A few basic items are up for review next.

~ Tippi Sweater, Deep Copper, Medium ~
~ Floral Cotton Short, size 8 ~
~ Slingback Flats in Snakeskin, size 7 ~

I loved this color combination. The Deep Copper of the Tippi Sweater immediately makes the floral short Fall friendly. I can definitely see myself wearing this on cool October evenings. I’m sticking with my normal Tippi size of Medium and the shorts are fitting well in a size 8.



~ Perfect Shirt in Liberty Isborella Print, size 10 ~
~ Toothpick Jean in Skipper Wash, size 30 ~


After the Cocktail Shirt try-on, I grabbed a size 10 in the Liberty shirt. That’s a much better fit, especially in the arms and across the shoulders. I really like the print and can definitely see wearing it all year. I have some returns to make this weekend so I will probably exchange for this shirt.


~ Toothpick Jean in Skipper Wash, size 30 ~

I don’t need skinny jeans but wanted to try these on anyway just to gauge sizing. Even though I went up to a 30 this year these still fit TTS. I know these will stretch some but I would stick with that size. I DIY’d a factory pair a few years ago that look almost identical, with maybe a little more rips and tears.


I’ll have some IRLs from the Art Tees later this evening. That Deep Copper Tippi may also come home with me this weekend. I will need to find a few more items in my closet to pair it with.

What do you think of the Isborella print of the Liberty shirt?

I was able to do a few try-ons last week after the Fall roll-out. My store had most of what I wanted to try on as well as new bags and shoes. Let’s take a look at how they fit.

~ Frayed Denim Pencil Skirt in White, size 30 ~
~ Tippi Sweater with Ruffles, Fuchsia Blossom, Medium ~


I like the idea of a white pencil skirt but wish this didn’t have the fraying at the hem. The size 30 was the closest to my normal size 29 but fit a bit loose in the hips. Since it has some stretch in it, I see this skirt really stretching out in the hips and booty area during wear. I’ll reconsider this skirt once it goes on sale because I will want to have the hem sown back up.


This was actually really cute IRL even though J.Crew basically slapped some ruffles on the Tippi. I do like that the ruffles are small and not overwhelming the sweater. Sizing is the same as a normal Tippi. This ruffle sweater is also offered in Navy and Ivory.


~ Sleeveless Tunic Sweater, Ivory, Small ~

I was looking forward to seeing this sweater IRL. I was hoping the length would be long enough to wear with Pixie Pants and it is, in both the front and back. The material is a cotton blend and not too heavy in weight. It’s a bit comfortable and soft on as well. I sized down one to a Small in this tunic. It is also offered in Navy and Dark Poppy.


~ Cocktail Shirt, size 8 ~

I thought this shirt was oddly cute when I saw it online. Right now, I’m having to size up to a 10 in the button-down shirts. That’s just me enjoying my Summer and no reflection of the shirts actually getting smaller. Stick with your normal size in this. IRL this is still a little odd looking but it grows on you. The back is also “pieced”. At least the sleeves match. You can also get one for your mini-me.


I’ve wish-listed all the tops in this post and will wait until a sale price to re-consider them.

Have you tried any of these tops?

I saw the new arrivals at J.Crew last Wednesday and have several try-ons to share over the next few days. The high-light was the Tippi Sweater in Embellished Bee. It’s really cute and fits TTS. Surprisingly, I really liked the Sammie Pant in Polka Dot. That also fit TTS but I could have probably used a Petite size in the polka dot. Today, I will share some of the bags that were in-store. I am really pleased that so many saturated colors are being offered this Fall.

~ All-Day Tote, Roasted Chestnut shown, also Black/Cabernet/Light Mustard/Vintage Indigo ~

This is a really beautiful bag IRL. There’s a small coin purse in front and a large pocket in the back. Inside there is contrasting cloth lining with three additional pockets. There’s also a luggage tag and key holder/dongle inside. J.Crew is calling the small front pocket a cardholder. Maybe they mean for a metro or store rewards card but certainly not for a credit or debit card.




