Jacket: J. Crew Downtown Field Jacket
Tee: Old Navy
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Miss Me Mooz
Bracelet: unknown vintage
Other items I tried on at J. Crew:
I was very close to buying the Boy Shirt in Dots, but the price just wasn't good enough for me. I don't own ANY polka dots and I thought this was a cute shirt that I could wear both casually and to work. I hope I can get it on further sale.
I immediately spotted this Origami Sheath dress in navy, and the material was exactly what I am looking for in a navy suit. This is me wearing the 00... its way too big. Below is me holding back some of the material, I think the skirt looks better with my makeshift tailoring. If I can find this in 00P I'll definitely try it, but at $198 full price it's way too expensive right now.
This Daisy Lace Skirt was the only other thing that I really liked. It had a pretty good fit, but could be tighter in the waist. If they had this in petite sizing it would be perfect. It's a bit too short for work and a bit too long for what I wear casually so it didn't come home with me. Oh and it was too expensive at $98. Are you sensing a trend with my J. Crew items, lol?
LOFT was having a 40% off everything sale, so I decided to look around. However, this Piped Tweed Jacket was the only thing that stood out to me. I really liked the fit, but I already have too many shrunken blazers. Also, even with the 40% off I thought it was too expensive for what it felt like. It is a very thin material. It has texture but is not a typical tweed material. This was also $98 full price.
I then went to Banana Republic. They were having 40% off all full-priced items (excluding the Mad Men collection), and an extra 30% off sale items. I found a bunch of cute things to try but there were problems with everything.
The Carrie Printed Sheath Dress (left) is still full-price online but was marked down to $94 in store + 30% off. The pattern is cute, and the material is like a thicker jacquard. The hips in the dress were too wide/loose on me but the top fit well. However, the arm holes kind of go inward?? I can't explain this well - but basically if you wear a normal bra your straps will probably show because of how the top of the dress is cut.
The Belted Ponte Sheath (right) is made out of a jersey type material and showed the outline of my bra too much. Also the yellow color made me look sickly. I don't remember the in-store price but online it is marked to $64-$89 depending on the color.
The Black Lightweight Wool Pleat-Neck Dress (left) was the most promising of the bunch. It was marked to $109 in-store. It fit me really well at the top and the hips, and it was the kind of material that would work really well as a dress for work but also as a LBD for a dressier date night or wedding. The only problem was that the neckline reminds me of this dress that I already have, and I know how difficult it is to get out the wrinkles. The online reviews also mention the problems with the wrinkles in the neckline.
Finally, I brought the Silk Pleat Front Blouse (right) in the periwinkle color into the dressing room, but when I saw how sheer it was, I didn't bother to try it on. You could always put a tank top underneath but I just don't want to deal with that.
Did you go shopping this weekend? Score any great deals?