I also tried on a few items that have been online for awhile and some that are on Clearance.

~ Sailboat Intarsia Sweater, Navy, Small ~

I need a Medium in this sweater. It’s cute and will be good for the Spring Nautical theme that always seems to show up. 

~ Printed Stretch Button-Down Shirt, Misty/Grey/White, Small ~

This was popular as there were no Mediums, a few Smalls and one Large in store. I do like the Windowpane print and wished I had seen it in my size. I would have bought this in a Medium had it been available. 

~ Embroidered Tank, Black/Gold/Lace, size 8 ~

I saw this tank online and almost purchased it for the Holidays. The lace portion didn’t seem as cheap to me as I thought it would be. The size 8 was the best fit. 

~ Sweatshirt Dress, Marled Heather Grey, Small ~

I put this on and took it right back off. I like the concept and would probably be very cozy but I need a Medium. The Small was very tight, almost like it was mis-sized. I don’t think I would have worn this in public so I’m glad there wasn’t a Medium to try on. It was 50% off in-store last Monday.

All of these were a pass for me but I did want to show you in case you were interested in any of them. The Sailboat Sweater would be the one I would probably wear through Spring.

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Continuing my search for a long gray cardigan I found the Shawl-Collar Donegal Cardigan from J Crew Factory. It’s a very “Grandpa” sweater and quite comfortable. I bought a Medium but probably could have sized to a Small since the sleeves are long and it does fit loose in the arms and shoulders.

I definitely prefer this un-buttoned but again wonder if I couldn’t find something very similar at Forever 21 or H&M (we have one now!).

While waiting for it to arrive I actually found the perfect cardigan I had been searching for…in my closet! I had failed to look in a box in the closet where I found a few other items for Winter. I bought the cardigan last year from Victoria’s Secret, apparently having been on the same gray cardigan search. It’s a Cocoon Cardigan with no closure, so very different from the Shawl-Collar Donegal Cardigan but exactly what I was looking for. 
I’m pretty sure I’ll be returning this cardigan as I already have the one I’ve been searching for. I won’t be able to make it to the Factory for a few weeks so it has a chance of staying if I find an outfit I need it for.
Here are a few other cardigan options, in case you are on the hunt for one too. 
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I’ll return later with a Que Bella featuring the Cora Dress show above with this cardigan.

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~ Quinn Ankle Boot, Dark Cedar, size 7 ~

A few weeks ago I was at the Factory to return these same boots in the Rustic Grey. That day, they started the 50% off everything in stores. I saw the Dark Cedar boots and fell in love with the color. 

I have on a thin sock and they are comfortable, still fitting true-to-size. I like the color of the suede even more than the Rustic Grey. I also like that the heel is darker.

I keep forgetting my “frequent shopper” card but could have gotten an additional 30% off. I now have that tucked in my wallet so I don’t forget to use that savings! 
See my review of the Rustic Grey {here}. 
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Here are a few tops from the Factory I found in my camera roll.

~ Printed Ruffle Collared Top, Navy, size 8 ~

I have the retail version in the Ivory and this one fits just a tiny bit smaller. The neck (could be me) was a little uncomfortable when buttoned. I like the Navy color and I would pair this with dark skinnies and heels for a night out. 

~ Tweed Sleeve Top, Navy Green, Medium ~
The Medium fit well so it’s TTS. It’s not very boxy for me, almost like it’s cut a little slimmer but still a straight cut. It didn’t feel special to me though. This shirt is a blend, with some viscose, so I’m pretty sure I’d shrink it after the first wash….cause I don’t read the label and haven’t learned my lesson. :-/

This was a nice little blouse. I didn’t have a need for the retail version but this is actually a really great duplicate of it. The size 8 fit well, for me TTS in the dressier tops. I still don’t have a need for this top but it would be on my wishlist if I did. There’s also the Lace Striped Blouse, with no dots, in three colors. I like the Spinach color.
Some of these are hitting Final Sale. I guess others didn’t think they were very appealing or have the retail version, like me.
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Two bottoms from the Factory that I ended up bringing home with me.

I’ve noticed my Toothpick size at the Factory if there is any kind of stretch in the material is a size 29. A thicker, no-stretch denim will be a size 30. I loved these jeans. It’s nice to see a Navy Coated Denim and the zipper detail makes it a little more edgy. The length is a little long so I’m not sure it really is 28 inches as the description states. The right leg has the material tucked under, where I would have it hemmed. The left has the bottom of the jean bunched down at the ankle. 

I swore off the City Minis and only have one Tartan Plaid left. But when I saw this gray and red plaid I knew I had to make an exception. I have the shirt in this print and love it. And though I could have bought size 8 for a little more length, this will be fun when it gets cooler. I actually even like it with the Classic Button-Down Shirt in Suckered Gingham and Fair Isle Sweater

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