Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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! :)

101 comments:

  1. In case anybody is wondering about the café capri in leopard jacquard, see here.

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  2. @ tiffany rose -that was a great review. I am still laughing at that line about the Vegas buffet.

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  3. Thanks, D*ska! They might not look that way in the pic but I can easily take in 2 inches at the waist and hips. And looks like I should shorten them some too.

    For a short time, I lived in Vegas ... just sayin'.

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  4. Hi all,

    I received my Jaspe pullover in heather indigo. It is quite lovely, though likely not worth the $57CDN I paid for it. It can be worn as a pullover or a simple T. The colours are lovely and I can see it pairing very well with my ivory pencil skirt in spring, as well as many of tha navys in my closet. There is a bit of a scoopneck, but nothing too low, which those of us with cleavage cannot pull off at the office. All in all, I recommend this!

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  5. OT, I inquired about the dress listed as looked #20 in the spring collection lookbook. I was told that the price has not been finalized but that it is currently listed at $350. I should have asked what type of fabric it is but I forgot.

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  6. Reviews of the Heart Collection shirt/skirt on my polyvore....

    Question - Anybody that has the skirt... Does yours suffer from noisy lining syndrome?? Wondering if it is just mine... it is so loud! and polyester BTW.

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  7. Cass.... Thanks. I figured that dress would be a little out of my comfort zone price wise.

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  8. I hope to be able to review the Tillary tote later this week, it shipped the other day.

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  9. I have a post with pics and reviews here. Items included: Heart Throb shirt, Crinkle Chiffon skirt, No. 2 pencil in gardenshade floral, Purple medallion pencil, cotton waffle pullover, & herringbone blazer.

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  10. Also, my Jardin skirt in the Heart Throb print is set to be delivered today. I'll have a review up as soon as I can get it written!

    On a related note...have you all noticed j.crew changing their shipping policies lately? My skirt was supposed to be delivered yesterday, but the UPS man left a note saying J.crew required a signature for delivery. This has NEVER happened before! I am hoping it's not a change because I'm never home with UPS comes.

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  11. Lucca Suede sandals- I have these in black from last season and just got a pair on popback (for $40!) in the dusty cedar color. I buy size 7 in JCrew shoes, and these seem to run a tad long. I think b/c I want my toes to slide all the way to the end, which leaves the suede panel in the back gaping, and you need to cinch the strap around your foot tighter to keep it in place. Curious about sizing down to 6.5 in the new version to see if those are a better fit. The suede if very soft/flexible. comfortable heel height for certain. FYI, the straps are wider than you think. I have a narrow foot and the verge on engulfing my entire top.

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  12. AppGirl... i hope not! i have a package on its way to me too and i'm never home to sign for packages either

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  13. AppGal, I hope that is not a new policy! I recently bought a wedding dress (two weeks ago) and it was delivered as normal. I placed an order in the last few days which should arrive tomorrow or the next day... I really, really hope they don't start requiring a signature. Don't they know that we can't wait even a day longer for our goodies!?

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  14. Visited Towson b+m.  All 3 SAs pleasant and attentive.  No attitude and no being forgotten in dressing room.  Store looked great.  Kudos, ladies!
    FYI: 5'4", 34C.  
    Usual JC size: P4 bottoms; P6 or reg 4 for tops.

    64052 Postage Stamp Mini in Confetti Tweed
    Love.  Initially went to store to see basket weave pencil skirt IRL, but ended up liking this skirt better.   Size 4 TTS.    I didn't realize this is not offered in petite until I checked online.  I think I will size down to 2 as I am not wearing it to work so it can fit like a glove.
     
    37852 Schoolboy Blazer in Herringbone.
     Agree with others - this has a relaxed appearance.  I grabbed a 4 in Casablanca Blue.  TTS. Fit is more tailored in torso and shoulders.  I would prefer P6 for sleeve length  on me plus to make sure the girls are still locked and loaded.  The buttons were not exciting, but overall the jacket was nice.

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  15. Desert Flower, looking forward to your review of the Tillary tote.

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  16. maybe slightly off topic... wore my new vibrant flame minnies today. I've only had them on for two hours and they've already stretched way out-- major saggy butt and legs. not a good look.

    do the pixies stretch as much? anyone find a secret for keeping the minnies tight?

