THESE OR THOSE – J CREW FACTORY TRY-ON HAUL

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is doing a try-on haul with JCrew Factory and Banana Republic Factory

Instead of a this or that post, we are having these or those posts. I recently did a try-on haul from JCrew Factory, and there are too many outfits for just this or that. JCrew Factory is one of my favorite online brands to shop from, and this was the first time that I had seen a store. This is a long post, so let’s get started.

 

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Since today is St. Patrick’s Day, I thought this Lucky Clover Graphic Tee was appropriate. I love JCrew Factory tees, and they have so many cute graphic tees to choose from. I get asked a lot about where to buy good t-shirts from, and I usually send them to JCrew Factory. The quality is good, the pricing is good, and they wash up really well. I’m wearing a large, and it fits me nicely. I like my t-shirts to be a little loose and not show any rolls that I’d rather you not know about.

I thought the socks were adorable, but they aren’t on the website. However, there are lots of other prints that are cute, and I like this no-show version.

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Here is the view from the back. The t-shirt is long enough to tuck in, but not so long that you can’t wear it untucked also. The jeans are listed down below.

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This is a cute summer uniform for me; shorts, a lightweight sweater, and sneakers. I love a v-neck cardigan; it seems like those are harder to find than a crewneck. So, when you can’t find a v-neck, you improvise and create one as I did with this Classic Cotton Navy Cardigan. I paired the cardigan with a pair of 9″ Chino Bermuda Shorts, and I love the look! I was afraid that the 9″ shorts would look too long and frumpy, instead, I love the look. It is casual, modest, and still cute as a button. I’m wearing a 10 in the shorts and a large cardigan.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is doing a try-on haul with JCrew Factory and Banana Republic Factory

Both of these items come in lots of different colors, so be sure to check them out. BTW, the size 10 fits me fine, but I will size down to an 8 in any color other than white. I usually size up when wearing white so that the item isn’t see-through, but these shorts were thick enough that I didn’t need to with them.

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These Gingham Sneakers are adorable!!! I love the happy, summery print, and they look crisp and clean. I thought they ran a tad big, so I would need an 8 1/2 instead of a 9. If you are between sizes, then I suggest going with the smaller size. The sneakers are on sale, and they have a couple of different colors and prints.

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Here you can see how I didn’t turn the Classic Cotton Navy Cardigan into a v-neck. I unbuttoned a few buttons to show some skin but left it buttoned the rest of the way down.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is doing a try-on haul with JCrew Factory and Banana Republic Factory

These High-Rise Girlfriend Chinos are unique and I am surprised that I like the look. I wasn’t sure about wearing polka dots on my pants, but pairing them with the Navy Cardigan created a classic look that I would wear. This is a playful look and a little bit on the whimsical side. For some reason, that description seems to resonate with me. Lol! I’m wearing a size 10, but I should have gotten an 8. They are girlfriend pants, and the girlfriend style is always a little roomier than regular styles.

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I love this look also. It is a casual look, but it looks put together. This outfit looks like you put some thought into what you are wearing even though it is simple. The Striped Girlfriend Crewneck Tee has a nautical look, a French woman look, and a fresh look for Spring and Summer. You will find so many ways to wear this navy and white striped tee, and I see pairing it with all kinds of shorts and jeans.

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I’m wearing a large tee, that is the size I normally choose for tees since I don’t want anything to fit me too tightly. I added the same cardigan as the navy one above, but this is in the color called Modern Clover.

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The jeans that I am wearing are high-rise, and these are the Classic Vintage Jeans style. These are relaxed but not loose, so I like that, and I love the straight legs. These jeans also come in a light wash, which I especially love wearing in the summer months. I’m wearing a 30, but I should have sized down to a 29. I’m having trouble figuring out my sizes since I lost some weight. Lol!

These Canvas Slip-On Sneakers are great for any summer outfit. I can see wearing these with a cute dress, shorts, jeans, etc. This is a pair that you will get a lot of wear with this Spring and Summer. I’m wearing my usual size 9, but they are too big for me. I have the 8 1/2 on order to see if those will work. These are on sale and are less than $35, so I won’t be worrying if they get dirty.

