I really wasn’t all that impressed with this roll-out. I usually find one piece that is a must-have but this roll-out didn’t have that. I did add a few items to my wish-list for when they go on sale.

~ Tippi Sweater in Ornate Floral, Medium ~
~ Cropped Chambray Ruffle Pant, size 8 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Printed Snakeskin, size 7 ~

There’s no change in sizing on the Tippi Sweater. I still take my normal Medium though it is fitting just a little less snug in the arms. I always find the Tippi bunches around the underarm just above my chest. Anyone else? The front and sleeves of this Tippi are printed in the Ornate Floral while the back and neckline are navy. Despite the description saying this is a 27-inch sleeve sweater, this is really your standard 3/4-sleeve Tippi. I still cannot put my finger on why I’m not a fan of this print. The colors are pretty but everything in this print is going to be a pass for me.

~ Cropped Chambray Ruffle Pant, size 8 ~

Like 99% of J.Crew’s cropped pants, these are standard length on me so Petite sizing would be better for me. These did seem to run a little snug across the hips. I could sit down but would prefer a little more room. The ruffle is at the top of the waistband and the edge of the pockets. You’ll have to tuck in your shirt to show off the waistband ruffle. Personally, it’s a little much and I would have just preferred the pocket ruffle. These are also offered in Solid Chino. I do think the Chambray will be a hit for quite a few people. The waist isn’t too high or low and though this is a slim fit, the fit is still really good in this material. Not sure how it will feel or look in the solid chino.

~ Ruffle Tippi Sweater in Mermaid Floral, Medium ~
~ Martie Pant in Windowpane, size 8 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Printed Snakeskin, size 7 ~

I really liked this entire outfit. The contrasting print of the Tippi and Martie with the light pinky coral of the Audrey Flat just works. I wasn’t sure if I would like this Mermaid Print but once I saw it IRL I really thought it was cute. The mermaid does hit you right smack in the center of your stomach though. The ruffle may need a little steaming after being dry-cleaned to lift it up a little, unless you prefer it to lay flat. I think with this print, the ruffle is a little much but people will love this one too. This comes in a popover, short and bandana, which I think would be really cute for Spring.

~ Martie Pant in Windowpane, size 8 ~

The Martie Pant has not fit me in a size 8 since they first came out. I prefer the old Cafe’ Capri pant but the Windowpane fit really well in the size 8. The material is slightly thicker but not quite Winter-ish. It’s a great transition into Spring. I would have to get a Petite size to crop them. The hem has a notch that I would lose if I had these hemmed. These are definitely wish-listed.

~ Audrey Flat in Printed Snakeskin, size 7 ~

I saw a hint of these in the Style Guide and couldn’t wait to see the full view of them. The color is a light pink/coral and not a color I would normally gravitate to but I do prefer it over the suede and Liberty print. I found the size 7 to be the best fit, even with the pointy-toe and D’Orsay style. This is a completely flat shoe with no arch support. I can still walk around for hours in a shoe like this but try not to if at all possible.

The sweater promo is still going on through Wednesday and the Ornate Floral and Mermaid Print are included. Use code ZY3BU for 30% off. I also like the Beaded Tippi but my store didn’t have it when I was there last week.

Are you shopping this sweater promo or waiting for an “all-item” promo?

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J.Crew has had a few rounds of new arrivals and I wanted to share some of my picks. Other than the Audrey Flats in Snakeskin, there wasn’t anything that I absolutely “have-to-have”. I’ve actually made a few Banana Republic purchases over J.Crew in recent weeks. The Mermaid Print is really cute but I don’t care for the Ornate Floral print. I think it’s the coloring of that print. I did like the Martie Pant in Windowpane and loved the look with the Mermaid Print Tippi.


I’ll be sharing a few reviews tomorrow and Wednesday. Today through Wednesday you can take advantage of the sweater promo which gives you 30% sweaters with code ZY3BU. You can use that code to take 30% off Sale items too. Don’t forget to use Ebates before making your purchase. I usually load up my cart, then go to Ebates to click through and finish up.

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Well bodysuits are trending these days. I owned one or two back in the 90s and like the versatility of them. The ones I owned had snap-buttons on the bottom. This time I would rule out anything with lace, mesh, long-sleeve and white. If it had some visual interest like being a faux-wrap style or a print that might be nice.


