Tuesday, April 22, 2014

J Crew Factory - punk floral pull-on shorts, seersucker mini, long-sleeve boatneck tee in stripe, pull-on short, airspun boyfriend sweater & embroidered dot pullover reviews

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Printed pull-on shorts in punk floral (A5331, $49.50) run 00-14? They're sold out at the moment, but remember there are pop backs. The color is called emerald pool (EPO). This print was called punk floral last year and is called retro floral in factory. 55% linen, 45% cotton. Machine wash cold, gentle, line dry. Made in the Philippines.

Size 6 - I found these to be TTS. I didn't size down as some have mentioned. I don't have a defined waist. Everything is pretty straight on the sides and I have them hanging out lower on my hips. I'm thinking if you have more of a defined waist, you might need to size down so the elastic is small enough to grab onto that area...?

I'm wearing the shorts with the factory cutaway top (review).


Yep. I like the size 6. My hip size is 39".


The Feeling
Glad I bought them in-store since they either sold out or weren't online. 

Two
Factory seersucker mini (23294, $59.50) runs 0-14. The color is called classic navy (CNA).

Size 8 - Zips up the front. Web description says it sits below the waist & is 16". I'm 5'0". As stated in other reviews, I'm a 6 and go up to 8 in most of the minis. I don't usually buy them, but that's the size I'd buy.



I liked this one a lot. It didn't feel like a mini-mini, although I'm sure it will be that length on you taller ladies. I like the seersucker texture and the buttons on the sides.



The Feeling
If I wore skirts more/more often, might've purchased. Thumbsup. 


Three
Factory long-sleeve boatneck tee in stripe (A5052, $42.50)  - Haven't seen this one online. Color is belveder red white (BRW). 100% cotton.

ETA: Online now as of 4/23. Thanks, NP. 

Size XS - It's similar to the stripe bateau top (review), but the stripes on this one are narrower. Goes great w/the shorts.


Like the bateau top, I sized down when trying this one on.


The Feeling

Four
Factory pull-on short (SU14, A5329, $42.50) - This color is sold out online. I didn't think the color would be that popular since it's not a true red. It definitely read as red to me and not orange. Y'know, how J Crew's modern red really isn't red. Ivory is still available online.

Size 6 - Same as the punk floral print pull-on shorts. I did not size down. I like the size 6.


The Feeling


Five
Factory airspun boyfriend sweater (SU14, A5209, $65) runs XXS XXL. Color choices are heather cloud, marled sand, monaco blue, navy and vivid fuchsia. 52% linen, 48% poly. Machine wash cold, gentle, reshape & lay flat to dry.

Size S - marled sand - I loved this sweater. It felt very comfortable. And that was before I saw that the fabric content included polyester.


The rollneck wasn't exciting because I saw it competing a bit with statement necklaces. And the soft v might possibly complete w/the long lines of a pendant. The sweater was very comfy, so I ignored that. However, I officially fell out of love with the sweater when I saw the drop sleeve. I just couldn't get past it.


The Feeling
Personal policy to avoid the drop shoulder as much as possible because it creates a saggy look overall on me. Still give the sweater a thumbsup, though. 



Size XS - monaco blue - What a gorgeous color for spring & summer. It looks great w/the red. Notice this is XS. You might size down one if you want it closer to the body. It's still a little loose. If you want a slouchier, boyfriend look go for your most common alpha size. Remember it will be just a tad shorter if you size down.


The Feeling
Still love the sweater even though I didn't buy it. 



Six
Factory embroidered dot pullover (SU14, A4170, $74.50) runs XXS - XXL. Color choices are camel coral & cloud navy. 100% cotton.

Size S - camel coral - TTS to just a bit fitted. I would probably go for a M at this point in time. The embroidery looked good. No loose threading or sloppy stitching on the dots.


My eyesight has been attacked by hours of looking at computer screens, but it's not that bad. I know the online stock pic of this sweater shows 2 different polka dot colors. This is the only embroidery color on the sweater I tried. I was disappointed as I thought the 2 colors looked cute online and that's what I was expecting irl.


