Anyhoo.... on to the more interesting - more fall J Crew!
Eden Cardigan (XS) in Heather Dark Grape, Perfect-fit Long Sleeve Crewneck Tee in Deep Turquoise (XS), High-waisted Skinny Cord in Dark Fatigue (size 27)
I like the Eden Cardigan - I think it runs a little big. But, the length is way better for me than the Infinity of last year and the pockets are placed better. I was trying on the long-sleeved tee to go with the Toile Jacquard Origami Mini. They only had XS and that is too small for me in Perfect Shirts. The cords are really attractive and I love the color. The skinniness of the leg is perfect - flattering and not too tight. I am not the biggest fan of the high waist. It does hold everything in but it was a little uncomfortable for me and unflattering if I were to wear something tucked in. I also got a bit of crotch bunching which is never good. I am REALLY short-waisted so this might have been problem. Wish they made the same cords in low rise. Sigh.
Schoolboy blazer in Blackwatch Tartan (size 2)
Hmm... I know that everyone is drooling over this piece but it was not doing it for me. The sleeves seemed to have the tiniest bit of pouf which I DID actually like. The fit was on, the leather patches are a cute detail but it just felt too preppy for my taste. My high school is listed in the Preppy Handbook as one of the top 5 preppy place to go to school - so perhaps I am just rebelling :)
I really liked both these items. The Betsy is super soft and has a nice shape. It does feel rather airy/flimsy - i.e. I would be worried that it would stretch really easily. I can't quite describe it - but I bet J Crew would say "lofty knit". The color is yummy. I actually love this skirt. It's super comfortable and I didn't feel that it showed too many lumps and bumps in size extra-small. Extremely sophisticated looking.
Tomorrow I will post reviews of the Liquid Silk Skirt, Origami Mini in Peony and Vintage Cotton Stripe Shoulder Zip Tee (LOVE IT)