Tuesday, October 6, 2015

J Crew Factory: Classic Button-Down Shirt in Flannel, Homespun Popover Shirt, Ribbed Knit Sweater Dress, Owl Tee, 3" Boardwalk Pull-on Short, Classic Wool Fedora

I have a few more items to review from my latest Factory visit.

~ Classic Button-Down Shirt in Flannel, Dark Chambray, Medium ~
I loved this blue color with the white pop. The shirt was also very comfortable. It's not heavy but lightweight for flannel. The Medium fit well, which is my normal Factory shirt size. Unfortunately it's not quite a color fit for my closet so I passed on it. 

~ Homespun Popover Shirt, Barnett Plaid, Small ~
I loved this shirt. I originally thought it was Linen but instead is Cotton. It looks familiar and I think I may have bought this for my niece in August. Twins! This was almost sold through in-store and it's probably because it's lightweight enough for Central Texas Fall weather. I tried on a Small and luckily it fit with just a tiny little bit of snug in the upper arms. 

~ Ribbed Knit Sweater-Dress, Heather Flannel, Small ~
This dress was an unexpected surprise. I would layer under it rather than over it. The Small fit well so I would say to size down, as my normal size is Medium. I liked the Heather Flannel and it also comes in black. Add a little Spanx and this is a great easy dress to wear. 

~ Owl Collector Tee, Medium ~ 
If you're still into the graphic or sequin tee this is a cute one to get. The sequins are mostly white with a little brown outline and around the eyes and nose. Also, the Elephant Tee is a exact dupe of the retail version. Almost like the cut out the tag and replaced it with a Factory tag. I did get another of those as I love wearing mine a lot.

~ 3" Boardwalk Pull-on Short, Dark Forest, size 8 ~
I'm not sure if this color has sold out online or was an in-store only color. It's a gorgeous Forest Green IRL. I also saw the Autumn Crimson and it's just as saturated and perfect for Fall. The size 8 was the best fit on me. I was able to pull the waistband down a little so the 3-inch inseam isn't that short. 

~ Classic Wool Fedora, Burnished Brown ~
I absolutely loved this Fedora and it came home with me. The brown does read a little more on the red/burgundy side. I wish the Heather Carbon had been in-store as I might have chosen that one as well. It also comes in black. 

That's it for my Factory arrivals from a few weeks ago. Early Access for the latest October roll-out happened today so everything will be accessible tomorrow. I didn't really see anything I needed to had to have. I hope I can make it to the Factory store again soon so I can the new arrivals IRL.

What do you think of these items? Or are you happy to see new arrivals at the Factory?

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J Crew Factory: Wool Blazer, Bonded Trench Coat, Sherpa Lined Utility Vest, Quilted Jacket

With the temps changing I'm always interested in additional outerwear to add to my closed. I usually go for a new blazer each Fall season since I wear those the most. I have a few coat options if the weather warrants it.

~ Wool Blazer, Green, size 8 ~
I am so happy I was able to see this blazer in-store. The green color is perfect for Fall and I have quite a few outfit ideas for it already. The size 8 fit fine though I prefer 10 Petite. I ended up buying this one since it was 50% off in-store and online was about $15-20 higher at the time. I usually don't button my blazers but do layer under them. 

~ Bonded Trench Coat, Medium ~
I found the perfect trench at the Banana Republic Factory Store so I was very underwhelmed when I tried this one on. The material is a little thicker, not much, but enough to notice. The sleeves have an elastic cuff and there's no belt. There's that collar strap hanging on the left but I couldn't find a button on the right to connect it to. 

The fit was good in the Medium and enough room for some layers.

I didn't personally like this one and would have like to have compared it to the Trench Coat.

I debated between getting this vest or the Wool Blazer and chose the blazer. I loved this vest though. The Small fit well, same as my excursion vest size. I know some have sized down two sizes but I like the Small on me. 

I really do like the Sherpa lining and it comes out so you can wear this into Spring. There's a front zip and buttons and front flap pockets.

There is also an interior drawstring so you can cinch the waist. At the time I was in-store, this was 50% off. I highly recommend this vest, in case you're still debating.

~ Quilted Jacket, Navy, Medium ~
I tried this on for the blog only but really liked it. The Medium was a great fit and still enough room to layer underneath. I liked the Navy color personally but I think the store was selling out of all three colors. 

There's a front-zip and buttons and high collar.

I liked that the sleeves had an interior elastic cuff to help keep the cold out.

The Wool Blazer did come home with me and the Sherpa Lined Utility Vest was very very tempting.

What do you think of this set of outwear?

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Monday, October 5, 2015

J Crew Factory: Chevron Stitch Boatneck Sweater, Intarsia Zebra Sweater

Like I mentioned Sunday, I was able to visit the J Crew Factory to look at the arrivals from a few weeks ago. This week will be the next roll-out. I'm guessing Early Access will be Tuesday and the full roll-out on Wednesday.

~ Chevron Stitch Boatneck Sweater, Heather Safari, Small ~
This fit well in the Small. The arms are a little snug but I like how it skims the body. Sizing to a Medium will make this too loose for my liking. This is a merino wool blend but felt very comfortable and soft on. I like the Heather Safari color as well with the striped neckline, wrists and hem.

~ Intarsia Zebra Sweater, Gentle Sea Ivory, Small ~
This was on my wishlist from the beginning. I don't care for the light blue of the sweater but the zebra is cute. The Small fit well and I wouldn't size up, even if I was layering underneath. After seeing this IRL though I decided not to buy it. I have a lot of sweaters and usually wear my Cashmere Sweaters the most. 

It's always good to visit the Factory or new Mercantile store in-person if you can as the promos are usually different from online. At the time I visited, everything was between 40-60% off. Both of these sweaters were 50% off. 

What do you think of these sweaters? Are you excited to see what new arrivals bring to the Factory? 

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Sunday Shopping with J Crew Factory

I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. We've had beautiful Fall weather, especially in the evenings. I had to grab a little cardigan last night when we headed out for dinner. Boots and booties are next!

I was able to finally visit the Factory store last week and found some great items that did come home with me! Here are a few of my picks. I loved the Wool Fedora and bought it in Brown. I also purchased another Elephant Tee as I have worn my retail version constantly and could use a back up. I sized down to a Small in the Homespun Popover Shirt. I think that will probably be the only plaid shirt I purchase for the season.
I was excited to see and try on the Wool Blazer in Green. It and the Sherpa-Lined Utility Vest were both 50% off in-store. I bought the size 8 instead of waiting for a price drop on the Petite 10. Since the weather has finally turned I am excited to finally bring out my Sawyer Booties. You'll definitely see them paired with my Wide-Leg Cropped Jean

I'll have reviews this coming week as well. And just in time too, as Factory will have a new roll-out this week.

Happy Sunday Shopping!

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Tory Burch Fall Event

This is one of my favorite sales during Fall. There so many great pieces to choose from. I've seen the Silk Bow Blouse and it's gorgeous. I would buy that in a heartbeat if I worked in an office. I would throw it on under my Black J Crew Blazer and Trouser Jeans with a Leopard Bootie. The Lidia Polo is a favorite of mine. I have this one in black.

I've reviewed the Pleated Silk Shirtdress and Drawstring Tunic Sweater. The Swindon Flats are a cool version of the black flat and probably the one item that is high on my list to purchase. I've tried on the Derby Riding Boot in a size 7 in the Brown. It's a gorgeous color but the calf was too tight for me. The foot is actually pretty long so sizing to a 7 1/2 would make it look too big on me. 

Are you looking at anything during the Tory Burch Fall Event?

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