Friday, April 7, 2017

Seek & Find: Will you visit J.Crew this Weekend?

This is the weekly "sale watch" post, to help each other find sale items at our various local J.Crew stores. ;)

If you are stopping by a J.Crew store this weekend to see what's available (if anything!) in the SALE, or to see some NEW ARRIVALS {sigh!} in person, maybe you might be willing to share that with us in this post. In particular, if you could share with us a few of the noteworthy items that are available, at what prices, and potential sizes the store is carrying (as well as the store location)- that would be fantastic!

Also, please let us know if your local store is carrying an additional percent off sale. Thanks in advance!!! :)

P.S. I noticed that many of you have already been reporting sale items (and in which stores) in other posts which by the way "thank you!" :) I really appreciate how helpful we are for each other!in stores, Seek and Find,

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  1. I'm aching to see new stuff? πŸ˜‚When is the roll-out, week of the 17th?

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  2. I've been several times this week...they probably don't want to see me this weekend too! Can't wait to see the new roll out on the 17th!

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  3. Some new markdowns today. Both new items and further cuts. Drakes giraffe print skirt and top have been marked down. Put some items in my cart then backed out. They will stay there for now. I put the fringed tweed and zip front dress in my cart but I am really trying to purchase less dresses. My office environment is pretty casual and I have a ton of dresses but when the price is good I find it hard to resist. Going to sleep on it for now as part of the thoughtful purchases plan.

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    1. Does anyone know if the stores pay attention to the 30 day return window stated on the website? I'd like to repurchase the Drake's giraffe shirt to get the significant difference back but I'm way past the 30 days.

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    2. I guess you purchased the shirt in-store? Because if you purchased online you have 60 days to return the item. I have had success returning things past the 30 or 60 days before but it really just depends on which sales associate you get. Good luck!

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  5. Anyone know the in-store markdown today and this weekend?

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    1. It was 30% off sale yesterday.

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    3. @eeps , 30% off ( sale and non sale ) and not FS

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    4. I was in my local store today and it was 30% off entire purchase including sale.

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  6. I ordered a few things online to try at 30% off, including the long sleeve OTS and the short sleeve one on sale. I kind of think it might make me look like a football player with a pin head, but I really liked the way some of them looked in JCREW NYFW with the jeans and army green pants so I'll give it a shot.

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    1. Also the lace up espadrilles in cream. I ordered two sizes to try.

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  7. I feel if JCREW retail stores start to close it's their own fault. The assistance and good service from the employees is there, but when they do foolish things like have final sale on in store sale items, have a lower percentage off than online, and have a shorter return window, they are just turning people off from buying in store.
    Generally my store is good about returning items, but my last two (at least) in-store buying experiences make me much less likely to buy anything in store. I shouldn't have to ask an employee to discount a pair of shoes to match the price online. It puts both of us in an uncomfortable position.

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    1. While I definitely dislike final sale at least with in store FS you have the chance to try the item on so I sort of get it. I also understand a lot of times there is the need to take that item home and try it on with other things to confirm if it works aside from just fitting. The online final sale makes me more angry because there is no way of knowing how the colors will look in real life, what the fabric is like and if it will fit in your normal size. I do totally agree with not having the same prices and promos in store and on line. We should not have to ask for a price match and then get side eye for doing so. It is awkward for both parties. In general they should just focus on making better quality and stylish items that will have a better sell through rate so they don't have so many things making it to final sale.

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    2. JessF, I think what Suz is referring to is that if you purchase anything from the sale section in-store it is final sale versus online where it is not (currently anyway).

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    3. Sorry guys, guess my comment was confusing. I understand the point that everything on sale in store is FS vs the actual 50% off FS section on line. While I don't agree with the store policy I still feel at least you know what you are getting in store. You can try it on, touch the fabric, look for pilling and holes vs the crap shoot of ordering anything FS or not on line. My other issue with store policy is they Sa's rarely mention the final sale blurb anymore. They used to mention and/or stamp receipt. Also agree that with their financial position this is not helping them.

