What I Like

Here are a few things I like from the newest J Crew catalog.

The theme – Who’s That Girl? They used women “who inspire us every day” – a museum curator, a freelance stylist, a ballerina, an author, some photographers and a mom to be to name a few to be models in the first few pages of the catalog.

Pencil skirt – Crackled Copper Pencil skirt

The mom-to-be, Carolina Palmgren (also a fashion photgrapher) wearing Double-V Dress.I really like that J Crew used a soon-to-be mommy as one of their models – very honest and realistic. Way to go J Crew.

Blakely Dress in Vintage Zebra Stripe (also in Light Ginger & Black)

Here’s the Tie-Dyed Wednesday Skirt again (that I was told would not be made). Hmmm…it does look like it has an elastic waist so I think I’ll pass if it is made.

Cute ballet flats (My eye is on the bottom one – my photo editor was being fussy and I couldn’t save the rotate.)

It’s the Crystal and Pearl Pastiche necklace on a ballet flat. This is so a “J Crew Math” item.

How cute are the kiddos?
And the huh?, questionable, seriously J Crew? item.
Rose Vines Romper – Shouldn’t rompers have legs and not look like a swim suit?
The description – “Think poolside parties and chic beach soirees.”
It is a Nylon/Lycra Spandex blend so maybe it can be worn in the water.
I think these are the March/April roll-out. I know there are some new arrivals coming next week. I got a look at some of the jewelry including the “Gotta-have-it Spring Necklace“, the Crystal Rock Necklace. It’s a cool piece but the stones are really large and it is a heavy necklace. There is also a bracelet that matches that would not fit around my wrist (and heavy as well).


  1. February 20, 2010 / 5:14 am

    Thanks for sharing these!

  2. February 20, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    I know one thing–this catalog will be a for sure keeper–those "real" women are beautiful and inspiring in the lovely J. Crew clothing!

    I am on a budget, but that pencil skirt is so pretty.

    Thank you for giving us a preview!

  3. February 20, 2010 / 2:35 pm

    OMG!! I am SO excited to see these pic's——-esp. having a preggo mom as a model and the dress to "fit a bump"—yay!! thank you jcrew!! i am 21 weeks pregnant and have been wanting a cute spring dress—these look perfect. I can't see the price, how much is that dress?

  4. February 20, 2010 / 2:57 pm

    Thanks for scanning and posting these. I love both skirts (I'm with you that I hope the tie dye skirt is going to be sold) and the knit dress. A romper/bathing suit? Really? What direction does that represent? 🙂 Oh, and the flats – so many to choose from? 😀

  5. February 20, 2010 / 3:20 pm

    Thanks everyone.

    It really is a great catalog Dina.

    Mrs.Anketell – The dress is $78 and will come in Light Berry, Dark Pewter and Shadow.

  6. February 20, 2010 / 3:28 pm

    Thank you so much for posting! I hope someone posts the whole thing soon since I rarely get catalogues. I'd love to see descriptions and item numbers so I can have my personal shopper order! I'm with dinagideon, that pencil skirt is so pretty and it's calling to me.

  7. February 20, 2010 / 3:31 pm

    That romper is krazy. Thanks for sharin these pics!

  8. February 20, 2010 / 4:08 pm

    LOVING the "real" models …. especially the pregnant one, since I am almost 9 months!! AH! But I am going to have to check out this roll out next week …. pick me up some pieces for once the little guy is here. 🙂 Hopefully it is a good one! Thanks for the images, I love seeing these early!!!

  9. February 20, 2010 / 4:49 pm

    Do you know if these are the items in next week's roll out or do we have to wait until March? TIA

  10. February 20, 2010 / 6:00 pm

    math teacher – I'm not sure if it any of these items will be in this roll-out or March & April. The catalog was for March 2010.

    Desert Flower – If my scanner will start cooperating I'll see if I can post a link to the whole thing.

  11. February 20, 2010 / 6:47 pm

    I love the Zebra dress!!!! Of course all these fab items will probably come out once our Rewards cards expire on 03/15! Thanks for sharing!

  12. February 20, 2010 / 6:54 pm

    Thanks, Audreybella. I have a code I can use on preorders so I'm dying to see what there is! In the meantime, the pencil skirt and the zebra dress you pictured are on my list (although I think the dress might be too short). I appreciate it!!

    I called my store and they didn't get the catalogue yet. They expect it Monday.

  13. February 21, 2010 / 12:11 am

    Thanks for posting these pics!!!

    Oh my goodness that is a thigh-unfriendly romper. You're right – it looks like an old timie bathing suit!

    And yes, those flats are begging to be math-ed! hee hee hee, is it wrong that I kind of dig them? But just a little bit!! (:

    Wouldn't it be great if JC did maternity?

  14. February 21, 2010 / 2:20 am

    OMG-Thanks for the post of the upcoming collection. I can't wait until Monday!

  15. February 21, 2010 / 2:20 pm

    I love these pictures! I am especially drawn to that pink patterned skirt! Wow – I think I need that one … I can just see myself sporting that all summer long!

  16. February 21, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    Here's some measurements for the size 6 of the Blakely dress in the Zebra Stripe. It is available for pre-order now and will be shipped after March 2.

    Style: 24207W, $128
    Sizes 0-14, no petites in this print.
    Light Ginger & Black, $118
    Regular: 23978W
    Petites, 0-12: 24031W

    Size 6
    chest: 36
    waist (at the top of the seam): 29 1/2 in
    length: 20 3/4 in – from back waist seam
    armhole: 19 3/4 in
    shoulder: 13 in
    neck width: 10 1/4 in

    Also, the Tie-Dyed Wednesday Skirt is being made and is available for pre-order but could ship this week. I had to get it to see it in person.

  17. February 21, 2010 / 10:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Oh man, I am abolutely coveting the Blakely zebra dress.

  18. February 22, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    Never thought the Lady Gaga-no-pants trend would make it's way to J crew!!! The rest of the looks I'm loving though. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  19. February 22, 2010 / 5:10 pm

    I love the copper pencil skirt. Its very cute. I like the way how its styled in the picture. At first I was thinking it would be too dressy for work but it looks like it could be a good work outfit.

  20. February 23, 2010 / 3:03 am

    Love the Blakely dress! Wonder if it will be in store.

    Thanks for sharing!!!