J Crew Fall 2012 Arrivals (2)

Shirts, Sweaters and my new favorite Jeans…Oh My!

My PS certainly has an eye for mixing prints and pairing button down shirts with pullover sweaters. Here’s what she pulled for this first Fall roll-out.
Confession – I actually did this pairing. I wanted to treat this color-way, Carbon Neutral, of the Tippi Sweater in Polka Dot, Sz M, as a neutral and put a pop of color underneath. What do you think? Now, I know Old Navy also has some polka dot sweaters and I purchased the White/Black. I’m happy with it and will Pass on this color-way.
Perfect Shirt in Medium Gingham, Timeless Turquoise, Sz 8 – This shirt is not on sale in the B&M but is online ($75 $49.99). This fit TTS for me.
Matchstick Jean in Old Glory Wash, aka “My new favorite jeans”, Sz 29S – These fit amazing! I love the wash, the fit, the feel of these jeans. I’d need to get these hemmed but that’s a minor issue. 
Collection Cashmere Polka Dot Sweater, Green Atlantic, Sz S – I usually take a Medium in tops/sweaters but this fit well in a Small. It is a lovely, vibrant shade of green. Again, Old Navy is hitting it out of the park and has a similar colored sweater, in a cotton, and much more affordable (Cotton vs Cashmere, $24.94 vs $268). See Gigi’s review of the sweater here. The JC cashmere sweater is nice and soft and has a cute three-button detail in the back. Pass
Liberty Perfect Shirt in Floral, Blue White Floral, Sz 6 – I would not have paired this shirt and sweater together but I love it. IRL, the blue of the shirt looks more vibrant with the green of the sweater. I will try to re-create this look with a blue-checked shirt and the ON green polka dot sweater. Pass
Boy Shirt in Snowcat, Black, Sz 6 – The shirt was a little snug but the print and color is a good solid black and not faded. I think it will be a great layering piece. Wishlisted
Bow Sweater, Ivory, #95623, WBL (? Black), Sz S – This is such a cute sweater with all the tiny bows on it. I think a little too cutesy for me. Pass
This color-way, Navy Burgandy, of the Tippi Polka Dot sweater is a favorite of mine. I wasn’t sure what colors ON had but I will go back and purchase this one. Will purchase
Stretch Perfect Shirt in End on End, Light Blue, Sz M – This fits TTS and looks like a men’s oxford shirt. It goes well with the Tippi in the Navy Burgandy color-way. Pass
One option I didn’t try on but it looks lovely. It’s the Blythe Blouse in Retro Jade. That seems to be the main Fall color for J Crew. It’s paired with the Rugby Stripe Boatneck Top, Retro Jade Navy, Sz S. I did try on this top and it is a size down for me. It fits well and you’ll see an IRL in the next few days. It comes in several different colors and though it’s only $65 it is a Rayon/Linen blend and Dry Clean only.  
What do you think of the shirts and sweater combos?


  1. July 30, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Thanks for the reviews–I'm NOT FEELING the Big polka dots, bows, or the Liberty Shirts (I must be the ONLY ONE cuz MOST of you JCA'S like them–the TEAL one in the catalog is the only one of any minor interest!) but the Matchstick Jeans do have a nice wash and fit on you!!!

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:01 pm

      yogagirl – I am going to pass on the dots too (I say that now) and the Liberty shirts aren't really me, though the floral one I tried on it cute.

  2. July 30, 2012 / 4:52 pm

    Thank you for the terrific reviews. I like the bottom combo the best, the rugby stripes look fresh, and the green and blue is beautiful. Sadly though, dry clean only is a deal breaker for me. I am not a fan of the big dots, although I still have my eye on the cashmere camel dot sweater… Isn't awesome when you find a perfect pair of jeans! They look great.

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:03 pm

      KnitYarns – You are welcome! It's nice to see how things look on different sized people. And jeans are the worst for me. I can never find the right pair without some kind of alteration.

  3. July 30, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    Great reviews! I LOVE polka dots but I am not a big fan of the big dots sweater. However, I love the bow sweater. It's so cute.

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:04 pm

      Small Town Gal – Thanks for stopping by! I like the burgandy with the blue better but just found a similar colored sweater in my closet so I'll pass on the dots.

  4. July 30, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    Love the cashmere polka dot sweater. Hope it goes on sale someday! 🙂 A girl can dream! Thanks for the reviews!

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:04 pm

      Jeannie – Sale with a promo!

  5. July 30, 2012 / 11:21 pm

    Thanks SO much for these reviews. I love the shirt/sweater combos that you've shared here. I especially like the Collection Cashmere sweater in green with the Liberty Print. It's adorable. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:05 pm

      Rynetta – You're welcome. My PS comes up with some cool combos.

  6. July 31, 2012 / 7:10 am

    You look great in your new jeans but I think those jumpers all look as if they belong in primary school, J Crew is dressing adults like 5 year olds this season!

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:09 pm

      Tabitha – Haha…Thanks! They are kind of juvenile for the age-group they are targeting.

  7. August 1, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    Thanks for the reviews! I just ordered the perfect shirt in snowcat. I was wondering if your PS had any other styling/layering ideas for this shirt? THANKS!

    • August 5, 2012 / 5:10 pm

      AD MD – I hope you were able to re-ordered or get a price adjustment on the Snowcat Perfect Shirt as it's on promo now and 30% off.

  8. August 17, 2012 / 7:36 am

    Thanks for the link love. I love those combos. They're very inspiring. I think the first two are my faves.