Thursday, June 13, 2013

J Crew Reviews: Crosshatch Linen, Perfect Linen Shirt, Marled Linen Sweater, a sale dress

A small break from my travelogue.  I did purchase a few J Crew items before the trip during a recent promotion.  Heck, let's be honest, there now is always a promotion going on at J Crew.  Either their original prices are too high or they have gotten themselves and their customers used to sale, sale, sale!  Still go for the basics.

My measurements: 38/29/39..5'6

Here we go...
 
Perfect Shirt in Crosshatch Linen size 10 here
 
On Model
 
Perfect shirt in crosshatch linen
 
On me:
 
I like this shirt tied...just not a half tucked in person
 
Up close and personal:
A bit too low
A bit too high with a a bit of gaping
Must wear a cami
Showing the length
 
In front of J Crew chambray shirt
 
This is a brighter blue and I love the color.  I also love the shirt.  I have already washed and worn several times.  It does not wrinkle very much at all.  I dried on low and took out while a bit damp so I could hand press the collar..no ironing for me if I can avoid it.
 
Next...
 
Perfect Shirt in Linen size 10 here
 
On Model
Perfect shirt in linen
 
On Me
I would push the sleeves up but wanted to show length of sleeve.
Buttoned up and no gaping.  I do have a camisole, but I usually wear without...nude bra.
 
 And...
 
Marled Linen V-neck Sweater, size M in Marled Lilac (ON SALE) here
 
On Model, she's wearing Marled Sand:
 

Marled linen V-neck sweater


On Me:



Close up.  Cami is required and I am wearing a Favorite Tank in a nude color that I can not find on the website.  This is light and airy.  I also bought in the Marled Sand because the price was so good.  I washed on handwash cycle and dried flat.  These sweaters are so light weight and work for my figure.  Some comments were that it was too boxy.  I liked.

Not done yet...

Vintage Short Sleeve PJ Set in Dot Foulard, Size M here

On Model:

Vintage short-sleeve pajama set in dot foulard

On Me


 I am 5'6 and they hit right at my ankles

 Showing the rise and my little belly


Close up.  No gaping and I am not wearing a container for the girls.  This is a nice weighted cotton with NO sheerness.  It passes the "have a son at home" test.

Finally...

White Colorblock Shift Dress, size M in Blue..no longer on website

On Model in Red/Pink
Colorblock shift dress

On Me



I loooove this dress.  So easy.  Maybe they will have it in the sale racks, that's where I found mine.

 Sorry!

I actually purchased all of these at my B&M store.  I hardly ever go shopping unless a computer is involved.  I really do like everything I purchased and have worn, washed and worn again.













19 comments:

  1. Love the linen shirts on you!
    Did you get your regular size in the white one?
    I was also thinking about the marled linen sweater in neon lime.
    Did you go with your regular sweater size on that one?
    TIA

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    1. I did get my regular size 10 in the white and my regular medium in the sweaters. I love them all because I am covered but cool in these southern summers.

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  2. Those pj's are beyond cute, am loving " container" for the girls, I too have reached the stage where they have to be strapped into place when I go to bed.

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    1. I am always afraid to put bra, boobs, breasts, and/or see through in one sentence because for whatever reason that seems to attract the perverts who google odd things. The pjs do make me happy.

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  3. Great choices BB! I have the white linen blouse as well! I have also taken to tying my blouses this summer - very flattering look, I think. I do not containerize the girls yet, though I do unfurl them at night...

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    1. Thanks! I am getting wiser with age I hope. Also hope you feel better today and fantastic tomorrow.

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  4. Love the shift dress, very cute with the front pockets.

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    1. Wore it again today. Just so simple.

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  5. All these look great on you; glad to know the linen is not painful to care for. "Son at home test"--lol!

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  6. Great pieces Blue Booby. Love that blue shirt, yup blue is your colour.
    Laughing at the "passes the son at home test"!

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    1. It's been kinda hard to find appropriate lounge/pjs that I can wear brakes but with a son at home. These fit the bill.

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    2. Should read wear braless. Geez!

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    3. And I spent a few rereads trying to figure out what wearing brakes could mean!

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  7. Do you think they pin the legs of the PJs on the model? Love your reviews ... so funny!

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