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The last outfit might be my favorite, and that’s saying a lot since I love all of these outfits. This Crinkle Puff Sleeve top has an adorable flower and vine print, and I love the pop of cobalt blue. This top is feminine looking, but not girlie looking. The slight puff sleeve is trending, so this will be perfect for this Spring and Summer. The top comes in two other styles, and I love them both. You will want to check those out as well. One is a Geranium and Ivory print, and the other is Chambray. I’m wearing a medium, and the fit is perfect.

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Here is the length of the shirt from the back. I guess you can see that the jeans are a size 30. Lol! These Flare Crop White Jeans are my favorite! I love the style, especially since the flare isn’t wide. The cropped length is perfect for wearing with flats or platform shoes, and the raw hem gives the jeans a “relaxed” look. I left the store without these jeans, but I bought them as soon as I got home and looked at the pictures. I’ll be wearing these jeans all summer!!!

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So, which is your favorite outfit?

  1. Clover Tee, Vintage Jeans, and Gingham Sneakers
  2. Navy Cardigan, White Bermuda Shorts, and Gingham Sneakers
  3. Navy Cardigan, and Polka Dot Pants
  4. Vintage Jeans, Striped Shirt, Slip-On Sneakers, and Green Cardigan
  5. Puff Sleeve Top, White Raw Hem Jeans, and Slip-On Sneakers

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  1. Nancy wrote:

    I like #4 the best. It’s a cute, sporty casual look. I’ve always loved white sneakers and striped tees. Putting them together looks just that, “put together” and very relaxed. I love everything you tried on. I think the navy cardigan with the polka dot pants would be my second choice because it’s not an outfit you would see walking down the street everyday! Cute!

    Posted 3.22.22 Reply
  2. Shel wrote:

    How tall are you, just to give me an idea where these clothing would hang in me?

    Posted 3.21.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I’m 5’6” tall.

      Posted 3.21.22 Reply
  3. Dena Clifford wrote:

    Good stuff ! thanks for the post 🙂

    Posted 3.19.22 Reply
  4. #2 and #5 are my favorite. 🙂 I might even wear the cute top of #5 with the #2’s outfit. Love that cute puff sleeve top!

    Posted 3.18.22 Reply
  5. Joan wrote:

    #4

    Posted 3.18.22 Reply
  6. Lori wrote:

    Love everything about #4!! The green just pops and it’s like you said casual but put together.

    Posted 3.18.22 Reply
  7. Lorie wrote:

    It was impossible for me to choose between #1 and #2! I love them both for different reasons.

    Posted 3.18.22 Reply
  8. Karen Ziegler wrote:

    Hi……..really liked 1 and 3 the best. They just look fun to wear.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  9. Patti McDonald wrote:

    #3 and #5 – both look comfy but nicely put together.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  10. Mary C. wrote:

    #4 and #5 are my favorites!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  11. Lisa Broussard wrote:

    I liked all of them. It”s hard to decide on one. Also would you share your exercise routine? I know you are going to the gym. Is it weights or treadmill??

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  12. Kristin wrote:

    My favorite is #5. How fun!! What a fun way of showing us your try on haul!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  13. Totsy wrote:

    #5 & #6

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  14. Frani wrote:

    Loved them all & thanks for the great tip on how to turn your cardigan into a v-neck .. I can’t wait to try that!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  15. Patricia wrote:

    Number 4, but a hard choice, I loved them all!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  16. Carolina Gomez wrote:

    I like the polka dot pants w the bottom sweater! You look fantastic in all the outfits. Thanks for sharing! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  17. Ruth K. wrote:

    #4 is my favorite, with #1 a close second. I don’t think about this store often – I am happy to see all the beautiful, CUTE options. Thanks Tania!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  18. 4 I love the clover green cardigan. It looks almost aqua. Cute and casual look

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  19. Kay wrote:

    These are all so cute! I just ordered the gingham shoes! What a price deal for today only!!!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  20. Cheryll Sampson wrote:

    They all look great, but No. 1 is my favorite. I love the gingham checked shoes.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  21. Mary Jo wrote:

    #2 and #4 are my favorites. I have the striped t in #4 and it is nice quality. It looks great casual or dressed up. I have Spring Fever so it is time for a pair of Bermuda shorts like the white ones in #2.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  22. Loraine M Baker wrote:

    You look great in green! Love those polka dot chinos too.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  23. Catherine wrote:

    These are all cute (except for the polka-dot pants which are too large), but I would love to see your take on something a bit more edgy. These all err on the side of preppy conservative, which is to be expected from J. Crew, but it would be fun to see you in something from Zara, for example.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  24. Sarah wrote:

    Luv 1, 2, 4, and 5. (probly wouldn’t wear the polkadot pants). I am surprised that my favorite is outfit 2! I haven’t worn shorts in years but I think I might be able to pull this one off. You look great in all of them. (How do you do that? You always look so good.)

