Left: Candace Dress in Ink Dot ($89.99) | shop | - Not a fan of the fit on this dress, though I think I prefer the Ink Dots to the paisley (also $89.99) or floral ($69.99) version. The ruffles didn't flatter the bust, and it runs a bit big. On the plus side, it's fully lined & is comprised mostly of a nice silk.
Right: Lace Bluson Dress in Black ($69.99) | shop - I actually picked this up in the Old Lace colorway ($69.99 + an additional 30%)
Top: Linen Popover | shop - I think I linked you to the right top, but I'm not sure because I don't think this top is linen... Anyway, this sweater is easy, cute, and casual. I enjoy the button detail, the color is really fun for fall, and I imagine it would be a fun color blocking piece. I do like it, I just don't love it. So pass for me.
Shorts: 3" Chino Short in Ceylon Tea ($29.99) | shop
If you're making a purchase at J.Crew don't forget to use code LOVEIT for an extra 30% off final sale items. I believe today is the last day that the LOVEIT code is valid. Also, J.Crew is offering free shipping on women's tees & knits. Free ground shipping is applied automatically at checkout.
After J.Crew, we checked out Lands' End. This was our first experience with Land's End, and overall, we're fans. The cut, fit, and quality of Lands' End Canvas pieces were all nice; I wouldn't call them premium items, but for the price (of sale items, at least), it's worth checking out. I think I'll be shopping Lands' End more frequently.
Lands' End carriers a variety of sizing: petite, plus, wide & narrow shoe sizes. Lands' End Canvas, on the other hand, is considered a "trendier line" and is only available in regular sizing. I think most items from the Lands' End Canvas line would be too big for a smaller petite woman; Lands End Canvas is available at some Sears locations. Plus, you can score a 15% discount with student ID. :)
Dress: Ballerina Dress in Clear Blue (
$69.50 $39.99)| shop - This also comes in a reddish pink tone. The fit-and-flare silhouette is one of my favorites, but I think there might have been a little too much flare (makes the hips look a little wide) and not enough fit (in the bust area). I do like this crisp cotton material quite a lot. No pockets. Didn't fit beautifully in the bust. Cheap zipper. Well the one I tried on at least had a sub-par zipper... and is there anything worse than a terrible zipper on the perfect dress?
Blazer: Heritage Navy Blazer ($190) | shop - Aili and I both tried this on, and it runs a little small. IT's definitely a dark navy that could easily be mistaken for black.
Top on Right: Patterned Stretch Poplin Shirt in Orange Sunset Tattersail ($49.50)| shop - As far as button downs go, I can't really complain. The fabric is lightweight and contains a hint of stretch--perfect for layering under a blazer or cardigan.
Skirt on Right: Pleated Skirt in Dusty Jade (
$49.50 I scored it for $13) | shop - This skirt is made of crisp cotton--the same material as the Ballerina Dress. I think it might wrinkle fairly easily, but I don't really mind, as it's a perfect summer piece. It's fully lined, has pockets, the color is beautiful and for $13, I'm a happy girl. It also comes in a light blue & a pink colorway.
Cardigan on Right: Heritage Cardigan in Camel, Land's End Canvas ($39.50) | shop - This is nice; it is similar to the JCrew's Jackie cardigan but has full-length sleeves.
Patterned Chambray Shirt in Dark Chambray Dot ($49.50) | shop
Skirt on Right: Gathered Wrap Skirt in Cardinal Red on Ailyn and Black on Aili ($39.50) | shop - We were a little puzzled by this skirt. It fits nicely and we do love the pockets, but the sporty skort look feels more appropriate for hitting the tennis courts.