Classic silk blouse in ticktock print (FA14, $128) runs regular (B0334) petite (B2389) and tall (B2398). 100% silk. The color is called navy (NAV).
Size 4 – I wear 6 in most of the buttondowns, but I’ve taken a size 4 in the silk versions. If you’re i-between sizes, consider going down one. My chest measure 37″ across. The blouse is on the longer side. I’m 5”0″. I’m not a shirt tucker and would most often wear it like this with a cozy cardigan. Can we get something else besides buttondowns? They could’ve done this in a bow-tie blouse or a simple boatneck. Something else. Anything else.
Gold star ecru shirt (FA14, $88) runs regular XXS – XL (B0874), petite XXS – XL (B2610) and tall S – L (B2621). 100% cotton. The color is called gold stars (GST).
Size S – The material is thick, close to a lightweight jacket. Very similar to the military pocket shirt from Nov 2013. that shirt ran numeric and was fitted. I sized up, one, to an 8. This top fits in the shoulders and is longer. The sleeves are on the looser side, particularly from the elbow down. You might be able to size down one, but the shoulders will be a factor. It might not work if you have bigger shoulders. The fuller proportions don’t work for me in a regular S, so if you’re a petite that should probably be your first choice.
Toile sweatshirt (FA14, B1092, $65) runs XXS – XL. The color is called heather dove steel (HDS).
11/5 – 2nd cut online to $39.99
Size S – When I saw a glimpse of this print, I thought it might be the type of thing to sell out quickly at J. Crew. Yes, that’s true, but only if it had been used on items that fit well. This sweatshirt has been lingering and here’s why. I realize there are some women who look good in a drop-shoulder. I’m not one of them. Even if we ignore the drop-shoulder, the cut is too boxy and the sleeves are too long. FYI, they intended for the sleeves to be extra long. I don’t know why they did that because the fabric is puffy and full. If you have to roll up the sleeves, you’re creating extra girth on the arm for no good reason. If you have long arms, heck if you are tall in general, you’re rejoicing at this fall’s trends. However, even if you can fit the arm length, would you want the body to be that boxy? I’m not convinced it will look good on a wide range of people. I did buy the toile sweatpants (review) which I will wear casually if I can’t effectively style them to wear out of the house.
Too bad a great print was wasted on the cut of that sweatshirt. And the pants. I haven’t seen the F21 paisley sweatshirt and y, that’s paisley not toile. But if I had to have the print, I’d look for the F21 version. The shoulder has a slight drop, but it looks to only be 1.5″ – 2″. F21 for the win.
* dangling teardrops necklace ($34.99) – I have white and have worn it over dark blouses. The contrast is nice.
* leopard scarf ($54.99) – Still waiting for this arrive. I expect to like it.
* pearl drops charm necklace ($79.99)
* plaid mix scarf ($44.99)
* plaid scarf ($54.99) – Looks a little vanilla online, but I’ll bet the colors look great w/other J. Crew items.
* polka-dot scarf ($44.99) – I’m team stripes and this blue-grey isn’t my shade, but I love this scarf.
* silk tie scarf ($49.99) – I like the long, thin scarves-under-sweater look J. Crew showed in one of the style guides. I tried this on irl and liked it.
* Sophie embroidered loafers ($89.99) – on J Crew Is My Fav Store
* Vans for J. Crew ($24.99 – $49.99) – I paid a net $35 for the hibiscus print, which is called coral. I’ve worn them 3x, which is pretty good. The front part is a little bulbous, so they’re not a sleek, loafer sneaker look. I don’t regret the price in paid, though because I have the matching clutch and both look good with casual outfits – Instapic
* quilted puffer jacket ($139.99) – The black looks like it has a brown cast. I don’t like that. I like my blacks black. The forest shadow looks nice and rich.
* shiny puffer down vest ($99.99 – $110) – review
* stadium-cloth hooded zip coat ($329.99) – Review of the colorblock option
* cameron swiss-dot dress ($99.99) – More of a summer dress, but very cute. I love swiss-dots. Straps aren’t adjustable, which could be a problem if they don’t fit or are tight on your shoulders.
* collection stripe organza dress ($379.99) – If you need a dress for a special occasion, now is the time to try while final sale isn’t in effect. This is when J. Crew is good. Taking a basic concept and making it unique.
* merino wool skirt ($79.99)
* patch-pocket dress in Super 120s ($169.99) – I like this.
* pintuck sundress ($29.99) – My favorite dress worn this summer – review and styled here (3nd pic)
* silk sleeveless dress ($29.99) – What a deal. Comes in regular, petite & tall. I would get regular XS, I think. Drawback is the poly lining.
* twist-back silk dress in hibiscus floral ($29.99) – Super sale! – review
* zip-back surf pencil skirt ($39.99) – This caught my eye when it was first released. Mostly negative remarks about the zipper not laying flat in the back, though.I haven’t seen it in-store to try.
* dutch sweatshirt in cropped floral ($72.50)
* merino leather-front sweatshirt ($149.99) – I believe it came in 2 colors. Navy is still avail and that’s the one I like.
* merino wool leather-pocket tee ($99.99)
* oversize sweatshirt in exploded floral ($72.50) – Not for me, but it’s looking cute on Instagram.
* rib-stitch cardigan ($59.99 & $89.99) – Haven blue got a 2nd cut to $59.99. I have XS in the marled and am happy with that. The sleeves are tighter than I’d like, but I prefer the slimmer cut in the body. I have S in the black and like that. Black is slimming and doesn’t look too big in the S. I’m usually a S – review
* bullion hearts shirt ($39.99) – Now this is getting more interesting – review
* collection luxe silk crepe top ($99.99) – I’ve had my eye on sandy reef. That neckline is looking low, though.
size 4 – chest = 37 1/4″, waist 38 1/2″
size 6 – chest = 38 1/4″, waist 39 1/2″
* covered-button crepe blouse ($49.99) – I saw this in-store and it looked big. I would try getting a petite for myself. I’d need it in the arm length. If recollect serves, the fabric is on the heavier side and the sleeves might not stay put if rolled. Check it out the safari shade on Audreybella (3rd pic).
* gold star ecru shirt ($19.99) – Heavy, like a shirt jacket. Regular, petite and tall sizes. Size S fit in the shoulders, but was loose in the arms and body. Will try to put up a review w/pics later.
* silk cascade blouse in abstract peacock ($39.99) – Not one review. Pretty ruffles down the sides.
* silk sleeveless blouse ($39.99) – These sat at $69.99 for awhile, so this is a nice cut. This is hands down one of my favorites of the fall rollouts. I like the look of a collared blouse, but not the cotton form. The flow of the silk is much, much more figure flattering on me. I have burgundy and black, navy and warm ivory are on the way. I passed on the peach blossom because I rarely wear that color and the shade of blue that’s avaiable isn’t as rich as another J. Crew silk blouse I own (and haven’t worn). I bought size 4 in this, except for warm ivory. I bought a 6 in that because it’s a little see-thru and I want to ensure that there’s no clinging to my mid-section. I would’ve probably been fine with a 4, but I know the 6 works in that color. It’s in the review.
This is our Veteran’s Day promo. Maybe free shipping no minimum on 11/11?