Friday, August 21, 2015

J. Crew New Arrivals

J. Crew's new arrivals rollout dropped in stores this week and I'm actually loving what is available. I've found J. Crew to be hit or miss the past few years. I'll still buy staples like this cashmere sweater when it's on a good sale, but other than that, they've become very lackluster. 

However, I actually think their first fall rollout is pretty darn good!  A lot of staple pieces mixed in with some very wearable, but unique pieces! I also feel like the (full) price points aren't as ridiculous as they can sometimes get. 

I also usually dislike the way J. Crew styles their pieces in the catalog and online. They're often sloppy and don't work for actually wearing the pieces in 'real' day-to-day life. However, to me, the above outfit is pure perfection. 

It combines uber classic staples: the twin set (cardigan and shell) and then updates and 'youthifies' (totally just made that word up) the look with a pleated leather skirt. I also love that they have updated the cardigan and shell with gold buttons. I think it gives a luxe look and adds some interest to a simple, classic. 

I ordered the entire outfit, which is something I normally never do. It came out to be well under $250 (with promo code), which I find to be a good deal. Especially because I plan to pair the pleated skirt with a silk tank and pumps for a cute 'going out' look and then I will also get a ton of wear out of the cardigan and shell literally works with anything. Throw on some pearls for the office or a chunky gold necklace and boyfriend jeans for a polished weekend look!

Scroll through to see my favorite new arrivals. Are you loving J. Crew this season? Have a fabulous day! 


Portuguese Prepster said...

Totally agree! I am pleasantly surprised with their fall selection and can't wait to do some honeymoon shopping from it!

Anonymous said...

What promo code did you use? The one online isn't working with that outfit! :(

Allie Harris said...

I used to work at J. Crew and the only way I would buy things was with my employee discount! I do agree that they've stepped up a bit recently!

Victoria Strader said...

I'm a semi-new follower to your blog and just love your personal style.. I feel like I relate to it in a lot of ways so I know I can count on you for a good recommendation. :) I feel the exact same way about this new line of J.Crew.. for sure this spring and summer everything they've had has not been true to their original aesthetic and I've been over it. But the second I got that catalog I was ordering the beautiful cape and am counting the days till it's arrival on my doorstep. Too bad it won't be cool enough in Texas to wear it until November!

Erin Fairchild said...

That leather skirt is beyond adorable!!

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