New spring arrivals rolled in at J.Crew this week, both online and in stores. They are offering free shipping, no minimum, with code FREESHIP, which is always nice. Here are some of my favorites:
What I'd wear in real life:
Chambray Dress -- I have last year's version, the Workwear Dress, and it's an easy staple to grab and accessorize. I like the wash on this one.
Nolita Jacket in White -- I love my denim jacket, and it would be nice to have a white version for spring/summer.
Liberty Floral in Tresco Print -- I love this crazy print. It just makes me smile. I can't pull off that kind of print in a shirt or pants, but love it on the Girls' Liberty Tote Bag, the pre-order Invitation Clutch, and silk scarf (which is priced ridiculously).
Biella Tassel Loafers -- Such classic preppiness with the navy/pink! I know those who have the Biellas love them.
Scalloped Ballet Flats -- Fun and different.
Pixilated Houndstooth Skirt -- I think this is a really fun skirt, in a classic silhouette and nice length. I wish it wasn't a poly/acrylic blend. I will admire it frrom afar.
Schoolboy Blazer in Chambray -- A more refined option to the denim jacket.
If I was going on vacation:
Sun Shirt -- As one who burns no matter what, I'm always having to put on cover-ups. Love the sun shirt, especially one that's flattering and not frumpy.
Rash Guard in stripe and Liberty floral -- Oh look at this Liberty print one, so cute (so insanely expensive!!) Can I ask a dumb question though, for those ocean-faring women out there, how does one wear a rash guard? Over a bikini top? Doesn't that look all bumpy?
Summer Straw Hat in stripe -- Obviously my skin hates sun, so a big hat is always necessary when laying about outside. (Wait, when do I do this?) I have a straw hat from JC from probably seven years ago that is still going strong. It's been packed up, smushed, and doused with margaritas and is still all good. Love this stripe version though.
5" Chino Short in chili red -- Many have clamored for a true classic red short from JC for ages, and finally they've delivered. I also love the soft mint.
If I worked in an office:
Pleated Dress in Super 120s -- I think the Super 120s are very sharp for workwear, and think this dress with the bit of pleating in that soft peach is so pretty. I actually think this could be worn out of the workplace as well. The navy and bright blue are also great in this fabric and silhouette. That pleat might not work on everyone though.
Etta Canvas Stripe Pumps -- So cute for spring and summer.
If money were no object:
Mougin and Piquard™ for J.Crew Minuit watch in navy -- A new partnership for JC, with respected Mougin and Piquard. I would love a navy watch, but I'm set in the watch department. This is very classic though.
Collection Modern Toggle Coat -- Let's pretend the price isn't astronomical, and just look at the preppy, pretty red. I've just done a massive coat clear-out to consignment/ebay, so we will just be window shopping this one.
For my imaginary jetsetter life filled with cocktail hours and tea parties:
Gilded Brocade Top & Cafe Capri in Gilded Brocade -- These are so very pretty. If only I had an event for which to wear them.
Collection Floral Hummingbird Dress -- So lovely for a spring or summer wedding in silk/cotton.
Collection Tuxedo Pencil Skirt -- Perfect in pink, substantial wool-silk twill, and apparently, lined in silk (can it be?).
What are your favorites from this rollout? I have a Rewards card to use, but I might hold on to it for a while, as the only item I really want/could use are those red shorts. And as it's 18 degrees out right now, I'm not too desperate for them yet. :)