Wednesday, April 16, 2014

J. Crew Factory New Arrivals Picks

The J. Crew Factory website was updated with new arrivals earlier, and since this weekend I will take a trip down South and visit the brick & mortar store, I thought I'd post my picks. It's been a while since my last trip, so I am looking forward to see some items in person.

First off, the Factory Lightweight Long Printed Scarf in the 'ivory multi', which is the shoe print from the regular store last year. Last year this scarf sold quickly on the website, but I was lucky to find a couple (for me and a friend) in a San Francisco store. I wear it a lot and always get comments about the shoe print.

Factory lightweight long printed scarf

There is also a Factory Printed Phone Case for iPhone 5 in the same print.

Factory printed phone case for iPhone 5

Next, the Factory Canvas Espadrille Wedges. They come in 'flax' and navy,' and they seem identical to the ones I got from the regular store a couple of summers ago. I wore mine a lot and they still look good enough for the upcoming summer.

Factory canvas espadrille wedges

Factory Ripstop Utility Jacket in 'camp green' is all cotton and is  great buy with the current promo.

 Factory ripstop utility jacket

Factory Pencil Skirt in Neon-Tipped Seersucker looks identical to the retail version, although I am certain it is shorter, which is usually the case with the Factory skirts. This one is also lined, which is a nice bonus.

Factory pencil skirt in neon-tipped seersucker

I am almost certain the Factory Printed Strapless Knit Dress in the 'regal blue' motif will sell out. :)

Factory printed strapless knit dress

What else I'm liking at the Factory store:

How about you? Have you checked the Factory new arrivals? What's on your wishlist? Please share.

Hope you are having a good week so far, and have a great day tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LOFT - April (II)

A trip to the North Shore usually means a stop at the new and only LOFT store in town. Years ago a lot of my work pants came from LOFT, but slowly my wardrobe shifted more toward skirts. Now it seems the LOFT has a lot of tops I like.

I noticed quite a few new things, among them the pretty Scallop Neck Cotton Sweater.size M and 'barely blush.' The website photo looks more of a peach colour, but I think the one I posted is more true to the real life one. Normally I am size S in sweaters at most retailers, but I sized up in this one. I love the colour and the pattern of this sweater a lot. A cami or nude undergarments are a good idea. The skirt is the Seamed Flounced Skirt size 4. It's very comfortable although very short on me.

Next is the Stretch Lace Tee size S. The colour I have on is not on the website unfortunately. It's an ivory in real life.

Lou & Grey Spacedye Sweatshirt size S and 'dark blue marled.' Fits TTS and is one of my favourite space-dye colour combos.

Lace Front Sweatshirt size XS and 'whisper white' is beautiful in real life and the cotton makes it nice and soft. I sized down one size in this top for a better fit.

Lastly, a jacket I cannot find on the site, but I just noticed it in the header of their Facebook page. I noticed it last week with the new arrivals. It is item #333175 ($118). I am wearing size S and it's a great jacket for spring, in my opinion.

 (Similar here, here)

There were quite a few more I liked, but I will stop here. I will try to show them in a future post. Here are a few in the widget below:
Currently, the LOFT is offering 40% off everything with code 4PEEPS, but 'Lou & Grey' items are excluded.

As always, thanks for dropping by here, and have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

J. Crew - April (II)

This weekend I popped into the local J. Crew stores to see some of the new arrivals. There weren't a whole lot yet, as some more are coming in a couple of weeks, I was told. The sale section, however, was well stocked and discounted an additional 40%.

One of my favourites from the new rollout was the Bohemian Rose Bracelet, and here it is in real life. I liked the mix of pink shades with colourless glass for a bit of sparkle.

 Bohemian Rose Bracelet (more rose bracelets here, here, here, here)

If that's not enough bracelet for you, I have the Cast Wildflower Bracelet below (item A8721). Sorry about the photo quality. The bracelet is not online yet, but you can see it in the store. There is also a Cast Wildflower Necklace. Dummy me forgot to ask the price of either piece.

Cast Wildflower Bracelet (item A8721)

Also new is the Metallic V-Neck Sweater in 'shimmer pewter' and size S. This is my usual sweater size at JC. It's quite loose on me and it's also a bit see-through, but if you wear nude undergarments there is no need for a cami, in my opinion.

Also a favourite, the Linen Dolman Tee size S and 'navy border' from my previous visit. It's also large, so for a more fitted look, you can size down in this one. I liked the colours of this tee. The price tag is in Canadian dollars.


Lastly, the Cleo Perforated Mirror Metallic Loafers in 'metallic silver' and size 8. They fit TTS on my feet and are very comfortable. I think they are cute.

Until tomorrow at midnight, code FRESHSALE will get you an additional 30% off spring items or 50% off final sale items online at J. Crew. As I mentioned at the beginning, the local stores were offering 40% off the sale items. A good buy was the Fatigue Jacket (reviewed here), which is still full price online.

Hope you had a restful weekend and have a great start of the wee, everyone!

Friday, April 11, 2014

J. Crew New Arrivals Picks

A couple of days ago J. Crew also posted new arrivals, and as usual, I took some time to check them out.

I have been waiting for a nice pencil skirt, and I think the Side-slit Soft Pencil Skirt in orchid (colour of the year) is on my wishlist already.

Side-slit Soft Pencil Skirt

Linen V-Neck Sweater in Yarn Dye comes in six beautiful colours. 'Bright azure' is my favourite.

 Linen V-Neck Sweater in Yarn Dye

Sparkle Cardigan would go nicely with the skirt above.

Sparkle Cardigan  (similar here, here)

I have already seen the Linen Dolman Tee in the store and loved the colours. The charcoal version would also pair nicely with the skirt above.

Linen Dolman Tee

I am strangely attracted to the Metallic Canvas Baseball Cap. Should be great this summer at the beach.

Metallic Canvas Baseball Cap

Love the look of the Bohemian Rose Bracelet. In my favourite colour, this one is also on my wishlist.

Bohemian Rose Bracelet

How about you? What's on your wishlist at J. Crew? Please share! I hope t make it to J. Crew this weekend and try on some of the new arrivals. They were in stores on Monday already.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend, everyone! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Madewell New Arrivals Picks

The other day I noticed Madewell advertising over 50 new styles added on the website, so I went to check them out.

The Loren Sandal in 'warm sand' or 'vintage canvas' are great for a casual look. I would probably wear these on the weekends wih a denim skirt or capri pants.

Loren Sandal (similar here, here, here)

A cotton/linen jacket bomber style with a lace applique on the front - the Folkstitch Jacket. Comes in the red below called 'red tine' as well as in a 'dark night', which looks like a very dark purple on my screen.

Folkstitch Jacket

I'm not sure the Nomad Paisley Dress is brand new, but I don't recall seeing it last month. It's a cotton/silk mix and comes in 'twilight' pictured below, as well as a 'pebble stone' which is an off-white background.

Nomad Paisley Dress (similar here, here) 

Love the print on the Tulip Tree Scarf as well. It's all cotton.

Tulip Tree Scarf 

Polka Dot Sweatpants. Unexpected to see polka dots on sweatpants, but they look like fun.

Polka Dot Sweatpants (also available here or here)

Lots of tees available here. I like Madewell tees a lot. I have several and they have lasted very well.

That's about it. How about you? Anything got your attention? Please share!

Hope your week is ending on a good note, and have a happy Friday, everyone!