J Crew Fall 2013 Part 2

Here are a few more items I was able to try on from the J Crew Fall roll-out.

See my other two posts here and here on some Fall items. 
Half-Placket Dress – It’s Viscose not silk and certainly not fitted at waist as CFS states. Fit well in a size 6 but needs a good belt and necklace to jazz it up some.  Pass

Silk Gingham Top – Fits great in a size 6. I was worried it would be tight in the chest but it’s perfect. I originally thought this was Black but it’s Navy. Purchase 

Silk Skirt in Beanstalk Stripe – One of my favorite pairings is Navy and Green. This skirt is super cute. I have on a size 6; Great fit, good length (17 1/2 in). Wishlist

Andie Chino with Tuxedo Stripe – Ummm, yeah…so I know lots of people love these but not so much for me. The whole fitted through hip and thigh is not a good look for me. I’ll stick with the Cafe Capri’s. I have on a size 8 and would probably size to a 10 so it’s not so booty-hugging. Love the Tuxedo Stripe. I had the Scout Chino’s like this before but it had no belt loops. I like that the Andie has a wide waistband with belt loops. Pass

You can see the pockets are opened. They would not lay flat which means I would definitely have to size up.

Schoolboy Blazer in Black – Love the black and the “new” length didn’t really seem to affect me too much. I have on a size 8 and it fits just like my Navy Schoolboy that I snagged during the Instant Gratification sale. As Navy goes with more in my closet I’ll keep that and pass on the Black. I sure do love it though.


Jeweled Short-Sleeve Sweatshirt – The jewels around the collar and sleeves certainly jazz up this sweatshirt. I sized down to a Small. MamaBella also bought this in the Athletic Gray. Purchase

Keeper Chambray Shirtdress – I tried this on at the request of my dear friend S. This is apparently selling out as my store didn’t have my normal sizes (6 / 8). This is a 4 and I was surprised at how well it fit in that size and how much I loved it. I would size to a 6 to have a touch more length and room in the arms.  Wishlisted

Jeweled Sweater Tee – Another surprise try-on for me. They seemed to have replaced ruffles with be-dazzling. I am wearing a Medium and though it’s a good slouchy fit, I would size down to a Small for a slimmer fit. The whole outfit made me feel dumpy due to the baggy and slouchiness. (Not sure why I am sizing down lately. I am maintaining my current weight but it may be distributing elsewhere.) Wishlisted

Vintage Straight Jeans – I know these aren’t the cropped because the sizing on the inside said 29 Regular. I definitely need to size down in these, as one of my wonderful SAs suggested. I have always loved the fit of the Vintage Straight Jeans. I don’t need a new pair of jeans but I’ve already Wishlisted these.

Scalloped Dress – I tried this on in the Navy (see 2nd pic below) when it originally came out in the Spring but never posted the image. I didn’t care for the fit at that time for some reason. But I love the Black version this Fall. I also think the cut might be a little curvier and not so straight. I also need a new LBD. This one is perfect. Purchase

Silk Tonal Paisley Dress – I am such a sucker for Shift dresses (because they leave room for the food-baby). This one is gorgeous and feels wonderful on. I have on a 6 and it’s perfect. It has a paisley pattern on it so it’s not just a basic Navy Shift. MamaBella was with me when I tried it on and she loved it on me too! Wishlisted

Merino Tippi Sweater in Foulard Dot – I didn’t give this sweater a second look when it came out with the new arrivals but after it went on promo and there was 30% I ordered the Navy Ivory colorway in a Medium. Now, IRL, I’m not so sure I made the right choice on color. I like that the Sweet Guava Black is tipped. Purchased but may exchange.
Silk Keyhole Top in Foulard – Foulard seems to be invading my closet lately. I ordered this as well in a size 8. Not a fan of the halter neckline nor the boxy shape. This would look pretty as a Pencil Skirt. Return

High Line Watercolor Map Tee – What a wonderful way to capture one of my favorites spots in NYC. Had the weather cooperated I would have grabbed a book and sat on a bench for hours enjoying this beautiful Park in the Sky. This tee is sold out but there are a few other items still available. I am eyeing the men’s sweatshirt now. Purchase
Have you tried any of these items yet? Get anything from the High Line section?


  1. August 9, 2013 / 2:23 am

    Thank you for the very nice reviews! That jeweled sweater tee looks amazing on you, and I would definitely purchase it!!!


    • August 9, 2013 / 2:31 pm

      Roxy – Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. August 9, 2013 / 2:42 am

    Thanks for the reviews! I am trying to talk myself out of the jeweled sweatshirt but I think it is so darn cute!

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:33 pm

      Lisa – You are welcome. I can't wait to wear it, if it ever stops being 100+ degrees around here.

  3. August 9, 2013 / 2:56 am

    great reviews! the gingham blouse and the scalloped dress look great on you – good choices! That jeweled sweatshirt is also adorable…I might get talked in to it. you've got some solid wishlist options too. thanks for sharing!

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:35 pm

      Thanks ShopMurpy! It sure feels comfortable on, like the Anchor Sweatshirt Tee.

  4. August 9, 2013 / 3:15 am

    thank you for these reviews! the scalloped dress in black is really calling my name. how did you find it sizing-wise? i like all of your purchase choices – they look fantastic on you! between you and gigi, i may get that jewelled sweatshirt too!

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:38 pm

      PhiPhi – I found it fit great. I did not feel the need to try on a size bigger (8). I really do vary between a 6 & 8 but since this is sleeveless a 6 is my TTS.

  5. August 9, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    thank god for you Audrey – I can see how the clothes would look on me – I always count on you and Gigi for that! I like your picks a lot! The navy paisley dress is on my wishlist!

    • August 9, 2013 / 2:39 pm

      WMM – Haha! You're welcome! The Paisley is a really gorgeous dress. I'm hoping since it made it in-store before online that it goes to sale sooner.

  6. August 9, 2013 / 6:47 pm

    Miss Bella–thanks for trying on these items–I LOVE LOVE LOVE the SCHOOLBOY BLAZER, and the Vintage Straight Jeans–(wishlisted)–and the silk foulard–I plan to wear with PURPLE OR GREEN shirts underneath–or a striped burgundy boatneck tee I just looked from Crew would look great as it has gold buttons on the shoulders!

  7. August 10, 2013 / 3:07 am

    I love that jeweled sweater tee. I wanted to get the medium but with your review I will size down too. Such a gorgeous sweater.i mean the medium doesnt look that bad you. Did you end up buying it?

  8. August 10, 2013 / 6:53 pm

    Hi Audrey, I bought the foulard tippi in both colors. I really like the navy over a chambray shirt and I am hoping the pink/ ivory looks good with last years pink herringbone cafe capris. I got the S but want to try on the M before I make my final decision. I also want to try and plan to get both colors of the jeweled sweater tees. Thanks for the reviews.

  9. August 13, 2013 / 9:22 am

    The black blazer and jeweled sweater & sweatshirt look really, really good on you! Agree w/WMM. Very good to see them on you, because it gives me such a good idea how it'll be on moi. 😉

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