I ordered a few Final Sale items last week. Let’s see how they look.

~ Stretch Ribbed Wool Merino Sweater, Burnished Olive, Medium ~
This olive color is one of my favorites that J Crew has done throughout the years. I bought the Long Merino Wool Ribbed Sweater in Grey a few months ago and was hoping this was just like it but “normal” length. This sweater is a little thicker and the length seems about the same. It does have some Poly in it as opposed to the “Long” sweater. The Medium fits TTS, so no need to size down. This sweater, in other colors, is currently 25% off with the FINDAFAVE promo. I would probably grab the Navy and Dark Bluegrass out of the nine color offerings. 
I have no idea why I bought a Medium in this sweater. The description clearly states “relaxed fit”. I should have sized to a Small. And I didn’t read the colors either. I thought the dark stripe was Blue not Black. It’s still workable, though, with skinnies. I’ll play around with it to see.

I love the Abstract Fair Isle Sweater and it seems a little ridiculous to get the scarf as well but this is one of the very few Fair Isle items I’ve liked. It’s the colors; pinks, gray, red. And the scarf has greens in it too. I regret not buying this scarf sooner. Then I would have had more time to wear it (though it does seem like Winter will never end). I think it will work with the Pinstripe Cashmere Sweater above. Gigi suggested that one.

Those were my Final Sale purchases. I could have passed on the first two and just bought the scarf.

Did you have any Final Sale hits or misses?

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I ordered a few jewelry pieces as some last minute Christmas gifts. I’ve really been into the pendant and layered necklaces and the Tortoise Crystal Pendant Necklace looked like it would rotate well with my other pieces. The tortoise piece is actually very subtle. I also like the small hints of pink in the stone and accent. This ones a keeper…for me.

The other two items were a matching set – the Glacier Necklace and the Glacier Bracelet. I like the sparkle of both but didn’t realize the necklace is more of a choker at 15 inches in length. I have it on the last jump ring as well. I don’t like anything that close to my neck so it definitely won’t do as a gift either. If it had been two to three inches longer it would have been perfect.

With the necklace being returned, I am now on the fence to keep the Glacier Bracelet. Like I said above, I like the sparkle. I also don’t have a bracelet like this. It’s not too tight around my wrist either. I don’t really have any complaints about it. I think it will be a good addition to my jewelry box. I am always looking for a sparkley bracelet for parties and weddings. 

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. I am hosting Christmas Day and have just a few more things to do today. Luckily, I already went to the grocery store so everything else I need is minor.
Merry Christmas! 

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Just a few reviews of some tops and sweaters from J Crew I found in my picture roll.

Drapey Keyhole Top in Stripe, Navy, size 6 ~

I was in a rush in the store and liked this on sight because it was Navy. It’s a great little top and the size 6 is a good fit but overall this didn’t wow me enough to stay. And now it’s on sale with the 40% GIFTNOW promo. Still not enough reason for me to keep. I’ll stick to my Silk Sleeveless Blouses for now. 
Fair Isle Abstract Sweater, Charcoal Red Blush, Medium ~
I love gray and pink together which is why I think I really liked this sweater. I wore it within days of purchasing it. I was tempted to size down to a Small but am really glad I didn’t since I bought it without trying it on. The neck-hole is small. You don’t ever notice the neck-hole until you have one that’s smaller than normal. I can get it on just fine but the small-ness of it is noticeable, for me at least. I’m hoping I bought a flawed one. 
The Medium fit great everywhere. I don’t buy too many printed-type sweaters since I’m a little fussy about the pattern but I love this one. I thought I had a pink gingham shirt somewhere to layer under so I’ll need to see if I can’t find that. 
~ Collection Silk Bib Top, Black & Warm Taupe, size 8 ~
I have been looking for some silk blouses to replace the crepe ones I have since I’ve had a few laundry mishaps with them. I thought this top would be a great addition to my closet since it would look nice alone, or layered under a sweater. 
I ordered my normal size 8 in two colors and it’s way too big. The sleeves are super long and not meant to be cuffed. The shoulder seams are way too low and it’s just big, overall, throughout the body.
~ Warm Taupe ~
Lastly, though I like the no-collar look this one has a raw edge on it. That means you will definitely have to try clean this or spend some time with small scissors trying to try the collar each time you wash it. 

~ Shrunken Boy Shirt in Navy Plaid, size 8 ~

I am not sure where the “shrunken” part is on this shirt. It’s pretty large overall. I could have sized down to a 6 in this and still felt comfortable in it. I ended up keeping the 8 because it felt so cozy once I had it on, that I never took it off until the end of the day. I will layer it with a sweater or cardigan to shape it up a bit. 

This evening I will finish up my Christmas shopping. I am busy all weekend with family obligations and I work every day next week so I will have no time for “last minute” shopping. Luckily, The Boy is now home so I can send him on grocery store runs if needed.

Have a Great Day!

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My absolute favorite slippers are from LL Bean. They are the Wicked Good Slippers and I am on my second pair of Clogs. I love the Clogs because they have a rubber bottom making it safer to wear outside than just the regular soft-bottom slippers. Mine current pair are about three years old and it seems that maybe the quality has gone down a little, at least from the latest reviews.

I certainly didn’t need another pair of slippers but when I saw the Leopard ones I knew they would come home with me.Who doesn’t need a pair of Leopard slippers? 

I took my normal size 7 and they fit great. They come in Whole sizes only. J Crew recommends that half-sizes go up to the next whole size. They are so soft and cozy on my feet and I love looking down and seeing the leopard print. I don’t even mind the mis-match print. I guess it doesn’t bother me as much when it’s leopard.

These also comes in Metallic, Solid (Black & Dark Nutmeg), and Plaid for Christmas.

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The one item that caught my eye from F/W Fashion Week was the Gilded Floral Jacquard Skirt. I wasn’t sure how much gold was in it but I liked the look of the pink and light blue flowers, which aren’t colors I gravitate towards. The silk organza insets were interesting as well.

It had been excluded from a few promos and I ordered it when it was included in one of the recent 30% off promos. I bought a size 8 which is my normal skirt size and this fit well. Though it’s an A-Line shape, the fit is slim over the waist and hips and then the pleats start. Personally, I’m not a fan of that style of skirt. I prefer either all straight a-line or a pleated a-line starting at the waist.

I think this is a beautiful skirt but I wasn’t wowed by it when I tool it out of the package. 

Other than a White button-down, I style this with two different types of Cashmere Sweaters. The first is the Cashmere Tee in Matisse Blue from Winter 2010 and my Babette Heels. For a similar blue you could use Heather Fresco from this year’s colors. Of course, the Cashmere Tee in Black would look nice too.

This is the Cashmere Cardigan in Bright Dahlia from 2010, the Flower Lattice Necklace and Babette Heels. This year’s color of Heather Hyacinth is a little less bright and more light purple but should pair well with this skirt too.

I liked the color of the Cardigan more than the blue of the tee to go with the skirt. 
For me, it wasn’t special enough to find a home in my closet but it is a beautiful skirt. There’s also a Dress and Shorts in this same fabric and print.
Have a Great Day!

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