J.Crew Spring 2012 Collection!!!
This was not so evident when we saw the previews in the fall and I was expecting more greens, yellows, purples and pinks. Don't get me wrong, the red, white and blue are great and classic, but I am getting a little bored with it. Not mentioning stripes and polka dot overload. Plus, the Jules dress and Talitha blouse seem to be reproducing faster and faster with each rollout. I know we all have been asking for return the the 'good old days' and more classics, so thank you J.Crew for listening, but... where is 'The Twist'?
I gave you everything you ever wanted
It wasn't what you wanted... " (So Cruel by U2)
I am really sorry J.Crew, you know I still love you, it is just that I am falling asleep in the fitting rooms these days. You think we can try some 'experimenting', to spice things up a little bit? It is probably not you, it's me...
Wait! I take it back. This is really cute!!! I knew you can do it!
|Ultra eyelet shell|
It also comes in white, but I think this is a little too chaste for me, at my age ;)
|$98 100% cotton, both eyelet and lining :)|
In Chili (to spice things up):
|Boy meets girl?|
|Shell is size 8|
The neckline is very high and it was not very comfortable. Maybe I just have a thick neck? Sigh...
Overall, it is very cute and the red color is gorgeous and very flattering imo. I think it would work much better if your chest is smaller and your neck is long and slender. I think it would be great with jeans, the way they styled it on the website. I am very glad the lining is cotton and not, God forbid, polyester.
Back-zip long-sleeve pullover
If you are not completely striped out this is very nice. It is a thicker cotton than for example Spindrift sweatshirt which I reviewed HERE. It fits TTS but it seems relatively narrow in the hips, so you may want to size up to accommodate it. You can see below that this would give you more slouchy fit, probably better if you want to wear it with jeans. It feels comfortable and easy to wear.
|$68 100% Cotton|
|Hefty zipper but not exposed|
I liked it a lot but I think I am striped out and cannot get excited about it. The color code is BLA so I think this is black and white. I can never tell in the fitting room light.
I don't see the tank below online, but it is very cute. It has scalloped edges and eyelet detail, very sweet.
|skirt size 6|
|tank size Small|
|tank seems to be also in chili|
What I didn't like, was the shadows that form where the eyelet is separated from the lining. I think it looked worse irl that in the pictures. Do you think this is totally OCD?
When I was about to leave I noticed couple of other items:
Polka dot (again) capri pants on the display. Seem to be the same print as Polka-dot pencil skirt. They were not in the store.
|polka dot capris|
Oh, I really wish it had a top zipped or another closure because the open top is a deal breaker for me as I shown you HERE.
|Nautical Edie Attache|
That's all folks
Do you think J.Crew is getting repetitive or am I being 'So Cruel'?
Are you OK with all classic or do we really need a twist?
Do you like any of the pieces from today's review?