I’ve been eying this collection sweater for a while now. I was just waiting for the retail price to drop significantly. I acquired this during the Extra 40% off Final Sale promo even if my size wasn’t available. I am usually a small, I got a medium. This sweater is definitely more flattering if fitted. I would say that it is TTS. It’s a wonderful piece to have, I can dress this up (with skinny black pants and heels) or down (with jeans). It’s awesome that it can be hand washed. The metallic studs are cold (brr!) on bare skin so watch out for that when trying this on. The studs seem well secured but I would have liked it if J.Crew provided me with extra studs. What gives, J.Crew?
J.Crew Natalie Studded Sweater, item 36711
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Say hello to JewelMint. JewelMint is an online jewelry club started by lovely fashionista Kate Bosworth (love her!) and her friend/award-winning stylist Cher Coulter. Each piece is designed by Kate and Cher. You can tell that they are very hands-on – from designing to styling. Each piece is available for $29.99 for members (shipping is free).
This is how it works: On the first of each month, JewelMint releases a new collection and gives you recommendations based on a style quiz that you take when you sign up, your order history, and pieces that you have marked as favorites. They basically have some kind of algorithm that helps them determine the pieces that you would like. You are not limited to their recommendations and you can also order from past collections (if there are any left, some pieces sell out pretty quickly). There is no obligation to buy each month BUT you have to opt-out by clicking the “skip this month” button from the 1st to the 5th of each month OR ELSE they will charge you the $29.99 (good for one piece of jewelry). This is the part I don’t like. You can cancel your membership by calling customer service.
All right, enough of the technicalities. Now for the review. My first purchase is the Sweetheart Ring. This piece is definitely eye-catching and unique. I wear a size 6 and it is true to size. I’m going to go ahead and say that I am not totally in love with it but I like it a lot. It’s not so much the design (I think the design is great! SO cute!) but how it feels when worn. It reminds me of a graduation ring. I know that I am wearing it because of its bulk. I’m keeping it though, it’s a charming piece to have. It just won’t be an everyday ring like I thought it would be. :) Maybe I just need to get used to it?
The Foxtrot jacket in aged driftwood is the best surprise in my J.Crew box from the recent 30% off sale. The picture online does not give this jacket justice (!!!) so it was such a surprise to see that it was so lovely in person. I love this so much I even made a video :) The standing collar and the gold hardware are my favorite features of this hip-length jacket. This is also available in the color ebony but this version is still full price.