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    4. My biggest issue with final sale is how they will have something marked final sale and then a week or so later it's not, and then it is again and so on and so on. Once something gets marked final sale it should stay final sale and continue to be reduced in price until it's gone. Or they remove it from the website/stores because nobody is buying it. I bought something that was final sale in January for $139.99 with 40% off. I noticed a few weeks ago that the item was $99.99 with 40% off (and not final sale). That makes no sense to me.

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    5. JessF, I think you were clear. Last week the same thing happened to me. I bought something I had ordered online not final sale, just figured I'd buy in store since I was helped, but didn't expect it to be final sale since the pants were just reduced and not even on the floor, and it was not mentioned at all, though I saw it under the price on the receipt. Luckily I was able to bring them back and no questions were asked, but I'm definitely more reluctant to buy in store when anything is on sale, if I know I can order online. I prefer my own mirrors anyway! And SAs are great, but it is their job to sell clothes...

      Lauren, right after the holidays I bought a pair of lucite heels for $69.99. They sent me the wrong ones and I returned them, I just ordered them for $90.99. I emailed a few stylists to ask if they will credit me the difference since the wrong item was sent about three months ago!

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  8. I think I'll be making a stop in store. I received the fatigue jacket and I love it. I'm going to try it with some skirts but I like the color (more yellow than a traditional army green), the length, and the cut. I'm on the fence about the pleat back jacket in blossom. I like the jacket because it's a fun and different silohette but I don't think I like the blossom color. It's just a little offer for me. I have to style it before I make up my mind though. I'd just exchange for the khaki color. Haven't tried on my fuschia lace up flats yet.

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  9. Just went to the store in NYC's Brookfield Place and saw a bunch of very nice new arrivals....here are some quick reviews: 1) floral liberty print sleeveless blouse with ruffle collar (98) - the print is so pretty. 2) dressy shorts with self waist tie in same fabric - love the idea but cut made my butt look huge 3) white Tshirt emblazoned with "on island time"'in black across the front - great thicker material 4) sleeveless sHirt dresses in eyelet (saw white, emerald green and another color) - wanted to love but the midi length skirt overwhelmed me

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    1. Oh, those must be the shorts that were at NYFW in satin.

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    2. @unknown, thank you for the preview! Looking forward to the next rollout!

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  10. I would like to ask the JCAs for advice on the fit of the Martie pants, in particular the windowpane version. I ordered pair on pop back and I think that it fits well. They are not tight, and there is some ease (without the pants falling off). But do these pants stretch out over during wear over the course of the day (like jeans sometimes do) meaning that I should actually be looking for the next size down and looking for them to fit a little snug to account for stretch through wear?

    If I buy them a size down, I do wonder about the impact of washing. Won't washing (even in cold water) cause them to shrink just a little?

    Would love to hear people's thoughts. Thank you!

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    1. Hi Toronto Modern! I have the window pane marties and sized up for a fit almost exactly as you described. However, I do regret it as it does bag out during the day. I've not noticed any shrinkage with 2 cold water washes with line drying. If I were to do it over again, I would have bought my normal size, even though a little snug at first. HTH!

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    2. I bought my usual size. A little loose but not baggy (sounds like they fit me the same way you're describing). Wearing them all day, they stretched a little but I don't think I could have gone down a size.

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    3. I sized up in these and while they felt great initially the waist stretched out in about an hour. After a few hours they were literally falling down. I reordered in my regular pants size. While they seem a bit tight initially I know they will stretch out. Haven't had a chance to wear all day yet but I recommend your regular pants size.

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    4. Thank you, everyone. Appreciate the feedback. My problem with J Crew is that I am not sure what my "usual size" is. When I search the website, I click off 4 sizes for the top half of my body and 4 different sizes for the bottom half of my body :-) I will see if I can find the next size down on pop back and wait to take off the tags on the one I have. Thanks again.

