Also, when I was trying everything on, my PS was asking me about the feedback and was writing everything down and asking about specifics. She said Mickey (Drexler, CEO of J.Crew) was going to visit the store on Friday morning (at 7AM!) and they were going to give him customer feedback. I was trying to objective in what I was saying and think about everything that is often said here and on Mothership. If you want me to add anything about the items below, please let me know and I will email my PS before Friday.
First up, most asked about, No2 pencil skirt in snakeskin print:
|Size 4, fits TTS|
I like this skirt more than I expected. I don;t own any clothes with snakeskin print and I was never attracted to it. Shoes are leather goods are another story. But somehow, this skirt reads edgy and sophisticated to me, instead of in-your-face/creepy/trashy etc. In the catalog, they styled it with a ballet pink painter boatneck tee and I like the idea of it.
The price is $158. Will I buy this skirt? Not anytime soon and not at full price but mostly because I already have enough pencil skirts and I am still not 100% sure about the print. I mean, I really don;t like snakes...
Many of you have asked about the sweater with jeweled peter pan collar. I did not get to try it, but jcrewfanatic reported that it is $198 and beautiful. You can see her comments in my yesterday's post. I did try something slightly similar, that I thought many of you may like. I was thinking of my pal Ema from My closet, my baby and I and how not so long ago she was looking for a similar sweater from Sandro and even thought about making a detachable collar. Maybe J.Crew was reading her blog and got inspired?
I think it is very cute and will probably sell well. I have some doubts whether it looks too young but I think it would be fine with right accessories, and other elements of the outfit.
***OK, at this point I am totally polka dotted out, but J.Crew is not, apparently.
It fits TTS to slightly big. I had to get an 8 in some of the J.Crew summer tops but here I am back to my usual size 6 with room to spare. That said, I think it is supposed to be slouchy and I think it fits me similarly to the model in the catalog so I think this is the correct size.
Slightly see through. I think it is OK for casual wear but I would wear a cami to the office. I like the look better with a white cami underneath anyway.
100% silk and $128. Pricey, but I am pretty confident it will go on sale eventually.
Fits TTS, again this is size 6 and great fit with enough room in the chest. The bow is also very pretty and I like that there is no zipper. I actually did not mind the exposed zipper but it is pretty heavy and it is pulling the shirt back a little bit. Anybody wants to buy my last year's incarnation??? You know what I am thinking...
The blouse is pull on, I dont think there was a zipper. there is a small opening at the neck wher you tie the bow with a little hook to secure it.
|No billowy bulk around the hips|
It is $110. it is a lot for this little top but I remember the one I have was also around $100 and I eventually bought it for under $50.
That's all folks!!!
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