The Summer arrivals at J Crew are some of my favorites. Those are the items I usually wear all Summer and into the Fall, depending on how warm it still is around here. The colors this year seem to be lots of pinks, reds and purples, or at least in my picks below. The flamingo print looks really cute in both the skirt and shirt option. The Ratti Happy Cat Print is really abstract and not what I was expecting. It looks cute on the Off-the-Shoulder Blouse.

J Crew really is loving the popover in both shirts and dresses. My favorite is the Gingham Shirtdress and I plan on wearing it this weekend. The color on the Vintage Plaid popover is more faded than it seems online. I thought I would like the Candy Stripe popover but it’s too “circus” for me. I don’t know how else to explain it.  I really wish that Midi Skirt in Oversized Gingham was just a few inches shorter in the Petite size. At both 27 1/2 or 29 1/2 inches in length both the regular and petite items are too long for me. I’ll still try it on if it’s in my store though.

You can take 25% off your purchase with SUMMER or 30% off if you have a J Crew Card, using code CARDSONLY. There are some restrictions, like the Chambray Off-the-Shoulder Dress or any other off-the-shoulder blouses or dresses. I was able to try several items in-store and have a bunch of reviews starting tomorrow.

Happy Shopping!

J Crew June arrivals are here and they have not disappointed me. In particular is this Gallabia Peru Mini Dress. My little boho heart is beating fast.

The description states it is a slim fit but I don’t see where; maybe through the body? The arms and shoulders look loose enough. I ordered a Small so we will see how it actually fits. There’s also a New York Mini Dress and Striped Oversized Tee. Shopbop also carries the brand. The white blouse is probably my favorite of the three.

I’ll share the rest of my picks from J Crew June as soon as I have my coffee!

I’m in Singapore now, visiting my brother. We will be off to Thailand on Friday! I cannot wait for the beach! I have a another version of this first outfit for my time in Singapore. That popover is one of my J Crew faves. I need to find it in a size bigger (size 8!). The Tory Peasant Blouse and Denim Skirt are “Husband-approved” separately and as an outfit.

~ Striped Linen Popover, J Crew (one, two, three) ~
~ Sunday Slim Chino Shorts, J Crew  ~
~ Flip-Flops, Toms ~
~ Floral Peasant Top, Tory Burch ~
~ Denim Front-Slit Skirt, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Strappy Sandals, Tory Burch (one, two) ~

This H&M Jumpsuit/Romper is perfect for the beach. It’s lightweight and easy to slip on or off. I’ll definitely use it as a cover-up.

~ Patterned Jumpsuit, H&M ~
~ Strappy Sandals, Tory Burch (one, two) ~

I love my Bailey 44 dress and knew it would come with me on my trip. I tried to find it in a different color on ebay, to no avail. The Old Navy dress is a very lightweight, but not see-through jersey dress. It will be good for night-time shenanigans. The J Crew Shirtdress in Vintage Plaid (originally the Madras Shirtdress) runs big. I figured it was like the Lame’ Shirtdress and ordered a Small but I think I could fit into an XS without any problems. It’s a sack with arms. :-/  The cardigan is from H&M and very sheer and lightweight. It will be good for the plane trip to Thailand along with keeping my shoulders covered, if needed. The striped dress is older J Crew and “Husband-approved”, so it had to come along.

~ Maren Midi Dress by Bailey 44, Anthropologie ~
~ Jersey Knit Swing Dress,  Black, Old Navy ~
~ Shirtdress in Vintage Plaid, J Crew ~
~ Shoreline Stripe Dress, J Crew (one, two) ~
~ Fine Knit Cardigan, Light Beige, H&M ~

I was obsessed with the Madras Shorts immediately. I debated on ordering them, hoping my store would get them in. Last Sunday, there was a 30% off promo. I was going to order the shorts but decided to check the store one last time. They had just gotten a shipment on Saturday with these shorts! Which was great because when I got home, they were sold out in my size online. The yellow and mint colors are in the shorts, though very subtle. 

