Striped cotton/linen sweater $75
It was was surprisingly cute on. I did not have any pants with me but it would be great with jeans or capris. Maybe one of the colorful ones? Any color pants would work and it would bring it to the next level. Or just add some accessories. I am thinking saturated color little purse, chunky bracelet or brightly hued shoes.
|Runs TTS to Big|
|$75, 73% Cotton, 15% linen, 12% linen|
|needs some pop-of-color methinks|
Linen Polka Dot Sweater $75
My PS was very excited about it but I was skeptical, because even on the hanger, I could tell it was SHEER.
|Size Small, TTS|
|$75, 100% linen|
Enter-Rant. What's up with the 'all-things-sheer' J.Crew??? Seeing panties or other unmentionables on the runway it one thing, but irl, it may ruin otherwise perfect item. Unless you are into scandalizing your co-workers. Most of us would rather avoid it. Is it a surprise? Exit-Rant.
Red print cotton/silk popover $88
I like the color of this one. I also like the shape, longer length and the fact that the front is NOT shorter than the back (like it was in polka dot popovers, I had no idea why they did that). But it is sheer, possibly too sheer. See rant above. I also have a silk habotai blouse from couple years that I can substitute, it had a twisted placket and chinese-style ivory flowers on bright papaya background. I forgot what was the name of it.
|Size Small, it runs big|
|The placket is pretty long when you tuck it in|
|Slightly Sheer. Color reads red with some orange tone|
|$88, 57% Cotton, 43% Silk|
Black and White print cotton? popover $?
I forgot to check the price and fabric, but I think this one is cotton.
Probably $88. I do like it. It would go with anything. Guess what I am thinking? Maybe I do need those red/orange capris after all? I do, I do!
|I like the print|
|I would belt it|
OK, so it is really cute and pretty, but I felt ridiculous in it, like if I was a seven-year-old going to a party. Since I am a mother of not one but two kids over the age of seven (one considerably so), I think I am just too old for it (click here if you are curious just how old). This dress has an Anthro vibe to it, imo. Aside from the age factor, I just don't do full skirts well, but I can see many of you rocking the heck out of it and looking fabulous.
The ribbon bow could be tied better, I know. I was trying on so many things, so I didn't bother.
|Size 6, decent length|
|Gross grain ribbon sash is removable|
|Maybe you should NOT remove the sash after all :)|
|Sash lowered and bow in the back|
|$158, 70% cotton, 30% silk, lining 100% poly|
|That's all folks|
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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.
I had my rewards card with me but I did not buy anything. I liked the striped sweater the best, but it is sheer snag prone and feels rough against my skin. I also really liked the black and white popover but I probably don't need it, do I?
What do you think? Are you excited about something? Are you dissappointed with teh IRL looks?