J Crew Factory Holiday Picks

There are so many goodies to chose from at J Crew Factory with the current 50% off everything promo (SHIPGIFTS) it makes my head spin. I already have my Holiday party outfits planned but there’s always shopping for next year right? I have been obsessed with the Sea Glass Brulee’ Necklace for a while and am very delighted to see a similar one in the Crystal Drops Necklace at the Factory. And who doesn’t love Camel for Winter? I can’t decide between the Striped Knit Scarf or the Plaid Scarf.

The Cora Loafers with Bow not only remind me of Kate Spade but they are great to wear to those parties where you know you’ll be standing most of the time. I have some dressy flats already but would get these in a heartbeat.

I did order some items during the Early Access that I’ll share with you now.

~ Velvet Blazer, size 8 ~
~ Peacock Collector Tee, Medium ~
~ Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool, Rhapsody Blue, size 8 Petite ~

The Velvet Blazer fit fine in the size 8 though I would have ordered a 10 Petite had it been offered. There’s a single-button in front which hits at a decent spot, not too low. The velvet is loose though and not structured like the old Schoolboy Blazer of yore, which is what I was expecting. The Faux-Fur Vest would be a fun option. The Peacock Tee fit fine in my normal Medium. The peacock is gold foil. I’m going to keep it as it’s fun and the gold foil on black background can be a little dressy.


I returned the Patio Pant in Wool in Blue Stone since I really didn’t think I’d wear it too often. I have whittled down all my pants but still have quite a few dressy options that I really didn’t need another pair. This Rhapsody Blue in the Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool is a great color duplicate. I prefer Petites in the pencil skirts at the retail and factory stores, when it’s offered, because the length is shortened to 19-20 inches instead of the 22+. That petite length hits me just above the knee and is so much more proportionate for my body. I do find the factory double-serge wool is a little thinner than retail but still a nice quality.


What are you shopping at the 50% off everything at the J Crew Factory? Are you shopping for you or gifts for friends and family?


  1. Kate
    November 29, 2015 / 1:59 pm

    Yes, we did shop the Factory sale early Friday morning, as usual.
    My daughter go the quilted jacket, the cowl sweatshirt and some other things,
    I got slippers as usual, the grey tunic sweater which I am returning due to sizing, and the buffalo shirt

    I liked the gold foil tshirt, but buying a short sleeved T at this time of the year just doesn’t work for me no matter how cute.

    I also used the 20% coupon they mailed me earlier this month on top of the 50%

    Was it me or did they not have a lot of pants in the store this week? mainly tops…and jeans. no casual pants

  2. audreybella
    November 29, 2015 / 2:19 pm

    Kate – That was great using that 20% off coupon on top of the 50%. I didn’t get one of those coupons until yesterday and don’t have time to go to the store today to use it. I know we will have some sunny weather so I can layer the tee under cardis. I have my eye on ordering the Toggle Coat as I like the idea of the hood.

    Now, that you mention it, my store was a bit scarce on pants, even the skimmers and cords, which are always in-store.

    • Kate
      November 29, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      betting any amount of money there will be another at least 40% off before the end of the year to use that coupon, it is a once only just so you know.

      Interesting that you didn’t get that until yesterday…I got mine about 2 weeks ago, wonder how they decide that?