Saturday, August 27, 2011

More J Crew Fall Reviews

I had a few returns at the mall and decided to hit J Crew to try on some of the most talked about fall pieces. I did manage to walk out of there empty-handed but I have definitely added a few things to my sale wish list. I don't know what it is about the fall collection but I just don't feel like there is anything I MUST have. The colors are definitely a welcome change from the drab taupe, provence pink and other washed out colors they have been offering as of late.

First up is the Tippi Sweater in Heather Dark Grape in size XS. I think it is a perfectly nice merino sweater in an absolutely divine color. I literally want to paint myself this color it is so gorgeous. But... I find the fit to be fine on me - nothing special. The skirt is the Origami Mini which I finally tried on in a  size 6 - that is 2 sizes up from my normal bottoms size at J Crew. LOVE it in a size 6. Definitely on my sale list.

No. 2 pencil skirt in Double Serge Wool - Vibrant Flame Size 2. This skirt has been talked about aplenty and it is lovely. The wool is soft and substantial and the fit is fantastic. I am actually not a fan of the Vibrant Flame color because it is too orange and not enough red for my skin tone. TTS as far as pencil skirts go. The tank is currently on sale for 19.99 - I thought it was the vintage cotton tank but now I can't remember. This is an XS which was huge. I also tried on an XXS and the fit was much better.

This blouse is a new item I have not seen on the website yet. There is a heavy duty exposed zipper on the back. This is my normal size 2 and although it fit fine in the shoulders it was too boxy at the waist and tight at the hips. It's a shame because I think it's adorable but I don't think it's a nice shape for me.

Cowlneck Poncho in size XXS. The pictures make this look better than it was IRL. It is super cozy but as I am trying to show in the second picture - it runs VERY large. I know that a Poncho is supposed to be relaxed and loose-fitting but I thought it was too much. Not worth the price tag in my opinion and the color was a bit blah/sweatshirt-y for me.

Okay - I still have reviews of the Silk Elodie blouse, Hacking Jacket, Schoolboy blazer and Dream Ribbed Yoga Cardigan but that will have to wait till later.

Stay safe in the storm!


  1. The poncho looks like a bust, esp because of the price. Better can be had for less. I love seeing that pencil skirt. It seems to be flattering for all. Thx for sharing pics. :)

  2. p.s. enable your Followers sidebar

  3. Wow, so many great reviews. I love that pretty grape color too. I really want to buy something in it. I saw on the website that the Tippi is machine wash which makes it even more appealing to me. It looks like there's no need to size down in this? I don't know why, but lately I've had to go with xxs instead of my usual xs in JC knits.

    Did you size up in the mini to make the skirt longer on you? I think the fabric is gorgeous, but really cannot bring myself to wear a mini skirt. I wasn't comfortable in them even in my 20's.

  4. Gigi - I agree about the poncho. It has potential but I think the execution was wrong. I think I MIGHT have fixed the followers glitch. Let me know if you get a moment.

    maryeb - I don't think there is any need to size down on the Tippi. I sized up in the mini not only for length but also for comfort! I don't like anything too high up on my waist anymore and I really didn't feel like the 4 fit well - too tight in the bum. The size 6 was perfect and a bit longer. It didn't feel too mini to me because of the luxe fabric. Black tights and boots would make it totally appropriate!

  5. Everything looks so nice on you. So I'm probably alone on this (great, maybe I can get it for a good price), but I really want the poncho, like really bad now that I've seen it on you. I think it looks great, and I can see throwing this on for everyday casual dressing, which is my style. I wonder if the tank is the Fine spun Tank, item 48071? I need to size down in it too, it runs big. Thanks for the reviews!

    Also, I can see followers on your blog from Safari and IE.

  6. IRL - Thanks! That is so nice. I know what you mean about the poncho. When I tried it on I thought - this is terrible but then I see the pictures and I think hmmm.... I wish it came in a better color.

    I'm glad you can see Followers from IE and Safari - I think I fixed the glitch - thank you for letting me know!