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Sharing my love of J. Crew, Loren Hope And Kate Spade

Loren Hope Spring 23 Pre-Order is on NOW!

I have a lot to share with you today! Let’s get into the meat and potatoes here….

The pre-order is on through the end of the day Thursday, March 23. So if there’s something you want – Get it now!

Remember— here is a link to a $20 off coupon (disclaimer – I will get a $20 off coupon when you use yours 😉):

Ok here we go!

I bought the Oleander earrings. I could not pass them up. I am not usually a fan of pearls, but they are small here and done so eloquently in these.

The Stevie Statement earrings are very gorgeous and they are the ultimate statement earrings – they’re huge! The Aster drop earrings are beautiful also, but I cannot wear drop earrings due to my teeny tiny earlobes with stretched out piercings 😢

My favorite from this bunch is the Kennedy Statement earrings, but again it’s a drop earring. Also, the Stevie statement earring comes in Turquoise! Stunning!!!!

The Jules Statement earrings have a rocker design vibe with a twist of femininity with the pastel colors. So pretty!!!

I bought the Sapphire Tati Studs and the Joss Studs. The Joss studs also include a dainty pearl in them which is an unexpected twist to the norm of all crystals. The Channing Earrings are interesting with the drops from flexible chain for movement. They’re really cool!!!

So, all in all, I spent more this Spring than usual. I am most looking forward to wearing the Oleander Earrings.

I am saving all my Loren Hope Rewards points for her fall releases. My hubby and I are headed to Boston in October and we will be taking a day to head to Newport, Rhode Island to visit Loren’s showroom. Can’t freakin’ wait…….

So….that’s it for now. Go get yourself some gorgeous jewelry in this pre-order event!!!!

Until next time……



Loren Hope Spring 2023 Pre-Order and it’s SALE TIME!!!

The Loren Hope Spring 2023 Pre-Order starts at 6 am Pacific Time Thursday, February 16!! I am so pumped!!! 🤩🤩🤩

Below is the email from Loren’s team about the pre-order

This morning I received an email announcing some sale items. They are great deals and if you were on the fence about ordering I would pull the trigger. Below are screen shots of the items that are new to the sale. Remember you can use my $20 off coupon if you use my link here (disclaimer if you use the coupon I will get my own $20 coupon):

What are you thinking about getting? I’m saving my moolah 💰 for Thursday. I’ll share my haul with you then.



Old Navy Spring 2023 Preview

Full link to all looks here:

So….I know it’s December 23, but Old Navy just posted their Spring/Summer lookbook. And, I guess it’s ok.

They’re taking on modern styles but in doing that, they’re headed back into the 90s with shoulder pads in oversized blazers, wide leg and flared jeans, continuing with the cropped top trend and the 90s trend of strappy dresses 🤮

Let’s start by showing you what I do like.

The color of this outfit is amazing. Not too bright of a pink and not too bubblegum either. It’s saturated and beautiful. I might have to go into the store and try this on.

They made the suit in a mint green as well. I’m not so sure about this color, but I might give it a try. I don’t like the way Old Navy styled this suit. Sandals??? WTF?

I could never wear this dress for several reasons. However it’s really cute and adorable!!!

This outfit is fine. I don’t hate it. What I really love about it is…..THE SHOES! So, Old Navy showed these ballet flats in their Fall/Holiday lookbook in black and camel faux leather but they never showed up on the retail site 😢 which was such a bummer. These satin ones are right up my alley. I am not sure of the lighting but I think the trench coat may be a baby pink color. If that’s the case, I may need to go into the store and try this on as well.

The rest of the looks in the link were meh. Nothing special at all.

Please comment and let me know what are your favorite upcoming looks from Old Navy!

I am going to try to post more in the upcoming year. It’s one of my goals.

Until next time……



Old Navy Holiday 2022 Preview – somewhat of an improvement

Hello to the Blogosphere!

Today is about Old Navy’s Holiday 2022 Preview. It’s somewhat of an improvement, but not by much.

To save time, I’m only going to talk about the things I sort of like, but need to see in person to determine if they should be a part of my wardrobe.

