Tuesday, April 22, 2014

J. Crew Factory 50% Off

Hi Everyone!

The J. Crew Factory 50% off Promotion ends tonight, so I thought that I would share a few of my picks:

I'm really loving the J. Crew Factory selections right now. My favorite piece is the Punk Floral Pencil Skirt.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Breaking News: A J. Crew Blazer I do NOT like!

Hi Everyone!

WARNING:  I don't usually vent, but when I do, it's about design and sizing choices at my favorite retailer.

Now that you've been warned, let me just say that while J. Crew is my favorite store I do not understand a lot of their design/sizing choices.

For example, I wanted to love the Puff-Sleeve Blazer in Stretchy Cotton; however, it made me look like a linebacker, a card carrying member of Prince and the Revolution, Shakespeare's younger sister....take your pick:

The retail store has a pretty red color that is wasted on a poorly designed blazer in my humble opinion.

And, finally, I was super excited about the retail store rollout and upcoming website launch until I received preview images from my amazing online VPS.  The one skirt that I want, the Collection Photo Floral Mirror Pencil Skirt, is not offered in a size 14.  Sigh.

Despite the numerous letters that I've written, as well as the numerous times I've submitted feedback via the Bizrate online survey and my amazing VPSs, J. Crew continues to pick and choose (very arbitrarily, in my opinion) which skirts they will offer in a size 14/16.  I'm baffled that they do not offer ALL skirts in a size 14/16. These sizes are the first to sell out AT FULL PRICE while the smaller sizes often languish in the sale section.  On the one hand, size 14s/16s sell out because J. Crew orders limited qualities for some inexplicable reason; on the other hand, these sizes disappear quickly because they're in high demand. And, their unwillingness to offer size 14 skirts in retail stores is another topic for another day.


Have a marvelous Monday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

J. Crew Factory Store Styling Inspiration

Hi Everyone!

I have a few J. Crew Factory store mannequin images to share.

Here we go!:

Details:  Shirt, Necklace, Shorts, Clutch

A closer view of the necklace here:

Details:  First Image, Shirt, Necklace, Shorts  Second Image:  Jacket, Dress, Necklace 

Details:  Dress, Necklace pendant, Clutch 

Details:  T-Shirt, Shorts 


Details:  Dress, Necklace

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OOTD: All J. Crew!

Hi Everyone!

Happy Easter (if you celebrate)!

Here is the outfit that I wore to church earlier today:


My outfit was inspired by the following J. Crew Factory image:

Details:  Blazer, Cami, Skirt (30% off promotion with code BIGSALE), Necklace

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

J. Crew Factory Charley Punk Floral Sweater vs J. Crew Collection Cashmere Sweater in Punk Floral

Hi Everyone!

I purchased the J. Crew Factory Charley Punk Floral Sweater earlier today, so I thought that I would post pictures of it alongside the J. Crew Collection Cashmere Sweater in Punk Floral.

Here we go!:

The Factory Charley Punk Floral Sweater:

I took my normal size large in this sweater.  I snagged it to wear during the summer.  

The Collection Cashmere Punk Floral Sweater (I wore this outfit this past Wednesday when the temperature dropped significantly where I live):

Outfit Details:  Sweater, Shirt, Necklace (factory version here), Jeans, Shoes

And, more punk floral print options from J. Crew Factory:

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Friday, April 18, 2014

J. Crew Factory Ripstop Utility Jacket

Hi Everyone!

I have a review of the J. Crew Factory Ripstop Utility Jacket to share.

I really like the weight/versatility of this jacket.  Here are two IRL pictures of the jacket:

One way that I plan to style the jacket is with the following pieces (I'm wearing the necklace and tank above):

The Eyelet Dot Tank from last year (similar here)
The Drapey Pencil Skirt in Pink Geo (currently on promo for 30% off with code BIGSALE)
The Stacked Stones Necklace (currently on promo for 30% off with code BIGSALE)
The Octagon Bracelet
The Pearl Twisted Hammock Bracelet 

What do you think of this jacket?  Do tell!

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J. Crew Factory New Arrivals: What I'm Loving!

Hi Everyone!

J. Crew Factory updated their website earlier this week with new arrivals. Here is what I'm Loving!:

Check out my review of the adorable Punk Floral Pencil Skirt here.

p.s. I will be back later today with a review of the J. Crew Factory Ripstop Utility Jacket.

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