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  11. Not going, sadly I'm sort of losing interest in J Crew these days. 😧

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  12. I just wanted to share my experiences with in-store pickup. I've done it twice. The first time, I ordered something on a Wednesday and that Friday I got an email that it was in. Yay! I have a hard time getting packages in my building but have a J Crew within walking distance, so I was pretty pleased. The second order I did took 12 days, which I was not super impressed with. I went to pick it up shortly after the email arrived and it was chaotic - the SA griped that the emails are sent out before they even have time to process the orders, so he spent 15 minutes in the stockroom only to emerge with half my order. I felt bad because I know he's not the king of J Crew or anything! Another ten minutes to find the other half of my order, which I guess had arrived earlier. There were only two SAs in the whole store and a line was forming behind me while he was searching for the items so it felt like a major inconvenience to everyone there. A few customers abandoned their would-be purchases and left. Once I finally had everything, I set the alarm off on my way out the door!

    So, yeah... One positive experience, one negative experience. From what I heard it sounds like it's a pretty unorganized system that has some kinks to work out. I'd be willing to try it again, but not at any time I'm in a rush either to get the items or to pop in and out of the store.

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    1. Having used the system once I will add my two cents. While I think the option is great,the way it is being handled places an unnecessary burden on sales associates as they open each sealed ups envelope/box to then repackage in jcrew bags. I have a second in-store pick up to do and half of my order is
      already in store. I attempted to collect it earlier today and a small JC bag came my way. When asked to sign for it I questioned how would they know that was collecting only one item...hmm, they wouldn't. There isn't an option for partial pick-up so in-store my item remained.

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    2. Hi Nan, when I did partial pickup, the order invoice screen on the store iPad has little check boxes next to each item. I just checked the item I received and signed for it alone. What I do know is that the system won't send you a pickup email until all items in an order have arrived in store. But if the SAs know you, and you happen to walk in, they might be able to give you the arrived pieces "early".

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    3. I've done in-store pickup twice and it was awesome. Both packages arrived in two days and the email notifications were timely. I did think the repackaging in tissue etc was unnecessary, but there was no confusion or stress among the SAs. Sounds like the process varies betweeen stores and maybe it's the volume of orders, too. My store is Lake Forest and its tiny and never busy.

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    4. I did in-store pick up for the first time yesterday. I had several orders to get and my store wasn't busy since I went in the middle of the day. The thing I thought was weird was the sales associate had me look up all of the order numbers in my email and read them off to her. She typed each one in on the iPad and had me sign for each one. I was impressed how quickly things arrived at the store so if you live near a store I would say it's definitely a good option versus the economy shipping, which is so slow (and: NARVAR), and it's free!

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    5. I did a pickup instore yesterday after making some returns. The SA laughed with trepidation when told I had a pickup, but my order was nicely packaged in tissue and bagged, waiting in their hold closet. They didn't ask me to sign anything, and it wasn't any faster than shipping would have been, but it was free and hassle-free.

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    6. @maqsad, Apparently your store has mastered the new option while mine is still working on it:) The sales associate that helped me probably didn't see that there are these little check boxes for partial pick ups as you explained ...I'd guess the stores in the area are overwhelmed with the positive response from shoppers ( just days ago the option was closed for me /website showing all 7 stores nearby were at full capacity ) .

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  13. I know no one is losing sleep over this but this article talks about Jenna's severance package, in case anyone is curious (she'll receive her regular salary thru the end of this year, and then continue to receive another $1 million through next year, plus healthcare. I think there are non-compete stipulations in there as well, etc.

    http://wwd.com/business-news/financial/j-crews-jenna-lyons-scores-1m-package-salary-10863919/

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    1. So she was let go? I thought she left the company on her own.
      That's good severance. It would be nice to have found a job while you are receiving severance. Ha!

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    2. good for her! 26 years at J Crew. i think she deserves it. must have been hell working for Mickey...

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    3. Disclaimer: I have no knowledge about the inner workings of this company, or this deal, or Mickey's pay for that matter. But I have to say that I think this package is not at all fair for Jenna. My gut says that if this was Mickey leaving his severance would be much, much larger. And I think Jenna had far more impact on J crew than Mickey. Again, no knowledge or evidence to support my claim, just based on a hunch.

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    4. @liztriden, yeah, I know what you mean in saying that it seems like Jenna deserves more. This *seemed* like a good, fair package to me, but TBH, I haven't a clue -- I'm assuming it is and that all parties are satisfied (hope so, anyway). You're probably right though in that, if it were Mickey leaving, his severance would be larger - but then, he is the CEO and aren't their packages always much larger, whether they deserve it or not? I think separation packages are usually built into their contracts as soon as they sign on. But I agree that Jenna contributed a great deal to help this company find its high point and am hoping this is a good reward for her all the same.