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  17. Arielle and Scout, the pixies do not stretch out at all during wear in my experience. I have 4-5 pairs and they are my go to pants these days. Highly recommend them!

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  18. My Maisie dress arrived on Friday and as I had feared, it fits weird. :( It's such a beautiful print, that purple waterfloral! But somehow I feel like I stepped out of the 90s when I put it on. I've now put it on and taken it off 6 times. I'm not sure what the problem is. Something about how it poofs out at the hip area ... I'm sort of long-waisted and it's hitting me in a weird spot and it's making me look bigger than I am. Arrgghh. Any ideas on how to make it work?

    Also received the Boater Tee in navy and loooove it. I would buy it in 10 colors if they had that many!

    Got the flannel PJs in the gray/ivory check and like them a lot. The inseam does seem long; I have to roll up the waist so I'm not stepping on my hems. But the top and the bottom both feel like they're cut narrowly (or maybe I'm just too fat for them to sit right?).

    Factory wool portfolio dress...nowwwww I see why people are so iffy on it. Again, I think it's the extra weight I'm carrying that's preventing it from falling properly, but there's a weird off-center pleat running down the front, and there would be no problem if the pleat went all the way to and through the hem. It stops short 1" above the hem, so it poofs out unattractively instead of laying flat. WTF. If it doesn't resolve after I lose some weight I may just have a tailor cut and finish a notch in the hem or something so the pleat cann fall right!

    Hearthstone beret -- this is quite a floppy beret. When I put it on right, it looks like a droopy chef's hat. LMAO! I tried to adjust it and couldn't stop it from looking like some kind of demented muppet accessory, LOLOLOL. Maybe my head's too big. I dunno.

    I gotta try to remember that things usually make it to final sale for a reason...

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    1. Elaine,
      I have wanted the maisie dress in abstract floral for a while, if you decide that you do not want it. I would be interested in buying it from you if it is a 2, 4 or 6. Email me jlu8@gmail.com

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  19. App Gal and Miss JR: You should sign up for UPS My Choice, which is a free service for managing your UPS deliveries. There is a feature that enables you to electronically authorize your deliveries for drop off (even if the require a signature)

    Http://www.ups.com/mychoice/

    I hope this helps!

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  20. I know a lot of you already seen my pictures of few new arrivals and some upcoming items, but for those of you that missed my post over the weekend, you can view them HERE .

    Also (she blushes), I have started a blog HERE . Please visit me when you have a chance.

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  21. I just posted some reviews from my last trip to J. Crew including several dresses like the Jules in fanfare. Also gave the Crinkle Chiffon skirt a whirl and posted a pic of the Tillary tote in a color that didn't show up in the new arrivals.

    See reviews here.

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  22. I just posted some reviews of factory items on my blog megancrewreviews.blogspot.com

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  23. Does any have any comments on the striped Spindrift sweatshirt? I am hoping it will be like the Coastline Pullover from last Spring.

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  24. AJC: your new blog is great! Thanks for starting it!
    Fshnonmymind: love your Marilyn moment in the crinkle chiffon skirt!

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  25. AppGal and J.CrewJD: UPS will often require a signature on packages when there has been 'suspicious' activity in the area. Perhaps packages have been stolen from a house nearby when left there like normal. (There have even been cases over the holidays when UPS trucks were followed in order to take the packages once they were left at the doorstep.) If this is the case, it will only be temporary and will go back to 'normal' delivery once the area has been cleared.

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  26. Also, as sabi mentioned...UPS My Choice is excellent for tracking your packages and making any changes necessary to your deliveries. It doesn't cost anything and will also notify you when a charge/send from a store is coming your way even when you don't have a tracking number for it. :)

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  27. I hope the signature requirement is not a j.crew thing and just an error on my UPS man's part!

    Sabi: the UPS MyChoice thing does sound really neat. Unfortunately it won't let me register because our brand-new address (as of November) is still not showing up in ANY database (UPS, USPS, you name it!) So frustrating!!!

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  28. Has anyone seen the Cashmere Waffle Colorblock sweater IRL? I really love this sweater, but I want to make sure it isn't a crazy shape on. Thanks so much :)

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  29. OT - Has anyone tried washing the Stretch Twill Minnies? I'm wondering if hand washing in cold and line drying will work.
    Thanks.

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  30. Catheribe K and WMM, thank you!

