J Crew October 2013 Arrivals (2)

I made some returns to J Crew and I found a few items to try on from the new arrivals.

The Pleated Stretch Flannel Dress caught my eye online and I’m happy I was able to try it on, in a Size 6. I could Spanx it in a 6 but I would prefer a little wiggle room and would size to an 8. The material was flannel with a little stretch. I like the fit-and-flare shape and am a big fan of A-line skirts. I would also probably buy the Heather Indigo instead of this Heather Flannel color.

My VPS suggested I try on the Stretch Herringbone Skinny Cargo Pant, Size 8. I liked the Herringbone part of the pant but this was a little too skinny for my hips and thighs. The 8 was the right fit.

I was not a fan of the Lace-Trim Swiss-Dot Top in the Style Guide but liked it once I tried it on. I have on a size 6 and this seems to run big. I would normally be satisfied with the 8. The body is lined while the sleeves are not. This would be a good work top but also work well with denim, I’m thinking my new Toothpick Jeans in Dolphin Grey.

The Toothpick Cords in Neon Amethyst are gorgeous IRL. I fell in love with this color and it was on sale too! Sadly for me, I already have a similar color, not as bright, from a few years ago so I passed on these. I took my normal size 30 for the Toothpick Jeans/Cords.

I own the Matchstick Cords in Sea Salt and love the color, size 29. I debated on whether or not to get a second pair in this same color but decided against it. I paired it with the Jaspe Tunic in Heather Silver, which looks more Ivory/Cream IRL, and the Houndstooth Baseball Cap. Now, I know the Jaspe knits are comfortable but I originally thought this was the Vintage Sweatshirt and about choked when I saw the price tag…$118! The size Small was a good fit in the Tunic but major pass on this Tunic.

What do you think about some of these? Interested in any? 
Have a Great Day!


  1. November 2, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    I love the flannel dress – that's going on my wishlist. It looks great on you! Thanks for sharing!

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:44 am

      Thanks ShopMurphy! Glad I could help!

  2. November 2, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Either color in the dress would look good on you. Wishlisted those jeans. I'll have to look for them to try on. I knew those cargos were going to be weird when a sa pointed them out to me. I like the texture, though. Thanks for another round of good reviews 🙂

  3. November 3, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    You're making me regret not getting that flannel dress when the % off promo was going on – it's a really pretty piece!

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:45 am

      Lisa – I'll be envious of how you style it when you do get it!

  4. November 5, 2013 / 2:57 pm

    I love your use of Spanx as a verb. 🙂 I haven't been to J.Crew in quite some time but I' definitely interested in checking out a few things you posted like those skinny cargo pants and the neon amethyst color. Do you think it's too similar to the neon violet color because I have a pair of jeans in that color?

    • November 10, 2013 / 1:47 am

      FshnOnMyMind – Spanx do so much it HAS to be a verb! LOL! I haven't seen the Neon Violet IRL so I really couldn't give an honest opinion on that. I would think these have more pink undertones and the ones you have are more blue?

  5. February 27, 2014 / 3:15 pm

    Hi there! Random question. I'm considering buying the stretch herringbone skinny from ebay, ha. I usually wear petites, but I have a pair of Minnies in regular–so I'm just concerned about the inseam. How tall are you, so I can get an idea of how they would be on me?