Like I mentioned Sunday, I was able to visit the J Crew Factory to look at the arrivals from a few weeks ago. This week will be the next roll-out. I’m guessing Early Access will be Tuesday and the full roll-out on Wednesday.

~ Chevron Stitch Boatneck Sweater, Heather Safari, Small ~

This fit well in the Small. The arms are a little snug but I like how it skims the body. Sizing to a Medium will make this too loose for my liking. This is a merino wool blend but felt very comfortable and soft on. I like the Heather Safari color as well with the striped neckline, wrists and hem.

~ Intarsia Zebra Sweater, Gentle Sea Ivory, Small ~
This was on my wishlist from the beginning. I don’t care for the light blue of the sweater but the zebra is cute. The Small fit well and I wouldn’t size up, even if I was layering underneath. After seeing this IRL though I decided not to buy it. I have a lot of sweaters and usually wear my Cashmere Sweaters the most.
It’s always good to visit the Factory or new Mercantile store in-person if you can as the promos are usually different from online. At the time I visited, everything was between 40-60% off. Both of these sweaters were 50% off.
What do you think of these sweaters? Are you excited to see what new arrivals bring to the Factory?

I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. We’ve had beautiful Fall weather, especially in the evenings. I had to grab a little cardigan last night when we headed out for dinner. Boots and booties are next!

I was able to finally visit the Factory store last week and found some great items that did come home with me! Here are a few of my picks. I loved the Wool Fedora and bought it in Brown. I also purchased another Elephant Tee as I have worn my retail version constantly and could use a back up. I sized down to a Small in the Homespun Popover Shirt. I think that will probably be the only plaid shirt I purchase for the season.

I was excited to see and try on the Wool Blazer in Green. It and the Sherpa-Lined Utility Vest were both 50% off in-store. I bought the size 8 instead of waiting for a price drop on the Petite 10. Since the weather has finally turned I am excited to finally bring out my Sawyer Booties. You’ll definitely see them paired with my Wide-Leg Cropped Jean.

I’ll have reviews this coming week as well. And just in time too, as Factory will have a new roll-out this week.

Happy Sunday Shopping!

J Crew Factory had new arrivals this week. I browsed the Early Access but didn’t make a purchase this time around. The beloved Elephant Parade Tee is back along with the Mini Dachshund Tee and Sweater. I have worn my retail Elephant Tee a lot so I may get this one as a back-up.

I like the Dark Olive color of the Wool Skimmer Pant. I might consider pairing it with the Floral Sweatshirt, also a dupe of it’s retail sister, the Dutch Floral Sweatshirt.

I am very surprised to see the popular Chateau Parka from last year, the Vail Parka for Factory. Everyone had that coat! I didn’t because I didn’t need it. I wasn’t a fan of the furry hood either. I’m sure it was cozy for those who had it, as it looked warm. There’s also a new Puffer Vest in Plaid. I’m all good on Puffer Vests this year though.

Probably the only thing I’m considering from this roll-out is the Zebra Sweater. I have a black gingham shirt that would layer nicely under this sweater.

Don’t forget to use code EXTRA20 for 20% off your purchase online. That promo is good through September 21.

J Crew Factory only does this 50% off everything (well 99%) just a few times a year. It’s a great promo to take advantage of, especially on the Puffer Vests now $49-54! And there’s no code needed!

It’s so hard to choose which items I want. There are so many! I really really want the Sherpa Lined Utility Vest. Like really really want! And I hadn’t noticed the Pleated Wool Skirt either.
I reviewed the Suede Sawyer Booties. As a Doxie owner I also bought the Intarsia Wrap Around Dachshund Sweater. And I own the Leather Pocket Tee Dress that was originally done by Madewell last year, getting a size Small. I haven’t tried the Factory version. I have a lot more picks so go check out my Pinterest Board!

What are you contemplating from this sale?

J Crew sure was delayed on shipping over the last few weeks, weren’t they? I ordered these booties during the Factory Early Access and they didn’t arrive until last Friday. Still within the 6-8 “working” day timeline but not to my expectations or normal shipping patterns. I didn’t even receive a “shipped” confirmation email until last Wednesday. There wasn’t a hurry to receive the order as it was all Fall and Winter items but communication from J Crew is lacking when there are issues like this.

…On to the review.

~ Suede Sawyer Boots, Olive Moss, size 7 ~
I love the Olive color on these! It is true to the online image. It’s going to be great for Fall. My normal size 7 fit very well, especially with socks. Though the shape of the bootie is somewhat western, there are no additional seams or stitching on it to make it look that way. The Quinn Ankle Boots from last year had that look. It didn’t stop me from wearing them all the time though.
The heel is extremely manageable to walk in measuring at 2 inches in the back.
The shaft is shorter as well hitting just above my ankle bone. They are great to show off all those cute little socks!
And here are some fun sock for your booties!
I bought these during the Early Access where I was also able to use one of my Gilt City coupons. I’ve seen the price vary every few days so keep an eye on them. Also, the Quinn’s didn’t sell out right away so you might be able to get them when they go to sale/clearance.
What do you think of the Suede Sawyer Boots?