I am not really a fan of outlet stores. Everything in them always seems like a mass-produced, lower quality line under the normal brand name.
But I found myself in a J.Crew outlet recently, and I was surprised by everything. I remember J.Crew Factory being just awful, with misshapen cardigans and ill-fitting skirts. I was pleasantly surprised to fall in love with basically everything I tried on!
I picked up this adorable winter work outfit: