Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Amazing Sites: Lands' End Canvas

Since I am a J. Crew fanatic, and my J. Crew cravings must be satisfied, I frequent the blog J. Crew Aficionada.  Alexis, blogger behind JCA, has an amazing network of J. Crew fanatics that inform her when, say, J. Crew sends out an e-mail, or has a promotion.  And it's nice, because even though I'm signed up for J. Crew e-mails, I sometimes get them four or five hours after they come up on the JCA blog.  {You might wonder why.  It's all because J. Crew plays favorites -- they know that whoever owns my e-mail address will only buy maybe $100 worth of clothing in a year, and most of that on sale, and so they send e-mails to less thrifty customers first.}

Alexis will also occasionally mention other stores her readers might be interested in, and early last month she blogged about the arrival of Lands' End Canvas.  Lands' End Canvas is a trendier line from the original Lands' End -- same quality, authentic inspiration, but modern interpretation is what they're going for.  I checked out the site last week, and I am now a fan.  It's definitely reminiscent of J. Crew, with a nautical, preppy feel and traditional silhouettes, with slightly lower prices.  I love how they've updated Lands' End clothing while keeping it classic.  {I also love this model's hair.  Can I have it, please?}

Here are some of my favorite items from their site:

1.  Cotton Lawn Campshirt, $39.50 {link}
2.  Fit and Flare Dress, $59.50 {link}
3.  Leather Sandals, $69.50 {link}
4.  Super Slim Jeans, $59.50 {link}
5.  Print Cotton Linen Scarf, $29.50 {link}
6.  Paisley Halter Tank Swimsuit, $69.50 {link}

If I had to choose just one, I'd go for the dress.  It's too cute!  It also looks really simple; does anyone know how to make a dress like this?  Which item is your favorite?  Do you think you'll be purchasing from Lands' End Canvas any time soon?

P.S.  Right now you can get $10 off your regularly priced purchase of $50 or more with the coupon code 3552.  {Thanks to Chloe for the tip!}


Madeline P said...

I have been meaning to check out LE Canvas for the same reason. I really like your finds.

If I were trying to make a dress like that, I'd go to Susan's tutorial for making a skirt, then put it with an already constructed tee (or tank, if you're into that :D).

Find the elastic waist skirt tutorial here.

Angela said...

I noticed the thinner models right away.

Karen said...

I'm new to your blog and found you via Uber-Chic for Cheap and so far I love it!

I saw this dress last week at Target. Looks really similar to the LE Canvas dress, but for half the price!

Carla said...

i believe i could probably make that dress... i also think you find cute clothes that I could totally picture you in, i however need to grow another 6-8 inches

Linnea said...

I just found your blog, and I'm loving it! Especially the eShakti site - wow! Just bought a dress, right away. :-) That site will most likely be trouble for me...

Katy said...

I just found your blog too! I can't believe Lands End has this stuff - it's fantastic! Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to following your blog! --Katy

Teri said...

So I checked out the website and my only disappointment was that they only carry sizes up to 12. Bummer for me a my ghetto-fabulous rear.

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

i really like lands end canvas! ll bean also put out a fancy schmancy line too.
even though their stuff is beautiful, i feel a little pricked at the prices, right? have you tried anything? i want to hear how things fit.
anyway, the stuff is definitely gorgeous--and you culled some of the most beautiful photos here!

Christa said...

Not how to make the dress but how to make the skirt....


I guess if you're crafty you can figure out how to add the top.

I just bought fabric this weekend to make the skirt. So excited.

Jessica said...

I am a first time reader too and am way pumped to read about Lands End Canvas. Cute basics, pretty good prices. Think I might make a little order!!

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