Wishlist end of January 2014: Florals and brights

So, the arrivals are up at J.Crew and my wishlist is on…Free shipping on all orders, and continuing sales on end of season items with code HAPPYSALE.

Shoes: Collection Natasha Floral pumps and the Evie Midheel sandals–> why no size 11 for the pumps? Cute mid-heeled sandals, remind me of some sandals I had during my freshman year in college…



Skirts: Collection Lace-stripe silk skirt and Collection circle in nightgarden floral —> seriously, where did the prices come from???

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Honorable mention for the Trellis skirt and the Floral jacquard mini

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Dresses: the puff-sleeved in super 120 —> so cute, wondering what does a bright hydrangea look like in real life


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J.Crew Review: Convertible Toggle Coat

Another 40% item (the code “TAKENOTE” is still valid): the Toggle Coat in brilliant flame.  J.Crew does not offer the coat in Tall, so I chose one size up for extra length.

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Pros: gorgeous color, a very bright orangish red. Mid length, great quality, versatile with the zipper to remove the hood for a different style.  Also, a hidden zipper in addition to the buttons in the front.

Cons: The hood does not leave much space to fully cover your head (unless I simply have a big one 😉 ); the price tag is high considering the coat is a mixture of wool and polyester, without thinsulate lining for added warmth.  In fact, the coat is pretty light weight, I would say the Majesty Peacoat is much warmer, with a softer wool.

Fit: I’d say true to size for regular; if you are taller than average, I’d recommend to go one or two sizes up to get a decent length in the sleeves.

Material:80% wool and 20% nylon with 100% polyester lining

Sissi’s verdict: final sale so will keep. However, if you are interested in the look, you may want to consider the Runswick Duffle by Jack Wills.  You can see the coat on ClassyGirlsWearPearls as well.

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Sales Wishlist @ J.Crew

Some items on my wishlist below with the 30%-40% sales going on at J.Crew with code “GIFTNOW”.  You can click on the image to be re-directed to their corresponding page on the retailer’s website.

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Review: J.Crew Collection Pencil Skirt with Leather

My last purchase with the extra 40% off was the Collection No.2 Pencil Skirt in leather-tipped double serge wool.  Undecided if I should keep this, I think I should go with one size down…but I may lose the length. Let me know what you think.


Outfit details: top and skirt

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Pros: True to size, knee-length (am 6 feet), great quality on wool and leather, comfortable, tucked-in style most likely to showcase the leather panel at the waist

Cons: none really, the skirt matched my expectations

Sissi’s verdict: great skirt, a potential keeper

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JCrew Sale : 30% off Sale – with a catch! – 15 Oct 2013

There is a new sale promo at J Crew: 30% off of sale items using code FALLSALE.  The catch: promo priced items are excluded from the 30% sale this time.  You can visit Jcrewaficionada for reviews and tips.