* Welcome to my guide to irl pics & reviews of J. Crew items.
* Important note: The b&ms do not always have the current price marked on sale items. Don’t be shy about asking employees to do price checks on the register or thru their iPad device. Also, watch the electronic pad on your side of the register to ensure the correct price is showing up. Or check your receipt before you get home.
* Beaded rose bracelet $70) – this is a re-issue. The original release was a flame/poppy color.
* Classic crystal bracelet ($60) – on promo for $88 – Instapic
* Crystal fabric-backed earrings ($78)
* Elsie metallic D’orsay pumps ($224.99) – review (2nd one down)
* Gemma metallic flats ($119.99)
* Neon tweed long-sleeve dress ($129.99)
* Open cardigan sweater ($119.99) – I haven’t tried this (wool) on, but liked the look of it in-store. An option if you missed last year’s rib-stitch (cotton).
* Ryder pant ($79.99) – bittersweet chocolate & weathered spruce on sale $79.99 (12/26/15) – I have 8P in navy. They’re a slim fit, but more forgiving than the Pixies.
* Floral lace-shoulder top (HO15, $59.99) – I tried this on in 8P and it fit well. TTS, imo. I like the olive color. Fabric weight is thin and 100% poly.
* Keyhole top in splash floral ($59.99) – very pretty print
* Leopard bow gladiator flats ($169.99) – these run tts. I thought the pointy toe might be an issue for me, but it wasn’t.
* Martie pant with tux stripe in Glen plaid ($49.99) – 2nd cut to $49.99 + 50% off w/SHOPNOW thru 1/6/16 – review
* Military trench coat ($229.99)
* Piqué bib blouse ($49.99) – I tried this recently (no pics). I’m 5’0″ and found it to be long and tight in the regular size 4. A regular 6 would be a better fit, which is my usual size. Size 8P would be the best fit, bringing up the length a little
* Sequin drop earrings ($64.99)
* Sparkle plaid pajama set ($69.99)
* Striped tweed sheath dress ($89.99) – regular, petite and tall sizes
* Teardrop necklace ($99.99) – a 2nd, $20 cut to $99.99, was $119.99
* The perfect party skirt ($89.99)
* Thomas Mason flannel shirt in festive plaid ($119.99)
* Marlow huarache mules ($104.99) – review on 1060 Pairs
* Marlow mules ($89.99) – review on 1060 Pairs
* New uptown tote ($139.9 & $149.99) – natural vachetta at lower sale price, crisp yellow at higher – review
* Bootcut Cone denin jeans in dark rinse ($69.99) – was called the bootcut jeans in classic rinse wash
* Bristol trouser in Italian stretch wool ($117.99) – was called the stovepipe trouser in stretch wool. I noticed name change on 1/10 – on Fast Food & Fashion
* Broken-in boyfriend jean in Abbott wash ($89.99) – Was called the vintage straight jean in Abbott wash. I usually wear 29 in J Crew, very consistently. Size 28 fit great. Absolutely loved the fit. The distressing is too much. I was afraid I’d be poking a hole thru them. Returned.
Size 28 – Waist = 28″, Hips = 39.5″
Size 29 – Waist = 39″, Hips = 38.75″
* Collection silk lamé pull-on pant ($199.99)
Size 4 – waist stretched = 41″, waist relaxed = 29.5″, hip = 41.25,” front rise = 10.25″, back rise = 15.5″
Size 6 – waist stretched = 42″, waist relaxed = 30.5″, hip = 42.25,” front rise = 10.5″, back rise = 15.75″* Drawstring linen short ($29.99) – The perfect casual feeling, yet polished looking shorts. Think of the boardwalk short, but with an unmistakably polished look to them. I love them in white, size S. TTS for me. Thumbsup.
* Garden pant in metallic foil ($49.99) – review
* Linen embroidered tassel short ($44.99) – review
* Ludlow pants in gold linen ($89.99) – review
* Absract Fair-Isle sweater ($89.99) – review
* Alpine turtleneck ($79.99) – review
* Collection cashmere getaway hoodie ($159.99) – review
* Collection chiffon fringe sweater ($129.99) – review
* Cashmere patch-pocket hoodie ($199.99 & $219.99) – I went down one size to XS – Instapic
* Fringe sleeve sweater ($99.99) – No. – review
* Iridescent shimmer v-neck sweater ($59.99) – review
* Lambswool classic Fair Isle sweater ($39.99) – review
Size 4P – chest = 38 1/4
Size 6P – chest = 39 1/4The size 2 should = 4P for chest size.
The size 4 should = 6P for chest size.
* Floral lace shoulder top ($49.99) – misty forest & pale rose are $59.99 (12/29/15) – review
* Flounce tank top in heather ($34.99) – SP15
* Striped t-shirt with bow-embellished back ($39.99) – I tried the red, but I didn’t like the background creme. It had the look of milk after Trix cereal has been floating in it. Not bad. Just not a creme color that worked with my skin tone. The (classic) navy was best for me. I chose size M, which is a little loose but I prefer that.
* Striped turtleneck ($39.99) – HO15 – review
* Swiss-dot flutter-sleeve top in navy ($79.99) – This top is very prety on. I would expect to be a 6 in this, but there wasn’t one to try. I was able to fit into a 2, so I’d say if you’re in-between sizes you might want to take the lower of your two sizes. Considerations would be a larger chest and/or larger shoulders. If that’s you, you might want to stick with tts. I’d probably go with a 4, which is the smaller of my two sizes. 100% poly, y’all. It also comes in ivory.
* Holly sweater ($49.99) – only neon yellow was cut (12/29/15)
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