Tuesday, May 22, 2012

J.Crew June Rollout - Fitting Room Reviews

These are the reviews of the few items I tried on last week on my visit to concept store. They should be online in  the next few weeks.


Size 8, TTS

Love it!

I really like this top. It is pretty and special. It is similar in concept to eyelet cami but it fitted me better. I loved the collar and the fact that the neckline was not so high. I tried on an 8 and it was a good fit, roomy enough in the chest but not too lose and the armholes were not gaping. I thought it would be super cute to wear it with capris. Of course I have many white camis, but this was different enough for me to consider.  I liked the feel of the fabric, no polyester here. I guess the hanging dots make it more delicate but they seemed rather securely attached. Nevertheless, I would prefer to order this one online to avoid in-store damage. It does have an exposed zipper, that I know is a deterrent for some of you, It does not bother me at all.




Exposed zipper



$128, 100% cotton, shell and lining

Daisy print cafe capris

Size 4 TTS
There looked a little crazy on the hanger but there were surprisingly cute on. The fabric is 100% cotton, but it is a a thicker weave and it almost feels like it has linen in it. More stiff and rougher texture that regular cotton cafe capris. They fit the same like my other capris. I liked them a lot and I would consider them if I already did not have foulards that are similar in concept and colors.



Print detail

$148, 100 cotton, unlined
Size 4
This skirt is pretty but I was not sure about the color on me. But it would look super cute with navy. It was a bit tight in size 4 and I would prefer a 6, I had the same issue with big eyelet pencil skirt so it i similar fit. It also created the shadow effect that I don't like but some think it adds interest to texture. Eyelet is very pretty. I am pretty sure it will come in different colors.

Fits smaller than double serge cotton and many other pencils.

it has waistband


$128, 100% cotton, lining 97% cotton, 3% spandex.


Anchor t-shirt

Size Medium, TTS to small
$39.50, 100% cotton

Nice tee but rather thin and nothing special. This one was cuter on the hanger and rather blah on, imo.
Fits TTS, I took my larger size because it is thin and I wanted it to drape better. If you like anchors this is more subtle way to wear them. Overpriced, of course.
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That's all folks

Do you like any of the items reviewed?
I really like the first cami and I think I may be getting it at some point.

I will have more tomorrow, so please stop by.

Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!

29 comments:

  1. Oooo the back of the first top is so lovely, very Betty Draper <3

    Tasia

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  3. Thanks as always for all the previews ajc! :)

    The first top is a recreation of the Confetti Bateau Top from 2007, except the original didn't have an exposed zipper. I bought that one, but ended up returning it because the neckline just wasn't flattering on me unfortunately. I think this new version looks very pretty on you though! You should definitely consider getting it. :)

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    1. You are right FFM! It looks exactly like it!

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    2. My mom has the 2007 version and I've always loved it on her. Maybe I'll pick one up this time around. FFM is right - it looks very pretty on you!

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  4. Btw, there was also a 'confetti' wedding gown and shorter 'confetti' mia dress, too.

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  5. AJC, your shoes are adorbs!!!

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    1. Thank you Desert Flower, they are from J.Crew from last year or two years ago. I believe they were called Pierra Ballet flats. They are leather lined and have a little wedge inside. I find most J.Crew ballets uncomfortable but I can wear those for the whole day of walking.

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  6. The first outfit is so great on you!! I LOVE the pants, and think they are actually quite different from the foulard print, don't you?? The only thing about the top is it looks so easy to ruin!

    I also really like the eyelet skirt on you. I feel like we can be more flexible in coloring for skirts and pants, anything that doesn't hit the face. A nice way to incorporate the new bright colors w/o being overwhelming.

    Thank you for the reviews, as always!

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    1. Thank you audreys, I guess I am telling myself they are very similar to foulards, because I have no money left.
      About the skirt, I think this color will be even better with some leg tan.

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  7. I love that hanging dots cami!!!!!

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  8. Thank you for sharing the preview ajc. I do not like the current direction at J.Crew, it seems juvenile and girlish to me, totally not my style.

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    1. xoxo: I think most places head that way in summer, I'm trying to remember that i will soon be 50.

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    2. Tabitha, you have a point there, I'll see if J.Crew changes direction for fall.

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  9. love the first outfit. it looks fantastic on you and the up close pic of the pattern on the capris shows just how pretty the print is. i hope you get that top b/c it is pretty special.

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  10. I LOVE the cami, what fun piece! You must buy it ajc.

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    1. I want that cami but I will have to wait as my funds are all dried up :(

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  11. LOVE that hanging dots cami!! Thanks for the review!

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  12. Lots of great items to come- must have the daisy capris, love love the pattern. Also happy to see the anchor tee, perfect for the summer and won't break the bank. Thanks for reviews!

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    1. Slastena, the capris are really cute, at first I thought no way, but after I tried them on, I changed my mind.

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  13. I love the eyelet skirt. I've wanted one for years, but I'm with you, not sure about the color.

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  14. LOVE the daisy capris. They look more like the classic cafe capri cut... not so tapered. Thanks for the reviews!

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    1. I think they are less tapered than regular cotton cafe capris that are restricting in my calves and almost ride up. And I don't have muscular calves. I thought this was because i getting smaller size to accommodate my lack of hips and they are meant for a smaller frame.

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  15. I love the hanging dots cami.. Not sure I need it, since I already bought the rococco.. but a girl can dream, and rationalize....

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  16. As always, thanks SO much for these reviews!!!!

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  17. Great reviews, thank you! I am not feeling inspired by most of the recent offerings. The clothes seem/are nice, but I don't want most of them. Maybe I have finally reached J. Crew saturation? Is it possible to have enough of one brand?

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  18. None of these move me. Of course I may likely change my mind when I see them irl and/or see them around the blogosphere. Thanks for sharing the pics. I always love your reviews. :)

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  19. I love the hanging dots cami!

    Thanks for the reviews!

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