J Crew Summer 2011 Arrivals

I went by J Crew, for what now seems like my weekly visit, to scope out the new arrivals of Summer II. I received a call from my PS and the store did get the Linen Swoon Skirt so I told her to pull the size 8 in hopes that it would fit better than the 6.

Linen Swoon Skirt – 8 – This is still sitting at my belly-button but not as tight. I wasn’t about to size to a 10 so I returned my original purchase. I’m sure this skirt will work for someone but unfortunately that person is not me.

Floral Peasant Blouse, #44121, Indigo, Size 6 – Very Anthro-esque. This was very loose and blouse-y.

Accordion Dress in Super 120s, $250, #36525, Warm Buff (also comes in Dark Heather Grey), 4 – This is such a beautiful dress. I was drawn to it on the website and this was a return to the store. The 4 was a great fit and the 6 would be too loose. This is so light weight and I love the pleating on this. I don’t need any formal work pieces but if this hits sale I may get the dark color.

Mirabel Pencil Skirt, $128, #42825, Faded Black Sand, 6 – You know me and JC pencil skirts are besties but since I have the dress in this color I decided to pass on the skirt.
Silk Blythe Blouse, $98, #37871, Poppy, 6 – A lovely silk blouse and the poppy color has a little bit of a pink tone to it. It’s not red red but more of a pinkish red in person. I know it looks more coral/salmon in my photos.

Back of Mirabel Pencil Skirt

Rumi Dress, $118, #42820, Poppy, 6 – Personally, this is not my style but is a cute dress with a built in belt but the sleeves were giving me fits as well and the low v-neckline.

Cece Suede Ballet Flats, $128, #46198, Wild Berry, 7 – Totally love this color and was happy to find it in store. The Sapphire color is just as stunning in person as it is online.

FAVORITE TRY-ON OF THE DAY (maybe even year!)
Stripe Blouson Dress, $148, #42822, Black (also Azalea/Pink), 6 – You know how “they” say horizontal stripes make you look wider. “They” are so wrong. I am very used to the mirrors at my B&M store and they do not give off an illusion (or delusion) of making you look slimmer. This dress is so pretty and silky and slimming. I didn’t want to take it off.

Featherweight Cotton Cardigan, $62, #41103, Moroccan Yellow, M – My PS had this paired with the black Mirabel Dress in my dressing room but I like it with the Blouson Dress. It has lovely tortoise buttons and is super-lightweight and comes in 12 other colors.

There were lots of other new items in store but I only had a little time to try on things that interested me.

Have a great day!


  1. May 21, 2011 / 3:21 pm

    Fabulous post! Thanks for sharing 😀 the stripe blouse dress looks AMAZING on you…..oh no, not another craving for a striped dress 😉 I was super curious about the suede cece….I have my eye on the sapphire ones.


  2. May 21, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    The stripe dress is wonderful on you!

  3. May 21, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    Thank you so much for all these photos and reviews, it is incredibly helpful. The striped dress looks amazing on you. Also loving that Accordion dress, very flattering.

    I am with you on the swoon skirt, it is not the most flattering to your figure. Personally I cannot wear that style of skirt, they just never look good on me and I have purchased and then returned a few times before I became decisive about it like you.

    Oh, also wanted to say that the embroidered pencil skirt and Blythe blouse look fabulous on you – va va voom. And how did you get that amazing back shot anyway?

    Thanks again Audrey, terrific post.

  4. May 21, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    The striped dress is AWESOME! I also really like the pleated dress on you.

    In all, you picked some great pieces to try on! Everything looks great!

  5. May 21, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    The accordion dress & striped blouson dress are both beautiful on you. I hope get them.

  6. May 21, 2011 / 11:51 pm

    I own the accordion dress, and IT RUNS HUGE!!!!! I sized down two, had it altered, and it was still worth every penny. I added a skinny belt and cardigan, and it is perfect for work.

    The stripe dress belted looks amazing on you….just FYI 🙂


  7. May 22, 2011 / 4:14 pm

    I love the dress with the yellow cardigan

  8. May 29, 2011 / 6:23 pm

    The striped dress is perfection on you!!

  9. June 1, 2011 / 2:56 pm

    You look awesome in the striped dress. I also love your shoes from the dressing room. Where are they from?

  10. June 3, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    Thanks everyone!

    Tiny Dancer – I've seen the sapphire and they are just as gorgeous.

    xoxo – Thanks! I got lucky with the back view shot. Most of the time it is really blurry.

    gigi – I did get the Striped Blouson. I'm holding out for a sale on the Accordion dress.

    Bella – I found the shoes at Marshall's two summers ago.