Sunday, March 10, 2013

New arrivals from J Crew!

Just as I was about to start a Skype meeting this morning, the DHL man arrived with lots of goodies!
From J Crew: Pixilated Houndstooth skirt, Pop Art tee, Neon Fringe necklace and Wool Flannel Boyfriend jacket.
From Barneys: Fendi shoes (Yay!)

I'll review the shoes another day, but thought I'd review the J Crew items today.
I should apologise, however, for the generally rubbish pics and poor styling. I've had ankle surgery recently, so am in a cast and on crutches. It's virtually impossible to take decent photos on crutches, and the boot/cast makes decent footwear impossible. Once the foot is back in action at the end of March/beginning of April I will endeavour to up my sartorial and photographic game. In the meantime, you can enjoy slightly blurry pics taken in my bathroom at strange angles!

First up, the skirt. I got this in my usual JC size, 00P. It's a good fit, although there's no room for a big dinner! I'll certainly need to keep my yoga practise going over the winter to ensure this fits!
Measurements are 24" around the waist, 18.5" long. I'm about  158 cm or 5'2" ish, so it's a good length on me, although I could perhaps have gone with the regular 00 for a bit of extra length and gut-room!
I'm wearing it here with a selection of new arrivals.
Once I'm walking again, I'd wear it with some orange sandals or tan wedges and a navy shirt or tee. In winter, I'll be wearing it with tan boots and sweaters in various shades of blue. I quite like it with the purple jacket, although I think it will look better with my black leather motorbike jacket.
As you can see, it's a beautiful colour. The fabric is definitely going to pull, though... But, I love it so will put up with that.
Next, the pop art tee. This is an xxs, and I love the fit and design. It's quite short, but so am I, so it's not a problem. I can see this being worn with jeans and black pants. The linen is lovely and it's not too sheer. I've got a black cami under it in these pics.
Next, the neon fringe necklace. This is very neon! It's a bit bling for me, but I will keep it to add a bit of drama to dark outfits. I got this for a good price, but would have been cross if I'd paid full-price as it's a bit light.
Finally, the boyfriend jacket (inspired by the lovely Rynetta). I love this! I got in in 00 Regular, and was a bit worried that the sleeves would be too long. However, it's perfect, and I think the petite might have been too short in the sleeves. The fabric is a perfect weight for Sydney Autumn and warmer winter days. My only slight issue is the buttons. I'll probably change them as they are a bit cheap looking to me.

Jacket, necklace and skirt, J Crew. Cami, Marks & Spencer:

Hmm. A bit too much methinks, although the J Crew stylists would be proud of me:

close up of the fabric:

Neon Fringe necklace. Very bling indeed!

The crutch really adds a certain glamour:

An over-abundance of J Crew:


  1. OOOOO, I LOVE all of these items on you!!! That purple schoolboy blazer looks fabulous on you!!! And, you're rocking that skirt. Winner, winner chicken dinner with this order!

    1. Thanks Rynetta! I'm very happy with my haul... It's a bit dreary being unable to walk, but these items are cheering me up no end. Your blog was such an inspiration when choosing the blazer!!

  2. Love the first outfit! Looks so cute!

    1. Thanks Rose! It was a case of total over-excitement this morning!

  3. LOve your stuff!!!!
    I esp. love the skirt on you and the neclace.Hopefully the neclace drops in price:)
    The blazer will be versatile for fall/winter.I think i need to try a jc blazer too.
    You must be so excited about all your goodies!

    1. Thanks Ina! You could get a little something with the 30% off code. It's valid on international sites too.... Not meaning to be an enabler, though ;-)

    2. I called and asked if they could adjust the price of the micro tweed jacket and they credited me the 30% that is going on now,whooohooo.
      So i might place a little order,lol.

    3. Excellent! It's great that they do price adjustments. What are you going to get?

    4. Probably just some(boring)bascis,like vintage tees.
      They are not so fun to buy,but i still need them.

    5. Maybe you could get one fun item too?
      I'm holding out so far, but would love yet another pencil skirt....

  4. That is just all kinds of wonderful.

    1. Thanks Jude! I will be the most over-dressed middle-aged lady on campus. Most of my colleagues already think I'm mad as a hatstand. Now they'll have esven more to gossip about!

  5. The jacket is beautiful on you. I can actually see that last pic in a JC styling catalog.

    1. Thanks Gigi - I just thought I'd try it all on at the same time. Maybe I should send a pic off to Gayle or Jenna ;-)

  6. That skirt looks super cute on you! I think you just convinced me that it's a must have. Love your blog and I'm your newest follower.

    1. Oooooh thanks for following me! I'm very new to blogging about my clothes and it's so thrilling when people comment and follow me!
      The skirt is gorgeous - I reckon you will love it!
      Thanks again :-)

  7. Love the skirt - it's gorgeous. I always worry that houndstooth veers into the David Jones territory (which is a shame, as I love it), but the skirt being in pinks and oversized in scale it definitely doesn't speak department store to me. Love the Fendi shoes too.... hope you're back on your feet and able to wear them soon. xx

    1. I know exactly what you mean about the David Jones risk! This is so loud, though, that I think it works.
      I can't wait to wear the shoes... Hope they might get an outing over the school hols.
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. It's very exciting to have visitors!!

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