Wednesday, March 17, 2010

in the Dressing Room at J Crew

Today is a busy, busy day but I made sure to pop into J Crew to try on some of their new arrivals. I will post additional information on the items as they make it on the website. I didn't take much home this time so my information is limited. I made a shopping boo boo today and wore a dress so I didn't have any pants or a cardigan so excuse the bare shoulders and the cut off tops!

BazaarTunic Size 6

So, I knew this tunic would be much loved so I took a picture of the tag for you. Unfortunatly, it came out too blurry to read....so sorry. Here is a shell in the same print, they are probably holding off on listing the dresses until the dress promo is over.This was really cute and fit TTS. This is one size smaller then my norm and was too tight at the hips. The fabric is thick enough to wear as clothing versus a cover up. The SA was wearing one in an oversized fit and it still looked really cute on her. For me, it had the same issues that prevented me from getting the Boden Tunic too short for a dress, too long as a tunic plus it had a heftier price tag.....it is around $140, ouch. That said, it is a gorgeous print and very well made and I am sure will work really well for those who are shorter then me!
Watercolor Garden Cardigan  $88.00 item 24667 and the Linen Cotton Tiered Bateau Shell $58 item 25274

For the cardigan, I didn't fall in love. This is a medium and it fit a little large. I just wasn't in love with the print on the cardi, it just didn't feel special. They also had this print on a pencil skirt and perfect shirt which looked better. I had really like the shell online and was exited to see it in store. This is a small which fit okay but the tiers didn't fall on me like it does online, maybe if I had tried a medium it would have been a little looser and would have laid more relaxed.
Until I know the name I will call it the Colorblock Bubble dress- and the Dangling Berry Necklaces- $36.50 each NA6434 and NA6470 (receipt numbers)

Don't let the picture fool you, this dress is adorable. It has an easy fit and the bubble skirt is perfectly done. The length was longer then I expected just not quite long enough for me and the way the hem was, there was no way to let it out for just a littl more length. It ran TTS for a relaxed look but if you wanted the top tighter you may want to size down.  The necklaces, I love love LOVE. I am wearing three here and I took home two
Alice Ruffle Tank -$79.50 item 26725
I thought this ran small then I realized I had grabbed a 4 by accident so this top seems to fit the same as the other silk tanks. They hadn't steamed the new arrivals yet but there were some fun jewels and "streamers".
 Perfect Shirt-$88, receipt number WP2345

Okay, I am finally on the perfect shirt band wagon.  I just fell in love with this print which is the same color and feel as the tunic dress I had to pass on.
I fell for this tee and was ready to take it home until I looked at the price tag. $78 for a tee.....umm no thank you. Online it is on sale for $68 but unless it goes to under $40 I can't even consider it. That said, this is a medium and I most likely would have sized down.

Loulie Ruffle Tank-on sale for $49.99 item 22544

I tried this on because it was new to the store sale section and yuck. This was my regular size in J Crew tops (6) but it poofed away from my sides like a parachute, terrible fit on me. Sal or no sale, I passed.

Worth a VERY honorable mention was a beautiful pencil skirt in this print that I had to avoid since I had just purched the sunshine peony pencil skirt last week. So what did I bring home? I grabbed the pearl and whisper pink dangling berry necklaces, the  Jaipur and the Slub Cotton Perfect Shirts and the Scalloped Petal Top that I had passed up last week.

8 comments:

amy kelinda said...

Oooo, the tee with the bright flowers on it is singing my name!

Kelsey Kim said...

That tunic is awesome!!

MMM said...

The tunic is adorable. I'm also lovin' that perfect shirt that you are wearing under the tees!! I MUST visit a b&m soon! :)
Thanks for sharing! Oh, what did you end up getting?

Summerilla said...

Must have that tunic! Did you get the style number on that one?

mrs.anketell said...

tunic is gorgeous!!!!!!!! thanks for sharing!

rynetta said...

thanks for sharing, you look GREAT, as always!

Pamela said...

I'm on the tunic bandwagon, too. It looks awesome on you. I hope you bought it! I must get to the store this weekend!

Rūta said...

I love that cardigan. That last blouse has some interesting details too.