Hey there. Back when I was reviewing every item I could at J. Crew, I created IRL Pic Guides, like this one. In lieu, I’m sharing some thoughts on sale items, in a similar format. Hope it’s helpful!
Accessories & Handbags
* all-day tote (promo $158) – Three color choices. I had one or two J. Crew totes like this. They were still good when I swapped them out for new ones. Promo items get an addtl 30% off w/SHOPNOW thru Mon, 5/14.
* beaded rumba earrings ($49.99) – There are 4 color options. My favorite one, crystal, is at the sale price.
* cluster necklace ($29.99) – This was also available in-store as an out of case necklace. The tawny sand color that remains is pretty.
* crystal Venus Flytrap necklace ($79.99) – I don’t think I’ve ever seen this marked on. On promo, but not marked down. It mixes nicely with other necklaces.
* lucite and pavé necklace ($14.99) – Pictured above. This color and tortoise have been hanging out since Christmas time.
* medium glitter pouch ($34.99) – This is very, very pretty. It’s in the rose gold family, with a hint of blue.
* tortoise oval links necklace ($29.99) – This was also available in-store as an out of case necklace. The tawny sand color that remains is pretty.
Dresses, Pants, Skirts
* clip-dot tiered skirt ($69.99) – Black is on sale. I tried this on and it was tts for me, size 6. Note the elastic waistband. This one will be tricky because the seams that create the tiers will visually cut you up. That’s not a problem when you’re tall, but you might not like where it hits you. If you’re short, it might make you look like a sister wife. It all depends on what you wear with it. I like it styled online with a chambray shirt. I think a tank top would look good, too, if you feel ok in that with a skirt.
* flutter sleeve eyelet dress ($84.99 – One of my favorites from this spring. Love the style and fit – review
* ruffle-waist linen pant in leopard ($64.99) – I tried on the solid chambray. Nooott a match for my figure. That ruffle is a prime catcher for a muffin top.
* sheath dress in fringy lace ($84.99) – Another one I liked – review
* sheath dress in polka dot tweed ($129.99) – I haven’t seen this one in-person. It also comes in a pencil skirt ($89.99). I wish I were more of a ‘dots person.’ I like them, but rarely end up wearing the things I buy in polks dots. Stripes fo’ life!
Sweaters & Tops
* cotton Jackie sweater ($29.99 – $59.50) – I still wear my Jackies. I’ve taken a M since they trimmed some millimeters off of the sizing, a number of years ago. As always, the Jackie comes in a number of colors. Currently available is that delicious shade of green called warm clover. The one that the eyelet shirtdress came in.
* cotton Jackie sweater in Florida print ($59.99) – In case you didn’t know, it went on sale. I love the colors.
* linen pom-pom tank ($29.99) – This looks so cute! I just noticed it this morning. I’m guessing to order your usual alpha size. These J. Crew linen tops usually stretch a bit while you wear them.
* new Blythe top in silk georgette ($54.99, $68) – Pictured above. I did a color search for fiery sunset and that’s when I saw this. That color and crisp azure are $54.99. With an opening price of $68, I’m not surprised to read reviews that describe a thin silk. Perhaps if we want heavier silk, the silk pocket blouse is the way to go ($138, only a couple sizes remain).
* one-shoulder top in ruffled eyelet ($64.99) – I tried on two sizes, I believe 6 & 8. The 8 was very loose under my arms and just about exposing part of my chest. This isn’t a top you can take a larger sizes in and ‘make it work.’ Unless you’re going to to get alterations, I suppose.
* Collection stripe cropped trench ($149.99) – I saw this in-person before seeing it online. When I touched the coating, I thought it was cool. Even though a cropped raincoat doesn’t really make sense. I believe I tried a 6 and the size felt fine. I could possibly fit a 4, depending on what I would want to wear under (layers or not). The collar was too bad, though. If you’re petite, expect it to be voluminous and not something to try on final sale. For anyone.
* peacoat in heavy cotton twill ($84.99) – Pictured above. I wear 4 or 6 in J. Crew outerwear. I tried the 6 and it felt good, but luckily I saw a 4 to try for comparison. That was a better fit on me, given I’m of smaller stature. lol The white buttons kinda threw me, but I wouldn’t change them out. I immediately thought of white sneakers, white jeans and a striped top, like the Wildlife Conservation stripe whale tee. As the product name states, the jacket is a weighty twill. Great for days when the calendar says spring, but the weather still says chilly. Navy is my pick. The mauve is nondescript. The right skin/hair combo has to link up with it or a great outfit underneath. That said, could be nice over off-white, taupe or black if those don’t work for you in outerwear for a nuetral. This is in the final sale section, so addtl 50% off.
* peplum lady jacket in neon fuchsia ($64.99) – I have no idea why this is so low and almost all sizes still available. If you already have J. Crew lady jackets, this is in the same vein. Just collarless and with a peplum. I meant to try it on and forgot. I’m guessing I’d be a 6, which is the size I usually take in jackets.
* puckered gingham blazer with navy lapel (2nd cut to $99.99) – It’s on final sale and gets an additional 50% off. I finally got to try this on very quickly on the sales floor. I believe I tried a 6 and it was tts. The smaller check print was a bit busy on me. I’m 5’1″. The size of the gingham squres on the is a much better match for me. Click here to see my Facebook video reviewing the pink Factory gingham blazer.
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