Thursday, October 1, 2015

J. Crew - September (IV)

Last week I took advantage of the latest sale at JC so I went to pick up the Pixie Pants I had set aside. It was a good opportunity to look through the latest arrivals. One item which I had already tried on the week before while I was in Baltimore, was the Excursion Quilted Vest in Buffalo Check. This time I tried on size S, my usual size in vests at JC, and it was a much better fit. The pants are the Pixie Pants (size 2, navy). I already have these in black and I like and wear them a lot. The shoes are the Georgie Suede Penny Loafers (size 8 1/2, cabernet). These shoes were on sale, and another 30% applied, so they came home with me as well. They are one half size larger than I normally wear in J. Crew shoes. I loved the colour and the comfortable feel of these shoes.

 Pixie Pants (similar here, here, here)
Georgie Suede Penny Loafers (similar here, here, here, here)

Next is the Jeweled Striped T-Shirt (size S, heather ash). The tee is a cotton/poly/vicose mix. The jewels are pretty and colourful, but quite heavy on the T-shirt material, in my opinion.

Jeweled Striped T-Shirt

This season I have been liking JC's shirts a lot and even ended up getting a couple of them, both in vertical stripe. Here's another one that is on my wishlist as well. It is the Boy Shirt in Bold Stripe (size 4, white), all cotton. Size 4 is my usual JC shirt size.

Boy Shirt in Bold Stripe (similar here)

Tweed Sweater-Jacket With Fringe Trim (size M, navy multi) is pretty and quite warm, as the yarn is all merino wool. Size M is one size larger than my usual size, but I didn't see size S in the store to coampare.

Tweed Sweater-Jacket With Fringe Trim (similar here, here)

Lastly, my favourite piece, the Long-Sleeve Speckled Chiffon Dress (size 4, black). I grabbed size 4 by mistake, as I normally would fit better into size 6. The dress is made of silk and is very pretty, although too short on me (I am 5'6", for reference).

Long-Sleeve peckled Chiffon Dress  (similar here, here, here)

That was all the photos I took this time around, but I will end up downtown again for an appointment next weekend, so a JC visit is very likely. Have you been taking advantage of the recent sales at JC? If so, what did you get? Please share!

Hope your week has been going well so far and have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

J. Crew - September (III)

Last week I was away in Baltimore and was nicely surprised to see how nice and warm the weather was there. To top it all, on Saturday it was a scorching (for me, anyway) 29 deg C. So it felt quite strange to try on winter clothes, such as the Excursion Quilted Vest in Buffalo Check (size M, navy ivory). I am usually a size S in this vest, but there wasn't a small size in sight. I expect this will sell quickly at JC, as the buffalo check is always a popular pattern. The skirt is the Wool Zip Pencil Skirt (size 4, pink), my skirt size at JC. I like my pencil skirts, and this is a favourite.

Excursion Quilted Vest in Buffalo Check (similar here, here, here)
Wool Zip Pencil Skirt (similar here, here, here)

Another vest was the Plus Fleece Excursion Vest (size M, navy). This is again one size larger than I normally wear, but it seems size S was already sold out in the store, so it was a bit large on me. The fleece was a bit stiff, but hopefully it would soften a bit with wear.

Plus Fleece Excursion Vest (similar here, here, here)

Jeweled Crewneck Sweater (size S, navy) is all merino wool and felt soft on the skin. There is no need for jewelry when wearing this sweater, as the neckline is embellished with colourful stones. The sweater fits TTS on me.

 Jeweled Crewneck Sweater (similar here, here)

My favourite for last, the Cobalt Leopard Sweater (size S, navy), with a new take on the kitty prints. The front panel is silky to the feel, but I forgot to check the fabric content on the label. The website only mentions merino wool as the content. If this print appeals to you, there is also the Silk Blouse in Cobalt Leopard, the Jacquard Scarf in Cobalt Leopard as well as the Perfect Shirt in Cobalt Leopard.  I tried on the perfect shirt but size 4, my usual shirt size was too tight across the chest on me, and I didn't have enought time to ask for a larger size. Maybe I will try it this weekend.

Cobalt Leopard Sweater (similar here, here, here)

That's all for now. I also visited Madewell last weekend, so hope to post those photos soon as well.

Hope your week is winding down nicely and have a great weekend, everyone!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

J. Crew - September (II)

Last weekend I visited JC briefly while I was downtown. On a dare, I tried on the Asymmetrical Zip Jumpsuit (size 4, black), and was surprised how much I actually liked it. It is very easy to wear and I thought it looked cute with the Elsie Suede D'Orsay Pumps. The pumps fit TTS on my feet and I have already tried them on in two different colours previously.

Asymmetrical Zip Jumpsuit
Elsie Suede D'Orsay Pumps

And here are the Elsie Suede D'Orsay Pumps:

While in the store, I also tried on the Cap-Sleeve Silk Crepe de Chine (size 4, misty orchid). The colour is a beautiful pale mauve and the silk felt amazingly against skin. This is my regular top size at JC. As readers of this blog know, pencil skirts are my weakness, and this one is on my wishlist. It is the Zip-Front Pencil Skirt in Sparkle Tweed (size 4, metallic plum multi). It fits TTS and the colour is much prettier than in the website photos.

Next was the Ribbed Boatneck Tunic (size S, navy). I already have several navy sweaters so I woudl probably be getting this in one of the other 7 colours it comes in. 

Ribbed Boatneck Tunic 

Lastly, the Shiny Downtown Field Puffer Jacket (size S, rustic grey). I loved the grey, but the 'alhambra green' is also a favourite.  The jacket fits TTS on me.

Shiny Downtown Field Puffer Jacket

That's about it for me. On Saturday I'm heading to JC again and hope to see the new arrivals.

J. Crew is offering 25% off right now with code SHOPNOW through Sunday, September 20. Hope you can take advantage of this offer.

Hope you are having a great week so far, and thanks for visiting!