1. Mona Leather Pumps, 3 sale colors, $110
2. J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Wool, 4 sale colors, $55.993. J.Crew Lady Jacket in Double Serge Wool, 3 sale colors, $69.99
1. I've been looking for basic cognac brown pumps for what feels like ages. I've tried on quite the variety, ranging from these Ann Taylor ones to these Louboutins. I resold the AT's because I wanted a covered leather heel, and returned the CL's because they were a little too plain for full price (chalked up $30 in return shipping to overzealous purchasing). The lower heel made it mostly a work shoe, and I've been weaning off wearing red soles at work. I pinned the Mona pumps months back as a new contender, but never tried them on in-person. In my experience, J.Crew shoes run about half a size smaller than AT, and I'm hoping the rounded toe is comfy. I recently tried on a 5.5 in their Everly pump, which fit well lengthwise but the pointy toe was so painful I had to take them right off.
2. Next up, I think my mouth fell open a little when I saw Elle model this suit in spicy gold. I love both pieces on their own, and together they look so ladylike with a hint of vintage charm. The jacket was in my size for over 70% off, and I couldn't have checked out faster. Beware as it is a final sale item.
Readers - Have you picked up anything good from J.Crew's frequent sales lately?