I need to see this coat in person to feel the fabric. I want to make sure it’s not cheap feeling. I also need to ensure the plaid lines up at all the seams. It’s a cute coat though.
Let’s talk sweaters. Last year, old navy had some really cute holiday sweaters, BUT…..the fit of them all were horrendous. I’m hoping that is not the case this year, but you can’t tell in these photos of the actual length and boxiness of the sweaters.
The sweater in this photo looks ultra cozy and I might have to have it.
Take a look at those shoes – gotta have anything with bows!!!!
Honestly I am most excited for this white button up with ruffles and these velvet flare pants. Basic, but yet so chic and cute at the same time.

There are more looks at the link here:

What looks are you excited for???? Let me know!

Until next time…..



Loren Hope August 2022 Release! Ask and You Shall Receive—Eventually……

Loren released her August capsule this morning and there are some beautiful jewels to be had.

A while back, I messaged Loren on Instagram suggesting she offer more studs in her line up. Apparently I wasn’t the only one. In the Instagram post announcing her August capsule, it was stated that Loren heard us and she has made more stud options for us! Hurrah!

Let’s start with my favorite!

The Diana Studs! And YES they are modeled after the late Princess of Wales’ engagement ring. These are only $98! If you follow this link for a coupon – they will only be $78! This is the deal of the month!

$20 off coupon here:

I wear ALOT of blue and navy and Loren has not made a lot of dark blue/navy studs, so I was so excited to see these!

Next is the Rowan Studs, which are so pretty with shades of topaz, yellow and rose with crystal. So perfect for fall!!!

Next are the Suzanna Bow Earrings. These will go with a lot of outfits. They’re so elegant! The Suzanna style also comes in a ring, pin and bracelet, so this would be an excellent set for gift giving!

Next is a new colorway of the popular Gemma stud earrings. As you may remember I purchased the pastel multi colorway earlier this year and love them. This amethyst colorway is just gorgeous!

I purchased the four earrings I just talked about. I will do an unboxing when they get here. I’m so excited.

There are some items I did not purchase that I want to show you because they are really cute not to tell you about….

The Mariah Butterfly earrings! Loren is famous for her Butterfly series of brooches (She releases limited editions 3-4 times per year). These earrings are so special. This style also comes in a brooch, ring and necklace. Again, this would be such a great set to give as a gift.

And finally…….

The Gemma Statement Earring in Light Amethyst 😲 This one is just a stunner! I love these earrings. I think they would be wearing me though. This is why I am so glad Loren made studs in this style so all of us can enjoy this one!!!!

Well….that’s all from me for now. J. Crew Factory should be having a Fall Drop on Wednesday 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 I will try to remember to do a post on Wednesday.

Go follow me on Instagram at drinkingthecrewlade to watch my unboxing of these Loren Hope Goodies!!!

Until next time…..



Old Navy Fall 2022 is all about… Denim. Awful fitted Denim

I am warning you ahead of time that I am in the pissiest mood due to the dismantling of Roe v. Wade.

I was hoping to be cheered up by Old Navy finally releasing its Fall Preview. I was very disappointed and I warn you this is going to be a scathing review of Old Navy’s Fall 2022 Preview.

The explanation below is why Old Navy has not been a part of my shopping purchases for years now.

I will say whoever was the hair and makeup artist on this shoot did a remarkable job. The models look great!

Let’s start with the only one – one ☝️ outfit that is relatively wearable for me.

I am looking for a lightweight trench coat 🧥 for a while now and I may have to check this one out. I hope it comes in Petite and if not, I will have to disregard it as it would be too long. This outfit is casual, chic and wearable for me with the loafers, t-shirt and coat.

Now with the “what the heck we’re you thinking 🤔 “ portion of this post….

The WIDE leg jeans. Just…..NO 🤦🏻‍♀️ I think they look absolutely awful on this beautiful model.

They have called the above Jean style BALLOON JEAN. Can you see the seam go from the side to the front? WTF?

This pic is part of my same old – same old complaint. Boho chic prints with fugly colors. Ironically even though it’s fugly in coloring and pattern, it’s pretty much all the color offered in this preview – it’s all lots of black, tan, white, etc. No real substantial autumnal colors.

