J Crew Factory Store – April 2011 Visit

I was in training for most of the week but there was time to visit the J Crew Factory Store. I was a bit underwhelmed walking in but grabbed a few things to try on for the blog.

JCF Carson Short – 6, Bright Plum
See the retail version on me here (slate) and here (plum). This was a good fit in the 6 and I love the brightness of the plum but I already have the retail version. All colors were in-store. I don’t recall if there was a % off.

JCF Printed Perfect Shirt – M, Light Berry – This was a little wide on me. The arms were too long as well.

JCF Coralie Cami – 6, Mink, #38798, $64.50 plus 40% off – This was a good fit. I never tried on the retail version and, unfortunately don’t recall what the other colors were. I think there might have just been the Papaya color.

JCF Cropped Matchstick Jeans – Sz 30

JCF Tweed Unagi Pencil Skirt – 6, SPA, $89.50 plus 30% off – I know this was previously online but it must have sold out. I am not a fan of the Factory version of this skirt. The fit was fine but the material is thin and seemed a bit cheap to me.

JCF Printed Sylvie Skirt – 8 – I have the retail version of this skirt and I have to say I like the Factory version better. The color is a lot brighter and more saturated.

Factory on the left (8)…Retail on the right (6)

I think I’ll be keeping the Factory version so if someone is looking for the retail version in a 6, email me with an offer.

I also stopped by the Ann Taylor Factory Store since it was right next door to J Crew. I haven’t been in there in a long time but this skirt in the window caught my eye. It looked like lace until I saw it up close. It’s crochet and gorgeous. There’s also a dress that is just stunning. I regret not trying it on. I brought home the 8 Petite.

AND! I found the Peep-Toe Perfect Pumps in Porcini. I love this color and even though these fit just a teeny bit big (size 7), I brought them home with me anyway.

It looks like we have started our transition to warmer weather here in South Texas. It should be shorts and flip-flops all weekend long so I’m sending warm weather thoughts to you Northern readers out there!

Have a great day!


  1. April 9, 2011 / 12:09 am

    Luve the Bright Plum shorts (ordering now) and thanks for the warm weather wishes for us Northerners–my 2.5 year plan is to move near my Brother in San Antonio so we can play golf all year round!

  2. April 10, 2011 / 4:22 am

    LOVE the AT Factory skirt! Are the shoes also from there?

    Thanks for the reviews. I believe the coralie cami also came in a mauve and an ivory as well. ABC has a couple of them.