On Friday I headed out to J Crew to take a look at the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in double-serge cotton in the Citron color (what looks to be a nice lemony-yellow in the product picture online). When I arrived at the store I found that the cute lemony-yellow skirt in the picture is actually really cute...but in a neonish-green sorta way. IT'S NOT YELLOW AT ALL! Shame on J Crew for that misleading picture. Even though the skirt wasn't exactly the color I was looking for, I still really liked it (just not for the wedding). Besides trying on the skirt, I grabbed a whole handful of things to try out. Here's a few reviews:
No. @ Pencil Skirt in double-serge cotton (Citron color)-$98
This skirt, as mentioned above, has a lime greenish tone to it. You can't really tell that from the picture but it does. Trust me. It's really cute! It runs a little big...I tried on the 2 and it was way too big, so if I get it I would get a 0 (that's what I'm wearing here). The material is fabulous--great feel and very durable. I'm a fan!
Nickleby Bib Top (Dark Slade Color)-$79.50 (it was marked down to $39.99 in-store)
I tried both the 0 and the 2 in this top. While I liked the fit of the 0, I found the 2 to be a better match for me as it had a little more length (I'm wearing the 2 here). That being said, the 2 was a bit more blousey. I like the ruffle at the bottom and think the color is really pretty. I used this top to try on both the pencil skirts I brought in with me and with the No. 2 skirt it was fine (because it's thicker and you couldn't see the outline of the ruffles underneath) but with the Aurora Tweed pencil skirt you could see the outline of the ruffles because it wasn't a very thick skirt. I was tempted to bring this top home with me at the sale price, but just wasn't sold on the fit. If there's another drop in price I may reconsider.
Aurora Tweed Pencil Skirt (Smoldering Brick Color)-$118
The colors of this skirt are AMAZING! I really think it's a beautiful skirt, and I don't usually swoon over anything orange. The fit on this was pretty TTS...I tried a 0 and it fit but hugged a little too tight around my bum for my liking. The size 2 (which is what I'm wearing here) was a much better fit (even a little generous). The material of the skirt doesn't feel heavy at all which is perfect for spring. Being a tweed I am surprised! I will definitely be keeping this skirt on my radar and hope to score it if it's still around when/if it hits sale.
Bevin Blouse (White Ash color)-$88 (it was marked down to $49.99 in-store)
So this was the big surprise of the day...I had ALMOST included it on my wish list for February and then decided against it. When I saw it in the store I figured I'd give it a try. I tried on the 0 and the 2 and the 0 was plenty big. It is sooo cute! I love the cute scallops on the bottom and the fit...a bit blousey but fitted at the sleeves so it has a bit of a puff to them. I was VERY tempted to take this one home with me but am gonna hold out and see if it drops in price again. It' about sold out online I noticed so it may be hard to find. We'll see.
Scallop Lace Shell (Weathered Sage color)-$48
I tried this on with the cardigan I wore into the store because I forgot to grab another one. This tank was just ok for me...nothing too special. I like the contrast of colors in it, but I think the sage color is kind of drab. Unless it hits sale for an amazing price this is a pass.
And here's what I wore yesterday:
-Tank (blush color)-J Crew
-Neapolitan cardigan-J Crew
-Always Skinny Jeans-Gap
-Necklace-J Crew Outlet
-Kenneth Cole Earrings-Macy's
Gotta show some J Crew love when you visit J Crew, right?! =)
I just got home from "date night" with my husband and some friends. Us ladies went to Anthropologie for a bit where I was able to try on that mystery dress (yellow on top and yellow/silvery-grey and black floral print on bottom) everyone is buzzing about in Anthro blog land. I was hoping it would work for my wedding guest dress for next month since it has the exact color combination I'm looking for, and guess what....it worked!!! It's GORGEOUS and I am so excited to have gotten it! I'll have pictures of it, as well as dressing room reviews of some other items on my next post. I'm just so over the moon excited to have finally found a dress for this wedding, and for settling on a dress that is so versatile! Endless possibilities, I tell ya. I see myself wearing this one year round. I hear this dress is flying off the racks all over...even my store only had about 4-5 left. It's pretty darn cute so if you're interested you may want to grab one up while you can!
It's late so I am headed for bed...hope you all had a great night!!