Bright and early on Saturday morning, I picked up Closet Crisis of One Too Many Closets and headed down South for the day. We had plans to go see J. Crew and maybe the outlet, but not much else. It was nice to take this trip with another JCA so I wouldn't have to justify myself why I need to spend an hour perusing the store and trying on clothes there. I had fun, and hopefully CC had too. I had already warned her the night before that there is no coffee or food allowed in the car, but that didn't seem to scare her off. :)
And here are just a few photos of some of the items I tried. First off, I got a kick (and so did CC and the SA), when I tried on the No. 2 Pencil Skirt In Royal Paisley size 2 paired with the Talitha Blouse in Royal Paisley size 0. This is exactly how the pencil skirt is pictured in the catalog (minus the shoes). On close inspection, the off-white background of the skirt is not identical to the one of the top, but I am not sure how many JCAs would wear these 2 items paired up anyway, so it is not really important. The top is not silk, though, so keep that in mind. It is 100% rayon. See this skirt on ABC here. There was also the Blouson Dress In Royal Paisley in the store, but since winter is looming, I didn't feel inspired enough to try it on. The shoes are the Mona Pumps in dusty clay I have tried before here. This time I chose size 8 1/2 to see how they fit, since my regular size is 8. The width was good, but the shoe was too long, as you can see from the second photo. So I know that sizing up in this pump would not work for me.
Next I tried the Overtime Necktie Top In Bird's Eye Tweed (try saying that fast a few times), size 2. This is a cute top made of wool. The knit is so smooth, though, I felt no itchiness at all. I should have gone with size 4 in this top, as 2 is too snug for me. But that's because I have a longer torso and bigger shoulders than most women. The top has a very well hidden zipper on the side, so getting in and out of it is relatively easy.
And lastly, at least for now, here's the Stadium-Cloth Boulevard Trench size 4 and saddle colour. This seems to be my usual coat size at J. Crew. The fabric is nice and thick, and would love this in a different colour and a bit longer, though. It hits me above the knee, and I am 5'6".
I blogged about the Double-Cloth Townhouse Trench here before, for anyone interested in more coats, and I have more JC stuff and the crewlet haul to show you. Also watch CC's blog for her try-ons later this week.
If I don't get to my next post by tomorrow, have a happy Hallowe'en, everyone!