Thursday, November 27, 2014

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

Early yesterday, J. Crew posted new arrivals on their website. I had the chance to browse them earlier this evening and pick my favourites.

It is sweater weather, and the Collection Cashmere Sparkle Long-Sleeve Tee in 'midnight petrol' looks beautiful. It's a mix of cashmere and lurex, and just perfect for a little sparkle for the season.
Collection Cashmere Sparkle Long-Sleeve Tee (similar here, here)

Collection Cashmere in Dot in the navy colourway:

Collection Cashmere in Dot

Foil Stripe Tee - just when I thought I have seen and liked all the stripes.
 Foil Stripe Tee 

Golden Ikat Tee. I'd wear this under a casual blazer.
Golden Ikat Tee

Women's J. Crew for David Sheldrick Widlife Trust Elephant Sweatshirt or Edie The Elephant, a rescue. The beauty is that 100% of the net proceeds of the sale of this sweatshirt will benefit the above fund.
Women's J. Crew for David Sheldrick Widlife Trust Elephant Sweatshirt

Floral Lace Shift Dress can be the next LBD. Personally, I would spring for the 'electric red.'
Floral Lace Shift Dress

Lastly, I would love a Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Buffalo Check Blanket for the winter.
 Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Buffalo Check Blanket
(similar here)

What about you? Which are your picks? Please share.

Hope your week is ending well and for our American friends, hope you are having a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Loft - November

I have been liking the Loft more and more recently, and my most recent visit was no exception. I noticed a lot of pieces I liked there. Among them, the Sequin Stripe Tee size S in 'Delicate Blush.' It reminds me of J. Crew circa 2009/10. In case you have been missing the sequins, here they are again.

 Sequin Stripe Tee (more sequin tees here, here, here)

The Paisley Sweater size S in  'Brookside Blue' fits TTS and is all cotton. It is quite a substantial knit and loks lovely up close.

Paisley Sweater (similar here, here, here)

Another fun sweater is the Sequin Stripe Sweater in 'Whisper White' and size S. It's a mix of wool, viscose and nylon and feels festive. It is smaller and more fitted than the one above.

Sequin Stripe Sweater (similar here, here, here)

A sweatshirt that is really a sweater, the Stitchblock Sweatshirt, also size S and 'Intense Burgundy.' The chevron stitching on the front is beautiful and the yarn is a cotton, viscose and silk mix.

Stitchblock Sweatshirt (similar here, here, here)

Lastly for now, my favourite item, the Floral Jacquard Tee size S and'Deep Hearth Grey.' It's 100% cotton and has a beautiful sheen. It fits TTS to small, in my opinion. Too bad it doesn't come in other colours as well.

Floral Jacquard Tee (similar here, here, here)

What else I'm liking at the Loft right now:
 What about you? Anything you like? Please share! Currently, the Loft is offering 40% off everything. Maybe it's time to get those Custom Stretch Trouser Leg Pants in Zoe Fit I have been eyeing for a while.

Have a safe Wednesday out there!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

J. Crew - November (IV)

It happened that I was downtown this weekend, so I made a stop at J. Crew again to check out a few things. I hadn't noticed the Wool Side-Zip Cable Sweater before. I tried on size S, but this is massive. It is supposed to fit large, but this is a bit too much sweater for me, so I would size down. The cables are knit at an angle. At first I thought the sweater was fitting twisted on me. The pants are the Tailored Wool Pant (size 2 and 'electric red' colour. I think these pants fit large, in my opinion. They are a little bit short, for my liking, but they felt extremely comfortable and soft.

Wool Side-Zip Cable Sweater (similar here, here, here)
Tailored Wool Pant (similar here, here, here)

More red, this time a 'bright cerise' in this Drapey Tuxedo Top, size 4, my most common top size at JC. The colour and cut of this top are beautiful. I could have sworn the fabric was silk, and then I noticed the label said poly. The colour is similar to my Cajun Shrimp Opi toenail polish.

Tailored Wool Pant

More 'electric red' in the Dolman Sweater With Rib Trim, size XS. This is one size smaller than my usual sweater size, but it still fits large. I love the softness of the wool/nylon/viscose mix.

Tailored Wool Pant

Lastly, the Seamed Panel Tee in 'misty orchid' and size S. I also liked the 'pearl oyster' as well as the 'navy.' The one I tried on was a bit sheer so I would recommend a nude bra underneath.

What's on my Christmas wishlist from J. Crew:
What's on yours? Code SHOPNOW will get you 30% off select regular priced merchandise or an additional 30% off sale item. Our stores are offering an additional 40% off sale items, so I was able to score the Asymmetrical Zip Pencil SKirt in Houndstooth this weekend. I had received a JC Rewards card in the mail last week, so it came out really cheap.

Hope you all had a great weekend, and have a safe Monday out there!