I like this slouchy tee option from TopShop with the bodysuit bottom. This Eva Mendes Collection bodysuit has a very feminine style and comes in three colors: white, red and pink – all perfect for Valentine’s Day. I really like cap-sleeves of the J.Crew Cashmere bodysuit but that’s just seem too high of a price for a bodysuit. My store didn’t have any in stock for me to try so I’ll have to head to Gap or Madewell to try them on and see if I really want to invest in this trend again.

What do you think of the bodysuit trend? Are you in or out?

The order I placed from last week have arrived and I’m pretty pleased with almost everything. J. Crew also snuck in another release of new arrivals, including the Audrey Flats! Of course I want them but would like to see if they will come in solid colors.

~ Squared Lucite Link Necklace, Bright River ~

I saw this in-store and couldn’t stop looking at it. It’s lightweight and the back links are a lighter blue than the front links. I like that the Lucite makes this pretty casual without any metal showing. I think I will wear this a lot more than some of the other necklaces I have because of that.

~ Striped Block Boatneck T-Shirt, Navy/Ivory, Small ~

This tee has been on my wish-list for a while. I could do without the drop-shoulder but it’s not all that bad. I like the mix of different stripes though the Small is still a little baggy on me. It feels short in length but still hits below the waistband of my jeans, the Straightaway. It is a little thicker than the Vintage Cotton Tee but a nice weight for Spring. The sleeves are a bit long so they’ll have to be rolled. I do like the boat-neck and it doesn’t look like it will sag or roll at the seam like others I’ve bought.

~ Grosgrain Ribbon Stripe Tee with Anchor Buttons, Medium ~

Reviews didn’t say this ran big but I really think it does. Look how long the sleeves are and how baggy under my arms the tee is. I didn’t expect it to be skin tight or anything and my body shape hasn’t changed that much since I started working out. Maybe it’s mis-sized and this is a Large. It was final sale (yuck!) so I’ll see if it fits MamaBella.

~ Collection Thomas Mason Sleeveless Top, size 6 ~

This shirt feels amazing. I love when you can immediately tell how much better quality something is just by touch. The size 6 fit very well and I like that the sleeve extends just a little over the shoulder. The split-neck is not too low and the chest doesn’t pull. I would definitely size down in this sleeveless top.

~ Vintage Crop Jean in Leopold Wash, 30P ~

I really wanted a crop look to this jean so I ordered the Petite. I have a pair of Vintage Crop Jeans from a few years ago that I love. These are not the same. This has a mid-rise and no kick at the bottom. Because of the mid-rise on these, even in the Petite, the front bunches when standing. They are a little cropped on me but I would still need to roll it once or twice or have them permanently hemmed. I was so looking forward to these working out because I would love to get them in the White Distressed. Maybe I’ll just try them in my normal size 29 and get them hemmed, though I do not like the mid-rise feel.

I also ordered the Tailored Chino Pant in Petite 8, in Navy. They fit well in the waist, hips and thighs but the length was way too long, even in the Petite. The inseam was still 30 inches and I would have needed to cut about 4 inches off to get them floor length. That would have messed up the line of the leg. I am happy to see a full-length pant but these won’t work for my short legs.

Currently J.Crew has 40% off Final Sale and 60% off select Final Sale styles with code SHOPSALE. I would think they would have hit 50% off sale by now.

Have you bought from any of these latest sales?

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J. Crew is having a promo, through today, where you can take 50% off select styles with GOSHOP. I’m like this promo since it includes quite a few basics on my wishlist. I first need to mention the Cashmere Double-Faced Scarf in black or blue that can be found in the Men’s section of this sale. I have the black from a few years ago and Husband, The Boy and I all switch around wearing it. I’ve ordered the blue this time. The Lightweight Wool Jackie in Sherwood Green is so pretty and one I would consider a basic color. But I do have a Cashmere Cardigan in almost the same color so I’m passing on it.


You can also take 40% off sale items with this GOSHOP promo. I bought a few new and sale items from the last promo, which I’ll share with you tomorrow.

Happy Shopping!

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