J Crew Factory Store sounds heavy and not as enchanting as the store and its catalog spreads we fall in love with. Which is why I started calling it J’Crewlet. Probably around the time Crewlang was posted. The Crewlet offerings used to be one year behind the retail release. Now it seems they are about 6-9 months …
I thought for sure the Crewlet Thandie sweater in viridian green would go with the crinkle chiffon skirt in warm peacock. The sweater that actually goes well w/this skirt is the Tippi in emerald. That color was online only, according to my ps. It’s been sold out for awhile. If you haven’t figured out, the Thandie is the Crewlet version of the Tippi. You can see the Thandie on 1 More Shopping Blog.
Jackie cardigan in stripe – I am not a pink person. I appreciate the color and like looking at it in measured doses. But suddenly I want to wear it. At first I figured it was JC’s neon azalea that won me over. I thought perhaps I just need to find the right shade of pink for me. Tonite I realize that I put Mini G in pink at least 50% of the time and that’s probably why the color has grown on me. Speaking of…the little miss is wiiiide awake as I draft this, close to midnite. Only one 40 min nap all day! Who gave my baby coffee? Heaven help us. While we wait to be saved, you can see this in the navy stripe on Shop With M .
Shrunken fisherman sweater – I received this last week in S. Fit is my usual small. If I were at fighting weight, I would want a XS. I am 19 lbs higher than I want to be. That’s more for me than you. 😉 Anywhobeedoo, the sweater was sooo comfortable, I didn’t want to take it off. It doesn’t have that nubby texture of the retail version.
Editing down my curious list to things I would consider trying. It’s a hike to my J’Crewlet store, so I don’t usually order unless I’m sure about something. Can’t get over the psychological hurdle of paying to mail a return.
All of the following are on promo price and the current MUSTHAVE for 30% off should apply: – They changed some prices as of 3/13. Many of these were pulled off of promo. However, the 30% should still apply to items you find on promo (in red), like the promenade dress. It was $49.50 yesterday and still on promo, but now at $68.
* End-on-end camp shirt – I have this in S. See it on Egyptomaniac.
* Hip-slung jean in new white denim
* Mother-of-pearl earrings
* Promenade gown – Will probably be low cut as I believe the retail version was. Good price before 30% off.
* Skimmer pant
* Sun drenched sweatshirt – I liked the retail version.
p.s. Remember Ebates. 3% right now for J Crew, which is not bad considering it is sometimes 1.5%. Click here to join or log in.