Friday, October 24, 2014

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

Earlier this week J. Crew also posted new arrivals online, and I finally got the chance to check them out today.  

Chateau Parka in navy or black is my favourite, but also comes in several other colours and has a removable faux-fur trim.
Chateau Parka

Already seen in the previews, the Stadium-Cloth Cocon Coat. The colour featured here is 'neon coral,' but it comes in seven other colours as well.
Stadium-Cloth Cocon Coat

I like the graphic tees from JC, and the Exploded Floral Tee is on my wishlist.
Exploded Floral Tee (similar here, here, here) 

Wool Boucle Sweater in a gorgeous colour called 'heather peacock.' 
Wool Boucle Sweater 

An interesting all cotton casual shirt, the Collection Knit-Sleeve Shirt. The colour is called 'tuscan olive,' and the sleeves look navy in the photo.
 Collection Knit-Sleeve Shirt

I am curious about the fit of the Leather Panel Dress. Hopefully the waist is not too high for me. This dress comes in both navy and black.

Leather Panel Dress (similar here, here, here)

Brushed Scarf in Colorblock in 'blue multi.'
Brushed Scarf in Colorblock

Lastly, the Ribbed Cashmere Hat, which comes in ten different colours

 Ribbed Cashmere Hat

and the Cashmere Gloves, also in the same ten colours as the hat above:

Cashmere Gloves

That's about it for me. How about you? Which items did you pick? Please share!

Hope you had a peaceful end of the week, and have a great weekend, everyone!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Madewell New Arrivals Picks

I haven't visited Madewell in a while, and I was pleasantly surprised to see new arrivals on their website. As some of you may know, I have loved Madewell since the very first time I set foot in one of their stores. I just wish they would open up here soon.

Quite a few new items got my attention this time, such as the Madewell Et Sezane Silk Tee in Bow Print. I love the Madewell silk tees and can attest they wear well, as I have several of them.
Madewell Et Sezane Silk Tee in Bow Print

Another one are the Madewell Et Sezane Front-Tie Boots. I love the sturdier heel and the printed calf hair on these boots.
Madewell Et Sezane Front-Tie Boots

Mood Dot Pullover is just adorable. I just wish it was a different fabric, as I cannot wear poly against my skin. It might work layered with a thin tee or a shirt.
Mood Dot Pullover

Manuscript Dress measures 35" from the shoulder, and would look great worn with my Pixie Pants. I love that it's all wool. It reminds me of a dolman sleeve merino wool dress I got at JC about three years ago.
Manuscript Dress (similar here, here, here)

I am drooling over the Leather Wrap Midi Skirt. I used to have a very pretty black leather skirt many years ago, and I recall wearing it a lot.
Leather Wrap Midi Skirt (similar here, here, here)

Cashmere Varsity Sweatpants would be fantastic for those chilly days when going for a walk with my pooch.

Won Hundred Claire Cardigan also reminds me of a sweater coat I had many years ago in a natural wool colour. It would look great worn with a belt.
Won Hundred Claire Cardigan (similar here, here, here) 

Last but not least,  the Mistplaid Scarf. Madewell's scarves are soem of my favourites, and this one also has my colours:
 Mistplaid Scarf

These are my picks. Which ones are yours? Please share!

Hope you had a great week so far, and happy Thursday, everyone! It's the end of the week for me, as I get a day off in October in lieu of my birthday, so I am lucky enough to have another long weekend.

Monday, October 20, 2014

J. Crew - October (III)

I have a few more photos from my previous trip to JC. This time I decided to try a couple of items, but in smaller sizes than my usual ones this time around.  One of these was a favourite from the current roll-out, the Lambswool Tipped Sweater-Tunic. This is size XS in 'elm indigo.' It is supposed to fit larger, and this is as small as I would go, since the sleeves tend to get more narrow in the next size down. I really love this colour a lot. I also gave the  Dannie Pants another try, also in a smaller size (4).  They were on sale in the store and another 40% discount applied.

 Dannie Pants (similar here, here, here)

Zip Tunic Sweatshirt  (size XS, 'heather flannel') was also a favourite. I prefer my sweatshirts a bit closer to my body, so one size down works better for me. The fabric is all cotton. The pants are the same as in the photo above.

Dannie Pants (similar here, here, here)

Next is the Studded Sweatshirt (size S). This one fits TTS, so no need to size down. I was intrigued by the studs on this sweatshirt and thought it looked pretty good in real life. The skirt is the same  Asymmetrical Zip Pencil Skirt in Wool I tried on previously.

 Studded Sweatshirt  (similar here, here, here

Lastly, the Shiny Puffer Vest (size S, 'dark cranberry') worn over the  Studded Sweatshirt. This is again a favourite, and especially in this colour. The skirt is the same  Asymmetrical Zip Pencil Skirt in Wool I tried on previously.

What else I like:

Turner Pant (photo here)

How about you? Are you shopping the current sale? Through October 26, code TGIFALL applies for 25% off full price items and 30% off sale ones.

Thank you for visiting, and hopw that your week is off to a great start!