J Crew Resort 2013 New Arrivals

I stopped by J Crew today, first visit of the year, and saw a few new Resort items to try on. This is a tunic in the same fabric as the Maritime Dresses but it is more of a tunic and not a dress. There is a deep V-Neck requiring a tank underneath, a little bit shorter length and the sides don’t have a zipper. This blue is a Small. The Ivory below is a Medium. The style # is 69609 and is priced at $78. The blue is BIN, blue indigo maybe? I do like the fit of the Small. The Ivory would be versatile now with colored leggings and a colored tissue Turtleneck and/or belted.

Next up is the Rosie Dress in Colorblock in a size 6. This is pretty short, even by my standards, so I’d recommend this as a tunic. The silk was pretty static-y and was snug in the shoulders and arms. The ruffled trim at the end of the sleeves is a little long. I think if it was just and inch or two it would look feminine but not girlie. I’ll pass on this.
Lastly, is the Jules Dress in Scroll Print. The first image is a size 6 and the second is an 8. This fits like all the other Jules dresses and it seems that although the length bothers a lot of people there is only a size 2 left, not shipping until February.
This is truly a gorgeous print. I wish it would come out in a regular or Petite length skirt or a cardigan. The print on the sleeves match up to the print on the body of the dress. The side seams on both also match up pretty well too. The yellow is not as bright as my pictures show. There are side, not front pockets, and a back button at the top, no zipper anywhere.
Are you interested in any of these dresses/tunics?
Happy New Year! Have a Great Evening!


  1. January 5, 2013 / 11:43 am

    Thanks for the great reviews Audrey! I had been contemplating the Rosie dress, but see it would be a no go for me! I love the Jules dress, but am thinking that the skirt might be more versatile even at the longer length, if I want to wear it boho style. We'll see – did you see the skirt in your travels or is it in stores yet? I am so jealous that you will get to start wearing these things so much sooner! 🙂

  2. January 5, 2013 / 12:53 pm

    I love the tunic look and found some beautiful ones in one of our local Goodwills!! We are blessed with some excellent thrift stores in SA and do not need to spend the big bucks. I am glad to see tunics stick around in your review!!

  3. January 5, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    The Jules looks amazing!! I am really dialing back on my purchases this year but that might make the cut!

  4. January 5, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    I liked the scroll print better on the shorts than the Jules, the yellow is more golden and there is little pink. I am curious about the pencil too!
    Thanks for the fitting room pics, I have a few picd too that I am.going to share soon.

  5. January 6, 2013 / 12:33 am

    The scroll print is really lovely, it looks great on you. Thanks for sharing the preview, I will be visiting a store in the U.S. next week and can't wait.