My boarding school friends will attest to the glory of receiving the March J.Crew. It was the clear marker of spring. The first glimpses of summer vacation and what you'd be wearing to have fun somewhere, out of school, breathing freedom.
There is an accidental charm of a skirt worn with boots and socks that inspires a mood in me of running toward the lake ready to jump in with your clothes on. I love 1970's fashion, and this has all the whimsy of Ali McGraw in Love Story.
Not to mention! I am determined to unearth a story on Gayle Spannaus, J.Crew's magnificent stylist. When I look at this outfit I think to myself, I get it! She get's it! The past is there, yet still it feels so new.