J Crew Spring 2013 (Part 3)

Questioning the Swoop Dress in Tropical Guava, I ordered the Turquoise Reef to see the color IRL and choose between the two.

One picture…that’s all I got. This was in the same order the Collection pieces so I was in a hurry to try those items on since I knew how the Swoop Dress fit. I think the color is beautiful and pairs well with my skin-tone. Now, that I’ve seen and tried the Silk Shantung Dress in Navy, I will have to decide which color to keep or to return..

While looking in the Men’s sale section for some more jeans for The Boy (he prefers the Slim-Straight Jean) I came across the Montague Tote Bag.
I have been looking for a Brown Leather Tote for a few months. I’m
being really picky about the size, color, leather type, interior pocket
storage, etc. I want something similar to the Madewell Transport Tote but a little more structured. Online, this Tote looked to have the right color, a pebbled leather, and seems
to be the size I am looking for so I took a chance and ordered it since
it was also on promo plus the additional 30% off.

Sadly, it’s not as structured as I hoped. I know this is not a woman’s bag and there are some features I do like about it. The color is what I’m looking for. I love the leather which is pebbled. The interior has two pockets and it zips on top to close. But it’s not sturdy. I guess I was hoping it would not be so slouchy and that the bottom would stay flat but it doesn’t. The drop is long enough that it does fit over my shoulder but because it has a strap to enclose both handles they don’t stay put for very long. The search continues.

The Frost Foulard Short-Sleeve Shirt looked interesting and cute so I decided to give it a try.
It wasn’t in my store so I had to order it. I tell ya, my Brown Sancho
is getting a work-out walking down my long driveway this week.

This is a size 8 and is quite boxy. I’m not sure where the “tailored slim and trim” part is. It feels great on, very comfortable. I was not expecting this to be blue though the color is Frost BLUE (duh AudreyBella). The online image looked more green with tan. It has white piping all around it including on the pocket and sleeves. The shirt is very cute but I’m not a pajama-style person so this will be going back.

Lastly, the Cece Suede Ballet Flat in Vivid Aqua is currently on sale. With minty colors on the brain when ordering the Frost Foulard Shirt I added these in my cart as well. This pic is a true to the real color. I’ve not met a Cece I didn’t like.

Decisions. Decisions. Such is the life of a Fashionista, right ladies?


  1. May 11, 2013 / 3:51 pm

    The shirt looks green to me too. I can't do the pajama shirts, or pants for that matter, either. I think the swoop dress in Turquoise Reef looks nicer but you really look great in both

  2. May 12, 2013 / 1:01 pm

    I like the navy dress but that turquoise is stunning on you, I like them both! They are quite different, the silk navy dress will be versatile for day or night because of the sleeves, how will you decide?!

  3. May 12, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    Happy Mother's Day, Blog Twin!

    The shirt still photographs as green. I haven't seen that color irl. I agree w/your review. I tried the other color on. too pajama-y. I vote for no silk shantung dress. I prefer the neckline on the swoop for you. In either color. I'm thinking the coral color only because you might already have something in the turquoise? Can't wait to see what you choose.

  4. May 12, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    Happy Mother's Day, Audrey!

    The dresses are very different from each other, they're both great, but I LOVE the color of the Swoop on you so I guess I'm partial to it for that reason.

  5. May 12, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    The swoop is so pretty on you! Love the turquoise color. I really wish they'd made that in a longer version for us tall folk. It's a perfect summer dress.

  6. May 13, 2013 / 2:38 am

    Hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Mother's Day!

  7. May 23, 2013 / 11:06 pm

    The dress looks stunning on you, both in turquoise and the punk floral. It's so tough when everything looks so great on you! 😉