It's J. Crew week over here in SPG-land. If you saw my last post, you'll know that the J. Crew in store sale was SO good, I actually went twice. How's that for drinking the Crew-lade? This is part 2 of my fitting room reviews. In store pricing noted below.
Scoopneck Blouse in Anchors Aweigh, Sz 0, $64.99 (buy here)
I loved ye from afar and I love ye still. This dang shirt has been on my mind ever since I saw it pop into new arrivals. The fit was TTS (for J. Crew) with a slim fit in the arms and shoulders with a blouse-y torso. The only odd thing for me was the sleeve length. Too long to be 3/4 and too short to be a typical long-sleeved blouse. It hit a little above my wrist bone. The small, white anchor print buttons on the shoulders were a nice detail. Despite my sweeping declaration of love for it, this particular blouse had a fraying tear on the shoulder so I did not act on my impulse to buy it.
Verdict: I was undecided because the cheapie in me didn't want to spend $65 on a blouse with a trendy print, but I'm going to track it down now that the stores have an additional 30% off.
See also on Gigi. Her post also has links to other IRL pics.
Dizzy Anchors Mini, Sz 0 (do not see online yet)
Not on sale, but I just couldn't resist the anchor print. I've been loving the dizzy anchors print online but it seemed a bit too much when I put it on. Such a shame! Wish the print was just a wee bit smaller.
Verdict: No, print overwhelms
Stripe Button-front Dress, XS and XXS, $34.99 (buy here)
I have a thing for stripes. As in, I pretty much feel like buying every striped item I ever come across - especially in the blue / white / cream combination. The XS is overall loose with a mid-knee hem. The XXS has a better fit in the chest but is still a little loose at the waist. Though the hem length is much more suited for my 5'2" build. I can't say that either is exactly flattering as I pretty much look like a striped rectangle in this dress, but I *think* I can save this dress with a belt.
Verdict: Bought, but second-guessing myself. The material is a nice, thicker type of knit and the cut of the dress masks my belly, but should I really buy an unflattering dress? I'm going to try this with some belts at home and see how I feel afterwards.
Stripe Crystal Stretch Bracelet, Ivory, $19.99 (buy here)
As I was checking out, a sales associate took a handful of these bracelets to mark down behind the counter. Curious, I asked to see them and became enamored of the sparkle. Currently selling online for the regular price of $39.50.
Verdict: Total. Impulse. Buy. I'm so weak.
In my limited J. Crew experience, I've typically found better deals online from their frequent sale codes. I'm rather surprised that the in-store deals were so much better this time around. What has been your experience - better deals in store or online?