Thursday, February 16, 2012

J. Crew Reviews - More New Arrivals - A Teddie, A Maxi and some Barbados

Breezed through JC today to have a quick looksee. Here are some things I found...

Maxi Skirt ($75.00)

Okay, so I seriously love this skirt. This is a size S and it was hanging off me but they didn't have an XS around. $75 is ridiculous for something that is a thin jersey knit but when it goes on sale... I shall pounce! The waist band is sort of ruched which I don't love but the drape is really nice. I recently purchased the Water's Edge Skirt from Anthropologie but I don't love its thickness and nubby texture.

Teddie Dress (size 2)

This is my usual size 2 which fit well except the waistband was maybe the tiniest bit snug. It's a lovely little dress but I don't love the frayed neckline and the proportion seems slightly off to me. A little too much fabric in the torso and hips and then a tight waistband. Will flatter many figures though.

Perfect Shirt in Mini-gingham in Bright Dahlia (size 2) 
Love gingham. Wear my shirt in Neon Gingham constantly. Love the fabric on that one better - this fabric is a bit thin and flimsy feeling.

Classic Merino Cardigan in Capri Pink (XXS)
Normally I would not take an XXS in a sweater like this but it worked here. I'm trying to show that Capri Pink and Bright Dahlia sort of "go" together but don't match.

Store-only? shirt (size 2)
I'm just going to say it - I'm sick of paisley! Please stop doing paisley prints JC. Please do something more interesting. It would look nice under a blazer or something but I like my shirts to stand alone :)

They didn't have a size 2 and the size 4 was definitely a little baggy. The colors are gorgeous - definitely in the extravagant green family. I'm just not sure how I would work this into my wardrobe.

Classic Merino Cardigan (XS)  in Heather Emerald

Like above, doesn't match but sort of goes. The XS felt a bit baggy but would be good for a more relaxed, slouchy look. Great, classic "boyfriend" cardigan. Probably like my Eden a bit better.

Off to bed. I will have a follow-up review of the Jules Dress in Ashbury Floral tomorrow. Happy sale shopping!


  1. I saw the maxi skirt in store as well and loved it!! Definitely wishlisted.

  2. Yeah, I'm not a fan of paisley either. Thanks for sharing pics. The drape on the maxi looks really nice.