Covetable My Life

Non-Clothing Inspiration from the New J.Crew Catalog

The clothes were great, but here’s what I really found inspiring in the latest J.Crew catalog…

Fuchsia lipstick. More specifically, Funny Face by Nars, which the catalog actually pointed out. I may have to add another lipstick to my favorites.

Next, I ran across the perfect shade of pink (with a lot of lilac in it). When I was a kid, my two favorite Crayola colors were thistle and orchid, and I think that color preference has stuck with me. I’m also liking the font here.

And then there was this five-year-old boy’s haircut from the crewcuts section. I think it would look pretty great on a lady. A lady like me, perhaps?

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  • carrie
    August 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I’m loving the lipstick shade & haircut, too!

  • laura
    August 25, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    great finds!

  • Tatyana
    August 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I’m not big on wearing lipstick… but I think the color is very nice for you.
    I LOVE the haircut…
    Isn’t it interesting how we get inspiration from the most random places?

  • Christine
    August 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Dang, that j.crew has style! I’m loving the haircut and certainly think a “certain lady” could rock something like this :)

  • j vorwaller
    August 25, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I agree – it’s the inspiration and styling that I’ve been taking from Jcrew more than the items themselves – I love the recent direction the company has taken with Jenna Lyons at the helm. I even had a dream that she was asking my advice for the next season, but then I woke up and it was time to fed my baby breakfast, :) ha!

    • Making it Lovely
      August 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      That’s much better than the dream I had last night… Al Gore doing a tame Chippendales type of routine, now available on video! Um, what?

  • susan
    August 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    that haircut would look great on you. are you going to go for it?

    • Making it Lovely
      August 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm

      I don’t know. I’m sort of growing my hair out. I’m thinking maybe the front could be like that though? But then I wonder if I’m not just inventing some new type of mullet with that idea.

  • Tiffany Larkin
    August 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    I was thinking the same thing about that lipcolor. I think I’m going to try it this weekend. That cut would be cute on you. You should do it.

  • lisa
    August 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    i’d never thought about it in that way, but i have that 5 year old boys’ haircut. i love it and get lots’o’compliments **tooting of own horn in progress** you should go for it for sure! esp. with baby #2 on the way. it’s so easy to manage.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm

      Easy to manage maybe, but I’m afraid I’d have to go in for more regular haircuts. Sometimes I stretch them out to four (or more) months between appointments.

      • lisa
        August 26, 2010 at 8:19 am

        the key is to go really short. i was hesitant when i first chopped it, so i left the front longer. now i take it to like 1″ at the shortest points so i can go at least 10 weeks…i could let it go longer but i usually have an event that i feel like sprucing up for. four months won’t happen.

  • Funnelcloud Rachel
    August 25, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    You’re cracking me up with the inspiration from the boy’s haircut! And I do think it would look great on you. I wish such an easy style would work for me!

  • Sara
    August 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    I have seen a couple other blogs that talked about that NARS lip color. It is going to be a popular one this season. I LOVE J.Crew…I just wrote about my favorite pants from there!


  • Jessica
    August 25, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I think that might be the haircut I’ve been looking for!

  • liz @ bon temps beignet
    August 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    ooo that hair cut with that lipstick (gotta girl it up a little)… a winning combo!

  • kim.
    August 25, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I had that same lipstick when I was a kid…although instead of a ‘neutral-hued look’ it was probably paired with blue eyeshadow & bright pink blush ;)

  • Lizzie
    August 25, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I am not an everyday lipstick girl but for special occasions I will don a dramatic red lip, Jungle Red by Nars. If it’s a fun, casual event my favorite bright pink is #207 by Makeup Forever. I am obsessed with makeup as you can see here!

  • Sara
    August 25, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I’d love to try a short hair cut like that! It would be great with the lipstick too.

  • Aimee
    August 25, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Thistle and Orchid were both my favorites, too. I was so sad that they were discontinued! I recently found an old box of crayons in my parents’ basement, and saved those two for nostalgia’s sake.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm

      No!! Are they both discontinued? I thought just one of them was.

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    August 25, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I am in need of new lipstick. I must check that shade out.

  • Clearly Composed
    August 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Thistle is an awesome crayon color. :)

  • Esther
    August 26, 2010 at 4:50 am

    I LOVE the haircut – is it a little beibian??

  • Filomena!
    August 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I’m currently rocking a slighty shorter version and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. 2 seconds to style it and I don’t need a blow dryer…saves on electricity :)

    GO for IT!
    Pink Velvet Bird

  • Miss B
    August 26, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I love that you are inspired by the details. The haircut is very gamine, love it wish I was brave enough to cut all my hair off.

  • Robin
    August 26, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    LOL @ Esther – When I saw that haircut my first thought was Biebian as well! :-)

  • JLR
    August 26, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    You can totally pull that haircut off.

  • Erika
    August 26, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Loving that lipstick!

  • Alana
    August 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Hee! At one time I thought so, too!

    Loved it. So easy to shag my fingers through with a little water wax and run out. Between the red hair and short cut, I was in the salon all the time, though.

    • Making it Lovely
      August 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      Yeah, I’ve had short hair before too. I remember it needed really frequent cuts to look good.

  • Tara Jane
    August 26, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I think that haircut would be grrrrreat.

  • Making it Lovely
    August 27, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    OK, I bought that lipstick today. Love it.

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  • Emily
    August 21, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    I just read this post for the first time. My favorite colors are burnt sienna and goldenrod. It was surprising to remember that. Nothing in my house reflects those two colors at all. Hmm, time to start redecorating!