Tuesday, July 22, 2014

J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs!}

This is the weekly "J.Crew Reviews {straight from the JCAs}" post, to help each other share our reviews.

So if you have recently purchased, or stopped by a J.Crew store to try on an item (or two) from J.Crew, maybe you might be willing to share that information with us in this post.

Also, this request is not just limited to clothes. Please feel free to discuss bags, shoes, jewelry, accessories, etc.

In particular, if you could mention a few of the noteworthy details like fit, size, fabric, and the like— that would be fantastic! Thanks in advance! :)

Check Out Madewell's Fall 2014 Look Book

"Thanks!" to many of you, including GigisGoneShopping (in this post), who let us know that there are several images from Madewell's Fall 2014 Look Book over at Fashionista (click here to check out all 26 looks).









According to Fashionista (click here):
Back in March, when Madewell's designer Somsack Sikhounmuong walked us through the label's fall 2014 collection, he called it a homecoming of sorts: The Madewell girl had been traveling for spring — in easy, bohemian pieces appropriate for a European adventure — but for fall, she's landed back in New York City and stocked up on urban essentials like relaxed denim, great coats and, of course, plenty of leather. 

Now, we've gotten our hands on the brand's fall lookbook in all of its expertly-layered glory. Beanies, hightop Vans, flannels tied around the waist, and the cozy, elevated sweats give the collection a sporty, tomboyish feel. 

Though, independent of the perfect styling, many individual pieces can stand on their own: From the tough leather and suede moto jackets and chunky booties to the more etherial silk pieces and winter white sweaters, there's something for everyone to lust after for fall — myself included.
I am not crazy about the styling over at Madewell. However, I do like a lot of the individual pieces. I am seriously gushing over the oxford shoes.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming collection? Are there any pieces you are super excited about?

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to sell}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who want to swap/sell/share among yourselves. This post is where you can mention your items and outside listing/ auction site (like eBay and eCrater & the corresponding user ID).


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Please note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Do you have any items you would like to swap/sell/share among yourselves through your outside listing/auction site?

Sidenote: What's up with JCAs writing "sub" or "subscribing" as their comment? It just means they are subscribing to all the comments (which are then automatically sent to their email) in that particular thread. This way they can stay aware of all the comments posted. :)

The Great (Weekly) Exchange {looking to find}

This post (of weekly posts) is for individual members who are looking for and interested in buying certain items. Please feel free to share a J.Crew store location and/or your outside listing/ auction site if it matches the requests made in this post.


Please note: this posting is not for resellers, retailers or businesses. If you are a reseller, retailer, or a business, your comment gets automatically deleted & you will get publicly called out on it. :( So instead of this, simply do not post in the Weekly Exchanges. Thanks in advance for your cooperation! :)


Also note that any transactions are independent of this blog. (Especially since you will be using an outside listing/ auction site like eBay or eCrater.) I have no dealings or interactions with any of the potential communication, listings, or transactions. :) Moreover, please limit comments about items to swap/sell/share/finding to the "Great (Weekly) Exchange" posts. (Refer to "A Quick Note to J.Crew Aficionadas" post.)

Is there an item (or items) that you are looking for and interested in purchasing?

Sought & Found: Did you visit J.Crew this {past} Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopped by a J.Crew store this past weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SALE, or to see some NEW ARRIVALS {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store was/ is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

40% Off Select Shorts and Swim at J.Crew!

"Thanks!" to many of you, who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering an additional 40% off select shorts and swim, in addition to the extra 40-50% off final sale styles using promo code SALEFUN. This offer still expires July 22, 2014. The fine print includes:

*Valid on select shorts and swimwear in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com from 7/18/14, 12:01am ET through 7/22/14, 11:59pm ET. Online discount valid on styles marked "40% off with code SALEFUN." In-store discount valid on items as advertised. Not valid in Liquor Store or Ludlow Shops; in 769 Madison Avenue, Bloor Street or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or by phone. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash or used with other offers. In-store discount automatically applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code SALEFUN in the promo code box at checkout. One promo code per order. Valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms subject to change. 

