrew!

  • Amy Vullo
    August 29, 2012

    Cool! I’d get started on my mom-drobe now that I’m roughly back in pre-preg shape…nevermind that my son is 15 months!

  • Molly
    August 29, 2012

    Bubble necklace, fo sho!

  • Christine
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy their chambray shirt! classic, timeless and versatile.

  • Suzanne S
    August 29, 2012

    I would spend it on something red!

  • KellyC
    August 29, 2012

    Tortoise button sweatshirt in melon!

  • Sarah
    August 29, 2012

    I’d put it towards a soft blazer or sweater since I can wear it all through pregnancy and beyond,
    Love the app, but not sure my wallet would, lol.

  • J.
    August 29, 2012

    As a total patterns girl, I need some basics! I would love to get a simple classic like one of their chambray shirts or a denim jacket.

  • Meera
    August 29, 2012

    t-shirts and fall boots!

  • Emily McKeever
    August 29, 2012

    On some comfy, cozy, fall-y sweater. After the heat this summer I’m so ready for fall clothes!!!

  • Amiee
    August 29, 2012

    Necklace! Definitely. Or some colored denim… Or…

  • jessica long
    August 29, 2012

    Ahhh JCrew. I would use the gift card towards one of their sweaters, maybe the stripe colorblock one I have been checking out.

  • Shana
    August 29, 2012

    A nice pullover sweater!

  • Katie @ Pop Culture Cuisine
    August 29, 2012

    I heart J. Crew in a big way, but I’ve been dying to get a cute and comfy, yet fashiony sweatshirt for when I just need to throw something on and head out with my daughter!

  • Laura
    August 29, 2012

    Cardigans. I have kind of a cardigan problem. *blushes*

  • Stephanie
    August 29, 2012

    I would spend quickly. Maybe a new shirt, jeans or some fun jewelry.

  • emilie
    August 29, 2012

    i currently have the polka dot sweater and the city mini skirt in orange in my cart. i’d have to choose!!

  • Rebe G.
    August 29, 2012

    I’m in love with their navy velvet blazer. And having recently lost 40 lbs of extra love from my 2 babies, well I can finally fit into JCrew again! Yay!!

  • Ali
    August 29, 2012

    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/blazers/schoolboy/PRDOVR~28233/28233.jsp Love this look! My new mom-body needs some quality pieces now that the figure of youth has…er, shifted. “I’ve had this since highschool” is no longer a good thing.

  • Maggie
    August 29, 2012

    As much as I would love to buy myself about 100 things they have for women, I would spend the $50 on these shirts for my seven year-old son:
    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Navigation/Sale/AllProducts/PRDOVR~50704/99102768986/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~~0~90~all~mode+matchallany~~
    They are the ONLY collared shirts he’ll wear because they are incredibly soft like a t-shirt, the collar doesn’t ride up on his neck, and the colors they have are cool. Let’s face it, you can shop anywhere for girls’ clothes and she’ll look pretty cute. But I am very picky about boys clothes. Either they are too sporty (with footballs, baseball bats, etc on them), too babyish, or they are covered in skulls and crossbones, guitars, etc. I just want my little man to look good and feel good in his “handsome shirts” when he needs to wear them. Thanks to crewcuts, he can.

  • Sarah Wilper
    August 29, 2012

    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/jcrewweekend/tops/PRDOVR~11085/11085.jsp
    I am IN LOVE with this hoodie. It’s in J Crew’s fall look book.
    That swirl app makes me want to get an iphone!

  • Jamie
    August 29, 2012

    I’m ready to take the plunge on a nice JCrew cashmere sweater and $50 might help ease the price tag pain!!! :)

  • Maegan
    August 29, 2012

    I love the mcallister wedge, I would use it to help me buy those. Thanks

  • Allison Huett
    August 29, 2012

    I would loooooove a gift card to J Crew in any amount since I need some t-shirts from your “pieces to have for fall” list. Love your website!

  • Brooke
    August 29, 2012

    I want to win some J Crew money! My closet needs a huge makeover! I’d buy everything!!

  • Joanne
    August 29, 2012

    App looks cool! I’d love to get a sweater!

  • Ginny
    August 29, 2012

    An interesting sweater or flannel. That app looks amazing!

  • Julia
    August 29, 2012

    Chambray button up fo sho!

  • Lisa
    August 29, 2012

    new jeans-a reward for losing baby weight!

