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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J.Crew will have new arrivals this week and wanted to share some of the faves I’m already in love with!

~ Lemon Print Bandana ~

It looks like Lemons are the fruit of the month for May. You can find it in this scarf, a Jackie Cardigan or contrasting Shell. I still have this Banana Republic Lemon Print Skirt so I’m ready for Lemons in May!

~ Lottie Sandals with Pom Poms ~

The Lottie Sandals are coming out in Suede, Colorblock and Glitter but I like the Pom Poms the best. The heel is low and manageable too.

~ Tippi Sweater in Palm Tree ~

It’s too warm in Summer to wear any type of sweater but I will definitely try to get my use out of this really cute Palm Tree Tippi.

~ Salut! Tee ~

One of the upcoming Style Guide’s images shows this to be purple, but when I check the actual color name, it was Astor Blue. This looks more relaxed than fitted and I ordered a Small in this. There’s also the Made in the Shade Tee and the On Island Time Tee.

~ Midi Sundress in Magnificent Floral ~

Do you recall the “old school ‘Crew” Talitha Dress? Well, J.Crew has brought back the silhouette in a midi dress.

All of these items are included in the HOPTOIT promo of 25% off your purchase. This promo runs through Sunday, so when the new arrivals launch, the promo “should” still be working. I resisted on ordering the Tie-Waist Pant in Madras. I have all the Gazebo Linen Pants from last year that will work for me when I need pants this Summer. I really wanted to love the Ruffle Wrap Skirt in Poplin but it doesn’t seem as “fun” as it did during Fashion Week.

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Another promo is being offered at J.Crew this weekend. You can take 30% off your purchase with code LOTSTOSHOP. Everything I’m reviewing today is included in this promo.

~ Polka-Dot Cold-Shoulder Top, size 8 ~
~ Cuffed Pant in Shirting Stripe, size 6 ~

It looks like shoulder baring tops are here to stay for Spring and Summer. I do like the cold-shoulder tops a little more than the off-the-shoulder tops because if the straps are wide enough, you can wear a regular bra. Originally, I thought this fit TTS to a little loose for me. I think because I am broad-shouldered, I should wear an 8 or 10. But since these types of shirts don’t have any material constricting right at the shoulders, I can size down. I know that sounds odd but the size 6 fit me a lot better than the 8.

~ Polka-Dot Cold-Shoulder Top, size 6 ~

~ Cold-Shoulder Top, Fresh Poppy, size 6 ~

The size 6 fit great in this silk version of the cold-shoulder top but the straps are way too loose. I don’t know if it was this specific shirt or the silk style in general. I ordered the pretty green Warm Clover color so I am hoping the straps are little more fitted.

~ Embroidered Tie-Neck Top in Printed Indian Voile, size 6 ~

This is a cute top and the cotton is really soft.  I found this to fit a size big since the 6 fits pretty well. You can tie the neck or leave them untied, both look fine. Elastic at the “cuffs” always bother me so this is a no for me.

~ Cuffed Pant in Shirting Stripe, size 6 ~

I’m so happy pants are no longer skinny and there are wide-leg options. I sized down to a 6 in this pant and it fits. The length is even cropped on me! These are very familiar to me. Almost like I wore something similar in this stripe and material as a kid. They are thin and lightweight and not lined, but also not see-through. I could do without the waist-tie though. I’ll either find an old skinny belt or got without.

~ One-Shoulder Ruffle Top in Eyelet, White, size 8 ~

My store did not get these in stock. This was a return, in all three colors. I wasn’t really sure about sizing so I’m glad someone else made the purchase for me so I could try this on. Like reviewers are stating, this runs big. I feel it does run 2 sizes too big. The size 8 is very loose all over. I am happy to say that I didn’t find the ruffle too overwhelming.

~ One-Shoulder Ruffle Top in Eyelet, Black, size 6 ~

The size 6 fit a little better but still seemed loose under the arm. I like the black though the nude lining is close to my skin tone. I’ve ordered the size 4 so I’ll report back on how that one fit.

~ Mini Skirt in Fringy Lace, Renaissance Red, size 8 ~

This red looks more like a true red IRL and the fringe makes it really fun for Spring and Summer. The size 8 fits TTS and on my hips, making the length a little big longer for me.

I ordered the Cold-Shoulder Top in Fresh Clover, the Ruffle Skirt in Cotton Poplin in White and the One-Shoulder Dress in Eyelet. I ordered the 8 Petite in the dress so I’m hoping it works out.

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J.Crew has a promo ending today where you “buy more, save more”. With code MOREISMORE you can take 25% off your purchase of $125 or more, or 30% off your purchase of $200 or more. I took advantage of this and ordered a few things to try on that my store did not have, whether it was item, size or color.

~ Off-the-Shoulder Stripe Sweater, Small ~
~ Sailor Pant in Heavy Linen, Navy, size 8 ~

The sweater runs a little large and the Small seemed to fit best on me. Since this is a sweater the shoulders are stretchy and not tight. The material is a cotton crepe feeling more on the crepe than cotton side. It’s already too warm here to wear this sweater, unless I’m indoors all day. Still, it’s a really cute sweater and the shoulders stay put with movement.

