I meant to post this last week about the “Mauve” Carnation Cluster Tee and the “Pumpkin” Merino Swirly Ruffle Cardigan.
Carnation Cluster Tee – Apparently the “Mauve”/Pink-y color is only in stores. I tossed the tag so I don’t have the actual color or style #. I will say that I bought a size Small as opposed to a Medium. The Medium ran really long, almost tunic-like, but the Small did fit better and wasn’t tight like most Small’s are on me.
I bought the Navy also but I’m returning it. I like this color, and really, how many similar tees do I need?
Merino Swirly Ruffle Cardigan – This is not online and the tag says HO 09 (Holiday 09). It’s 100% Merino Wool and comes in black and some other colors that I can’t remember. This color says CSP and retails for $98. I can’t find this color on Gigi’s list so it must be new. It’s pumpkin to me and such a fall color. I love it.
I tried it on with the Kelsey ruffle top, which I do not like. But I like the purple and pumpkin color combination.
J Crew says I have less than $100 to get a reward card. I’ve been eyeing these items.
Cashmere Bouquet Cardigan – $250 (I don’t know why but this is so pretty to me. I’m sure I’ll get sick of the “bouquets”.)
Mini Patent Campo Bag in Black Plum – $228 (Love this color!)
Terra Paisley Mini – $98 (Practical and will work well with tights and some of the boots I have.)
I have until Wednesday to decide.
Pictures are up…!
Just a quick post…Got a “few” things at the second Fall roll-out at J Crew. I’ll post pics soon but most of them are on the web/blogosphere somewhere.
Two dogs tee in (Medium)…Saw this in an early Fall preview and loved it.
Slub cotton embroidered flowers tee (Medium)…When I first saw it, I was reminded a little of the Chiffon Rose Tee.
w/the Shirred Wool Skirt
Mohair Souffle’ Cardigan in Heather Grey (Medium)…It’s lightweight for where I live and I’m fond of mohair.
Dressy Jersey Ruffle Neck in Heather Latte (Small)…I sized down in this which I NEVER do, but after buying another jersey dress from the summer in Medium I realized it was a tad too big. Great for working at home when I want to get out of shorts & tees and I can still run around town in it.
Silk Sirrah Dress in Navy (6)…Very cute and perfect for now and “cooler” weather with a cardi or the Mohair Cardi.
w/a different belt..
So, it was our Tax Free Weekend in Texas and my store offered you to come pick out what you wanted and they would hold it until Friday. Then they’d charge your card and ship it out to you. Easy shopping without the crowds. I knew I had to go back to that mall to get a few things for the boy so I asked that they hold it for me to pick-up. Well, they didn’t have my stuff when I went to pick it up today. (so sad)…Someone had accidentally shipped it out to me. So I ended up getting a $20 GC (YAY!) for my trouble. While there, they had even more new items out that weren’t there on Wednesday (or maybe I missed them).
I found the Shirred Wool Skirt in Heather Carbon and Black. It is so cute. They also had the Felted Wool Bistro Mini. I wanted the Heather Carbon but they only had a 4 and they had a 6 in the Black. I tried on both. I haven’t been in a size 4 in YEARS! Well…it fit! IT FIT! I literally squealed in the dressing room. The 6 was comfy too but I wanted the “Grey” and the length looked the same. I was ecstatic.
The thing I like about it is that it is lightweight, which is what I need. The bistro mini was a little heavier than I wanted it to be and I like the swinginess of the Shirred Wool Skirt. I have been purchasing a lot of straight mini’s so this was a good compromise (& fit!).
I also bought the Haberdashery shirt in a Grey Dot (not sure of the exact color) and thinking of pairing it with the wool skirt & the Wool Pencil Skirt. (UPDATE:: ummm…so maybe not…too much grey, but it will look good with jeans.)
Here’s what I want but will surely have to order online.
Wool Ruffle Jacket in Rosebud-This looks like it will sell out fast. It’s really pretty.
Printed Antique Ruffle Top
Fishnet Anklets (Thinking of pairing them with my new Patent Oxfords.)
Cashmere lined leather gloves (any color really)
I’ve rambled (maybe to cover for the lack of posting). I’ll post pics soon.
I received my Wool Pencil Skirt today and am very happy but also slightly disappointed. I ordered a size 6 and the length is at least 3 inches, maybe 4 past my knees. Boo Hoo! I’ll have to get it altered. Being on the lower end of the 5 foot range in height I should be used to getting alterations but I just wish things would fit just right every time.
Here it is…
With the Dark Slate Frances Cami
Dark Slate Frances Cami & Evening Primrose sweater
Deep Rose Frances Cami & Evening Primrose sweater
Perfect Shirt – I really like this look.
“Altered” – This is about where I would like this skirt to be.
Now here’s my dilemma…SHOES! I can’t believe it. J Crew has it with the Spencer Patent-Trimmed Suede Mary Janes in Chalkboard (Gray). (And, I just sold some gray suede mary-janes on ebay. Oh well, they didn’t fit right anyway.)
So below I have the skirt paired with my Python Kitten Heel Louboutin’s and then with my Wall Street Louboutin’s.
I guess that’s a great excuse to Buy the Shoes!
So here’s what I purchased last week from the new fall arrivals at J Crew.
The Frances cami in Deep Rose & Dark Slate, the Evening Primrose Cardi and the Stretch Twill Minnie pant.
I’m taking the pant back. It’s supposed to be a “vintage-inspired cropped leg” but is regular length for me. After bringing it home I don’t like having my “flaws” exposed. And without Spanx underneath that could very well happen. It fits well without Spanx but this is not for me. I’ll stick with the straight leg or wide leg pant.
I also purchased two necklaces, one of which is online – The Shimmering Teardrop necklace and the Glass Barrel & Chain Necklace.
The “teardrop” was a lot larger than I expected – 1 1/2 inches.
I purchased the following from my Factory Store trip. (I have no i-dea what the original names were.)
Black “Fireball” necklace
Black Crystal Chain necklace
Black Ribbon Pearl necklace
Here they are all together.
And minus the Crystal chain but with the Teardrop necklace.
I didn’t get any of the blazers. I really did like both but in the end, it’s still to hot to even consider jackets. The sweater was the closest I could do. And I did NOT LIKE the Merino Chiffon sweater. It’s just a mess. It also looks like it could easily come undone from looking at the stitching on the inside. There’s no backing to hold it together a little more.
The Textured Jersey Boatneck tee fit a bit snug in the chest. I tried on a Medium. A large would have been too long and may have looked like a tunic. The Cotton Tuxedo shirt was cute but meh…I have a white one from the Gap and a navy from Express that I never wear. So I’ll just stick with those 2 that I don’t wear and not add to it. I did see the Crinkle Cotton Perfect Shirt in Navy and Pale Wisteria but none in my size.
I also ordered the Wool Pencil Skirt from the red phone and should receive that tomorrow. I can’t wait to see what it looks like. I hope I’m not disappointed.