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  25. Rose wrote:

    #4 is my favorite, But I really like 5,1,and2. 🙂
    They are all great looks for spring.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  26. Stella wrote:

    I chose all super cute outfits

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  27. Vicki Putney wrote:

    loved the striped tee, cardigan and jeans. that is how I dress most of the time I guess. the polka dot and torn jeans are not a favorite of mine. I looked at all the items online and probably wouldn’t have picked most of them just by shopping online. So it is great seeing them on you and how they actually fit.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  28. Julie wrote:

    I like them All, but # 5 is my Favorite!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  29. Barb wrote:

    #4. The stripes and green cardigan are so happy!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  30. Marcie W. wrote:

    Cute outfits. My fave is #4. Thanks for showing us the option to make a crew neck sweater into a v-neck…..cool idea.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  31. Janice C wrote:

    I can’t decide, so all of the above!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  32. Jennifer Ellison wrote:

    I love the green sweater with striped t. Looks fresh and cute!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  33. Trish wrote:

    I can’t pick just one! Love them all and you look great in all of them!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  34. Lori wrote:

    1 and 3 are tied for me!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  35. Judy C wrote:

    I loved every single outfit. Tania you look great. Off to J Crew outlet for a try on session. Happy St Patrick’s Day. 🍀 🍀🍀🍀

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  36. Holly P. wrote:

    As always, I think you look great in all of these outfits. lol my critique is all the pants look too big on you—-hey, that’s a good thing, right? I love the cute St. Patrick’s Day tee on you! The classic cardigan and shorts looks so summery and crisp for an outdoor cocktail at a fun restaurant! 😁

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  37. Becky wrote:

    I love them all! Particularly the shorts. I also wanted to tell you that the lash boost I got is wonderful. I can already tell a difference. Thank you for the mascara, as well. I haven’t used it yet, but I will let you know how it works. I would love to see a blog post on the products you use faithfully.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  38. Betsy wrote:

    I like all… Especially the polka dot pants!
    Also want to share how great you look since you have started your new life style changes. I will be retiring soon and will have time to take better care of ME😊!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  39. Karen wrote:

    My fave is 2, the shorts sweater and gingham sneakers! You’re lookin great!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  40. Vickie S Dudley wrote:

    #4 is my favorite! I’ve never shopped JCrew but need to give them a try.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Vickie, you need to check them out, I love this retailer.

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  41. Jill C wrote:

    Love them all, but my favorite is #4. JCrew Factory is my go to!! Love that you did a try on haul with this store. All of the outfits are fresh and crisp for spring!!! Great job!!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love J Crew Factory! Great quality and their style is great.

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  42. Ruby Holt wrote:

    you look Great,Love seeing all the outfits

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked the post.

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  43. Michle wrote:

    May I ask how much weight you have lost?

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Michle, I’ve lost about 22 pounds. I hope to lose a couple more, but not a lot.

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  44. Lisa R wrote:

    Outfit 5. White pants with navy floral top

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I loved that look. Put together, but still casual.

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  45. Janie wrote:

    I love all the looks! The polka dot pants are not for me, but look great on you! Thanks so much for all the outfits, they all are very cute and put together!

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I was surprised that I liked the polka dot pants. 😊

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  46. Gilda B wrote:

    Love the last outfit the best. I ordered the blouse in red and the blue

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I thought that top was great!

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  47. Maribeth Conklin wrote:

    I like number 2 and 4.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Great choices!

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
  48. Holly wrote:

    Tania
    #2 is my favorite outfit.

    Posted 3.17.22 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love this simple and easy look.

      Posted 3.17.22 Reply
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