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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

J Crew - impressionist pencil skirt

J Crew's Impressionist pencil skirt (regular 26579, petite 27779) just got marked down to $59.99. The regular runs 00 - 14 with a length of 21". The petite sizes are 0-12, with a length of 19", according to the website. I assume that's on the regular size. For comparison, the length of the watercolor garden skirt is 24" on a regular size 4.

Size 6 or 8 (on 5/1) - If I had to guess, I would take a 4 in this. I would have to measure the waist to be sure. I love the fabric on this skirt. Love, love, love. It has a great texture and it was one of the most striking pieces when it was release a month ago. I don't recall the green being as yellow-green as it appears on my screen, but perhaps it is. I don't own many green pieces as I find I don't wear them, but I'd wear this. If you didn't see the silk impressionist cami, click here. That got marked down a week or two ago. You can see this skirt on Audreybella. On Sugar and Spice here and here. Also see it on Debye.


Who received this email today?
I clicked on it, only to see the sale count around 540. This was the same number it was when I had gone to bed 5 hours previous. Yeah, I only got 5 hours of sleep. I kept having some kind of nightmare, waking up, saying help me, help me. I don't know what was so distressing because what I remember of my dreams is that I was preparing to rehearse for West Side Story for a large venue. I know where that came from. Recently we were talking about someone on Cash Cab or Jeopardy who didn't say 'Dennis Hopper' as the correct answer to a question. I said to G Money & the TV, 'Dennis Hopper...he was all the way back in West Side Story..' Hence the dream.

Enough of that. Here are sale pieces that are new to me:
* Cashmere V-neck ladder-stitch sweater - $59.99 - Ok, this isn't new. It's been on sale. I recvd mine yesterday in bright plum. Whew, is it bright! I love the color, though, and my PS has a cashmere cardi in the same color. I'm pretty sure I'll keep it. If I see her in the one she owns, I'll have  returner's regret. The cashmere is very cozy, of course. Here's to hoping it won't pill like a bad rental apartment rug. I got a M and plan to start wearing it on any day it's cold during our El NiƱo/welcome-to-global-warming weather.
* Featherweight cotton tipped pocket cardigan - This came out only a month ago. I'll post a review it later today or tomorrow.
* Floral Antibes skirt - $29.99  - This may have already been on sale. I recall it being from one of the most recent releases. I think.
* Linen-cotton wrap cardigan - 2nd cut from $49.99 to $34.99


If you are placing an order, TWP42M (as seen on The Mothership), is good for free shipping on $150 more thru 6/7.

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15 comments

  1. Cute skirt I got the watercolor one I can't remember the full name. I think they look a lot a like! I hate it when I sleep like that. I swear in college I could sleep like a CHAMP, I would only get a few hours and go!!! What happened to those days?

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  2. Do you know if this price is reflected in stores? Thanks.

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  3. Thanks for the code. I'm rethinking the Turkish Delight skirt, now on sale. Not in my budget or lifestyle now, but I've wanted it since the first day I saw it a few months ago. I'm going to take another look at the cashmere since we might have rain again this week-arggh-will it ever be Summer?

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  4. I had the same feeling about the so called updated sale. Why oh why can't J. Crew manage to put a 'new additions' option on their sale pages? It would make life so much easier!

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  5. Gigi, I think the 19' length is for the petite. I have this in regular and it is 21'. Perfect for me at 5'4, but a little short for those 5'7 girls...

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  6. LOVE this skirt! I tried it on in store and loved it - I *may* go back for it. I reviewed on my blog, but the skirt I tried on isn't as green as your picture: http://thequintessentialcloset.blogspot.com/2010/05/some-j-crew-dressing-reviews-and.html

    I think, too, that they do this skirt in the new "summer" length, which I LOVE. Usually, pencils at J Crew cover my entire kneecap, but this one hit right in the middle of my knee. FWIW, I'm 5'2".

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  7. I just got back from a different store that I don't usually go to, and they had waaay more to choose from than my regular store. I picked up this same impressionist skirt - looooove!! It's so fun. I was hoping for the purple floral one (name is escaping me), but they only had a size 12. I also snagged a skirt in the Bazaar pattern, which is adorable, but runs big. (I was good in the size 2 & am reg a 6) I also grabbed the watercolor pastiche skirt, but am unsure about that one. There was also a pair of shorts in a dip-dyed print/color for $9.99 I snagged. All the prices were the same as online.

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  8. Oops, JenLynn, just noticed that my Pastiche skirt was only $39.99 and it's $79.99 online right now.

    Gigi - I posted a pic of me in the skirt. Loving it so much!

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  9. I am so tempted by this skirt. It's so pretty and I love the bright vibrant colors...but I'm worried it will be overwhelming on my petite frame. I got the watercolor print already (which is a smaller print) and I just love it :) This one is calling my name...!

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  10. I am totally smitten with that skirt. What a lovely print!

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  11. IMHO, I really thought the styling for this skirt online was spot on - simple white tee, simple flat sandals. I'll be adding a cropped denim jacket, because the markdown prompted me to purchase!

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  12. triciathomas - I've rarely been able to sleep for long periods of time. However, now the difference is I cannot get by on 5 hours. Yes, what happened to those days!

    JenLynn - The email said new styles added online & in-store. I assume the stores marked them down as well, if they have any left.

    JulieStyles - The Turkish Delight would be great to get on sale. The fabric is lovely.

    Sue (reBloomer) - It would be asking a lot of J Crew to have a current functioning site.

    Kris - You are right. I corrected the post to reflect the accurate lengths.

    Michelle Q - I agree it's possible to get a different overall color in each skirt. The one I tried one was overly green. I'll add your link to this post when I get a minute.

    shopwithm - The (purple) watercolor garden skirt would be a major find in-store now that it's marked down so low. I'll add your link to the post when I have a moment.

    GingerSnap - Enableralert. I think this print would go so great w/your coloring. You often wear heels and look very sleek, so you'd be fine w/the pattern. It's not too much.

    Kristin - Thanks for visiting. I like this one a lot, too :-)

    opheliasmom - Denim jacket or vest is cute w/this skirt, but NO on the fringe booties with it ;-)

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  13. It's a summer miracle! I just found the purple watercolor skirt at my very-picked-over store at the $40 markdown! My PS said it had probably just been returned. Score! I am now stocked on 3 fun floral pencil skirts. :)

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  14. Um, yeah...I was thinking of the catalog styling for the impressionist skirt, not the website - THAT look is horrifying, the boots are a joke. Sorry for the confusion.

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  15. Gigi

    I always had weird dreams and trouble sleeping enough when I was preggo. Must be the hormones raging!

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