I love JCrew. Aside from Anthropologie, the JCrew store would be my closet of choice.
I have tried every way to get JCrew clothing cheaper...outlet stores (far away), warehouse sales (overwhelming), putting it on my Christmas list ;) (hit or miss)
Recently I have tried walking through JCrew stores for inspiration and then coming home and piecing outfits together based on what I saw, out of items I own.
Here's a sampling of one!