Factory Fix

J. Crew Factory is always a go-to of mine for stylish, well-made pieces at affordable prices. So anytime I’m near an outlet with a J. Crew Factory, I have to get my “Factory Fix”.  Fortunately, my hometown has one and since I’m on my annual visit with the kiddos to visit my parents, I had the chance to stop in on and do some damage shopping.  Not only did I find some amazing items that I can’t wait to share with you, when I got home and searched for them online, I found that they were even cheaper thanks to the 60% off sale! Woohoo!

First up are a couple of basic tees that, because of a fun detail, are not-so-basic after all. I’m wearing a medium in both because I like a little “give” in a tee, but if you prefer a more fitted look, I think they run pretty true to size. Both tees come in several different colors and at under $20 each, that means it’s time to stock up on a few in my opinion! The shorts are both super cute basic options, but on pretty opposite ends of the spectrum.  The cutoffs, which run big so size down, have a precious little triplet of stars embroidered on the front and back corner of the shorts. At just $24.50, these quickly made it easy to decide to return the $68 ones I’d just gotten in from Nordstrom. Sorry, Nordy! I’m all about style, but price is key! And the “oxford blue” shorts go with everything and fit AMAZINGLY! Get this, they are on sale for just $14.50! Crazy, right? I’m wearing my normal size 2.

White tie-back tee // Cutoff shorts //  Cognac Thong Sandals

Navy tie-waist pocket tee // Chambray Shorts // Cognac Thong Sandals


I also found some dressier tops that really spice up a simple pair of shorts. A structured top, some shorts, and dressy sandals or wedges are the perfect date-night ensemble or summer party outfit. I’m wearing a small in the gingham sleeveless ($19.99) and an extra-small in the one-shouldered bow tank ($24.00), so I’d say that one runs a tad big.  Both would also be super cute with white jeans. But how cute are those leopard print shorts?! And only $16.50! What?!!?

Gingham ruffle tank // Chambray shorts // Cognac thong sandals

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One-shoulder bow tank // Leopard ruffle trim shorts // Gold huarachi sandals


So, I know it looks like all I tried on were shorts, but I also found some cute dresses of course, because J. Crew does them oh-so-well. First up is this white eyelet dress with the uber-flattering flutter sleeves.  At just under $25, this is the perfect dress for a beach pic, lunch date with girlfriends, or even church. It’s demure, but very flattering at the same time. Sign me up!

White eyelet dress // Gold huarachi sandals


I also really like this simple red striped t-shirt dress. It’s a great basic and very comfortable, but the white ruffle trim sleeve adds a fun touch. It’s also a really great length and only $27.50.

Red stripe poplin-trim dress // Gold huarachi sandals

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And lastly, this ruffle sleeve striped dress. The shirt-tail hem, super-soft knit material, and flattering ruffle sleeves make this a dress you could grab and go pretty much anywhere.  I can see it with a denim jacket and wedge sandals or as is with a pair of Converse.  I’m wearing an XS in all three dresses, so I’d say they run TTS. I also have to mention these amazing gold huarachi sandals that are shown in the last couple of pics. If you grew up in the 80’s like me, you might be having terrible flashbacks. But these babies are a much more feminine, flattering version and dress up anything instantly.  On sale for $47.50, these had to come home with me and I’ve already worn them several times and gotten lots of compliments!

Striped ruffle shoulder dress // Gold huarachi sandals

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That’s it for now, ladies! Thanks for checking in and I hope you found some great finds from my J. Crew Factory trip!



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