I received my Factory items over the weekend and overall am pretty pleased with the order.

It looks like both the Puffin and Scottie Dog Intarsia Charley sweaters
are pretty popular as they have both sold out online. I think the Puffin
looks good with the Blythe in Polka Dot. I took a Medium in both. They
are both so cozy and comfortable. If I had to choose between the two I
like the Puffin the best. As you can see, Gus is questioning the Scottie Dog choice.

Factory Draped Sequin Tee in Navy – This is a Medium and fits slightly big. I’ll stay with the Medium as it felt loose through the arms for me. I love the Dark Navy color and you cannot feel the stitching on the inside against bare skin.

Stripe Silk Popover Blouse in Green Navy – I went with a Small in this and it’s pretty long in the arms. You can see the extra fabric bunching between my elbow and wrist. I’m not sure if this one is a keeper or not but I did use an extra 30% off the sale price so I’ll take that into account. I do like the navy/green stripe as well and looks good with the bottom half of my outfit from Saturday.

The HAULPASS 20% off discount is good through Tuesday for Factory orders over $100.

Have a Great Day!

If you haven’t already done so, sign up for J Crew Factory – Factory First emails. So far, they’ve been true to their word and I’ve received coupons via snail mail (20% & 30% off), deals via email weekly and access to new arrivals 24 hours in advance, including one from yesterday afternoon.

(click image to see New Arrivals)

Below are some of my picks and purchases.

Stripe Silk Popover in Green Navy – You’ve seen the Striped Two-Pocket Silk Shirt on me here and I am quite happy with the silk so I expect this to be of the same quality. I don’t purchase any of the Factory shirts that are 100% Polyester as they look and feel cheap, even from a distance.

Draped Sequin Tee in Navy – I have the black tee from last year, seen here and love it. I think this will be of similar fit and quality. The thing I like about last year’s Factory version was you could barely feel the threading to hold the sequins. I recall the Retail version being somewhat itchy because of that. It also comes in black and white ash.
Intarsia Charley Sweater – Didn’t like French Hens, Lollipop-headed French Bulldogs or the Bumble-Lady? How about a cute little Puffin/Duck or Scottie Dog? I have not tried the Charley’s from the Factory store but they are getting much love in the blog-o-shere. We’ll see how these look IRL. I saw the Leopard, Bow and Dot Sweaters a few weeks ago and quite liked them.
Skimmer Pant in Black Watch Plaid – Very Holiday/Christmas-time, don’t you think? 
Chessboard Check Mini Skirt – This is the Buffalo Plaid from last year that was a coat and pants right? Very cute skirt but I can’t think of anything but a solid top/sweater to go with it. I’ll have to see this one in the Factory Store.
Factory Sequin Party Dress – This is the same one as last year that I tried on here (scroll down) and loved but never purchased. I have more than enough Sequined separates that I should probably pass on the dress again this year. But since it is back, I should try it on again, right?

And for The Boy, a Black Watch Tie. I was just thinking a few days ago about a tie in Black Watch for him and now the Factory has one. I usually purchase his ties from the Factory since he’s not too particular right now with Factory vs. Retail material.

What has caught your eye with the Sneak Peak of New Factory Arrivals?

Second day in the office and I decided to wear jeans since I rarely do when traveling to offices. I love my Lucky Brand Jeans from last year. The denim is comfortable and stretchy and a nice dark wash.

The shirt is from J Crew Factory, the Stripe Silk Double-Pocket Blouse (Sz S). For accessories I added my new Loft Necklace, the Classic Pavé Link Bracelet from JC and my Ann Taylor Leopard Booties.

Nice and simple but I still felt dressy. The shirt is not the crepe-de-chine like the Retail version but it is 100% Silk and has a nice feel to it. I am finding that I am gravitating to these Silk button-down blouses as they are easy to style, wear and layer (eventually).

J Crew heard my calls for a necklace version of the Pavé bracelet. I knew if they did one it would be around that price point too. I can’t wait to see it in person. If it’s anything like the bracelet I know I’ll love it. I am not one to wear jewelry very often but I am finding that I am reaching for this bracelet a lot. LOVE IT!!

Have a Great Weekend!

I have a couple of Que Bella’s to post but I’m delaying that to bring you a Factory find that’s not on the website yet. I know a lot of you missed out on last Winter’s Wildcat Scarf in wool. Before making a return I, of course, walked around the store and found the Factory version of the scarf. I only see a Leopard scarf online but not this one.

The Retail version from last year is on top and the Factory version on bottom. The color of the Factory version is more like the blouse and Jules Dress last Winter. The width is the same as is the length. You can see they cut the Factory pattern, at least on this scarf, so that the smaller spots are in the middle.

A close-up of the pattern. Retail on top…Factory on bottom.

Tag Details…$46.50, #17552, 100% Rayon
The Factory store also had 30% off scarves. If you liked this print and missed out last year I highly recommend this scarf. The Factory Wildcat Scarf is soft and I know will feel very comfortable
around your neck. I’m glad to have found this version as I like the
coloring better and my Retail version has some snags in it because the
material was a little more delicate. 
Have a Great Day!