The Feeling
Despite the embroidery color issue, the dots are cute. Thumbsup. 






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4/20 - 4/27

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J Crew Factory - 5" chino shorts, 5" sailboat print shorts, shiny-stripe mini, exploded eyelet mini & textured stripe mini reviews

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Factory 5" chino short (21760, $39.50) run 00-16. Color choices are black, bright sun, british khaki, khaki, navy, neon rose, sea glass & white. 100% cotton. Made in Indonesia.

Size 6 - navy - TTS. I liked these a lot.


The Feeling

Two
Factory 5" printed stretch chino short (37571, $54.50) run 00-16. Color choices are black (sailboat print), fresh kiwi (pastel purple & green floral) & modern red (stripes), 100% cotton. Made in Vietnam.

Size 6 - Same cut as the shorts above. TTS. From the tag: City fit. Our lowest fit. Sits just above the hip. Cotton with a hint of stretch. 

I have on the cutaway top (review).


I don't know what this pocket type is called, but I like that they don't jut out at the sides. Nice.


Love the sailboats.


The Feeling
Thumbsup. 


Three
Factory shiny-stripe mini (SU14, 43856, $75) runs 00-14. The color is called ivory pale gold (IPG). 52% cotton, 46% poly, 2% other fibers, 100% poly lining. Dry clean. It's a good deal if you can get it for half off at $38.

Size 8 - I wear 6 and go up to 8 to fit these minis well. I'm 5'0" and it's not too-too short for summer. I probably wouldn't wear it, though. I like the colors & the gold is shiny, but subtle.



The Feeling
If I wore skirts...

Four
Factory exploded eyelet mini (SU14, 45712, $69.50) runs 00-16. Color choices are fresh guava, navy. vivid aqua & white. Now we're talking. 100% cotton w/a 100% cotton lining. Dry clean only.

Size 8 - white - Take your usual J Crew mini size, which for me is an 8.


  Love the eyelet size & pattern.


The Feeling
Makes me super duper wish I wore skirts more often. 



Five 
Factory textured stripe mini (SU14, A5793, $69.50) runs 00-14. The color is called azalea rose. 90% cotton, 10% nylon.

Size 6 - This mini w/the belt loops & waistband fit a little different than the ones without belt loops.


The 6 fit ok. I would probably still go with an 8, though. I know we're supposed to bend at the knees, not the hips. But it's still a good comfortability test for me.


The Feeling
J Crew dress cuts are questionable, but the new arrival skirts are pretty dern good. 






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4/20 - 4/27

GOSHOP gets 25% off sitewide & storewide, denim & 3rd party excluded
4/20 - 4/27
promo was pulled in-store, mid-day on 4/22

40% off final sale continues as of 4/20

J Crew Factory - cutaway top, printed pencil skirt in stretch cotton & Clare cardigan in retro floral reviews

One
Factory cutaway top (A4174, $69.50) runs XXS - XXL. Color choices are lemon pulp, navy & seaside coral. 100% poly & machine wash.

Size 6 - navy - I didn't have any static cling issues as some of the J Crew poly tops have. It was very, very comfortable. 9p - 5p in the front. 5p - 9p in the back. The front is really great for a work blouse. Most of us cannot take off our cardigans or jackets while at work, though.


The Feeling
I try to limit my poly, so a pass for me. The exposed back would be limiting for how I'd want to wear it. Definitely a thumbsup, though. 



Two
Factory printed pencil skirt in stretch cotton (SU14, $85) runs regular 00-16 (37352) and petite 00-12 (A6678) 98% cotton, 2% spandex.

Size 8 - I reviewed it previously in this post. Again, I usually take 6 in these skirts, but the 8 fit and felt very comfortable. I guess if I want to keep any slack or looseness, taking an 8 would be the way to go. If I wanted it tighter, then size 6. Or maybe an 8P. I kind of like the longer length of the regular size, though. There's no lining, which is going to create more wrinkles than if it were lined. Check it out on J Crew Is My Fav Store.


