Thursday, January 17, 2013

J. Crew Review - Cashmere, Boyfriend and A Cocoon

Went in to return the oversized collection blouse and tried on a few sale goodies since there weren't many new arrivals (or at least not many that I wanted to try on). Here's what I found:

Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat (size 2 ) in Black

I am totally behind the idea of this coat. I think the stand up collar is very chic and the style is pretty classic, i.e. you won't regret buying this coat next year. I do think it's oversized. I usually size up in coats (like my stadium cloth boulevard trench from last year) but I would size down in this one. I do love the stadium cloth fabric and find that it does not pill and holds up quite well.

Merino Boyfriend Sweater (XS) in Neon Azalea

I don't know what size the model is wearing in the product shot but it would have to be an XXXXXXS. I realize this is the oversized look - which I love - but this just looked sloppy. I would have loved to have tried on an XXS but I'm not sure that would be small enough. This Neon Azalea color is growing on me but I have a feeling neon will not be a trend that sticks around. Still, quite cheery.

Collection Cashmere Tippi Sweater (XS, S and XXS in Pagoda Blue) in Kelly Green 


Sorry - my link is to the full price Cashmere Tippi. You have to search for the sale on under sale sweaters. They had a bunch of these at my local store and I couldn't resist. The XXS was definitely too tight but I didn't mind the fit of the XS or the S. I think the S looks better in the pictures but the XS looked better IRL - just enough easiness around the body and it is so soft! After 40% and educator discount it was $40! I couldn't resist. I generally do not love the tippi - that neckline! why is it so thick? - but the softness and beautiful color won me over. Lovely.

I have a few more sale reviews coming but my local store's racks were pretty cleared of interesting merchandise except for recent returns. Anyone find some gems?







8 comments:

  1. Great reviews! I still want the cocoon in green - praying it will reach markdown <3

    Tasia

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    1. I kno w - it's such an adorable style - love the collar! I do think it runs big though...

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  2. Thanks- I've been eyeing the cocoon (though I don't really need it)- I love your reviews since we're similarly sized (though I'd kill for your shoulders...)

    I finally caved on the striped tippi cashmere in violet...hope it works!

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    1. Thanks for the shoulder compliment - I'll take it! Let me know how the striped tippi works out - I'm sort of kicking myself for not buying it. I wore my green one today and it was so soft and cozy. I think I'll size up on my next one for a more casual look!

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  3. I have the merino boyfriend sweater in two colors and love it(got the xxs).If you want to see my review-ina-wonderland.blogspot.com(second and third post down).

    Thanks for the reviews!

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    1. So cute on you! I think I'll try the XXS!

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  4. My black cocoon coat comes tomorrow! So excited!!! It looks good on you!

    Taylor

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    1. Thank you! I love the style - very chic - but I think it runs a little large. Let me know how yours turns out!

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