I went to the mall last night and of course I had to stop at J.Crew to try some of the new arrivals.
My J.Crew store is a 'concept store' and gets the new arrivals couple weeks ahead of other stores. I was told it is so they can test the customer response and make store inventory decisions.
|I was wearing Dove t-shirt - Size Small|
I have checked on the new arrivals last weekend and I have posted pictures with my impressions on Flckr.
If you haven't seen it yet, you can check it out here.
Today, I am posting some of the items I did not get to try previously. Hang on because there is a lot of pictures, so my descriptions will be short and sweet. If you have specific fit questions please let me know and I will try to answer them.
For the purpose of judging how the items run I am 5'6, 135 pounds (on a good day), 34D, 30" waist, 37" hips. I almost always were size 4 in J.Crew pencil skirts and city fit pants, 27 in denim, 6 in high waisted items, size 6-8 in dresses and tops, and I am between Small and Medium in non numerical items.
I tried this t-shirt in green previously (posted on Flickr), this one looks like azalea pink. Quite fluorescent in real life.
|I would prefer Small|
I have mentioned this Paisley dress on Flickr when I tried the Talia blouse in the same print and I knew the cut will not work for me but I tried it for this blog. I think the cut is the same as Dolores dress.
|Too high waisted|
|This is size 6. It looks even worse IRL|
|$148 30% silk 70% cotton lining 100% acetate, back zipper|
I also wanted to try the new schoolboy blazer. I don't like schoolboy cut but the color is gorgeous.
|The dress looks better once you don't see the cap sleeves imo|
|Rumpled, boxy and slightly shiny|
|This is size 8, they did not have 6|
Now, some new arrival sweaters that are already online:
I know some JCAs (pathos?) asked about this Cashmere waffle colorblock sweater:
|Size S Runs TTS|
|Soft and comfy but more fuzzy than other cashmere, pill alert|
|SA wanted me to try this scarf with it.|
The scarf above is pretty but I definitely have more scarfs than I need already.
Below we have cotton waffle pullover in navy . Meh. It is not too roomy, I wouldn't size down.
|Basic but comfy, size M|
|$79.50 and 100% Cotton|
Next, new Ripplestitch cotton cardigan in casablanca blue. Runs big and it is thick and heavy. Those cardigans always tempt me with an idea of wearing them on a cool summer night. One problem. There is no cool summer nights in NJ. It is hot and sticky. If you live in a climate where in gets colder in the evening during summer this would be great.
|Color goes well with dove t-shirt|
|$95 and 100% cotton|
|Better when buttoned up. Actually these are giant snaps, not buttons|
I tricked you a little bit with the first picture because this dress was only display, so I couldn't try it on and I have no more details. I think it is jersey but I am not sure. I know many of you like polka dots this season.
I think this is my favorite, but maybe it is because I did not try it on. Am I getting grumpy or what?
|It is navy it has polka dots and decent length!!!|
Oh, and I checked Eddie Attache bag.
The lack of zipper or secure closure is a deal breaker for me. I would worry that my stuff would get wet if it rains. Too bad as it is beautiful and nice size. I liked the Tillary much better. They had a canvas with blue and red leather version in store for $228. It is bigger than Attache. You can see it beautifully photographed by Fshnonmymind here.
That's all folks. I did not buy anything. Nothing added to my wishlist either. I am surprising myself.
I have rewards card to spend and there is nothing I want. That has never happened before.
I would usually spend the rewards the day they were mailed.
What are your favorites? Have you spent your rewards card if you get one? What is on your wishlist? Please share.