Impossible to resist

I went to J.Crew to make an exchange last week, and the item I needed was not in stock at that location. While the sales associate was calling other stores to track it down, I was left standing idle at the counter, with a huge pile of marked down jewelry staring me in the face.

Hexagon bangles were obviously hugely tempting, but in the end it was this 'Cloudy Agate Bracelet' that I tried on and could not take off (thankfully, unlike many rings I've tried on, I mean this figuratively).

The extra 40% off sale items in the store really made it irresistible, and I'm counting it as a birthday treat :)

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The Rundown
Striped Blazer Loft similar
Navy Tank Gap similar
Boyfriend Jeans Old Navy similar
Shoes Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Grayson Bar Bag Linea Pelle
Taner Bar Studs Sophie Harper via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Necklace Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Necklace Banana Republic similar
Cloudy Agate Bracelet J.Crew
Gold Framed Monogram Ring c/o Onecklace
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Nail Color "Back to the Fuchsia" Sally Hansen



  1. I would have bought it also. When is your birthday Lydia? Coming up? Mine is on May 4th and it's a big one this year. I love it every time you wear this Chanel-like blazer. Awesome bootie shoes too. =)

  2. Loveeeee this!! That striped blazer is amazing and I'm swooning over that bag! So gorgeous!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  3. They really do have such tempting jewelry, especially when it's on sale. Love that bracelet, and that's too funny about the rings. I've definitely had awkward moments in shops where I feel like a ring will never be coming off.

  4. I swear, J. Crew does that on purpose. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten waylaid at the counter and left with three more pieces of jewelry than I originally intended to buy. But the truth is, I love it all, so who am I to complain? And that bracelet looks like it was made for you, so clearly it was meant to come home with you. It does such a beautiful job of dressing up this casual look!
    PS: You're wearing sandals! How quickly you went from winter to spring... lucky ;)

  5. You made a good choice -- and loving this look, too!


  6. Oh that clearance jewelry gets me everytime! I was just in J.Crew and I picked up a skirt on clearance and when I was checking out I saw those hexagon bangles. Luckily my wrist is too small so I wasn't able to get one..haha.
    I'm really jealous of that striped blazer!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. Absolutely loving that tank and those heels! Gorgeous! The striped blazer is the perfect addition too!

  8. Well, that's definitely a bday gift worth having. I also like the gold accents that your outfit catches with the jacket, jewellery, and bag together.
    Luxe Accessories

  9. Loving that bracelet, and your bag is gorgeous!!


  10. Love the bag and the blazer!

  11. very nice outfit..i like your blazer

  12. Go ahead and treat yo self girl! Love the jewelry and the blazer!

  13. There are so many pieces to your look that I simply adore! Your bag, blazer, shoes, accessories OMG this look is perfection!

  14. That bracelet is gorgeous! I would have caved, too! And I love the detail on your top paired with that blazer!

  15. So chic! I love everything!! Especially your necklaces :)
    xx Cara

  16. I think those associates to that on purchase so you end up buying something you don't need. It gets me all the time too. Great outfit Lydia!


    Hope to see you for TBT Fashion link up.

  17. that bracelet is gorgeous indeed and love this blazer.


  18. I love that striped blazer on you, it's so nice with the denim! :)

    I am totally guilty of many impulse buys at the register - although I don't think any of them have been as pretty as your bracelet! :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead :)

    Away From The Blue

  19. I'm loving this blazer, super chic look!

  20. Maybe it was a sales technique..
    I was wearing a gold ring once and watching tv, I don't know how it happened, i chewed on it while I was wearing it - but I ended up at a jewellery store to have it cut off.

  21. What a fabulous bracelet! Love your striped blazer!

    Doused In Pink

  22. JCrew is so hard to resist! I just bought a skirt in there yesterday because the while store was 30% off. Love your blazer and those shoes are so cute!

    Amy Ann
    Now blogging at my new site Straight A Style

  23. I'm glad you got something out of your little trip at least! I hate when that happens. But I usually as an excuse to buy myself something else pretty.


  24. I completely skipped over that bracelet online, but it's gorgeous!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

  25. stripped blazer is amazing...looking very nice in this dress