Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New JCrew Arrivals

My partner in crime, Ms. Mer, and I visited the downtown SF JCrew on Friday evening last week in order to celebrate the conclusion of a long and challenging project we had been working on (YAY!). And yes, this is how we celebrate--we started with champagne of course!

Honestly, none of the new arrivals moved me. Even with my red card, I didn't see anything worth bringing home except for a fun Fedora (more on that later) and another Boyfriend Tee (are these the best shirts ever?).

Here's a brief rundown of what I saw and thoughts. No pics because there was nothing I loved that wasn't covered:

Georgia Cardigan: Sadly Limp. Looked like it would hang and snag :(
Soft Tee Cardigan: Too thin for me, wouldn't hold shape enough.
Tuxedo-front Cami: Wasn't for me, I have so many like this and didn't love this one.
Classic Ruffle Cotton Tunic: Will go on sale. Thin fabric, could find something similar elsewhere.
Poplin Cargo Jacket: Another one that fits huge, and with the hood, I feel like it would be harder to wear as an "outfit" piece, more of a jacket but hard to wear. I prefer the boyfriend military jacket.
Harbor Capri: Intriguing but I don't love the flap pockets on the back or the cuffs. The 8 (which I wear in the cocktail capri) as a bit tight so I would need to try the 10.
Monterey skirt: Saw the bistro orange and it was so "distressed" it looked like a skirt I had as a kid that was up in the attic for years. I was very confused by this one.

Sorry to sound so negative, readers! Just as well to know what you do and don't like. One thing I did like was the new color of the Bow Skirt, Bronzed Twig (I think). The other colors of the skirt are very bright, and with the bow they are just a bit too whimsical for me. The more muted color with the bow is a bit better balance, I think. What do you think?

I didn't buy this, but I like seeing this color in person, I may look into the double serge pencil skirt in the same color.

What do you think of the new arrivals? Any favorites? Comments? What do you think of Bronzed Twig?


  1. I have the Charmeuse Pencil Skirt in Brozed Twig and am in love with the color! I saw the Bow Skirt in the same color and wasn't as impressed.. I think it is the silk that brings out the color, in my opinion.

    I like printed pencil skirts. They hide everything I don't like and add such a pop to my boring tops!

  2. I apprecite your honest comments. I don't have a store nearby and it is nice to hear your take negative or positive. Thanks again for the post. I never got a garland cami and that is the only thing I want. I haven't bought anything the entire months of March or April. Been on a JCrew shopping ban and I have been successful. Two more days...but I think the garland will go on sale and I don't know what size to get a 6 or an 8...

  3. The skirt looks great on you! I think online they have it without the bow. xo Cari http://isnotfashion.blogspot.com/


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