      Whenever I open my Google app on my phone, it features a bunch of stories related to previous searches or stories I've read. Here's another Jenna one I read this morning (more of the same, in terms of her influence on the company):

      http://nypost.com/2017/04/08/how-jenna-lyons-got-too-big-for-j-crews-britches/

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  14. I trekked down to the factory store to make a few returns and picked up the factory short sleeve gingham popover (item g3541).This is going to be a workhorse for me this summer. I'm not super adventurous with my pattern mixing, but the navy gingham is pretty versatile will pair with many of my patterned pencil skirts.

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  15. There's a 2015 datebook in the sale section this morning, $19.99 less 30 percent.

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    1. There is a 2016 one as well. And they both have the "Just reduced!" note - how bizarre and sad...

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  16. OT....Ina's instagram says new style guide is out. I am up here in Canada....if any jca gets one....Many thankls if you can posts pics. Like the waiting is painful. hee hee

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    1. Hi unknown, it sounds like we may not get style guides in Canada anymore. The stores haven't gotten any since Christmas here and an SA said they may not get anymore here. That's disappointing.

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    2. I tried to get one at my store today but they didn't have any yet :(.

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    3. Pics posted on IG (peterst1). Enjoy!

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    4. MYGODDY. thanks for posting the pics....you are
      the best

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    5. @Mygoddy, thank you so much! It is truly appreciated!

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    6. Thanks so much, mygoddy! Really appreciate the time & effort it takes to post -- love having a sneak peek! :-)

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    7. Thanks! I am trying to keep purchases to a minimum but really loving the vintage plaid wide leg pants and the Morning floral pants! Cute tees too but I can wait for a sale on those :)

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  17. Now that the weather seems to be breaking I am moving the fall/winter stuff to the spare closet and the spring/summer into rotation. Trying to do a cleanout and purge but why is sometimes so hard to let of things even if they have not been worn all season! If I try it on and it fits and I like it even if it does not get worn I have a hard time parting with it. I am trying to do like some other JCA's have and stick to a pallet so that is helping me be able to get rid of some things. I just know I still have too much!

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    1. I have an under bed box of maybes - things that I love that don't fit as well at the moment, or things that fit well that I don't love right now. I periodically review the box and pull some things to wear after all, and some to the giveaway. It helps to have them out of sight for a bit. Easier to let go -- or to realize I still love. Am glad, for example, I did not let go of my gingham button downs when I got tired of them. Now I'm wearing them again!

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    2. The minute I try something on and question it, whether it's jeans, shoes, tops. Etc, I post it on Poshmark and put it in a spare room. If something doesn't sell right away I keep trying it myself, but when something does, I don't regret it.

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  18. JessF.....I'm cleaning and reorganizing my closet today too! I have an entire room that is a closet which holds all my clothing, handbags and accessories for all seasons, but I still move things around for the seasons. I totally hear you about whether to keep or purge perfectly good items. A color palette definitely will help. It took me forever to start doing this and it really helps when I shop. Also avoid what I call "fantasy" shopping. That's when we buy things that look nice on us but are for some other woman we aren't...and most likely never will be! For me that included items that needed to be worn with a strapless bra, high heels, sheer things that needs camisoles and slips, silk or silky fabrics, fancy dresses to wear to one party a year, I can't even stand pencil skirts anymore..they drive me crazy. It's tough, but getting real about who you are and what you're comfortable wearing is what makes an item a keeper or something to donate. At least in my book. So if you own any fantasy clothes bought by that "other woman" I'd let them go. Also I think we're free of all those rules that were around when I was a younger woman. Having to wear a fancy dress to a Xmas party, wearing heels when we "dressed" up, having to have a little black dress for funerals, weddings, special occasions....we're free to wear pretty much whatever we want whenever we want now. And I think J.Crew had a huge influence on this and I'm glad! I've done lots of purging of Crew items through the years and I can't think of one thing I regret getting rid of. Once it's out of my closet it opens up space for something else to come in and be more useful as well as more appreciated! Good luck with your purging and updating!

