Wednesday, May 6, 2009


So I realize I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I still haven't gotten around to replying to everyone's comments, and I'm so sorry!  I am thisclose to being caught up on all my J.Crew reviews, and still have a ton of older Old Navy and Gap ones to post, as well (if anyone is even interested in them), so please bear with me for a little while more.  I hope the new format of the reviews is helpful.

One comment I do need to respond to is Pixel Girl - I am 5'0", and if you e-mail me (jadorethesestores AT gmail DOT com), I will tell you how much I weigh.  I hope it is not too late! Sorry to be all clandestine about that, but I'm not ready to announce that number to the world yet!

Other Fun Stuff
Requesting Reviews
There are a couple of other things I'd like to mention.  First off, I am wondering if you find it helpful to be able to request items for review on this blog.  When I go to stores to try on clothes, I mainly pick out clothes based on my personal taste.  I usually try to pick out some clothes I think are on the opposite end of my style, or clothes I know that I don't like, as well.  So every Thursday, I will run a post that you can comment on to request specific clothes for review, and I will do my best to find these clothes and do reviews for you.

Please note that I won't be ordering any clothes expressly for reviews, and I may not be able to find requested clothes at my local stores, but I will try!  It may also take a couple weeks to get to your requested item, as I don't go to the mall every week (or at least try not to!).

Clothes Exchange
I know that the J.Crew Aficionada blog runs a very successful weekly exchange (and I'm not trying to encroach on that - I've scored some amazing deals there myself), but I'm wondering if any of the readers here would be interested in replicating that exchange on this blog, but including all of the brands that this blog covers.

The Boyfriend and I have been developing a website exclusively for selling clothes, and are hoping to roll it out for alpha testing soon, and I'd like to invite all of my blog readers to be the first round testers.  I'm afraid I can't go into more detail at this time, but please stay tuned.  In the meantime, let me know if you'd participate in an all-stores clothes sale/swap coordinated by me!

I want to wish the lovely Michelle good luck this week, and have a safe trip home! :)


Margot May 6, 2009 at 9:30 AM  

I think it's a fantastic idea regarding the clothes exchange :-) I also think what you do with the reviews is fantastic - thank you.

KatyO. May 6, 2009 at 11:41 AM  

I also think it's a great idea. :) I do have tons of other brands, but I always feel bad about posting non JC stuff on the weekly exchange. This would be a nice alternative for things like ON, Gap or BR (or any other brand). :)

Michelle May 6, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

I agree with the others and...

Thank you!! You made me feel so special. ;o)

Michelle May 6, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

PS - I also LOVE that you are willing to take requests for reviews. That is an awesome idea!

AppGal May 6, 2009 at 4:39 PM  

Great idea about the clothing exchange. I have more non-jcrew items that I want to get sell than anything else. And I love your idea of requesting reviews...but don't overdo yourself! I've loved seeing what all you choose to try on :)

JTS May 14, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

@Margot - Yay! Thank you about the reviews, I'm glad you find them helpful :)

@KatyO - I feel the same way, glad I am not the only one who feels bad about posting non-JCrew stuff on the weekly exchange

@Michelle - Woo hoo! And you're welcome!! :D

@AppGal - thank you! I try to pick out things I know I wouldn't like, but sometimes it's hard to be objective on those reviews, haha :)