Juicy Couture, All Grown Up

I've associated negative feelings with Juicy Couture since the days when bubblegum pink velour sweatpants with "Juicy" written across the butt reigned supreme on my university campus. Since then, I haven't been too impressed with the Juicy Couture jewelry I saw in Blue Ruby (kind of cheap-looking and juvenile for a twentysomething) or with their handbags (too busy).

However, a quick browse around the Juicy Couture page on the Nordstrom website last night did a lot to dispel my negative associations. Granted, I still saw things like green terry cloth capris and velour tracksuits galore, but there were also plenty of more sophisticated, ladylike pieces. I guess Juicy is growing up along with its original demographic of teenage girls. Or maybe I've been a Juicy girl all along but I kept it a secret even from myself!

Here are some of my favourite pieces. Enjoy!

Stud earrings, $48. I love the nature-inspired stud earrings Juicy has come out with this spring (although I'm kind of indifferent to the peace sign earrings shown in the picture). They're small and versatile enough to go with most day-to-day outfits.

"Summer of love" butterfly bracelet, $98. I can't stop picturing this bracelet with my pink-and-white eyelet dress and black strappy flat sandals.

Perfume atomizer charm, $48. There are way too many cute and whimsical charms in the Juicy jewelry line to post here. Just take a look at the Nordstrom website and see for yourself.

"Icons by the Yard" necklace, $118. I think I'm in love with this necklace just because it's an unapologetic knockoff of Elsa Peretti's "Diamonds by the Yard" necklace for Tiffany's.

Charm bracelet, $42. This is another unapologetic knockoff of a signature Tiffany design: the oversized chain links, the heart charm, the toggle clasp...

Contrast trim canvas jacket, $328. I love the playful green buttons and trim and Peter Pan collar on this jacket! It'd look so good paired with my new Coach bag.

Smocked linen babydoll camisole, $128. Sweet and girly but sophisticated at the same time, this is the perfect top to wear with denim capris and espadrilles or cork wedges for summer.

Empire waist hooded fleece coat, $298. This is the coat that convinced me I was subconsciously a Juicy girl. It's like the overpriced hooded gray fleece version of the white wool coat I bought last season.

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