My hubby and I were traveling for a night away from our precious little lady (which happens about once a year) and of course I had to take a moment to visit a bigger J Crew! Having the time away was so relaxing - it's hard to realize just how much time and energy you spend focusing on your child. We had perfect weather and a relaxing day of strolling and people watching, what else could you ask for?
On a side note - I had such a funny experience. I had been interested in trying on the double serge cotton mini and found it displayed in the regular price section. Upon trying it on I asked the SA, "Isn't this on sale online?" She said, "Oh good for you - yes it is and if a customer comes in knowing that we are happy to honor the price but otherwise we don't like to advertise it."
I had 2 thoughts:
1) Wow. So glad I know about these things through awesome blogs like J Crew Aficionada and Gigi's Gone Shopping
2) Isn't that unfair that some other person will come in and pay $89.50 for it when I just paid about $30 (with educator discount)?
Left a bad taste in my mouth.
Anyway... on to the reviews!
Tippi Sweater in Heart Me in Cove Dusk (XXS)
Very cute. I can do the XS or XXS in the Tippi Sweater - just depends on how fitted I want it. I really bothers me that the heart is sort of lop-sided. I understand why the design is this way - a straight up heart could be sort of cheesy while a slightly asymmetric one is more interesting or "fashionable" - but it makes me look like there is something wrong with one of my boobs.
Silk Kerchief Paisley Skirt (size 4)
The colors are much more muted than they appear on the website. The size 4 was definitely the right choice. I didn't find it too full on the hips and the pleats laid well. It is extremely expensive even with the 40% and I just felt like the print didn't do anything for me.
Classic Mini in Double-Serge Cotton in Natural (size 2 and size 4 respectively)
This is adorable and so well made. I think it will transition well into fall with some tights and cozy sweaters and boots. I did end up sizing up to the 4. The 2 rode closer to my natural waist making it shorter and thus less age appropriate. The 4 fit slightly below the waist and looked a little less scandalous. Purchased in the Bright Spearmint - will wear with Lustrous Blue Tippi.
Trouser Jean in Class Rinse Wash (size 2)
When I saw these in a size 2 for $29.99 in store I thought - perfect! But they are seriously dumpy on. I have heard they run big but they fit well - they just weren't flattering to my thighs.
The Downtown Field Jacket in Navy (XS)
I do see why everyone loves this jacket. The XS fit in a flattering way but also had a enough room for a sweater underneath. It's really cute. I have something similar from LECanvas so I cannot justify it but I do like it. Notice the slim arms? That is a real plus.
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. I think I'm ready for the promos to stop!
Next up: Madewell Reviews and Anthro Reviews!