    Stene, I saw this sweater in store and although I did not try it I remember thinking it is a nice sweater. I was already taking so many items to the dressing room, so I skipped it, but I will try it next time I am in store.

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  31. ajc, yay and welcome to the blogosphere! I'm following your blog now!

    Since I'm heading back to work next week, I ordered a couple business wear items from last week's 40% off promo. I got the 1035 trouser in bi-stretch Italian wool and the stretch perfect shirt in classic black/white stripe. They arrived on Friday and I was pleasantly surprised.

    The trousers, although unlined, are really nice - the wool is extremely smooth and soft to the touch, and usually I am super sensitive to wool, so this is always a make-or-break issue for me. The fabric is by Loro Piana, and the quality definitely lives up to the name. These fit TTS, in my opinion, since I went with a size 6, my 'non-vanity' dress size.

    The dress shirt is also pretty decent - not the best quality (fabric is slightly rough to the touch, not as fine as some other dress shirts that I own), but for $35, I'm not complaining, as the fit is pretty good.

    I managed to snag the matching 1035 jacket over the weekend, really looking to getting my hands on it!!

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  32. @ maryeb: I wash my Stretch Twill Minnies on the Handwash cycle and then pop them in the dryer on the lowest heat setting and dry until they are just slightly damp. All three pairs of mine still look great with this treatment. They will shrink and fade if you wash them like a normal cotton garment, though - I made that mistake with my first pair. HTH!

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  33. Louise, its funny, I almost got that shirt but I resisted, glad both shirt and pants worked for you. It's a bummer though, that the pants are unlined, why JC? I am wearing last's year version today (picture on my blog)and they are fully lined. I do like those trousers and I also have them in camel herringbone.

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  34. fshnonmymind, thanks for the review of the Jules dress. So chic! It's definitely on my wish list now.

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  35. I received the heart throb shirt and skirt today, but both are going back. I love the print, but have to admit that the skirt is a bit too girly on my 42-year old body. I still loved the shirt, but the fact that it is silk makes me think I will not reach for it that often.

    I wish J Crew made the shirt in cotton voile, not silk. Then I would surely keep it.

    I also ordered the high-waist denim skirt, another new arrival. The color is nice and it has some stretch to make it fit well and move with you. I love the high waist as well. It's a keeper.

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  37. ajc - Awesome! I look forward to hearing your review :)

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  38. Elaine, I had ordered the factory Portfolio dress back in September and it was the same on me, the pleat was poofing out weirdly and just won't lay flat. So no need to you to be on a diet just to fit in this dress ;-).

    Meredith, I have worn my silk heart throb shirt twice already and it doesn't show any sign of wear in the usual sports (underarms or where you tuck it in). Maybe it is the new Spandex content but it feels definitively less high maintenance than my other silk shirts. Also, I posted a few styling ideas on my blog. HTH

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  39. Like some rare and skittish beast, I managed to catch a popback on the daisylace tee in black!
    They seem to run very small as the xs fits like a snug xxs!

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  40. I tried on a lot this weekend, so I’ll try to keep my reviews as brief as possible and . :)

    Scallop sateen skirt in royal purple: The color is gorgeous and love the fact that the material can be dressed up or down; however, the skirt is pretty short. I had to size up to where my normal size sat higher up than my normal waist making it way too short. The size up though was too big. Also, the retail version’s pockets are sewn shut.

    Fanfare shorts: Great print and material. These would have definitely gone home with me if it weren’t for the long 5’’ inseam. They kind of looked like board shorts on me since I’m petite…so I’m on the fence. I prefer a shorter inseam, but if you don’t, these are super cute!

    Postage stamp mini in confetti tweed: Beautiful skirt and perfect spring colors, but most the skirts already had snags. Bummer!

    High-waisted buckle short: Love! I sized down due to the high amount of spandex (7%). Never thought I could pull these off being petite and curvy, but they are so cute on. Can’t wait to wear them with my perfect shirts. Only concern is to see if these ride up any. No indication that these will, but with that much spandex, who knows until I test them out for a day. :)

    Café capri in bright dahlia: Love the color! I sized down to a 4 and they have stretched just enough to fit perfect on me (have them on today). I finally have color on my lower half and it feels so nice!

    Silk boy shirt in heart throb: The print was borderline loud, but I loved it anyways. The back drop is dark navy and the silk feels lovely. Didn’t go home with me because the price, but I want it for a Valentines work event. TTS.

