Saturday, August 20, 2016

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

The fall arrivals have made their debut at J. Crew and I have just had the chance to have a look through them. I liked a lot of items, and among them this pretty Rhodes Blazer in Italian Wool in the wild flamingo colour:


Ruffles are back in full force at J. Crew, as in the Lady Jacket with Ruffles:

Lady Jacket with Ruffles

Back is also the Excursion Quilted Down Vest in several colours. A new colour is the tigerlily version, which is a colour that look great against my pale skin:

Excursion Quilted Down Vest

Perfect-fit Long-Sleeve T-shirt is available in twenty-four (24) colours, so it is bound everyone will like a couple of more og these for layering in the winter.


 Perfect-fit Long-Sleeve T-shirt

I also noticed the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool is back as well. A new colour is the wild flamingo (same as the coat above).

No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool

Rider Bag in Italian Leather come in a two colours. My favourite is the royal indigo.



Lastly, Caged Flats in Glossy Leather. I like the straps and the colour (called pale bloom).



These are my picks. How about yours? Seen anything you like?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

J. Crew - August

Last weekend I visited J. Crew after a long hiatus (for me) to check out what was new. I tried on several tops, and among them this Striped Peasant Top (size S, vivid flame ivory). I liked the fabric, which is a cotton & linen mix. It was light, without being see-through.


Striped Peasant Top (similar here, here)

Fatigue Shirt (size 6, dark driftwood) was a favourite in the store. It is all cotton and comes in two additional colours as well.

Fatigue Shirt (similar here)

Lace T-shirt (size M, navy heritage green) was also a favourite. I think it looks nice with a light-coloured bottom like the Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt in White I got earlier this summer.

Lace T-shirt (similar here, here, here)

I already have the Classic Popover Shirt in Striped Cotton Gauze (size 6) in the sundrenched pool colour, but was contemplating the vibrant red this time.

Classic Popover Shirt in Striped Cotton Gauze (similar here, here)

And my favourite piece for last, the Tie-neck Top in Shirting Stripe (size 4, indigo white). Unfortunately, size 4 is too tight across my chest, so I would size up at least one size. The fabric is the gorgeous cotton/silk mix J. Crew is known for. 

 

That's about it for now. I can't wait to hit the store again, probably this weekend, to see the new arrivals. They are already posted on the website, so I will have to pick my favourites soon.

Hope you are all having a great summer, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

J. Crew Factory - July

The week before last I was at the airport and swung by the new outlet there to check out the Factory store. Almost the entire merchandise was 50% off. The sale section was an additional 50% off as well.

Factory Plaid Gauze Popover Shirt (size S, blue mint ivory) fits TTS to large on me. I loved the more substantial gauze fabric and the beautiful blue of this shirt. It`s all cotton and machine washable.

 Factory Plaid Gauze Popover Shirt (similar here, here, here)

Another pretty shirt, the Factory Classic Button-Down Shirt in Printed Cotton (size S, tan) fist small on me, so I would definitely size up in this one, especially since it is all cotton, so it might shrink a little.

Factory Classic Button-Down Shirt in Printed Cotton (similar here, here, here)

I really liked the idea of the Factory Shimmer T-shirt (size M, navy gold), but it turned out a little bit too shiny for me. The skirt I am trying on is the Factory Lace Skirt (size 8, vibrant flame). I sized up 2 sizes than usual to be able to pull it right down on my hips for a bit of extra length. It`s still too short on me, unfortunately.

Factory Shimmer T-shirt (similar here, here, here)
Factory Lace Skirt  (similar here, here, here)

Factory Metallic Crab Collector T-shirt (size M, ivory). Cute design and thicker fabric than the regular retail store counterparts, it`s made of cotton.

Factory Metallic Crab Collector T-shirt (similar here)

Lastly, my favourite piece, the Factory Short-sleeve Linen Sweater (size M, pozzoli pink). This pink is flattering on my pale skin and I liked the fit of the sweater. As the name says, it is all linen and feels comfortable against the skin. I have already worn it a couple of times since I have taken these photos. :)

Factory Short-sleeve Linen Sweater (similar here, here, here)

That is all for now, but I am headed to the factory store again this coming Monday with a visiting friend. Seen anything you like there lately? Please share.

Thank you for dropping by, even though I barely have time to blog these days. :)