J Crew Spring 2013 Part 2

As promised, here are the rest of my reviews, just in case you are needing a push over the edge to make a purchase before the promo ends.

Cafe’ Trouser in Cotton, Petite 8 – I am so happy I listened to WFF. The fit of these pants is amazing. The Petite 8 is the perfect fit, though I will need to have them hemmed. These are apparently a 30 inch inseam but I think they are probably a little longer. I’m wearing my highest platform heels with these pants and still they come exactly right to the ground.

Yep, das my booty…(I despise booty shots.)
These are a definite LOVE! Though they are now back-ordered until July, I ended up ordering the Black and Navy today. I should have ordered another pair in Desert to have them shortened to wear with flats.
Silk-Wool Punk Floral Skirt, 8 – Loved this skirt when I received it yesterday and even when I originally tried it on and look in the mirror. Now that I see it on, in pictures, I will sadly have to return it. It’s way too poofy though the length is perfect. I probably could have sized to a 6 in this and worn it at my natural waist. The 8 sits just above my hips. The silk-to-wool ratio is more wool than silk as compared to the Deco Shirred Skirt I have which is more silk than wool. The more wool makes the skirt a little thicker but not overly heavy.
Swoop Dress in Tropical Guava, 6 – I really am digging the Swoop Dress, though I’m on the fence about this color. I do think it’s great for Summer. The fit is perfect. This also comes in Petite and Tall, if you are questioning the length at all. I ended up ordering the Turquoise Reef to see if I like that color more than this one.
Lastly is the Cece Suede Ballet Flat, 7, in Bright Pomegranate. Hands down the Cece Ballet Flats are my favorites; even over the TB Revas! Yes, I said it. These are a bright orange but I love them! Looks like I’ve just added another colorway to my growing Collection.
Now I need to decide what I am really going to keep and what needs to be returned. Like I said earlier this morning, I am a huge fan of this roll-out and prefer the late Spring and Summer offerings for most all retailers.
Have a Great Evening!


  1. May 4, 2013 / 12:30 am

    I would recommend you wash the trousers before hemming them. Mine shrunk a few inches in length. I repurchased a pair in each color but now I hang them to dry and wash them inside out to preserve the color. The length has stayed the same without the dryer. These are great fitting pants otherwise!

    • May 9, 2013 / 10:50 pm

      Kathy! Washing them worked! They shrunk enough to wear comfortably with heels. Thanks so much for the suggestion. My Cafe' Capri's never shrunk in length so I just didn't think to try the trouser.

  2. May 5, 2013 / 7:22 am

    Whoa, that swoop dress must be short in petite. Of course the teal will be smashing on you. Maybe the guava will work w/jewelry that you're now incorporating into your wardrobe. That color looks great w/gold. $0.02

    • May 9, 2013 / 10:52 pm

      Probably obscenely short on us 5'2" ladies. I don't know why but I don't think I have any Gold jewelry, Gigi. I may have to try that, although I'll probably be returning it since I think I have found the one dress I love. (see Silk Shantung review)

  3. May 6, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    I don't think the punk floral looks too poofy on you! It's adorable!!!


    • May 9, 2013 / 10:53 pm

      Thank you Taylor. I ended up returning it anyway. I don't think I'd wear it enough and would rather someone else who wants it buy it.

  4. June 4, 2013 / 5:36 am

    Thans for the mention, Audrey, the pants look great on you! I have a pair or two on back-order too.