Thursday, January 29, 2015

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

A couple of days ago J. Crew posted new arrivals on their website and found quite a few favourites among them. One of them is the Indigo Gauze Popover. Made of cotton, the gauze is a thin indigo voile. It looks great up close.
Indigo Gauze Popover

Collection Embellished Crepe Blouse reminds me of the Double-Stripe Crepe Blouse I got last year. This one is made of silk and the embelishment is beaded. I would love to see the 'ivory' version.
Collection Embellished Crepe Blouse

Merino-Cotton Tunic Sweater in 'ruby' is already on my list.I love the wool & cotton mix, usually (I find this mix quite warm, actually) and the length of the sweater.
Merino-Cotton Tunic Sweater 

XOXO Tee - how cute is this?
XOXO Tee

Drapey Chino Pant in both colours should be great for spring and summer. The material is cotton and a lighter, drapier weight. The waistband is stretch elastic and should make them extremely comfortable to wear.
Drapey Chino Pant

Ryder Pants were already seen in my previews post with the sneak previews. They are cotton/nylon with a hint of stretch, making them comfortable to wear as well. They also come in four (4) beuatiful colours.
Ryder Pants

Pencil skirts are my favourite, and I am glad J. Crew didn't disappoint. The Zip Pencil Skirt comes in five (5) beautiful colours. 'Radiant orange' and deep blue are my favourites.
Zip Pencil Skirt

New Uptown Tote Bag was also shown in the sneak previews. The 'bright flame' and 'neon azure'   are gorgeous.
New Uptown Tote Bag

And lastly, the Downing Hobo Bag, which is much larger in real life than it seems.
Downing Hobo Bag 

Which new arrivals are your favourites? Please share!

Have a great end of the week, everyone!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Madewell New Arrivals Picks

New arrivals were posted on the Madewell website today, and this evening I had the chance to pick out my favourites. First of all, I have been missing the flare jeans lately. I have a very old pair from J. Crew which are a bit worn out, and the Flea Market Flares in Carl Wash would be a great replacement for them.

Flea Market Flares in Carl Wash


Quilted Drawstring Jacket is exactly my kind of casual jacket: quilted, in a khaki colour and machine washable. I love this piece!

 


The other outerwear item I like is the Travel Trench Coat. I love the shape and the storm flap on this coat.

 
 

The McCarren Tote in 'ground paprika' looks adorable. I love Madewell totes, and this one seems another good choice.

The McCarren Tote


The Glasgow Satchel in Washed Leather also come in a pretty, colourful version called 'red spark.' There is also a small Twin-Pouch Crossbody in Washed Leather that comes in the same colour.
 
The Glasgow Satchel in Washed Leather


As readers here may already know, I love bracelets and Madewell jewelry in general, and the Metalcraft Bracelet is on my wishlist.

Metalcraft Bracelet


Lapis Pivot Ring also seems like an interesting piece.

Lapis Pivot Ring


Madewell scarves are also my favourites and this roll-out had a few interesting ones, and among them, the Silk Porcelain Floral Scarf:

 Silk Porcelain Floral Scarf


That's about it for now. Did you check the new arrivals at Madewell yet? Which ones are your favourites? Please share!

Have a great Wednesday and stay safef, everyone!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

J. Crew February Sneak Previews

Yesterday my lovely VPS Sent me a few preview images for February. I requested some of the pricing, but in the meantime I thought I'd post what I received so far.

First is one of my favourites, mainly because of the cute new tote.



Sparkle Crewneck Sweater, C1379 ($98)
New Uptown Tote, C0860 (available in Black, Neon Azure, Natural Vachetta, Bright Flame, and White) ($178)
Cotton Twill Short, B8850 (similar here, here)

The second look is the Firework Floral Dress. I like the print and the length of this dress.


Firework Floral Dress, B9820 ($158)
Elsie Suede Pumps, A4969
Next are a couple of casual looks that appeal to me:

Left model: Denim Jacket In Tyler Wash, C0172 ($128)
Speckled Cotton Long-Sleeve Crewneck Tee, C1441 ($34.50)
Ryder Pant, B7854
New Uptown Tote, C0860

Right model: Drapey Oxford Crepe Shirt, B7731
Ryder Pant, B7854
Parker Crossbody Bag, C0872
The Reese Pinstripe Track Pant look comfortable and can't wait to try them on.
Left model: Chambray Pocket Shirt, C1159
Reese Pinstripe Track Pant, C0201 ($108)
Metallic Side Slit Sweater, C2467
Right Model: Collection Pointelle Boyfriend Cashmere Sweater, C2187
Sequin Firework Floral Pant, B9049 ($118)
 A new Regent Blazer, but this time it comes in chambray. The Downing Hobo also seems interesting.


Chambray Regent Blazer, B9318
Sleeveless Sequin Firework Floral Top, B8767
Downing Hobo Bag, B9021 (Available in English Saddle, Dusty Cobblestone, and White) ($198)
Lastly, the Sleeveless Jumpsuit. I had a couple of them many years ago. This one would look cute dressed up for an evening out.
  

Sleeveless Jumpsuit, B9828
Roxie Glossy Leather Pumps, B4124
Have you seen the previews already? Do you have a favourite? Please share!
Hope you are having a great weekend, and stay safe out there!