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Monday
Oct152012

J Crew Toothpick Ankle Jean in Garment-Dyed Twill: Neon Violet

I have quite a few pairs of J Crew denim now due to the cute colors, and super soft denim material. This new color caught my eye on the J Crew site, so I decided to check it out in stores.

Here is a stock photo of the J Crew Toothpick Ankle Jean in Garment-Dyed Twill in Neon Violet:

Here is the denim on me:


Color:

As you can see, the color is radically different from what is displayed online. Although I would have preferred the lighter purple, this more vibrant one is pretty too. The fit is pretty standard with the other J Crew denim and is true to size. I am wearing a size 26. They are not super flattering on my thighs, but the color and softness make up for it.

Thanks for reading!

Love, 

Kim

Sunday
Sep302012

J. Crew Sale Reviews!

In the last additional 30% off sale event, I went on to purchase some tops and accessories. This was more of an impulse buy to take advantage of a sale. I need to stop this haha.

Let's start!

Striped Colorblock Top $24.15 XXS

Love this top! I like how the bright pink is attention grabbing, but is somewhat toned down by classic stripes. I'm quite into stripes recently as you will see in this post! The material is super thick so it is perfect for cooler days. This runs pretty large. 

Painter Boatneck Tee $20.65 XS

Love this top! It is super flattering and the length is perfect! The fit is slim and is true to size. 

Factory Two-Tone Stripe Tee $24.15 XS

This top is just okay. It is kind of loose on me and personally doesn't fit very well. But I do like the stripes and the two colors. Final sale so no returns. :|

J Crew 3" Chino Shorts in Neon Yellow. Size 2 $29.99

Can't complain about J Crew shorts! They fit quite well. I usually grab a 0 or 2. I also like the bright neon yellow. It definitely isn't for the faint of heart, it is really highlighter bright yellow!

Stripe Silk Cami $69.99 Size 0

The fit of this tank is a little off. It is super tight on the bust (I don't even have a large bust to begin with) and it flares out right under, much like an empire fit. I'm not particularly fond of that, but the amazing color and stripe pattern make up for it. I think this would look good with slim white skinny jeans.

Hope this helps! If you have any questions post or email me at kim@aprettythought.com

Love,

Kim

Tuesday
Sep182012

Bangles that fit! Why not check out J Crew Girl's section

I've always love bangles! I love how they clickity-clack while you move your arms. I like solid bracelets, not those elastic ones, as they tend to loose the rigid bangle-y feel with the smooshiness. However I have skinny hand (long fingers, but skinny. Some people liken it to witch fingers haha). Though probably good for playing the piano, I never learned, it is horrible for keeping bangles in place. I have lost way too many bangles at dinners, bars and clubs as they just slip off. Often these bracelets come in one side like those made by Kate Spade. Adorable, but too large. And I totally understand, the producers try to hit the middle size of the population, the peak of the bell curve, so to speak. So I gave up on wearing bangles after I lost my favorite Kate Spade ones.

Until...I browsed J Crew's sale site and saw these adorable kid's plastic bangles, which fit me perfectly! They have a diamter of 2.25 inches, which is a "small" size! Here is a picture:

I know they look kiddy, but I can't get enough of it! Finally bangles that fit! I'm hoping J Crew will make more girl's bangles with a grown up design so I can switch out these jelly-looking ones haha! But for now, I'll wear 'em with pride and the reassurance that I won't lose them in a pinch!

I've also heard good things about Amrita Singh bangles that come in 3 sizes! I've yet to try them, but once I do I'll let you know. :)

That's all for now! 

