The promo is still going strong at J.Crew, and I noticed some new markdowns this morning, including the Cafe Capri in Pinwheel Eyelet as well as the skirt, the Schoolboy Blazer in linen (love mint!), and the Collection Pink Paisley Top (so sad I missed my size, this was on my wishlist to try).
I have a couple more reviews from J.Crew today, one new and one from the sale section.
The Gilded Brocade Top was recently marked down to $99 during the extra 30% off promo, and since it wasn't final sale, I decided to give it a whirl. I had a couple events in mind for it, and wanted to test out sizing. I ordered a 4 and a 2. I've been wearing a 4 in perfect shirts, and usually wear a 2 in their silk tops. The 2 was the better fit for sure. It was easy on and off with the side zipper, which I appreciated, and the neckline wasn't so tight that all my makeup would come off with it going over my head. The gold was a bit brighter than I imagined it would be, so that's one thing that I'm not sure about, though it really is very pretty. I love the style overall, and think the sale + promo price was a good deal.
The Collection Featherweight Cashmere Tippi in Candy Stripe has been in the store for a week or so, and is now online. I was smitten by the cheery candy colors. That said, it also totally reminded me of a tee I had as a girl (someone on JCA mentioned Rainbow Brite and that sounds about right, lol). I'm not sure why they gave it the Tippi name because it has a thinner trim at the neckline, with a little button keyhole at the back neck. I haven't had great luck in the past with featherweight cashmere, except for one sweater several years ago, but I've been pleased with this past year's cashmere. It didn't feel cheap, and is super soft. I tried on an XS and a S and the S was the winner (arms were too tight and length was too short in the XS). Love it with my azalea Lexington blazer, but it will pair nicely with all the candy-colored blazers of late from JC.
What do you think of these two items? Have you been buying anything this sale?
Have a lovely day!