~ Coin Purse in Italian Leather – Black/Roasted Chestnut/Atlantic Coast/Collegiate Green ~

I rarely use cash these days so I don’t know if I’d use this as an actual coin purse. It’s also really small, fitting only a small amount of coins inside. I’d probably use it to store additional store rewards cards, like my Anthro card, or even some hair ties. I love all the colors but I am partial to the calf hair.


~ Coin Purse in Italian Leather – Warm Sunflower, Sunwashed Pink ~
~ Coin Purse in Gold Italian Leather ~
~ Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair ~


~ Coin Purse in Italian Calf Hair ~



~ Signet Bag in Italian Leather – Deep Pewter & Cobalt Sea shown, also Cypress Olive/Dark Wine/Festival Red/Roasted Chestnut/Black ~

I really wasn’t expecting my store to have these bags so I was surprised to see three different colors. The Deep Pewter is a dark gray IRL with a contrasting ivory key fob. It’s a bit bigger than I expected but the width is smaller than the crossbody I was using that day. I like that there’s a little more depth than my current crossbody.



~ Linen Tank Top with Fringe, White ~
~ Bermuda Short in Heavy Linen, Vintage Green~
~ Miller Sandals in Snakeskin ~
~ Marion Crossbody (similar) ~
~ Signet Bag in Italian Leather, Deep Pewter ~

You can see the bag hits a little lower on me than the one I was using. But you can adjust the length on the strap. It looks to be a good size once you have it on, and not too small. It also comes in Collection Colorblock Italian Calf Hair and a Collection Colorblock Leopard Calf Hair.


These are all really nice for the first set of Fall arrivals. I hope that means that Holiday will have some great clutches and going-out bags!

J.Crew had new Fall arrivals on Tuesday and they brought all the #ShinyPonies. I seriously have more shoes added to my wishlist than clothes from this roll-out. I seriously think I need every pair.

I will probably, finally, buy my first pair of Kiki’s but now I just need to pick which one. The calf-hair flats would look great with jeans, but the cap-toe is very classic and Chanel-esque. I would pick the Elsie Suede Pumps in Chartreuse over the India Blue but then get that color in the Cece Flats. And the Avery Heels in Tweed are unlike any pair I have in my closet. Of course, there is this Mary Jane style from the #NSale.

I received the Style Guide last week and did pre-order the Bee Tippi. There’s also a Perfect Shirt and socks if you’re adverse to getting another Tippi Sweater. Of the destination art tees the Paris and Rome are my faves. I do expect there will be Factory versions of these tees. And how pretty is the All-Day Tote in Vintage Indigo? I love that J.Crew is adding back saturated colors to their bags. I haven’t bought one from them in a very long time.

So many pretty things to chose from, especially the #ShinyPonies. What are your picks from this latest roll-out?

J.Crew is having a pop-up sale with 50% off all sale items using code 48HOURS, good through Tuesday, July 12. I’ve been pretty happy with most of my purchases from J.Crew in recent months but I think it’s also because I’m a bit more thoughtful in what I’m purchasing.

The Gazebo Pants have been a favorite of mine. I have the Navy, White and Market Stripe. I returned the Vintage Green in favor of the linen shorts. I did purchase the Collection Patio Pants in Suede and cannot wait to wear them in Winter. At $100 now, with the promo, they are a really good deal. The suede is gorgeous and I think the Camel will be really versatile to wear. The tweed pants look like a nice option for Fall.

Update on the Patio Pants: I feel these run about the same size as the previous versions in cotton and wool. I took my normal size 8 and though they are not quite at the floor but not cropped I may spend the money to have them hemmed. I really want the cropped look for these pants.


I finally decided on a pair of gingham sandals, choosing the Mixed Gingham Sandals with Ankle Wraps. I do like that the Elsie D’Orsay Heels are gingham printed on leather. I originally thought it was silk or some type of fabric. The Elsie Leopard Pumps are still in my cart and I may finally order them. This seems like the best deal on them so far and my size is still available.

Though it’s not quite the middle of Summer, there are quite a few Summer tops available. I originally passed on the Vintage Plaid Popover, but at $30, it seems like a good deal. That goes for the Bow-Shoulder Top as well. And I like the contrast of the pinks of the top with the olive linen shorts, which I own.

Are you shopping this 48HOURS sale?