Miracle! The laptop is working again! DH fiddled with it, installed a new keyboard, fiddled some more, and...it's working! Awesome. The pics today are still from the iphone (so not as great), but I should be up and running now.
I'd like to share some recent purchases from the last promo, in case you're considering any of them. There is a (supposedly?) cardholder-only promo email that has gone out, for 25% off and free shipping on a purchase. I did get mine, with a one-time use code. If you have a J.Crew card and didn't receive an email, check your spam, or call CS or a VPS to let them know. Reports are that they are honoring it both online/phone/in-store.
On to the first review, the Tippi Cardigan in colorblock, in the fuschia/burgundy colorway. It was already on promo, so it was nice to get the extra discount, especially before final sale. These colors work well with my fall color story, and I love the Tippi. J.Crew does merino well, and it seems I can still count on that quality. I took a small, and it has a little room, but still fits nicely, and will let me layer.
The colors are fabulous, perfect with the Rugby-strip Boatneck in Cabernet(above). It does not, however, match up to the crimson maple color in the No.2 Pencil Skirt , which has warmer undertones, closer to cinnamon. I had ordered that skirt to mix and match with these items and the knit blazer, but it didn't work out, as it's a different tone. I also tried it on with my Sloane Dress in spiced wine (below), but it was off. Would have been cute though!
Next are some stripe tees. What, I have too many stripes in my closet? Nevaahhhhhh!
The Perfect-fit Stripe Henley with Gold Buttons in navy jade is comfortable and cute. Nothing too earth-shattering, but wanted to give you an idea of where the neckline goes -- nothing too risque. Also, the jade color is definitely more of a minty green than emerald. I tried it on with the turquoise hacking jacket and I liked it together. I always get a medium in their perfect fit tees.
Finally, we have the Long-sleeve Multistripe Boatneck Tee in red currant/lilac. This is a tencil/poly blend, so it's soft and light -- feels really nice, but a thinner fabric. I ordered a small for this one, as it said slim fit and I didn't want skin-tight, but I know these types of tees at JC run bigger than those perfect shirt. It was the right call. I like the burgundy and lilac together.
Have you tried these items out?
If you are a JC cardholder, are you ordering now, or waiting until the next rollout?
I'm leaving tomorrow for my long weekend away, and likely won't have time for posting, though I'll try, and at least will read comments and other blogs! :) I'll definitely share a recap of the trip, with outfit pics and everything. :)