J.Crew: Campbell Blazer in Corduroy, Margot Top in Silk Foulard, Mini Skirt in Corduroy

It feels a little too early to be shopping for Corduroy but these two pieces are really nice and I’ve added both to my wishlist.

~ Campbell Blazer in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~
~ Margot Top in Silk Foulard, size 8 ~
~ Mini Skirt in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

Other corduroy blazers we’ve seen in the past have the elbow patch. This does not, which I prefer. The outfit itself reminds of the 70s, probably due to the brown color and the corduroy. I take a 10 Petite in Blazers whenever I can and can gauge from a size 8 how it will fit in my true size. I don’t own any of the Campbell Blazers but I can say that I am considering this color in the corduroy. It’s not a color I have and I think it will go with quite a few things in my closet.


The lining is striped with rep piping and pocket flap.


~ Margot Top in Silk Foulard, size 8 ~

This top was my absolute favorite when I saw it in the roll-out last week. I knew I would be buying this, with or without a promo. I tried the size 6 on originally and it was tight and restricted movement around the armholes so I sized to an 8, which felt a lot better. I love the ruffle detail at the armholes and the front. I’ve already worn this top and took a steamer to the ruffles, fluffing them up just a bit.


~ Mini Skirt in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

I really haven’t bought too many skirts this last year as I’ve been wearing shorts all Summer and stuck to jeans and leggings last Winter and Spring. This is a cute mini skirt and the back as an exposed zip but a cute little tab snap button with gold hardware. The shape is slightly A-line and the size 8 on me makes this TTS. I’d probably grab this in the Masala Chai and Navy colors. It would be a great little skirt in black and ivory too. I hope J.Crew adds more colors.


And here are three outfits I’ve styled with this top, taking it from Summer to late Fall. Everything shown are items I already have in my closet. I’ve linked to similar items. Click on the icon near each item for more details.

What do you think of the new Margot Top? I am looking at the solid in Navy and Fuchsia Blossom as well.

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  1. Tati
    August 22, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Agree, I really like this corduroy blazer. I’m usually drawn to Navy first, but this brown color looks perfect (& rarer) for fall. Wishlisted as well.

    Question — I really like corduroy skirts, but often have a problem when I wear them with tights — they tend to ride up. Maybe you don’t wear yours like that since it seems fairly warm where you are year-round, but it’s an issue I encounter quite a bit. (i don’t think this skirt is lined either, which might eliminate the problem.) I’ve tried wearing half-slips & they’re ok, but sometimes they go along for the ride as well! Grrrr.

    Anywho, I also like that Margot top but i’m forbidding myself from buying a single more ruffled top, as that’s all I seem to wear sometimes, have so many. Bummer, great colors.

    • audreybella
      August 22, 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Oooh, I see the issue. I’m pretty sure the mini skirt is not lined so it will ride up with tights. I can usually get away with a mini and tall boots in Winter. If you’ve tried to wear a half-slip but why don’t you try some Spanx shorts. There are various lengths, with some going to mid-thigh. I know it seems silly to wear Spanx shorts over tights, especially when nature calls 😉 but that might work. Or even a Spanx slip. They won’t ride up as much, or maybe at all, as a silk or poly loose half-slip.

      And you NEED, the Margot Top. That can be your “very last ruffled top”.

      • Tati
        August 23, 2016 / 12:36 pm

        AB, i think you’re right re) Margot top — it just so happens that I really need a fuschia top for my wardrobe! It really is a nice piece & i like that the ruffles don’t come in waves & waves, like former renditions.

        Thank you for the Spanx advice b/c I have a feeling that their slip might work. I think the corduroy rides up b/c of static that is created b/w that fabric & the tights so hoping the Spanx slip mite eliminate that. (Regular slips, at least the ones I have, seem to be made of poly & probably don’t help the issue a whole lot.

        Hope you are having a fab day!