Happy Monday to you! This is a follow-up to my earlier J.Crew SUMMER/CARDSONLY promo post (read it here). It looks like J.Crew has extended the SUMMER (25% off)/CARDSONLY (30% off with your J.Crew card) promotional event until tonight at 11:59 pm. I received the goods over the weekend and here is my review after trying everything on.
I love both the candy stripe shirt and the navy sailor chinos. However, both items run large, sizing-wise. I ordered a size 0 and size 00 for the pants, and the size 00 fits perfectly while the size 0 was huge. I’m wearing the size 00 in the picture above. I really like the masculine vibe of the chinos. It’s very vintage Katherine Hepburn. Also, there are anchors engraved on the front buttons of the pants–what a cute little detail. For me, the best feature of the pants is that lace-up detail in the back. It’s totally functional where you can tighten or loosen the fit at the waist. It’s such a subdued sexy touch–love it!
I’m wearing a size 0 in the candy stripe popover top. It’s very wide in the torso, so size 0 is too large. I went to the J.Crew store yesterday and exchanged it for a size 00, which fits so much better.
It’s the candy stripe popover again in size 0 (I exchanged it for a size 00, which you can see in the following photo). I’m also wearing the sailor chinos but in white and in a size 00. I did not like the pants in white as much as the navy. The white wasn’t as flattering and it was a little too sheer for my liking (you can see the front pockets). I returned the white sailor chino pants. Fortunately, I have the sailor chino shorts in white (see them here), so I’m set for the summer.
Okay, this is the candy stripe popover shirt in size 00! It’s a perfect slouchy fit without the extra volume (I couldn’t do a successful half-tuck with the size 0, way too much fabric). It’s such a happy print, it’s smile-inducing.
While at the store for my online purchase returns, I saw this dress. It runs true to size, especially at the top. I tried on the XXS, but it was tight across the chest and around the shoulders when lifting your arms. So, I bought the XS. It has pockets (yay!) and it’s an easy silhouette to wear for those hot and sticky summer days.
I love the new striped belt. It could be a super preppy accessory, but it doesn’t have to be. The collegiate color scheme is pretty cool, I like that it’s not pastels. It looks like I borrowed it from my husband.
By the way, I also loved the two bandanas (gingham and vintage plaid) that I ordered, but sadly they are sold out already.
I found the navy sweater in the clearance racks at the J.Crew store. It was marked 50% off the lowest ticketed price, so I snagged it for $34.99. I also ordered the soft periwinkle color through the store since the price was so good. It seems it’s sold out online, but I’d check your local J.Crew store to see if they could order the sweater for you. It runs large, I bought the XXS. As you can see from the dressing room pic, it’s cropped. I plan to wear it with my high-waisted shorts, jeans, etc.
I hope you found my reviews helpful.
Have you bought anything from the J.Crew sale?
Have a great week! xx