J.Crew for less

So while I was home in Kansas, I made the mistake of going into a J.Crew outlet store. I absolutely fell in love with pretty much everything in there, and with some unknown source of willpower I walked out with NOTHING.

But I’m still thinking about some of those goodies. I looked online, and you can actually shop the factory store, but only on weekends. It also has flat rate shipping for $8.95.

J.Crew is probably the store closest to my personal sense of style — very simple, comfortable, kind of preppy. They follow trends, but always have basics. And stripes. I do love the stripes.

Here are some of my favorites, from the regular (left) and factory stores (right):


boatneck painter tee in stripe, $39.50, tissue classic stripe tee, $24.50


eden cardigan, $89.50, cody cardigan, $44.50


perfect shirt in gingham, $72, perfect shirt in plaid, $44.50


takeaway tote, $68, classic leather tote, $118


dreamy cotton pant, $45, knit cozy pant, $39.50

Sadly, J.Crew jeans never seem to fit me. I have to stick to Gap for those.

I also noticed that if you like J.Crew’s Martina suede wedges ($228, left), you can get an almost identical pair at Target for $29.99.

And here are some more of my loves from J.Crew this fall:

1. always cardigan, $29.50

2. double cloth metro coat, $298

3. open shawl cardigan, $59.50

4. ruffle scarf, $34.50

5. vintage field army watch, $150

6.booker boots, $298

Exercising willpower, exercising willpower…