Variations of the windowpane print seem to be all over right now. I’ve seen several items offered at Banana Republic and Madewell, which has a great silk shirt. J.Crew Factory even has a cute pair of D’Orsay Flats. J.Crew has jumped in with their own windowpane items.
I originally thought this was a color from the Donegal Wool Cardigan since it was on the same table as the other colors but it wasn’t. It is a cozy little wool-blend cardigan that runs a size big. There’s not much else to say about it. It’s a cardigan J.Crew does every year. The various colors of the Donegal wool version are pretty, with little flecks of other colors in the mix.
~ Campbell Blazer in Donegal Wool, size 8 ~
I thought this blazer was really pretty IRL, though it’s just basically a gray blazer in a fancy wool. I take a Petite 10 whenever I can in blazers. It has the prettiest blue foulard lining with pink trim. I didn’t even notice it but the underside of the collar is also a pink felt. I don’t pop my collars so what’s under it doesn’t really matter. It’s in my wishlist.
~ Sleeveless Silk-Twill Top in Windowpane, size 8 ~
I didn’t really look at this shirt up-close until I was in the store. I originally thought it was just navy with white panes but it is a black background with cream, navy and brown. The 8 fit fine though the neckline is fairly low cut on me. Some double-side tape is needed, at least for me. J.Crew is also touting this has a “built-in necktie” which is more pronounced below the neckline. Because of the low neckline, I passed on this top.
~ A-Line Dress in Silk-Twill Windowpane, size 8 ~
Though the length is too long/midi-style on me, I really liked the shape of this dress. Add a blazer and it’s great for work. A sparkly necklace and you are date-night ready. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get this zipped up the back. It was stuck at the seam again and the zipper pull is too small to grab and force it up. I think the size 8 would still fit in this dress but I can’t tell you that for sure.
Overall, I really wasn’t a fan of this Windowpane print, especially after seeing the Banana Republic items. That blazer though…I’ll be waiting for a good price on it!