|Stretch Suiting Tank|
I have mentioned in the end of my last post that did purchase something from J.Crew and it was the Stretch Suiting Tank. I have been curious about it before and I decided to order it when they had the 40% off promotion going on. It is a basic tank but the reason I was interested in it was that it seemed like it would not be sheer in white and that it would cover the regular bra straps.
Well, I am pleased to report that it is as expected. Not a see through and it can be worn with a regular bra. It is double layered and not tight in the mid section which helps cover the lumps and bumps. It is not too low cut and actually have a very nice neckline imo. I wish they would do it with different sleeve lengths as well, I would be first in line to order.
Nice length too, And it looks fine from the back. I have ordered it in Small and Medium but I did not even take the Medium out of the package because the Small was perfect.
It is not exactly cheap but it is so hard to find a white tank that it is not see-through so I am keeping it. I do think it should not be that hard, lol.
I wanted to review the tank for you, but the purchase I am really excited about is not the tank but my new blazer. I have been looking for a black boyfriend blazer for some time. I tried the one from Theory some time ago but I eventually returned it since it was too much of a suiting blazer. What I was looking for was a blazer I could wear outside of work, over the jeans, tank top and a pair of heels.
Well, after my recent disappointing visits to J.Crew, I decided to stop at Bloomingdales to look at the latest offerings from Vince. I am a big fan of Vince and the 'minimalistic cool' but it tends to be very expensive and out of my budget. Nevertheless, I tried on few t-shirts and blouses. I really liked this one, which actually looks more like something from Tory Burch except for the colors.
Vince's blouses are very slouchy and oversized and although I liked the idea of them, they were not that flattering on my figure. The t-shirts were nice but not enticing enough to pull the trigger. There was a lot of offerings mixing leather with other fabrics which made me glad I bought the Regan tee from Club Monaco some time time ago.
I was browsing trough the Rag and Bone collection (which btw has a lot of cool stuff that I would gladly wear, if I had the budget for it), when I spotted this blazer in Helmut Lang section:
I was just going to try it on, it is not going to hurt, right? Well, it turned out not so easy, because it was exactly what I was looking for...
A blazer that feels like cardigan but with the structure and chic factor I love. It is slouchy and cool, lightweight and effortless.
Looks good open and closed and has just the right length.
I love the scrunched up sleeves. They are sewn like that, so you dont have to worry about them coming undone, but I suppose you could remove the stitching, if you'd like to control it yourself. For me they are perfect.
I also love the super narrow faux lapels and the single button and perfect pocket placement.
I love the blazer but it wasn't exactly in my budger so to fund my purchase I decided to return everything that was still returnable and get the extra money from my ebay sales. I was still off but it was now under $100, which I was OK with. This was something on my list for a long time and I know that I never regret buying things that I really love and I would probably regret more if I did not get it.
I think I am going to wear the blazer tonight, for a night out in the city, including some live music. It is supposed to be around 75 degrees, so it should be perfect.
What do you think?
Do you like the suiting tank?
Was I right to splurge on the blazer?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!