So yesterday I headed to J Crew to spend a little Birthday money from my parents (funny how I still sound like I am a teenager). The gift of shopping is my favorite present and I was really good at only spending what I was given (pat on back) but as I left the SA says the dreaded (and equally beloved) words " Our new collection will be here next Wednesday"......now I have a whole new line to check out and drool over....how much self control can one girl have?
This picture doesn't really do it justice but I really liked this top ( I am pretty sure I am in the minority here) but I just didn't like the price tag. I also wish it was cotton instead of silk I will be on sale watch for this top though. I wasn't, however, impressed with the cardigan at all. I just didn't like the shape or lack there of. Maybe it is just the fact that it is too long for a crew neck cardigan, but whatever it was...it was a no go for me.
This top was in the sale section in my store but is still full price online. I have loved this top since I originally tried on here but this was a 4 and was snug on my shoulders and they didn't have any 6's left. I figured I'd go home and order it online but then I saw it was still full price...ugghh. Luckily I called CS and they honored the price for a one time exception (they post it on your profile) so it was like a birthday bonus!
I really loved the scalloped petal top, it is sold out online but there were plenty in our Fashion Valley store. Unfortunately but the cardigan had all the problems for me that Sumerilla mentioned here .
Chiffon forget-me-not Cardigan (Size Medium)
This cardigan is really beautiful even at it's high price tag. I just couldn't see it holding up in my life style (picture kids picking flowers off it) so I had to pass.
I really loved this cardigan (this color may be in store only), it has a vintage charm to it IRL and I think it would look great belted. I have been drooling over the sunshine peony pencil skirt since MMM told me she had gotten it over the Neopolitan. I copied her and did the same.This is a size 8 and it is a nice lightweight and casual material. I can't wait to pair it with my ocean breeze jackie.
Ruffled Spring Celosia Cardigan (Small), Dahlia Bead Tee (Medium) and Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean (Sz 29):
I really liked all three of these items. I had passed on the Celosia cardigan before but when the Spring colors came out, this one needed to be mine! I did size down on this one though. The tee fit TTS and was very cute and the jeans fit like a glove, a latex one and were really cute. I liked the ankle length, it goes well with both heels and flats. But since I had a 40% off coupon for Banana Republic, I decided to pick up jeans there instead.
Dotted Jaquard Pencil Skirt (Size 8)
This skirt is so stunning if it weren't for the fabric it would have been mine. However I could not justify the price for the amount of times (or lack of) that I would be able to wear it.
Belted Beach Tunic (Medium):
The kids had worn me out in the dressing room by the time I tried this on so I never got to the belting part but it was very comfortable and flattering.