Wednesday, February 22, 2012

J.Crew Critter Jewelry: Frog or Giraffe?

I typically don't fall for the out-there jewelry with the animal themes, but I'm really loving the ones offered right now... unfortunately because they are so freakin' pricey...  

Anyway, I've got to decide which one of the necklaces to keep from this collection.... or possibly a bracelet... let me know what you think!  The weight and the colors on all items are so nice ... err, this is going to be tough for me so I'm looking for some good input!

I didn't expect to like this as much as I do...

Or I could do the matching bracelet - but not both... 

I kind of love the contrasting black and ivory with the brown resin ... might be about to wear this with more?

Let me know what you think!  Have you purchased any 'critter' jewelry this season?  Which is your favorite and why?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

J.Crew 2012 Brand New Spring Arrivals - Quick

Very quick, took some lazy pics of a couple items I bought today from the new arrivals.

Pink/White stripe sweater.  Also came in camel/white stripe.  I'm wearing an XS here.  Very much softer than I expected. The arms are a little tight and the length is a bit short to the point where I feel like it will be too short after washing.  I suck at iPhone pics, therefore you can't see the fact that it's a v-neck - but not really the flattering kind... it's higher cut.  I love the idea of this sweater and might go for it in a Small on sale, but for now it goes back.

Green sweatshirt top .... this pic doesn't do the color justice... it's gorgeous!  I really do not need another thin sweatshirt-type-casual cotton top, but I had to grab this one.  Nothing really special about the fit or feel of the fabric, but the color is great!  I'm wearing an XS here.

I have a TON of things to review, including Factory finds and more Spring arrivals, so check back soon!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

J.Crew *PINK* Schoolboy Blazer

Anyone who has been reading this blog for any amount of time may have noticed that along with my affinity for J.Crew, I also tend to swing toward the 'pink' items quite hot and heavy!

This pink Schoolboy is no joke!  It went straight to the top of my wishlist when it first popped online, which came on the heels of me deciding that my caramel, decadent red and plaid wool Schoolboy purchases this year were my faves!  So, basically, a no-brainer!

I did what Gigi (check out her wonderful blog{here}) refers to as the "Forever 21 test".  The way I like to perform this test is two-fold.  First, I swing by our local {gigantic} F21 and search the store for an item look-alike.  Typically they don't show up until like 6-12 months after a designer comes out with it (same goes for Target look-alikes) so if I just discovered the item at J.Crew, usually there isn't a look-alike at F21 ... yet. 
The second part of the test, for me, comes when I actually try on/receive the item.  If it could honestly pass for something found at F21, it should go back.  

The J.Crew Schoolboy passed the F21 test on moth accounts, so moving on...

I am wearing a size 0 here - it does button, but it's a little tight across the shoulders, so I am going to order a size 2 to compare.

I have a size 2 in most of my blazers, but I figured I wouldn't wear this one buttoned very often... but it might restrict movement a little to much in the 0 to where I'm worried about ripping the back/shoulders .... then again, the 2 might be the same way, so again, I'll wait to compare the two before deciding which size to keep!

Can you tell I love to pair it with green?!

This looks like Spring just threw up all over me ... but I kind of love it! 

The thing that separates this blazer from others/ cheapers  I've seen in the back vent and the silky arm lining with tiny pinstripe print that allows for easier sliding on/off.  Definitely a keeper, even at .... full price.  BUT, I will keep my fingers crossed for an across-the-board promo here soon where I can get at least 20% off! 

I'll be reviewing all the other items seen in the pictures in my next post!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jason Wu For Target - In Pictures

I always have to check out the collaborations Target does with designers!  Typically I keep only a piece of two - I brought several home to try....  There were a few "cat" pieces (scarf, tee shirt, etc...) but I really do not like cats (aka: give me the creeps) therefore I was certainly not interested in a white t-shirt with a big black cat on it!

All pieces I am modeling are size Small, the skirt is a 4.

If I was working in an office I would keep this blouse - it's nice, but needs a cami underneath.

The skirt was very static-y and I do not like the way it poofs out at the waistband all around.  I was super-sucking-in here and it still sticks out!  If between sizes, I would size up 1 size from your typical J.Crew skirt size.

Closer-up of the top, you can see that it's see-thru, which is fine with a cami... or just a bra I guess, but being from the midwest I doubt I would be rocking that look!  lol

Favorite top.  Also came in a red and maybe a few other colors.  I like this a lot.  I have it tucked into a No.2 pencil skirt in black.  This is a keeper.

To show the length un-tucked....

Polka-dot bow blouse in navy with white dots.  A little too "ahoy sailor" for my taste in the navy.

I do like it a little more in the blush color - I might keep this one.  Shown here with No.2 Pencil Skirt in Wool in Neon Azalea.

From the back...

I said I wasn't going to get this, but it was cuter in person than in the ads.  The fit is good.  I'm long waisted and the belt hits in the right spot.

Not too frilly, puffy, etc... but do I feel like a hotel maid in this dress?!  I can't decide.  This is a maybe.

This is not Jason Wu, but I found this scarf on clearance - leopard with a black, red, and gold buckle print on the border.  It is a silky matieral and was only $5.

That's all for me and Target right now!  Did you purchase anything you loved from the Jason Wu Collection?