J Crew Factory Spring 2013

I was able to stop by the Factory store recently and had time to try on a couple of things.

Charley Sweater in Lobster, Sz Small – This was only an extra $5 off but I love it. The navy is gorgeous and the sweater is very soft. The Small fit well too.

Pleated Printed Skirt in Red (Heart Throb), Sz 6 – This was a decent fit, if a little snug in the waist. The length is perfect and I don’t mind the Polyester material. Compared to the Color-Block skirts it’s not as cheap looking. AND, all skirts are 40% off in-store.

Dot-Dot-Dash Mini Skirt, Sz 8, Festival Green – This was a very pretty bright green. And wholy moly it’s lined. It was also 40% off but I passed. I would have loved a non-printed skirt in this color, because it is pretty.
Double-Serge Cotton Mini, Sz 8, Deep Orchid – This is a beautiful deep purple color, though it looks blue on my monitor. I had a hard time deciding between this and the Heart Print skirt. I chose the Heart Print because of the movement of the skirt but if this color is in-store next time I go I’ll grab it.
Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton, Sz 6, Bright Spearmint – This color is just slightly lighter than last year’s double-serge mini skirt, which I own, and also extremely similar in color to the retail No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Spearmint. I’d say EXACT. No, this is not lined but, YES, it does have pockets. Also, it was 40% off so I bought it for more than half off of the retail version. I’ve never had an issue with the double-serge factory skirts. They hold up well and I really love the pocket feature.
Heart Print Scarf, $39.50 – All scarves were an additional 30% off but I didn’t grab the style # for this. The blue is a little lighter than the blue in the skirt but it’s cute none-the-less.
Sequin Heart Graphic Tee, Sz Medium – Very cute tee and perfect for up-coming Valentine’s Day. The sequins are securely sown on. I don’t recall the tag price but all tees were on sale and I think this was $16.99 in-store.
I didn’t get a chance to write down any other discounts but the store had a percent or dollar off everything. The tiny sale section was an additional 50%. You can see more Factory options on Rose from 1 More Shopping Blog. If you have a Factory nearby, I suggest you visit it. It will save you more than ordering online.

Have a Great Day!


  1. January 31, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    The spearmint skirt is beautiful…a great classic to have in a spring wardrobe!!

    • February 6, 2013 / 8:05 pm

      Definitely Pam, and with an early Spring and probably Summer ill get a lot of use out of it.

  2. January 31, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    Thank you for the link love, audreybella! I like all the skirts on you! Very cute!

    • February 6, 2013 / 8:06 pm

      Thank you Rose! I wish I had more time then to try on dresses. Next time I guess.

  3. February 1, 2013 / 1:10 am

    Everything looks really cute on you!!

    • February 6, 2013 / 8:07 pm

      Thank you shopwithm. I have worn the Lobster sweater twice already. Love it!

  4. February 4, 2013 / 3:12 am

    The sequin heart tee and deep blue mini are my favorites on you 🙂

    • February 6, 2013 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks Gigi. I definitely need to get back and grab that mini!

  5. March 10, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Aloha, and thank you for these great reviews. It seems that Factory reviews are rare online, especially with irl pics. Especially 'this' skirt in particular, I think you're one of the rare few that's reviewed this item.

    Question about the No. 2 Pencil Skirt–would you say it runs the same size as regular Crew Double-Serge pencils? I remember reading a review months ago mentioning that the Factory skirts are a bit more snug. So I wonder if it's best to get the regular size, or to size up? And wow, that Spearmint is outta sight, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this on you!