So I just have to tell you that my mom scored one of the best deals I’ve ever seen from J Crew.
Every post should probably have that title. I think I go by my store at least once a week. There were a few new arrivals I tried on today.
But first…my first OOTD.
Now on to the IRLs.
Ruffled Carly Dress – This comes in Navy and White. I’ve been looking for a white casual dress and this is so cute. The Navy is a 6 and the White is a 4. I like the fit of the 6 but the 4 would work as well (there was no size 6 in store in the White).
Island Paisley Perfect Shirt – Size 8 – With all of the J Crew “vanity sizing” going on, the perfect shirts are always the same. I have to get an 8 to accommodate my shoulders. The 6 is tight and I’ll either pop a button or a sleeve seam (LOL!).
Island Paisley Pocket Cardigan & Cotton Calvary Skirt (Sales $19.99 in store, at least mine) – Size M, Cardi; Size 6, Skirt – I almost never size down in cardis or sweaters. Medium is always my size. Cute print, just like the Perfect Shirt but a little more saturated.
Island Paisley Bubble Skirt & Perfect Fit Stripe Boatneck – Skirt/Shirt – Size M – Run to get this shirt. OMG! This is so comfy and soft. I love it. See it on Debye. The skirt is short. Shorter than the standard minis but it is just too cute. All the SAs said it would be fine, so I brought it home with me to try it out. The waistband is elastic but doesn’t really look right sitting directly on the hips. I am still unsure about this skirt but, OMG!, TOO CUTE.
My store had tons of stuff on sale. Starfish print shorts, lots of tees, lots of scarves, lots of cardis (no Jackies), Frankie Mini Dress (see it on yogagirl), just tons of stuff. I bought the Calvary Skirt and the Watercolor Garden Shell. And I just went for a return. 🙂
I mentioned in this post that I bought some items on sale and using a discount code from J Crew. They arrived yesterday and I’m pretty happy with my purchases.
Coral Reef Tank in Ivory – I wish this had been available in the Olive Green when I bought this. I don’t really need another white cami. But, it is very pretty and will go with several skirts in my closet.
Torque Moto Cardigan in Navy – I really like this cardi. I can’t wear it now – I was sweating bullets just this morning when taking the pics – but I can’t wait until the first cool breeze.
Sequin Starland Tank in Neon Quartz – I wanted to really like this cami/tank. Sadly, the stupid side zipper won out. It can’t be tucked in at all, unless I wear some Spanx and tuck it into those. I had so many options for this tank. 🙁
So that one is going back. I’ll take it to the store and maybe they will have something I like. Other than the Silk Ripple Dress in Navy there’s nothing I really care for in the new arrivals (at full price, of course).
Here’s what I’m wearing today.
I ordered the Pineapple Punch Silk Tunic last week since I needed a ride-along and really liked what I saw online.
J Crew’s Description: Fresh and elegant all at once, a chic throw-on-and-go tunic made from sumptuous silk habotai with exquisite design details, like long blouson sleeves and shirring along the neckline. In a luxurious beachy-chic tropical print. Functional buttons at cuffs. Hidden on-seam pockets. Comes in XS to XL and is $88.00.
I love the silk. The design is so pretty. So are the colors. And they are correct in their description “long blouson sleeves’. Really long. Anticipating it would run big and loose and since I knew it was a cover-up I ordered a small instead of a Medium. I should have sized to an X-Small.
It has POCKETS! OMG! I love that!
You knew I couldn’t pass up the Canterbury Bells Pencil Skirt. I bought the mini (Style #26581) in a size 6 but I really wanted to try the pencil skirt.
Canterbury Bells Pencil Skirt – Style #26359 – $98.00 – Size 0-14 – The length is supposed to be the “slightly shorter 21″ length for summer” according to J Crew. So let’s take a look and compare it.
So, this is one duplicate print I won’t be keeping. I’m returning the mini because I’ll get more use out of the pencil skirt. I do love the “new summer length” though. I know some of you taller ladies may not but it saves us shorties a trip to the tailor.
Oh, and look how my Paper Poplin shirt was packaged. It was tied in a knot. Weird huh?
Have a great weekend!