Over the weekend I stopped by J.Crew Factory to make a few returns, and of course I had to look around the store afterwards since I was already in the neighborhood. My returns took longer than usual, because the associate helping me was new, and she mentioned that they just got a new POS system. I noticed that she entered a lot of information manually, but I'm not sure if that was because she was new or due to the new system. If anyone else has noticed a delay in the checkout or return process, please let me know in the comments.
Now onto the reviews. For reference, I usually wear 00 and XXS at J.Crew and J.Crew Factory. My measurements are provided here.
Chiffon Dot Blouse with Lace Panels (Item B3978)
|Color: Natural, Size: 00|
Verdict: Meh. Tight in the shoulders and runs long.
Quilted Jacket (Item 02534)
|Color: Black, Size: XXS|
This quilted jacket was the last one on the rack at my local store. I can see why they're almost sold out, because it was super sleek in person. There was a cool, almost moto vibe to it. Fit-wise the jacket was very slim through the torso. In the XXS, I was only able to layer a t-shirt underneath. For actual chilly weather, of course I would want to wear more. The sleeves were also incredibly slim. Not quite compression cuffs but almost there. It was reasonably warm for fall but definitely too light for winter. Overall, great jacket but remember to size up.
Verdict: Really like. Runs small.
Keating Boy Blazer (Item 92480)
|Color: Black, Size: 00|
The main difference between the two blazers is fabric content. The retail schoolboy is made from a 98% wool and 2% spandex blend, while the factory blazer is 40% wool, 29% polyester, 28% viscose, and 3% spandex. In person both blazers feel pretty much the same. Mayyybe the factory one is a bit silkier and the retail one is a little more wooly, but I'm not sure I could tell the difference in a blind test.
Verdict: Like. True to size.
Tweed Mini with Pockets (Item B1992)
|Color: Black White, Size: 0|
The black colorblocking is very slimming, creating a flattering silhouette from the front. It even has pockets, which is a great bonus! However, I'm not so crazy about the side view. The transition from the tweed to all black was very jarring, and I found myself wishing that the tweed panel was replicated in the back. The length was good for me, but then again I'm only 5' 4", so it could look much shorter on taller ladies.
Verdict: Meh. Runs small.
Classic Button-Down Shirt in Flannel (Item 30519)
|Color: Cape Gingham, Size: XXS|
Verdict: Like. Kept despite being too long
in the sleeves and torso.
in the sleeves and torso.
What's on your must-have list for fall?