Popped into J.Crew yesterday, and had a chance to peruse the new pretties. Definitely some cute pieces! Loved the bright colors. Disappointed in some poly linings and too-short dresses. Still, overall, I really liked the vibe -- I was feeling that preppy with a twist I'd been missing for a while with the Crew.
First up, the lovely Raindrop Lace Top ($110) and City Mini in Linen ($79.50)
The top comes in my personal favorite, neon azalea, as well as navy and apricot mist (champagne). I snatched up the pink, along with the City Mini in Neon Azalea (from a recent rollout). Both pinks are a true bright pink, but don't look neon-y to me IRL. Looove the color. I love it just alone, but if it's too much for you, it would be a great pop of color under a cardi or blazer. I grabbed a size 2 (what I've been wearing in all of their pullover tops/blouses, e.g. Talitha), and that was the right fit, so it's TT(your JC)S. The lace is very pretty, not exceedingly delicate, and goes all around the top (not just the front). I love the bottom eyelash lace detail. No zip, just pullover. I didn't have issues pulling it on, like I sometimes do with their tops. The shell is 70% cotton and 30% nylon, and is lined in polyester, which is so annoying, especially at this price. I still love it, content issues aside.
The city mini looks like the wool one, as far as shape. I pulled a 6 in the skirt, in order to get a little bit more length and the ability to pull it down a bit when needed. That was the right call as well. I actually like the two pinks together for a night out (my trip to Vegas?) -- nobody will miss you, that's for sure. You can also see a peek at the striped ballet flats -- super cute.
The khaki color didn't work very well with my fair skin, but it's lovely, and a more subtle color. I didn't see navy at my store, but you probably wouldn't see the lace detail quite as much (unless it's over a contrasting colored skirt/pants)
I also loved the new No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Ultra Eyelet in chili.
It definitely reads red to me, not orange, just in case you're wondering. I've been hoping for a red pencil for a while. Runs TTS. I can't justify another pencil skirt at FP, so if it makes it to sale, maybe I'll consider. Whoops, I accidentally deleted two of my better pictures.
What do you think of these two pieces? I have more reviews coming tomorrow!