There are some big changes happening at my beloved J Brand. The sale of 60% of the company for $85 million to private equity firm Star Avenue Capital is official. I'm a little sad that Creative Director Susie Crippen is stepping down (with an impressive payout) but my hope is the she will resurface with an exciting new venture. Co-founder Jeff Rudes will stay on as chief executive and in an interview with California Apparel News he said “I am passionate about this brand. The J in J Brand is me.” Read more of that interview on ApparelNews.net And with that, I give you my latest J Brand obsession, the 860 Racer X Motorcross Leggings. Buy them at Shopbop or Saks in Antique Black wash, or JBrandJeans.com in Grand Prix wash (as shown above).