Friday, March 5, 2010

J.Crew Petite-Friendly Picks and 20% off Sweaters Sale

***J.Crew is having a 20% off sweaters sale from now until Sunday. No coupon code necessary.***

I fell in love with this tulle and cotton shell during my last trip to J.Crew. It comes in 5 colors that are perfect for the spring and summer.

And the best part? It runs small! Here I am wearing a size XS in cream. It may look slightly loose, but this tank has an A-line shape so I don't think it's meant to be too fitted. The cotton jersey material is heavyweight and sturdy, which is a bonus.

I loved it over leggings and almost bought it right then and there, but decided to go home and browse online. Good thing, too, because I discovered that this is available in size XXS online!

I noticed that I got a new follower last week - J.Crew Boston Sales Associates ... uh oh. I know that photography is shunned inside retail stores, but I'm just trying to promote the brand  :  )


Also found this open shawl cardigan in XS:
So the closest thing that I can find to this online is the Always Cardigan, but I'm unsure whether it's the same one. The Always Cardigan is a cotton/modal blend, whereas I feel like the one I tried one was heavier.
This cardigan used to be under "sweaters," but interestingly enough, it got moved to "knits" when the 20% off sweaters sale was announced today. Hmm, J.Crew. 

I also found Jenna's Cardigan in XS, which is described as a "perfectly cropped cardigan" for wearing over dresses that is "short but not too short" and "more fitted" with "3/4 sleeves." Wow...music to my ears...sounds like a winner for tiny petites! If anyone has tried this sweater, do let me know how it fits:
^ Just noticed that the model is wearing the grand ruffle tank. Actually looks like a tank on her, and more like a tunic on me!

And last but not least, I am in love with this Cascade Cardigan in XS. Again, it is a "chic, cropped length" with "3/4 sleeves" - two phrases that my eyes are always peeled for when online shopping. Note how tight it is on the model, especially the arms. I actually went to J.Crew specifically to try this on, but it was nowhere to be found.
That's it for today. Happy shopping, and don't forget - sweater sale ends on Sunday!

17 comments:

  1. I'm a sucker for cascade cardigans (regular ones, not so much) and think that one looks great on you...whichever one it is!

    ps Like the new home; hopefully the url change will cut down on the perv hits!

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  2. Love them! & your taste in clothes <3

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  3. This is soo cute top!!Love it !!Cream colour looks gorgeous on you!!!!cheers!!!

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  4. Hi beautiful! ive been seeing ruffles everywhere lately im not compainin tho they're soo cute!

    Thanks for the heads up on the sale(;

    <33 Sharlene

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  5. I love that tulle/cotton top! it looks super chic on you. Great pick on the cream colour!

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  6. You are so cute!

    Seriously, we could be style twins! Well, maybe not today... I'm wearing sweats, glasses, no make-up, and a Britney Spears-type bun. Bahahaha!

    xoxo

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  7. i love the top, its adorable..something i'd definitely wear with leggings or a skirt :) too cute!

    anyways wanted to let you know i passed on the Sunshine Award to ya. :*

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  8. Cute! I love that ruffled top... it's perfect for spring too. ;)

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  9. love the top! so pretty! good to know that it runs small:) j.crew's xs tops are usually a tad big for me. i have a quick question for ya:) have u ever purchased anything from the uk based miss selfridge petite section? i'm eyeing a few items online, but i'm not quite sure how they fit or how small they run. unfortunately, i think they only have stores in the u.k. hope ure having a great weekend!

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  10. Oooooo sweaters... I am such a sucker for them lol! That shawl cardi looks great on you. As always, I love all of your suggestions so I might have to treat myself for working over the weekend :)

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  11. i love the ruffles! i'd get it in gray. because i get everything in gray :P

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  12. I have both the tulle/cotton shell (in 3 colors) and the open shawl cardigan in 2 colors....one of my fave pairings. I'm a JCrew fanatic so thank oufor all your JCrew related blogs and YouTube vids...keep them coming please!

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