Thank you, Miss JR for sharing images from the upcoming Oct 17th release:
I tried putting photos side-by-side, but I think they will show up as one-at-a-time on mobile, anyway. Onto the looks. J. Crew is into the tie-neck tops, like the tie-front contrast silk top (now $79.99). The tie on this looks velvet, but I would be surprised if it is. I like the bow tie and the color of the Gayle tie-neck sweater ($79.50). I used to wear exposed button front jeans long ago. Not sure how they’d look on me now.
The Collection Thomas Mason for J. Crew cocktail shirt ($158). Say that one time, fast. This one looks particularly cute because it’s striped. The blazer could be the Regent in purple houndstooth. The satin colorblock pumps ($258) look great. The pink is so pretty.
The double-breasted coat in oxford check is darling ($378). I like the gold buttons, too. It comes in regular, petite and tall sizes. Since writing this post, I’ve tried on the jacket. It’s darling. The size 6 fit well. I’d get an 8P. The pattern is overwhelming on me, though and I’m not sure a petite size would remedy that. The fabric and weight of this jacket are more substantial than some of the other novelty jackets, like the Collection red plaid trench coat ($298). It’s a real, live wool coat. The matching mini check skirt ($110) comes in regular and petite sizes.
She looks stressed, like she went to play tennis and only brought half her outfit to change into afterwards. I thought she was wearing a plaid, collared shirt, think she’s wearing a chambray shirt like the always chambray ($78), the tunic cable-knit sweater ($98) and bandana or scarf at the neck.
The stadium cloth cocoon coat is back. I like this color combo. Pink is another combo to wear with brown.
We know that’s the trusty excursion vest. I own a good number of them. There’s also the Factory quilted puffer vest, which is has plain front pockets, instead of flap pockets with gold snaps. I don’t see printed vests on the retail side, but Factory has herringbone and check. There was polka dot, but it sold out.
Another tie-neck blouse. I love the scallop trim at the placket and wrists.
The supersoft wool sweater in multistripe ($89.50) is really cute. The collars are darker and definitely fall/winter like.
Full length pants, for those that have been looking. They’re wide leg, though, and don’t fit the bill if you just want plain pants. That pleat at the front hip might not be universally flattering. The pant and turtleneck combo are chic.
- botanical sweatshirt with floral patches – Popular in my store. There was one XXS hanging on the rack yesterday.
- cuffed sleeve top in leopard – This was TTS, 6 for me. I didn’t buy it because I have the long-sleeve one from last year.
- flutter-sleeve top in cherry print – I like this one. TTS, 6 for me.
- metallic ruffle-neck sweatshirt – This was very popular in my store. I like the way it looks, and also don’t because of the patrician-sweatshirt mashup. Haven’t tried it on.
- perfect-shirt in navy stewart plaid – This has a nice streak of yellow that some didn’t like in the plaid blazer from HO16. I liked it in that and in this. I size up one to an 8 in this top.
- ruffle-sleeve top – I have this in navy (S). The cotton is a nice, medium weight. I’ll have to see if the sleeve can get tucked easily into a jacket because weather!
- sailor stripe funnelneck t-shirt – The fabric is a nice, medium weight. Definitely fall. The size M was a little big, but I liked that. It will likely be cropped on a long torso.
- silk pajama top – Has the rounded club collar. Burgundy is sold out. The warm almond is pretty.