* Plaid bouclé tweed jacket (83346, $268) - Now $159.99 in-store as of 6/21. I love the colors in this. If I were a tad smaller and thought I'd actually wear it, I would get it. It's something that would probably sit, I'm afraid. Also, other than jeans and a top, I couldn't think of what to wear with it. I like how they styled it online w/the chinos. Yeah, I'm all for the brights but not sure I need a structured jacket in neons. I prefer the true neutral beige tone of fantasy fabric jacket ($129) from Zara. I'd want to wear the JC jacket at least 4 or 5 times to feel like I got a good cost/wear out of it. Not sure that would happen and I wasn't going to risk it on finals sale. Not even w/the addtl 30%, bringing it down to $112. Check it out:
* on 1 More Shopping Blog
* on Biscuits and Navy
* on Handbag Aficionado
* on Notes From the Dressing Room
* on Pieces of Love
* on Slastena
And see the navy on A Package A Day.
Size 4 - chest = 36.5", waist 33.75"
Size 6 - chest = 37.5", waist 34.75"
Size 8 - chest = 38.5", waist 35.75"
Size 6 - This size was fine if I have no interest in zipping it. Otherwise I would need an 8.
7/3/12 ETA -> I have since tried on the 6 & 8 again and the 6 is definitely a better fit.
* Legion stripe jacket (79054, $225) - This is on sale for $159.99 in-store as of 6/21. They need to throw this pattern away. It doesn't work. There have been a few other jackets w/this cut that didn't work. I generally stay pretty neutral about reviews only because there is usually someone that an item will look good on. I also think boxy is an overused word. Don't boxes come in squares and rectangles? Therefore many articles of clothing could be classified as boxy. Well this is boxy. And I mean a square box. The jubilee jacket was boxy. A rectangular box and just as unflattering on me as this square one. Actually they are in a tie for the two worst things I've tried on. At least for me. Like the jubilee, the legion has that unfinished edging that sometimes looks ratty before you can even get it to the register. I also don't want to look like I'm an employee of an amusement park. Head manager of the gondola ride. Or the Sombrero Sizzler...you sit in a hat and it goes around and round.
Size 8 - The sleeves were way loose from the elbow to the wrist. It was odd. I've tried on the 6 before, too, and the sleeves were too loose around the forearm & wrist area. If you are loving this jacket and only looking for more fit info you should know that I could not get the 6 buttoned. However, I am still big in my stomach so I'm guessing you just take your regular J Crew jacket size. If you are busty and/or have hips you might want the larger of your JC sizes if you vacillate between two. Check it out on A JC Shopping Habit (midway down) and on Slastena.
* No. 2 pencil skirt in double-serge cotton ($110) - I noticed that warm burgundy (a newer color) is on promo for $89.50 online & is on $59.99 in-store asof 6/21 - Irl pics and links to like 90 million bloggers.
Kudos to you bloggers who put up lots of reviews in one post. My brain gets muddled, so I do one at a time. This was a lot for me -- I got 4 in here, but it felt like 8. So off to create the next one and will get it up shortly. More jewelry, the anchor sweatshirt ($59.99 in-store) and whatever else I found marked down. ETA: I put that post up and you can see it here.
Links to irl pics - sale price - new update coming soon
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