J Crew Sammie Pant in Corduroy

My VPS wasn’t in the store the day I visited so I was on my own styling outfits. I was pretty pleased with myself when I came up with this next set, varying the outwear.

~ Excursion Quilted Down Vest, Heather Tigerlily, Small ~
~ V-Neck Cardigan with Floral Patch, Navy, Medium ~
~ Perfect Shirt in Plaid, size 8 ~
~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~


~ Excursion Quilted Down Vest, Heather Tigerlily, Small ~

The color of this is really a darker orange, IRL. It’s certainly a good match to burnt orange for Texas Longhorn fans out there. I have three of these in neutral colors – Black, from the retail; Navy from the Factory, and Wool Gray from the Factory. I prefer the original retail version, which is what the Factory version is now, both without the top pocket and gold buttons. The colors I have are pretty neutral and I switch them out often. There’s no change in the sizing in the excursion vest. I’m wearing my normal, retail and factory, size Small. This year, it is also offered with a corduroy trim. I saw it IRL but wasn’t a huge fan of it.


~ Campbell Blazer in Houndstooth, size 8 ~
~ V-Neck Cardigan with Floral Patch, Navy, Medium ~
~ Perfect Shirt in Plaid, size 8 ~
~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

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~ Campbell Blazer in Houndstooth, size 8 ~

The Houndstooth Blazer came out two releases ago and immediately went on my wishlist. My store finally got it in and I love it. I don’t have a Houndstooth blazer and I like that this one is navy and not black. And, this is offered in Petite sizing. The size 8 fits fine, though a little long in the arms so I would need the 10 Petite.


And just look at the polka dot lining!


~ V-Neck Cardigan with Floral Patch, Navy, Medium ~

J.Crew has done this tipped sweater for a couple of rollouts now. I haven’t bought any since I already have plenty of solid v-neck sweaters but I like that they added a little jeweled detail. Though you could accomplish the same thing with cute little Dragonfly Pin, that doesn’t really look like a dragonfly. This runs TTS, especially over a button-down.



~ Perfect Shirt in Plaid, size 8 ~

I have this Factory plaid shirt that I could use to make a similar outfit but I really like the tighter plaid pattern on this shirt. I’m fluctuating between 8 and 10 in button-downs right now. The 8 fit fine but I think I’d like the 10 or 10 Petite.


~ Sammie Pant in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

These pants are awesome! I think they are so flattering and they fit really well. My normal size 8 is a great fit and the length is full on me, which I don’t mind. I don’t know if I would try the 8 Petite to get the cropped look since these are such a great fit. I originally thought the pockets were sown shut but they actually have zippers. I didn’t really notice the rise being too high on these, compared to the Polka Dot. The Masala Chai color is what I’ll probably purchase, over the Navy.


The Sammie Pant in Corduroy is not included in the current WEEKOFSTYLE promo but the Polka Dot and Chino Pant are.

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  1. savvyshopper
    August 24, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Audrey, I noticed that you bought the white shirtdress from J Crew. Was this retail or Factory, and was it sheer?

    • audreybella
      August 26, 2016 / 4:53 pm

      SavvyShopper – Yes, I bought it last year, retail, along with the Navy. I didn’t find it to be sheer or see-through and I’m pretty tan. I also wear nude color bra and panties so that helps too. HTH!

  2. Tati
    August 24, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I like how you’ve re-designed the site, looks very nice & polished! I like the font, too.

    Well, I just came back from a quick trip to the store to return an item, but ended up trying on and buying that Leopard Sleeved-Cuff top after seeing it on you. Really liked the cut of the neckline, looks easy to dress up or dress down. Really pleased with this piece.

    I tried the top on with the Sammie chinos in Cabernet, which were an immediate love after initial roll-out. Bought these in Regular, even tho I’m tres petite (short legs & all), great fit. I want the other colors but need to exercise restraint and wait for your….

    Corduroy version! My store in NYC must be in denial about winter approaching so no sign of these yet, but I really, really like this Chai color (love it in the the blazer & skirt you’ve modeled in previous post) On my list, for sure!

    I like how you styled all of your looks here — love that vest with the cardigan, same for houndstooth w/ those Sammies. I also spy that cherry print top in there, can’t wait to see a full view of it! (Another piece not available in my store.)

    Hope you are well!!

    • audreybella
      August 26, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Tati – Glad you like the site update. I think that leopard top will go with a lot of colors on bottom. My store had received the Sammie cords but weren’t putting them out for another few weeks since it wasn’t quite the “season” yet. My guess it will be in September. They can’t hold those in the back until October!