I was excited to attended another round of Style Sessions at J Crew Thursday night and tried on lots of new arrivals. So sit down and grab a nice big glass of wine and take a look.
Excursion Quilted Vest in Camo, Small – The collar is higher/larger this year than last year. I sized to a Small, just like last year’s version. I really like it and can’t wait for cooler temps.
Excursion Quilted Vest in Stripe, Small – If I hadn’t purchased the Camo Vest I would have snatched up this Striped Vest. I love the Crewcuts version of this vest with the Sherpa lined collar. Wish I could fit into those sizes. Umm, sooooo I might have bought the Factory versions in both Herringbone & Cranberry Punch so I don’t really NEED the Stripe vest. But if it makes it to sale….
Toothpick Jean in Distress Cone Denim, Size 30 – Though I have gravitated to the Matchstick Jean, I am a fan of the Toothpick from year’s past. And I can’t get enough of distressed denim…though I should probably act my age on that thinking. I size up in the Toothpick as they are pretty skinny. As of this writing they are on promo for $108, from $135, I almost bought them but decided on a different pair instead.
Merino Tippi Baseball Sweater with Removeable Collar, Medium – We certainly are seeing a lot of this removeable/jeweled collar. It’s cute but not enough to make it to my Wishlist. It seems to fit a little tight in the arms in a Medium. I tried on the non-collar Baseball sweater below and it was slouchier/roomier.
Schoolboy Blazer in English Tweed
, Size 6 – I knew I loved this the moment I saw it. I have a Robert Noble in Brown so I could
justify this one, if I really needed to. But I will just add it to my Wishlist
, since I have 4 new Excursion Vests to wear instead. This fit well but my normal size is an 8 in blazers/jackets to give me some wiggle room in the arms.
Drapey Crepe Henley Tunic
, Size 6, Ivory & Bright Cerise – This was a very cool tunic and something I would definitely gravitate towards. It’s not lightweight or see through and comes in your basic colors and a little pop (see the Bright Cerise below). I did notice a good snag on the Ivory I had on but I couldn’t tell you how easily it does snag. It isn’t a delicate feeling blouse. Wishlist
in Black and Hammock Green. Check it out on Shop With M
Contrast Knit Blazer
, Size 6 – Though I’m wearing a 6 and you can see that the sleeves are a bit long and the arms are tight this was an unexpected love. I’d have to size to an 8 if I wanted to layer anything other than a short-sleeve or sleeveless blouse. Wishlist
Linen Bazaar Tee
, Medium – Very cute tee but odd that a Linen Tee would be offered for Fall. Passed
Merino Tippi Baseball Sweater, Medium, Parsley Breeze – This is a great little casual Tippi to throw on with some jeans and, hmmm…what else? Oh, Excursion Vest! Purchase
Horsing Around Sweatshirt, Size Small – I could have sworn I had ordered a Medium in this for a roomier fit. The Small fits nicely but doesn’t have much room for layering. Purchased but deciding
Unknown Ruffled Collar Blouse, Size 8, IBL (Ivory Black?), #03535, $128 – This is so prim-and-proper for me but I LOVE IT! It’s not online so I may have to run back and grab this blouse. Absolutely adorable. Want now
Eaton Boy Trouser in Glen Plaid Wool, Size 6 – Love the fit of these pants! Though it’s supposed to be slimmer than the Cafe’ Capri, I did take my normal size of the Cotton version. I wear an 8 in any other blend of the Cafe’ Capri. The solid in Pinot Noir is gorgeous! Wishlisted
Midrise Toothpick Jean in Carbon
, Size 30 – I bought these instead but not in the store. When I came home after the event I naturally went online to see everything I had just tried on, read the descriptions, check out what else was on sale, etc. That’s when I found these, on promo for $88, down from $125. I ordered it along with a few other items, making these jeans $66…almost half off! I should have purchased a 2nd pair.
They fit well and I really like the higher rise. I’ll have to get these hemmed just a few inches but adding $12 to that $66 is worth it.
Merino Leather-Pocket Sweater
, Small, Black – I don’t have a lot of Black items in my closet but am really loving the outfit below. I’ve lightened it so you can see how both the sweater and pants fit. I sized down to a Small and this fits great in that size. I think I would consider the Heather Granite over the Black but this color is growing on me. Wishlisted
Pixie Pant in Leather Tuxedo Stripe
, Size 6 – Getting these pants on was hysterical. My friend Catalina was in the dressing room with me and I kept saying they wouldn’t fit and needed a bigger size and she kept telling me to “Keep Going. They’ll fit.” She was right. She did have to zip me up in the back but only because I was tired from all the tugging and pulling to get these things on. These felt like Spanx once I had them on. They seem to suck and tuck me in at all the right spots.
Silk Keyhole Top
, Size 6, Bristol Blue – This color is divine! And goes so well with the Collection Cafe’ Capri Tile Jacquard
. One thing about the top is the keyhole goes was cut down to my breast bone, showing my bra. I’d have to pin or tape this to stay shut somehow.
OH do I LOVE these pants! I’m wearing an 8 in the pants. Though there is a little room in the hips and legs while standing, when I sat down everything got a little tighter. The waist was a perfect fit. I will need to get them hemmed up as they are currently just about to hit the floor. I cannot wait to wear them. I have many Cashmere Tees and Tippi Sweaters to go with these pants, though I do love the blouse I have on in the pic too.
And of course they go with my Etta’s
! I returned the mini skirt
because I knew I would love the pants more.
All done! Finish your wine? So what have you tried on? What has caught your eye?