J Crew Outlet Visit – Spring 2011

A few weeks ago I was able to stop by the J Crew Factory Store for a quick visit. Even though J Crew now has their Factory Store online, on the weekends, I still want to see the items “IRL”. For example, I really liked the Printed Tank Dress in Papaya but when I saw it my like turned to ‘meh’. It’s all one-piece but the waist has a thin elastic band to differentiate between the top and the bottom. Even though it is 100% silk, I don’t think it looked all that great on me, IMO. I think the top portion is too loose and not structured enough. I’m sure someone else will be able to rock it but I passed.

Factory Two-Pocket Chambray Shirt, Medium – I’d say this is a medium weight denim shirt. I love it and have worn it twice already. I tried it on with the Factory Printed Pencil Skirt in Violet Dust aka the Neapolitan Pencil Skirt. I liked the print of this skirt last year but wasn’t too fond of the material. I feared it would snag too much. This is a smooth cotton with a little stretch. I’m wearing a 6.

Textured Cotton Mini – Size 6 – Cobblestone

Flora Paisley Lily Short – Size 8 – Violet Dust – Told you I loved the print.

Twila Tank – Size 6 – Light Berry – It’s a little snug at the top of the chest. I think I remember the retail version, size 6, fitting very loose. 

Black Blossom Cardigan

Ruffled Carly Dress – Size 6 – “LAM” – This fit a little different than the retail version, which I have in a 4 in white. I think it was around the hips where it seemed a little snug.

Perfect Printed Scarf – This is the Rose Vines print, which is one of my favorite prints but I did not care for the texture of it. I would have loved to have seen it in silk.

Gingham Shirt – Medium – Wild Blackberry – I am pretty sure I’m taking this one back. I rarely wear the retail version in the purple. 

How cute is the Enamel Critter Giraffe Necklace? It’s $12.99 in the store as opposed to the $19.50 online.

New to my Factory store were women’s shoes, all ballet flats and crewcuts. I wish I could wear their size 14 because there were some cute tees!

I am really wanting the Vintage Zebra-Stripe Cardigan but it wasn’t in-store. I do like when the Factory Store brings the cotton version of the retail merino cardigans. For where I live the cotton is just a better choice. I hope to see it when I go back with my return.

Enjoy the game! I don’t care who wins really. I’m just waiting for GLEE!!!


  1. February 7, 2011 / 1:38 am

    I just went in to watch the Black Eyed Peas and now I am waiting for Glee too!

  2. Anonymous
    February 7, 2011 / 6:02 am


    I love the chambray shirt! I recently bought the Embellished Boy Chambray shirt on a popback but it came smelling of nasty perfume/antiperspant. After airing it out a few days, it still smells. I'm thinking of sending it back and picking this one up instead. Please could you tell me which colour you are wearing in the photo; Stonewall Wash or Chambray Blue? Thanks! 🙂

  3. February 7, 2011 / 1:14 pm

    Anonymous – It is the Blue Chambray.

  4. February 8, 2011 / 6:43 pm

    I love that print too, I wish I had gotten the skirt