Hello and Happy Friday!
Factory had a medium sized release on Wednesday. I did purchase a few things, which I will share with you. I also want to talk about what I didn’t purchase and also chat about their always offered staples.
This release had your basic fall prints, ie: zebra, cheetah, etc. Nothing that interested me at all. Again, this was not a full Fall release but I just was expecting a little more oomph in the print department.
This release was also a bit hodgepodge-y and a bit scattered. But this time of year for clothing is always that way. And, especially with the pandemic, I wondered if there was going to be anything at all I would want to get. I was surprised I liked anything quite frankly.
First up – I bought this cute knit Swiss Dot top. I’ve never tried a top like this, but since it’s knit, I’m hoping it’s figure friendly….I bought both the black and ivory colors
Second up – this adorable Apple Teddie Sweater. The leaf has sequins. It’s sooooo cute!!!
That’s all I purchased on Wednesday. I have several gift cards burning holes in my pocket and I want to save them for a BIG ORDER which I know will be coming late Fall/Holiday.
So…..now let’s talk stuff I didn’t buy and WHY…
First up – this Hippie Dippie top. It’s geared toward their Madewell customers. This top would not look right on me. Honestly I am so sick of BOHO crap. Get rid of it already!
Second up….this lovely sleeveless top. I would have bought it if I didn’t already have something similar. I love the ruffled neckline and it would be a great light layer under sweaters! It comes in Red, Ivory and Navy.
Let’s now talk about J.Crew Factory staples….the stuff they have every year.
First up….their Field Vest. Only in Navy and Black – for now. They always come out with prints and festive colors come late fall and holiday. They’re very versatile and I highly recommend them.
Second….their sweater blazers. They’re comfy, versatile and wear very well. However, they always tend to be priced on the higher side ALL THE TIME. They are excellent investment pieces.
Third……Solid Teddy Sweaters…I wear them all the time and have many colors. They are affordable, wash and wear well (although they are prone to pilling but I have a sweater shaver and my sweaters always look like new).
And last but not least, the cotton cardigan (formerly the Caryn Cardigan)…J.Crew Factory always have these sweaters around.
I have a bone to pick with Factory. The Caryn cardio has full length sleeves, which I don’t mind, but they’ve discontinued my favorite cardigan, the Claire. The Claire Cardigan had bracelet sleeves, which I adore. This makes me so sad….
So…..that’s it for now. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Until next time…..
Keep Drinking the Crewlade…….