Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Filigree Embroidered Jacket and Dizzy Anchors Dress Reviews

I was MIA for the last couple of days because I have been very busy with work. But today I got a little break, since our team went on an outing in NYC. We did some rock climbing in the morning and then ate great lunch at  Carmines restaurant (yummy!!!). After that, we were planning to go on a sailboat cruise around NYC, but since it was canceled, due to the rain, we decided to go bowling.

Since I actually planned and organized this event, I was stressing a little, because I wanted everybody to enjoy it, but it seemed like they did.  I know I had a lot of fun, especially at the rock climbing/belaying lesson, which I never did before. Let me tell you, it was a little scary at first, but now I am ready to go again. I recommend it as natural team building activity and I hate those artificial 'build a bridge out of toilet paper' or 'let your team members catch you, as you fall of the table blindfolded' exercises with a passion.  

So now I finally have a little time to do a quick post with couple of J.Crew reviews.


Filigree embroidered jacket 
 
I was surprised how much I liked this little jacket. Those boxy cropped jackets never seem to work for me, but I loved the fit of this one. I  tried both 6 and 8 and decided that I would prefer an 8. There was not much difference between them, but even if I could zip up the 6 it was feeling a little tight in chest and upper arms. An 8 was more comfortable and still looked OK and not too big in the shoulders.

Size 6
size 6

I LOVE the print, I think it is unique and flattering. It reminds me of something from Tory Burch. It is all cotton, both shell and the lining, which is very comfortable and must in the summer.  I am not usually fun of zippers, but they are very subtle and I actually thought they created more streamlined look and did not distract from a beautiful print, like buttons would.

Size 8
I am not sure where I would wear this jacket but it looks great with jeans. The print is memorable but I think because of the colors it is not too 'out there'. It is definitely spring/summer kind of print, so if you buy late in the season, it may not get much wear until next year. I wonder if it would work with blue Hilary dress?

size 8
This jacket definitely went on my wish list. 

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Dizzy anchors dress 
 
I saw this dress in my store few weeks ago, but I knew it will not work for me, so I never tried it, until now. My initial suspicions were confirmed. It is a cute dress but rather juvenile looking. The waistband falls right under my chest and then it flares from there baby doll style and it ends with a ruffle. 
 
Size 8
 
Like the print, fabric and fit

I liked the fabric; 100% cotton, substantial but not stiff and it drapes well. It fits TTS, I took size 8 which I took in most J.Crew dresses this year and which is one size up from my usual size last year.

But it definitely looks young

Like I mentioned before, I am 'anchored out', but if you like the print, you may want to check it out. I thought it was actually rather flattering, high waist and all, just looked a little young. And I think it is way overpriced for a rather simple, cotton sundress.

That's it for today, but I have more reviews coming up, including couple of new items that will probably be a part of Thursday's rollout. I also checked out the sale section, but I didn't find anything I actually wanted to buy, despite some great deals out there.
 
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Have you ever tried rock climbing?
 
Are you interested in the jacket or anchor dress?
Are you excited about the new rollout?
Have you scored anything on the recent 30% off sale?

Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!

19 comments:

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  2. oops, meant to say, OOOOOh the jacket looks great on you. I have many opportunities for rock climbing where I live even in the mountains, but I am terrified of heights unfortunately. I might have to put it on my bucket list. Thanks for the reviews. They are very helpful!

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    1. You have to try it one day Shekster, it was better than I thought!

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  3. I don't know how I feel about that jacket. I liked it a lot in the preview. Then I was not impressed in person & didn't even bother to try it on. Then I see it on you & it's looking cute. Plus, your reviews are spot on. Maybe I'll try it on. Cannot do the anchor prints. Too much like The Joker for me ;)

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    1. You have to try it Gigi, I wonder if you'd like it. I have exactly the same reaction to it: loved it in preview and then passed by in the store.

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  4. I tried on the jacket yesterday and did really like it more than I thought. I thought it would be really cute with the high-waisted items and dresses. Your review is spot on, as Gigi said. I agree about the anchor dress. I like a bit of anchor, but this one does seem a little too young, at least for me. Thanks for the reviews!

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    1. Hi M, this jacket seems to be one one those items that look better on a person than on a hanger. I hope this means great price in the future, fingers crossed ;)

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  5. Good morning! Your reviews are so helpful, thank you for posting them! I do think the anchor dress is cute but too cutey for me so it's a pass. The jacket is love but I will have to wait to see if it goes down in price.

    I was visiting my in-laws over the weekend and got to a store, (its usually just online shopping for me). I picked up a few things and got the Tessa top in the purple. Although the store I was visiting didn't have my size the SA offered red phone it for me. It's being shipped this week. Yipee!!

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    1. Glad you scored your Tessa at a great price Monica! I loved the fit of Tessa!

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  6. I love that jacket. If I was a denim-wearing gal I'd buy it. I think the print is classically pretty and it looks amazing on you, not a typical boxy fit by any means.
    I'd only wear that dress if I was going on the Good Ship Lollipop! But thanks for the review.

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    1. The jacket is seriously tempting me but I worry that it is too memorable so only on sale.

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  7. Love the jacket on you!! Thanks so much for the review, I spotted that on the website and was very curious about it. Not a big fan of the dress, too young for me as I thought it would be. Thanks so much for the reviews, that jacket is going to be wishlisted!!!

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    1. This jacket is great, I think it may work for many people. One of their better designs this summer.

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  8. I was in store this morning - picking through markdowns - and saw this jacket. I loved the cut, wasn't sure about the print. It looks great on you! since JC repeats itself, is it too much to hope that we see this jacket in velvet for Winter?

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    1. ooooh, velvet sounds yummy....
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  9. I love the print, was not sure about the cut ( lol, WFF). I haven't tried it on, but did examine it on the table- seemed very well made. Thanks for review.

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    1. I think it would be great on you Slastena, you have to try it and let us know.

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