Tuesday, May 31, 2011

J Crew - matchstick jean in lived in wash

J Crew's matchstick jean in lived in wash run in regular sizes 24 short & regular to 33 short & regular (28163). They're also available in tall 26 - 33 (29258). Regular price $108. They went down to $29.99 in-store as of April 2011.

Size 29 short -I tried these on back in April and, at that time, was still fitting into my regular pants. I usually wear 29 in J Crew bottoms and these fit. I'm inclined to say get your regular size, but they don't seem fitted for a matchstick. They felt very comfortable and I looked at them more like a straight cut jean than matchstick. Personally, I would probably get the 29 instead of sizing down. Although if you have a slim build, you might want to do so.

19 wks or so (?)

Comparison of the matchstick jean and downtown skinny:

I've been really happy w/my J Crew jeans. I have the ankle stretch toothpick jean (irl pics) and loooove them. the fit is great & I've worn, washed & dried them regular without incident.

Do you have J Crew jeans? If so, what has your experience been with them...

Monday, May 30, 2011

Forever 21 - free shipping today only

Ooooh, free shipping on $15 or more at Forever 21 with MDSHIP. Good today only. Free shipping is usually on $50 or more, so this is a fun one. I was just in F21 yesterday w/a friend. She said I have a good eye. I neglected to tell her about my F21 shopping tips. If you have never shopped there, it's hard to gauge online what's going to look good in-person. I'm usually 4, 6P and S in sizing. I always take M at F21, unless I read online that the chest sizing is really high, like in the 40 inches. If you are familiar w/the store, check these out...

Top row
* Flowering jersey top - $17.80 - Saw this yesterday. Cute. Won't fit over the bump, so pass for me.
* Romantic Floral Top - $17.80
* Flowy Flowers Top - $17.80

Bottom row
* Embroidered Woven Tunic - $19.80 - dry clean only cotton, are y'all crazy?
* Polka Dot Silk Bow Top - $15.80 - I have this in M. So cute.
* Embellished Chiffon Top - $27.80 - I have this in a sz S. I can't recall if you need a cami underneath or not. I think you do. FYI, it's a dressier top.

Top row
* Striped Woven Tank - $14.80
* Heritage 1981 Plaid Boyfriend Shirt - $19.90
* Heritage 1981 Striped Woven Top - $16.90

Bottom row
* Woven Cardigan Lace Trim - $17.80
* Striped Terry Pullover - $19.80
* Picnic Plaid Woven Shirt - $15.80

Top row
* Satin Bow Tank - $17.80
* Bead Variety Necklace - $8.80 - I saw this yesterday. Love the bright pink.
* Heritage 1981 Cascading Flowers Dress - $19.90- Think tunic. I'm sure it's waaaaay short.

Bottom row
* Love21 Striped Woven Shorts - $17.80
* Animal Print Shirt - $19.80
* Love21 Dreamy Springtime Skirt - $17.80

Top row
* Faceted Pendant Necklace - $5.80
* Lovely Spring Necklace - $6.80 - This has been popular in the blogosphere. I've seen it a couple of times. I didn't find it a match for me.
* Rhinestone Bow Necklace - $3.80

Bottom row
* Rhinestone Dome Elastic Ring - $5.80 - I have this, loveth.
* Vintaged Pearlescent And Beads Ring - $6.80
* Glamour Girl Ring - $6.80 - I got this one last week. F21 jewelry is a habit, but it's longer lasting than Starbucks.

Cute charm necklaces - $1.50+
* Airplane
* Camera
* Cowboy boot
* Duck
* Eyeglasses
* Giraffe
* Guitar
* Headphones
* High heel
* Microphone
* Paris charm
* Perfume bottle
* Whistle

Again, the promo is free shipping on $15 or more with MDSHIP. Good today only. You enter the code at the bottom of the shopping bag page. It blends into the screen, so here's a snapshot:

Thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Red Hanger Swap: buy/sell/trade

This post is not sponsored by or affiliated with Talbots.

Talboteers! Welcome to the Red Hanger buy/sell/trade post. Offer your Talbots items for sale here. Or, if there's an item you seek, post your request here. A fellow fan may have it and wish to sell it to you. This post is intended for individual sellers, not Ebay resellers. Please connect thru email if you see an item of interest. I'm not a part of the transaction and am only providing a space for listings.

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Irl pics of newer arrivals

Thanks for visiting...

This post is inspired by The Great (Weekly) Exchange on J Crew Aficionada and Trade Market posts on Effortless Anthropologie

Gigi's Gear - J Crew Japan Love tee

25 wks, 39" belly
Top (S): J Crew Japan Love tee (52460)
Sweater (S): J Crew Jackie cardigan in cerise (Other oranges here, here, here and here)
Pants (4): Old Navy maternity low-rise skinny cargo (Similar non-maternity here,
here and here)
Shoes: J Crew (Similar here, here, here and here in soft gold metallic)
Tote: Banana Republic (Similar here and here)

If you purchase this shirt, your chest may be punctuated with an orange embroidered heart in a very interesting place. I like the tee overall. I like the colors & of course the donation aspect. It's the tissue slub type, which we know is thin to begin with and prone to holes. I don't think I'll put it in the dryer. I may even handwash it since it's so lightweight. If I were pre-preg, I might size down to a XS as opposed to my usual S, though. If you want get closer to a tighter fit, I suggest sizing down one. If you want to ensure slack, get the size you take most often.

Necklace: Macy's (Similar here and here)

Anyone get the Japan Love tee?

p.s. Groupon Los Angeles has a deal for Directdiapers.com. $25 gets $50 worth of products. They sell diapers, obvi, but they also have natural baby products, Allegra, Claritin and other health care products.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

J Crew - merino-linen studded cardigan

J Crew's merino-linen studded cardigan (36707, $158) is now $59.99 in-stores, $79.99 online. The color is called brown alabaster and it runs XXS - XL.

What the hell kind of styling is this. The denim shortalls are a distracting atrocity. The scarf & belt take it to a whole 'nother level.

Size S - Because the styling was so bad, I didn't expect much of this in-person. I saw this one, lone size s on the rack for a good month, month and a half before I tried it on. If a size S fits me at this stage of the game, I'd say it runs one size large. That is, if you want it more fitted than borrowed from the boys.

25 wks, 39" belly
Top (S): J Crew Japan Love tee
Pants (4): Old Navy maternity low-rise skinny cargo (Similar non-maternity here,
here and here)

The studs, well we've seen them before in recent offerings from J Crew. I suppose they will be played out very soon, along with zippers. They're very gold & very pretty, though. Check it out on Shopping On the Fly.

The wrist area was so loose and I thought it was an error. Then I realized you can fold the sweater up & button it. The extra wrist room allows this to be done with ease. Thumbs up on the sweater overall, even if it's trendy. It made me think of Christmas and I'm sure it could be worked into a party outfit during that time, depending on your weather. It's a lighter weight sweater, fyi.

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* In-store price cuts - new cuts noted at top

* Mall Notes - H&M, Georgiou & Talbots

Thanks for visiting :)

P.s. I have 2 codes good for free shipping at J Crew when you use your J Crew credit card. Email me if you'd like one. They're good thru 6/7. gigiofca at gmail

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