J Crew New Arrivals

I headed over to J Crew to get out of the house this afternoon to check out their new arrivals from last week. A few cute things but kind of “meh” overall.

Impressionist Pencil Skirt – I was so happy this was in my store. I loved it as soon as I saw it online. Overall the length is slightly shorter than most of J Crew pencil skirts. J Crew says it’s a shorter length at 21 inches.

Size 4 – A little tight and shows the pooch a little more than I prefer. The length on this was right in the middle of the knee. (I’m 5’2”.)
Size 6 – Better fit and my usual size in JC pencil skirts. The length was just below the knee. Normally the size 6 is about two inches below the knee.
Paper Poplin Shirt in Bronzed Avocado
Size 6 – These shirts and the perfect shirts are always a little tight for me in the shoulders and arms.
Much better fit of the size 6 in the skirt, don’t you think?
Size 8 of the shirt. It’s a little looser through the body but the fit is better in the shoulders and arms. I love the color and it goes well with this skirt. I’m thinking of these two with the tee below and my studded brown belt. Shoes??? Hmmm…
Size M – Such a great lightweight sweater. It comes in Sand Dune as well.
This shirt is not online. This is a navy and cream/beige striped shirt, not navy and white. 
The receipt says Navy Sailot Stripe Boatneck. Style #26977, $59.50
I think a Small might give a little better fit. I’ll probably check out the other store this weekend to see if they have that size to exchange. The neon pink detail, though mostly hidden, is cute.
Another in-store only tee from what I can tell. Charms and Kitsch Tee, Style #26398, $29.50
I tried on the Small in-store but brought home the Medium. This is the J Crew tee I like. It doesn’t look like a kindergarten class got a-hold of the paint. It has a few little sequins on it but not overkill. The small was a little snug, especially in the shoulders on me, so I’m glad I was able to get my normal, non-vanity size (I think).
Rose Vines Shorts – 
I think these were an in-store item only. I love the print and it’s so much more vibrant than the Perfect shirt. 
Size 8 – I bought these shorts at the other JC store a few weeks ago on sale for $39.99. When I went two weeks ago to my normal store I returned it for some other items. I just happened to check the sale section and there they were but marked down to $19.99. So they are mine…again.
Have a great evening!


  1. May 6, 2010 / 2:05 am

    I got that new tee!!! I loved it. Plus, my store had ten dollars off graphic tees, plus my teacher discount, so the tee was only like $16, what a great tee for summer:)

  2. May 6, 2010 / 3:13 am

    The tee is cute and I love the rose vine print in anything! The colors in the skirt are not for me, but it looks great on you! I have not been into the store yet, maybe I will have time this weekend to pop-in.

  3. May 6, 2010 / 3:15 am

    I hope you got the impressionist pencil skirt. It's bright but I am loving how those colors work with each other. Plus the pencil fit is spot on – JC knows how to do a pencil skirt well.

  4. May 6, 2010 / 4:27 am

    I really like the pencil skirt on you in your normal size. The colors are bright but I really like it. I'm going to have to try that rose vines shorts if there's any left in my store.

  5. May 6, 2010 / 5:38 pm

    mrs.anketell – What a great deal! My store didn't have the $10 off deal anymore.

    Kathy – I loved the print. Wish they had a scarf too.

    Lisa – I did get the skirt. I think the tee or the shirt will tone down the color.

    jcrewphd – I originally tried on the shorts when they first came out along with the Rose Vines Perfect Shirt. I decided I liked the shirt more. Glad I did.

  6. May 7, 2010 / 2:39 am

    What a great combination of the shirt, tee and skirt! You've managed to create a great look with something so bold.

  7. May 7, 2010 / 11:58 pm

    I got that tee too. My store had ten dollars off graphic tees promotion as well. However iti didn't apply to Charms and Kitsch tee. I got $10 off on Max and Molly tee.

    Impressionist Pencil Skirt in size 6 looks fantastic on you.

    Thank you for wonderfull review.

  8. May 8, 2010 / 1:34 am

    Thanks Kathy! It's on my list to order online. I'm still waiting to see if my store gets it.

    Belle de Jour – Thank you! I knew I wanted the skirt but not until the dressing room did I realize the shirt and/or tee would go great with it.

    Simply Jcrew – Thank you. I went back to the store today and they didn't have any promo on the tees. I guess it just depends on the store.

  9. May 27, 2010 / 5:29 am

    Hi!, I've been reading your post! and I find it great! I enjoyed everything the content of the blog! and also the graphic tees which are beautifully made! these Graphic tees were awesome I never thought that I will such a beautiful tees like this!