NYFW Fall Winter 2014: J.Crew

New York Fashion Week is underway for Fall Winter 2014 presentation…when we are about to get to Spring 2014! In any case, I am not particularly impressed by the offerings at J.Crew, main items to catch my attention are the pencil and knee-length wool shorts (nicely mixed with deep burgundy!).

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However, I am really excited about the shoes!! Particularly, the blue pumps above and the fancy strappy ones below:

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Speaking of shoes, am looking forward to the Spring collection at J.Crew…shoes look promising per below.  Also, waiting on the lime dress with front slit…lime green for spring? Check!

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Which items caught your eyes for Fall 2014 presentation? Do share!

update: Unless noted, pictures credits to Google and NYFW website.

All about your Natural Curves: Badgley Mischka

I recently came across Badgley Mischka’s video for their spring 2014 line at the Mercedes Benz NYC Fashion Week…feminine and elegant.  Loving a lot!

Check out the video below:

Some of my favorites:

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Images credit to minnestyle.com and mbfashionweek.com

Review: J.Crew Wool Pocket Skirt

The beauty of sample sale shopping…you purchase items you have not seen online, only to find out they are indeed online, though slightly different.

This week’s review is the Wool Pocket Skirt by J.Crew.  Online, the skirt is only available in grey (excuse me, heather carbon that is).  My friend, Mrs MSquared, found this skirt in my size during the sample sale in a gorgeous blue.  It is close to the byzantine blue though the pictures do not really give it justice (I need a better camera).  The color is vibrant and the skirt is very well made.  My review below.

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Pros: The A-line figure, the very sturdy wool, the hidden buttons on the front, the subtle lace opening at the front slit, the length (right below my tall knees), the gorgeous blue (I cannot speak for the grey, have not seen it in person)

Cons: The retail price, am so glad I did follow Mrs. MSquared advice on this one… thanks, darling 🙂

Fit: I would say it runs a little big but I would not recommend to size down as it would definitely be too tight for the front buttons.

Material: the exterior is 100% wool.  I believe the lining is polyester.  Also, the lace details must be polyester as well.

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper!!! At the sample sale price, this was a stealer! Thanks Mrs. MSquared!

Do you own the Wool Pocket Skirt? If so, do you agree with my review? Please share!

J.Crew Sample Sale In NYC!

On my way to the sample sale. My two crazy friends and I braved our bed and the cold and the bus to go to NYC. The sale better be good. I’ll be updating this blog with pictures as we go along…

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Deals and promos: Sales, sample sales and pre-Black Friday craziness

This is the time of year when my inbox is attacked by constant reminders of deals and promos.  Some notable ones below:

* J.Crew Sample Sale:

  • Location: New York City on 260 5th Avenue (between 28th and 29th streets) for Women’s line and 225 5th Avenue (between 26th and 27th streets) for Men’s line
  • Duration: Tuesday December 3 to Thursday December 5, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday December 6 to Saturday December 7, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday December 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Price:Items usually range from 30% to 75% of original retail prices.  However, there is no return and no exchange allowed, and you need to pay cash or non J.Crew credit
  • Sissi Recommends: Yes, if you can stay in line early

*J.Crew Promo:

  • In store, they offer 40% off sales items
  • On line, you get 25% off everything or 30% off if cardmember
  • Sissi Recommends: Yes, if there’s an item you are eyeing.  I have not seen J.Crew with particularly great Black-Friday deals so this may be as good as it will get, but am not a Black Friday shopper and have been wrong before, so let’s see

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*Banana Republic and the Gap Brands:

  • Eight days of giving at Bana with Day 4 offering 40% off specials

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* Boden:

  • 30% off select styles

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* BCBG Max Azria:

  • Winter sale with up to 60% off

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* Saks Fifth Avenue:

  • BOGO on suits (buy one get one free)
  • Extra percent off on sales items

Just a few stores. The list goes on and one 🙂 I will stay out of trouble, but if you do shop, let me know what great deals you find!