Links to reviews of J Crew regular price items
* Collection Elsie metallic d’Orsay pumps ($298) – now $99.99 – review
* Elsie suede pumps ($245) – review
* Gemma flats (FA15, C9488, $135) – I wear 7.5 in almost all J. Crew and other retailer flats. I tried 7.5, which fit exactly and luckily there was an 8 on the sales floor to try as well. The 8 felt more comfortable right off the bat. While in the store, I felt that the 8 would be my inclination, instead of fighting w/the 7.5 and hoping they’d stretch out enough. However, I’d try on both shoes in 7.5 and walk just a bit on the carpet to be sure before deciding. Thumbsup.
* Leather clutch (SP15, $128) – I love the luxury beige color and the leather felt niiiice. I prefer a more rectangular shape and, although it’s around 8×11, it felt very square. Aside from the color, it was ho-hum to me.
* Leather fringe clutch – review on 1060 Pairs
* Parker crossbody bag (SP15, $98) – Beautiful colors. They look the same irl as online. That leather is smooth and pretty. It might scratch easily, so protect it before using.
* Classic pavé link bracelet ($125) – review of the one from 2010. The links on the current one are smaller.
* Swarovski crystal bracelet ($95) – was called the Collection Martha bracelet – review
* 1035 jacket in pinstripe super 120s ($240) – on Blondie Esquire
* Chateau parka ($365) – review
* Collection collarless leather jacket ($595) – on eBelandi
* Collection Icon trench ($298) – on A JC Shopping Habit, on Dina (‘older’ version), on Life’s Divine who compares 2 versions and on WMM
Size 4 – chest = 37″, waist = 35.75″, sleeve length from the center back = 32.125″
Size 6 – chest = 38″, waist = 36.75″, sleeve length from the center back = 32.5″
* Collection standing-collar leather jacket (SP15, B9871, $495) – Size 6 wouldn’t zip up for me. The more fit you are, the better. It’s on the heavier side, but not in a cumbersom way. It has a strong leather smell. Not in a bad way. It’s just a lotta leather, so you definitey smell it. It’s pretty bad ass. Could be a good investment. I like that they did navy instead of black. It’s dark, but different. I didn’t mistake it for black at all, but I had seen the colors online before going in. I didn’t see the white. This one isn’t for me, personally, however it’s a Thumbsup – on J Crew Is My Fav Store
* Downtown field jacket ($148) – You can see the 2009 version in this post. review of 2012 Factory version in this post. There’s a hooded crewcuts downtown field jacket. So cute!
* Japanese poplin swing trench ($138) – review
* Majesty peacoat ($298) – review
* Metallic tweed jacket with front pockets – review
* Nordic parka ($450)- on Dress Like An Engineer
* Regent blazer ($198) – review
* Regent blazer in chambray (SP15, $168) – I’m torn between thinking it’s modern and it reminding me of something from Talbot’s. The concept makes me think of Hilary Clinton’s wardrobe. Not a bad thing. As modern as she can be, but still a little matronly. The size 6 fit and I would get the 8P to get the proportions right. I just cannot get into that collar. Personal preference thing, which for me makes rate it a…Side thumb. TTS.
* Regent blazer in red houndstooth plaid ($248)- on J Crew Is My Fav Store
* Schoolboy blazer in wool flannel in black ($198) – I have this in 8P – on Audreybella, on Fab Life Forever, on Shop With M and on ShOperaRach
* Campbell blazer in sparkle Donegal wool ($198) – on Crazy About J Crew
* Drapey chambray shirtdress ($98) – I tried on the S and it fit, so tts. I would probably go for PM to bring up the length a little. Felt a little fitted in the arms and upper back.
