J.Crew is offering extra 30% off sale items again (use code MUSTHAVE, ends 11/18) coupled with a new round of markdowns. There were a few items on my longtime watch list that fell to attractive price points:
3. 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 tweed pump, which fit well lengthwise but the pointy toe was not comfortable.
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.
3. I tried on their mustard yellow double serge wool pencil skirts over two years ago, and loved the quality and color options. Unfortunately, the sizing ran generous and I did not want to keep it for the price + $25-$30 alterations. This time around, I might be brave enough to DIY, or try out this recommended tailor in Chinatown that charges only $13. I am less concerned about the size (got the smallest available at the time) because alterations from both sides are necessary regardless.