**IN STORES: 50% off final sale items. ONLINE: 40% to 50% off final sale items. Valid on final sale items in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com from 7/17/14, 12:01am ET through 7/22/14, 11:59pm ET. 50% discount valid on final sale items marked online as "Extra 50% off with code SALEFUN." Not valid in Liquor Store or Ludlow Shops; in 769 Madison Avenue, Bloor Street or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or by phone. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases and cannot be redeemed for cash or used with other offers. In-store discount automatically applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code SALEFUN in the promo code box at checkout. One promo code per order. Valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms subject to change. Final sale items cannot be returned or exchanged. 

It is great to see J.Crew improve on a current promotion! An extra 40% off is a really nice discount on full priced shorts and swimwear too. (Remember when J.Crew would offer between 20-30% off regular priced items? 40% is pretty sweet!)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Are there any in-store prices different than online prices? Please share!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

J.Crew's August 2014 Catalog on Pinterest

"Thanks!" to many of you, including Silver Lining (in this post), who let us know that there are several images from the August 2014 catalog on Pinterest. (Click here for J.Crew on Pinterest.) GigisGoneShopping (in this post), also posted the entire catalog up on her blog, check out her "August 2014 catalog" post.



 *Slides... slides?!?! Is she in the shower room?




 * I don't get the slides. Even the cute dog doesn't get them.

 * This dress is gorgeous!



On a bright note, the catalog is already available in J.Crew stores. Plus, it is being shipped out to customers via snail mail.

Word among several JCAs is that the next roll out of new arrivals (online) is this Wednesday. Brick & mortar stores might already have items on the floor.

Many JCAs (in this post) have noticed that J.Crew is offering a lot of shapeless pieces this roll out. This is really disappointing. :( KaterTott (in this post) said what I was thinking: "I don't know why J.Crew is acting like a couture line with weird shapes and unusual pieces. Why not just classics with a twist?"


The Fall collection at J.Crew is usually the best with rich colors and beautifully tailored offerings. I am hoping there is more to this roll out than what we see so far. Or at least, I am hoping they are saving their best pieces for later Fall. Fingers crossed! :)

What are your thoughts on the upcoming collection? Are there any pieces you are super excited about? Does your local store carry any of the new arrivals yet? If so, please share!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopping by a J.Crew store this weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SALE, or to see some NEW ARRIVALS {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

P.S. I noticed that many of you have already been reporting sale items (and in which stores) in other posts which by the way "thank you!" :) I really appreciate how helpful we are for each other!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Extra 40-50% Off Final Sale Styles Continues!

"Thanks!" to many of you, including TeriLynn13 (in this post) as well as GigisGoneShopping (in this post), who shared the following email & promotion from J.Crew.

J.Crew is offering an additional 40-50% off final sale styles using promo code SALEFUN. This offer expires July 22, 2014. The fine print includes:
IN STORES: 50% off all final sale items. ONLINE: 40% to 50% off final sale items. Offer valid on the purchase of final sale items in J.Crew stores and at jcrew.com from July 17, 2014, 12:01am ET through July 22, 2014, 11:59pm ET. 50% discount valid on select final sale items marked online as "Extra 50% off with code SALEFUN." Offer not valid in Liquor Store or Ludlow Shops; in 769 Madison Avenue, Bloor Street or J.Crew Factory stores; at jcrewfactory.com; or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and cannot be redeemed for cash or used in combination with any other offer. In-store discount automatically applied at the register. To redeem online, enter code SALEFUN in the promo code box at checkout. Limit one promotional code per order. Offer valid in the U.S. and Canada only. Terms of offer are subject to change. Final sale items cannot be returned or exchanged.
All brick & mortar stores are still running an additional 50% off all their Final Sale.


J.Crew has a nice update to their Sale (click here to shop online) section online this morning. Lots of merchandise (1900+ for Women and 600+ for Men). There were lots of items that got marked down too!

This will be the sale that goes on and on. Why even bother changing the promo code name for it? ;)

Will you be taking advantage of this promotion? Are there any in-store prices different than online prices? Please share!

JCA "Help Style Me!" Weekly Post

This is the weekly "Help Style Me!" post, where we can share items we are having trouble putting outfits together with. Elaine (in this post) says it best, "You know, that thing you bought because you love it and you keep pulling it out and then putting it away without wearing it?"

Please share your J.Crew item (either that you own or are thinking about getting) that you would love help creating an outfit with.

Also, please help out by offering your styling advice. Feel free to include links to your blog (where you incorporated that piece) or to Polyvore (where you showcased an outfit with that piece). Thanks in advance! :)