J Crew Fall 2014: Merino V-Neck Cardigan, Silk Sleeveless Blouse, Pleated Lattice Skirt, Suede D’Orsay Flats, Vintage Denim Jacket

My VPS was lovely enough to pull together some outfits with the new arrivals and she did not disappoint. After looking at everything online it was nice to see a lot more basics than over-the-top beading, ruffles, embellishment. But I was a little bothered by the longer lengths on the shirts. Then my VPS said it reminded her of Clueless fashion! And now I totally see it, and quite love it too.

Merino V-Neck Cardigan, Medium, Vintage Cabernet ~

The fit is TTS with 10 colors to choose from. I have a Jackie in this color so there is no need for an additional cardi in the same color.

Suede D’Orsay Flats, Size 7, Highland Gray ~

These run a half size big. I tried on the 6 1/2 in the black and they were a much better fit. I would definitely get the gray if a promo comes along.

Silk Sleeveless Blouse, Size 8, Vintage Cabernet ~

This size was too big. Below, the black colorway is in a size 6 and the fit is much better. I love the color and that this is 100% silk and not Poly, which could have easily been done. I bought this color in the size 6. I think I will be able to use it a lot with various bottoms I already have. I think the Navy and Ivory would be two other great colors to get. Those colors can be mixed with so much.


I threw this denim jacket on over the Silk Sleeveless Blouse and loved the look. The jacket is currently on promo for $110 plus an additional 40% off. I ordered it this morning.  

Pleated Lattice Skirt, Size 8, Distressed Quartz ~

I unexpectedly loved this pink tone. The skirt surprised me too. The size 8 was the best fit and my more consistent bottom size. The size 6 pulled the latticed part just a little along the hip line. The length, at 18 inches, is perfect for me, but unfortunately not offered in Tall sizes.

What do you think of Outfits 1 & 2? There’s more to come over the next few days!

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  1. July 24, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    I love the denim jacket with the silk blouse! Would you recommend going down one size in the blouse?
    The skirt is a beautiful color. It caught my eye when I first saw it on the website. It looks pretty with the Vintage Cabernet colored blouse, too.
    Thanks for the reviews. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you tried.

    • July 24, 2014 / 7:21 pm

      Maryeb – You're welcome! I would say yes, to size down in the blouse. The size 6 on me (black) is not pulling at the chest like a lot of other blouses in that size do. You can see the buttons all lay flat and there's no gaping either.

  2. July 24, 2014 / 7:05 pm

    You look amazing in both outfits and I think they are incredibly figure flattering! Love the cabernet color with the pink and the gray shoes are super chic.

    • July 24, 2014 / 7:22 pm

      rcb.shops – Thanks! I was surprised that color palette of Cabernet/Pink/Gray worked so well together. These were my two very favorite outfits to try on.