Friday, July 30

JCrew Reviews: IRL pics of New Straight Leg Jean and Julienne Leather Heels

Happy Friday Ladies!!!

So excited!!  I finally got my new camera up and running.....which means no more fuzzy craptastic iPhone shots. But any who!  Let's get on to the reviews shall we:

First up:  The Julienne Leather Heels  I purchased the bronzed avocado color and will be watching for the flannel when they go on sale:

These are super comfortable and very flattering....(I swear that my ankle is not nearly so fat as that picture is very challenging to get pictures of your own feet from the side.  But, I wanted you to get an idea of the side view, so you get this lovely photo, fat ankle and all:)  Your welcome!!)  I wore these for work a few days ago and hoofed around center city for about 2 hours and I did not get one blister.  They are a great neutral avocado mustardish is a neutral/nude shoe that I know will translate very nicely into fall.  They look great with skirts and jeans.  I highly recommend these.  I received several compliments.  I wore them with a brown linen Banana Republic skirt suit and a rust colored tank.

Front view

Slightly blurry awkward back shot

I was so excited when I saw these straight leg jeans on  I love straight leg jeans and I find that they are the most flattering and versatile style for my particular body shape.  The denim on these is rather thin and it feels slightly stretchy...they are a turkish linen/denim blend.  I'm curious to see how they hold their shape with a few wearings.  They are pretty low rise...the top lands right at my hip bone....(low-rise by JCrew standards...they are not nearly as bad as some Diesel or True Religion jeans.)  Even thought they are low-rise, they did pass the sit/bend test without any plumbers crack exposure.  The length is 33 inches according to the website.  I measured the inseam on mine (I got a size 29) and the inseam is 34.25...go figure.  They work for me with a low heel or with flats....they also look good rolled in the boyfriend style.  (My body type does not look good in boyfriend jeans....I look too straight up and down/boxy to pull them off)....These are a great alternative to the baggy boyfriend style jean.  They also look really good with a thickish brown belt...I forgot to snap a pic of that.  Sorry!  Overall I like these.  The wash is also really nice, not too dark, not too light, and no holes!!!  I hate holes in my jeans.  I would say that these run TTS to slightly large.  If you are pear shaped/hour glass shaped just be aware that these jeans are not contoured/curved in any ways and I think the waist would probably gap....if you are kind of straight up and down like me, I suggest getting your regular size or sizing down.  I normally wear a 30 in JCrew matchstick jeans and I sized down in these since I knew they where a slightly fuller fit  (I also called JCrew customer service and asked for the front thigh and waist measurement to compare to my other JCrew jeans).    

Well lovelies, let me know if you have any questions.  Or if you have tried these, let me know what your thoughts are!

Also, I'm going to have a giveaway when I reach 75 subs.  I'm at 69 right now, so if you visit and don't sub please do:)

Have a lovely weekend!!!



  1. Gosh, I thought I was already a "follower" but I have been subscribing through Google Reader...go figure! I have rectified the situation :) You probably have many more subscribers if you check your google reader stats! Anyway, so happy to see you back to posting again! Love the jeans and heels on you. They look great together!

  2. AppGal: Thanks for following...I'm going to check Google reader. Thanks for the tip:) Have a great weekend!

  3. Jordyn!!
    I've been wanting those Julienne heels so bad! Both in bronzed avocado and flannel! great minds ;)

    I may have to look into those jeans also, I need some skinnies for Fall. Would you say they're TTS?

    Thanks for the fun reviews! Awesome stuff!

  4. Thanks for the reviews and pics Jordyn! The jeans and shoes both look fantastic on you. :)

  5. Andi: I went down a size in the jeans. I think it depends on your body type. I would def go by your hip measurement though, they are very straight up and down jeans...I called JC customer service and they gave me the different measurements on the thigh/hip. Another great pair of skinny jeans that I wear and tuck into boots are the 7 for all Mankind Ava. I have the dark wash and love them!

  6. The shoes look so nice on you. I'm a big fan of the avocado color too. The jeans fit you really well. I've almost given up ordering jeans/cords online from JC because of their sizing inconsistencies.