  • J.
    August 29, 2012

    Umm, hard to choose, but probably a chambray shirt or denim jacket. Need some long-term basics! Yeah!

  • Elena
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy a shirt

  • Janice
    August 29, 2012

    Thanks for the info on swirl and letting me know about that Abercrombie sale! I would use the gift cert towards the Peter Pan collar tee.

  • Hever Yanez
    August 29, 2012

    I want a flannel tshirt! :-) …wish they had this app for droid :-(

  • Lauren
    August 29, 2012

    J. Crew has the BEST-fitting tee shirts. I love them. I love that they are soft and washable and don’t have crazy-low necklines for grabby babies to take hold of. I would buy three of them!

  • Shannon Schlachter
    August 29, 2012

    Tortoise-button sweatshirt in neon melon… I love it. I wish they had this app for android… Love that it hunts sales for you!

  • Claire
    August 29, 2012

    Ooh! The swirl app is awesome!! I would go for the jcrew selvedge chambray shirt for sure…it’s been on my list forever! :)

  • fawn
    August 29, 2012

    I’m loving their effortlessly cool silk tops and dresses. Thank you for a chance at the giftcard! :)

  • Marianne
    August 29, 2012

    I’d get a pretty printed scarf!

  • Tamara
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy something (or things) tunic-length, and autumny for my post-partum life (7 1/2 months pregnant!)

  • Lisa
    August 29, 2012

    I’ll be having a baby next month so I would spend the $$ on some new non-maternity fall clothes!

  • Emily
    August 29, 2012

    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/blazers/schoolboy/PRDOVR~28233/28233.jsp
    I need a blazer like NOBODY’S business! :)

  • Kristen Jones
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy that Panama hat I see everyone rockin’ or the flannel shirt you posted.

  • lindsey
    August 29, 2012

    is that coat you pictured an amazingly great maternity coat? if so, where is it from? i’m going to be pregnant all winter long, and the coat i made do with the last pregnancy isn’t going to make it…
    thank you!
    (by the way i also love those super silly sneaker wedges…maybe they would distract from the belly!)

  • Miranda
    August 29, 2012

    I love their jean jacket.

  • Lauren
    August 29, 2012

    The cafe capri. I have been obsessively checking my email praying for a labor day sale email so I can snap these up. The hardest choice, which ones to pick…

  • Janelle
    August 29, 2012

    I would sitin a quiet room armed with my coffee in one hand, laptop in the other and ENJOY browsing and buying guilt free! Specific clothing picks? I would probably wait for your Fall Trends post because wow, do I need the guidance!

  • Megan
    August 29, 2012

    I’d get a cozy blazer!

  • Lara S
    August 29, 2012

    Ooo, the collection cashmere popover hoodie, because who doesn’t need a cashmere hoodie? Really goes well in the same sentance, but I’m LOVING the spruce color.

  • LB
    August 29, 2012

    A cashmere boyfriend sweater, to camouflage my 2 month pp belly!

  • Heather
    August 29, 2012

    I would spend on jcrew suiting. Back to work after baby #1 and needing new work clothes!

  • steph
    August 29, 2012

    id buy a new scarf for fall!

  • Erika
    August 29, 2012

    Flats- in leopard-divine!

  • Meredith m
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy some new basic tees to add to my wardrobe

  • Julie Simpson
    August 29, 2012

    New cords!

  • Kate
    August 29, 2012

    A chambray shirt! I’m inspired by all the ways I’ve seen them styled on this blog. I’ve got to get one!

  • Carolyn
    August 29, 2012

    I wouldn’t buy cashmere because I’m so excited to have just splurged on the boyfriend cardigan in frosted spruce for myself!
    I would get the Tortoise-button sweatshirt in stripe to wear over a dress that I have and am not wearing often enough.

  • Casie O.
    August 29, 2012

    Definitely some tissue tees for fall!

  • Audrey
    August 29, 2012

    HURRAY!! Someone listened to me that Abercrombie jeans are the BEST for a skinny thigh and post c-section belly!!
    As for my J.Crew spendathon, it’d all be on clothes for the kiddos – probably for the one that’s starting school this year *sob* and needs to look even more adorable.
    Thanks for the swirl app info!! I live in what is basically Siberia (seriously, were 4 hours from a mall…) so all I do is shop online!

  • Sara
    August 29, 2012

    new jeans!