    Contrast stripe tee in yacht blue: This was too snug on me and a bit see through on the white parts, so had to size up. Pretty cute shirt, but I will wait for sale.

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  41. has anyone ever bought a girls t-shirt for themselves? i've bought the boys t-shirts before in a size 14... although i might be able to even wear a 12 if i'm careful not to shrink it... wondering if the sizing is close enough with the girls stuff that i can get a way with a girls size 14 as well

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  42. Ema, I love all the options you have for the silk heart throb shirt. Do you find it black? The SA told me it was navy and I couldn't tell in the store. I guess it can be either? :) Black works better for actually.

    And I found the shirt not as delicate as my other silk shirts that I own. It still is delicate, but the cotton/silk blend perfect shirts I own seem to be more delicate than this shirt for some reason. It is probably is due to that spandex in there.

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  43. Review of the Marielle dress in superfine cotton and the non-linen, linen dove tee on my blog today.

    Blogger has slowed to a crawl, making the post an exercise in frustration. I hope we aren't going to have blogger issues again. :^(

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  44. Stene, I tried the Cashmere Waffle Colorblock Sweater in-store and the fit is nice and TTS. I am usually an XS but occasionally size down to an XXS in sweaters if they are boxy. Either size worked in this one, but I found the ends of the sleeves (the bright blue portion on the blue/green/navy colorway) to be a bit tight in the XXS - too tight to push the sleeves up significantly. The XS was a bit looser through the body, but I think I preferred it because the sleeves were less constricting. It hit at mid-high hip for me and I am 5'9.

    The neckline is a nice open crew and looked very nice with the longer necklace I had on.

    I was slightly concerned that the sweater might pill (it looked like it could be prone to pilling, more so than the regular cashmere weave), but overall it was quite lovely.

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  45. xoxo, thanks for the review on the Marielle Dress - it's been sitting in my cart since it came out. It looks lovely on you!

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  46. @AJC, nice blog!

    Got a few items from the last 40 off sale. I personally love the Original Cafe Capris better than the new Cafe Capris. The leg isn't tapered and I think it's super flattering. I got a new pair of black even though I already have a pair. My old pair is pretty worn out b/c I wear them all the time in spring and summer. They were about $30, so I think a fantastic deal for a classic basic.

    I also got the shearling lined MacAlister boots in dark brown. Wow, really like them! They were about $100 w/the promo. Got them in my usual size 8 and they fit, but are a little more snug than other JC shoes IMO. So, if you're debating between sizing up or down, I would recommend against sizing down for sure. They are going to be great to wear for the rest of winter w/wide leg jeans, and they look stylish, but I'll be warm. Definitely a recommend.

    Lastly, I did spring for the Dove t-shirt that xoxo reviewed so nicely on her blog. I love the JC graphic tees and find they rarely make it to sale. They get enough wear to justify the FP and they're not a huge investment. I really like it. It is on the thin side, but not see through or anything. It's nice and long which I like, b/c ultimately, I always end up shrinking my tees. The graphic and little heart on the bottom are cute and the fit is great in my usual size. Another recommend. All in all, good purchases!

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  47. I'm kicking myself for not picking up that dove tee!

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  48. In store today:

    Heartthrob shirt - love. The print also appears on a really teensy bikini, and if possible is even cuter there.

    Polly popover in green and black/navy - loved it on my computer, not thrilled in person. That green is vivid, and against the black/navy/whatever, from a short way away looks like a test for astigmatism. The curves disappeared as I drew closer but the green remained bright. Not for me.

    Blue, white, blue & white bangles - loved. Will grab on sale. I have a blue and dark red bangle that will work perfectly with a bunch of these.

    Salmon bangles. Didn't like. Also didn't like the shirts, belts, tees in variations of salmon.

    Was really looking forward to seeing the denim pencil skirt, it looks adorable online, none of the SAs had heard of it, we had a little discussion about how the web site didn't say it was web-only, not one of my better moments.

    I took another look at that dove tee, and I'm sorry, I still have grammar and idiomatic usage issues with this, which you can read about here. in one of the most international cities in the world,this would be so easy for JC to get right.

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  49. Fred, I am excited to hear that the heartthrob print is on a bikini, it would be adorable!

