Yes, ladies, that’s free James Perse! For three of you anyway…:)
You know how much I love James Perse, in fact, if I had to live in one designer for the rest of my life, it would be James Perse (I probably already could). I’m a basics kinda girl, and hands down, James Perse makes the best basics. If you’re like me, and your wardrobe is mostly pretty casual, you need to be able to depend on your them to hold up and keep their shape over time.
Just because they’re “basics” – maybe they’re what you wear on the weekends or after work – doesn’t mean they should be cheap. Actually, your basics should be what you invest in, they are the building blocks of your entire wardrobe; and they’re probably what you wear the most over time if you think about it. In my opinion, most of your shopping budget should go towards good basics like tees, tanks and cardigans, a casual button down shirt, a dress, a killer pair of jeans, and casual pants/skirts. Spend the rest on trends and “fun” stuff you don’t necessarily want to wear 5 years from now…
What to invest in
I was asked on twitter the other day what James Perse pieces a reader should invest in just starting out – which is a great question actually, because there are SO many styles out there, it’s tough to sort them out.
Casual T – I have 5 different colors of this tee: heather, white, olympic, cloud, and black because they’re seriously my favorite tees ever. I can’t even describe how soft they are and the shape is perfect. If I wanted the tee to be more fitted, I would size down, but this is supposed to be a more relaxed fit. The scoop neck is also great.
Supima Long Tank – I have five of these also: black, canary, azalea, julep, and pacific. The strap size is perfect to hide bra straps, the material is exquisitely soft, and I like the long – but not too long – length. I’d love to have one in every color…I’m getting there!
Maxi sundress – No matter if you love or hate the maxi dress, you have to have at least one…I mean, this is the best dress to wear for a day of shopping, lounging, or whatever. I have the black and navy maxi dresses and I wear them all the time in the Summer, either alone, layered over v-necks or with a cardigan over.
If you’re just starting out with James Perse, these are the pieces I would recommend trying first. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be posting outfit pictures with all of my James Perse pieces, along with recommendations and favorites. So stay tuned!! (see outfits-of-the-day starting May 4 for all my James Perse outfits!)
JamesPerse.com is giving three lucky readers a chance to choose one piece at JamesPerse.com valued at or under $200! The contest will end two weeks from now, on May 18th and the winners will be chosen randomly and notified within 24 hours.
How to enter: You MUST first leave a comment here telling us your favorite current piece AND color at JamesPerse.com. This is the minimum you have to do to be entered. Here are the other ways:
Leave a comment here and tell me about your own personal favorite James Perse pieces (already in your closet)
Leave a comment here with a picture or link to a picture of you wearing your favorite James Perse piece & tell us about it. You can do this multiple times with different pieces if you want to – no more than once a day.
Post to twitter a link to your favorite piece at JamesPerse.com using the hashtag #JPGiveaway. (come back here and leave a comment with your valid e-mail address so I can make sure it gets entered again)
Tweet about the contest posting a link to the contest page. Again, come back here and leave a comment with a link to your tweet so I can make sure I have your e-mail address.
Post about the contest on your blog. (you don’t have to come back here and leave a comment, I should get a pingback)
Post the contest on your facebook page then come back here and leave a comment with your e-mail address
There, so you have up to 19 chances to win if you have as many James Perse pieces as I do and post a picture of an outfit a day here! I wish you all good luck, and I hope to hear from all my fellow James Perse fans!! I know you’re out there!!