Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A few new J.Crew arrival fitting room reviews

Hi everyone!  Whew just returned home after a whirlwind one night work trip.  I'm exhausted but I wanted to bring you a few reviews of newer items at J.Crew.  Here we go!

Sparkle row cami
Silk, color vintage ivory
Size 4
$128 here
Cafe capri in wool
Color retro jade
Size 6
$89.99 here
There's nothing wrong with this top.  Except for maybe the fact that the rhinestones didn't seem to lie flat. But that may be because I need a size 6.  The 4 felt a bit snug, so I would say it runs slightly smaller than TTS.  The material was nice, but to quote Gigi, I just didn't get "the feeling" in it.  I am sure it will look awesome on some ladies though, and it could be a nice holiday blouse.
I was surprised at how much I loved the retro jade cafe capris in wool.  I need the tall size, so I didn't buy these regular size 6's.  But they fit great other than the fact that they were a bit short on my 5'10" self.  I know some of you don't like that they aren't lined.  I guess I would also prefer a lining, but I don't mind it too much.  The wool felt soft to me, and a bit thicker than last year's version.  I will definitely be ordering these in a 6 Tall online during the next additional % off promo! Love!

Silk boy shirt in french hen
Color navy, Size 6
$128 here
Jenna or Gayle must have a thing for hens this season.  We've seen the sweater, the scarf, and now a silk boy shirt, which I HEART.  The silk is nice, the navy color divine, and the fit TTS.  I know some people aren't loving the french hen...but it had me at hello.  I think this blouse would look great under a suit and add a little whimsy to the corporate world!


Collection crepe shawl blazer
Color vintage berry, size 4
$350 here
1 word for this blazer:  GORGEOUS.  The color and material are wonderful.  I tried on a 4 as my local J.Crew didn't have a size 6 on the floor, and it was too small.  I'd definitely need a 6, which is my normal blazer size at J.Crew.  I do think the price is very steep for this blazer.  But wow, it is right up my pink, preppy-loving alley.  I'll definitely be stalking this one to go on sale!
Majesty Peacoat
Wool, color navy
Size 4
$278 here
Another beautiful peacoat from J.Crew.  I think I bought my first J.Crew peacoat my senior year of college.  It was ivory, and I loved it.  My love for J.Crew peacoats has not waned since then...I still think they are high quality, perfectly shaped, and the wool material is soft and thick.  The 4 was very fitted, and if I were planning on wearing sweaters underneath, I'd probably buy a 6.  Look at how the shape of this peacoat defines a waist...so flattering.  Love it!

Those are all the reviews I have tonight.  I loved everything except for the first ivory blouse...I'm just lukewarm on that one.  Probably a pass for me.  But I thought all the other items I tried on were fab.  What do you think of them?  Have you fallen victim to the hen craze?  I hope these reviews helped you!

13 comments:

  1. I think the hen is so cute! I passed on the sweater because of the dream yarns (had trouble with them in the past) but I am thinking of getting the scarf. The blouse looks adorable on you!

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  2. You wear color so well. I always enjoy seeing your pics. The retro jade capris look awesome. I think you can get that blazer on a good sale.

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    1. Thanks Gigi! Yes I hope this blazer gets marked down! :)

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  3. Thanks so much! you reviewed a couple of things I am really interested in - the peacoat and the blouse - which I agree would be fun under a very conservative suit! You look great in that pink blazer - I love it too and am hoping it goes on sale!

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  4. *swoon* that blazer !!! *drool*

    Tasia

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  5. Thanks for the reviews. I have been considering getting a new winter coat and had been eyeballing the majesty one since I live in the SE and def don't need something long. Love the way it defines your shape!

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    1. The majesty would be perfect for your locale! Thanks!

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  6. I desperately want the majesty peacoat but in the Dublin green. Just wish I really neede it.

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  7. You look great in everything! What shoes are you wearing in these pics? The coral suede Steve Maddens?

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  8. Hi,
    Do you mind if I ask where is the coat made? I'm looking at this one and love it. By the way, you look really gorgeous!

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