~ V-Neck Pocket Tee, J Crew (Bright Butternut, Sunwashed Aqua) ~
~ Sunday Slim Shorts in Patchwork Madras, J Crew ~
~ Flip-Flops, Toms ~

And, lastly, my beachwear. I love the brown straw Panama Hat. I already have the Natural/White one but don’t want it to get dirty.

~ Cover-Up, H&M (one, two) ~
~ Bikini Top & Bottom, H&M) ~
~ Checkered Bikini, J Crew (top/bottom) ~
~ Panama Hat, J Crew (Factory) ~


I received an email last week that there were new arrivals on the website at J. Crew but nothing jumped out at me. Over the weekend, there was a 30% off promo and it was then that I found quite a few new arrivals to add to my wishlist. Items are always more appealing when they are on sale, right?

The very first thing to catch my eye was the Gemma Tortoise Flats. My store has them and I was able to quickly try them on. They run large so I would size down half a size to a 6 1/2. The material is PVC and there are three holes where the arch is, for air-flow so your feet won’t get too sweaty. They are just as just in person as they are online and at the top of my wishlist. I’ll probably get them when I return from my trip.

With the 30% off promo over the weekend, I ordered the Madras Shirtdress and the Le Capitaine Garment-Dyed Sweatshirt. The style of the shirtdress looks similar to the Soft Lame Shirtdress from last year so I ordered the same size, a 6. I would love to see the Madras in a popover like the Metallic Gingham or the solid. The season of the sweatshirt has almost come and gone for me but the Le Capitaine Sweatshirt looked too cute to pass up.

The Sunday Slim Short in Patchwork Madras is on my list to purchase. I am hoping my store has it when I make some returns today. I really like the look of the Gingham Pleated Mini Skirt but wish it was offered in the Pink, like the Campbell Blazer or Linen Pants. I was pleasantly surprised by the pink when I saw it in-store. It’s not a ballerina pink but a little darker and really pretty. It’s a pink would probably wear.

Did you make any purchases over the weekend with the 30% off? Some of these items are included in the current 25% off with SHOPSALE. The one item I did finally find in-store and on sale was the Tweed Jacket with Zippers that I tried on in January.

I finally ordered the Betty Sunglasses in Grey since I could never get them on promo and my store never brought them in. The come in a flexible leather and suede rectangular case. That won’t fit into my small cross-body so I’ll need to find another case for it.



It comes with a cleaning cloth for you lenses. I don’t know if all are polka-dotted like the one with the Grey Betty but I would expect they are all in a fun print.


These are oversized enough for me on my face. I chose the Grey color in the Betty Sunglasses because they were not the normal black or tortoise I see on everyone. I use sunglasses almost every single day, including those “bright” cloudy days. I have cheaper ones with lighter lenses for those days. It’s just so much easier on my eyes when they are protected.


I also bought these sunglasses from H&M to take on my trip. I’ll probably take the Betty Sunglasses as well but leave them behind when we head to the beach. I would hate to lose them or scratch them up.


I ordered the Lightweight Wool-Blend Scarf in Navy. I am glad J Crew changed the name of this. It was the Heathered Wool-Cashmere Blend Scarf but there’s only 10% Cashmere in this. It’s really lightweight and cozy. I’ve already been wearing it quite a bit and it will be a big accessory on my trip.


During the SHOPMORE promo from almost two weeks ago, I ordered the Wide-Leg Ponte Pant in 8 Petite. They are perfect. The cropped length is exactly where I like it and the fit is just like the regular size 6. I don’t recall if the Black color came in Petite so I ordered the regular size 6. These are so comfortable and a nice break from jeans for me. This is exactly how I wore them yesterday, with my Loft Softened Tunic, Lightweight Scarf and Chambray Toms.



Have a Great Day!