J.Crew Fall Favorites + Sale Picks

jcrew cable sweater vest fall 2023 trends petite outfits

I’m not usually big on following trends, but a few this season are really speaking to me! I don’t think I’ve owned either a vest or Mary Jane shoes since high school, but I currently can’t get enough of these preppy, throwback styles.

I partnered with J.Crew on an Instagram post, and wanted to share some more details over here. They nailed the sweater vest and these polished Mary Jane shoes, amongst a few other pieces this year! They’re currently running a sale with 40% off select styles for members when logged into your account (free to join). Here are a few of my sale picks:

  • Slim wide-leg jeans – See my recent post on 5 different shoes to pair with this wider, cropped silhouette.
  • Gold orb earrings – Pictured below. I got these and wear almost daily! They’re fab for a chunky gold accent, in a slightly vintage gold tone. Note: I don’t find these to be heavy, but I did switch out the butterfly backing for a disc backing (from my other earrings) which supports the shape of these earrings more.
  • Stripe rib shirt – The sleeves are long on me so I fold them under, but it’s a versatile basic that I’ve already paired with jeans (pictured here, tailored shorts, and a slip skirt (pictured here).
  • Kate straight-leg pant – These have an updated more modern straight cut compared to the Cameron pants, and fit great off the rack with no waist gap. The petite length even works well on me for flats and sneakers too. See on me.
how to style wide leg jeans for work petite

I also wanted to mention that this classic tailored blazer is on sale for a rare 40% off during BR’s Friends & Family sale. I picked this up a few years ago and continue to love its timeless, sharply tailored style.

And a few of my other J.Crew favorites this year:

Shrunken Fit Cashmere Sweater Vest

A luxe little piece! The cashmere is light and soft against the skin, and the overall fit is very petite friendly. An xxs works great on me but I also tried it on in xs, seen below in navy. The xs is a slightly loose fit on me, but could work if the intent is to layer. In the store I saw this on mannequins layered over a simple tee shirt, and also over a long sleeve button down.

J.Crew cashmere sweater vest fall outfit petite
Sydney Wide Leg Pant

I first shared this cut of pant in the spring featuring the cotton version. I thought the cotton was great, but got to try the same pant in their “four season stretch” fabric and am in love. The fabric feels high quality, has a good weight to it for year-round wear, and is a nice & smooth weave against the skin. My waist measures 25″ and I fit in between their 00P and 0P for this particular style – 00P is a snug fit on me at the waist, and 0P has some room.

J.Crew petite Emilie sweater jacket outfit
Wide leg pants 00P, sweater jacket xxs,  Marc Fisher heels 5 (runs narrow), Cafune bag c/o
Layla Slingback Mary Janes

Super cute with a manageable low ~ 1.5 inch heel. I thought this was a nice way to do the Mary Jane style in a neutral color, updated toe shape and practical heel. I’m very into rounded square toes lately and they nailed it on this toe shape and delicate front strap, which is also useful for adjusting the fit width-wise. I went with my typical size 5 and found these to fit TTS.

jcrew sydney pant petite sweater vest
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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean! I’ve been eyeing the J crew Edie bag that you’ve worn on several posts. Do you find it to be good quality? I’m looking and looking for a decent everyday bag and for now can’t get a higher end one -the j. crew one is about the highest price I can pay. Do you recommend it?

    Posted 9.25.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi! I like it but after using it for about a a year I would say I don’t absolutely love it for the price point, since it’s still not easy on the wallet. I think I might like it better in a textured or matte leather instead of the smooth, which has a bit of a gloss to it. Also when the flap is closed there is still a small gap on the side, so small items may fall out. For a similar price point I might consider a preowned Polene bag from Poshmark, or Coach leather bags.

      Posted 9.28.23 Reply
      • Anonymous wrote:

        I truly appreciate your honest feedback and for the reply back -it can be very difficult to know what to invest in with so much constantly coming at us consumers (esp bc I have a very limited budget right now) and am really really grateful for content creators who can give me their honest view and curation of products.

        Posted 9.29.23 Reply
  2. Lysa wrote:

    I am loving your website lately!! Did I see you somewhere that you mentioned you’ll have a trenchcoat at Edited Pieces? Oh my, my trenchcoat obsession started from your website many years ago! Please tell me more about your EP trenchcoat!

    Posted 9.20.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thanks so much for you interest in our trench! It’s going to be a clean cut drape trench coat, seen on me in this blog post. We had hoped to launch it this fall but it’s unfortunately been delayed and won’t be here until the spring.

      Posted 9.22.23 Reply
  3. Lynsey Dill wrote:

    Was excited to see the Sweater Lady Jacket was eligible for sale because I’ve had my eye on it a while. But after I added to cart, it said it was not eligible after all. 🙁

    Posted 9.18.23 Reply
  4. Elizabeth wrote:

    Omg! Crazy to see the Edie bag back–didn’t you used to have a red one from the Jenna Lyons era?

    Posted 9.16.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Wow you have such a good memory! Yes I love that they’ve been doing a big nod to older iconic J.Crew styles.

      Posted 9.18.23 Reply
  5. Ivy Liu wrote:

    Now that its getting to be cooler weather, are you going to have posts about tights? Thanks Jean!

    Posted 9.15.23 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Sorry I don’t wear tights anymore! I’d suggest checking Pinterest for inspo!

      Posted 9.18.23 Reply

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