J Crew: Plaza Skirt in Tweed, Flounce Skirt in Bonded Wool, Box Pleat Skirt in Crepe, Pinstripe Pant in Japanese Wool

This set of skirts and a pair of pants should round up my latest stop at J Crew.

~ Plaza Skirt in Tweed, size 8 ~
(on promo as of 11/17)

I love my Plaza Skirt in Glen Plaid (now on sale) so I’ve been on the lookout to see if I wanted to add this tweed number to my closet or the pinstripe. This skirt doesn’t fit like my other one. It seems to run a little big below the waistband, in the hip area. I can’t put my finger on it but I think it’s the tweed material. I still think the size 8 is my Plaza Skirt size but this particular skirt is a pass for me.

~ Flounce Skirt in Bonded Wool, Heather Charcoal, size 8 ~
(on promo as of 11/17)

The material and thickness of this Flounce Skirt is how I had hoped the Banana Republic Fit-and-Flare skirt I tried on would feel {review}. This skirt fit a little big in the waist and hips, where you can see some bunchiness. I was in a hurry so I wasn’t able to grab the size 6 to try on. I love the length of the size 8 and would probably stick with that size since it would be paired with layers and sweaters, covering the front. Overall, I liked the skirt but it’s probably not something I would wear on a consistent basis. 

~ Box Pleat Skirt in Crepe, Caravan Blue, size 8 ~

I saw this in Ivory a few weeks ago and though “meh”, it’s ok but I did want to try it on for the blog. The Caravan Blue is a really nice color IRL. The shape and pleating were fine. The pleats didn’t add any extra bulk or weight but I’m not really inspired to wear this skirt. I think the Ivory might look best with a cozy sweater tights and tall boots. Maybe in wool this might have made me think twice about getting but this ones a pass as well.

This skirt was a return to my store so I thought I’d try it on to gauge fit in case there are pop-backs. The size 10 is, of course, big on me but from the extra material and space at the waist I think I need to size to a 6 and not an 8 in this skirt. The floral jacquard is a nice material and the fluted/a-line shape is always a favorite of mine. This would have made a great item for the Holiday Collection. I’m always looking for a skirt like this to wear for Christmas or a party over the holidays. It’s perfect for a cashmere sweater and pearls or an embellished shirt. This was marked down to $149.99 in-store. 

These pants feel amazing. They are just plain old pinstripe wool/cotton pants but the Japanese Wool is very soft and cozy. I did not want to take these off. They are not lined but there was no itchiness to them. The fit could have been tweaked a little. The waist just fit but the hips were better and not tight. From the online reviews it looks like these will stretch some throughout the day so I would stick with my normal size 8 and not get an 8 Petite or a 10. These are definitely on my wishlist.

Have you tried any of these skirts or the Pinstripe Pant? I really recommend the pants, if I had to choose.  I would love to see these in a solid color as well. 
Are you shopping this promo or saving your pennies for Black Friday? 

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  1. November 19, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    If I was younger I'd be dying to buy that grey skirt, it reminds me of ra ra skirts – remember them?

    • November 19, 2014 / 3:08 pm

      Ra Ra Sis Boom Bah Tabitha!

  2. November 19, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    Skirts are usually the thing I love to buy at J.Crew but I'm just not feeling the selection lately. I do love that caravan blue color though not so much the pleats.
    I tried on the Japanese wool pinstripe pants and they were a love for me too. I'm just waiting for them to go on sale.

  3. November 21, 2014 / 12:44 am

    I have the Japanese wool pinstripe pants and I love them, they are the only item I bought this Fall (and didn't return). I wore them all day today and they did feel a bit itchy by the end of the day. They do stretch during the day, do not size up.

  4. November 23, 2014 / 7:28 am

    Love the flounce skirt on you! I can imagine that looking really cute with a longer chunky sweater & tights with boots. Plus if the waist/hip area is a little looser it's all the more to accommodate us as we eat too much through the holidays, haha 😉