J.Crew Sale Purchases

I’m not seeing a whole lot of reviews for some of these items online, so if you’re looking at them, here are my thoughts and pics.

~ Collection Gingham Cardigan in Gauzy Cotton, Small ~

I couldn’t decide between the Tippi Sweater in Blue-Emerald Gingham or this Collection Cardigan. I should have chosen the Tippi sweater. I did not like this cardigan at all. It is over-sized so take a size down from your normal size. But that wasn’t the problem. The gauzy cotton material was…blech! I don’t have a word to describe it but I didn’t like the look or feel of the material. It was gauzy, maybe a little thicker than medical gauze. I think it may have been that this is not 100% Cotton but is blended with nylon. I like the gingham and I like the length but other than that, it was immediately returned.


~ Tippi Sweater, Berry Melange, Medium Petite ~

I’ve finally found my real Tippi size, Medium Petite. That size has the arms at 3/4 length and the overall length is a little shorter than the Medium I’ve been wearing. The color is very pretty IRL, with hints of blue/purple throughout. The Tippi Sweater and Tippi Sweater with Ruffles are both 20% off with code NEWCLOTHES.


~ Gazebo Pant in Market Stripe, size 8 ~

I have been stalking these ever since they showed up on the website. They sold out pretty quick, especially in my size. I wasn’t able to catch them again until they were on sale with a great promo. I haven’t worn them yet but they are really nice pants. A great linen with an almost chambray stripe look to them. I’m really happy I was able to finally snag them on a pop-back.


~ Sloan Gingham Leather D’Orsay Flats, size 6 1/2 ~

The flats are just adorable. I originally thought they were printed canvas, silk or cotton but they are printed leather. The colors are similar to the Tippi. I wear a 6 1/2 in the Sloan and these are no different in sizing, even with the all leather outer and inner lining. They did crease almost immediately, just from trying them on and walking around for a short time. I always put the little tissue back after wearing my shoes to smooth things like that out. If you prefer, there’s also the heel.






~ Mixed Gingham Sandal with Ankle Straps, size 7 ~

I really debated whether or not to get these fun looking shoes. I was very leery about the ankle strap and how to get them to stay tied without cutting off circulation to my feet. I’m so glad I decided to order them. They are really fun sandals and the colors all pop. The size 7 was perfect, making these TTS. I tied them with a bow slightly to the side and love the way it looks. Even though I have plenty of white bottoms to wear with these, I’m looking at a few white dresses to wear with them too.







Here are a few 40-60% off sale picks with code NEWCLOTHES.

I think I am pretty much done with shopping Spring and Summer sale items. What about you?


  1. Tati
    August 4, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Thanks for your reviews as always, AB. I don’t comment often, but I’m certainly reading and enjoying your picks and try-ons, they’re fun and helpful. Love seeing what others pick and enjoy shopping vicariously through others! I recently bought that Berry Melange (I already had a similar color, but that price point proved too hard to resist!) Those heels are super cute. Really like those Sadies in your other post! I’m currently trying to reign in my shopping for the end of the summer season (it sort of flashes by here in NY) so have sights set on the fall. Hope all is well with you!

    • audreybella
      August 10, 2016 / 9:32 am

      Tati! You are welcome. I’m happy to do the reviews! That Berry Melange shade is one of my favorites. I’m wondering if I could pull off wearing it with the Lolli Pants from a few years ago in the Bright Dahlia color. I haven’t worn my gingham heels yet but plan in it soon! Stay cool!

  2. Katia
    August 10, 2016 / 8:03 am

    Just read the comment above and the first three sentences are exactly what i was going to write! Thank you, Audrey-Bella, for all the try-ons, they have been really helpful for me as an international online shopper! I have just ordered the Gazebo Pant in stripe and your review was the only one i found. they look great on you, was just wondering if the fabric is different from Gazebo pant in linen? seems a bit heavier from the photo. wondering if i should also order in solid. Thanks again!

    • audreybella
      August 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

      Katia – You are so very welcome! The stripe Gazebo pants are 100% linen, just like the solid colors. The material feels just slightly different, but that may be due to the way the material is weaved. I have the solid in white and navy and the white is lined. I’m really happy that I was finally able to find some great linen pants!