Striped Perfect Shirt with Eyelet Trim, Tie-Waist Skirt in Ornate Floral, Striped Boatneck Tunic with Tie, Penny Windowpane Top

J.Crew has a new promo today through Monday. You can take 30% off your purchase of $150 or more or 25% off if it is less than that, with code HEARTYOU. You can also get Free Shipping but for today only. Sale is also 30% off. I did take advantage of this promo and Free Shipping and bought the Tippi in Burnished Moss along with the Oversized Striped Turtleneck.

~ Striped Perfect Shirt with Eyelet Trim, size 8 ~
~ Tie-Waist Skirt in Ornate Floral, size 8 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Snakeskin-Printed Leather, size 7 (review) ~

I really liked this Perfect Shirt. The collar and cuffs are scalloped and embroidered. Online it didn’t look all that great but IRL the two details together are really cute. A mannequin was styled this exact way (with a necklace) and I actually thought the pairing worked. I’m in an 8 in the top but still would feel a little more comfortable in a size 10 right now. The sleeves are fitting better in the 8 but the button at the chest pulls just a little. I still say to take your normal size in this cute shirt.

~ Tie-Waist Skirt in Ornate Floral, size 8 ~

I tried to tie this so it didn’t make the waist look so big but I don’t think I was very successful. The skirt is midi-length in the regular size and there is not a Petite option. The size 8 fit fine through the waist and hips. Though the Audrey Flats look cute with this skirt I would have to always wear heels due to the length of the skirt. Though it is one of my favorite skirt silhouettes I own very few pencil skirts. I did notice a couple of new skirts at Nordstrom and they are hidden on the J.Crew site so you’ll have to do a general search to find them. The Pop Stripe Skirt (and here) is so colorful but I don’t see it offered in Petite. The Wool Stripe Skirt (and here) in the Navy/Ivory is perfect for Spring. Check out these Ball Skirts in Gingham and Tulle! March arrivals are on their way and they look pretty!

~ Ornate Floral Ruffle-Trim Top in Silk, size 8 ~
~ Lookout High-Rise Garment-Dyed Crop Jean, Bright Baltic, size 29 ~
~ Audrey Flat in Snakeskin-Printed Leather, size 7 (review) ~

~ Ornate Floral Ruffle-Trim Top in Silk, size 8 ~

This is the size 8 and it ran snug across the chest (I’m a 34C). I would definitely size up in this top. Otherwise, the silk is nice and the ruffle at the neck and sleeves gives the busy print a little more detail. It’s a pass for me though.

~ Lookout High-Rise Garment-Dyed Crop Jean, Bright Baltic, size 29 ~

I loved this bright blue color and know the Mint will be too light in color for my skin-tone. The size 29 fit fine in the Lookout and the length hits me just below the ankle. I’ll pass on colored jeans though.

~ Striped Boatneck Tunic with Tie, size 8 ~

Tunics are some of my favorite tops to wear but this one misses the mark. I like the boatneck style but the shoulders drop a little and the size 8 really is too big, at least through the body and arm-length. Untied this tunic looked huge. I’d rather it had a little shape than a tie at the waist.

~ Penny Windowpane Top with Cuffed Sleeves, size 8 ~

Not only does this top run big but it’s sheer as well. I grabbed the size 8 because a square neck like this enhances the chest. I also though it would be tight across the chest but it is not. The sleeves are very loose and the shoulders are puffy. This blouse is loose and boxy through the body. You could probably get away with a nude or black bra underneath but I would really recommend a cami under this blouse, especially for work.

~ Striped Long-Sleeve Off-the-Shoulder Top, Navy Ivory, Medium ~

This off-the-shoulder top seems like it will stay put even when you move around. The Medium fit well but I think I could size to a Small in this top. The end of the sleeves have a little ribbon tie. I have enough OTS clothes for the Spring and Summer but the Navy and the Yellow combo are really cute for Spring.

If you couldn’t tell, I’m being pretty picky about everything I try on. I have struggled the last month finding things in my closet that I want to wear. I have lots of clothes but right now, feel my best in jeans, a Tippi and heels or booties. Of course, the weight loss I’ve experienced is making everything I wear fit better. So YAY for that!

