Ok…Here’s part two.
Oh boy…did I break my ban and good. Like I said in my previous post, stress is a big trigger for me to go shopping. And I had a long stressful day Wednesday. So instead of waving at the outlet malls while driving by I stopped…and only at J Crew. I’m glad I did. They had just received a new shipment on Tuesday and had lots and lots of goodies.
I did not get a picture of the Fresco print mini. The material is different from the original. It feels smoother and lighter. That print was on everything in the outlet – dress, tunic blouse, Silk Garland Cami (lots of colors), cardigan, skirt and possibly even shorts.
Here’s what I did get.
Retro Chambray City Fit Saturday Pant – I sized down to a 4 in this. Most of the things I tried on in my “normal” sizes of Medium and 6 were too big. The 4s and Smalls fit much better.
$54.50 plus $10 off
I also bought a few Perfect Fit S/S tees ($9.99) in white and olive and they had all colors. The outlet “Jackie” was there in all colors for Spring. They also had the Havona tank/cami, Broadcloth Scalloped Shell, Fan Eyelet Mini, and lots of shorts 3 in/5 in (no bermudas that I could find for women) in many colors and critter prints.
So as you can see, I did some damage. My other purchases coming up in the next post.
So the new skirt I purchased/exchanged for in this post was called the Linen Sinclair Skirt on the receipt. It’s 90% Linen, 10% Nylon with a 100% Cotton lining. We are still unsure of the exact color name but Kathy had a good guess of Faded Citron, FCI. Style # is 26135 and it is not online yet and I’m not sure if there are/will be other colors. I measured it at 16 inches but it does sit about an inch below my waist and DOESN’T have an elastic band like the Nico skirts. This is a size 6.
Here it is with the Deco Shirred Skirt and the Terra Paisley Skirt for comparison.
I really like the style of the J Crew Celosia cardigan and kick myself for not buying more in the Fall. So when I saw this cardigan available for Spring my only decision was on which color or colors to get. Out of them all I liked the Wild Plum the best. The color looked so beautiful and saturated.
See the difference. The picture is the best I could take with my camera and get the best color. It’s dull and faded, like I accidentally washed it in the machine and then dried it on Super Hot. I know companies have all the fancy lighting and cameras and make their goods appealing so you’ll buy them but this truly is not the same color. So it’s going back.
Here are my other purchases.
Perfect-Fit Cascade Tee in Sheer Lilac, size Small oops, I mean Medium.
I like this. The “ruffles” are little more tame than the Tissue Garland Tank.
Linen Cotton Overstitch Tank in Heather Stone, size Small
I bought it to go with the Scalloped Zipper Cardigan but I realize that I have other things that go with it just fine. It’s going back too.
So that’s it. Two are going back. I’m still so sad about the Wild Plum. Maybe if I take a picture outside it will look better?
The receipt says Bella Scallop Zipper Cardi.
I’ll have a few more pics later but this was a great, lightweight sweater. The only bad thing about this is that if you are tall it will looked cropped on you. This hit me right at the top of my hip. My SA was so disappointed she couldn’t get it. She said it looked like a cropped sweater on her.
Also, the really pretty Tie-Dye Wednesday Skirt is not gonna happen. J Crew didn’t make the skirt according to my SA.
Here a link to my Picasa Album with what I tried on/could get in the dressing room.
Several skirts, the Minnie Pant in Denim, some ruffle-y tops.