J Crew Fall 2012 Arrivals (1)

I had a personal shopping appointment Saturday at J Crew and my PS did not disappoint. She pulled some great items for me and I may have changed my mind about not needing anything from the First Fall roll-out. She has a great eye for mixing prints and colors. There is just so much that I tried on I’ll start with an anticipated item for me, the Zig Zag Sequin Tee.

Blythe Blouse in Polka Dot, Pale Graphite, Sz 8 – I’ve said my piece many times about this blouse. It’s a great silk blouse and always comes in wonderful colors but I always have to size to my bigger top size due to the shoulders. Then the body of the shirt is too big. For me, this blouse is better as a layering piece. Wishlisted
Zig Zag Sequin Tee, Natural, Sz M – This also comes in Mint. This “tee” has a nice weight to it and lots of sparkle, unfortunately wearing it alone, without a layering piece is bothersome (last pic below). Every time I moved I wanted to scratch. A long-sleeved tissue tee will be best underneath this sequin tee. Or you can layer it like I have here. I think the combination of the two prints and the colors go well together. I’d like to see this blouse underneath the Mint colorway. Wishlisted-Mint
Minnie Pants in Stetch Twill, Boulevard Green, Sz 8 –  I had several pairs of Minnie Pants when they first came out and eventually sold them all as I had stopped wearing pants, especially body hugging ones. But I like the dark green of these and they are the perfect ballet flat length on me. Wishlisted-Green and Navy
Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel, Modern Red, Sz 6 – Blazers have been my winter coat the last several years due to the mild winters we’ve had. The size 6 is a bit tight, especially with the layering underneath so I would go with an 8 to be more comfortable. I have so many blazers and a coral tweed one from a few years ago so this one is a Pass.
I’ll have lots of shirts and sweater layering combinations coming in the next few days. Other than the dresses those were probably my favorites.
Have a Great day!


  1. July 29, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    Great pictures. Those pants are very slimming on you, and I love the color!

  2. July 29, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Thanks for the reviews, Audrey! I didn't know the Sequin Tee was scratchy. I have to see this in person.

  3. July 29, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    The sequin tee is so adorable. Thanks for the heads up for being scratchy and might have to size up to layer.

  4. July 29, 2012 / 4:07 pm

    I saw the mint zig zag and polka dot blouse layered underneath on Pink Peonies. It's a cute combo, but the scratchy bit gets me. I love the look, but it'd have to be discounted for me to bite.

    I picked up the purple Minnie's on clearance for $25. I'm not a huge fan, but they are easy for weekends and traveling. The green looks great though for fall!

  5. July 29, 2012 / 7:57 pm

    Oh you are killing me! I tried this same outfit on yesterday, minus the orange blazer! No wonder I like you so much!

    Looks great on you! I bought the pants and the Blythe in the blue in the end! Zigzag was to die for, but I needed the trench!

  6. July 29, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    love how you paired the sequin tee! i didnt even try it on because it was so itchy!!

  7. August 17, 2012 / 6:52 am

    I like the zigzag top on you and yes, it's itchy. You should try the dress. It feels different, imo.

  8. February 6, 2013 / 5:15 pm

    Newest follower! Randomly came across your blog on Google and saw your sequin zigzag sweater paired with the polka dot blythe blouse… Check out my blog post from yesterday and I think you will be pleased 🙂