* Edged lace-cap sleeve dress – Given my success with J Crew’s FA15 lace items (sleeveless lace shift dress – grey ivory review & navy black review) this immediately caught my eye. I think there’s only seaming at the sides of the bust and no princess seams. Those factors might make it fit and feel more like a sheath. We’ll see as reviews come in. Hopefully I can try it on. The vintage champagne is very pretty and didn’t look like it would be see-thru. I realize one issue I’m having with the lack of seaming in tops and dresses is that it gives no waist definition. My chest pushes out the garment and there’s no seaming to bring it back in. Visual weight is added and that’s really not good if I’m trying to wear it for work. The camera adds weight, so I don’t need more
* Iridescent sequin shift dress (FA15, $178) – review – now $99.99 – Thumbsup
* Knotted maxi dress ($110) – on lolcatgurl
* Linen halter maxi dress (SU15, $148) – review
* Metallic textured dot dress (HO15, $188) – review
* Pleated v-neck dress in Italian stretch wool (C4455, $228) – 98% wool, 4% elastane, 100% poly lining. This dress is not a new arrival, but it is sold out in most sizes. That should be a huge indicator of what J. Crew customers are hankering for. The suiting fabric is great. The dress looks crisp, but not stiff. The pleats are beautiful. The taupe shade is warm, not ashy, and should work for many number of women. The v-neck isn’t ridiculously low, either. The issue I had with the dress — for me — is where the pleats begin at the waistband. They accentuated the weight I have there, giving an extra bump. When I do the review w/photos, you’ll see. Thumbsup
* Ruffle-front sheath in Super 120s wool – ($198) – review – Thumbsup
* Short-sleeve cotton shirtdress (SU15, $98) – review
* Sleeveless lace shift dress (FA?15, $178) – now $79.99 review
* Contrast floral lace skirt ($138)
Size 4 – relaxed waist = 28.5″, stretched waist = 38.75″, hip = 48″, length = 28.75″
Size 6P – relaxed waist = 28.5″, stretched waist = 38.75″, hip = 48″, length = 24.75″
* Drapey double-twill skirt ($88) – review
* Embroidered tassel gauze skirt (SU15, $79.50) – review
* Ikat wrap dress (SU15, $168) – review
* Metallic pleated midi skirt ($118) – Flower Power’s guest review of pampered pink and navy reviewed here
* Pencil skirt in chevron stripe ($118) – The print looked a little mishmashed to me. I hadn’t noticed it online or in-store, so I’m glad my SA brought a size 8P for me. It looked a little long to both of it, but it fit perfectly. It sits high on the waist. Nice fabric. A classic, J. Crew pencil skirt in a unique pattern. TTS, but go with petite if you need that shorter length. Thumbsup.
* Pencil skirt in Super 120s ($118) – on Easy Petite Looks and on Only Boring People are Bored
* Textured eyelet jacquard dress (FA14, $158) – =review
* 1035 trouser in Super 120s ($130) – on Fast Food & Fashion
* Black watch tuxedo pant – Online only. Sold out within 48 hours of release. Said to run tight, so we’ll see popbacks.
* Campbell trouser in bi-stretch wool – I would love to try on a pair of these. Online only. I really love the cotton Campbells and hope these would be a comfortable. Love the elm green shade.
* Collection seaside pant in sequin – These are a looser fit than the other sequin pants we’ve seen, specifically the 1st ones released this summer (review). Both pair have an elastic waist and no drawstring. I took a 6 in the seaside sequin, but gambled and chose a 4 on the Collection seaside sequin. That was the right choice. They fit perfectly. I didn’t feel the sequins rubbing together like I did in the sz 4 on the non-collection seaside sequin, The pants are off-white, with a slightly darker off-white botanical print on them. The sequins are on that fabric. The overall look is very, very matte. As in, the sequins don’t sparkle like traditional sequins. I could see wearing these pants in the daytime because they’re not blindingly glittery. I haven’t tried to style them yet. I have time because final sale.
* Collection silk lamé pull-on pant – I ordered the Ludlow pant in gold linen (see on One Can’t Get Over the Habit) at the beginning of this year and they were disappointing. Not only was the fit odd on me, but there was a greenish cast to the gold. These collection lamé look disco-licious! I think they will get a 2nd cut. I wear a 6 and would order the 4. My hip is 39″.
* Iridescent pull-on sequin pant (FA15, E1100, E3472 (pet), $168) – review – Thumbsup
* Martie pant with tux stripe in glen plaid – review
* Martie pant in sequin herringbone – review – These look like a beautiful, starlit sky. I like the restraint J. Crew is showing with some of the flashier items. Sparkles + holiday, but I would wear these to other evening events. Good for an office, holiday party.
* Patio pant in bi-stretch cotton ($98) – review
* Pixie pant ($88) – I like these (6) – on Confessions of a the Glitterati (scroll down), on Fast Food & Fashion, on Feeling J Crewy and on Names Not Ashley
* Slouchy boardwalk pant ($89.50) – review
* Sunday slim chino (FA15, $89.50) – Regular, petite and tall sizes. I want to try these on. I like the baked terracotta on the model, even though it wouldn’t be an easy, no-brainer match to mix info my wardrobe. Champagne and dark cobalt are more up my alley. ETA: I tried them on and they’re an odd cut. They seemed to fit across the back, but there was room across the front hip. I will try sizing down one to a 4 and see if that helps the look. I like the feel of the fabric, which is 100% cotton. 11:30 thumb.
* Collection cashmere getaway hoodie ($228) – review
* Collection cashmere long-sleeve tee ($158) – on Easy Petite Looks
* Collection cashmere v-neck sweater ($188) – on 1 More Shopping Blog and on Notes From the Dressing Room
* Classic merino wool long cardigan sweater – I ordered a S in hazelnut, opting to not size down as I have in the past with the long cardis. The size S fit well. I has a relaxed fit in that size. I’m 5’0″ and don’t have an issue with the length being too short, as mentioned by the online reviewers. I’ve decided I’m going to return it. I sometimes have moth/bug holes in the merino wool. Between that and drycleaning, I prefer cotton cardis when I can get them. I’m more than happy with my Forever 21 $8.90 cardi in grey. I wear that the most, so I own 2. Of course you cannot be J. Crew colors, esp if you own
* Crewneck sweatshirt in leopard print – This was released a couple weeks ago. I tried it on last week. I really love the print. Don’t have a need for another sweatshirt, though. Seems to be tts. I tried S.
