Drinking The Crewlade

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

Bonnie Earrings From Loren Hope!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

I wanted to blog about a pair of earrings I’ve been putting off buying until yesterday. They are part of Loren Hope’s End of Summer Sale, where select items are 20% off. You can find the select items in the sale here:

There is a reason I put off purchasing these (Outside of a Discount). My husband and I have tickets to go to Boston for October 9 through October 15. During our trip, we are planning to head to Rhode Island, specifically Newport, to visit Loren Hope’s Flagship Store!!!

We purchased our tickets in April, when many people were getting vaccinated (including us and our entire family) and Covid was dying down. Then came the Delta variant and Covid cases skyrocketing. We are considering not going at this point but waiting until mid-September to make our final decision. If the Delta variant does not take a nose dive here in Washington or Massachusetts by mid September — we will not be going.

These earrings, the Bonnie earrings, have a different back to them. They are not a traditional post backing. I was wanting to try them out first when I visited the Newport store in October, but that may not be an option at this time because we may not be going on our trip. If the clasp did not work for my tiny ear lobes and holes, Loren’s team would be able to make me a clip on pair.

I also wanted to take advantage of the 20% discount. So, I took the chance and snagged a pair of Crystal Bonnie Earrings. I bought the Crystal pair because they will go with everything!!! They are truly stunning!!!!

Below are some more colors available – there are EIGHT colors available in these earrings!

I will post an unboxing video on my Instagram when they arrive – go follow me at drinkingthecrewlade 👍🏻

Remember to get your $20 off Loren Hope coupon here:

Sadly, Coupons and site or item discounts can’t be combined on orders. Only one code is valid on each order. If you order multiple items that are subject to the same code in one order. – you’re Golden. You may place separate orders and as long as your order is over $50 you will get free shipping!!!

That’s it for now!!! I hope you have a great day!!! Until next time….



That’s Rad!!!

My 80s soul LOVES this pin from Loren Hope!!!

This was originally released a few years ago but…..IT’S BACK BABY!!!


It’s $49 and with my $20 off coupon below – it takes it down to $29 plus shipping!

I anticipate wearing this with a lot of my winter coats – and even a Jean jacket!!!

I just had to tell you about this before they’re gone!

Go get yourself some pretties!!!!

Until next time……



Fall 2021 Loren Hope Preview????

Happy Sunday!!!

Sooo……I thought I would share a couple of pics I found on Instagram with some possible hints of what’s to come for Fall from Loren Hope.

The necklace on the bust on the left with the white stones was sold a few years ago. I would really consider purchasing this one for my own collection- it makes a statement without being overwhelming.

The necklaces with the tear drop crystal stones are new – they are, in my opinion, a amalgamated combo of two current necklaces currently being offered on the website: The Jaime and The Artemis.

Let’s talk earrings……this pic has a pair of earrings (bottom far right pair that looks like a daisy) that was made in different color ways a few years ago that I love ❤️- they are classic and whimsy all in one. The two on the far left (Top and bottom far left) are new to me. The top pair of studs are classic and can be worn with anything. The bottom far left pair complement the new teardrop necklace nicely.

The other earrings featured are currently available on the website.

The pic below is the one with the stuff I am most excited about. I follow a few hashtags on Instagram and this came up. Loren was at some kind of vendor event in New York (I think?) and the organizer posted this pic. Loren is on the left in this pic wearing the most beautiful green top 👍🏻

So…..let’s get into the goodies….

The items on the far left are current offerings – the Kaylee necklaces and Darla bracelets. The tiara is sold out on the website but it looks like there is one still available.

The two items on the far right with the springs are Christmas Tree Toppers!!! The crystal bow one is sooooooo cute!!!

Ok – the tray on the left has some new items. In front of the pink bust there are two drop earrings I have never seen before. One pair is smaller than the other with the drop portion of the earring. Both pairs seem to be all crystal stones.

