J Crew New Fall Arrivals – update post

So here’s what I purchased last week from the new fall arrivals at J Crew.

The Frances cami in Deep Rose & Dark Slate, the Evening Primrose Cardi and the Stretch Twill Minnie pant.

I’m taking the pant back. It’s supposed to be a “vintage-inspired cropped leg” but is regular length for me. After bringing it home I don’t like having my “flaws” exposed. And without Spanx underneath that could very well happen. It fits well without Spanx but this is not for me. I’ll stick with the straight leg or wide leg pant.

I also purchased two necklaces, one of which is online – The Shimmering Teardrop necklace and the Glass Barrel & Chain Necklace.

The “teardrop” was a lot larger than I expected – 1 1/2 inches.

I purchased the following from my Factory Store trip. (I have no i-dea what the original names were.)

Black “Fireball” necklace

Black Crystal Chain necklace

Black Ribbon Pearl necklace

Here they are all together.

And minus the Crystal chain but with the Teardrop necklace.

I didn’t get any of the blazers. I really did like both but in the end, it’s still to hot to even consider jackets. The sweater was the closest I could do. And I did NOT LIKE the Merino Chiffon sweater. It’s just a mess. It also looks like it could easily come undone from looking at the stitching on the inside. There’s no backing to hold it together a little more.

The Textured Jersey Boatneck tee fit a bit snug in the chest. I tried on a Medium. A large would have been too long and may have looked like a tunic. The Cotton Tuxedo shirt was cute but meh…I have a white one from the Gap and a navy from Express that I never wear. So I’ll just stick with those 2 that I don’t wear and not add to it. I did see the Crinkle Cotton Perfect Shirt in Navy and Pale Wisteria but none in my size.

I also ordered the Wool Pencil Skirt from the red phone and should receive that tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what it looks like. I hope I’m not disappointed.


  1. August 3, 2009 / 7:05 pm

    I love the way the frances looks under the primrose cardi–that will be such a cute outfit!

  2. August 3, 2009 / 7:26 pm

    I love all of your necklaces! I will have to check the outlet for the pearl and ribbon one.

  3. August 4, 2009 / 12:57 am

    OT – from your OOTD post – are you pretty happy with the coccodrillo skirt? Is it worth the money?


  4. August 4, 2009 / 1:20 am

    I love my coccodrillo skirt and am very happy with it.

  5. August 10, 2009 / 9:11 pm

    First-time poster here. Great blog!

    Great purchases! I love the frances cami/primose look. I have my eye on that cardi. I showed some restraint this past weekend, but it's only a matter of time before I break down and buy it!