J Crew Skirts & Novo-Stripe Wrap Top

I promised The Boy lunch but ended up having to work through lunch so instead we went for a treat. We found a Gelato place at the mall that just happens to be near J Crew. You know I can’t walk by without stopping in. Just a quick peek I told him. Sure mom said The Boy. He knows me well.

My store is having a Luxe event as previously blogged about by Dr. Drama and Alexis on JCA. When I stopped in the store one of my favorite SAs told me new arrivals would be here Tuesday, the event on Thursday and Tax Free weekend starting on Friday. And then he told me he was leaving. He is staying with J Crew, just another store in a different city. The store I frequent has had some shake-ups and changes the past two months. I hope things settle down soon.

So, anyway, I tried on a few skirts and one top I’ve been waiting to see. I’m glad my store had it because sizing was EXTREMELY OFF!

Novo-stripe Wrap Top – #28560, $98.50 – This is silk and I love the stripe contrast. It has a side zip and a wrap shape with a little ruching/gathering on the side. For some reason I grabbed a 6 and a 4 to try on. Normally I would do a 6 and 8 but something told me to get the 4. I’m glad I did because this sucker runs loose. I mean, REALLY LOOSE.

Here’s the 6. Very loose in the waist, chest, side/armholes (bra was showing).

And the 4…Visually not much difference between the 4 and 6 but it was still loose in all the same places.

The 2…A little better, but a maybe a little too much cleavage.

AND THE ZERO…as in never been a 0 in MY LIFE! And this was the best fit (although I did have to do a small dressing room wiggle to get it off, but just a little wiggle.) It was fitted but not tight in the waist and chest (for reference I’m a 36B). The side/armholes weren’t too low, showing the bra. I am getting this top but I’ll wait until Thursday or Friday, praying they don’t sell out of the 0 or 2. I think I will probably go with the 2, just to be safe but I’ll try them both on again before making a final decision.

Dotted Metallic Pencil Skirt – (not online yet) – #29265, $118 – I love J Crew Pencil Skirts. ‘Nuff said.

Cord Atlee Skirt – $59.50 – Comes in Navy, Rich Brown, Buff Sand, Alpine Moss – This is a very cute skirt and I love the Moss color. It’s a darker green IRL than online. The navy is very pretty too. The style reminds me of the Deco Shirred and Terra Paisley skirts from last fall.

Size 6 – I brought an 8 in the dressing room but didn’t try it on. I’ll do that when I go back next week. I think the 8 might give me a little more length but we’ll see. The green makes me want Fall to be here now. I can’t wait to wear it with tights and ankle booties.

Wool Bell Skirt – #28704, Size 6

Velvet Bell Skirt – #29086 – This is a 4 but it’s the same style and the Wool Bell Skirt.

And, what I wore. Very basic and casual.


  1. August 14, 2010 / 3:21 am

    Love that pencil skirt. I tried that one on and I love the sheen. I didn't see that wrap top, although I will look for it when I go back next week.

  2. August 14, 2010 / 4:15 am

    I like the velvet skirt. Do you recall the price on it?

  3. August 14, 2010 / 4:12 pm

    I tried on that pencil skirt too and loved it. I will wait for sale. My SA said she thought it was retail only.

    The novo stripe top is on my wish list but if the 0 fits your 36B, there's no way I'll fill it out enough!

  4. August 14, 2010 / 5:21 pm

    Love that pencil skirt! What a beautiful material. Interesting how off the sizing on the Novo top runs… thank you for sharing!