The rest of the items from the tray on the left are currently offered items on Loren’s site.

Let’s talk about the tray on the right – in front of the woman with the gray dress. The items in the front of the tray with the emerald items are current offerings on the website except for the earrings laid down in the tray – I don’t think I am familiar with those.

The gold chains in the back along with the tiara are current as well. Let’s talk about the rings above the tiara- below the lady’s belt. I can’t wait to see those released.

The items in the middle of the tray are what I am most excited to see released. The necklace looks fabulous, the studs and statement earrings look fabulous! The colors – blush, emerald, rose….

Waiting is so hard people!!! Come on Lauren – just give us a glimpse of what’s coming…..PPPLLLEEEAAASSSEE???? 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

I hope you enjoy this preview!

Remember to get your $20 off Loren Hope coupon here:

I hope you have a great day!!! Until next time….



New Releases From Loren Hope!

Happy Sunday!

Today I wanted to share a few new releases from Loren Hope. Get ready to go oooooooh and ahhhhhhhh…..

The Gwenyth Earring in Rainbow Ombré. I love how one earring is warm toned and the other is cool toned. Just beautiful!!!

Next up is the Vreeland Stud Earrings in Cotton Candy Ombré. So beautiful! I might have bought these for myself, but I am not a Pearl Girl.

Next is the Vreeland Earrings in Cotton Candy Ombré – the studs more glamorous sister. Just beautiful!!!

I am waiting for Loren’s Fall releases. I am waiting with breath that is bated. Maybe next weekend I will post a pic I found on an Instagram story with a blurry – but decipherable sneak peek??? Would you all like that??? 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

I also wanted to post a pic of the Sophia studs I bought recently

The bottom pair is called pale dogwood. The filter on the pic does not show its true beauty. In real life it is an off-white peachy color with a hint of pale pink. I wore the light blue color – cashmere – yesterday and they are beautiful!

Remember here is a $20 off Loren Hope Coupon to get you some pretties! If you use your coupon I will get one of my own 🥳

The coupon can be found here:

That’s it for this week. I hope everyone has a great week! My twin sister and I are celebrating our 50th Birthday Wednesday, August 11. We will be headed to a delayed celebratory “Linner” on Saturday. Can’t wait!!!

Until next time…….



The Ones That Got Away — Loren Hope Volume 3

Soooo……I used to wear very large statement necklaces years ago. I have gotten away from wearing very large necklaces, as I realized they ended up wearing me.

My current necklace collection pales in comparison to my collection years ago. I still have a few necklaces that are borderline too big for me, but they’re so pretty I just can’t give them up…..

This leads me to today’s featured Loren Hope piece of years past…. The Blythe Necklace.

Isn’t she cute? It’s a statement necklace without being in-your-face. She seems to be the perfect size and has the perfect combination of different sized stones. The chain I am sure would allow me to adjust where I would prefer the necklace to sit depending on what I am wearing that day.

She came in all different colors over many seasons.

This black and iridescent crystal colorway has captured my heart.

I am very sad I missed out on this one. 😢😢😢

What do you think of the Blythe necklace? If you own one – first off all – you lucky duck 🦆!! Second – how much do you like/love it? Let me know!

Remember I have a $20 off Loren Hope Coupon here:

Go follow me on Instagram at drinkingthecrewlade – for the most recent up to date info on Loren Hope and unboxings!!!

Until next time…..



More Loren Hope Sophia Studs!!!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Loren Hope sells her beautiful jewelry through select retailers across the USA, as well as on her website and at her flagship store in Newport Rhode Island. One of those retailers is Gilded Social. You can find their Loren Hope Sale here:

Through Instagram I found out select LH items were on sale! Soooo…. I snagged up a few colors of the Sophia studs I thought I had missed out on!!!

This color is called Dogwood. It looks like an off-white leaning yellow shade. A great neutral color for a lot of outfits.

