Jun 5, 2012

J. Crew & factory haul

J. Crew does not have its promo regularly enough. So when they had the 30% off sale prices a couple of weeks ago, had to take advantage and got a few things.

It was very hot a few weeks ago and I realized I didn't have enough shorts. Shorts which are work-appropriate. Also  picked up a pair of ankle toothpick denim.



I have tried on the ankle stretch toothpick in store a couple of times, just to make sure I'm happy with the size and fit. However, I did not pay close enough attention to the actual color. On the website, neon persimmon looks more like a pale pink which I want. But in reality, it is more of a peachy color, which I can live with, not 100% thrilled though.


In this picture, the peach color really pops.


Here is a close up of the Madewell tee. I love the waterdot pattern on the front. Subtle enough but add details to a plain pink regular tee. The fabric is very silky and soft. Love it!



I was debating on whether to get the bermuda shorts in my regular size 4 or 6. But thought since it is white and if it fits small, I would be in trouble. Size up to 6 and it is big. I would have to wear a belt with it and tuck my top in (which  I rarely tuck in my top).


On the website, it says low rise but it sits ok on the waistline. I hate wearing low-risers, especially shorts. The fabric is a medium-weight cotton, not too sheer and not too thick for the summer.


Basic tee from Zara in s

Same bermuda shorts but in printed pattern. I went with the size 4 with this one and so glad I did. Pattern is very nice and the fabric is thicker than the white bermuda shorts.



So here is my haul from J. Crew and factory. Yes, I got a bikini top too. The reason for that is they offer free shipping for all swimwear. This bikini top was on sale for around $15 and since all Canadian orders charge $9.95 for shipping, I might as well threw this top in to quality for free shipping (oh, well, paid another $5 for the top basically)

After I placed this order, I just realized I bought all bottoms ( bikini top doesn't count) which is very rare for me. Another order on its way too with all tops, just to balance my purchase haha!!

30 comments:

  1. I just love the coral jeans!:) xoxo

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    1. The color is slowly growing on me and I'm very happy about the fit.

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  2. love the color of the neon persimmon jeans! makes me want to go eat sorbet :)

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  3. I LOVE the jeans!

    Great haul!

    -Jamie @Beauty and the Gamer

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    1. Guess I won't trust the pictures entirely next time I do an online purchase. But other than that, I'm very happy about my new denim.

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  4. Too bad the jeans weren't the colour you were expecting but they look great on you!

    Sarah

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    1. yes, I have to admit I am a bit disappointed. But this is a great summer color and I know I will get to wear it a lot :)

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  5. I love the pants!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com
    I'm having a new giveaway on my blog if you're interested!

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    1. thank you! Heading over to your blog next !

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    1. Even though I'm not 100% happy with the color, I love the fit of it.

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  7. Oh wow! The neon color is really bright, good to know! I wish J. Crew's online color representation was more accurate.

    Tasia

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    1. Next time I will trust the names more than I trust their online pictures. Even though it's not exactly the color I want, it' is still a very pretty color, perfect for summer.

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  8. i love the jeans! it's a huge pop of color, but fashion is all about taking risks and you my dear are a risk taker! love it!

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    1. Considering my wardrobe used to consist blacks, greys and browns, only, now it is much more colorful.

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  10. I love the neon pants and the paisley shorts. Super cute! Glad to have discovered your blog!

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    1. The neon denim is slowly growing on me. Thanks for following :)

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  11. great finds those are all really cute! j creaw has really nice stuff!i would love if you checked out my blog and if you want follow it too!!
    http://nattieness.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks for dropping by, heading to your blog next:)

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  13. omgosh i really love your peach denim outfit!! those peach pants really pop and are so cute on you! i also adore the abstract polka dot top you paired it with!

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    1. I'm still getting used to wearing such a bright bottom! Thank you :)

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  14. Love those coral pants! Great outfits

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    1. I'm getting brave these days. Used to be black and grey in my wardrobe. The pants are slowly growing on me.

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  15. It's so great that you try out different shorts and pants. I'm usually scared to try out those pieces of outfits. I stick to black pants and denim shorts--the safest. I cannot bring myself to buy pastel colored clothing but after seeing the coral pants above, I am thinking about buying one already. :)

    Added you via GFC too. Take care and drop by my blog anytime!

    whyyyjen.blogspot.com

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    1. I was like you before, my wardrobe was full of blacks, greys and browns. Now I'm getting brave and try on different colors and surprisingly loving them.

      Thanks for dropping by and following, very sweet of you :)

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  16. Amazing pants! <33 Great blog Dear! <3

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  17. I love the toothpick jeans...I may need to get a pair!

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