WHY OLD NAVY? Why on earth did you put a slit in the front of a pant? It looks awful. Just……H to E to the double hockey sticks NO.

The blazer looks great, albeit very oversized. If I entertain any blazer that is oversized it needs to be an extra small petite. I might try this blazer on if it comes in Petite XS.

So…..all in all….another seasonal fail in my eyes. Looks like J. Crew and Factory are probably getting my discretionary spending this Fall. It’s too bad….Old Navy doesn’t listen to its long time customers and does what it wants. They’re losing money as a result.

If you want to see all the photos in the preview, here’s the link….

Well…that’s all for now. Until next time….



Loren Hope Earring Sale on NOW!

Loren Hope is having a 20% off sale on earrings now through 11:59 pm Sunday, April 10!!! The code is HAPPY20

Only ONE discount code can be used per order.

If you have your eye on something under $100 – you will get a better discount if you use a $20 off coupon:

I initially was not going to purchase anything, but these kept calling my name:

These are the Gemma Studs in Pastel Multi. They’re beautiful. They have a French Clip to them, which even on my lobes 👂 is very secure. I cannot wait to get them!!!

What are you getting??? Let me know in the comments.

Until next time……..



Loren Hope Spring Pre-Order Event 2/17-2/23/22

Hello to you all! It’s been a hot minute since my last post. I have a good excuse though…..It’s because of this little guy….

Meet Suntory Charlemagne- aka – J. Crew!!! He was born July 27, 2022, so he will be six months old this week. He is a Lhasa Apso. He is such a puppy and we are going through potty training and the puppy mouthing/biting stage. 🤦🏻‍♀️ To tell you the truth, it’s been a little exhausting but it’s going to be worth it. This little man is just so cute.

Onto today’s topic. Loren’s Spring Pre-Sale Event is here and it’s going on now through 2/23. I wanted to share the piece I bought and some of my favorites!

These Florence Clip On Earrings are to-die-for!!! Just gorg!!

I almost pulled the trigger on these Eugenie earrings in Crystal. They’re also available in Light Sapphire (shown) and Rose. Beautiful!!!

These are the Paisley Studs in Violet. They are also available in a Peach colorway, which are equally pretty!!

These are the Amelia Studs. The stones themselves are beautiful but what makes these stand out is the placement— the reverse pear stone at the bottom and the square cut stone placed triangular in the center makes these earrings really stand out.

Now…..What did I buy you ask? I really had to hold myself back with this launch. I allotted myself one item. I chose this one…..

The Emily Four Drop Earrings in Pastel. OMFG. So gorgeous!!! I have three colorways of this style already and it’s my favorite drop earring style that Loren makes. This give me major Spring vibes!!!!

Ok – so again this pre-order event goes through February 23. Below is the link to all the new Spring styles:

If you want a discount- go to the link below for $20 off your first purchase – disclaimer- if you use a coupon from this link I will get a $20 off coupon also 👍🏻 — discount link below:

Oooooh – I almost forgot – here is a link below to Loren’s sale section. Lots of beautiful pieces that are being retired. I’m pretty sure you can stack the $20 off coupon on top of the sale price!

Well…..that’s it for me today. I hope you had a great weekend! Until next time….



Old Navy Spring 2022 Preview – WTF?

I hate to be a negative Nelly here, but the early preview of Old Navy’s Spring 2022 line is (In my opinion) AWFUL.


I am not a hippie. I do not like billowy loose dresses. I don’t wear clogs, Birkenstocks, sandals or crocs.

Ugh…..let’s let the pics speak for themselves…..

Just……NO. The combo of tennis shoes/birks/crocs/clogs with dresses, overalls, etc. is just awful.

The one – ONE – item I like is the ballet shoes in the pic below:

The ballet shoes are adorable and appropriate with the outfit. I may also like the striped T-shirt but I have to see it in person. The shoes also come in a medium brown/woven type pattern.

If you want to subject yourself to more – below is the link to all the pics in the preview:

I am sincerely hoping they come out with more pixie pants which are a staple in my wardrobe and more classic button down shirts.

In any event……Thanks for reading……

Until next time…..

Keep Drinking the Crewlade!



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