We’re talking Fall must-haves today with J.CREW’S Jacqueline Carson, because, let’s face it, nobody does high-low, dressed-up casual better than this iconic brand.

According to Jacqueline, who runs J.CREW’S Lake Forest, Illinois store, there are seven items that every woman should have in her wardrobe this season—


Leather tuxedo pants, a tuxedo shirt, a great pair of pumps, a statement piece of jewelry…

JCREW8 a cashmere sweater, a knit dress, and a sumptuous handbag.

Which to choose when checking off items on the must-have list? Jacqueline loves the knit stretch of the Pixie Pant and the tuxedo dot shirt for its comfort and versatility.

“The Tuxedo Dot Top is really that transition piece that ladies can wear to work and to wow for an evening out,” she says.

For a bag and shoes, her picks are the classically chic Valentina pumps and the Goodwin tote.

And what about all those J.CREW jewels?

“We have so many beautiful pieces this season and they’re all unique to J.Crew. Our Lulu Frost-designed pieces are big, full and colorful and all of our other jewelry is designed and made in-house. I’ll definitely be picking up a statement necklace this season. It’s a must,” she says.

And speaking of all those J.CREW jewels, I’m so excited to tell you about our first ever GIVEAWAY, happening next week!  Watch for details in an upcoming post on how you can win one of those gorgeous J.CREW statement necklaces. Trust me, you won’t want to miss it! xox~M