  • Rachel
    August 29, 2012

    I might just give the swirl, a whirl. No, seriously, it looks cool.
    Jcrew. If I won a $50 gift cert I’d probably end up spending 200 bucks there. But let’s see, top of my list: the mint colored jeans (to wear with my tall gray boots this winter) or the neon pink long sleeve tee, or (but way out of reach) the Collection Jacquard blouse. I just love the shape of that thing.

  • michelle
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy a nice bag or boots

  • Naoko
    August 29, 2012

    I’d get a light sweater for the fall!

  • Lelly
    August 29, 2012

    I would buy one fifth of a cashmere bateau sweater (striped.)

  • Nadia
    August 30, 2012

    I just discovered you today and I’m in love, instead of sleeping have been going through your archives for the past 5 hours. I have a soon to be 3 year old and a 2 month old and have stopped trying since the first child. Go to outfit then was jeans, hoodie and cute sneaks. This time around with summer I don’t know what to wear and hate hate hate hate going out. You have inspired me to start trying again. Thank you so much.

  • Patti Erdely
    August 30, 2012

    I have been seriously considering dropping the $198 for the Polka Dot Tie Neck Dress or the Classic Shirtdress ($158), but with two kids this is not the least bit probable! So, if I would win this gift card I would use it toward that dress and also cross my fingers for a sale j.crew.com.
    Wishing,
    Patti.

  • Tina
    August 30, 2012

    I’ve been drooling over the Liberty button up shirts for awhile but they are over $50. I think instead I would stock up on some great basics like vintage tanks and tees. They have the perfect drape and I love how lightweight they are. Even better, they are on SALE!

  • Spryliewylie
    August 30, 2012

    50 at j crew? The heart patterned one piece I’ve been eyeing all summer– or some tops– must not get more bottoms, tho jcrew
    Ames that so so tempting- Intersting Sweater def on the need list!

  • Karla
    August 30, 2012

    Flannel shirt, sweater, or leopard ballet flats!

  • Abi
    August 30, 2012

    tissue tees for sure! the swirl app is gonna be dangerous for my shopping habit, but maybe can help on keeping within the budget. Thanks.

  • Katie
    August 30, 2012

    boy plaid shirt!

  • val
    August 30, 2012

    likely a comfy sweater or out towards a pair of jeans. Can never have too many jeans

  • Joules (from Pocketful of Joules)
    August 30, 2012

    They have some totally adorable dresses right now — I’d put that gift card towards a pretty dress for me to wear for my (gulp) 35th birthday!

  • J.
    August 30, 2012

    Hmm, I think my comments are deleting from this feed? Anyway, I’d love to get a basic like a chambray shirt or denim jacket! Thanks!!!

  • Rhiannon
    August 30, 2012

    Holy crap, this is awesome.
    I think I’d put my gift card toward some lovely ballet flats.

  • Stephanie
    August 30, 2012

    Plaid flannel shirt you guys were raving about a few days ago:)

  • Meg
    August 30, 2012

    LOVE that app! This is not going to do good things for my online shopping problem though.
    I would spend a J.Crew gift card on some new cozy flannels for the fall. I’m nursing baby number 3 and all about the easy pieces!

  • Beka
    August 30, 2012

    I would get the Classic Merino Long Cardigan … I live in an area of the country that stays cold and wet for at least 5-6 months out of the year, so layers are my best friend! Also slightly obsessed with their cashmere popover hoodie …

  • Lorilin
    August 30, 2012

    Sigh. You guys are amazing. For giveaways, yes, but, more importantly, for all the good info and tips. My favorite fashion-y website by far.
    Also, CARDIGANS!!!! J Crew, I am coming for you…

  • Celeste
    August 30, 2012

    I’d get some new blouses!

  • Throuthehaze
    August 30, 2012

    I would get the Boy shirt in red plaid

  • Lily Panyacosit Alisse
    August 30, 2012

    New clothes!!! :) I think I would just stroll into J Crew and walk around, touch and feel the clothes, and try on a couple of things, and then whatever feels absolutely right… oooohhh, that sounds like so much fun!

  • Rachel Orndorff
    August 30, 2012

    I just got the app and am excited to use it.
    I just took a trip to the factory store and there was a cute flannel shirt simiar to your basics post and a great wool mini.
    Rachel

  • Polina
    August 30, 2012

    Awesome flats

  • Amy
    August 30, 2012

    I really want the plaid shirt you featured. My nursing/mom wardrobe is…in need of help! I just bought the yummy tummy nursing tank you reviewed, and love it!

