Sunday, July 29, 2012

J Crew Fall 2012 Arrivals (1)

I had a personal shopping appointment Saturday at J Crew and my PS did not disappoint. She pulled some great items for me and I may have changed my mind about not needing anything from the First Fall roll-out. She has a great eye for mixing prints and colors. There is just so much that I tried on I'll start with an anticipated item for me, the Zig Zag Sequin Tee.

Blythe Blouse in Polka Dot, Pale Graphite, Sz 8 - I've said my piece many times about this blouse. It's a great silk blouse and always comes in wonderful colors but I always have to size to my bigger top size due to the shoulders. Then the body of the shirt is too big. For me, this blouse is better as a layering piece. Wishlisted
Zig Zag Sequin Tee, Natural, Sz M - This also comes in Mint. This "tee" has a nice weight to it and lots of sparkle, unfortunately wearing it alone, without a layering piece is bothersome (last pic below). Every time I moved I wanted to scratch. A long-sleeved tissue tee will be best underneath this sequin tee. Or you can layer it like I have here. I think the combination of the two prints and the colors go well together. I'd like to see this blouse underneath the Mint colorway. Wishlisted-Mint
Minnie Pants in Stetch Twill, Boulevard Green, Sz 8 -  I had several pairs of Minnie Pants when they first came out and eventually sold them all as I had stopped wearing pants, especially body hugging ones. But I like the dark green of these and they are the perfect ballet flat length on me. Wishlisted-Green and Navy

Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel, Modern Red, Sz 6 - Blazers have been my winter coat the last several years due to the mild winters we've had. The size 6 is a bit tight, especially with the layering underneath so I would go with an 8 to be more comfortable. I have so many blazers and a coral tweed one from a few years ago so this one is a Pass.

I'll have lots of shirts and sweater layering combinations coming in the next few days. Other than the dresses those were probably my favorites.

Have a Great day!


  1. Great pictures. Those pants are very slimming on you, and I love the color!

  2. Thanks for the reviews, Audrey! I didn't know the Sequin Tee was scratchy. I have to see this in person.

  3. The sequin tee is so adorable. Thanks for the heads up for being scratchy and might have to size up to layer.

  4. I saw the mint zig zag and polka dot blouse layered underneath on Pink Peonies. It's a cute combo, but the scratchy bit gets me. I love the look, but it'd have to be discounted for me to bite.

    I picked up the purple Minnie's on clearance for $25. I'm not a huge fan, but they are easy for weekends and traveling. The green looks great though for fall!

  5. Oh you are killing me! I tried this same outfit on yesterday, minus the orange blazer! No wonder I like you so much!

    Looks great on you! I bought the pants and the Blythe in the blue in the end! Zigzag was to die for, but I needed the trench!

  6. love how you paired the sequin tee! i didnt even try it on because it was so itchy!!

  7. I like the zigzag top on you and yes, it's itchy. You should try the dress. It feels different, imo.

  8. Newest follower! Randomly came across your blog on Google and saw your sequin zigzag sweater paired with the polka dot blythe blouse... Check out my blog post from yesterday and I think you will be pleased :)