Mar 23, 2012

OOTD Mar 23/12

The weather has been gorgeous this week. Just too good to be true for March. It has been over 20 degrees(celsius) every day this week and even 26 degrees one day. It was so hot and a little humid that day that I HAD to turn on the air conditioning at home. Can you believe it? A/C in March? Usually, we would have tons of snow left and I recall one day we had a few snow storms during the March break.

Hopping from sweater/coat season to short sleeves/capri pants in short period of time needs a lot of adjusting. Rushed to get toe nails painted for sandals, grooming etc ( ladies, doesn't  hot weather make us work so much harder??!!)

Received my J. Crew order. So excited since I feel like I'm running out of spring outfits to wear.


J. Crew Factory Jackie Cardigan in stripe  in medium
J. Crew Factory ink dot tee in medium
J. Crew Factory Crystalized  Elastic Bracelet

Very happy with my first J. Crew Factory purchase. The cardigan is made of soft cotton. I size up to a medium as the jackie fits a little small, in my opinion. Glad that I did and it is perfect to layer up.

Just as I thought I was getting another polka dot tee, this comes as a little pleasant surprise. It's more like  some floral pattern/ink dot. Oh yes, the name of this tee is ink dot. What am I talking about? 

On the website, it looks like this


Ok, yes, maybe I misread about the pattern on the tee but the bracelet is clearly not the same color as shown on the website. This is what it looks like on my wrist. It is more of a light mint color. Still very pretty and I like it very much.

This is what it looks like on the website. More of a bronze/brown color. I think this would be much easier to match my neutral-colored outfits. Oh well.....


Overall, very happy with my choices of the factory pieces. A lot of people are skeptical about purchasing factory pieces due to the quality. From the pieces I got this time, I have nothing but good things to say about them. Very well-made and nice quality. Even though the bracelet color is a little off, it is very sturdy and nicely quality. For $20(I got it through the last 30% promo), I think this is a great piece. There are so many accessories stores and for this quality, you cannot find such good piece for $20. So highly-recommended.



10 comments:

  1. I agree about the Crewlet quality...overall, I have been extremely pleased! I still need to get that striped Jackie...because after all, I need more stripes. :oP and that bracelet is really cute! I might have to check it out too!

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    1. I'm very happy with the quality. Yes, we can never have enough stripes. Even when the trend will go away next year, I will still be wearing them loyally!

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  2. the bracelet color does look different! but maybe it's better since mint color is so popular now, and most importantly it looks beautiful on you! :)
    i still feel sour about the short winter since i am a coat girl and i haven't gone through all the coats i have this winter...but i just realised that i have even more dresses for the warmer months. moving on! ;p

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    1. So deceiving when viewing products online. Good that it is mint and not like neon green or yellow. I like the mint color and it goes so well with spring items.

      Weather is changing back to normal here. Coat time for us again.

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  3. The colour of the bracelet looks completely different from the website but the mint colour is very pretty indeed. I got my inlaws to pick up one of the mint coloured bracelets from the JC Factory store while they were in Florida - I'm really pleased with it. J. Crew Factory has really improved in quality, I've found some nice things there.

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    1. I will start checking more stuff from J. Crew factory from now on. The items are so much similar to the main line. Even though the prices are not drastically cheaper, think they are still good buys.

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  4. very cute outfit and i am glad to hear you were happy with the quality of jcrew factory.

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    1. Yes, very happy with my first purchase with J Crew factory. Think I will be buying more from now on.

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