J.Crew seems to be bringing a leopard print out for Fall every year. This one is similar to last year’s Coco Leopard found on the Tippi Sweater. The brown is a little more amber/golden this year.

~ Shift Dress in Leopard Print, Black Amber, size 6 ~

If you’re looking for a fun alternative to your LBD this leopard shift is a great option. There is black piping at the neckline, though not the arms like the online description states, and a back zip. You can’t see it very well but there is a v-seam just above the chest which does create some puckering above it. This runs a size big as the size 6 fit pretty well on me, with the exception of the puckering above the chest. It makes me wonder if the 8 Petite might fit a little better in that area. I do love the where the length hits on me, about an inch above the knee. The skirt portion does flare just a little in an A-line style. Overall, though I really like it and would like to try the Petite option, I won’t buy it. I don’t have a need for it or would wear it often like I would the Cuffed Sleeve Top in Leopard Print or the Jackie Cardigan in Wool.

J.Crew also started a new promo today. You can take 25% off with code WEEKOFSTYLE. The is Shift Dress in Leopard Print included.


~ Cuffed Sleeve Top in Leopard Print, Black Amber, size 6 ~
~ Tie-Waist Skirt in Leopard Print, Black Amber, size 8 ~


~ Cuffed Sleeve Top in Leopard Print, Black Amber, size 6 ~

This fits just like all the other cuffed-sleeved tops J.Crew is offering. I wear a size 6 in this top, compared to my normal size 8. I like the print on the silk material. It’s on my list to buy next and will look good with the Masala Chai color of the Sammie Pant in Corduroy or Mini Skirt.


~ Tie-Waist Skirt in Leopard Print, Black Amber, size 8 ~

This is a lovely skirt though I am not fond of  the tie-waist, but it is removable. I might add a black sash instead. The fit of the 8 was perfect and then length wasn’t too bad either. I am a little confused, or at least the details writer of the online description is since they list this skirt length at 28 1/2 inches and the Tall version at 24 1/2 inches. If I were buying this I’d get the 8 Petite, which says is a 20 1/2 inch length.


Due to the different materials, with the skirt being polyester, I really wouldn’t wear the Leopard top and skirt together. The shift dress is a better option if you want all-over leopard, especially this week when it’s 25% off, with code WEEKOFSTYLE.

Have you seen or tried any of the Leopard Print yet? What are your thoughts on the shift dress?

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It feels a little too early to be shopping for Corduroy but these two pieces are really nice and I’ve added both to my wishlist.

~ Campbell Blazer in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~
~ Margot Top in Silk Foulard, size 8 ~
~ Mini Skirt in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

Other corduroy blazers we’ve seen in the past have the elbow patch. This does not, which I prefer. The outfit itself reminds of the 70s, probably due to the brown color and the corduroy. I take a 10 Petite in Blazers whenever I can and can gauge from a size 8 how it will fit in my true size. I don’t own any of the Campbell Blazers but I can say that I am considering this color in the corduroy. It’s not a color I have and I think it will go with quite a few things in my closet.


The lining is striped with rep piping and pocket flap.


~ Margot Top in Silk Foulard, size 8 ~

This top was my absolute favorite when I saw it in the roll-out last week. I knew I would be buying this, with or without a promo. I tried the size 6 on originally and it was tight and restricted movement around the armholes so I sized to an 8, which felt a lot better. I love the ruffle detail at the armholes and the front. I’ve already worn this top and took a steamer to the ruffles, fluffing them up just a bit.


~ Mini Skirt in Corduroy, Masala Chai, size 8 ~

I really haven’t bought too many skirts this last year as I’ve been wearing shorts all Summer and stuck to jeans and leggings last Winter and Spring. This is a cute mini skirt and the back as an exposed zip but a cute little tab snap button with gold hardware. The shape is slightly A-line and the size 8 on me makes this TTS. I’d probably grab this in the Masala Chai and Navy colors. It would be a great little skirt in black and ivory too. I hope J.Crew adds more colors.


And here are three outfits I’ve styled with this top, taking it from Summer to late Fall. Everything shown are items I already have in my closet. I’ve linked to similar items. Click on the icon near each item for more details.

What do you think of the new Margot Top? I am looking at the solid in Navy and Fuchsia Blossom as well.

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I love this roll-out and wish Fall would hurry up and get here. Leopard and tweed and ruffles and corduroy…I can’t get enough. I wanted to make sure I had reviews ready to go when I shared my picks from this latest set of New Arrivals. I have some “must buys” and a ton of wishlist items.

At the very tippy-top of my list is the Margot Top in both silk and silk foulard. I even love the cotton pique’. I wish I didn’t already have the Foil Dot shirt and I love the Ruffled Popover in Polka Dot. I can have two navy polka dot shirts, right?

The Sammie Pant in Corduroy fit like a dream on me! And the leopard wool Jackie cardigan with the gold buttons is so lovely IRL. It pairs really well with the Masala Chai color of the Sammie Pants. I’ll wear pink if it’s nice and bright, like it is on the Mini Skirt in Pink Houndstooth. Take a look below at a few more of my faves from this roll-out.

And here’s just a little sneak peek of what reviews are coming!


J.Crew Fall is my PokemonGo and I’ve gotta catch them all!



~ Rome Destination Art Tee, J.Crew ~
~ Frayed Tweed Short, Banana Republic ~
~ Seville Espadrilles, Navy, J.Crew ~

I’m ripping the tags off and wearing some recently purchased items. These tweed shorts are not lined but were surprisingly not hot to wear, especially in August. I bought every design of the destination art tees from J.Crew. As long as the quality holds up, I should be able to wear them through the Fall and into next year. The Seville Espadrilles are some of my favorite shoes and I own several colors. Both the black and metallic are part of the 20% off LOTSTOSHOP promo this week.

And here are a few more outfit ideas with some tees and tweed.

Happy Shopping!

J.Crew has a new promo today with LOTSTOSHOP. You can take 20% off “wear now and later” items. There just a few new arrivals from the last roll-out included in this promo, including the lovely Sailor Skirt in Ponte and Tippi Sweater with Ruffles.

The Cuffed Sleeve Top and Carrie Cami are great layering pieces. I’m still waiting to try the Rayner Jean and hope it fits better than the Rayner Chino. I reviewed the Mountain Lake color. I have every color of the Cuffed Bermuda Short in Linen and wear them every chance I can. I really like the striped scarf below and both are from the men’s section. The Boy has the Chambray Shirt but I also owe him a few more since I turned two of his favorites pink. #laundryfail

I’m sitting out this sale. We’ve seen better percent-off for new arrivals in the past. The sale section is 40-60% off but also Final Sale.

Are you shopping this promo or waiting on something better?