Ooooh Merlot……This color to me is the essence of Fall……

And…..last but certainly not least…..this color is called Cashmere- which looks like a milky matte light blue. Soooo pretty.

My package was shipped today so I will post on my Instagram when they arrive – go check out my Instagram at drinkingthecrewlade

That’s it for now! Until next time……



New J. Crew Factory Release

Hello and Happy Tuesday!

I’ve been in a good amount of pain today and so this post is going to be short. But, I wanted to quickly share with you my Factory purchase.

J. Crew Factory had some new releases last Wednesday. It’s pre-fall time and I have to say I was underwhelmed.

Along with the three shirts below, I bought a black girlfriend T-shirt and white girlfriend T-shirt.

My first button up shirt is a summer print 👇🏻

I love the turquoise and green!!! So fun!

The next two shirts are gingham and will meet my needs for transition into Fall:

Both of these are going to go perfectly with my new Loren Hope Ruth Earrings 👇🏻

Love it! Let’s hope Factory’s next release in August is more exciting 🤞🏻

Go shop women’s new Factory arrivals here:

Well….that’s it from me for now. I hope you have a great week!!



The Ones That Got Away — Loren Hope Volume 2

Hello and Happy Sunday!

Today’s post is about Loren Hope’s Abba Earrings. These earrings have been a constant offering by Loren for a long time. As a result, there are MANY colorways I have missed out on…….

Jeeze Louise….take a look at these bright colors!!! The teals, amethyst and dark blue……oh my!!!!

This fuschia is TO DIE FOR!!!!

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR 🚪— just gorgeous!!!

There was also a jet black pair I wanted to show you, but I did not get permission from the Instagram account to post it 😢 oh well….

As you may remember I earned a pair of the gold/crystal colorway for free a few weeks ago, as I had enough reward points. I adore them and would have liked to have a jet black pair and probably one of the teal or amethyst pairs…….

Such is life……I guess…..Loren sometimes brings prior releases back if she happens to obtain the materials. I hope the black ones come back come Holiday!!! That would be soooo awesome!


Go get yourself some pretties!!!

That’s all for now. Until next time…..



Loren Hope The One that ALMOST Got Away!

Sooooooo……I’ve blogged about LH’s Ruth Earrings before. I purchased the only color way she had back in May. They are simply gorgeous!

When I discovered LH, I went down the rabbit hole and looked at a lot of items she offered previously but are no longer available. One of those pieces was the Ruth Earrings in a different colorway:

I was so bummed I missed out on these. They are just really pretty.

Last week, LH Instagram account posted a pic on their stories a pic of their Newport, RI showroom. Guess what was in the bottom corner of the pic? I could see top half of these earrings!

I sent a message – is this a current pic of the showroom? Am I able to buy those??? 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Sure enough – the customer service team sent me an invoice to my email associated with my LH account and *BAM* 💥💥💥💥 They we’re mine! The LH customer service team is so great and they go above and beyond to provide you with the best service!

They are on their way to me now! They are just lovely and I can’t wait to wear them with some transitional pieces going into fall.

Speaking of fall……I can’t wait for LH, J. Crew and Elizabeth Wilson Designs pre-fall releases. LH and JC have been really quiet about pre-fall. JC Factory should have a few things this Wednesday and I will hopefully have some time to blog about that later this week or this weekend.

Elizabeth Wilson Designs posted a 15 second reel with a quick peek at the print at the center of her pre fall release. It’s a perfect print for the fall transition.

Speaking of EWD, I have to post my outfit from yesterday:

I’m wearing EWD Katherine Top in Red Gingham, Old Navy Jeans and Flats and LH Cupid Earrings in Crystal. Soooooo cute!!!

Don’t forget I have a $20 Loren Hope Coupon waiting for you:

Well…..that is it for now. Go to my Instagram— drinkingthecrewlade — for an unboxing of these Ruth Earrings on Thursday! See you there!



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