J.Crew: Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit, Tie-Waist Short in Chambray, Gingham Linen Short with Side-Ties, Lemon Print Jackie Cardigan, Ruffled Short, Toucan Tippi

J.Crew’s latest promo is 30% off select (most) items with code BIGSALE. This includes 40% off sale items and 50% off Final Sale items. I was in-store last week and was able to try quite a few things on. Everything reviewed below is included in this promo.

~ Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit, Navy, Small ~
~ Tie-Waist Short in Chambray, Size 8 ~

I never shared a review of it but I did end up purchasing the Featherweight Cashmere Bodysuit in both the gray and navy. The navy was on back-order so I won’t have a chance to wear it unless we get another cool night but I did wear the Gray a few times and absolutely love it. The cashmere is supersoft and though the buttons are an inconvenience when having to go to the bathroom the bodysuit fit great in a Medium. I cannot wait to wear these next year once the weather turns cooler.

Having said this, I also liked this off-the-shoulder bodysuit. I originally tried on the Medium (review tomorrow) and this Navy is the Small. I thought the Medium fit until I put the Small on. I think you’ll be fine in your regular size though. It’s really comfortable in a cotton/elastane blend. The elastane also makes it very stretchy and probably why you could size down if you want. As much as I wanted to buy this, I just hate wearing strapless bras. I have a few other OTS tops so I’m not heartbroken about not getting this.

~ Tie-Waist Short in Chambray, Size 8 ~

I have so many shorts it’s going to be impossible to wear all of them 2-3 times this Summer but I thought these Tie-Waist Shorts were the cutest. I find the size to be good in the 8 and they are still a little high-waisted on me with the length shorter than Bermuda length but still very acceptable for a 40-something. I would tie the bow on the side instead of the front next time to draw attention away from the mid-section.

~ Ruffle-Front Top, White, Medium ~
~ Gingham Linen Short with Side-Ties, Warm Jade, Small ~

I hate this top. I felt like those ruffles just overpowered my entire frame. I felt like a cobra when they open their hood. The Medium fits fine. The ruffle is cotton poplin and the body of the shirt is knit/t-shirt type cotton. A big fat nope for me.

~ Gingham Linen Short with Side-Ties, Warm Jade, Small ~

These shorts on the other hand! Well, I just love them. The Warm Jade is so pretty and I love it as Gingham. I tried a Small since the waist was elastic and the side ties actually help cinch the waist. They were a perfect fit so size down one in these. I bought them over the weekend with a special 30% off promo from an email I received. I love the solid colors offered in these shorts as well. But since I have so many shorts, I just bought these.

~ Cotton Jackie in Lemon Print, Medium ~
~ Cotton Jackie Shell in Lemon Print, Medium ~
~ Ruffled Short, Warm Jade, Size 8 ~

All I need for this outfit are some pretty white Keds. This was a cute outfit to try on and I like the contrasting shell and cardigan of the Jackie. The Jackie still runs normal size for me in a Medium.

~ Ruffled Short, Warm Jade, Size 8 ~

These shorts have been marked down online, not sure about in-store, and you can also take 40% off. Again, this Warm Jade color is so pretty and very saturated IRL. I settled on the size 8 and they fit just fine in that size. The ruffle gives them a little flair though I would prefer it not to be at the waist and only on the pockets.

~ Tippi Short-Sleeve Toucan Sweater, Small ~
~ Tie-Waist Short in Cotton Poplin, White, Size 8 ~

I was able to size to a Small in this Tippi. The Toucan is really cute and I debated on whether or not to buy it since I may not get to wear it until Fall. But it looks really cute with the white shorts so maybe if I am inside all day I can get away with this sweater. And though it’s a Tippi, it does seem a little lighter in weight than the regular Tippis. Maybe it’s just me. The shorts fit just like the Chambray ones above and the white are just classic. Because of the bow you probably should tuck in your shirt/sweater/tee.

Again, all of these items are included in the 30% off promo, BIGSALE. I ended up ordering something that wasn’t included in the promo that I’ll share with you on Sunday.

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  1. Lauren
    April 27, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Nice reviews. You look great, btw!

  2. Liz
    April 27, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    The first outfit is so sweet on you, looks like your gym time is paying off!!
    Totally agree on the white ruffle shirt also, I have similar frame and all those ruffles just overpower a shorter person!
    Love all the photos, thanks!