Monday, September 29, 2014

J. Crew - September (V)

Last weekend I stopped briefly at JC to check out again the Textured Slouchy Sweater. I had tried on size S on a previous occasion, so I wanted to see how the XS fit this time. It's still slouchy and slightly large. I don't think sizing down will be a better fit since the arms would probably be too tight then.

I mentioned on the JCA that I tried on the Pixies while in store as well. I've been wanting a black pair for winter this year. The new ones fit the same as the jodhpur ones I have from last year, but are slightly longer. I am wearing size 2. Currently on sale, minus 40%, so they are a good deal. The boots are the Lowell Buckle Boots size 8 1/2, or one half size larger than my usual size.They fit slightly large, but I am not wearing any socks here. I think on my M width feet this is the proper size, though. They are also a bit big on the calves, even though I am wearing the pants tucked into the boots. (My calves are 15 1/2", for reference).

Pixie Pants (similar here, here, here)

Here are side photos of the boots:


I also tried on another blue sweater which I liked quite a bit as well. It is the Lambswool Zip Sweater in Colorblock (size S, 'heather marine navy'). It's also a bit slouchy, like the one above, but the sleeves would be too tight in a smaller size for me.

That's about it for now. Hopefully I will have enough time to try on a couple of coats on my next trip. How about you? Are you shopping this sale at JC? Please share.

As always, thanks for visiting, and have a great day tomorrow!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Loft - September

Last weekend's visit to the Village also included a stopover at the Loft. As I previously mentioned, we now have a two other Loft stores in the area (Metrotown & Guilford).  New items made their way into the store, and a few of my favourites are below. First, the Floral Vine Pencil Skirt (size 6). It's a mix of cotton, rayon and spandex. I loved both the fit and the print of this skirt. The jacket no longer seems to be on the website, but it is style 342409 size 4. I loved how this jacket looked in combination with the skirt.

Jacket (item 342409)(similar here, here, here)

Second, the Leopard Print Sweater Dress (size S, TTS). This is an interesting leopard print in navy and blue on a grey foundation. It fits very comfortably and the colours are very pretty up close. For extra length, consider the Tall version (I am 5'6").

Third, the Snow Leopard Print Cat Coat (size S, TTS). I really liked the fit and feel of this coat. It looks luxurious in real life.

More Loft reviews in a couple of previous posts here and here. I am hoping to go back soon for the Custom Stretch Trouser Leg Pants in Zoe Fit. What else I'm liking at the Loft right now:
How about you? Have you shopped Loft lately? If so, what did you find? Please share!

Hope you are having a great weekend so far, everyone!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

J. Crew - September (IV)

Last weekend I had an appointment on the North Shore, and as always when I am there, I stop in the Village in West Van. J. Crew is one of my few stops there. Right at the entrance I saw the Dutch Floral Cropped Sweatshirt  (size M). There was no size S to try on, and the XS was definitely too small and didn't bother trying it on. It's all cotton, and the sleeves on the M are a bit too long for me.

Lambswool Shirttail Sweater in Stripe (size S). I think this would be a weekend sweater only, as I doubt I would get away dressing like this for the office. I'd wear this with my Pixie Pants. These sweaters remind me of one I had about 10 years ago or so that had fake cuffs and collars.

Textured Slouchy Sweater (size S, 'royal navy'). I liked this one, and the colour is much more bright in real life. It's alpaca and nylon, very light, soft, and not itchy at all. It also comes in three (3) other colours as well.

Merino Wool Mixed Media Sweater (size S). I liked this better than the sweatshirt above. The fit is better on me and I liked the mixed front silk panel.

What else I like at JC right now:

How about you? Please share! Through September 28, you can get 30% off final sale items with code PICKASALE or 40% off on the final sale items if you use your J. Crew credit card and code CARDSONLY. Are you shopping this sale? If so, what are you getting? 

THanks for dropping by my blog, and have a great Thursday, everyone!