J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer in Wool Flannel, Maraschino Cherry, Sz 0, (buy here)
H&M Red Blazer, Sz 6
I wound up replacing the plain brown button on the H&M blazer with a gold one (looks so much better IMO) and have worn it quite a few times. I think there's room in my wardrobe for both of these to coexist. J. Crew for work, cooler temps, and more formal occasions while H&M's brighter color and lighter fabric (a stretchy knit) can be reserved for casual, warm weather days.
Crystal Stripe Link Bracelet, $14.99 (no longer see online)
I initially thought the links were made of resin but they are actually quite heavy so I think it might be a coated metal. True to J. Crew's great packaging, the crystal portions come wrapped in protective plastic. My favorite part is the life preserver clasp - too cute!
Coral Bits Necklace, Black, $12.99 (buy here)
This is so much prettier in person than online. I was pleasantly surprised to see the dainty little pearls - something I couldn't really make out from the photo. Plus, what a great price!
I also hit up J. Crew Factory over the weekend but was disappointed that the amazing sale they had online (see post here for reviews) was not in-store. The Sanur dress that was marked down to $17 (after using the 30% code) was still full price in-store.
Striped Sweater, XS, $21, (do not see online)
Bronze Bib Necklace, $18, (do not see online)
This sweater looked massive on the hanger but I needed a top to try on with my bottoms. I actually really like it! It's a roomy sweater for sure but I like the relaxed fit in the torso, and of course, the stripes. I didn't wind up purchasing because I have so many similar items in my closet but I'm second-guessing myself now.
I did buy the necklace. I loved the little geometric "plates" and the rhinestone details (which you can't see in this photo).
Factory Poplin Skirt, Sz 0, $59.50 (solid color online - buy here)
This skirt runs a little big. I had a small waist gap with the 0 when those usually fit well or a bit snug. The polka dot print is darling and I prefer this cut to the Big Shot Dot Circle Skirt (tried here) but I didn't love it enough to buy.
Factory Ruffle Collar Top, Sz 0, $59.50 (solid colors online - buy here)
Though this shirt is lined, it was still a little sheer so nude undergarments are a must. The top fit quite well in the shoulders and chest. The straight lines give it a blouse-y effect in the waist. I'm sure this would look great tucked in. All in all, a very pretty top but I'll wait to see if it goes on sale or maybe make my own.
I know I've been chugging the Crewlade like crazy lately, have you?