J Crew Final Sale: Collection Bermuda Short in Italian Linen, Collection Cashmere Featherweight Henley, Cotton Cropped Sweater

Knowing I really shouldn’t have, I bought a couple of Final Sale items last week. Here are the reviews, just in case you were contemplating these too.

I have had both the Navy and White on my wishlist since these came out. The reviews state these shorts run large and I somewhat agree. The waist fit well and I could have sized down to a 6 but that would be after having slimmed my tummy a little. The hips and thighs are very big and baggy but I think they are made that way. They aren’t supposed to be slimming. I think the size 8 was the right call for me and that is my consistent shorts size.

These white is very white and they are also lined, in polyester. I don’t understand why linen isn’t always lined in Cotton. Of course it’s cheaper but it should be a designer rule.

After some ironing, they will look nice with a slimmer top, since they are baggy through the thighs. Overall, I am glad I bought these and would love to get the Navy on a pop-back.

~ Collection Cashmere Featherweight Henley, Small, Neon Orchid and Heather Pearl ~

The first thing you’ll notice is that the featherweight cashmere is pretty sheer. I’m consistently in a nude bra and you can see it showing through. Of course, this is a sweater so it will be worn in Winter, which means layering will deal with the sheerness.

The description states a relaxed fit and I sized down to a Small. I won’t be layering anything but a thin tee under this so the sizing is perfect. These do have the drop-shoulder seam, which I’m normally against but they didn’t bother me in these. (I guess because they were both Final Sale.)

I love both of these colors and am contemplating buying either the Navy or Brilliant Blue.

~ Cotton Cropped Sweater, Medium, Navy ~
This was not Final Sale but I wanted to try it while it was on promo, with the discount. I knew the Navy would work better in my closet than the Caribbean Sand (tan) colorway. This is cropped, as you can see it hits the top of my waistband on the Bermuda Shorts in Italian Linen. The sizing is perfect in my normal Medium. You can see it is just slightly sheer but I’ll be layering this over the Silk Sleeveless Blouse in Solid-Vintage Cabernet and Heart Dot.

The back is just a tiny bit longer than the front, but not much. This is still pending as a keeper as I’m sure this “cropped top” trend will soon disappear.

So there you have it. I’m buying Final Sale so you don’t have to. Have you tried any of these Final Sale items?

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  1. August 11, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Final sale bravery! You're pretty excellent when picking what will work for you. I tried that white Zara linen top you have and it was a no-go. I was disappointed, but it seems like the weather is turning anyway. I like the cropped sweater. I don't know why I'm attracted to the cropped things. Maybe memories of of the past. lol

    • August 13, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      Gigi – That's too bad that the Zara Top didn't work. I think it's the only "cropped" top that's worked for me.

  2. August 12, 2014 / 12:35 am

    Hi….I ordered the collection wool crepe shorts ( marine salt and navy) love them. They sit higher waisted. Are the linen bermudas simliar. The on line description would have me saying no..and that they fit like the cafe capris' …in other words low…for me at least.
    I would love to order the line ones….if they sit higher….do they ?? Why is everything at J Crew so sheer these days??? Because you are petite you can pull off the cropped look well.
    I enjoy all your posts and outfits….please do keep sharing.. Carolyn

    • August 13, 2014 / 1:51 pm

      Carolyn – Thanks for visiting! Glad you are enjoying the blog! The Linen Shorts were just above the hip on me, so they are low-waisted. I just looked at the Wool Crepe Shorts. Those look really nice, especially the Marine Salt. I may have to try those. They'll be nice for Fall and probably my Winter.

    • August 14, 2014 / 12:52 am

      Marine Salt is an ivory for sure. Love that they are not white….
      I had wanted to try the linen bermudas but with the waist …I will pass. I f you get a chance to try the crepe/wool that I love I would like to hear how you rate the fit….they are higher waisted to me ? thnks for the reply….always love when you post the new arrivals so we get to check them out .Carolyn