Tuesday, September 27, 2011

J Crew Review - Striped Elodie, Fisherman Sweater, Saturday Pant with Ankle Zip and Dream Fair Isle Vest

Went into J Crew to return something and just grabbed a few quick things that caught my eye...

Will finish this post tomorrow with the Metallic Foil Jacquard Top, Majorette Mini (?) and Deck Stripe Boater Tee

Elodie Sleeveless Blouse in Stripe (size 2) $59.99
I picked this up on a total whim. I thought people might want to see pictures since it has stripes. Oddly enough - it was my favorite thing that I tried on. True effortless chic and really comfortable. I'm debating whether I want to order it on promo right now. I found it TTS with possible room to size down but I kind of like it floaty and don't want to feel constricted in my back.

Fisherman Sweater in Heather Acorn (size XS)

WAY cuter than I thought it would be. I think 3/4 sleeves on a thick sweater like this are a little hard to pull off (what do you do with the shirt peeking out from under it - could look awkward). The deal breaker was the 100% acrylic. Yikes. Still cute take on the fisherman trend without being too bulky.

Saturday Pant with Ankle Zip (XS) - I think these were navy

I'm wearing these in all the photos. They look vaguely cute in the photos but they would never be something I would wear in real life. Fit like a legging sweatpant. Back view not so lovely. Comfortable and thick however. Pretty skin tight. Not much else to say.

Dream Fair Isle Vest (XS) in Forest Clementine

I really should not even be posting this photo :) Clearly I should be wearing a shirt underneath but I was in a rush so there it is. Sweater vests are not for me - I try to avoid any bulk to my upper body since I am already well-blessed up there. As far as a sweater vest it seemed pretty cute but SUPER short. I have no torso and the thing was still a little short. By the way this is $19.99 in store as opposed to $54.99 online...

I will do the rest tomorrow. Have to sleep on that striped Elodie - any feedback???


  1. I'm with you. I am not a fan of sweater vests either. I liked the fisherman sweater and the shirt on you.

    Thanks for the reviews!

  2. I like the stripe Elodie on you. Very cute. Here are a couple of measurements, if it helps:

    Size 2 - chest = 36.5"
    Size 4 - chest = 37.5

    Ordering on promo is always good because you can return. You never know if it will go lower or get stuck in price purgatory like other items. Sometimes it's best to order & hold for a couple weeks to think on it + watch online.

    I like the fair isle vest, but yes, it is short from what I've seen irl. The plaid shirt looks good, too. :)