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  50. few items from the last 30% off promo...

    glitterati flats in red - these popped back in my size and it didn't take me long to decide I had to have them. love! I am a fairly consistent 9 1/2 in JC shoes and they worked out perfectly. They're very flat but after wearing a full day of running around I didn't find that they hurt or rubbed anywhere.

    factory Caryn dress - LOVE! ordered in black and I am very happy with this dress. Even though it has a generous scoop neck it does not bare any cleavage. I am a 36D on top and found it fit perfectly and didn't pull at all (size 12). I have an hourglass shape so the flared skirt was very flattering as well, as I find a lot of the straight cut suit dresses to be tight sometimes when I order my usual skirt size (12) but if I go any larger I'm swimming everywhere else. This will be a great basic "go to."

    Natasha top in wildcat - after getting the wrong print (polka dot which I ended up deciding to keep), I'm also glad I went with this one. The top is a good length and I love the print, it isn't too crazy. Wore with a heather jungle cardigan and jeans over the weekend and got a lot of compliments.

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  51. Ema--Thanks for the advice on the heart throb shirt. I enjoyed looking at your photos!

    I really love the heart throb print (it's just so fun!), and so may just hang on to the shirt a little longer to mull over its return or not.

    I will still return the skirt, as the style with the print is too young for me.

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  52. Catlin - Thank you so much for that review. It sounds like it fits similar to the other cashmere...loose in the body, tight in the arms. I was curious about the waffle because my waffle cardigans from J Crew seem to stretch more than the high gauge sweaters. Thank you again for the review...I wish my B&M had this sweater so I could try it on without buying it online.

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  53. Alright, ladies, I have some pics and my detailed review of the Pleated Jardin skirt in Heart Throb print here! I love it!

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  54. I just posted a review of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Fanfare here

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  55. Just posted pics of a couple outfits I put together based around the short sleeve cashmere tee in heather spearmint (see blog post here. I paired it up with the Aurora tweed skirt from last year, and the No. 2 double serge cotton skirt in citron (also from last year, but it appears to be identical to this year's version, which I saw in the store a few weeks ago.) I picked the sweater up during the last promo, and although I love the colour, it has been really difficult to work with.

    In case people are interested in fit, the sweater is TTS, I went with my usual size Small. Both of the skirts fit slightly large so I am guessing this year's No. 2 double serge cotton skirt will also run slightly large but don't quote me on that ;-)

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  56. Ruffle henley in black: LOVE. For me the perfect replacement for that navy silk polka dot ruffle blouse from Fall 2010 that was snag heaven.

    I am not sure but think it might fit a bit snug, or definitely TTS.

    Beige alert: the polka dots are definitely in the sandalwood/beechwood/cafe/creme caramel/whatever family.

    Prob not worth the $49.50 but it is darned cute.

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  57. Ooo la la has anyone seen the Director dress in bi-stretch wool? *fingers crossed*

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  58. Le sigh, my Heart Throb shirt came out of the package with a huge hole where the cuff meets the arm.

    And my ruffle henley in blue is a different shade of blue from the website.

    Oh well.

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  59. Polka Dot pencil skirt arrived today. The colors are different than pictured on the website. The dots are not quite white, more of a off white and the black is not quite black, maybe a dark dark navy. The fabric is lighter and less stiff than it looks on the website. The material looks more textured than you might think. I like it and will keep it.

    The felted wool shift was just ok. The price tag was pretty hefty at 260 so I guess I was expecting a little more with the material. It is just felted wool. And I found it itchy even though it was lined. The seeming and stitching around the waist is nice. I am sending it back, I might pick it up on sale.

    Rhea popover - The sizing seemed normal to me. There has been some discussion on this. Found it TTS.

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  60. Miss JR - most of the time, the boy's tees in size 14 are very roomy on me while if the girl's size 14 tees were any smaller, they would be uncomfortable. Of course, this varies with particular tees. I've had a girl's tee be huge on me as well, so it can be random. I don't know if this is helping or not, lol.

    Been thinking about doing a post on raiding Crewcuts so I probably will, as soon as I finish the denim/chambray shirt tournament on my blog.

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  61. The Tillary tote arrived!

    First off, I worried from the website description that it might be smaller than I want. Website says 11 1/2"H x 11 3/4"W x 3 5/8"D. My measurements are approximately 12 1/2"H x 13"W (across the bottom) x 5 1/2"D. It's wider across the top where it flares out.

