Thursday, March 11, 2010

Some J Crew Fitting Room Reviews

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 .


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.

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.
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.
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.

13 comments:

dinagideon said...

Debye: You look amazing in everything. WOW!!! :)

Seriously.

I get what you are saying about some of the prices, wow, they seem high for what you get, you know?

BTW, I want to say thank you for making your player a choose if the music plays or not! Half the time I will say yes and the other half no...depending on what time it is!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could ever do a review of BR jeans. I have always liked them - seems to work for my body, but last Fall had difficulty finding a pair that worked. I'm wondering if there Spring Collection is better....

Anonymous said...

Those skirts look great on you--although I see what you mean about the lack of wear you would get out of them! Love the celosia cardigan too--I might need to pick this up. The new arrivals are up on the site today too! Thanks for the reviews.

Jan Russell said...

Those cute boys are the best accessory! Mine would never have lasted!

You look beautiful in these soft Spring colors - thanks for the great reviews! I am off to check out some of the tops/cardigans...

And Happy Birthday! When was/is it?

turquoise22 said...

Thanks for the IRL photos and reviews! Jeez, everything looks ahmazing on you! Happy BDAY to you!

Jess said...

Wow everything looks awesome on you!! And I am really loving the Belted Beach Tunic, even though you were done by then! :)

rynetta said...

Thanks for these pics! And, you're not the only one, I love the Palmera Ruffle top!

Tiffany said...

I wore the scalloped petal top in navy yesterday! I bought it on sale at our store here in VA this past weekend.... it was sold out online in my size, but my store had a ton of them. I styled it under a coral cardigan from Loft, but instead of tying the ribbon on the top, I did one button on the cardigan and tied the blue ribbon around the cardigan like a belt. It was actually really cute (should have taken a pic of it.... ugh!). Love your reviews!

amy kelinda said...

You look gorgeous! I loooove the scallop petal top, ruffled celosia cardigans (one of my personal favorites that I own too!), and dotted pencil skirt on you! Just curious - what did you not like about the fabric?

Debye said...

Thanks everyone!

Anonymous 1: I will try to do a BR jean review. I just tried them all on that day and feel in love with a few styles so I can definitley do it again.....especially with their 30% off jean promo going on this weekend.

Tiffany: That sounds really pretty, next time snap a photo! I love blue and coral and the idea of belting it over the cardigan.

Amy K: The fabric was a gorgeous jaquard but with four kids I couldn't wear it as casually and would not give it the wear it deserves. If I still worked in an office it would have come home with me.

sh33va said...

Hi, if you don't mind my asking, how tall are you? I also fit a size 6/8 but the skirts never seem to fall at the right length for me, I'm pretty tall, but you look fairly tall, as well. =)

Debye said...

sh33va: I am 5'9" and at J Crew I have to really pay attention to the measurements in order to make sure the length will be okay. The pencil skirts always seem to give me enough length but most of the other skirts (and dresses) are no go's. Here and there I will find one long enough. For casual skirts, I will shop online at Shade Clothing or Downeast Basics because their lengths always work for me!

Amy Elise said...

The Palmera tank (in your first picture) is currently on sale at J.Crew.com for $30!

http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/WomenBrowse/Women_Special_Sizes/petite/shirts/PRDOVR~24771/99101973436/ENE~1+2+3+22+4294967294+20~~P_saleprice|0~20+17~90~~~~~~~/24771.jsp