  • Emily
    August 30, 2012

    Cashmere!!
    Btw, that swirl app looks fabulous! Downloading it now.

  • J.
    August 30, 2012

    Chambray shirt or denim jacket! Yes, please!

  • Amanda
    August 30, 2012

    I’ve been eyeing the MacAlister Wedge Boots for awhile now…I’d definitely put the $50.00 towards those!

  • Allison
    August 30, 2012

    I’d get the polka-dot scarf that you linked to your Mom wardrobe basics post. I love dots, but I just can’t pull them off in larger pieces like a shirt or dress unless they’re teeny spots.

  • Alyssa
    August 30, 2012

    I’d definitely spend it on this peacock bracelet!
    http://bit.ly/TAqDpl

  • Kim
    August 30, 2012

    Vintage tshirts!

  • shiloh
    August 30, 2012

    I’d use $50 towards some new basics…comfy t’s, maybe a scarf or a belt…boring, but what my closet needs:)

  • Vmama
    August 30, 2012

    I’d buy a nursing friendly classic button down shirt!

  • Carley
    August 30, 2012

    Shana, you got me in trouble, mentioning that those Abercrombie jeans were down to $39! A couple days ago I was on my Pinterest and noticed they were $58 and I thought, ‘hmm, next month….’ Um, yeah, $181 and four pairs later, I’ve just spent my family’s September clothing budget!
    Anywho…$50 from J. Crew would likely go toward tissue turtleneck tees.

  • Amy Hoffmann
    August 30, 2012

    Vintage style t-shirts!

  • Deanna G.
    August 30, 2012

    I’d get the Toothpick cord:
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/pants/corduroy/PRDOVR~87878/87878.jsp

  • Megan
    August 30, 2012

    Boucle Peplum jacket! Love, love, love!

  • Karen
    August 30, 2012

    I love J.Crew! I would like a new fall sweater, some khakis, a date night dress and some flats. Yikes! Not sure how far $50 would go, but would definitely go to some much-needed and much-loved clothing!

  • Erin A.
    August 30, 2012

    Oooo. I’d spend a J. Crew gift cert on a cozy but roomy sweater to hide my ever-expanding baby bump.

  • Kerry Stewert
    August 30, 2012

    I’d use my jcrew gift card on a nice flannel shirt for layering!

  • Sarah
    August 30, 2012

    I would get this men’s button down shirt, because I’m a sucker for them and, gosh darnit, they look awesome on me! With some skinny jeans, a messy bun, red lips and a pair of loafers. Effortless. Even better under a sweater with the sleeves rolled up!
    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_category/bestfall/PRDOVR~11009/99102375984/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~15~~205+16+4294966191~15~~~~~~~/11009.jsp
    and because it’s only 29.50, I would get this one too!
    http://www.jcrew.com/mens_factory_category/bestfall/PRDOVR~47238/99102414155/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~15~~205+16+4294966191~15~~~~~~~/47238.jsp

  • Jill
    August 30, 2012

    I would love a pair of their ballet flats. I have a weakness for ballet flats! Thanks for the give away.

  • Jenny
    August 30, 2012

    Minnie Pants! I’ve wanted them for ages and $50 would help pay for them.

  • April W
    August 30, 2012

    That’s a no-brainer! I’d get those plaid flannel button-ups you recommended in your fall staples post. And I just downloaded the swirl app on my iPad. Excited about it. Thanks!

  • MistyK
    August 30, 2012

    #2 pencil Skirt… I so need a grey knee lenght skirt.

  • Carolyn Denine
    August 30, 2012

    Cashmere cable sweater!

  • ina
    August 31, 2012

    I would love to buy a sweater for fall,like the tippi!

  • Lauren Goodell
    August 31, 2012

    Oh man! I’d use a J. Crew gift card to buy an adorable top. I hit 30 and had a baby right around the same time and my wardrobe aesthetic and body have changed quite a bit. So I’m starting from practically nothing.

  • Melissa Foxx
    August 31, 2012

    Because I’m in Australia and we’re going in to summer I would invest in swimwear on sale! (The upside of being ‘Downunder’)

  • Liz
    August 31, 2012

    This fall at J.Crew? I’d like one of everything! But I think I love the sweaters the most!!