    The blue sea color is gorgeous, just what I hoped for, a cross between dark blue and navy. The handles are well stitched, and look very much like the handles on the Celine luggage tote. The front zip pocket has a working zipper, however, I'd say it's decorative since there isn't much room. The zipper and stitching remind me of the Phillip Lim Pashli satchel I lusted after.

    The leather is very nice quality. I can see this bag lasting a long time. The front and back are slightly pebbled, the flared sides are smoother. The cotton lining is nice, a taupe-grey color. One inside zip pocket, two open top pockets for cell phone, etc. There are four feet on the bottom, a nice touch. The handles just allow me to put it on my shoulder (although it's not meant to be a shoulder bag). They're rolled and will be comfortable on the arm.

    The bag itself is somewhat heavy. Once I get stuff in it, it will be one of my heavier bags I think. It will easily hold all my day to day, plus my iPad, and when I travel I can throw in a bottle of water.

    This is very comparable in quality to Coach bags I have, for which I've paid $300 to $500. I don't think this is overpriced although I realize $328 is not cheap. This will be a work horse in my wardrobe for years. I'm not waiting for sale. I have learned my lesson with a few J. Crew pieces I wished I just bought when they came out because I never found them once they went on sale.

    In my opinion, this is a major win and one of the nicest pieces I've ever purchased from J. Crew. I'm adding to my wardrobe very judiciously these days, and being ruthless with returns. I'm sure this will be one of my best purchases of 2012.

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  62. Desert Flower, thanks for the review on the tillary tote, mine should be here today and I can't wait to see it. I was hoping for the measurements it listed so I am not sure I will like the larger size, I ordered the warm sienna color though

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  63. Thanks for the review Desert Flower; I just ordered the bag in warm sienna. I still have the Biennial satchel and am on the fence about it, I was hoping the Tillary would be a little smaller, but it sounds like it may not be. I will hold on to the Biennial and compare the two.

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  64. WindycityWardrobe

    I am trying to decide between those two purses also. Please post your thoughts comparing the two when you get the tote. Thank!

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  65. @AppGirl, the same thing happened to me when I got a package of final sale items from J. Crew. The UPS man didn't leave it at my door because he said it needed the signature of someone over 21. It's not like I was buying wine or something haha.

    Anyways, the next day I left a note at the front door with my DOB and signature, and he left it there that day.
    The following day J. Crew CS emailed to ask about my experience and when I told them about the adult signature being required, they seemed puzzled. No answer from them!

    reidmore.wordpress.com

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  66. mini: should receive the Tillary early next week, will definitely compare and review!

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  67. I'm looking for any opinions or reviews of skinny belts...TIA!

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  68. Hey guys, does anyone have any info on the shirt in look #17 of the collection lookbook? Like when it's coming out or how much it will be, etc.

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  69. I really like the Tillary myself and was contemplating it, but if it won't sit comfortably on my shoulder, it's out for me. Darn,

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  71. posted a few pictures on flicker, please excuse the quality I have never done this before.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/simplydreaming/

    Received the tillary tote today in warm sienna, very nice not sure I want to keep at $325 but I do like it, the flaps on each side unsnap and have deep pockets on each side. The color is beautiful

    liberty shirt, this ran smaller than other size 0 button down I have, fabric is nice not to thick not to thin.

    love the heartthrob shirt, wearing size 00

    Love the french dove tee but the x-small is huge, does anyone know if this came in an xx-small?

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  72. Simplydreaming: thanks for the Tillary review. Can't wait to get mine. I ordered it today that should be enough time to figure out how to use Flickr so I can post reviews along side the Biennial which I got on promo but just received--$100 less may be the deciding factor!

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  73. Review of the new Liberty Print Perfect Shirt HERE

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  74. Review of the leather Mona Pumps. I bought these on sale a while back in the Peacock and just wore them today since the color was too Springish to me. They are really green, like grass, not peacock. My comment is about sizing. I noticed JC changed the details in their description to say the shoe feels tight at first but after a few wearings they break in and mold to your foot. I wish it had said this when I bought them. I am usually a 9.5 but they were tight so I went up to a 10. Well, they are a little too big in the heel. They are the MOST UNCOMFORTABLE shoes I have ever worn. It might be the size, so don't size up like I did. There is not a platform so the heel is difficult to maneuver on. I have many JC shoes in a higher height with a platform that don't give me any trouble. And, the lining is man-made so you know your feet will be sweating terribly in the summer. These are going straight to Good Will. Just my 2 cents !
    Also, did anyone notice the new pics of the Monas have "erased" the stitching around the toe and up the sides? The shoe I have has stitching which I don't really like. I wonder if this is just for show or if they changed the shoe design. Just curious since I won't be buying any more of these shoes.

