J Crew Factory 2012 – Part 2

I had a salon appointment Thursday afternoon and since I was so close, I headed up to the outlets. I was very interested in seeing the new arrivals at the J Crew Factory Store, after hearing on Saturday they would be in Wednesday. There were lots of pretty new things, bright colors, new accessories and almost everything was on promo. Add the additional 20% off if you spend over $150 (see Alexis’s post here on the JCA blog) and you’ve got some good deals.

40% off Gallery Tees
30% off Fisherman Cable Sweaters, The Skimmer Pant, Footwear, Blazers, Jackets, Jackie Cardigan, Tunics/Cover-ups, Belts, and Jewelry
20% off Shorts, Skirts, Dresses and Suiting
Crewneck S/S Tee $16.99 promo
V-Neck S/S Tees $19.99 promo (The striped ones are very cute and I was tempted to get them in all colors.)

There were lots of cute little critter necklaces along with some new types of pearls and other necklaces. Here were just a few I was able to snap pics of.

Crab Necklace (I meant to get this, being a Cancer and all, but I completely forgot.)

Ship’s Wheel Necklace

Jeweled Bee Necklace

Ladybug Necklace

Round Bauble Necklace in Blue, also comes in a Mustard-y Tan (at the bottom of the pic)

Jeweled Bee Earrings

Belts in a lot of colors
Striped Jackie Cardigan – #65041, M, Navy – So I was eyeing this Loft sweater last week but it fit too cropped and tight in the arms, in a Medium, so I passed on it. This cardigan fits TTS and has bracelet sleeves and I don’t have a striped cardigan. And navy and white is so classic. – .$54.50 plus 30% off

Sailor Sweater – #65022, Sm, Sailor Blue – I sized down from my normal Medium. This fit well in the Small. I suppose it is meant to be loose and slouchy. Also comes in Black Linen. $69.50 plus 30% off

Floral Tunic – #12572, Sm, TAM – I believe this is meant to be worn as a cover-up, otherwise you’ll need a cami underneath to avoid exposing the girls. I have this pulled up some to avoid exposure. $59.50 plus 30% off

Factory Cap-Sleeve Blouse in Gingham – #66618, Sm, AGI Azalea Gingham? – Mary Ann or Ellie Mae? Cute but not for me. I don’t like elastic on my sleeves. See it here in Chambray. $44.50 plus 20% off

And look what’s made another come-back? I don’t/can’t see the style # but it is $59.50.

Cotton Shift Dress – #36740, 6, Navy – This is a very cute dress. It comes in Navy, Modern Red, and Natural. The Size 6 fit well through the bust and good through the waist seaming.

Modern Red, Sz 8 – You can see the pleating at the bust lays a little flatter than the 6. I preferred this size to the 6 but I would say get your normal size if you are interested in this dress. I would have bought this in both the Navy and Modern Red, if there had been an 8 in the Navy. $98 plus 20%

Cap-Sleeve Dress – #69414, 6, Popsicle Pink – This was a little tight in the bust an arms for me (elastic sleeve), and short. It zips up the back with an exposed zipper. And it a very PINK dress. I couldn’t not try it on, it was so bright. I would size up to an 8 but there weren’t any to try on. $89.50 plus 20%

Striped Dress – #68389, 8, Black – This is a very cute dress. It’s a pull-over style, with no zipper and only a button at the back of the neck. The waist is elastic in the back. As you can see it is a little blouse-y on top. I would have sized to a 6 but there were none left.

Dotted Strapless Dress – #23064, 8, Navy – This is a teeny tiny polka-dot dress, with pockets. I want to say this is the Lorelei style, in the retail version. Very cute.

Same Dress in a Size 6. This fit a little more snug in the top but I was able to zip this up all the way. I’d stay with an 8, which is what I’d normally get in a strapless dress.

Seersucker Mini – #23294, 8, Classic Navy – Very cute mini skirt with some adorable buttons. $59.50 plus 20%

Textured Cotton Mini – #25807, 8, Wild Blackberry – I liked the texture of this mini. I have a pencil skirt in the same texture. It has a slightly exposed back zipper and comes in Natural and Rhubarb. I could have sized to a 6 as this was a little loose in the waist and hips. $56.50 plus 20%

Twill Bell Skirt – #61251, 8, Poppy – I prefer to wear an 8 in these elastic waist skirts so I can adjust how I wear it to give me more or less length. $58 plus 20% off

Agate, 6 – If there had been an 8 in this Viridian Green-ish color I would have brought it home with me. Love!

Vineyard Pencil Skirt – #65816, 6, DPE – A remade-for-factory retail skirt from last year. See it on me here. Fits TTs and just as cute as the retail version.

I did not try on any shorts but here are some in-store right now.
Pink Gingham

3-inch Critter Chino Short – Navy Ivory Anchors

 Bermuda in Modern Red and Pale Coral

And finally, here’s my OOTD and new ‘do.

Tippi Sweater – Heather Dark Grape
Anthro Havana Fresca Maxi Skirt
Cece Ballet Flats 

So what do you think of the New Factory Arrivals? Anything catch your eye?


  1. January 20, 2012 / 1:33 pm

    Ack, must get bee jewelry! So cute. I have one of their cotton shift dresses (from years ago) and it's so flattering. It looks fabulous on you. The zebra tee!! Thanks for sharing — I might need to stop by there in the next week or so. 🙂

    • January 20, 2012 / 4:25 pm

      At first glance the bees looked like jeweled bicycles but they are really cute IRL.

  2. January 20, 2012 / 3:52 pm

    Thanks for you post! PS: I love that anthro maxi on you. Is it super long? I'm wondering if I can find one and if I would need to have it shortened (I'm 5'5") Thanks!

    • January 20, 2012 / 4:23 pm

      That maxi is very long on me. I should have it hemmed. I am wearing it high-waisted and still have about 2-3 inches on the ground. It does work well with my 3-inch heels. But I love it! It is jersey and so comfortable. I have a small and the perfect shade of red. It's lined but only to the knee. HTH!

  3. January 20, 2012 / 4:42 pm

    I'm ready for spring now! My fav is the vineyard pencil skirt, so pretty. I really like the maxi skirt on you! I'm so into them this season. Happy weekend to you! 🙂
    Btw, I LOVE the name of your blog!!!

    • January 21, 2012 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you Jeannie. Not sure if you saw the retail version of the skirt but it's pretty similar, which isn't always the case when an item goes from retail to factory.

  4. January 20, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Your hair looks so cute! And I am in love with your maxi skirt- it looks so cute & comfy!

    • January 21, 2012 / 5:24 pm

      Thank you Molly Darling. I'm trying to grow it out but it's so tedious. The maxi is the most comfortable skirt. I'd wear it every day if I could.

  5. January 20, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    Love the striped cardigan, and the shift dress looks amazing on you! Do you recall seeing any yellow Jackies by chance? My retail yellow Jackie is fading and I'm on the lookout for a replacement!

    • January 21, 2012 / 5:22 pm

      I think think there may have been a yellow Jackie. There has to be as there was every other color under the sun available.

    • January 22, 2012 / 3:06 am

      Thanks! I went to the factory store today and found a yellow Jackie…and somehow the striped Jackie and modern red shift made their way home with me as well!

  6. January 22, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    I like the shift dress. A lot! I think Iove your OOTD most of all! So cute.