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    1. I agree w everything you said, Stray Cat.

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    2. I agree too, StrayCat. I'm guilty of the fantasy purchases on a number of occasions although I've been more careful since the holidays. I feel guilty about the number of nwt items in my closet that never get worn. I've donated and consigned last year but I still have more than I wear. It's not really worth selling on eBay in Canada anymore. I love your point about getting real with who you are. Before kids, I wore heels and dressy items more but that's not my life anymore so I need to be more realistic when shopping.

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    3. Great points, straycat. It helps me to know others struggle w the same issues! I've been on the "Meat, Potatoes and Gravy" metaphor and lots of my Gravy purchases are for the fantasy life I don't live.

      I watched the Minimalism documentary last weekend. Highly recommend. Not that I'll ever be a minimalist, but the principles of only having stuff in your life that is really useful and meaningful made me think more about why I'm buying things and whether I will really use and love them.

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    4. I have been trying to do the same thing, no FS item or trophy clothes...things I admire in my closet but never seem to wear for whatever reason. I also try to go lower cost with really trendy pieces, maybe that is another reason J Crew struggles. If I want a cold shoulder top (I don't) but if I did I would probably go to Target or Old Navy. I need to investigate some consignments in my area as I'm done with ThredUp, this go round I basically owe them money for a bag of nearly new clothes and Italian ballet flats they didn't accept. I would rather my donations benefit local charities or support local businesses. At least I would get a tax benefit. Thredup has probably "donated" at least $500 worth of my clothes that were rejected and I get nothing.

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    5. That's terrible re:thred up TeriLynn13! I've had decent luck with Poshmark. Still have some things that have sat but might go if I lowered the price enough. (Although I have an adorable button down, not J.Crew, for $7 that has a million likes and has not been purchased. I might just donate it since it's in perfect condition just too small for me.). Not worth the postage to lower the price!

      I have a very strict color palette as I've mentioned many times, and I still end up buying a lot of fantasy items. I haven't worn my Oxford check mini yet and the season is just about gone, even though it's still really cold here. We just haven't gone out as much this winter. At least I paid a decent price for it and it's not super trendy.

      Like many others, shoes are my downfall. Last year I was really loving the heels with jeans and bought several pairs of Elsies I loved, but after one or two wears realized they don't work for my feet. They would fall off when I walk. So now I have a pair of Elsies new in box that I have been trying to sell, but I did sell all my others and bought the Lenas and Sophias which seem to work better for me. Definitely not as sexy but I won't break an ankle. (Though the two Lenas I bought this year are among my favorite shoes ever and both have gotten a few wears, certainly sexy enough!).

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    6. Thank you Stray Cat and everyone else for their ideas and thoughts. I am going to keep plugging along with my clean out. In getting real about who I am I could really cut back on the dresses and skirts as my work environment is casual. TeriLynn13- I agree that if I want trendy I will go on the cheap as well but I find at my age (41) I am not really into trends anymore. Ruffles- I will never be a minimalist either but keep striving to do better. It is helpful to have some input from you ladies to help keep me on track.

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    7. I love hearing I'm not alone with struggles with buying too much! And I still succumb to fantasy shopping...right after I ordered those off the shoulder items I said "oh, crap! Strapless bra...ugh!"...but I knew in my heart I wasn't going to actually wear them...even if I wished I could. It's a struggle of the ego really. Of what you're wanting in your heart as opposed to what you know logically you don't need or isn't right for your life. I've tried to learn that my clothing needs to reflect who I really am as a person. I believe only then can we be really comfortable in our clothes and they are not a "costume" we put on trying to be someone else. All the experimenting over the last decades has developed what is my style now, so it was worth it. I'm really thankful that 99% of the time I don't get swayed by styles or colors that I know through experience don't flatter me. But it's taken decades of trial and error. I don't think we should entirely stop buying what makes our hearts sing...life would be so colorless and boring. Again I thank J. Crew (and I'm sure Jenna had alot to do with this) for the whole high/low combo trend that they are known for and that is my signature dressing style now. I dress to make me happy. Just because everyone else grocery shops in their pajamas, yoga pants, sweat pants and hoodies doesn't mean I have to....and I never do. I believe that everything I "have" to do....errands, grocery shopping, post office...all the normal stuff we all do is special, it's part of my life and dressing cute makes these everyday events more fun. I don't believe in saving things like our pretty jewelry or handbags for "special" occasions...everyday I wake up in this beautiful world is a special occasion and an opportunity to be me through the things I love...like J. Crew! The world is full of dreary and dull and ugly....it's up to us to keep the world full of color and pretty! Oh...now I sound like I'm telling everyone to go shop more...ha! Boy I guess I just made my point how hard the struggle is!

