I’m not going to lie. When I found out that Jenna Lyons was leaving J.Crew, I was worried. I’ve never really known a J.Crew without Jenna (she was with the company for 26 years!), and I wasn’t sure what to expect from the brand once she was gone. I wondered, would I still love it as much as I always did? The answer is yes. Yes, oh, yes.
While I’ll admit that the couple of months before and after Jenna’s departure, things looked a little…meh. I took a little break, but now I’m back. Things have changed. J.Crew seems to have hit their stride in a post-Jenna era. Things are looking good. The new arrivals continue to look better and better. The sweaters are as cozy as ever and the coats as colorful as always. Need proof? Just take a peek at my closet. You’ll find more than a few new goodies in there – including this ruffle sweater, this stole (never can resist a good stripe), and this oh-so-sparkly party top. And I’m eyeing plenty more, too. If all of the sold-out messages (ugh. this!) are any indication, I’m not the only one who’s feeling the love for the ‘Crew.
What do you think? Do you still love it as much?
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick