J Crew Holiday 2013: Gold Stripe Mini, Minnie Pant in Medallion Print, Tweed Flare Dress

Is everyone shopped out from all the Black Friday deals? Ready for today, Cyber Monday? I have two C/M deals I’m waiting on, as the times for roll-out for what I’m looking for are staggered all day. Crazy but it creates hype. I hope I get what I’m looking for as it’s a gift for The Boy. I’ll share if I get it.

Here are a few more items from the Holiday roll-out that I tried on a week or so ago. First is the Gold Stripe Mini Skirt. The first two images are a Size 8 and it ran a little big, surprisingly. I always take an 8 in the Mini skirt but this ran big on me around the waist and hips. I think it’s the pleats, (Not an Anchorman reference…haha.)

My VPS paired it with the Tippi Sweater in Vintage Cabernet and the Stretch Perfect Shirt in White. I love the work-appropriateness of this outfit. Add black tights and tall boots and it’s perfect.

These next two images are the size 6 of the skirt and I felt much better in it. My VPS had another outfit for this making it super casual with the Hugo Guinness Linen Tee and the Schoolboy Blazer in Black. I’d pair this outfit with some booties instead of tall boots.

The Minnie Pant in Medallion Print, size 8, felt very comfortable on. This was a little saggy in the front but just fit in the waist so maybe an 8 Petite would be the best fit. I ended up passing on these as I didn’t feel like I would wear them enough with such a bold/bright bottom.

Lastly, is the Tweed Flare Dress, size 6, which just fit through the chest and waist. I think I’d try sizing to an 8 to see if the fit was just a touch looser on top. Or just Spanx it. I do like the fit and flare of this dress and added it to my Wishlist.

I did purchase the skirt so look for it in some upcoming Que Bellas! 
Happy shopping today!


  1. December 2, 2013 / 2:30 pm

    How is the itch factor on the dress? When I noticed it in my B&M I noticed it was unlined and looked a bit itchy.

    • December 2, 2013 / 3:35 pm

      TeriLynn13 – I did notice the feel of the material against my skin but it wasn't itchy. I'd still want to layer under it because it did bug me a little.

    • December 2, 2013 / 4:06 pm

      Thanks! That's helpful.

  2. December 2, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    I love the dress but just wish it had sleeves. Even a short sleeve for fall/winter. The dot and flare style dresses are just so flattering! I purchased the medallion Minnie pants. I couldn't resist that fun pattern!

    Can I ask what you mean about the staggered rollouts? Will more things be added to the JCrew site throughout the day?!? Do tell!!!

    • December 2, 2013 / 3:38 pm

      Pamela – Yes, sleeves would be better for the dress.

      Haha…I should have clarified. I am waiting on thechivery.com today as they are having limited edition items and staggered roll-outs of those items. The Boy loves his Bill F***** Murray Tee and now wants the Santa Hat one which goes on sale at 5 today.

    • December 2, 2013 / 4:24 pm

      Ah! Got it!! Thanks!!

  3. December 2, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    That tweed flare dress looks HAWT on you, Bella! You must get! Not that I'm enabling you or anything, ya know?

  4. December 3, 2013 / 4:07 pm

    LOVE THE OPTIONS! I work at J.Crew and I see those all the time. I want them! 🙂