Some of the hidden upcoming new arrivals are included in the HEARTYOU promo. For the skirts I just did a general search for ‘skirt’ and all of them came up. They aren’t filtered in the categories. I don’t know if they’ll catch their mistake and remove them or just leave them there so it’s worth a look/search now, especially with the 30% promo.

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2 Comments

  1. Tati
    February 9, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    Just received the Perfect Shirt with Eyelet detail, but in the Periwinkle/White eyelet combo that is offered online. Super pretty, but I need to exchange for a bigger size, as my usual perfect shirt size felt snug and pulled in the chest and armpits. (Strangely enough, the Regular in my usual size worked fine.)

    Already said my piece on the Ornate Floral. Thanks for the links to those secret JC items!! Both of those ball gown skirts look like so much fun! I can’t do Regular skirts that don’t come in Petite either. Womp womp.

    I’m always drawn to blue colors like those of those Lookout jeans, but IRL, I know I would look like a Smurf. H&M had a pair of jeans in this shade a few summers ago and this is where I made the Smurf discovery. No to Pitufos! 🙁 Such a pretty shade though. I don’t wear white jeans and mint seems too close in coloring/effect.

    Too bad about that tunic because it looks like it would go well with leggings. But that top does look very big!

    Oh, that’s too bad about that Windowpane top!! I like that pattern, though not crazy about the cut for me personally – they tend to make my broad shoulders resemble a curtain rod (complete with curtains). The sheerness issue is unacceptable and that drives me crazy about certain JC fabrics and prints. I don’t want to wear camis under tops in spring.

    I don’t wear OTS tops for the same reasons listed above, but that striped top is SOOOO cute and I particularly love the Yellow version. I really like this one on you and I also think you can go down a size so it’s a little more fitted in the body.

    I ordered two items from this recent rollout: the Ratti floral pencil skirt in Petite and the Eyelet Detail perfect shirt that I already mentioned. I really like the graphics and colors in that Ratti (& I’m generally not crazy about some of their prints), but the stupid RED splash falls in a really odd place and it makes me look as if I’ve had a menstrual mishap. WHO over at Ratti thought this was a good look for women??!! The splash on the back is even worse. My husband was alarmed. That fabric texture is a really nice one though. Sigh.

    Oh, I also meant to say before that you are looking good and the gym work is paying off! It especially shows in that Windowpane Martie/Mermaid Tippi photo. Go, girl!!

  2. Tati
    February 9, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    Just received the Perfect Shirt with Eyelet detail, but in the Periwinkle/White eyelet combo that is offered online. Super pretty, but I need to exchange for a bigger size, as my usual perfect shirt size felt snug and pulled in the chest and armpits. (Strangely enough, the Regular in my usual size worked fine.)

    Already said my piece on the Ornate Floral. Thanks for the links to those secret JC items!! Both of those ball gown skirts look like so much fun! I can’t do Regular skirts that don’t come in Petite either. Womp womp.

    I’m always drawn to blue colors like those of those Lookout jeans, but IRL, I know I would look like a Smurf. H&M had a pair of jeans in this shade a few summers ago and this is where I made the Smurf discovery. No to Pitufos! 🙁 Such a pretty shade though. I don’t wear white jeans and mint seems too close in coloring/effect.

    Too bad about that tunic because it looks like it would go well with leggings. But that top does look very big!

    Oh, that’s too bad about that Windowpane top!! I like that pattern, though not crazy about the cut for me personally – they tend to make my broad shoulders resemble a curtain rod (complete with curtains). The sheerness issue is unacceptable and that drives me crazy about certain JC fabrics and prints. I don’t want to wear camis under tops in spring.

    I don’t wear OTS tops for the same reasons listed above, but that striped top is SOOOO cute and I particularly love the Yellow version. I really like this one on you and I also think you can go down a size so it’s a little more fitted in the body.
    I ordered two items from this recent rollout: the Ratti floral pencil skirt in Petite and the Eyelet Detail perfect shirt that I already mentioned. I really like the graphics and colors in that Ratti (& I’m generally not crazy about some of their prints), but the stupid RED splash falls in a really odd place and it makes me look as if I’ve had a menstrual mishap. WHO over at Ratti thought this was a good look for women??!! The splash on the back is even worse. My husband was alarmed. That fabric texture is a really nice one though. Sigh.

    Oh, I also meant to say before that you are looking good and the gym work is paying off! It especially shows in that Windowpane Martie/Mermaid Tippi photo. Go, girl!!