I received this email on Thursday about a flash sale happening this morning at J.Crew. This is an in-store promo of 30% off your purchase, plus an extra 10% off. I also have some $20 off $100 cards so I am hoping to use one of those as well.


Here’s what I’ve already bought and love.

I still need to find a few gifts for Husband and The Boy. Husband is sized out of J. Crew but there are some things I can still get him, like beanies and scarves. The Boy loves the half-zips and I’m hoping he’ll also like the Flannel-lined 770 cords.

Everyone in my family is asking for pajamas. I guess they weren’t prepared for the abnormally cold Winter we had in South Texas last year. I’ll throw in some cute socks too.

I’m hoping to find everything I’m looking for in-store. Then I can get them quickly wrapped and under the tree.

Are you attending your store’s “Flash Sale”?

I’m finally starting to get a few more purchases from Black Friday and that Weekend. I ordered a few different things from J Crew so here are some quick reviews of those.

~ New York Sweatshirt, Small ~

I usually run through the men’s section once a month or so to see if there’s anything The Boy would like. I ran across this faded NYC sweatshirt that I liked for me. Once I saw it IRL it looked a little more faded than I would like. I was also hoping it would feel a little softer than is does. It’s not rough but I was hoping it would be a little cozier. Where I’m normally a Medium in women’s the men’s size Small fit fine on me.


~ Cotton Yeti Pajama Set, Medium ~

I thought this would be really cute for Winter and ordered during a 30% off promo. This isn’t a loose cotton and there is some Spandex mixed in so the fit is body-hugging. I am glad I ordered the Medium as the Small, even though there’s stretch, would have been too small.


I love the print on these PJs. The Yeti family is looking for a Christmas Tree.


~ Chup Santa Socks ~

There are Chup Socks for women but they aren’t as cute as these Santa Socks or Reindeer. These are big on me but they will be cute and cozy for Christmas. The outside has a Santa on the right and a Christmas Tree on the left. The inside has Holly Berries.


I’ll be returning the sweatshirt but love the PJs and Chup Socks.

Currently you can take 30% off almost everything at J Crew with code HOLIDAY. They also had another roll-out this week with more Holiday items. Everything looks so amazing and it’s hard to narrow down my shopping cart. Here are just a few items I like.

Sadly, the Aran Craft Honeycomb Wool Throw and Chup Santa Socks are not included in the promo. I would add either one of those as a ride-along.

Happy Black Friday!

These are the final reviews from the J Crew retail Holiday roll-out. And just in time for Black Friday shopping.

~ Boatneck T-Shirt in Multi-Color Stripe, Undyed Cinnamon Atlantic, Medium ~

I was happy to see this since the Saint James tee sold out so quickly. The medium fit well (normal size) but like the Boatneck T-Shirt I reviewed earlier, the neckline looks like it will start sagging. And sometimes I don’t pay attention to what I’m trying on and didn’t realize this is 3/4 sleeve and not long-sleeve.


~ Slim Broken in Boyfriend Cone Denim Jean, Portstewart Wash, size 29 ~

I have been trying to review the Slim Broken-in Boyfriend Jean for a while but my store sells out of the size 29 ad 30 so quickly. I finally found this lone size 29 and had them added to my fitting room. I feel these fit just fine in my normal size 29. I would probably have them hemmed instead of wearing them cuffed like this. I don’t need any jeans right now but want to keep my options open in case I need a pair of non-skinny ankle jeans.


~ Martie Pant with Tux Stripe in Glen Plaid, size 8 ~

Didn’t these just get released? They are on sale now for $99.99. I’ve tried on several different types of Martie Pants since they’ve come out in both the 6 and 8. It really depends on the material as the stretch cotton ones I needed an 8. The Sequin Herringbone is going to be better in a Petite 8 and these were perfect in the normal size 8. The only common thing between them all is that I would have to hem them.


I like the Glen Plaid and have several items in this pattern. The tux is faux leather but doesn’t look too cheap. I would probably pair these with my Tartan Shirt (Stewart Plaid) and sparkly heels for a party or Holiday gathering.


~ Perfect Shirt in Foil Dot, Navy Silver, size 8 ~

Gigi made me do it. I overlooked this shirt originally but Gigi made it look so good I had to go find it in-store and try it. I knew I would wear the Navy more so I tried that one on instead of the Ivory. Gigi is right in thinking the perfect shirts are fitting smaller. I wouldn’t size up to a 10 just yet but this is borderline for me. I love the little silver dots on these and already have plans to wear this layered with several sweaters I have. Que Bella post coming soon!


~ Lace Panel Top, Black Black, Small ~

I don’t wear a whole lot of lace. In the back of my mind I sometimes think it’s old-fashioned, if not on a wedding dress. But it’s really all in the styling isn’t it? And I found a fun way to style this top with the Perfect Shirt in Foil Dot. The color is Black Black but the lace is Navy. I would also pair this over the Stewart Plaid.

I have no idea why I grabbed a Small and not a Medium but it works. It fits very well and I like it more fitted when layering over the button-down. I would add the Tortoise Flower Necklace, the Mixed Crystal Necklace or the Factory Jeweled Compass Necklace. There’s also the Lace Panel Cardigan to layer with this top.


I’m going to assume there will be some sort of 25% off promo or “buy more save more” promo. They seem to have experimented with that a few times in recent weeks.

What promo do you think will occur for Black Friday?

I stopped by the retail store over the weekend to return a few items and found a few other items to try on.

~ Double-Cloth Belted Trench, Heather Cloud, size 8 ~

This was a return and so I was excited to try it on. I love the Warm Olive and this Heather Cloud color. It’s a very pretty light gray. The size 8 fit well and it’s the size I would buy since this is not offered in Petite. I’d have to get the sleeve length altered since it’s about 2-3 inches too long. I’d probably shorten the belt as well. Though the online description states this “hits above the knee” the length is midi on me. The material is thin and would be a good coat for my climate but it is not thick enough or insulated for anywhere with temps in the 40s daily or snow.


Though no one will see it, the interior is lined in a matching color with burgundy accents and pocket.


~ Cowlneck Sweatshirt, Heather Arctic, Medium ~

I was trying on the Fair Isle Leggings and my VPS created an outfit for me that included this sweatshirt. It fits just fine in my normal Medium and I love the blue color. It’s not something I’m going to wear though and it the coverage isn’t long enough for the leggings.


~ Fair Isle Sweater Legging, Navy Holiday, Small ~

So a few years ago my VPS loved these leggings and insisted that I try them on. I liked them but not enough to buy them. I think the color was called Flame. This year, I saw these and immediately liked them. I like the gray color and prefer it over the Navy. The Small fit well especially since I think these will stretch out during a day of wearing.


I have several Merino Tunic Pocket Sweaters (similar) in various colors that will go great with these leggings. You’ll see these soon on a Friday Que Bella post.


~ Painter Boatneck T-Shirt in Stripe, Ivory Vintage Sea, Medium ~

I’m not in the market for any new tees but I did like the Vintage Sea color of this one. I had this layered under the Cowlneck Sweatshirt, above. The Medium fits well. I always have issues with the neckline getting saggy so I tend to stay away from these.


I really liked the Fair Isle Leggings and was planning on wearing them for Thanksgiving. Stretchy pants are a must! But, we are going to have temps in the 70s that day so I’ll use them another day.