Polka Dot A-line Skirt $128
I like the shape of it. It is somewhere between a-line and tulip skirt. It is gathered at the waist but it does not puff out. I think it would be super cute with a short peplum top. I just wasn't sure about the print and I don't need another polka dot item.
|It does not puff out!|
Too bad J crew never matches the print pattern at the seam. I am slightly OCD and it bothers me.
|70% cotton 30% Silk, lining 100% poly|
|Skirt in size 4 (looks better but feels worse)|
|I could only tuck in the tank|
|This would be cute with some colorful purse|
No. 2 pencil skirt in feather paisley $118
I am not sure what you call this print but I really liked it. It is something between paisley and a floral. The colors are gorgeous. The background is navy and there is ivory, tan and coral in the print. Scroll down to see the details in the close-up. Too bad that the last thing I need is another pencil skirt. Fits TTS with no surprises. Fully lined, I like that even in a summer cotton skirt, it is a must for me. And the lining is cotton, even better. I think you can easily wear it into the fall. That may be an only problem with this skirt, the print does not read like a spring/summer skirt to me.
|I am not sure if this necklace is new but I like it|
|98% cotton, 2% spandex, lining 97%cotton, 3% spandex|
No, there are no sequins, if you were wondering. Fits big and boxy. Had a problem with a static cling but that could be remedied. Just wouldn't lay right because of it in the fitting room. The coat was only on the display. The shape of this blouse is pretty basic, no zipper no buttons. I almost never take 4 in tops but this one was still loose in 4. I think it is supposed to have a slouchy fit. Personally, I don't like the color combo but I think it may look much better when styled right. I would consider sizing up to a 6 or even 8 and wear it with capris or wide legged pants, maybe belted?
|Size 4 still roomy|
Apple print sweater $88
I was excited when I saw it, it is a very cute print. I think it would be great with jeans, the way they styled it in the display, see yesterday's post. But I though it washed me out and I did not expect that. It was at the end of a day so maybe I was just tired looking, my hair was up in messy pony tail and my make-up was dissolving :( I thought it needed a darker necklace or a scarf. The shape is pretty boxy. Fits TTS. I could not decide if I like Medium or Small better. I am also not a fan of those bat wing sleeves, they seem to be doing it a lot recently. Cost cutting or style? What do you think?
|It bunches up over the skirt, because it rather thin|
|$88, 100% merino wool|
|This is a Small, do you think it is better?|
Navy pencil skirt $?
No surprises here, similar too wool version. Fits TTS, has a rised texture.
I need a navy skirt but it was very meh. I only too it to the fitting room to try with other things.
Did not take pictures of the tags, sorry.
Had a pottential but it is cut too low for me, cleavage alert.
I like the colors. Fits TTS, I took a Medium and I think a Small would've been too tight.
It reminds me of the smaller stripe/smaller embroidery top from last year that I have.
|Size Medium, cut lower than I would like|
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For the purpose of judging how the items run I am 5'6, 135 pounds (on a good day), 34D, 30" waist, 37" hips. I almost always wear size 4 in J.Crew pencil skirts and city fit pants, 27 in denim, 6 in high waisted items, size 6-8 in dresses and tops, and I am between Small and Medium in non numerical items. Oh, and my arms are relatively short, many times the long sleeves are too long on me.
That's all for today. Stay tuned for more coming later.
What do you think? Are you excited about something? Are you dissappointed with the IRL looks?