I like it w/the cutaway top.


This pic again, from this post. This is the factory stripe bateau top - neon azalea - Size XS  - It's been sold out online in this color. You can call a store w/the style #A0140 to see if there are any locations that have it in stock. Send sales are $5.


The Feeling
Thumbsup on the print & the fit. I wish they'd line these skirts again. 


Three
Factory Clare cardigan in retro floral (A4472, $74.50) runs XXS - XXL. The colors is called emerald pool. 100% cotton. 

Size M - Someone didn't get the memo about this print. Colors are bad. The scale should've been the large flowers, not these litttle things. And why do I look bad in a M Clare? These cardis are usually very good to me. 


We was robbed.


The Feeling







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4/20 - 4/27

GOSHOP gets 25% off sitewide & storewide, denim & 3rd party excluded
4/20 - 4/27

40% off final sale continues as of 4/20

Monday, April 21, 2014

Loft - seamed skirt dress, stripe side shirred dress, printblocked tank dress, floral bodice dress & white floral eyelet dress reviews

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Petite seamed skirt dress - size 6P (petite 332410, $98) is currently sold out online. It was $74.99 in-store.

I was surprised this fit well. It's a fitted dress, so I probably would've tried an 8P. This 6P was the only one on the rack. It's not my personal style, but the cut is nice and flattering. It's currently available in a tank dress version (332403, $98) in regular, petite & tall sizes.


I'm a 36C. not sure how the bust appearance will vary based on size. It definitely stretches to fit.


The Feeling
Not for me, personally, but Loft crafts another good one. Thumbsup. 



Two
Stripe side shirred dressx ($69.50) runs regular XS - L (337515) and petite PXXS - PXL .

Size S - It looked small & fitted on the hanger, but there was no M to try. I think it more or less runs TTs. Going up might work to give more material to play w/the shirring at the waist. Consider trying the larger of your two sizes if you have a stomach pouf.



Loft is doing it, though. It's not the most flattering cut for me, but I still felt attractive in it. I like the color mix. A little 70s, but modern.


The Feeling
I like the colors on this one. I'm not convinced the shirring was done right at the waist and that's a key aspect of the silhouette. So for now a side thumb. 



Three
Printblocked tank dress (338072, $89.50) runs regular 0-18 & petite to size 16.

Size 6 - the 6 was fitted/tight. The fabric on the skirt portion felt canvas-y. In a sturdy way, not a bad way. I liked the print on it, even though it's not something I would normally gravitate toward. I don't know what's up with the top. So plain and it cheapened the style of the dress. It's conservative and potentially work appropriate on the bottom, but not on the top -- for most of us.


The Feeling
I know how to pair a v-neck leotard with a skirt. Mkay, thanks. 



Four
Floral bodice dress (321980, $98) runs regular 00-14 & petite 00-?

Size 6 - TTS. The 6 fit fine. The dress is just a tad high on the waist. The floral bodice portion could've been a touch longer. This one didn't quite float my boat. It doesn't have pockets. That's fine. The style is plain. That's also fine. There's just something about the floral shapes and background color that looked a lil cheap.


The Feeling
Not the most expensive looking dress in the world, but a decent value on sale. 



Five
Floral eyelet dress (325386, $89.50) - I don't see this one online. Made up name.

Size 6 - This one felt a little tight. It definitely flattened my chest. I'd say tts and it perhaps might be a cut best for a chest on the smaller side.


It also gave me miniature side boobs under the arms. I'm covering one up as I point since I don't have a bra for it (slaps knee).


The Feeling
Eh. The cutout pattern was uninspired. The like the skirt portion of the dress, but the top is a little off -- fit & design wise. 


Promo
CYBER50 for 50% off & free shipping sitewide is still going. My guess is it will end at 11:59 PST. 

Of course I ordered the modern straight jeans & I'm hoping this year's modern skinny ankle jeans fit like last year's. There's a zip at the ankles this year. That doesn't bother me. I just hope the fit is the same.

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