Well, this fall J.Crew released the same print in a different colorway, this time in black and white:
|Silk boy shirt in heart throb|
I tried my regular size 6 and the fit was good. The fabric is 92% silk and 8% spandex, so it does have some stretch to it. It wasn't gaping at the chest but the fit was rather boxy (so was the last year's version) and the shirt is not very long. This may be good news if you are petite and hate the too long shirttails, but if you are taller, the shirt may be too short.and will not stay tucked in.
|Shirt size 6|
Talking about crimson maple, I know I have said that I didn't like it but I have to take it back. I am not sure if the golden burgundy color is different, I was under the impression they are the same ( I can tell you heather cabernet and heather burgundy are about the same). When I received my order with golden burgundy long No2 double serge cotton pencil skirt, I did not even take it out of the package. The color seemed brown and dull. Maybe I should have taken it out and tried on.
Anyway, I did try the crimson maple skirt and I like the color after all. As for the wool, it feels good and substantial, maybe even better than other colors I tried. I have no problem with the quality in this skirt. If it is a little thinner, it does not bother me, although I disliked the heather acorn version and I though it felt cheap.
I thought styling the black and white shirt with the skirt worked quite well. I am also wearing a perfect fit tan in heather cabernet, which creates illusion if a dress under a shirt.
Another combination I would like to try is wearing the skirt with navy polka dots or navy stripes. You can see it above with navy wool polka dot scarf. The scarf was very flattering and I would like to try it with my navy peacoat.
That's all folks!
What do you think of the B&W Heart Throb print?
Are you a fan of Crimson Maple and burgundy? How do you wear it?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!