~ Sailor Pant in Heavy Linen, Navy, size 8 ~

The linen doesn’t give too much so I went with the size 8. They are cute but also a mess. The sailor buttons are functional but you don’t want to use those because there is also a side-zip. Add to this a lace-up back you can use to cinch the pants around your waist for a better fit. The length is absolutely perfect full-length though it’s not meant to be. I don’t have a full-length linen pant and if these didn’t have the lace-up back I would have considered them.

~ Short-Sleeve Popover in Drapey Oxford, Ivory, size 6 ~

I have this popover in Chambray and Olive and love them. I wanted to see how drapey this ivory one was and it’s a little lighter weight making it a little cooler feeling. I realized I have another white sleeveless top I have yet to wear and always go for color in the Summer so this one was returned. Still it’s a nice dressier top than the regular Popover.

~ Perfect Shirt in Piece-Dyed Irish Linen, Black, size 8 ~

I needed a black linen shirt. I wear these regularly throughout the Summer. Surprisingly, the linen Perfect Shirts keep me just as cool as a tee. I had been wearing a size 10 in button-downs but have gone back down to my normal size 8. This is a good basic shirt for me.

~ Linen Bermuda Short, Spice/Black/Bright Flamingo, size 8 ~

I loved all the linen Bermuda shorts offerings from last year. I have every single color so and wore them all Summer long. That’s why it was an easy decision for me to get all three color offerings of this season’s version. I ordered a size 8, which fit TTS for me. The material doesn’t have much give but they still fit a little loose, which I prefer. My favorite color is the black and the Spice will be great through Fall.

I ordered the One-Shoulder Dress in Eyelet. If it fits well I may have to decide between it and the Sheath Dress in Fringe. I’ll share reviews once it come in! Don’t forget to use Ebates before ordering!!

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Here are the reviews from the latest J.Crew roll-out. This has been one of my favorites of the year so far. There are a lot of regular-wear classics in it for me like the Popover Oxford Shirt, Linen Shorts and Linen Shirt.

~ Tippi Short-Sleeve Sweater in Berry Print, Medium ~
~ Pleated Skirt in Berry Print, size 8 ~

 I love that this Tippi has a contrasting striped back and that it’s short-sleeved. I wonder if we will see solid s/s Tippi’s in another roll-out or two? If they had an all stripe like the back of this sweater I would definitely get it. I haven’t changed sizes in the Tippi with the Medium still fitting me well.

~ Pleated Skirt in Berry Print, size 8 ~

This skirt is long for me and I would be better suited in the Petite size. I was shocked to see the skirt was $98 but then I saw the material was 100% Polyester. This would have been much nicer in silk but of course probably raised the price another $100. But, because it’s Poly it’s also machine washable. I like the Berry Print but think I would get tired of wearing it as a top or bottom. I think the Bandana or D’Orsay Pumps are more my style.

~ Heels on Fire Tee, Small ~
~ Ruffle Skirt in Chambray, 8P ~

I thought the vintage cotton was looser like the tissue tee so I ordered a small in this tee. It’s a cute tee and the wording is embroidered on. It fits well through the body but the arms are a little snug. I was going to exchange it but my store only had two sizes left. I’m hoping it doesn’t shrink when I wash it. And I know you’re thinking “Why don’t you re-order the right size?” And I could but I want to wear this tee now and not wait for the new size to get here. But it is the right thing to do. I hope when I return from my trip that my store will have gotten more sizes so I can exchange it.

~ Ruffle Skirt in Chambray, 8P ~

I was hoping to get a pretty skirt that I could wear casually this Summer. This one, in the Chambray, was perfect. But I don’t care for the ruffle. I’d prefer a pencil or a-line silhouette. I ordered the 8P for length and it fits well everywhere. I like where the length hits, just at the middle of the knee but I couldn’t get past the ruffle so it was returned. If you order this, take your normal size.

~ Gingham Ruffle-Hem Dress, size 8 ~

I liked this dress when I saw it online and was happy to see it in my store. Unfortunately, I am not that girl who can casually tie her belt and still look cool. The bottom is visually heavy so I do think you need something in the middle to balance out the hem. The Petite is still going to be long, at 41-inches. If I got this at a crazy sale price I think I would chop off the hem. That would allow me to wear it at my desired length and without the belt. But it’s took cute and I think my size will sell out. I’m saying take your normal size in this dress.

~ Sheath Dress in Fringy Lace, Black, size 6/8P/8 ~

I absolutely loved this dress. I originally saw it at Nordstrom and both the 6 and 8 sold out quickly. I ended up ordering the 8 Petite from J.Crew and found it to be a perfect fit, except for the length. (middle pic) It’s really flattering at that length and I did love it but sitting, dancing or any kind of movement would have hiked up the hem to show a lot more than just my legs. I was relieved that my store had this in black in both the 6 and 8.

I tried the 8 first and it was roomy through the chest and waist. It wasn’t huge by any means but knowing how the 8P fit I knew it would look better a little closer to the body. The size 6 wasn’t as snug as the 8P but still very comfortable and body-hugging. The length hits about an inch above the knee and more appropriate in general. If I had a lot of fun places and events to go to I would have kept the 8P. Though all three sizes fit me I’m going to say to size down one in this dress.

J.Crew has a 30% off promo right now of almost everything. Just use code HAPPYSPRING at check-out.

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