Thanks for reading,

Kim

Saturday
Jun232012

Outfit of the Day: Neon and Lace

For a lunch out with a friend, I wanted to match the sunny LA weather with an equally cheery outfit. Though sunny, it was a tad cold outside (68 degrees? I know I am spoiled by this weather) so I decided to go with a sweater. Since there was a lot of color and texture going on with my outfit I kept the shoes and bag neutral. Here is my outfit of the day:

Top: J Crew Factory V Neck Sweater

Bottom: H&M Lace Skirt

Scarf: H&M Neon Scarf

Shoes: Nine West Hula Sandal in Tortora (Beige)

Bag: Chanel Jumbo in Beige Claire

Thanks for reading!

Love, 

Kim

Thursday
Jun212012

J Crew Factory Finds!

I went to the J Crew in Desert Hills, CA and of course had to hop through J. Crew! There was a small sale going with with tons of shorts and tank tops. Here's what I tried on:

J Crew Side Zip Shorts in Neon Pink:

I liked the fit of the shorts, but there was a huge stain on the side so skipped.

J Crew Side Zip Shorts in Black:

Though it is a tad short, I liked the fit. No pockets though, but still purchased. This and the pink pair above were on sale for around $15.

Lace Front Tank

A little too roomy on my. This was an XS and I don't think it came in XXS.

J Crew. Petal Tank

Loved the fit and the length of this tank! The embellishment in front gave me a much needed oomph in the bust area. A plus! On sale for $12.

J Crew Brushed Dot Short in Heather Twilight

Again, loved these shorts. I really like how the front is pleated for a looser and easier fit! Even though the inseam is 3", it seems longer due to the more relaxed fit. Purchased for $50

J Crew 5" Oxford Chino Short in Poppy.

I really like this 5" length and well color. Even though it looks pink the in the picture as it does in real life, if you look VERY closely, the fabric is made of alternating red and white threads. Planning on wearing this while in the golf range. Purchased for $36.

Thanks for reading! How's your shopping going?

Best,

Kim

Monday
May282012

White Jeans? The Search is OVER! Thanks J. Crew!

I have been looking for a good pair of white jeans for who knows how long, maybe 2-3 years now? I am not kidding when I say that I have tried at least 20 brands both low and high end. I've tried 7FAM, Adriana Goldschmied, Joe's, Citizens, Gap, Old Navy, F21, H&M, True Religion, Hudson, Siwy, J Brand, Current/Elliot and the list goes on and on and on. I actually gave up late last year as it seemed that the universe was conspiring against the pairing of white jeans and myself. White jeans are more difficult since they highlight your legs rather than slim them. Almost every pair I tried on was unflattering on the thighs and made my legs look too short. Just thinking about it makes me frustrated.

BUT...finally my time came and while at J Crew checking out the sale section, I saw a whole wall of Toothpick Jeans in white. I'm not really sure why they had so many racks of it right in front, but it certainly got my attention. With a reliquishing sigh, I picked up a size 26 pair (my normal J Crew jean size) knowing I was just setting myself up for disappointment...until I tried them on. 

J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in White Denim: Here is a stock image followed by the jeans on me:

J Crew Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in White

Not bad, not bad at all! I really liked the fit of the jeans! They were tight, but not suffocatingly so and looked great on the hips and thighs! The length was perfect on me as it hit right on the ankle! I was ECSTATIC! My search for the perfect white jean was OVER! Summer here I come! I loved it so much, I purchased 2 pairs, just in case something happens to one of them. Each pair was pricey at $125, but after 3 years of searching, it was well worth it.

If you are looking for well-fitting white jeans and have had good experiences with the Toothpick, try 'em on! 

Thank you for reading!

Love, 

Kim

Monday
May282012

J Crew Sale Reviews!