* Embellished Tippi in glen plaid – Tippi lovers, you will appreciate this one. I’ve sworn off of crewneck sweaters, but I could see this one being an exception.
* Merino Tippi sweater ($79.50) – review (navy)
* Perfect-fit mixed-tape cardigan ($49.50) – on Ginger Girl
* Polka-dot Tippi with sweater shoulder buttons (FA15, E2162, $118) – 100% merino wool, exclusive of trim. It’s a bit sheer, which is great as a transitional sweater from late summer to fall. However, you’ll have to pay attention to what undergarments you wear with it. Some of you will do the buttondown-under-sweater thing and that’ll take care of it. Forgot to rate it. We’ve seen it before. (shrug). 11:30 thumb.
* Striped short-sleeve v-neck sweater (SU15, $98) – Usual J. Crew stripe sweater fare. Nice feeling fabric. On the thicker side, so think spring, not summer. However, those drop shoulders. I hope that’s the last we see if this foolishness. It does not look good on a majority of the people. The deep v on this was nice. I found it on the alluring side, but still conservative and not too low. It was a little grabby toward the bottom on me. If you have a belly and must have this sweater, you might want to size up and see if that gives you some slack. Otherwise, TTS. Side thumb.
* Tilly cardigan (SP15, $79.50) – review
* Tilly sweater (SP15, $75) – 5 colors cut to $49.99 – review
* Boy shirt in classic white ($69.50) – on Only Boring People are Bored
* Cap-sleeve marble print top (FA15, C9488, $110) – If you’ve been sizing down in the other crepe, poly blouses then you’ll want to size down in this as well. The 4 fit well and that’s the size I’ve been taking in other poly blouses. The downside to poly fabric is that it doesn’t breathe. The upside is this doesn’t feel like an icky poly. I didn’t get excited when I saw the print online. However, I liked it much better when I saw it up-close and in-person. Thumbsup.
* Carrie cami ($68) – on lolcatgurl
* Collection sheer sleeve top (FA15, $178) – Why?
* Deck-stripe tee (FA15, E4413, $49.50) – I got a little excited when I saw this because stripes. However, I could see that it was lightweight which isn’t a bad thing. It’s the drop shoulder that concerned me. Lightweight items sometimes become misshapen or grow in length with wear. Not a good look with a drop shoulder. The fabric has a nice feel, but again lightweight. It felt almost like a very lightweight sweater. I was very bleary eyed and in a rush, so I’ll have to try it on again. Although the online description mentions something about fabric turned inside out, so maybe that’s the texture I felt. Size down one. The S was too loose on me. Maybe I’d like it more in a the XS. If you’re tall or have long arms, I think you’ll like this one. 10:30 thumb.
* Double-hem tank top (FA15, $55) – This looked interesting in black sand. I didn’t think I was going to try anything on. I wish I would’ve remembered to go back and pick it up.
* Floral lace shoulder top (HO15,$78) – misty forest & pale rose are $59.99 (12/29/15) – review
* Indigo gauze popover shirt (SP15, $78) – review
* Jeweled bib tank (FA15, $75) – This was folded in the front, right as I walked in. I love grey, so I liked it. The jewels are pretty. I’m not interested in handwash. Will try on when I see it again.
* Keeper chambray shirt ($78) – review (scroll down)
Size 6 – chest = 39″, waist = 38.25″
Size 8 – chest = 40″, waist = 39.25″
* Linen v-neck pocket in metallic ($45) – review
* Midweight stripe boatneck (SP15, $45) – review
* Mixed stone muscle tank in stripe (SU15, ($89.50) – review
* Oversized stripe turtleneck (B3380, $55) – bought this one – review
* Perfect shirt in Stewart plaid – I have the version from a couple years ago and it doesn’t fit anymore. Will be selling it (4). I saw this irl and the colors are vibrant enough to me. Classic. If my current one still fit, I probably would’ve kept it. I like seeing these do-overs of classic items. They’re a little different than their predecessors and I need a couple of replacements. Bought via online (6). I will probably be able to try one on in-store before mine arrives – Ordered – ETA: Tried on a 6. Will need an 8 once my 6 arrives in the mail.
* Stretch perfect shirt ($72)
Size M – chest = 39.5″, waist = 36.5″
Size PM – chest = 38.75″, waist = 35.5″
Size PL – chest = 41.25″, waist = 38″
* Stretch suiting tank ($49.50) – on A JC Shopping Habit
* Structured flutter tee (SP15, $55) – review
* Three-quarter sleeve beaded sailor-stripe tee (SU15, $45) – review
* Three-quarter sleeve collar t-shirt – I’m on board with many items except for this one. The Peter Pan collar isn’t as “in” as it was a couple years ago. We already saw a number of retail & factory versions of this. I wouldn’t have pulled this one from the vault. Saw it in-person, but didn’t have time to try it on. Thin fabric.