I took advantage of the 30% off Valentine’s Day special to order a few things from the J Crew Factory. The shipping was expedited as well.

I ordered the Scalloped Lace Tee in Grey Mist in a size 8. It also comes in Soft Mint and Apricot Mist. I like the fit in the 8 just fine. I recall I took a 6 in the retail version a year or so ago. I chose the Grey as I don’t have anything tops in this color. The Mint looks pretty as well.

I took a Medium in the Classic Button-Down in Gingham and it runs a little big. The sleeves are too long and it runs big through the body. I like the Gingham but I’m not sure I’ll wear it very much so I will return this.

The Pique’ Polo was a great deal at $17. I grabbed the Verte Green and White. The Cerulean Sea looks like a really pretty blue as well. This is a Medium. I have the Mint and Navy from last year and they have held up well. These are great to just throw on with any bottoms. Much more polished than grabbing a tee.

I ordered a few Clare Cardigans as they came to $21. I originally just wanted the Champagne but I figured I’d grab a few more colors to see them IRL and decide if they would be able be incorporated in my closet. With the crazy weather we’ve been having I think I may need cardigans a little more this year than in the past. I have the White already but felt I needed a back-up.

I am also waiting on the Short-Sleeve V-Neck Cardigans that are offered each year. Those are great to have handy as well. I wasn’t able to capture the Fresh Guava very well. The Champagne looks a little like the Jackie in Beechwood that I have (from a few years ago). 
I always try to wait for an additional promo where the Factory is concerned. Prices jump around so often I always use Gigi’s Guide to Factory Prices. Now to decide which of the Clare’s I’ll keep. 
Have a Great Day!

I promised The Boy lunch but ended up having to work through lunch so instead we went for a treat. We found a Gelato place at the mall that just happens to be near J Crew. You know I can’t walk by without stopping in. Just a quick peek I told him. Sure mom said The Boy. He knows me well.

My store is having a Luxe event as previously blogged about by Dr. Drama and Alexis on JCA. When I stopped in the store one of my favorite SAs told me new arrivals would be here Tuesday, the event on Thursday and Tax Free weekend starting on Friday. And then he told me he was leaving. He is staying with J Crew, just another store in a different city. The store I frequent has had some shake-ups and changes the past two months. I hope things settle down soon.

So, anyway, I tried on a few skirts and one top I’ve been waiting to see. I’m glad my store had it because sizing was EXTREMELY OFF!

Novo-stripe Wrap Top – #28560, $98.50 – This is silk and I love the stripe contrast. It has a side zip and a wrap shape with a little ruching/gathering on the side. For some reason I grabbed a 6 and a 4 to try on. Normally I would do a 6 and 8 but something told me to get the 4. I’m glad I did because this sucker runs loose. I mean, REALLY LOOSE.

Here’s the 6. Very loose in the waist, chest, side/armholes (bra was showing).

And the 4…Visually not much difference between the 4 and 6 but it was still loose in all the same places.

The 2…A little better, but a maybe a little too much cleavage.

AND THE ZERO…as in never been a 0 in MY LIFE! And this was the best fit (although I did have to do a small dressing room wiggle to get it off, but just a little wiggle.) It was fitted but not tight in the waist and chest (for reference I’m a 36B). The side/armholes weren’t too low, showing the bra. I am getting this top but I’ll wait until Thursday or Friday, praying they don’t sell out of the 0 or 2. I think I will probably go with the 2, just to be safe but I’ll try them both on again before making a final decision.

Dotted Metallic Pencil Skirt – (not online yet) – #29265, $118 – I love J Crew Pencil Skirts. ‘Nuff said.

Cord Atlee Skirt – $59.50 – Comes in Navy, Rich Brown, Buff Sand, Alpine Moss – This is a very cute skirt and I love the Moss color. It’s a darker green IRL than online. The navy is very pretty too. The style reminds me of the Deco Shirred and Terra Paisley skirts from last fall.

Size 6 – I brought an 8 in the dressing room but didn’t try it on. I’ll do that when I go back next week. I think the 8 might give me a little more length but we’ll see. The green makes me want Fall to be here now. I can’t wait to wear it with tights and ankle booties.

Wool Bell Skirt – #28704, Size 6

Velvet Bell Skirt – #29086 – This is a 4 but it’s the same style and the Wool Bell Skirt.

And, what I wore. Very basic and casual.