Nothing can escape the collective attention's of the JCAs.
A picture of this sequined polka dot tee only appeared on the website for a few hours before J.Crew realized their false start. The pictures were promptly removed from the website and the items did not show up in yesterday's small update. But never fear, I spotted the tee at the concept store last Monday and I have a review for you!
Polka Dot Sequin Tee:
|Tee size Medium, skirt size 4, boots 8.5|
It also comes in ivory with black dots.
|Fits TTS to Small|
|$128, 100% cotton (sans sequins)|
It is not lined, but surprisingly, it did not seem very itchy. It has some extra fabric lining around the neck which helps. I still would have preferred that it was lined. I am not very sensitive but the zigzag sequin dress for example, was unbearable. This tee, I think I could wear, although I would have to try it for a second time to confirm.
Overall, I really liked the tee. I don't need any more sequins or polka dots, but the tee is flattering and fun, imo. I can picture it worn with a full silk skirt for a party or with jeans (or black pants) for a night on the town. The sequins seemed securely attached and the workmanship seemed good. The price is pretty high, but if you have places to wear it, and with 25% off, it is acceptable imo.
Tweed pencil skirt.
|It comes with matching jacket which you can see in my last post.|
Fabric: 50% wool, 37 acrylic, 9 % nylon, 4% polyester, lining 100% polyester. I took my regular pencil size and the fit was good if a little loose. It sat a little lower on my waist, so it appears longer. The fabric is pretty substantial but it did not seem to add too much bulk in the hips. Then again, it is not usually my concern.
Overall, it is a pretty skirt and it fits well but I am afraid it will pill because of the acrylic. Again, I much prefer the older tweed skirts made of mostly wool. The color is pretty, but I can substitute it with bright dahlia double serge wool pencil that I already own.
|Harper leather boots|
Harper leather boots were on my lists of 'maybe' items. I liked the smooth leather that is easy to take care of and the minimalistic design.
They fit TTS. I took my regular size and the fit was good. They are quite comfortable. The leather is not very thin like it was in some of the boots last year and it is double layered. However, it was rather stiff and cheap looking irl. The zipper is (very) exposed. When I was first putting them on I had a funny feeling that I switched left with right. I even become a little confused when zipping them up.
Then I realized why. The zipper is on the outside of the leg! Most boots (at least the ones I own) have the zipper on the inside of the leg. I was not a fan. In fact, I would always prefer to have pull on boots with no zippers. But since I have a high instep and can never pull on flat boots, I have resigned myself to necessity of zippers, but I still don;t like them more prominent that they have to be.
|They were comfortable and medium wide|
For the price of these shoes, you can definitely do better. I have passed several pairs of nice black leather boots in similar styles in Lord and Taylor shoe department (which I usually pass on my way to J.Crew store). Most of them were under $200.
I am scratching these of my list.
That's all folks!
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