Ella Dress in Garden Floral, Sz 0, $69.99 (buy here)
Yeesh, sorry for the shaky camera hand. It looked fine when it was iPhone-sized. This is such a beautiful floral print and like my other J. Crew strapless dress (here), comes with anti-wardrobe malfunction bands inside the dress to help secure your assets. Fits nicely without squeezing any of that unsightly armpit fat up and is tummy-friendly.
Verdict: Undecided. I didn't wind up buying it (yet) because I feel like I already have too many strapless dresses (3) already. Despite the added security features, they still make me self-conscious that something is going to fall.
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton, green in Sz 2 and pink in Sz 0, $34.99 (buy here)
I could not believe my eyes when I saw that these skirts (currently selling online for $89.50) were now $34.99. My typical J. Crew size of 0 fits ok in the waist but too tight for my tastes in the hips / butt. Sizing up to a 2 made a world of difference. The material is a nice and sturdy cotton that helps smooth the tummy out. I don't know what it is about J. Crew, but they have some secret formula at doing this with their dresses and skirts. Makes moms like me VERY grateful!
Verdict: Buy. My first instinct was to grab one in every color, but I calmed myself down and chose what I thought would be the most versatile - succulent green.
Bennett Chino, Sz 4, $29.99 (buy here)
Sooo, the Bennett Chino is supposed to be the slimmer cousin of Waverly with the website describing it as "superskinny, straight leg." I would categorize it as slim, straight leg - like the love child of normal chinos and skinny jeans. It has a low-rise and fits my waist well. Thighs and knees are a tad looser than I prefer but I can easily slim this myself. The legs are very long for 5'2" me but since I've been in cuffed pants mode, it doesn't really matter.
Verdict: Buy, seems like a comfortable pant of good quality that I can DIY slim a little
Silk Square, Navy Red, $14.99 (buy here)
And this lovely thing is still selling for the full price of $55 online but is only $14.99 in stores. I've been looking for a red scarf but I'll settle for a scarf with red for this price.
If you haven't been to your local J. Crew yet, I highly recommend going. The in-store prices can't be beat. Check out J. Crew Aficionada and Gigi's posts for sale watch prices.
Update: Yikes, I went back to the store today and bought more stuff *slaps self in the head.* Will post part 2 later this week.