  • RLK
    August 31, 2012

    I would use the gift card to purchase a bright new belt or towards the Emmett Ankel Boot.

  • Amber
    August 31, 2012

    Just started using it! It’s like pinterest for the shopping addict. Much more my speed than crafting. I’d use a GC towards a pair of the tooth pick cords. I tried on a pair last week (on sale!) but wasn’t crazy about the color. Now I’m ready to order a pair in cabernet. That, or the minnie pant. I’m crazy about both.

  • Marrika
    August 31, 2012

    I’d put it toward a pair of their adorable leopard flats!

  • Jen
    August 31, 2012

    Currently 8 weeks postpartum. Would love to find something that doesn’t show that off!

  • Pat
    August 31, 2012

    I would cash it in on a pair of their heels I have been wanting, or maybe raid their sale section!

  • Stefanie
    August 31, 2012

    New boots!

  • Renee
    August 31, 2012

    Hmmm, sweaters or jewelry??? Tough call! Yeah, I’d use it on one of those. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jess
    August 31, 2012

    Peter Pan collar or chambray!

  • Shannon Rosengarth
    August 31, 2012

    Tippi in marled camel for fall!

  • Butterflyrouge
    August 31, 2012

    My brother is getting married this winter, so I’m going to need outfits for showers, parties, etc.- a J Crew dress would come in SO HANDY this fall!
    butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Itsjustme91770
    August 31, 2012

    I would get some slacks! Going back to work after maternity leave :(

  • susie
    September 1, 2012

    I’ve had my eye on the denim chambray shirt but i don’t want to pay full price and it never seems to go on sale!

  • Emily
    September 1, 2012

    Not sure where I would start…I am in need of basics…so maybe tees or jeans. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Jennifer Kruse
    September 1, 2012

    I would buy a pair of jeans that fits nice :).

  • Swordlily_girl
    September 1, 2012

    I’d get something simple like long sleeve crewneck T , and pure ribbed dress :)

  • Jenny P.
    September 1, 2012

    This look nursing-friendly and I LOVE the teal/navy combo!!
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_feature/NewArrivals/knitsandtees/PRDOVR~99583/99583.jsp

  • Dee
    September 1, 2012

    I’d get the No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge wool in berry pink! :)

  • ashley
    September 1, 2012

    I think my list of what I wouldn’t want would be shorter! My top favorites of the moment!
    Cece studded leather ballet flats
    Schoolboy blazer in navy
    ZIGZAG SEQUIN TEE

  • Allie
    September 1, 2012

    I don’t own anything from J-Crew! So I would use it to start a habit. Haha!

  • Melissa
    September 1, 2012

    I loaned my only cashmere sweater to my mom. Later I asked my mom if she wore it much(hoping she’d take the hint and offer it back), she sadly said it had several small hole from months:( Truthfully, I hadn’t planned on getting it back, but I had been dreaming of wearing it with my skinnies and tall boots.
    All this to say, I’d love $50 towards a new one!

  • christy
    September 1, 2012

    perfect shirt in polka dot chambray!!

  • Leigh Ayn
    September 1, 2012

    I would love to win the JCrew gift cert! I would use it for a chambray shirt to help me transition some maxi skirts into fall!

  • Calli
    September 2, 2012

    I need work clothes, so I’d choose the Emmaleigh dress.

  • Michelle
    September 2, 2012

    Hmm, what to use a J. Crew GC for…Oh, I know! How about a cute sweatshirt or button down white shirt?!

  • Doc Dia
    September 2, 2012

    With fall just about here, a chambray or flannel shirt for sure. The swirl app is wonderful by the way.

  • KarlaJ
    September 2, 2012

    V-neck merino wool or cashmere in dark maroon. Or denim/chambray shirt.

  • Jamie B.
    September 2, 2012

    A sweater, because I can never have enough…love the Tippi Cardigan!

  • Ana Hahn
    September 3, 2012

    Chunky sweaters, please pick me!!!

  • Monique
    September 3, 2012

    I would invest in a nice fall coat!

  • Nushechka
    September 4, 2012

    I would love to win!
    I like dress
    http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/dresses/Day/PRDOVR~47465/47465.jsp

  • Lena
    September 4, 2012

    Flannel or Fall ANYTHING!!!!I’m new to the whole J Crew thing (its newish up here in Canada!!)…bring on online shopping!!xoxo

  • Emily
    September 4, 2012

    I’d love a pair of Minnies!

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