J Crew Fall 2012 Arrivals (3)

Next up we have Jules Dresses.

See Part 1
See Part 2
Jules Dress in Stripe Silk Twill, Navy, #96940, $188, Sz 6 – This is the same shape as the Jules dress but has on-seam pockets not front pockets. This is red, white and blue, with the red stripe very thin and subtle. This is lined and a wonderful silk twill. The web-site says this has 3/4-sleeves but they are full sleeves on me. Also, please note the length on me. I like it but it will be shorter on taller ladies. Wishlisted
The size 8 only added bulk not length. I’d stay with the 6 which is my Jules Dress size.
Jules Dress in Snowcat, Black, #11330, $188, Sz 6 (says the tag) –  So the tag on this specific dress said “6” but when I showed my PS she said, “That dress is huge on you!” She found a size 4 and another size 6. Turns out this should be at least a size 8, maybe a 10,  and was mis-tagged as a 6. Pass since I have the Wildcat print.
Here’s the correct size 6. I am a fan of the Jules Dress. This one is lined in the body but not the arms. I like that as the Wildcat and Fanfare prints were not lined. 
This is the size 4, which wasn’t a bad fit either. It didn’t shorten the sleeves any and the length came up just a little. Size 6 was the best fit.
Jules Dress in Wool, Retro Jade, #90748, $198, Sz 6 – This print is GORGEOUS!! And look how lovely the Flower Lattice Necklace pairs with it. I hope there are other colors but I think this one will be my favorite. Wishlisted
The Flower Lattice Necklace is uber-gorgeous. I have been lusting after it since seeing it on DaniBP. Though she returned hers, this came home with me. As much as I like the colors of the Bubble Necklace, it is a bit too long for me. I need something closer to my neck, but not choker-ish.
What are your thoughts on these Jules Dresses?


  1. August 2, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    Love the jade jules dress with the neclace on you,very pretty!

    • August 2, 2012 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks Ina. The color of the Jade Jules is GORGEOUS! I am so happy with my necklace purchase and wearing it today. I'm sure you're getting ready for your vacation, right?

    • August 2, 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Not yet,we are leaving the first week of september.
      School vacation is till the middle of september.

  2. August 2, 2012 / 2:10 pm

    I also love this necklace…great find! I think the striped dress is really cute on you! You do such a nice job with your reviews…have a great Thursday!

    • August 5, 2012 / 4:59 pm

      Thanks Pam! I sure wish we would cool off some so that these Fall arrivals would seem more appealing.

  3. August 2, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    I love the retro jade color. Can you tell me if it is more green than turquoise? It looks turquoise on the web site.

    • August 5, 2012 / 4:49 pm

      Julie – It is more of a turquoise than green. Just a lovely color.

  4. August 2, 2012 / 3:11 pm

    I don't wear my Bubble Necklaces at the end clasp–I shorten it/clasp it quite a bit higher on the actual necklace to give it a higher look! That necklace though is TDF! Congrats and I Luve Luve Luve the retro jade dress–I already know it would be tooo short on me…sigh!

    • August 5, 2012 / 4:50 pm

      yogagirl – I tried shortening it too but it still didn't work for me. I am happy with the Flower Lattice. Though a splurge, I will be able to wear it with a lot.

  5. August 2, 2012 / 4:19 pm

    Well glory be girlfriend! I wondered how the retro jade dress would fit "our" size and there you are for me! I love these on you and I love the jade colour! I think this will be a "buy" for me! Can you not see these with beautiful black boots??? There is a gorgeous floral wool scarf (same print as the pencil skirt) that I think would also look amazing with that dress! I also love the necklace – has been too pricy for me, but I do covet it!

    • August 5, 2012 / 4:58 pm

      WMM – Black boots will look nice with this dress. Is the scarf from the summer?

  6. August 2, 2012 / 4:34 pm

    You definitely look better in the smaller snowcat dress. It is really cute.

    Thank you for the photos of the wool Jules dress, I was just asking about it on JCA this morning. I'm a bit put off by the pocket seaming that goes all the way across, that would be a dealbreaker for me as I do not need a line across my thick waist.

    • August 5, 2012 / 4:57 pm

      xoxo – Thank you. I don't think the seaming is there for the printed Jules. Either that or it's hidden by the print. It's noticeable on the solid black one as well.

  7. August 5, 2012 / 3:48 am

    The necklace is so pretty. I've avoided due to price but maybe I should cave in…

    • August 5, 2012 / 4:51 pm

      Tammy – It is a splurge but something I know will get a lot of use.

  8. August 17, 2012 / 6:56 am

    I love the necklace w/the striped Jules. Of course you can rock the retro jade color. I hope I find something I like in that color. It goes well w/the crystal brulee in turquoise. Thanks for the reviews!