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    8. Stray Cat- I understand where you are coming from. Ever since I was in high school I was always one of the few who wanted to dress up and look nice regardless of what everyone else was wearing. In college when I was in a sorority we had to either wear our letters or dress up once a week. I almost always chose the dress up option. It continues to this day where I work in management in the office of a manufacturing environment where dressing up is really only necessary on days where customers are visiting or I have a meeting with a vendor but I just feel better dressed up and don't care what others wear. Also on the weekend I will wear sweats/ leggings around the house but like if I am headed the grocery store, post office I will change into something nicer. Jeans and a plain tee with a necklace or scarf always just feels better to me. Also I find dresses to be more comfortable than pants or shorts which is why many times I appear more dressed up than is probably needed for the occasion. Since I do enjoy looking put together shopping and updating my wardrobe will always be part of my life and I think that is fine. The older I get it is easier not to go overboard. I am also thankful there are channels to sell unwanted clothing to make some money back instead of just donating. I do both but it makes me feel better to make some money back and I am making less purchase missteps as time goes on due to decades of trial and error and knowing what works for me.

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    9. Stray Cat--I love what you said about "fantasy" shopping. It has taken me a long time to get here, but I tell myself to buy for the life I'm living. It's so easy to get excited about clothes or other things for an imaginary, exciting life that is not my own. I remember once looking at a dress (not J.Crew) that I thought would be perfect for an evening at the opera. Ha! I don't go to the opera. Likewise, I love pretty dishes and serving pieces. However, I don't have dinner parties so I shouldn't buy platters.

      I'm hardly a minimalist but thinking about the life I live, not a fantasy future, has helped me to let things go.

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    10. I don't have much to add, other than wanting to share my appreciation for all of the comments you guys make in threads like these and others. They are really thoughtful and helpful in terms of getting to think of clothes in a different way. I love the 'meat, potatoes and gravy' metaphor, as well as the need to recognize whether you're shopping for a fantasy version of yourself. I've been able to slow down my shopping considerably these past few months, but I'm trying to fully implement a no-shopping goal, partly for the challenge and also because I really don't need anything. Keep sharing all your good thoughts and tips, everyone!

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  19. Mygoddy @peterst1 on IG posted the style guide. Oh boy. I'm really liking a lot of things.

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    1. Thank you so much! Heading there now :)

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    2. I like the white linen jacket with navy (rickrack) trim. thats it for me.

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    3. JCAs are so awesome. Thanks for the heads up and thanks to mygoddy for sharing.

      The Rickrack Jacket is cute, but well, GRAVY. I have too many of that style and worn for the same types of occasions. I don't see anything else that is a must for me and off the shoulder ruffles are already looking timestamped to me. I may change my mind when I see stuff in person.

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    4. For me: tie waist shorts in black, ruffle shorts in black. Loving a lot of the sandals and shoes, will have to wait for sales. There were definitely a few tops/blouses I would try.

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    5. I like the tie waist shorts as well. I have a blk tank bodysuit from madewell that might look good with the white ones. I would also like to try the eyelet dress and wrap skirt. I live in Texas and can wear all of these items now as our temps are already in the 80s.

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    6. Oh dear.....I see ALOT that I like! I NEED those madras plaid cropped wide leg pants, the SALUT! tee (ok...I said I don't like writing on my chest, but it's speaking to me...no pun intended!), love the look of the white cropped sailor pant, love the rickrack trimmed jacket and I see a printed shirt that looks good. I can't wait!!! Hope they have some new jewels too!