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  75. Oh, and Tiffany Rose is correct, expandable pants are a MUST at a Vegas Buffet, otherwise you won't be able to eat your money's worth!

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  76. Hi everyone! I just posted pics of the Heart Throb skirt (including some pics of it together with the blouse)here.

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  77. Can anyone comment on the fit of the Miller Motorcycle boots--the tall, flat ones? I'm typically a 7.5 in both flats and pumps, but was a 7 in the Emmett boots..not sure if I'd need to size down, or up!? Thanks in advance :)

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  78. Tippy, I have the Miller tall motorcycle boots, and frankly, I'd recommend against getting them. I actually posted on last week's vent how disappointed I am in these boots. They just look junky IMO. I really wish I hadn't kept them. If you're set on getting them, I'd say they're TTS, but maybe you could size down a half size if you're uncertain. Wouldn't size up. HTH

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  79. Hi jruby18 thanks for your input! If you don't mind my asking, what is your regular size in jcrew shoes? I am rarely ever a 7 but since the sizing of the Emmett boots was so wonky, I'm wondering if those might work or i I should hold out for my regular size which is 7.5. Thanks again!!

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  80. Tippy, I'm between a 7.5 and 8 in shoes. I pretty much always take an 8 in JC, but in the short Billie boots this year, I could've gotten away w/a 7.5. I took the Millers in an 8 and they were fine. But I bet I could've swung a 7.5 too. 8.5 would've been too big.

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  81. Shekster, if you're going to be getting rid of those Monas, I might be interested in trying them. 10 is my size and I love that color. My store doesn't have shoes, so I haven't been able to try them on. Anyway, email me if you might want to work something out! My email's in my profile. But i also understand if you don't want to bother. :) Thanks!

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  82. All cotton is not created equal!

    I just tried on a few casual shirts in my local store.

    Firstly, the perfect shirt in mini-gingham (item 67123) in Bright Dahlia. the cotton was very light and semi-sheer. Definitely would need a cami underneath. IMO, it felt a little cheap considering the price tag. The color was beautiful though.

    Secondly, the perfect shirt in medium gingham in Aqua (item 48821), which my B&M still had at full price but I scored for $30 on final sale. The cotton on this one is far more sustantial and the color more subdued; perfect for a more subtle pop of color.

    Thirdly, the Boy shirt in Barbados plaid ($78.00 item 71612) which looks far better IRL than online. The colors are saturated and the cotton, a soft flannel. This one matched the online description. And of course, went home with me.

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  83. Forgot all about the disaster that was the Jules dress in Ashbury floral ($120, item 61607).
    I took my usual size 0 and my up-a-size 2. The 0 fit well at the bottom but pulled across my chest. That seems to be happening a lot lately with JC's tops. And no, I haven't gained an ounce. The 2, I was swimming in at the hip and was still a little odd at the bust.
    I could have justified buying the dress, because the print is very pretty, if it weren't for the length. I am not tall, barely above average at 5'4" but still felt that this was uncomfortably short, especially if you're going for a more professional look.
    All in all, not a good look for me. Maybe some tall girls might love it as a tunic?

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  84. Has anyone seen/purchased the Marceau tote? Any comments on size, quality? I'm looking at the warm grey color.

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  85. Hi D*ska,

    I'm in the UK and about to order the boy shirt in barbados plaid - does it run true to size? I own a j crew top in large which is quite roomy...

    Thank you!

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  86. Hi @Anna, I would say that it runs pretty true to their new sizing. I'm a 34 C and take a size 0 in all their other clothing. When it comes to shirts, I'm a solid size 2, if I don't want bosom exposure with every move I make. About 3-4 seasons ago, I was a size 0 in their shirts and still fit into those I have from then, so it truly isn't me. HTH

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  87. Thank you D*ska! Have a lovely day.

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