J Crew’s navy tweed jacket (96539, $268) runs 00-14. The color is called…wait for it…navy. It’s currently $189.99 online, and $99.99 in-store as of 9/6. I could not believe it was that price. My VPS said it got marked down, but I just assumed it was the same as online. I asked her to bring it to me to try yet again and that’s when I saw nahnee nahn nahnee nahn. You’dathunk she would’ve been flying that price like a flag, but she’s not pushy at all.
Size 6 – I didn’t think much of this tweed pattern or jacket, but I tried it on a couple weeks ago. I loved it, but I was fresh from the salon and thought my (rectified!) hairdo might be swaying me. Everything looked good that evening. Well, I’ve tried the jacket on at least 4x now and I’ve gotten the feeling each time, even when my VPS didn’t particularly care for it on me. I value her opinion, but stay true to myself. Check it out on A Package A Day, on Ema (with the matching skirt) and on One Too Many Closets. See the J Crew navy tweed jacket & matching skirt on Summer Wind.
The shoulders jut a little, but we’ll just chalk that up to giving the jacket some structure and won’t feel like we’re in the middle of a Dynasty moment. The Tippi in classic pink is what I tried under. I’m not sure of the Tippi size in the pic, but I’ve settled on M in all of the ones I’ve purchased. The pink made it a bit too sweet for me, but if I did it I would pull my hair back. A sleek hairstyle would give it a little edge.
I love the pocket size & style. I definitely picked this one up. I’m going to treat it more as a neutral, similar to a navy blazer. There are lots of colors that would go well w/this, but I’m not going to worry about being matchy. Prints will be thrown into the mix.
Café capri in navy tweed – Size 6 (95488, $148) – These are currently $99.99 online & $89.99 in-store. I’m wearing the Jackie pullover (S) in light walnut. It’s very close to my skin color. Almost too close, but I like it. I have a plan for it, which I’ll show you in an upcoming post (ETA: see this post). The pants are heavy in weight. They’re lined. That plus the tweed has to make them at least a lb or something, #guessing. I really didn’t consider these because I have enough crazy pants. I tried them on for the blog only, but I kind of like them.
After rolling the hem, pulling on the hem and standing Barbie style, I decided 8P would probably be best. IF I were getting them. Maybe if they go down to a I’ll-bite-your-hand-for-those sale price.Yeah, I know the MUSTSHOP addtl 30% ends tonite and that would bring it down to a great price, esp for lined pants. But like I said…I have a ton of crazy pants. Check them out on Feeling J Crewzy and on Notes From the Dressing Room and on A Trail of Sequins.
The navy tweed up close & personal.
Now….here are the jacket & pants together. I’m striking my best model pose for you. No charge. If I were tall and thin or just more thin, I would wear this together with heels. Where? I dunno. Somewhere. Perhaps to some of those Fashion Week invites I turned down? (slaps knee) I usually don’t like textured or print suit pairings like this from JC or anyone else, but this is cute. I may or may not have been sipping on Crewlade. Stop it. You’ve been there.
ETA: Proof that print suit pairing works on Atlantic-Pacific.
The navy tweed gang
Tweed or not to tweed, that is the question…
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