Here are a few more of the photos I took last week. This lovely Collection Cashmere Bateau Sweater in Stripe (size S, 'cabernet fuchsia') caught my attention immediately. I would have preferred longer sleeves on it, but loved it nevertheless. I couldn't tell how close the colour is to the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool in 'crimson maple' I have on its way because they didn't have that skirt in the store. I suspect the skirt has more warm undertones than this sweater.
Next I tried on the Collection Scoopneck Top in Silk Scarf Foulard. This is size 2, or my regular size in tops at JC. I loved the fabric and the pattern on the edges, but this top is shapeless on me. It might look better on with a skirt, but I didn't have time to test that.
I would love to be able to try the jacket in the same print on though. I think it's quite unique and can be dressed up or down easily.
I see this print seems to be popular among other lines as well, such as this dress or this jacket from the Limited.
Next was the Collection No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Floral Brocade size 2. This skirt sold out in sizes 2 & 4 from the Vancouver store within 2 days of its debut, so I couldn't try one on. It's a beautiful print, so that may have something to do with it. It also says 'fall' more than the Collection Pencil Skirt in Abstract Floral I reviewed here before.
The top is the one I had hopes for. It's the Paisley Applique Top size S and 'ivory.' The shape was better than the foulard top above, but the fabric felt cheap to me. It's a tencel/cotton mix. Read more about Tencel and other cellulose fibres here.
A few more photos remain for a future post. I will also have to post photos of the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool in 'crimson maple' when it arrives. This would be the first skirt on double-serge wool I got form J. Crew, if you can believe it. Our winters are not that harsh, so I didn't think I needed one, but I figured one skirt will be a good addition to the closet. I ordered the 'Tall' size since I wanted a longer skirt. It might come in handy if I have to travel for work this winter. Next on my list is a pair of black leather boots with low heel or wedge. My suede winter booties and long boots won't cut it.
As always, thank you for stopping by and have a great Tuesday, everyone!