I stopped by my local J Crew today (Century City in LA) to see what they had in store. The sale section was pretty full. There were lots of No. 2 skirts, eyelet tops, dresses, toothpick denim (sizes 24, 29, 30, 31 and 32 only), shorts (00, 4 and up) and some skirts. This was the first time I saw a stocked sale section at this J Crew and I was loving it. Unfortunately the store did not match the extra 30% off offered online

Here's what I tried on with stock photos and me photos:

J Crew Blythe Blouse in Royal Blue:

J Crew Blythe Blouse in Royal Blue

I am a sucker for J Crew blouses, especially those in silk. I love the relaxed look of them and the versatility. No to mention they feel super soft against the skin as well. I really liked the looser fit of this top, but I passed on this one, only because I wasn't a fan of the blue color. I like blues, but I am looking for something a little more bright or pastel. This was a size 00. They had sizes 0, 4, 10 and 12 if I recall correctly. It was on sale for $69.99.

 

J Crew Toothpick Jean in Garment-Dyed Twill in Neon Persimmon

J Crew Toothpick Jean in Garment-Dyed Twill in Neon Persimmon

I have been lusting over these jeans since I tried them on a few months ago and when I finally decided to purchase, they no longer had my size in store and online. Imagine my euphoria when the SA informed me that they were on sale. But and a HUGE but, they were only available in sizes 24 and 30 and up. I am a 26 so those were no-gos for me. However, picking up the 24, it looked a tad bigger than normal so I decided to try it on. Just for kicks? With a bit, okay a lot of effort, I managed to get these babies up and button. Sure they give me a little muffin top, but who is gonna notice? The bright and cheery color will hopefully distract the onlookers! I plan to pair this with a more flowy top to hide the bulge. 

I honestly think that this pair is mislabeled and is possibly a size 25. Doesn't matter, it's with me now. The pair was marked down from $125 to $89.99

 

J Crew Relaxed Chino (Scout?) in Neon Peach

J Crew Chino Neon Peach

These pants look incredible on the model! On me? Not so much. The fit on the hip area is slightly dowdy and I like a tauter fit to my pants. I passed on this one. Color was beautiful though. It was on sale for $ 49.99.

 

J Crew Natasha Top in Polka Dot

J Crew Natasha Top in Polka Dot

Yes, yet another Natasha top for me. It's my 4th one I think. The sleeveless style is perfect for the summer and this shirt can be tucked in or left out. It would look great with jeans, skirts and shorts. What more could I ask for? Oh, and there are small ruffles around the neck and the armholes. Very cute. The fit is slimmer than the Blythe blouse, for that I am thankful for. This was marked down to $69.99, still pricey, but worth it.

 

J Crew Scalloped Sateen Skirt

J Crew Scalloped Sateen Skirt

I usually love J Crew skirts, but this was an exception. I liked how this skirt nipped at the waist and a scallop detail is one of my absolute favorites, but the flare of the skirt poofed out and added bulk to my hips, not a place I want highlighted. 

 

J Crew Ankle-Zip Toothpick Jean

J Crew Ankle-Zip Toothpick Jean Antique Fig

Finally I tried on these pair of skinnies. This style runs one size smaller than my regular toothpick size and is a lot stretchier. I liked the fit, but not the color. This purple pair would be great for the fall, but I am in a more spring/summer mood right now. This was available in 24, 27, 29, 31 and 32). It was marked down to $89.99 from $125. I passed on this one.

Overall a great day at the sale section in J Crew. I also checked out the new arrivals and purchased one amazing thing, which will be reviewed in another post.

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions, please ask!

Love, 

Kim 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday
May232012

J Crew 30% Off Sale Items with code: LOVEIT

Thank the heavens! It been a long and dry spell without a promotional code from J Crew. Snag an additional 30% off all J Crew Sale items (Factory too!) with the code: LOVEIT. This promo is good until May 28th.

Here's what I scooped up:

 

J Crew Natasha Top in Grape

 

J Crew Cafe Capri in Bright Dahlia

 

J Crew 3" Chino in Peach

 

J Crew Factory Heathered Tee in Pale Peach

 

J Crew Factory Snakeskin Capri Sandals

Total came to about $170+ including the discount and shipping. Hoping for new additions during the weekend.

What did you get?

Love,

Kim