J.Crew’s latest promo is SHOPNOW/SHOPCARD. You can take 25% off your purchase with SHOPNOW or 30% off if you have a J.Crew Credit Card, code SHOPCARD. There are a few exclusions but most of the new arrivals as on promo, which is great if you are already shopping for Christmas gifts. I couldn’t resist just a couple of things that will help me transition into what we call Fall around here.

~ Striped Boatneck T-shirt with Built-in Cuffs, Ivory/Navy, Medium ~

I liked the concept of this tee, with the piqué cuffs. But I was disappointed when I saw the Ivory/Navy color in person. The cuffs are white and I don’t really like that. I know they are supposed to contrast but the ivory is really creamy. I would have preferred the ivory in the tee be a little lighter. The fit is a bit off for me. The neckline seemed loose and would probably, eventually stretch. The body was loose as well. The cuffs covered my hands if I didn’t roll them up. I like the outfit as a whole and will use another striped tee I have to recreate this look.



~ Sammie Chino Pant, British Khaki, 30 Petite ~

I cannot believe I waited so long to try these pants in a Petite. I’ve finally found a cropped pant! They are a little loose in the front. I have the Sammie in Polka Dot, which wasn’t offered in a Petite. I would like to get another pair and wish these had been offered in navy or black. I don’t see myself wearing any of the other colors offered. As far as sizing, I would normally get a size 29 so I’m really happy the 30P worked out and fit almost like the 29.


~ Leopard Bow Sandals, size 7 ~

I’ve been stalking these since they showed up online. I just couldn’t bring myself to pay full-price for them knowing I they wouldn’t be a daily or weekly shoe. But at 50% off $100, I happily ordered them in a size 7. They run TTS and the heel doesn’t feel too high that I would be uncomfortable wearing them for a full day. Doesn’t mean I will chance that though. There are still some sizes left and they are still 50% off.




And here are a few more of my picks that are an additional 50% off with SHOPNOW.

I’ll chance wearing the Leopard Bow Sandals through Fall as long as the weather allows and then put them away for Spring. I also picked up the Tipped Lightweight Wool Jackie Shell. I plan on wearing it with the Perfect Shirt in Foil Dot from last year. Since I had that I didn’t get the Ruffled Popover version.

Are you shopping the SHOPNOW sale? I hope to have some in-store reviews for you next week but the closer we get to holidays, the busier my weekend schedule is.

Do you have those times where you have returns but when you get to the store you end up finding something else to exchange it for? I know I shouldn’t expect it, but when making returns I usually go with the mind-set of “in-and-out”. That never happens though. It’s like someone says “Squirrel!” and there I go veering away from my destination, the register to process my return. I “squirreled” my whole Saturday, finding one cute thing after another. And don’t get me started with Target. I’m lucky I got out of there spending less than $100 that day.

And what did I find at Tar-jhay? A lovely faux fur vest caught my eye. I’ve passed on them over the years but this one seemed to really peak my interest for some reason. I thought the Medium looked too big but the Small was sold out so I tried it on anyway. It fit really well. I think the small would have been too tight in the armholes so the Medium was a good choice. I might wear it with this Maeve metallic midi skirt but I also have this shirtdress from Tory Burch that had popped into my head when I saw this fur vest.


Next, I headed to the mall where I found the Maeve Eclat Midi Skirt. It was styled in the window and I couldn’t resist it. You know I don’t have any midi skirts but this one just seemed so perfect for Fall and the upcoming holidays. It was styled with this sweater, which is 30% off today. I bought and Medium and it fits TTS.


I also bought these Pilcro embroidered jeans. I have been lusting over them for some time now but could never pull the trigger, since shipping is just so expensive. And the reviews have sizing all over the place. But, I was lucky on Saturday because my store had a return, in a size 29. I grabbed them and immediately went to try them on. They fit great in the hips and thighs. I have worn them already and they have stretched some in the waist and booty but the thighs are still fitting well. I can see why sizing is off on these. I think a 29 Petite might have been a good fit as well, and would shorten the length a little. I will probably have to get these hemmed a little so they lay right. They are not as heavy as I thought they would be with the embroidery and light beading. I also tried on these bejeweled jeans and the sizing was really off on those. I tried on a size 29 and they were really really loose in the waist and snug in the hips and thighs. They also felt like they will stretch out as you wear them so they were a pass for me.


As I ventured my way to Madewell, I spotted these Mod velvet booties at Steve Madden. They are definitely a color I don’t wear, but I had to see them in person and try them on. They are new arrivals in store and pre-order online. They run TTS and I ended up with a size 7. They are out of my color comfort zone but I’m excited to style and wear them!


This pretty pink velvet was also offered in sneakers and heels.

So, finally making it to Madwell, I saw this Velvet Bow-Back Top and thought it would be another great item for the holidays and evenings out. This is the Dark Metal color and it also comes in Distressed Stone and True Black. This runs really big. I considered sizing to a XS but I like the looseness of the Small. This is also a longer hem in the back. The bow is in the back, tied at the neck. I have several blazers this top can work with as well as some fancy pants. And, this top is so comfortable. I didn’t want to take it off!


So that was my whole squirreled away Saturday. I’ve added several different options for you so you can “squirrel” through this post too!

Happy Shopping!

Tory Burch has added lots of Fall items to the sale section this week. The Blossom T-Strap Flat is now on sale I absolutely love mine! I haven’t had a good black flat in a really long time and I’ve been wearing these every chance I get. If you want something more classic, the Ballet Flat is also on sale in the Port (Burgundy) color. Both will look really cute with they Ryder Dress, which is also on sale now. Check out how I styled that dress.



You can see my most recent Tory reviews here. I am going to check my store to see if the Silla Skirt in orange is there as well as the Thea Wallet Cross-body.

And the one thing I’m excited about from the latest arrivals is the Massey Silk Shirtdress. The color and print aren’t link any of my other Tory Burch shirtdresses so I’m excited to add that to my closet.

Ebates is giving you early access to Gap Friends & Family today. You can take 40% off with GAPEBATES. And Ebates is offering 8% Cash Back when you order online at GAP. Sign up for Ebates here. I haven’t shopped GAP in a while. I go in to the store but haven’t found anything that piqued my interest. But there are several things for Fall/Winter that I can see myself wearing.

There are so many multi-colored striped options from sweaters to accessories to flats to a super cute girl’s striped dress I wish I could wear. I guess I will have to settle for this blanket. I do wish these suede boots would fit but it looks like the calf is probably not wide enough for me.

Ebates has also added more stores to the in-store cash back. All you need to do is link a credit or debit card; find an in-store cash back offer on the Ebates site and link it to your card; then SHOP! Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and J.Crew Factory are just a few stores where you can receive cash back by shopping in-store.

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

J.Crew has lots of items from the early Fall rollouts on sale. All the cherry print items are on sale, plus an additional 30% off with code SALETREAT. I have worn the Flutter-Sleeve Top many times since I purchased it. I’ve been pairing it with an older Jackie Cardigan in Burnished Olive. Another print on sale is the Windowpane in Silk-Twill. Both the dress and top that I reviewed are now on sale.

There are some great items in the 50% off section as well like the Leopard Bow Sandals , which I ordered, or these Printed Multistrap Sandals (review). There are also quite a few of the brighter colors of the Wool Jackie available and the Harlow Sweater is also on sale.

Are you shopping this SALETREAT?