J Crew Visit

Every post should probably have that title. I think I go by my store at least once a week. There were a few new arrivals I tried on today.

But first…my first OOTD.

Dress: Picked up in a boutique in Chattanooga
Shoes: Miss Trish of Capri for Target
Then, OMG!, so freaking HOT! Long story short, our “older” car has no A/C. In Texas, that’s considered a sin in some parts. It’s really not so bad until you stop and wait at a light. So, I changed into this when I got home.
Shirt: Max & Molly Tee J Crew
Skirt: Cotton Cavalry Skirt J Crew
Belt: J Crew
Shoes: J Crew Caribe

Now on to the IRLs.

Ruffled Carly Dress – This comes in Navy and White. I’ve been looking for a white casual dress and this is so cute. The Navy is a 6 and the White is a 4. I like the fit of the 6 but the 4 would work as well (there was no size 6 in store in the White).

Flourette Pencil Skirt – Size 6 – This is a great print in a linen/silk blend. Size up at least one size maybe two; this runs tight on the hips. See it on dinagideon.

Ink Blossom Pencil Skirt – Size 6 – This is my normal size and the fit is great. If I didn’t have the Wildcat Ombre I would have bought this.

Island Paisley Perfect Shirt – Size 8 – With all of the J Crew “vanity sizing” going on, the perfect shirts are always the same. I have to get an 8 to accommodate my shoulders. The 6 is tight and I’ll either pop a button or a sleeve seam (LOL!).

Island Paisley Pocket Cardigan & Cotton Calvary Skirt (Sales $19.99 in store, at least mine) – Size M, Cardi; Size 6, Skirt – I almost never size down in cardis or sweaters. Medium is always my size. Cute print, just like the Perfect Shirt but a little more saturated.

Island Paisley Bubble Skirt & Perfect Fit Stripe Boatneck – Skirt/Shirt – Size M – Run to get this shirt. OMG! This is so comfy and soft. I love it. See it on Debye. The skirt is short. Shorter than the standard minis but it is just too cute. All the SAs said it would be fine, so I brought it home with me to try it out. The waistband is elastic but doesn’t really look right sitting directly on the hips. I am still unsure about this skirt but, OMG!, TOO CUTE.

See what I mean!

My store had tons of stuff on sale. Starfish print shorts, lots of tees, lots of scarves, lots of cardis (no Jackies),  Frankie Mini Dress (see it on yogagirl), just tons of stuff. I bought the Calvary Skirt and the Watercolor Garden Shell. And I just went for a return. 🙂

Have a GREAT evening!


  1. June 20, 2010 / 11:32 am

    Oh you really suit that green dress and I think the ruffled Carly is the perfect casual dress for summer.

  2. June 20, 2010 / 11:37 am

    The Island Paisley Perfect shirt looks great!

    I like the Carly dress in the two new colors. They are so cute and in these colors seem better suited for the season.

  3. June 20, 2010 / 3:27 pm

    That Island print skirt is really cute! I wish it was longer…
    Thanks for posting these pics!

  4. June 20, 2010 / 3:29 pm

    I think the skirt looks great! Not too short!

  5. June 20, 2010 / 10:57 pm

    I really like the green dress you're wearing! Also nice to see the Carly is back in more colors. I have the earlier olive color and love it.

    The island print skirt is very cute IRL. Thanks for posting all the pictures!

  6. June 21, 2010 / 12:04 am

    I bought the Watercolor shell too this week when making a return! 🙂 And agreed, it's beyond hot here lately. It's going to be a long summer!!!

  7. June 21, 2010 / 2:32 pm

    I preordered that fleurette skirt which is on it's way to me. And now I'm worried it won't fit. 🙁

    I like everything you tried in the island paisley print!

  8. Anonymous
    June 22, 2010 / 2:40 am

    I agree with you completely on that bubble skirt. Darling! You look great in it. I would keep it if I were you. I would not have tried it without seeing it on you, frankly. I wouldn't have thought that it would work on me, but you and are a similar size. The cutest!