J. Crew: Too Much Chartreuse, But Love The Carpenter Pants!

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The "July 2007" issue of J. Crew just arrived in our mailbox this afternoon. We're always excited by the arrival of the J. Crew catalog — although the "July 2007" designation is a bit misleading; there seems to be a new catalog out every other week! — and today is no exception. In fact, despite the strange preponderance of ugly, chartreuse-hued tees, shorts, cardigans (see cover, left), camisoles, and sweater sets — as usual, there's some great, fairly-affordable stuff to be had. After the jump, some favorites.

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Okay, we're willing to spend $68 on this cotton white "boyfriend" shirt (J. Crew calls it "His White Shirt"). And we'd love the shorts as well, if only we had the legs, thighs and ass for them.

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Illustration for article titled J. Crew: Too Much Chartreuse, But Love The Carpenter Pants!

Twill khaki overalls? Yes, yes, yes. Wish they weren't $118 (if we ran the world we'd price 'em at, oh, $88?) but they're pretty cute. We don't agree, however, with Jenna Lyons from the J. Crew women's design department that they'd look good with heels.

Illustration for article titled J. Crew: Too Much Chartreuse, But Love The Carpenter Pants!

Only J. Crew could take an accessory — in this case, a driving moccasin — normally associated with East Coast snobs and intrigue us enough to want to own it ($128). Maybe a pair in a hue of "Bright Alpine"? The "Buff" is also looking attractive.

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Illustration for article titled J. Crew: Too Much Chartreuse, But Love The Carpenter Pants!

If we say "yes" to this Tahiti Trapeze dress ($235) we'll have to say "no" to our rent for July (don't ask).

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Illustration for article titled J. Crew: Too Much Chartreuse, But Love The Carpenter Pants!

Slouchy, trouser-legged carpenter jeans in dark-rinse denim? $88? These we will actually buy. (Oh, they also come in natural twill in colors of grey and khaki).

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Illustration for article titled J. Crew: Too Much Chartreuse, But Love The Carpenter Pants!

Last but not least, this starfish print wrap skirt ($188) is catching our eye, although the extra padding on our hips might not make for as alluring of a line as seen on this model. Also the price? Uh-no.

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@sheistolerable: You can wear overalls with ballerina flats or any of the cute, cheap fabric shoes that are in malls this summer. Or saddle shoes! Saddle shoes are adorkable.