J Crew May 2012

During my visit last week for my new hat, I saw the cutest skirt in the sweetest mint color. But I didn’t have time to try it on so I emailed my PS to hold it for me. I dropped by today and she held it along with a few other items.

First up is the skirt (Style #88345, BSP, $89.50), which is not online yet, paired with the Scoopneck Blouse in Anchors Aweigh. I have on a Size 8 in both. How cute is this skirt? It sits a little high on the waist and has an A-line not straight style like most mini skirts. The color is gorgeous and looks great with the navy blouse. The only downside to this skirt? No pockets anywhere. I can live with that as it might have detracted from the shape of the skirt and made it bulky on the hips. It comes in at least two other colors that I think are Navy and Peach or Pink. I can’t remember as my sights were set on the mint. As for the blouse, I loved it when I originally saw it online and still do now. But $135? I’ll take my chances it makes it to sale.

The Naomi Top in Polka Dot reminds me just a little of the Kelsey Ruffle Top with a few less ruffles around the neck. My PS had it with the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Garden Floral. I’m wearing a Size 8 in the top. It is a little loose and I could feasibly size to a 6. I am wearing a Size 6 in the skirt, which is my normal size in JC pencil skirts and it felt just a bit loose. Since I wasn’t going to buy it I didn’t try the size 4 but I think that would be a better fit.
This is another dress that is not online but has the Big Shot Dot print. AJC originally reviewed it here. I have on a Size 4 which still seems a little big on me. Though it’s 100% Silk I don’t think it’s worth $168.
And as I was checking out, a shipment of jewelry came in, and with it this adorable little elephant necklace. Style #95272, $68
It didn’t come home with me today but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to resist it. I also saw the Bubble Necklace in Navy and it is gorgeous and a color I would pay full price for.
What do you think of these new items? Did anyone else find the fit of the Garden Floral Skirt big?
Have a Great Day!


  1. May 5, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    Uh oh – I might need that skirt! I ordered the turquoise naomi yesterday and I am hopeful now that I have seen the fit on you! YOu are a great model for me as we are the same size! Love them all and I am thinking of pre-ordering that little elephant…..

  2. May 5, 2012 / 6:34 pm

    I love the skirt. The minty color is so cute on you. Now I'm tempted to go in the store and see if they have that.

  3. May 6, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    Maybe the skirt is not big and you are small. You're looking thinner. The mint A-line mini is cute. Very Audreybella. I think it's better w/out pockets. It would add to the hip area.

  4. May 7, 2012 / 12:45 am

    Oooh, the minty skirt is delicious, very pretty color indeed. Thanks fro giving a sneak peek of sorts, I haven't seen it in my stores yet.

  5. May 7, 2012 / 2:41 am

    The floral skirt looks so pretty on you! I don't think it would look very good on me, but I love the print, so I bought the scarf! And I could not resist that elephant – I bought it on Friday at first sight! I'm glad you took a pic of it! Thanks for the great reviews! I didn't see the mint green at our store, but I really love the color!

  6. May 7, 2012 / 4:59 am

    I think the navy blouse and mint skirt is darling on you. Love the other items as well, but will have to steal the navy/mint combo for myself 😉

  7. May 7, 2012 / 9:09 pm

    Oh the little elephant guy is adorable! Must have him! Thanks for sharing!

  8. May 9, 2012 / 1:15 am

    Did you lose weight? You look great!