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    7. @Suz Has I agree on both shorts. The ruffle sweater also looks very me. I think I will also love the Liberty Thorpe print top and shorts. The shoes look promising, too, although I've really strayed from J Crew shoes the last few years.

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    8. Thanks @Suz for sharing the link and thanks @Mygoddy for posting!!
      Love a lot of the shoes, tie waist shorts, eyelet dress and the floral print skirt. I've really been missing the beautiful, print pencil skirts of yore.

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  20. I went by the NYC Flatiron store today to make a return. this time I took my time around the store because I had a gc AND a popback card burning a hole in my wallet. I tried really hard to find something to buy but failed. striped maxi dress and ruffle waist linen leopard pants were only left in 00 or 14. SA seemed to be at a complete loss to help; told me that's "the way it is." Didn't even bother asking if I wanted to check another store or shop online and ship to store like they used to do. Eeeesh. After that I decided It was fate and I'd rather just save my money since no one seemed to want it anyway. And analysts wonder why customers like to shop online and return to brick and mortar?

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    1. Agreed. Didn't you buy the leopard pants previously? You needed a different size, or am I thinking of someone else?

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    2. yes I needed petite or regular length. I wanted to try them on in store and get them with my pop back card but alas! not meant to be this trip!

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  21. OT but does anyone else think the stripes outfit on the JC homepage looks like a prison getup? Very sadly it also reminds me of holocaust clothing and the Urban Outfitters debacle...

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    1. OMG. That's unfortunate. That makes me really sad. To be fair, it is different, but now I cannot unsee it.

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    2. I thought the same too...😞

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    3. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was the first thing I thought of, sadly. Though I wonder if a younger generation may not be as aware. The red version doesn't have that effect but I still can't imagine wearing the full outfit.

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    4. I just showed that movie to my freshmen over 3 days/4 classes a day. So important but it is so hard to watch. Hardest days of my year.

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    5. Yes I totally thought of prison outfit.

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    6. @liztriden I can see that would be emotionally draining. Thank you for doing that to educate our kids.

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    7. They took the photo of the very unfortunate striped outfit off the home page the other day, but the clothing are still available. While the photo was on the home page, I showed it to my 13 year old and asked him what the clothing made him think of and there was no hesitation on his part - he said it made him think of concentration camps. What was the J Crew design team (comprised of adults) thinking?!

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  22. Stopped by Copley in Boston to check out the jewel box necklace. It looks way different IRL - I barely recognized it. Nothing else in the store caught my eye.

    I'm planning on buying a suiting skirt though to pair with my 2010 aubrey jackets. Thinking about the telegraph pencil skirt but worry it might be too long - I'm 5-2. I have a pencil skirt from 2010 in my normal size but it's a tad short for my liking, and the pants are super uncomfortable (cafe trouser). Love the jackets though so I'm hoping to find some good bottoms!

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  23. I stopped in the Factory today and picked up the Gingham Popover shirt...because I NEED more gingham in my closet! Hee! It's really cute! Tried on the Drapey Oxford Dress...cute but too short for me. Also tried on the Cotton A-Line skirt in off white. I really liked this skirt but in my normal size the waist was too big and when I sized down the hip area fit better but the waist still seemed too big. So all I bought was the popover shirt.

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    1. @Stray Cat, did you see the new specialty Tippi in the catalog?
      It's got an embroidered palm tree on it, but I thought of you b/c I noticed it was Flame-colored & i remembered that you were asking about a similar color recently.

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  24. TM93....thank you....but I don't see that sweater anywhere on the site? I see the Hawaiian vintage print Tippi with palm trees printed all over it? Do you have a style #?

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    1. check out the style guide on MYGODDY's instragram. that where I saw it..

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  25. Oh! I see it! You guys really have eagle eyes! Thank you! I can hardly wait to see all the new pretties in person. I love the colors so much!

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    1. Oh, I'm glad you saw it, Stray Cat! I'm sorry I wasn't more clear about which catalog I was talking about, d'oh! Thanks to Unknown for clarifying. I can't wait to see all the new pretties next week! :-)

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